Allan Sherman: American Parodist with Cary Ginell

FABulous Speaker Series

Allan Sherman: American Parodist with Cary Ginell

Everyone knows American parodist Allan Sherman’s “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh,” but in this presentation with Cary Ginell, we’ll hear stories about Sherman’s tumultuous career and Jewish-flavored parodies you might not have heard including “There Is Nothing Like a Lox” (from “South Passaic”), “Smog Gets In Your Eyes,” and “Seventy-Six Sol Cohens (at the Country Club)."

Ginell is a Grammy-nominated writer and author of 12 books on American music. After a 30-year career in radio, he has spent the last 20 years as a public speaker, talking about music in classrooms, at conferences and on cruise ships. He brings a lifelong passion for the recording industry to his work and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on his specialty, Western swing.

Ginell serves as president of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, an international organization of music scholars and world-renowned institutions. He holds a master’s degree in folklore from University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s in radio/TV/film from California State University, Northridge.

The Fifty and Better program (FAB) was designed to offer university-level courses (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for individuals 50 years of age and older in our community. When COVID-19 erupted and the first-ever offering of in-person courses had to be postponed indefinitely, we responded by moving the courses to a virtual (online) environment using Zoom. 

Cost for the two-hour lecture is $8.


Register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.

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Christina Tierney