“Where is the Village?” (Vi iz dus geseleh?)
A popular singer and group in the 60´s was Jay and The Americans. Jay Black (Real nameDavid Blatt)
was from an Orthodox Jewish background. His most famous song was Cara Mia. They had many top hits.
His voice had an operatic/cantorial quality.
He recorded a famous Yiddish song called Where is the Village?’ (Vi iz dus geseleh?) in 1966.
Jay adapted it into a version to demonstrate his feelings about the Holocaust. After a long
struggle with the record company, he convinced them to let him record it. While recording it
he worked with Artie Butler to help him with the arrangement. He added Chagall´s paintings to
provide sentimental visions of the Jewish villages in vivid colors.
Hope you enjoy this! The Chagall pictures are spectacular.
Originally from http://www.israpundit.com/archives/35463
April 22, 2011
Posted by Ted Belman @ 9:02pm