Monday, November 27, 2006

Arts: Music: Various Artists, Jewface

Various Artists, Jewface
By Courtney Nichols
Not for the goy at heart, Jewface is a profoundly bizarre compilation of Yiddish-themed songs from the ‘30s and ‘40s. Tracks like “My Yiddisha Mammy” and “Under the Matzos Tree” leave you craving hot tongue on rye with a side of half-done pickles. Gargled jazz voices belt lyrics concerning shvitzing grandmothers and verklempt Max and Morris’s search for love in a shiksa world. At times, the songs are a bit archaic and redundant, yet from one Jew to the next, this album is definitely worth every gelt. Rating: Tsegait zich in moyl.

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