Announcing Our 2012 Album Release

October 9th, 2012 | admin | No Comments | Categories: Twas the Night Before Hanukkah

  • The Idelsohn Society is proud to announce our latest release: ‘Twas the Night Before Hanukkah: The Musical Battle Beween Christmas and the Festival of Lights.

    This TWO DISC set is the first-ever history of the duel role of Hanukkah and Christmas music in the 20th century. It’s a musical songbook highlighting both rare and iconic holiday music across both faiths. The 34-tracks feature songs written and performed by Woody Guthrie, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, Dinah Shore, The Klezmatics, Don McLean, Sammy Davis Jr., Mickey Katz, Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt, and many more.

    The album features our usual extensive liner notes, plus essays from noted critic Greil Marcus and George Washington University historian Jenna Weissman Joselit.

    The album comes out November 13- just in time to be placed under the Hanukkah Tree.

    Check back for the full track list and information on how to pre-order.

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