Amy Winehouse mulling album of 'cool' Hanukkah hits, producer says
Mark Ronson tells Rolling Stone magazine that British Jewish singer already has a song called 'Kosher Kisses.'
Amy Winehouse could be the next British Jewish songstress to enter the mid-winter holiday spirit, with a collection of Hanukkah tunes.
Winehouse's producer, Mark Ronson, told Rolling Stone magazine this week that the two had discussed an album of Hanukkah and Christmas songs.
"We're talking about making a holiday record, with Christmas songs on one side and Hanukkah songs on the other," Ronson told Rolling Stone.
"She's got songs called, like, Kosher Kisses and Alone Under the Mistletoe."
According to Ronson, the idea came as the two were bemoaning the lack of "cool" Jewish songs for Hanukkah.
"She was kind of f**king around, but I was like, 'You have all these amazing records to play for Christmas, like Motown and Carla Thomas and the Charlie Brown Christmas, and unfortunately, us Jews have nothing that cool to listen to. So we should do something," Ronson told the magazine.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of the success by London-based Lauren Rose, whose recent cover of the traditional Jewish song "Hava Nagila" had some betting pundits giving odds on her winning the coveted Christmas No. 1 spot.