Funny, it doesn’t sound Jewish : how Yiddish songs and synagogue melodies influenced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood

Material Type: 
Books
Publisher: 
State University of New York in association with the Library of Congress
Place of Publication: 
Albany, New York
Year: 
2004
Country / Area: 
North America
Tradition: 
Ashkenazi
Description: 

An attempt to demonstrate the deep layers of "JM" embedded in the popular American song by analyzing a plethora of examples showing the presence of innuendos, motives, paraphrases or flat quotations of music deriving from "authentic" Jewish repertoires (mostly liturgucal).