Johnny Mathis’ Jewish Covers Strike Chord for Idelsohn Society

August 19th, 2010 | admin | No Comments | Categories: Black Sabbath, Blog, Press

  • At a time when the relationship between African Americans and American Jews seems largely irrelevant to the national conversation, the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation is directing its gaze back at a different era. Not the early 1990s, when tensions between the two communities exploded into riots in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, but to the days more than 30 years prior, when blacks and Jews reached across the divide to embrace commonalities.

    It’s the driving force behind “Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations,” the society’s latest collection of music, available Sept. 14 as a compact disc and digital download. An exhibit of the same name, opening Aug. 26 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, will augment the album.

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