Actor/singer Rick Moranis retired from acting in the mid-1990's to care for his children after the death of his wife. Although no longer acting, Moranis kept his mind creative and has issued a couple of musical albums in those years. I haven't listened to his previous album, but his latest, "My Mother's Brisket" is a wonderful ode to all things Jewish.
I have to admit that I'm not particularly musical. I'm tone-deaf and can't carry a tune in a bucket. However, I can keep a beat, which makes this melange of musical genres - calypso, klezmer, rock, funk, etc - a wonderful and enjoyable treat. Do you have to be Jewish to listen to the songs and understand them? I think being an MOT makes the lyrics a bit more cogent, but, hell, Jewish themes are almost universal these days. Whether extolling his mother's brisket or confessing love for things not quite kosher, we can all identify with his songs.
Moranis brings a quirky genius to these songs. Each of his songs is like a great story in a collection short stories. They're all gems.