The Jews Brothers Band - My Yiddish Swing (RRCD1005 )

My Yiddish Swing

This CD includes the track "Tchavolo Swing" featured on Joseph Herscher's machine video, The Page Turner.

Except for the traditional Bulgar, played with typical Jews Brothers panache, and their version of Tchavolo Swing from the film Latcho Drom, here with fun French lyrics by Linn Lorkin, this is an album of original music in the spirit of klezmer. They range from poignant ballads like Hobos and Matus Radzivilover (about a Jewish cantor) to the mad inventiveness of Thredbo, Thredbo with many visits to the territory of swing - and that is swing in the old 30s New York klezmer style, as only The Jews Brothers can play it! Add to that Hershal's inimitable multiple vocal and instrumental arrangements and his and Linn's distinctive voices and styles, plus Nigel Gavin's wild guitar and mandolin solos and you have a unique CD that many a JBB fan has worn out !  

1. My Yiddish Swing
2. She's My Girl
3. Hobos
4. Tchavolo Swing
5. In a Romanian Village Square
6. Thredbo, Thredbo
7. Eine Kleine Swingele Liedele
8. Matus Radzilover
9. Bulgar
10. The Oy-Veh Song
11. Mordechai (What a Guy!)
12. My Yiddish Swing: schtick mix

The Jews Brothers Band perfoming My Yiddish Swing live


Artist Profile

The Jews Brothers Band

This eclectic and eccentric five-piece from New Zealand always hits the stage in an explosion of energy and keeps up the pace throughout. It's exhilarating foot-stomping, hand-clapping repertoire, both original and traditional, features wild Eastern- European dance medleys, neo-40s New York swing, gypsy "hot club", schmaltzy waltzes and funky dance grooves.