Yiddish Radio Project #7: Yiddish Crooner

Independent producer David Isay brings us the seventh installment of the Yiddish Radio Project, a 10-part series airing weekly on All Things Considered. Today we hear the story of Yiddish radio crooner Seymour Rexite. He started singing, mostly traditional Yiddish melodies, on the radio in the 1920s. But he started to diversify, translating popular tunes into Yiddish and becoming a Jewish radio sensation.

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