December 10, 2006 - Knoxville News Sentinel Co.

(Wayne) Bledsoe: Holiday CDs: the highs & the Lohans

December 10, 2006 - Knoxville News Sentinel Co.

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Pachabel's Canon & Other Jewish Hits," Tennessee Schmaltz

"OK, this is not really a Hanukkah album, but Pachabel's Canon is not a Jewish song either. Hanukkah is a good time to listen to klezmer music of any kind, and this is klezmer of every kind - filtered through East Tennessee. Amid the Yiddish are nods to Appalachia ("Rollin' in My Sweet Bubbe's Arms"?). The entire disc is fun, and "Manny's Nigun," by keyboard player Manny Herz, is simply gorgeous."