Great Jewish Music: Marc Bolan

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Great Jewish Music: Marc Bolan
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released September 15, 1998
Recorded April 1998 - June 1998
Genre Avant-Garde
Label Tzadik Records
Producer Danny Cohen
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/4 stars[2]

Great Jewish Music: Marc Bolan is a tribute album featuring the music of English singer/songwriter Marc Bolan of the band T.Rex. Produced by Danny Cohen,[3] it was released on John Zorn's label Tzadik Records in 1998 as part of their series on "Radical Jewish Culture", following similar prior tributes to Burt Bacharach and Serge Gainsbourg.[4]

After covering the song "Would I Be the One?" on this album, Sean Lennon recorded a different version and included that version on his 2006 album Friendly Fire. Lennon said that he did this because he liked his arrangement of the 1998 version, but was unhappy about the quality of the recording, since it was recorded on a four-track recorder due to Zorn's limited album budget of $400 or $500.[5]

Fantômas's cover of "Chariot Choogle" for this album was the first official release by that band.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Children of the Revolution" - Arto Lindsay and Marc Ribot - 2:41
  2. "Telegram Sam" - Rebecca Moore - 4:27
  3. "Get It On" - Kramer - 3:49
  4. "Buick MacKane" - Melvins - 3:07
  5. "Groove a Little" - Medeski Martin & Wood - 4:13
  6. "Cosmic Dancer" - Lo Galluccio - 4:47
  7. "Chariot Choogle" - Mike Patton and Fantômas - 1:51
  8. "Ride a White Swan" - Tall Dwarfs - 3:05
  9. "Rip Off" - Chris Cochrane - 3:40
  10. "Deboraarobed" - Gary Lucas - 2:44
  11. "Mambo Sun" - Eszter Balint - 3:51
  12. "Jeepster" - Vernon Reid - 4:33
  13. "Lunacy's Back" - Danny Cohen - 2:45
  14. "Life's A Gas" - Elysian Fields - 4:11
  15. "Would I Be the One?" - Sean Lennon and Yuka Honda - 3:36
  16. "Love Charm" - Cake Like - 2:48
  17. "Scenescof" - Trey Spruance - 1:41
  18. "20th Century Boy" - Buckethead - 7:24
  19. "Romany Soup" - Lloyd Cole - 3:55

Personnel[edit]

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Proefrock, Stacia. "Great Jewish Music: Marc Bolan - Various Artists". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  2. ^ Hernandez, Raoul (January 4, 1999). "Music: Tribute Records - Great Jewish Music: Marc Bolan". The Austin Chronicle. 
  3. ^ Silke, Tudor (January 10, 2001). "House of Tudor - Danny Cohen; Laughing Squid's Fifth Anniversary Celebration". SF Weekly. 
  4. ^ Kun, Josh (October 8–15, 1998). "New Jews". The Boston Phoenix. 
  5. ^ Parish, Matt (May 2007). "Taking Friendly Fire with Sean Lennon". The Music Box 14 (5). 
  6. ^ Foster, Patrick (April 12, 2005). "Fantomas: April Is Their Coolest Month". The Washington Post. p. C08.