Eric Schmuckler

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Member Since: 8/16/2001
Total Mixes: 69
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Be True to Your Shul: Jews Who Rock

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Bob Dylan  All Along the Watchtower  buy on itunes
Leonard Cohen  Who By Fire  buy on itunes
Randy Newman  God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)  buy on itunes
Paul Simon  One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor  buy on itunes
Steely Dan  Don't Take Me Alive  buy on itunes
David Bromberg  Danger Man II  buy on itunes
Country Joe and the Fish  Love  buy on itunes
Norman Greenbaum with Dr. West's Medicine Show & Jug Band  How Lew Sin Ate  buy on itunes
Lovin' Spoonful  Bald Headed Lena  buy on itunes
Phil Ochs  Draft Dodger Rag  buy on itunes
Warren Zevon  Poor Poor Pitiful Me  buy on itunes
Billy Joel  Only the Good Die Young  buy on itunes
Neil Sedaka  Lonely Night (Angel Face)  buy on itunes
Neil Diamond  You Got to Me  buy on itunes
Gefilte Joe & the Fish  Walk on the Kosher Side  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Lou Reed  Dirty Blvd  buy on itunes
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers  Dodge Veg-O-Matic  buy on itunes
Richard Hell & the Voidoids  Betrayal Takes Two  buy on itunes
the Ramones  I'm Against It  buy on itunes
Elastica  Car Song  buy on itunes
Fountains of Wayne  Hey Julie  buy on itunes
Beck  The New Pollution  buy on itunes
Beastie Boys  Hey Ladies  buy on itunes
the Strangeloves  Night Time  buy on itunes
T. Rex  Mambo Sun  buy on itunes
J. Geils Band  Whammer Jammer  buy on itunes
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass  Casino Royale  buy on itunes
Serge Gainsbourg  Ford Mustang  buy on itunes
Sammy Davis Jr.  Too Close for Comfort  buy on itunes
Allan Sherman  Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max  buy on itunes

Comment:

Either a belated Hanukah present, or an early celebration of Christ's briss, a/k/a New Year's Day. A tribute to the rockin' members of the tribe (MOT). Definitions can be expansive -- after all, Elvis' great-great-grandmother was Jewish -- but I tried to stick with cases where the creative principal was a landsman, knocking out the likes of Bangle Susanna Hoffs and the Boss' Roy Bittan and Uncle Max. Also omitted are songwriters (Doc Pomus, Lieber & Stoller, et al), producers (Phil Spector) and businessmen (all of 'em). Kicked off by Madonna manager Guy Oseary's book 'Jews Who Rock,' but the last word clearly belongs to jewhoo.com. Apologies to Laura Nyro, Chris Stein, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan, Friedmans Kinky and Dean, Manfred Mann (ne Lubowitz), Leslie West, that trio of Jews with Blues (Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield), Peter Green, Perry Farrell, the Clash's Mick Jones, Slash (ne Saul Hudson), Sylvain Sylvain, Doug Fieger, Danny Elfman, Robbie Robertson, Jim Croce (converted), Geddy Lee, David Lee Roth, Jorma Kaukonen, Eric Carmen, Randy Kalifornia, Flo & Eddie, Jay & the Americans and the Young Rascals. No apologies to Gene Simmons, Lenny Kravitz, Carly Simon, Carol King, Adam Sandler and -- it's a shonda -- Michael Bolton and Barry Manilow. For the record:
Dylan: from Isaiah 21.
Cohen: from Yom Kippur liturgy.
Steely Dan: Fagen MOT, Becker not.
Country Joe: mom Jewish, as were most of the Fish.
Spoonful guitarist Zal (Zalman) Yanovsky sings lead and on 'electric gorgle'.
Zevon: dad Jewish, mom Mormon.
Sedaka: Sephardic family name Seduka.
Diamond: dubbed 'the Jewish Elvis'.
Lou Reed's dad changed name from Rabinowitz.
Richard Hell born Lester Meyers.
Joey Ramone born Jeffrey Hyman.
Elastica's Justine Frischmann's is daughter of Auschwitz survivor.
FoWayne frontman Adam Schlesinger.
Beck: maternal grandmother only, but identifies as Jewish.
Geils: Peter Wolf and harpist Magic Dick (Richard Salkowitz) featured here.
Alpert + composer Burt Bacharach.
Gainsbourg born Lucien Ginzberg.
Sammy Davis: most famous convert.

Feedback:

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DJ Quinn
Date: 12/26/2004
Great idea... but no 2 Live Jews? :)
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Instru Mental
Date: 12/26/2004
Love the notes. Mix is pretty cool, too. Looks like you've done your homework.
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antbabe
Date: 12/27/2004
Very nice and those are quite a few interesting facts that you have there...
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 12/27/2004
One of the most interesting themes I've seen here. Very enlightening.
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Dom1
Date: 12/27/2004
Good Mix...
More Jews
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valis
Date: 12/27/2004
Full-on beautiful Eric.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 12/27/2004
Lovely and very, very well-done.
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Jenergy
Date: 12/27/2004
Very nice; makes me proud to be on myself. L'Chaim!
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Isobel
Date: 12/28/2004
Love!!!
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Salman1
Date: 12/28/2004
Very cool mix.
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gobi
Date: 12/28/2004
Well, I never knew that! Clever.
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SwissArmyRomance
Date: 12/29/2004
wait.....serge gainsbourg was jewish?!??! ::didnt know that::....love this nonetheless.
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the greenberg show
Date: 1/3/2005
Mazel Tov! Being a Jewboy, it makes me swell with pride to see someone on AOTM representing The Tribe.
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Nest of Vipers
Date: 1/4/2005
Very cool indeed!
(For more jewish goodness check out Dom1, he did a series of mixes on the theme.)
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Nest of Vipers
Date: 1/4/2005
...next time I'll read the other comments first; I see Dom's already pointed you to his mixes.
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SwankQueen
Date: 1/22/2006
This is like a Manischewitz buzz!
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blasikin
Date: 1/7/2007
Brilliant. your mixes will be missed, sorry we never got to trade.

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