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Title: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 20, 2015, 10:50:34 PM
I think it's about time to start a thread in which Jewish music fans can turn to for all info that pertains to the Jewish Music (herein JM) industry, and to voice their opinions about everything JM. There's a thread for Music Videos ( http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12202.msg1011279#msg1011279 ) and a thread for Sheet Music ( http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25484.msg1051954#msg1051954 ) but nothing for just random "What do you hold about the fact that Yochi Briskman put Hastura and Hishbati on his new Relax CD?". And so I created this thread. I know that many JM fans turn to Twitter and other social media outlets for their hock, but DDF is really an ideal lounge to have such discussions.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on May 20, 2015, 10:54:09 PM
I've haven't bought a CD for the past year if I were to go into a judaica store and pick up 5 CDs which give should I take?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 20, 2015, 10:54:20 PM
Four new CDs came out today: 1. Yochi Briskman Relax 3 with Boruch Levine and Simcha Leiner.  2. Motty Illowitz.  3. Moshe Mendelwitz Nostalgia.  4. Eli Beer.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 20, 2015, 10:55:24 PM
I've haven't bought a CD for the past year if I were to go into a judaica store and pick up 5 CDs which give should I take?
Give me an example of a CD that you really enjoyed and I'll try to suggest something. There are tons of styles of CDs.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on May 20, 2015, 10:58:34 PM
Give me an example of a CD that you really enjoyed and I'll try to suggest something. There are tons of styles of CDs.
The last 2 CDs that I bought and really enjoyed were Benny Friedman's shabbos CD and the rechnitz CD (just realized it was less than a year ago when I bought my last CD)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Adam101 on May 20, 2015, 11:02:09 PM
Four new CDs came out today: 1. Yochi Briskman Relax 3 with Boruch Levine and Simcha Leiner.  2. Motty Illowitz.  3. Moshe Mendelwitz Nostalgia.  4. Eli Beer.
Whoa.  Eli beer came out today?  I thought next week
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 20, 2015, 11:02:54 PM
The second track on Motti Illowitz's CD is a very interesting (Hartzig) song. It a story of a girl who's mother was blind, and she was extremely embarrassed to ever be seen with her mother. She never invited friends to her house, and she cried to her mother not to go to PTA. Eventually she got married and moved far away from her mother. At the end of the song, the mother writes her a letter telling her that really it was the girl who was born blind, but the mother didn't want her daughter to suffer so she gave her away her eyes! (I don't know if that's medically possible, but in songs anything is possible).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 20, 2015, 11:07:49 PM
Eli Beer's CD is already on the shelves in Lakewood's Judaica Plaza.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: tzifanya54 on May 20, 2015, 11:11:33 PM
Slightly off topic but I brought galpaz gift cards during SBS one year, never used them and now they are closed, and the cards don't work online.. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 20, 2015, 11:11:39 PM
There's nothing recent that resembles Rechnitz's CD, but Benny Friedman maybe. If you like Benny's voice, get his new CD "Kol Hanishama Sheli". If you like mixes, there are about 5 mixes that came out recently, most recently Project Relax 3.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on May 20, 2015, 11:46:31 PM
Not trying to ruin people's parnassah but there are many wonderful cd's which you can listen to on spotify even new ones like for example rechnitz is there as is Eli marcus.  (Apparently they are getting paid royalties unlike from groovesharkk which just got shut down.)
 I bought the new project relax today with a gc from sbs.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on May 21, 2015, 05:49:40 AM

The second track on Motti Illowitz's CD is a very interesting (Hartzig) song. It a story of a girl who's mother was blind, and she was extremely embarrassed to ever be seen with her mother. She never invited friends to her house, and she cried to her mother not to go to PTA. Eventually she got married and moved far away from her mother. At the end of the song, the mother writes her a letter telling her that really it was the girl who was born blind, but the mother didn't want her daughter to suffer so she gave her away her eyes! (I don't know if that's medically possible, but in songs anything is possible).
It's an old story with a couple the man gave his eye sight to her and when she was able to see she left him...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 21, 2015, 06:49:11 AM
Four new CDs came out today: 1. Yochi Briskman Relax 3 with Boruch Levine and Simcha Leiner.  2. Motty Illowitz.  3. Moshe Mendelwitz Nostalgia.  4. Eli Beer.
There was another CD today I believe it's called "Oires" a new singer I don't remember his name.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 21, 2015, 08:55:08 AM


"What do you hold about the fact that Yochi Briskman put Hastura and Hishbati on his new Relax CD?"

