My Yiddishe Momme Cha-Cha (Frankie Ortega Trio) (1958)

cha cha

My friend Duke told me about this. I thought he was pulling my leg, but here it is, My Yiddishe Momme Cha-Cha. I’m finding nothing online about it. Anyone who knows music better than I do, please let me know what’s particularly “yiddish” about this cha-cha. Are they Hebrew or Arabic scales? An homage to his producers? Be that as it may, I like it a lot. It’s slinky. You can hear it here.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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