Can anyone on this list (Steven perhaps or Roger) tell me if they
know of the existence of a 78 recording by an African-American
singing duo called Johnnie & George? As legend has it Sammy Cahn was
attending a show at the Apollo
Theatre in 1937 and these guys sang "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" in
Yiddish! Apparently, the audience went completely nuts.
I am wondering if this version was ever recorded/released and if so
does anyone on this list have a line on obtaining it? I would of
course love an original but a CD copy would be great as well. I
learned of the performance from an interview with Henry Sapoznik of
the Yiddish Radio Project and he seemed to think it might actually
exist. Any help would be greatly appreciated.