There is nothing to it, why wouldn't he?
They are 2 popular sings so why bot throw it into the mix.
I would rather discuss why Shwekey thinks he has has a chance without Yochi!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on May 21, 2015, 09:47:42 AM
Just got Dovid lowy CD on iTunes. Nice. Like Ari goldwag style
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on May 21, 2015, 10:52:47 AM
Does anyone watch הקול הבא?
Do you know what happened to the fact that the next stage was supposed to begin on ל״ג בעומר ?
 I have enjoyed it but found the judging to be very inconsistent
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2015, 11:00:57 AM
There was another CD today I believe it's called "Oires" a new singer I don't remember his name.
It's from Yisroel Adler. I didn't see it in Lakewood yet.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 21, 2015, 11:04:08 AM
It's from Yisroel Adler. I didn't see it in Lakewood yet.
It was supposed to be out yesterday.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2015, 11:11:29 AM

There is nothing to it, why wouldn't he?
They are two song that have been featured on countless CDs and are already coming out of everyone's most peoples ears. He also put on other songs that are almost as overused, like El Hanar Hazeh and Keser. Yochi usually mixes in beautiful songs that no one heard of to spice it up. This time it's one predictable song after another. (I happen to really like the singing and the arrangements, but I was disappointed by the song selection.)

I would rather discuss why Shwekey thinks he has has a chance without Yochi!
I'm so curious to see who's going to produce his concert and his next album. Will he do it himself, in which case everyone will be surprised if it's not a dismal failure. Will he go to Schnitzler, Fadida, or Yossi Green? I'm holding my breath to find out.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2015, 11:14:07 AM
It was supposed to be out yesterday.
Mostly Music already has it for sale online (not pre-order). I just didn't see it in Lakewood. Many times Lakewood gets it a day or two after Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on May 21, 2015, 11:21:04 AM


I would rather discuss why Shwekey thinks he has has a chance without Yochi!
I guess I missed it what's the story between shweky and briskman?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 21, 2015, 12:38:29 PM


