Sholem Stein  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search
 Sholem Stein says to be governed is ...   Image: detail of Sistine Chapel fresco Creation of the Sun and Moon by Michelangelo
Enlarge
Sholem Stein says to be governed is ...
Image: detail of Sistine Chapel fresco Creation of the Sun and Moon by Michelangelo

Related e

Google
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Wiki Commons
Wikisource
YouTube
Shop


Featured:
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Enlarge
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Sholem Stein (born August 28, 1938 in New York City) is a fictional scholar.

First incarnation

Sholem Stein is the name of a fictional character and mystification created by American radio hosts Henry Jacobs and Woody Leafer for their radio show Music and Folklore dedicated to world music.

Henry Jacobs often brought experts in certain ethnic music onto the show to provide background information. When no experts were available, he would not infrequently fake it - most notably in the case of "Sholem Stein", a putative Hebrew musicologist who claimed that calypso music had deep Rabbinical meanings.

He was possibly voiced by Lenny Bruce.

See also




Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Sholem Stein" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools