Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The National Jukebox has more than Music!
Having invoked Yiddish in describing the experience of listening to Enrico Caruso and Nellie Melba on the new National Jukebox set up by the Library of Congress, I feel it fair to note that Yiddish itself is present on the Jukebox. it turns out that there is an "Ethnic spoken word" category that includes Yiddish. There are also songs with Yiddish texts. The first one I discovered was "De Yiddisha shimmy." It is worth a listen, even if you do not know Yiddish!