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Thread #105371   Message #2169814
Posted By: Bill Hahn//\\
12-Oct-07 - 03:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Yiddisha Eyes (Irving Berlin)
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: 'Yiddisha Eyes' by Irving Berlin 1910
You have to wonder about Irving Berlin---he wrote many Yiddish songs (some of which are on a wonderful album put out by Legacy) and then left that area entirely and we were regaled with White Christmas and much pop music in the mainstream American vein.

If you like the early Berlin (and others in that genre)I highly recommend the album "From Avenue A to THe Great White Way". I have played much of it on my Sunday Simcha program on WFDU (Sundays 10 AM ET). It is a 2 CD set with CD #2 reflecting the Great White Way and how the Yiddish stage music evolved into Broadway. It features the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, etc;

If you go to my website and when there click on the Playlists portion you can get an idea of some of the material played--historic and new.

Bill Hahn