The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’
Plus Mrs. God, and more
Lehman’s book tells of ‘Jewish songwriters, American songs’
A new CD claims to shine a light on a secret chapter in black-Jewish music history, but the secret is long out
“Part researched history, part clarifying criticism, and at times it becomes a phantasmagoria dreamscape.”
“a poet’s witty and ruminative examination of how Jewish songwriters…used outsider status to gain perspective in forging a canon of sophisticated, quintessentially American songs in the pre-rock era”
Rufus, Sting, Lou Reed, and a celebration of David Lehman’s Nextbook Press book
Lehman traces Jewish influence in American music
Jewish Songwriters, American Songs
Brian Wilson to put his singular spin on George Gershwin
An expert picks his top ten favorites from the Jewish-written American songbook
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