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Nudie Cohn, Glittery Jewish Tailor to Elvis and the Grand Ole Opry

By On May 4, 2017

Something interesting started happening, fashion-wise, among America’s country music stars of the ‘60s and ‘70s. It seemed anyone who took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry—from Hank Williams to Gram Parsons—was… Read More

The Jewish Songwriters Behind Elvis’s Jewish Hit Machine
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The Jewish Songwriters Behind the Elvis Presley Hit Machine

By On April 30, 2015

Like Rodgers and Hammerstein before them, Leiber and Stoller were a songwriting duo to the stars. Jerome Leiber and Mike Stoller, both born in 1933 to Jewish families in Baltimore and Long… Read More

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Elvis in Jerusalem

By On October 8, 2010

“Dancing in a Dangerous World”–the new album from the band Moshav–is a wild hybrid of two radically different types of music, American and Israeli. Middle Eastern dance-rock rhythms run up against country-rock guitar… Read More