I'm so curious to see who's going to produce his concert and his next album. Will he do it himself, in which case everyone will be surprised if it's not a dismal failure. Will he go to Schnitzler, Fadida, or Yossi Green? I'm holding my breath to find out.
Supposedly they are still working together just not on contract.
He's due for a CD or major concert as it has been more than a year a half since "Kolot" (btw solid CD imo) usually that's his timetable,  so I guess we'll just have to sit tight.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Lou Bob on May 21, 2015, 02:08:31 PM
I just picked up Shlomo Katz Cd- Likrat Shabbat
Love it!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2015, 02:38:05 PM
I guess I missed it what's the story between shweky and briskman?
Yochi Briskman was Shwekey's producer since his first CD (back in 2001). It is well known that Briskman was a lot more than a producer to Shwekey, more like a puppet master. He coached Shwekey completely, and built the image that Shwekey now has. It is therefore interesting to see if Shwekey can survive after his recent break off with Briskman.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2015, 02:40:35 PM
Supposedly they are still working together just not on contract.
It doesn't seem like it. It seems like there is some sort of argument going on. I even heard that HASC 28 (which is a Shwekey/Briskman concert) will not be released on CD/DVD because of a controversy over the rights.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 21, 2015, 08:42:46 PM
It doesn't seem like it. It seems like there is some sort of argument going on. I even heard that HASC 28 (which is a Shwekey/Briskman concert) will not be released on CD/DVD because of a controversy over the rights.
Oh wow! That I didn't hear of.
My sources say Shwekey wanted a bigger cut (it's my understanding that Yochi took more than 50%) and Yochi said go right ahead and try it out see if you can get more.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: elikay on May 21, 2015, 08:53:41 PM
I have a few hundred dollars in Prime Music credits. What should I get..
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2015, 09:07:54 PM
I have a few hundred dollars in Prime Music credits. What should I get..
Every Person has a different taste in music. If you describe what type of music you like and which singers you enjoy, it'll be much easier to make a recommendation.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2015, 09:18:45 PM
Does anyone watch הקול הבא?
Do you know what happened to the fact that the next stage was supposed to begin on ל״ג בעומר ?
 I have enjoyed it but found the judging to be very inconsistent
I heard that it's continuing next Motzei Shabbos (week after Shavuos).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 21, 2015, 09:21:34 PM
I never had success finding recent Jewish CDs on prime ? Do they actually have any ?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on May 21, 2015, 10:40:44 PM
Nachas was on Jroot tonight. New CD on Tuesday. 7 brand new songs and 7 old ones remixed
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on May 21, 2015, 11:54:04 PM
I heard that it's continuing next Motzei Shabbos (week after Shavuos).
Did people actually get to vote?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: bingit on May 22, 2015, 12:53:08 AM
any of the new cds that came out today are on iTunes? I have a few amex credits....
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 22, 2015, 09:47:25 AM
Nachas was on Jroot tonight. New CD on Tuesday. 7 brand new songs and 7 old ones remixed
I remember a few years back when Nachas promised that he'll never charge money for music. lol.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on May 22, 2015, 10:01:34 AM
It doesn't seem like it. It seems like there is some sort of argument going on. I even heard that HASC 28 (which is a Shwekey/Briskman concert) will not be released on CD/DVD because of a controversy over the rights.
not true. i heard first hand from one of the concert coordinators that they will not be releasing it due to some issues with the concert hall and the union
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 22, 2015, 10:05:47 AM
not true. i heard first hand from one of the concert coordinators that they will not be releasing it due to some issues with the concert hall and the union
Interesting. When I heard that they're not releasing it because of the Shwekey/Briskman controversy, it struck me as strange that they had the rights and not HASC themselves. I guess this makes a lot more sense.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 22, 2015, 10:11:03 AM
any of the new cds that came out today are on iTunes? I have a few amex credits....

I don't have iTunes to check, but Choni Grunblatt is coming out with a CD in about a week that will be on iTunes (Preview:
)

