Although the Judaica Sound Archives does not collect or preserve video materials we LOVE watching some of the wonderful clips on YouTube. Supporters and friends of the JSA often send us links to film clips that they think we will enjoy. Here are some of our favorites. What are yours?
The following YouTube videos indicate that you don’t have to be Jewish to love Jewish music…..
Connie Francis released this album of Jewish songs in 1960. She talks about how much Jewish music has meant to her in this video. Click here. (3 min.)
If you haven’t heard Tom Jones singing My Yiddishe Momma you are in for a treat. Click here. (2 min, 33 sec.)
Charles Aznavour also sings My Yiddishe Momma. He not only makes this rendition totally his own he also makes it powerful and totally unique. I love this recording. Click here. (6 min, 32 sec.)
We all love Julie Andrews. Did you ever wonder what it would be like if she sang at a Jewish wedding? Well, now you know! Click here. (4 min., 24 sec.)
Prof. Josh Kun discusses the meaning and importance of Hava Negila. Leonard Nimoy, Irving Fields, Harry Bellafonte and many others add their talents. Click here. (9 min.)
Sophie Tucker sings her iconic rendition of My Yiddishe Momma in this clip. Click here. (7 min., 9 sec.)
Think you’ve heard it all? Here is a new perspectives on some old Jewish music.
Meshugga Beach Party performs Sholem Aleichem like you have never heard it before. Click here. (2 min., 12 sec.)