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  • Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band (YouTube (licensed by The Orchard Music (on behalf of Traditional Crossroads), 2011-06-08)
    A piece from the eponymous "Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band" album. Click on the link above to access the recording on YouTube.
  • Haskell, Richard (The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2016-02-05)
    "The Flying Bulgars is a folk band renowned for its presentation of Klezmer-inspired music. Originally known as The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, the group was founded in Toronto in 1987 by composer/trumpeter David Buchbinder." ...
  • Barenaked Ladies (AOMCMUSIC1; YouTube, 2016-12-21)
    A YouTube recording of the Barenaked Ladies performing a song about Hanukkah, including the meaning of the Hanukkah lights, and the singing of the Hanukkah blessings. Click on the link above to listen to the performance.
  • Gordon, Dave (Jewish Virtual Library, 2005)
    An article about Steven Page, the lead singer in the Canadian rock group, the Barenaked Ladies. Click on the link to read the article.
  • Spektor, Regina (YouTube, 2013-07-09)
    The theme song for the series "Orange is the New Black." Click on the link above to access.
  • Spektor, Regina (YouTube, 2009-10-08)
    A song interpreted in many different ways. Click on the link above to access the YouTube video.
  • Wiseman, Eva (The Guardian, 2016-11-13)
    "Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has been the odd one out ever since she moved from Moscow to New York as a child. As she releases her new album, she tells Eva Wiseman why antisemitism was the making of her." Click on ...
  • The Barry Sisters (YouTube (from The Greatest Yiddish Hits of The Barry Sisters, 2012-02-06)
    From the allbum "The World Of The Barry Sisters: Memorable Jewish Melodies." Click on the link above to access this rendition of perhaps the most covered of Jewish songs.
  • Berger, Joseph (The New York Times, 2014-11-30)
    A biographical history of the Barry Sisters, with an emphasis on Claire Barry, the older of the two, on the occasion of her death. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Barry Sisters (TouTube, 2009-03-21)
    A traditional Jewish song performed by the Barry Sisters, from their album "The World Of The Barry Sisters: Memorable Jewish Melodies" (1964). Click on the link above to access the YouTube recording.
  • Freedman, Debbie (YouTube, 2011-02-05)
    A Jewish prayer for the sick set to music and performed by Debbie Friedman. Click on the link above to access the YouTube video.
  • Fox, Margalit (The Nwe York Times, 2011-01-11)
    "Debbie Friedman, a singer and songwriter whose work — which married traditional Jewish texts to contemporary folk-infused melodies — is credited with helping give ancient liturgy broad appeal to late-20th-century worshipers." ...
  • Goldberg, JJ; Ochs, Phil (The Forward, 2016-04-10)
    An essay on Phil Ochs, one of the iconic protest folksinger and writers of the 1960s. The essay incorporates Phil Ochs' performances of some of his most well-known songs. Click on the link above to access.
  • Yaffe, David (Tablet, 2012-10-16)
    "The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos." One of a very few articles which gives some cultural background about the enigmatic band. Click on the link above to access.
  • Barone, Joshua; Woolfe, Zachary (New York Times, 2018-08-23)
    A New York Times article recommending notable recordings of Leonard Bernstein's works, written in honor of his 100th birthday, August 25, 2018. The musical links are to Spotify recordings. If you are not a subscriber to ...
  • Stoller, Mike; Samuels, David (Tablet, 2016-09-19)
    "Mike Stoller, of the powerhouse songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller, talks about cultural appropriation, writing for Elvis, and the idea of the ‘soundtrack of our lives.’" Click on the link above to access the interview.
  • Leiber, Jerry; Stoller, Mike; Fricke, David (Originally published in April 19, 1990 issue of Rolling Stone.Published online in rollingstone.com in August 22, 2011, 2011-08-22)
    A Rolling Stone interview with one of the most important songwriting teams in the history of American popular music. Click on the link above to access the interview.
  • Library of Congress (Library of Congress, 2018)
    A biography of Leonard Bernstein—“composer, conductor, teacher and writer”—by the Library of Congress. Click on the link above to access it.
  • Bernstein, Leonard; Sondheim, Stephen (YouTube, 2008)
    From the 1961 film version of West Side Story (music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim), the song "America" sung by Rita Moreno. Click on the link above to access.
  • The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc. (The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., 2018)
    A web site on the life and works of Leonard Bernstein, the famous composer, conductor and social activist. Click on the link below to access the web site

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