Various ‎– Music Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London’s East End 1920s To 1950s

JWM Records ‎– JWMCD001
CD, Album, Compilation


1 Max Bacon (3) Beigels 2:58
2 Johnny Franks and his Kosher Ragtimers Mahzel 2:39
3 Ambrose & His Orchestra Selection Of Hebrew Dances 3:07
4 Johnny Franks And His Kosher Ragtimers Wilhemina 3:01
5 Lew Stone & The Monseigneur Band A Brivella Der Mama 3:06
6 Baker And Willie With Orch. A Day In The Lane 2:32
7 Stanley Laudan Yiddisher Samba 1:37
8 Johnny Franks And His Kosher Ragtimers Tzena 2:27
9 Mendel & His Mishpoche Band A Kosher Fox-Trot Medley (Petticoat Lane) 2:55
10 Stanley Laudan Rock'n'Roll Kozatsky 1:50
11 Maurice Winnick & His Sweet Music Bei Mir Biste Schon 2:45
12 The Plaza Band Petticoat Lane 3:00
13 Rita Marlowe Why Be Angry Sweetheart 2:47
14 Oscar Grasso And His Intimate Music* Return To Me 3:12
15 Leo Fuld With Wardour Singers* Hebrew Chant 2:50
16 Chaim Towber & Johnny Franks Orchestra Whitechapel 2:58
17 Chaim Towber & Johnny Franks Orchestra Festival Of Britain 2:57
18 A. P. W. Simon And The Choir Of Carmel College Jews’ Temporary Shelter 75th Anniversary Appeal 3:59


A vibrant soundtrack to the Cockney Jewish experience, starting when the swinging hot dance bands were still all the rage, and the Yiddish language was spoken on the streets of Whitechapel, in London’s East End. Compiled by broadcaster and historian Alan Dein and Howard Williams.

CD housed in jewel case with 24 page full colour booklet with photos and sleeve-notes. Artwork by Will Bankhead. Final track exclusve to CD only.