Jack Gottlieb at the Library of Congress, via the web
Marvin Margoshes writes to the Jewish-Music list about the availability of Jack Gottlieb's lecture this past September on the web:
At www.loc.gov/locvideo/gottlieb, you can see and hear a talk at the Library of Congress by Jack Gottlieb, on September 20. He plays and sings examples of American music, Hebrew prayer melodies, and music from the Jewish theater, to illustrate his thesis that they are not coincidentally similar. It is easier to believe in the case of Irving Berlin's music than in the case of Gershwin's. but it is an interesting lecture. He wrote the book, "Funny, It Doesn’t Sound Jewish: How Yiddish Songs and Synagogue Melodies Influenced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood".
The link works well with a high-speed Internet connection. It may not work with a dial-up connection.