Black music legends visit the Jewish songbook on ‘Black Sabbath’ compilation
Johnny Mathis croons Yom Kippur songs, Temptations groove out on “Fiddler on the Roof”. . .
INTERPLAY OF JEWISH CULTURE AND BLACK MUSIC CHRONICLED ON ‘BLACK SABBATH: THE SECRET MUSICAL HISTORY OF BLACK-JEWISH RELATIONS ‘
CD compilation with deluxe booklet to be released by the Idelsohn Society on September 14; features Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Scott, Cannonball Adderly, Nina Simone, the Temptations and more
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Black Sabbath: The Secret History of Black-Jewish Relations is the first CD compilation to showcase legendary African-American artists covering Jewish songs. Focusing on the 1930s through the 1960s, it uses popular music to shed light on the historical, political, spiritual, economic, and cultural connections between African Americans and Jewish Americans. Featuring Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, and many others, Black Sabbath explores the myriad ways that Jews and African-Americans have coalesced and clashed, struggled against each other and struggled alongside each other. This is the soundtrack to a rarely told American story. The CD, produced by the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation <<a href=”http://www.idelsohnsociety.com”>“>http://www.idelsohnsociety.com>;.
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