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Tenement Songs: The Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants
by Mark Slobin
University of Illinois Press, 1982
Cloth: 978-0-252-00893-1 | Paper: 978-0-252-06562-0
Library of Congress Classification ML3776.S6 1982
Dewey Decimal Classification 784.50089924

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants brought a rich heritage of musical expression to the United States. On Manhattan's Lower East Side, a thriving Yiddish theater scene developed, and a new, distinctly Jewish American songcraft began to emerge. Mark Slobin's ethnographic study of the music and culture of the time traces the development of Yiddish popular song in America, delving into melodies, sheet music, and printers' iconography to bring alive a time and place that, while almost forgotten, still exercises an enormous effect on American popular culture.

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