Voyl iz der Mammen
Alexander Olshanetsky's Orkester
On old Yiddish klezmer music: and here I thought rappers made a lot of songs about their mothers.
Alexander Olshanetsky’s Orkester - “Voyl iz der Mammen” (1927, From Avenue A to the Great White Way)
Title even translates to “Mother is Good” which is wonderful in how straightforward it is. I’ve been catching up on my own beautifully goofy heritage with a lot of early 20th century Ashkenazi music recently, and it’s a good, weird time.
Is it just me, or does pretty much every culture (with, at most, maybe two exceptions) go, “Oh, well WE love our mothers! That’s OUR stereotype!”