Jewish Blues

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Jewish Blues
WBAI And NPR Playhouse
Original Broadcast Date
Arthur Miller, Eric Sears, Tim Jerome, Joe Frank
Telephone, Live, Panel Discussion 1 hour
Preceded by: The Eighty Yard Run
Followed by: A Call In The Night

"Well I visited Bellevue once, and ah, I saw him..."

"Jewish Blues" is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series WBAI And NPR Playhouse. It was originally broadcast in 1978.


Sequence from a live WBAI call in show with a studio panel: sound effects calls, someone asks for directions, aggressive women, a texan describes star wars, the constitution. Interview with a Jewish blues guitarist, broken with scenes from his life. The origin of the blues in Jewish mythology, the unleavened 5th and 7th. The singer looks for work in night clubs. His son converts to Christianity. He tells his wife about it. He goes to a rabbi who has lost his faith. He gets a job working in a nightclub frequented by rowdy, cynical religious leaders.

Interesting Facts

The converted son clip is used in Reprise.



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External Links

WBAI and NPR Playhouse

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