Album titles we rejected:
Moxie • Streets of Gold • Freilachs and Holiday Songs of the Jewish Immigrants
Dedication that didn't make it into the liner notes:
"Dedicated to our grandparents, who had the good sense to leave Russia."
Sentence that Chris Strachwitz blue-penciled out of the liner
"The simplistic, schmaltzy stuff which passes today for Jewish music is little more than a ghost of the real thing; what Hitler didn't obliterate in the Old World got nose-jobbed to death in the New."
Tunes we recorded that didn't make it onto the album:
Elek Veled, Halok Veled • Kecskebeka Felmaszott a Fuzfara • Mayn Rue Plats • Baym Rebns Sude • Ikh Bin a Boarder Bay Mayn Vayb • Lomir Freylekh Zayn (Tarras) • Arcanul • Hopak/Kucheryava Katyerina • Nyet Nyet Nikavo/T'raneinu Sefosai
Who the album was almost credited to:
Laurie Chastain & The Klezmorim