Janet Klein clearly loves traditional jazz, reveling in the off-color stories as much as the blue notes. And her take on Jewish vaudeville songs is spot on. Klein, in a 2006 interview by Jazz Not Jazz explains it like this...
"...I was fairly disconnected and discontented with contemporary culture and retreated to my dad’s painting studio where he had a great record collection and a nice bohemian atmosphere. I was more comfortable around my parents, grandparents and great aunts than with other kids my own age. They told me great stories about New York in the 1930s-50s and about their experiences in the “Old Country”, i.e. Poland."Here are two of Klein's Jewish pieces. Fabulous.
Janet Klein sings, "Cohen Owes Me Ninety-Seven Dollars"
For more info and to pick up one of her six albums, check Klein's website.
Hat tip to the Klezmershack mailing list for pointing me to Klein.