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 22, 2015, 10:12:21 AM
Motti Illowitz has a song on his CD which, in my opinion, is an exact copy of Ve'afilu Be'hastura. (sigh.) Track 6, titled B'chol Tzar. It has many parallels (the same exact message, the same vibe, the arrangements, the guitar background, it starts in Yiddish and then goes to Hebrew, etc.) It has potential to make it big, though I honestly hope it doesn't make it as big as Hastura. That song is coming out of my ears!  :-\
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 22, 2015, 10:26:02 AM
Motti Illowitz has a song on his CD which, in my opinion, is an exact copy of Ve'afilu Be'hastura. (sigh.) Track 6, titled B'chol Tzar. It has many parallels (the same exact message, the same vibe, the arrangements, the guitar background, it starts in Yiddish and then goes to Hebrew, etc.) It has potential to make it big, though I honestly hope it doesn't make it as big as Hastura. That song is coming out of my ears!  :-\
Lol
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 26, 2015, 10:18:32 AM
There's a beautiful "Kad Yasvun" that came out a year ago on Chaim Yisroel's CD "Sipur Chayai". I'm not a fan of Chaim Yisroel, but I'm blown away by this song. I believe that it is of the caliber that it could be sung in every house on Shavuos, alongside the traditional one and Benny Friedman's. I searched for a link to download just this song, but I couldn't find one. If you have the CD, take it out and listen well to Kad Yasvun. It's WOW!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 26, 2015, 10:30:04 AM
There's a beautiful "Kad Yasvun" that came out a year ago on Chaim Yisroel's CD "Sipur Chayai". I'm not a fan of Chaim Yisroel, but I'm blown away by this song. I believe that it is of the caliber that it could be sung in every house on Shavuos, alongside the traditional one and Benny Friedman's. I searched for a link to download just this song, but I couldn't find one. If you have the CD, take it out and listen well to Kad Yasvun. It's WOW!
As you said, I'm also not too much of a fan either of Chaim Yisroel therfore I don't know which CD you are referring to, but I know a "kad yasvin" from Chaim Yisroel so I assume it's this one. And your absolutely right it's beyond gorgeous the song really brings out the words, something I'm used to only by the king Mordechai.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 26, 2015, 10:32:41 AM
There's a beautiful "Kad Yasvun" that came out a year ago on Chaim Yisroel's CD "Sipur Chayai". I'm not a fan of Chaim Yisroel, but I'm blown away by this song. I believe that it is of the caliber that it could be sung in every house on Shavuos, alongside the traditional one and Benny Friedman's. I searched for a link to download just this song, but I couldn't find one. If you have the CD, take it out and listen well to Kad Yasvun. It's WOW!
This us a real gorgeous rendition of the song by Shmueli ungar the guy is really good.
Shmueli Ungar & Yedidim Choir - Chazi (Chaim Yisr…: https://youtu.be/ldDNNjrdS6A
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: kracked dude on May 26, 2015, 12:02:20 PM
This us a real gorgeous rendition of the song by Shmueli ungar the guy is really good.
Shmueli Ungar & Yedidim Choir - Chazi
Wow beautiful.  He's definitely a favorite 'round these parts
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 26, 2015, 12:15:37 PM
Wow beautiful.  He's definitely a favorite 'round these parts
His sis is a ddfer.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: MissL on May 26, 2015, 02:51:35 PM
There's a beautiful "Kad Yasvun" that came out a year ago on Chaim Yisroel's CD "Sipur Chayai". I'm not a fan of Chaim Yisroel, but I'm blown away by this song. I believe that it is of the caliber that it could be sung in every house on Shavuos, alongside the traditional one and Benny Friedman's. I searched for a link to download just this song, but I couldn't find one. If you have the CD, take it out and listen well to Kad Yasvun. It's WOW!
I downloaded just this song on Itunes. It's a dollar and change.  I got hooked after listening to Shmueli Ungar's version. Love this song!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: avrumy22 on May 26, 2015, 03:10:46 PM
Yochi Briskman was Shwekey's producer since his first CD (back in 2001). It is well known that Briskman was a lot more than a producer to Shwekey, more like a puppet master. He coached Shwekey completely, and built the image that Shwekey now has. It is therefore interesting to see if Shwekey can survive after his recent break off with Briskman.

or will he go the way or gabay and lipa.... sigh. hope he stays relevant.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 26, 2015, 03:25:06 PM
or will he go the way or gabay and lipa.... sigh. hope he stays relevant.
I don't think Gabay ever had too much of a future. At least I could have told you right away that this is where he's gonna end up.
As far as Lipa goes (unfortunately?) Imho he's not gone he just comes and goes that's the nature of his popularity, celebrity style.
And I don't think Shwekey is going anywhere. if he doesn't stay with Yochi than he definitely will shrink, he won't be on the scale he used to be even if he teams up with a new guy. There aren't many that are as powerful (& unfortunately as hard to deal with [just comes along with the territory]) as Yochi.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 27, 2015, 10:40:59 AM
As you said, I'm also not too much of a fan either of Chaim Yisroel therfore I don't know which CD you are referring to, but I know a "kad yasvin" from Chaim Yisroel so I assume it's this one. And your absolutely right it's beyond gorgeous the song really brings out the words, something I'm used to only by the king Mordechai.
This us a real gorgeous rendition of the song by Shmueli ungar the guy is really good.
Shmueli Ungar & Yedidim Choir - Chazi (Chaim Yisr…: https://youtu.be/ldDNNjrdS6A
Wow beautiful.  He's definitely a favorite 'round these parts

