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You Don't Have to Be Jewish/When You're in Love the Whole World Is Jewish - CD


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You Don't Have to Be Jewish/When You're in Love the Whole World Is Jewish - CD

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE JEWISH recorded live at Fine Recording Studios, New York on June 14, 1965. Originally released on Kapp (5503) in August 1965. WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE THE WHOLE WORLD IS JEWISH recorded live at Columbia Recording Studios, New York on January 24, 1966. Originally released on Kapp (5506) in March 1966. The '60s were a golden age for recorded comedy, and while most of the leading comics of the day made LPs of their standup routines, a number of the most popular humor albums of the day were studio creations that took a more ambitious approach. Bob Booker, one of the creators of The First Family (the wildly successful record which poked gentle fun at John F. Kennedy), specialized in albums which featured scripted routines performed in the studio by a handful of voice actors, with a live audience adding their approval of the material. After The First Family fell into a cultural black hole following JFK's assassination, Booker's greatest success came with 1965's You Don't Have to Be Jewish, in which a handful of superb comic actors (among them Lou Jacobi and Jack Gilford) performed sketches adapted from classic Jewish humor. The album was a major success, and a year later Booker and his partner George Foster released a follow-up, When You're in Love, The Whole World Is Jewish; after years out of print, Jewish Music Group has reissued the two albums on a single CD. By Booker and Foster's admission, many of the gags on these albums were quite old long before these recordings were made, and the passage of time hasn't buffed off any of the tarnish; chances are good you'll know the punch lines to these jokes before the cast gets around to reciting them. At the same time, some of the more original routines on these albums have dated even worse, in particular the James Bond parody on You Don't Have to Be Jewish and the neo-Allan Sherman take-offs on When You're in Love. But the skill of the cast (especially Jacobi, who is in superb form throughout) breathes life into even the oldest routines, and forty years on these albums are hilarious documents of Catskills-style Jewish humor that are increasingly hard to come by. Fans of classic comedy will enjoy this disc, though those with a lowered tolerance for Nagging Mother jokes should consider themselves warned. ~ Mark Deming RULE NUMBER ONE, "You Don't Have To Be Jewish" to enjoy this legendary CD!Producer Bob Booker isn't a Jew, but most of the cast on this classic 1960's reissue are, but please remember, "You Don't Have To Be Jewish!"Before American discovered The Beatles, Booker masterminded the biggest phenomenon of the recording industry in the early 60's, a pair of First Family albums gently tweaking President John F. Kennedy.In it's first week of release in 1965, "You Don't Have To Be Jewish" vaulted into the Billboard Top 10 Album Chart ant #9, earned a Gold record and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album!Collectors have been paying as much as $200.00 for the oop CD on both eBay and Amazon.com.Now you can get both classic albums on one CD! Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot and Ken Perry. Includes liner notes by Kevin Phinney.

Track Listings:

1. A Call From Long Island - Arlene Golonka
2. Home From The Office - Lou Jacobi
3. The Reading Of The Will - Jack Gilford
4. The Diamond - Arlene Golonka
5. Quickies: A) The Astronaut B) The School - Jack Gilford
6. The Jury - Frank Gallop
7. The Presidents - Jack Gilford
8. The Cocktail Party - Frank Gallop
9. Final Discussion - Lou Jacobi
10. More Quickies: A) Cry For Help B:) Panic - Frank Gallop
11. The Convicts - Jack Gilford
12. The Housewarming - Jack Gilford
13. The Luncheon - Arlene Golonka
14. Still More Quickies A) The Storm B) The Newspaper Reporter C) The Home Remedy - Jack Gilford
15. Conversation In The Hotel Lobby - Lou Jacobi
16. The Agony And The Ecstacy - Arlene Golonka
17. My Son, The Captain - Lou Jacobi
18. Secret Agent, James Bondstein - Jack Gilford
19. Enough Already With The Quickies: A) Dinner B) The Elevator C) Classified Ad, Israeli Style - Jackie Kannon
20. Goldstein - Jack Gilford
21. Would You Believe It? - Phil Leeds
22. The Hobby - Phil Leeds
23. My Husband, The Monster - Bob McFadden
24. The Ballad Of Irving - Frank Gallop
25. The Shoe Repair Shop - Frank Gallop
26. Divorce, Kosher Style - Frank Gallop
27. Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea - Lou Jacobi
28. Things Might Have Been Different - Frank Gallop
29. A Call Form Greenwich Village - Betty Walker
30. The Great Bank Robbery - Phil Leeds
31. Discussion In The Airplane - Phil Leeds
32. Miami Beach - Phil Leeds
33. Schtick: A) The Traveler B) The Panhandler C) The Cemetary - Frank Gallop
34. The Kidnapping - Lou Jacobi
35. The Bar Mitzvah - Phil Leeds
36. When You're In Love With World Is Jewish - Lou Jacobi

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