Living in America is about the American Jewish experience.
You will hear Yiddish songs recorded in the early 20th century expressing a Jewish immigrant perspective on New York, Coney Island and other things distinctly “American .”
Special highlights include:
- The voices of Molly Picon, Seymour Rexite, Aaron Lebedeff, Cantor Liebele Waldman, and many others.
- Al Jolson singing the WWI song “Tell That to the Marines”.
- Irving Berlin’s contribution to American Ragtime, “Ragtime Fiddle” sung in Yiddish.
- Read the JSA Blog for more information about the songs in this compilation.