Days of Awe: An Idelsohn Society Holiday Mixtape
The Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation is proud to present our High Holidays 2010 mixtape, full of songs about atonement and amends, from The Electric Prunes to Johnny Mathis. It’s our way of wishing you and yours a happy new year full of love, health, and music.
We are starting off this New Year with the release of “Black Sabbath” on September 14th, 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.
An exhibit of the same name is at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Visit the CJM’s website for more info: https://bit.ly/dcHoQy
You can also download our free “Black Sabbath” app from the iTunes store here: https://bit.ly/cynI96