Radical Jewish Culture
Paul Shapiro :  Essen
Cat. # 8126
Released Jun 2008
cd time - 46:31
US Price $16.00
Schmeis! The newest CD from the madcap Yiddish sax maven Paul Shapiro (with The Ribs and Brisket Revue) is an over the top exploration of the cross roads of Yiddish Bop, Swing and comedy. Including covers of novelty songs originally recorded by Slim Gaillard and Cab Calloway as well as Yiddish classics popularized by Sophie Tucker and the Barton Brothers and some rockin’ originals, this is music for tanzen, zingen un lachen—all night long! Paul’s greatest recording to date is also his most outrageous and enjoyable.
Booker King: Bass
Tony Lewis: Drums
Brian Mitchell: Piano
Paul Shapiro: Sax, Clarinet, Vocals
Babi Floyd: Vocals
Cilla Owens: Vocals

Special Guests
Steven Bernstein: Trumpet, Vocals
Frank London: Trumpet, Vocals
Doug Wieselman: Clarinet, Vocals