I downloaded just this song on Itunes. It's a dollar and change.  I got hooked after listening to Shmueli Ungar's version. Love this song!
Wow! Thanks for the feedback. I can't describe how much it bothered me that it is such a beautiful song and that no one knows it. I was wishing/hoping/dying for someone mainstream to come along and sing it. I wasn't aware of Shmuly Unger's version. And it's really is great to see the feedback that everyone loves it!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: avrumy22 on May 27, 2015, 11:58:55 AM
I don't think Gabay ever had too much of a future. At least I could have told you right away that this is where he's gonna end up.
As far as Lipa goes (unfortunately?) Imho he's not gone he just comes and goes that's the nature of his popularity, celebrity style.
And I don't think Shwekey is going anywhere. if he doesn't stay with Yochi than he definitely will shrink, he won't be on the scale he used to be even if he teams up with a new guy. There aren't many that are as powerful (& unfortunately as hard to deal with [just comes along with the territory]) as Yochi.

gabay has a great voice and couldve been something more... a poor producer and some bad song choices just ended it for him.


lipa is a whole nother parsha. I remember when he brought the house down in MSG Thetre. sadly those days are over.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 27, 2015, 04:16:25 PM


They are two song that have been featured on countless CDs and are already coming out of everyone's most peoples ears. He also put on other songs that are almost as overused, like El Hanar Hazeh and Keser. Yochi usually mixes in beautiful songs that no one heard of to spice it up. This time it's one predictable song after another. (I happen to really like the singing and the arrangements, but I was disappointed by the song selection.)
I finally got around to listen to it (though I didn't finish it yet) it's not bad though I see what your saying about repeating songs that was already sung way too many times. This CD sounds to me less like a relax and more like "Hissoriris" from Shwekey,  though not to be compared that was one gorgeous CD we don't get those everyday.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on May 27, 2015, 04:17:07 PM
gabay has a great voice and couldve been something more... a poor producer and some bad song choices just ended it for him.


lipa is a whole nother parsha. I remember when he brought the house down in MSG Thetre. sadly those days are over.
What's lipa doing these days isn't he done with college yet?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 27, 2015, 06:19:47 PM
I finally got around to listen to it (though I didn't finish it yet) it's not bad though I see what your saying about repeating songs that was already sung way too many times. This CD sounds to me less like a relax and more like "Hissoriris" from Shwekey,  though not to be compared that was one gorgeous CD we don't get those everyday.
+1000
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on May 27, 2015, 08:21:23 PM
This us a real gorgeous rendition of the song by Shmueli ungar the guy is really good.
Shmueli Ungar & Yedidim Choir - Chazi (Chaim Yisr…: https://youtu.be/ldDNNjrdS6A
The video is great on the ears but painful on the eyes, it keeps on fading in and out really sloooowly to different views making me feel like my eyes aren't focusing.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on May 28, 2015, 09:56:19 PM
Four new CDs came out today: 1. Yochi Briskman Relax 3 with Boruch Levine and Simcha Leiner.  2. Motty Illowitz.  3. Moshe Mendelwitz Nostalgia.  4. Eli Beer.
did anyone find #1 or #3 on itunes?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on May 28, 2015, 11:20:56 PM
This us a real gorgeous rendition of the song by Shmueli ungar the guy is really good.
Shmueli Ungar & Yedidim Choir - Chazi (Chaim Yisr…: https://youtu.be/ldDNNjrdS6A

Wow. He's fantastic
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 01, 2015, 06:27:41 PM
Here's a roundup of SOME of the albums that are currently in the making (please fill in whatever I'm missing): The ones scheduled to be released shortly: 8th Day, Barach Shalom Bla-something (I can't remember his whole name. He's the guy who composed Melei'im Ziv for Yeedle. Yeedle is producing his album.). The ones who don't have a creditable release date: aka pella and friends, MBD (it already passed multiple release dates), Avraham Fried Hebrew, Avraham Fried English, Yoni Z, Yisroel Werdyger, Benny Friedman, Yossi Green (Yiddish Nachas 2), Shloime Taussig 3, Yoely Greenfeld 3, Yoely Greenfeld Beats 2, and Simcha Leiner 2. This list is off the top of my head, so I'll post more as I remember.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 01, 2015, 07:33:53 PM
Here's a roundup of SOME of the albums that are currently in the making (please fill in whatever I'm missing): The ones scheduled to be released shortly: 8th Day, Barach Shalom Bla-something (I can't remember his whole name. He's the guy who composed Melei'im Ziv for Yeedle. Yeedle is producing his album.). The ones who don't have a creditable release date: aka pella and friends, MBD (it already passed multiple release dates), Avraham Fried Hebrew, Avraham Fried English, Yoni Z, Yisroel Werdyger, Benny Friedman, Yossi Green (Yiddish Nachas 2), Shloime Taussig 3, Yoely Greenfeld 3, Yoely Greenfeld Beats 2, and Simcha Leiner 2. This list is off the top of my head, so I'll post more as I remember.

