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Today I learned.....
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 18, 2022 08:55PM
...that Herb Alpert is Jewish. His father was a tailor and mandolin player.
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 18, 2022 09:14PM
So was the Levy family that saved Jefferson's Monticello from destruction-Twice

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New documentary film ‘The Levys of Monticello’ shows how uncle and nephew fought antisemitism to rescue Monticello from ruin and preserve it for future generations to enjoy
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 18, 2022 09:33PM
And he’s worth around $800 million.
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 18, 2022 09:38PM
Tijuana brass must be a VERY valuable metal..... smiley-music039



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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 19, 2022 08:34AM
Huh. I did not know that.

Wikipedia adds that his parents were immigrants to the US from Romania and Ukraine (prolly USSR at the time).

Also, that Alpert co-founded A+M records (with a guy named Jerry Moss, thus “A+M”)

Personal tidbit: as a teen, I found this album cover strangely umm…compelling, y’know?

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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 19, 2022 09:19AM
I love learning stuff! Let's make this a weekly topic!



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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: DavidS
Date: February 19, 2022 10:24AM
I'm not sure if I formally was told this, but I always assumed he was Jewish.

Interesting story about Monticello. The documentary is currently being streamed at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. I believe my parents bought a subscription, so I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 19, 2022 11:50AM
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Interesting story about Monticello. The documentary is currently being streamed at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. I believe my parents bought a subscription, so I'll have to check it out.

Do a google search for 'monticello levy family'. There are lots of informative entries and articles going back decades.
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Numo
Date: February 19, 2022 01:06PM
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pdq
Huh. I did not know that.

Wikipedia adds that his parents were immigrants to the US from Romania and Ukraine (prolly USSR at the time).

Also, that Alpert co-founded A+M records (with a guy named Jerry Moss, thus “A+M”)

Personal tidbit: as a teen, I found this album cover strangely umm…compelling, y’know?


As a 10-11 year old boy, I studied this cover intensely. I also loved the music!
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 19, 2022 02:31PM
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 19, 2022 02:32PM
Imitation-Flattery, etc.

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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 19, 2022 03:24PM
Tijuana brass must be a VERY valuable metal.....

::mic dropped::



Personal tidbit: as a teen, I found this album cover strangely umm…compelling, y’know?

As did I, as a post-teen.




I'm not sure if I formally was told this, but I always assumed he was Jewish.


Hm.

I never had reason to consider an artist's religion or lack of, and thinking back, have no memory of anything that would make me think he's Jewish.

I knew that bit about A&M, but that's the sum total of any knowledge outside of his music.






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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: hal
Date: February 19, 2022 04:57PM
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RAMd®d
I never had reason to consider an artist's religion or lack of...

I have no interest at all. It's none of my business. AFAIC that's personal and private. Talking about "that guys' religion" has always made me uncomfortable.
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: February 19, 2022 05:23PM
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 20, 2022 07:56AM
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hal
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RAMd®d
I never had reason to consider an artist's religion or lack of...

I have no interest at all. It's none of my business. AFAIC that's personal and private. Talking about "that guys' religion" has always made me uncomfortable.

That seems about right to me. If someone's bona fides become paramount before reading positions or arguments, it would seem they've already lost any perspective needed to weigh the arguments in any rational way.

Not that that's ever stopped me from from jumping to irrational conclusions...

...but that wuz them, not me!
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 20, 2022 12:02PM
His wife was the lead singer for Sergio Mendez and Brasil ‘66.
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 21, 2022 03:27AM
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hal
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RAMd®d
I never had reason to consider an artist's religion or lack of...

I have no interest at all. It's none of my business. AFAIC that's personal and private. Talking about "that guys' religion" has always made me uncomfortable.

It's a pride thing. Sort of like St Patrick's Day only with more Nobel Prizes.
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Re: Today I learned.....
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: February 21, 2022 02:33PM
I also liked this version.

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