Did you know that Yipsele Hochberg wrote the lyrics to "Home on the Range?" Hymen Arluck composed the music for "Stormy Weather"? Izzy Baline wrote "Easter Parade," Schmuel Cohen wrote "Three Coins in the Fountain," and Yakov Gershowitz wrote "Rhapsody in Blue"?
The American names taken by these songwriters and much more is revealed in NAOMI MILLER'S tribute to the immigrants and children of immigrants whose early experiences with the Yiddish Theater and with America gave shape to their music, resulting in what has become known as the "American Popular Songbook."
Naomi's music is also shaped by her early experiences as an immigrant to America. Born after the War in a Displaced Person's Camp in Germany, she arrived in the United States speaking only Yiddish, just as many of the early Jewish American songwriters.
Researched, written and narrated by director, Harvey Miller, "Amerike Hurrah" is a funny and soul stirring story set to wonderful music.