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ARTIST
TITLE
Bagels and Bongos
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RSR 001CD RSR 001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/16/2006

"Irving Fields, the man known as 'Fabulous Fingers,' is a living legend of cross-cultural cocktail music whose career spans Tin Pan Alley, jazz, classical, and the Latin crazes of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. Fields is best known for his ingenious and trailblazing hybrids of Jewish and Latin music, the gem being Bagels And Bongos, a 1959 cult classic manifesto for American Jews with mambo on the brain. The story of Bagels And Bongos is a musical listening excursion of immigrant hustlers with bongos on the brain, a story of music fiends tuned into ethnic radio and finding Spanish and Yiddish fading into each other, a story of the classic American criss-cross culture swap. Bagels and Bongos follows a simple formula. Take the most recognizable Jewish melodies and match them to their tempo-appropriate Latin rhythm."