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Re: Great Jewish Rock Stars

Where in LA are the Kabalas performing?

--Larry Mayer
  KUSC Radio
  Los Angeles

> Date sent:      Tue, 20 May 1997 13:51:55 -0700 (PDT)
> Send reply to:  jewish-music (at) shamash(dot)org
> From:           Anthony Joaquin Souza <ajs19 (at) csufresno(dot)edu>
> To:             "World music from a Jewish slant." <jewish-music (at) 
> shamash(dot)org>
> Subject:        Re: Great Jewish Rock Stars
> Originally to:  "World music from a Jewish slant." <jewish-music (at) 
> shamash(dot)org>

>     Does anyone have the scoop on Dick Dale?  Personally I don't think
> that he's Jewish, but he has recordings of Miserlou (which I've heard in
> Yiddish, Greek, and Armenian; so the history of the song is sketchy) and
> Hava Nagila.  
>     P.S. Althongh Leonard Cohen is not an observant Jew he has a
> number of songs that may be classified as "Jewish ."  i.e. The Story of
> Isaac, The Partisan, The Butcher, If it be Your Will, Hallelujah, and
> perhaps The Lost Canadian, which is a distant relative to the anti-Semetic
> lore of the Wandering Jew. He applies much poetic license to his work, 
> but retains threads of Jewish history in his songs.  I've heard that
> Cohen's paternal grandfather was the chief Rabbi of Montreal.
>     P.P.S. This weekend (24-25 May) the Kabalas will perform in Los
> Angeles.  They are a great band, a sort of They Might Be Giants meets
> Naftali Brandwein.  I strongly recomend this concert.
> Anthony Souza
> President, Hillel
> California State University, Fresno
> (209) 432-1770
> 5739 N. Cedar #202
> Fresno, CA 93710

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