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New York and the International Sound of Latin Music, 1940-1990$
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Benjamin Lapidus

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496831286

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496831286.001.0001

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“Where’s Barry?”

“Where’s Barry?”

Another Look at Jews and Latin Music in New York City

(p.231) Chapter 6 “Where’s Barry?”
New York and the International Sound of Latin Music, 1940-1990

Benjamin Lapidus

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter analyzes the understudied, multidimensional relationship of New York Jews with Latin music. Jewish engagement with Latin music took place throughout New York beyond the Palladium Ballroom, and the chapter presents the dance announcements in New York newspapers from 1947 to 1961 in order to show the extent of activities. It also details the historical depth of Jewish New Yorkers' involvement in Spanish Caribbean music by examining performance venues and events beyond the Catskills as well as the specific contributions of Eydie Gormé, Abbe Lane, Barry Rogers, and the dancer Ira Goldwasser. Ultimately, the chapter explores Jewish self-representations in Latin music and portrayals of Jews by non-Jews in Latin music. While there have been Jewish performers of Latin music throughout the Americas, Jewish New Yorkers' ongoing and nuanced relationship to Latin music has been unique and distinct.

Keywords:   Latin music, Jewish New Yorkers, Spanish Caribbean music, Jewish self-representation, Abbe Lane, Eydie Gormé, Barry Rogers, Ira Goldwasser

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