April 15, 2009
The Best of The Barry Sisters
Once known as the Bagelman Sisters, Clara and Minnie Bagelman were best known professionally as The Barry Sisters. They are originally from the Bronx, New York, and occupied an important space in a relatively obscure musical genre: Yiddish jazz. That's right, these ladies took swingin' jazz/lounge songs (as well as jazz-ified non-jazz songs), translated them into Yiddish, and sang them with some seriously sweet sisterly harmony. This, like the last post on this blog, was one of those "accidental" finds, but I'm so happy I spent the $2 or whatever it was to get this. It's a great listen!