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Tenement Songs

The Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants
Awards and Recognition:

Winner of an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, 1983.

"An excellent addition to . . . ethnomusicological studies of nontraditional music in America."
-- Choice

"A well-deserved look at the musical world of immigrant Jews, who, in finding and creating an expressive medium for self-identity, helped shape and give life to American popular culture."
-- Ethnomusicology

"Employing the tools of the ethnomusicologist and the social historian, Slobin has produced an important and highly readable account of the formation and function of a little-studied aspect of American popular culture."
-- Journal of American Studies

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