Great roundup! Keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tzfas on June 01, 2015, 07:59:02 PM
jewishmusic.fm (http://jewishmusic.fm) you can listen to all the latest jweish music for free. Every album gets uploaded the day it is released.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 01, 2015, 08:05:57 PM
Here's a roundup of SOME of the albums that are currently in the making (please fill in whatever I'm missing): The ones scheduled to be released shortly: 8th Day, Barach Shalom Bla-something (I can't remember his whole name. He's the guy who composed Melei'im Ziv for Yeedle. Yeedle is producing his album.). The ones who don't have a creditable release date: aka pella and friends, MBD (it already passed multiple release dates), Avraham Fried Hebrew, Avraham Fried English, Yoni Z, Yisroel Werdyger, Benny Friedman, Yossi Green (Yiddish Nachas 2), Shloime Taussig 3, Yoely Greenfeld 3, Yoely Greenfeld Beats 2, and Simcha Leiner 2. This list is off the top of my head, so I'll post more as I remember.
Wow! I didn't know benny is working on a CD, can't wait!
Levi Fallkowitz due any week now.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on June 01, 2015, 08:10:38 PM
jewishmusic.fm (http://jewishmusic.fm) you can listen to all the latest jweish music for free. Every album gets uploaded the day it is released.
nice!
is there a way to get an english version of the site?

edit: found it
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 02, 2015, 03:36:23 PM
There's a new phone number to the Nachum Segel Network: 605-562-4400. You could here Yossi Zweig's shows on it. The Top 9@9 is every Tuesday night at 9:00 (vote here http://www.nachumsegal.com/9at9/ ), and The Z-Report is every Wednesday morning from 11:00-1:00.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 02, 2015, 07:02:30 PM
Anyone have any feedback from Shwekey's big concert in Israel this week? I'm dying to know how it turned out without Yochi.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 02, 2015, 07:04:24 PM
jewishmusic.fm (http://jewishmusic.fm) you can listen to all the latest jweish music for free. Every album gets uploaded the day it is released.
This is amazing thank you! the only issue I have is that it's ridiculously easy to download music from the site, it's a huge Michshol
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 02, 2015, 08:35:22 PM
Anyone have any feedback from Shwekey's big concert in Israel this week? I'm dying to know how it turned out without Yochi.
I didn't hear anything about it!
When what where???
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on June 02, 2015, 08:37:35 PM
This is amazing thank you! the only issue I have is that it's ridiculously easy to download music from the site, it's a huge Michshol
It makes me wonder if the site is legal... I hope it doesn't go the way of grooveshark!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 02, 2015, 08:59:31 PM


Check this out.
This guy can sing (and play piano)

You heard it here first.  :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 02, 2015, 10:07:53 PM
Here's a roundup of SOME of the albums that are currently in the making (please fill in whatever I'm missing): The ones scheduled to be released shortly: 8th Day, Barach Shalom Bla-something (I can't remember his whole name. He's the guy who composed Melei'im Ziv for Yeedle. Yeedle is producing his album.). The ones who don't have a creditable release date: aka pella and friends, MBD (it already passed multiple release dates), Avraham Fried Hebrew, Avraham Fried English, Yoni Z, Yisroel Werdyger, Benny Friedman, Yossi Green (Yiddish Nachas 2), Shloime Taussig 3, Yoely Greenfeld 3, Yoely Greenfeld Beats 2, and Simcha Leiner 2. This list is off the top of my head, so I'll post more as I remember.
Baurach shalom's CD came out already "בשבילי נברא העולם"
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 02, 2015, 10:30:17 PM
Baurach shalom's CD came out already "בשבילי נברא העולם"
link?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 02, 2015, 10:42:50 PM
link?
Someone showed me a pic of the cover and told me it's already in stores.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 03, 2015, 03:35:07 AM
Anyone have any feedback from Shwekey's big concert in Israel this week? I'm dying to know how it turned out without Yochi.

