Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Supposed to be Beautiful, But...: The Klezmatics and "Mermaid's Avenue"

Woody Guthrie, a great American songwriter and performer, wrote the lyrics to today's random song. The lyrics never had music to go with it until The Klezmatics came along. Based in New York City and formed in 1986, The Klezmatics are a Grammy award winning group klezmer group that mixes older Yiddish tunes with contemporary styles of music. They have also recorded songs in Aramaic and Bavarian. This song, Mermaid's Avenue, is from their album titled Wonder Wheel (2006).

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