Kahn, Daniel & The Painted Bird / Butcher's Share, The
Album: Butcher's Share, The   Collection:World
Artist:Kahn, Daniel & The Painted Bird   Added:Jan 2019
Label:Oriente Musik  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-01-22 Pull Date: 2019-03-26 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 24 Mar 17 Feb 24 Feb 3
Airplays: 3 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 23, 2020: Melange
The Ballad Of How The Jews Got To Europe
4. Mar 20, 2019: Emergency Crew (sub for Stace)
Arbeter Froyen
2. Mar 23, 2019: the Acupuncture Hour
The Butcher's Sher
5. Mar 15, 2019: KZSU Time Traveler's Token Brit Assistant
The Butcher's Sher
3. Mar 21, 2019: Hanging in the Bone Yard
The Butcher's Sher
6. Mar 12, 2019: That's Not Bluegrass
The Ballad Of How The Jews Got To Europe

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2019-01-17
Berlin-based, Detroit-born Daniel Kahn brings klezmer into the 21st century with echoes of Kurt Weill and centuries of Yiddish-tinged social protest; powerful fiery lyrics and musical virtuosity to back it up; lessons for our own time from the past; beautiful earthy Yiddish lyrics with translations

NO FCC's: Favorite tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

1-- Shimke Khazar –:28 – passionate Yiddish intro

*2—The Butcher's Sher – 4:59 – pointed and descriptive English lyrics; brisk beat, great accordion, etc.

*3—Freedom is a verb –3:21 – current events and American militarism pitted against the ideology of freedom in the klezmer idiom

*4—Arbeter Froyen-- Working Women –3:22 – Yiddish and English lyrics for a traditional organizing song celebrating the role of women; powerful waltz rhythm

*5—Sheyres Hora –2:00 – vivid and poetic song in both Yiddish and English for the survivors of the Holocaust

*6 –The Ballad of How The Jews Got to Europe -3:10 –centuries of dark history in a powerful nutshell; English and Yiddish interwoven with verses; powerful words and music

7—Children in the Woods –2:02 – dark song about the remains of Jewish children who went into hiding

**8 – Shtil Di Nakht Iz Oysgeshternt – amazing version of anthem about the Jewish partisans who fought the Nazis – Yiddish and English-- updated with wailing harmonica

9 –99%--Nayn-Un-Nayntsik –5:30 –warning to the economic one percent in Yiddish and English

10—Tzivkever Nign –2:58 – down tempo instrumental with accordion, trumpet, guitar, clarinet

11- No one Survives –3:00 – message reminiscent of the Fugs' song “Nothing” but more poetic and much more musical; all English

12-- Two Brothers –5:36 – Isaac and Ishmael reminisce about their father Abraham/Ibrahim as they bury him; from a different POV than Leonard Cohen's or Bob Dylan's treatment of the same material

13—Avrom Ovinu Sharft Dos Meser—3:25 – “Abraham The Patriarch Sharpens the Knife –3:25 –Yiddish version from Sarah's point of view

Track Listing
1. Shimke Khazar   7. Children In The Woods
2. The Butcher's Sher   8. Shtil Di Nakht Iz Oysgeshternt
3. Freedom Is A Verb   9. 99%--Nayn-Un-Nayntsik
4. Arbeter Froyen   10. Tzivkever Nign
5. Sheyres Hora   11. No One Survives
6. The Ballad Of How The Jews Got To Europe   12. Two Brothers
  13. Avrom Ovinu Sharft Dos Meser