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The Chosen Music

Johnny Mathis is featured in
Johnny Mathis is featured in "Go Down Moses," part of the exhibit that focuses on African-American artists singing Jewish songs.

Jewish music goes way beyond traditional tunes like "Dreidel" and "Hava Nagila." What about Neil Diamond? Or Barry Manilow? Josh Kuhn is a USC professor and directs the school's Popular Music Project. He, along with the Idelsohn Society have compiled a massive collection of Jewish music that spans decades of recorded music. He stopped by to chat with KPCC's Alex Cohen about his upcoming exhibition of Jewish albums at the Skirball Museum.

Listen to Alex's story from All Things Considered here.