Yid Vicious | Dollars To Doinas

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Dollars To Doinas

by Yid Vicious

Yid Vicious' fourth album includes a bracing mix of old and new, as well as some things that may SEEM new at first, but on closer examination turn out to be, if not exactly old, not new enough to be considered as such in a strict sense. And vice-versa.
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1. Odessa Bulgar
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2. The Bearded Honga
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3. The Breathless Terk
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4. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
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5. Szarvaszo Stomp
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6. 21st Century Tangar
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7. El Zopilote Mojado
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8. Vicious Grrrlz
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9. Toska Waltz
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10. Sha! Stihl!
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11. Hogar the Horable
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12. Invertita No. 702
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13. Serfing On the Dead Sea
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14. Di Zilberne Chassene
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Yid Vicious was formed in 1995 in Madison, WI in order to ameliorate the woeful dearth of klezmer in America's otherwise pleasant heartland. Klezmer is Yiddish folk music, music for dancing and celebrating, and no band has caused more dancing and celebrating than Yid Vicious. Except Kool and the Gang, when they had that hit single about celebrating good times, come on; that caused lots of celebrating. But Yid Vicious is next, right after Kool and the Gang.

Indoors and out, at weddings, at Bat AND Bar Mitzvahs, on flatbed trucks, in ramshackle bars and luxurious ballrooms, on high festival stages and on bare sod, we've often driven crowds into flurries of freylekh-fueled dancing fury. And that's just warming up, yo.

Although our repertoire is drawn mainly from traditional secular Yiddish music, we strive to infuse the music with our collective aesthetic and experience. Rather than replicate a particular time and place, we celebrate the long-standing tradition of klezmorim incorporating new musical ideas into an organic and ever-evolving art form. Chew on THAT, Kool and the Gang!

All told, there are seven members of Yid Vicious, our musical arsenal consisting of clarinets, saxophones, fiddle, horn, vocals, guitar, accordion, tuba, drums and sometimes theremin. Yid Vicious, ever hungry for attention, is available for weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, anarchist picnics, seances, boat shows, clam bakes, lumberjack competitions, corporate downsizings, highland games and other events.

Yid Vicious' fourth CD, Dollars to Doinas, finds the band stretching the boundaries of traditional old world Yiddish dance music to embrace a bewildering array of musical styles including tango, mariachi and surf guitar. Highlights include two guest appearances by local chanteuse Anna Purnell of Reptile Palace Orchestra, and original compositions by Yid Vicious drummer Geoff Brady.


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pjs

Dollars to Doinas
This is joyful, toe-tapping music. After hearing the group live a couple of months ago, I had to get a recording of this unique klezmer style. As I listen I can still see the band parading around stage and through the aisles. My daughter, a sixth-grader with two years of violin experience, was intitially skeptical about listening, but it took only one time and now this CD is high on her playlist.

claire brantley

Yid Vicious Shoots and Scores
This is a great CD with personality and wit and imagination. The playing is all great; especially love the tuba player David Spies -- he's clearly a gifted artist. But everybody is really good -- the entire recording is just terrific fun.

bbb

Dollars to Doinas
I'm not well versed in Klezmer music but this is a fun CD. It makes me think of a jewish party, not a funeral or religious event, just the kids out in the garage having fun. Messing around with mom and dad's music but loosening it up an making it theirs.