scott gerber | songs of a jewish cowboy

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songs of a jewish cowboy

by scott gerber

For 25 years, Scott has been playing guitar and singing both yiddish folk songs and cowboy songs.
Genre: Folk: Political
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1. Hulyt Kinderlach (Children Raising a Ruckus)
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4:27 album only
2. Dona Dona
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5:53 album only
3. Di Grine Kuzine (The Greenhorn Cousin)
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4:01 album only
4. Birobidjan Lullaby
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5:14 album only
5. Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
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4:32 album only
6. Blubes (Potatoes)
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1:45 album only
7. Mayn Rue Plats (Resting Place)
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5:55 album only
8. Hey Zhankoye
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5:03 album only
9. Joe Hill
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2:33 album only
10. Partizaner Lid (Partisan Song)
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5:15 album only
11. Bin Ich Mir a Shnayderl (I'm a Little Tailor)
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3:00 album only
12. Dad's Song
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3:57 album only
13. Tum Balalayka
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4:48 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Scott gerber, known as the "jewish cowboy" has been herding and caring for cattle in sonoma, california for the past 25 years. As well, for 25 years, Scott has been playing guitar and singing both yiddish folk songs and cowboy songs. In 2002, an 18 minute documentary about Scott was produced by Bonnie Burt and has been since shown at Jewish film festivals around the country. Scott often accompanies the film and sings live to the audiences. This is Scott's very first c.d. which features both traditional yiddish songs about working people and familiar social justice songs by Woodie Guthrie and Earl Robinson. According to the Petaluma Argus Courier Newspaper, "Songs of a Jewish Cowboy" is unique.


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Bobby Lee

The Real Deal
There are few artists in this world who are as true to themselves as Scott Gerber. If you like folk music at all, you'll love this CD.

Svetlana

The best Jewish COWBOY
I am the First to say, I loved this CD. Its a Great thing to listen to Scott sing theese songs, I Have known Scott since I was 6 yrs,old I am now 16. I have always been a fan of scott and he has only gotten better at what he does. He takes pride in his music and it really shows. Great Cd, If you dont already have it please go BUY IT!!! You wont regret it.

Sandra L Cohen

I've listened to this CD incessantly since I got it. I LOVE IT!
This is a very unique CD--encompassing yiddish and english in the same song, so one knows what the song is about. These are clearly traditional and some non-traditional for an enjoyable mix. The quality of the sound is excellent and the artwork is delightful. The only thing I would have liked/enjoyed are the words in the album jacket. For me, that would have really added an extra dimension. Meanwhile, I'm trying to learn the words by listening to the yiddish, but since I don't speak yiddish, it's a bit of a challenge.