My brother went, he said it was nothing major. He expected better.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 03, 2015, 10:19:13 AM
My brother went, he said it was nothing major. He expected better.
Who arranged it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 03, 2015, 12:34:35 PM
Who arranged it?
No idea
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on June 03, 2015, 12:40:55 PM
very negative review of the general atmosphere of the concert
http://www.kikar.co.il/172276.html
but check out some of the comments like  #47 who claims that he was lip syncing
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 03, 2015, 12:53:49 PM
very negative review of the general atmosphere of the concert
http://www.kikar.co.il/172276.html
but check out some of the comments like  #47 who claims that he was lip syncing
Lol!

(http://i.imgur.com/OImzpjR.png)

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 03, 2015, 01:00:42 PM

Lol!

(http://i.imgur.com/OImzpjR.png)
Love the passive aggressiveness.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 03, 2015, 03:48:38 PM
And who gave that psak?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 03, 2015, 06:24:07 PM
And who gave that psak?
It's not so crazy, classic case of Zeh Nehene Vezeh Choser
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 03, 2015, 08:32:29 PM
Motti Illowitz has a song on his CD which, in my opinion, is an exact copy of Ve'afilu Be'hastura. (sigh.) Track 6, titled B'chol Tzar. It has many parallels (the same exact message, the same vibe, the arrangements, the guitar background, it starts in Yiddish and then goes to Hebrew, etc.) It has potential to make it big, though I honestly hope it doesn't make it as big as Hastura. That song is coming out of my ears!  :-\
BUMP, finally listened to the whole song, I don't think it'll make it, too much yiddish and not nearly as simple as Be'afilu Be'hastura
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on June 03, 2015, 09:20:53 PM
Lol!

(http://i.imgur.com/OImzpjR.png)
So were you עובר the איסור דאורייתא of גזל or did you stay off of the site?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 03, 2015, 09:23:12 PM
So were you עובר the איסור דאורייתא of גזל or did you stay off of the site?
I didn't go on the site, but only because by the time i finished taking the screenshot and sharing it here, I remembered I'm not in the least bit interested in reading about a shwekey concert.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yesitsme on June 03, 2015, 11:35:01 PM
What a society we live in, this is איסור דאורייתא and kosher switch is L'katchila.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 04, 2015, 08:14:36 AM
I didn't go on the site, but only because by the time i finished taking the screenshot and sharing it here, I remembered I'm not in the least bit interested in reading about a shwekey concert.
ALOL
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 04, 2015, 09:46:25 AM
BUMP, finally listened to the whole song, I don't think it'll make it, too much yiddish and not nearly as simple as Be'afilu Be'hastura
and I don't know if enough people bought the CD. Especially with that yellow campy cover. (I told my friends: "Do Motti Illowitz a favor and don't judge his album by its cover")
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 04, 2015, 09:48:25 AM
and I don't know if enough people bought the CD. Especially with that yellow campy cover. (I told my friends: "Do Motti Illowitz a favor and don't judge his album by its cover")
Cute, I'm actually really enjoying the song though
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 04, 2015, 09:51:53 AM
Cute, I'm actually really enjoying the song though
I liked most of the CD. It's a good extremely Kosher album that is still interesting enough to enjoy.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 04, 2015, 10:03:42 AM
Baurach shalom's CD came out already "בשבילי נברא העולם"
It's not on any of the JM websites: MostlyMusic.com , NigunMusic.com , or Amazon. The cover is many times released before the album. The sample is already on MostlyMusic.com.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 04, 2015, 10:14:36 AM
It's not on any of the JM websites: MostlyMusic.com , NigunMusic.com , or Amazon. The cover is many times released before the album. The sample is already on MostlyMusic.com.
My thoughts exactly.
I just repeated what "someone" told me.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on June 04, 2015, 03:10:03 PM
Today's wall street journal article on Avraham Freid and lipa
http://t.co/ninXsVOiNw
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 04, 2015, 03:31:59 PM
Today's wall street journal article on Avraham Freid and lipa
http://t.co/ninXsVOiNw
every time I see something about Lipa I am more convinced that he went off the deep end. 20 pairs of glass and M& Ms on his yarmulka?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: good sam on June 04, 2015, 03:38:31 PM
Did he really compare himself to Christina Aguilera??
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on June 04, 2015, 04:09:42 PM
every time I see something about Lipa I am more convinced that he went off the deep end. 20 pairs of glass and M& Ms on his yarmulka?
I think he is just making up for lost time, all the years he felt like he was in prison where they stepped on all his creativity that he obviously has. He is going to keep seeing how much he could get away with.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 04, 2015, 04:29:38 PM
I think he is just making up for lost time, all the years he felt like he was in prison where they stepped on all his creativity that he obviously has. He is going to keep seeing how much he could get away with.
his first album was released when he was 21. Not quite squelched talent.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 05, 2015, 01:01:02 PM
The following albums are scheduled to be in stores next week (from what I've heard): Boruch Shalom Blesofsky, 8th Day Inner Flame, and possibly Ohad 4.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on June 05, 2015, 07:13:51 PM

