"Oy to the World - a Klezmer Christmas" by The Klezmonauts on iTunes

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4.8 out of 5

25 Ratings

One of the funniest Christmas recordings ever


I found this recording a few years ago in an after-Christmas sale (I can get it for you wholesale!) and I have worn it out every Christmas since then. Arranged and played by some of Chicago's ace studio musicians, OY TO THE WORLD takes familiar carols and plays them like a slightly twisted Jewish Klezmer wedding band. Other tunes and styles make brief cameo appearances that are always good for a laugh. You'll be amazed at how the most familiar carol tunes sound when transposed into minor mode with a wailing clarinet and a fiddler fresh off the roof. (The fiddler, incidentally, is Arnie Roth, who played on most of the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CDs.) It's all done with such good musicianship, and obvious relish, that it all seems very natural and not at all offensive to those (like me) who really love these songs. Bring a little "OY" into your holiday this year.

This is JUST what you need for a Hanukkah dinner with some Non jewish guests present...IT GREAT!!


Classic...it's the holiday album of our times.

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