By popular demand, this CD features the contrasting Jewish styles of Max Bacon and Julian Rose. Max Bacon started as the drummer with Ambrose's Orchestra, but later went on to become a comedian. Julian Rose is famous for his depiction of Levinsky at the Wedding which is included here in its entirely. As a bonus, seven tracks taken from his earlier career in American Vaudeville are included, these being from cylinder recordings of the 1900s. (Note: these bonus tracks are not electrical recordings but are earlier acoustic recordings included for historic interest)
To complete the picture and aid understanding, Sam Levenson gives us a lesson in basic Yiddish.
Max Bacon: Gershwin Lockshan-Soup Jack Beigels Barmitzvah boy Shmoul, Pick up the Kishke Buy my little Ten-a-Penny Pills I can get it for you wholesale Even a Crooner must eat Pancho's Widow Holtz Myer and Cohen I must see Annie tonight Little Red Hooding Ride William T-Hell Sam Levenson: Basic Yiddish Julian Rose: Levinsky at the Wedding (Parts 1 to 4) Becky Ginsberg's Wedding Levinsky's Jubilee Julian Rose Bonus Tracks (Acoustically Recorded Parodies) Rip Wan Winkle was a Lucky Man In the Good Old Summer Time When the Boys go marching by Go 'way back and sit down Ain't dat a shame? In the shade of the old Apple Tree Then I'd be Satisfied with Life