I received a review copy of "And You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Our Vinyl" by Roger Bennett and Josh Kun. The book's description probably won't get anyone too excited (unless they're already excited about Jewish music) - - it's an overview of Jewish music in the 20th Century. But the book features hundreds of album covers, ranging from the famous to the obscure to the absurd, and sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words. For example, the book's cover, which you can see above, is the cover of one of Sol Zim's many albums. Zim describes himself as a "gladiator on stage . . . I look and act just like Tom Jones."
Here's a few more, difficult to believe, lp covers featured in the book:
You'll have to buy the book if you want to see what the cover of "Some Like It Yiddish" looks like.
Here's the book's official site, which features photos and videos. You can listen to samples from a few of the albums here.
"And You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Our Vinyl" would make an outstanding gift for anyone who loves music or art, and comes out just in time for Hanukah. It's currently 34% off at Amazon. And if you plan on giving the book as gift, pair it with a copy of the album Sexy Stories With A Yiddisha Flavor.