new release of Sophie Tucker recordings
From Alex Lubet and Marvin Margoshes on the Jewish-Music list last week:
Big article on Tucker in yesterday's NY Times. This is the centennial of her recording debut and there's a cd re-release of her earliest sessions that was highly praised. The article is great, too.
A Century Later, She’s Still Red Hot, by Jody Rosen, Aug 28, 2009
You can find out more about Sophie Tucker on the Jewish Women's Archive, or see her live as part of the JWA film, Making Trouble, now available for home purchase. (Disclaimer: I am an employee of JWA and pretty damn proud of it because of materials like these. ari)