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SF Contemporary Jewish Museum Celebrates Black and Jewish Music

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum is exploring the collaboration between Jewish and black musicians from the 1930s to 1960s. While Jewish songwriters and publishers brought blues and jazz to the mainstream, black artists such as Johnny Mathis and Aretha Franklin also recorded traditional Jewish songs.

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Johnny Mathis sings Kol Nidre



The Idelsohn Society interview with Mathis on the recording.



Learn more:

NPR on the Black Sabbath project
Contemporary Jewish Museum information

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