The Song Is Not The Same by Josh Kun
Josh Kun profiles the dynamic relationship between musicians, Jewish Americans, and the world of popular music.
This is volume 8 of the annual publication, The Jewish Role in American Life, produced by the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life at the University of Southern California. Essays include: "Cohen Owes Me Ninety-Seven Dollars, and other Tales from the Jewish Sheet-Music Trade" (Jody Rosen); “Ovoutie Slanguage is Absolutely Kosher: Yiddish in Scat-Singing, Jazz Jargon, and Black Music” (Jonathan Z. S. Pollack); "'If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends': Belle Barth, Pearl Williams, and the Space of the Risqué" (Josh Kun); "The Anxiety of Jewish Influence in the Music of Bob Dylan" (David Kaufman); "Jazz Liturgy, Yiddishe Blues, Cantorial Death Metal, and Free Klez: Musical Hybridity in Radical Jewish Culture" (Jeff Janeczco).
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About the Artist
Josh Kun is a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and at the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is the director of the Popular Music Project at The Norman Lear Center and the author and editor of books about popular music, the U.S.-Mexico border and Los Angeles. He is a proud member of The Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation and the Reboot Network.