“Black Sabbath” is the first compilation ever to showcase legendary African-American artists covering Jewish songs. Focusing on the 1930s through the 1960s, it uses popular music to shed light on the historical, political, spiritual, economic, and cultural connections between African-Americans and Jewish-Americans. Featuring Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, and many others, Black Sabbath explores the myriad ways that Jews and African-Americans have coalesced and clashed, struggled against each other and struggled alongside each other. This is the soundtrack to a rarely told American story.
Full track listing: My Yiddishe Momme (Billie Holiday), Utt Da Zay (Cab Calloway), That Old Black Magic (Johnny Hartman), Baby Baby (Libby Holman & Josh White), Ich Hob Dich Tzufil Lieba (Alberta Hunter), Sholem (Eartha Kitt), Where Can I Go? (Marlena Shaw), Exodus (Jimmy Scott), Sabbath Prayer (Cannonball Adderley), Swanee (Aretha Franklin), Now! (Lena Horne), Dunkin Bagels (Slim Gaillard), Eretz Zavat Chalav (Nina Simone), Fiddler on the Roof Medley (The Temptations) and Kol Nidre (Johnny Mathis)