Music: Recent submissions

  • Friedman, Gabe (Jewish Teelgraphic Agency (JTA), 2016-10-31)
    This article remembers the singer/songwriter Steve Goodman, who died of leukemia at the age of 36 in 1984. Goodman, a lifelong Chicago Cubs, fan, did not live to see his team win the World Series in 2016 for the first time ...
  • Betts, Stephen L. (Rolling Stone Magazine, 2019-05-24)
    An article about folksinger, Steve Goodman. The article discusses Goodman's work, and what the author describes as his "perspicacious songwriting, which he injected with a deft sense of humor and keen observations about ...
  • Fong-Torres, Ben (Rolling Stone, 1976-09-23)
    A biographical portrait from the 1970s of Neil Diamond, a successful and influential songwriter and performer whose career has extended into the 2020s. Click on the link above to access this article brimming with the ...
  • Rothstein, Robert A. (Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    A brief biography and summary of Martha Schlamme's notable career. Born in Vienna, she came to the United States in 1948, She is known for helping to "popularize Yiddish and international folk songs" and for her interpretations ...
  • East-West 
    The Butterfield Blues Band (starring Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar) (YouTube (originally Elektra records), 1966)
    Some of Michael Bloomfield's most inspired guitar playing. "Starting with the second section Michael played lead on a series of sections where he explored different modes, or scales, some of which were suggestive of Indian ...
  • Lazarus, Ben (Tablet, 2016-08-30)
    The article is a biographical summary of "Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero" by Ed Ward which "explores the influential and tragic life of the underappreciated riff master" who played on Bob ...
  • Carmichael, Rodney (The Record: Music News From NPR, 2018-05-07)
    "The former rap mogul and current head of music at YouTube on #MeToo (sort of), Migos and his mortality." Click on the link above to access this article.
  • Cohen, Rich (Rolling Stone, 2001-06-21)
    "How the Israeli-raised president of Island Def Jam Records became one of the most important men in hip-hop, and why he may now become one of the most important men in rock & roll." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Milken Archive (Miken Archive, 2020)
    The "Milken Archive was founded in 1990 to document, preserve, and disseminate the vast body of music that pertains to the American Jewish experience. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, the Milken Archive has become the ...
  • Mann, Herbie (2014-07-30)
    Recorded at the the Village Gate club circa 1961. The whole album as made available on YouTube. Click on the link above to listen.
  • Keepnews, Peter (The New York Times, 2003-07-03)
    A biographical obituary of the Jewish American musician who made the flute into a jazz instrument. Click on the above to access the article.
  • Blair, Elizabeth (National Public Radio, Inc., 2012-09-05)
    "The man behind "Strange Fruit" is New York City's Abel Meeropol, and he really has two stories." Click on the link above to find out more.
  • Goodman, Benny (YouTube, 2006-01-29)
    "Benny Goodman Orchestra "Sing, Sing, Sing" featuring Gene Krupa - Drums, Harry James-Trumpet, from "Hollywood Hotel" film (1937)." Click on the link above to access the performance.
  • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 2019-07-04)
    A biography of the great Jazz musician, Benny Goodman by the editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Cohen, Leonard (YouTube, 2006-08-29)
    Based on the prayer “U’Netaneh Tokef,” recited at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Leonard Cohen created the poem and song "Who By Fire." In this performance he is accompanied by the great saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Click ...
  • 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.

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