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'Jewface' and Jody Rosen

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'Jewface' and Jody Rosen

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'Jewface' and Jody Rosen

'Jewface' and Jody Rosen

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Journalist Jody Rosen has put together an album called Jewface. It's the first anthology of Jewish minstrel songs. Tracks include "Cohen Owes Me 97 Dollars," "I'm a Yiddish Cowboy" and other long-lost hits from the vaudeville stage of the early 20th century. Rosen is the music critic for Slate.com and also writes for The Nation. He's the author of the book White Christmas: The Story of an American Song.

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