What a society we live in, this is איסור דאורייתא and kosher switch is L'katchila.

 Going to hell many times over anyway for "stealing" music why should I stop now? (Honestly I didn't copy music for the past 2 years anyway)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 05, 2015, 07:45:40 PM
Going to hell many times over anyway for "stealing" music why should I stop now? (Honestly I didn't copy music for the past 2 years anyway)
Was there any rav that ever came out with a "pesak" that it's "ausur"??
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 06, 2015, 01:57:58 PM

Was there any rav that ever came out with a "pesak" that it's "ausur"??
I don't remember ever actually seeing one, I'm sure it exists and even if halachicly it's okay I still don't feel comfortable doing it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 06, 2015, 10:03:31 PM


I still don't feel comfortable doing it.
That yes, but imho no such issur exist because it isn't assur!
But I'm ready to be corrected.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 06, 2015, 11:07:21 PM

That yes, but imho no such issur exist because it isn't assur!
But I'm ready to be corrected.
Because what...? It's not a tangible object?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 06, 2015, 11:19:15 PM
Because what...? It's not a tangible object?
Maybe....
But that's (might) be only a reason why it's not ausur, the biggest reason I don't think it's ausur is because if it would be those singers would have put out such an issur long ago.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 06, 2015, 11:34:10 PM
That yes, but imho no such issur exist because it isn't assur!
But I'm ready to be corrected.
A simple Google search will show you plenty.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on June 06, 2015, 11:52:48 PM
A simple Google search will show you plenty.
i spoke to many dayanim. They all said you shouldn't do it. But NONE found an issur that they say this falls under
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2015, 12:16:16 AM
i spoke to many dayanim. They all said you shouldn't do it. But NONE found an issur that they say this falls under
Again, from a simple Google search:

http://businesshalacha.com/en/newsletter/dina-dmalchusa-state-law

http://halachafortodaycom.blogspot.com/2012/04/q-page-3.html?m=1

http://www.kikar.co.il/mobile/app/#news.60903

 http://www.vosizneias.com/37800/2009/09/03/jerusalem-extraordinary-psak-by-rabbis-simcha-hall-owners-must-pay-royalties-for-music/

The last one is for something else, but the principle would still apply. I'll stop there because I'm on my phone but I could go on and on.

I simply hate the justifications. I have copied plenty of music myself. But I'm not going to try justify it. It's wrong. I did something wrong.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on June 07, 2015, 12:20:34 AM
I have a hard drive with almost all jewish music that you can think of. I have been collecting it since the first ipod came out about 13 years ago yet i dont fill up peoples ipod.   But that still doesnt make it assur. And i would rather ask my LOR than making a google search
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 07, 2015, 12:22:14 AM
There was an album by MBD around twenty years ago which came with a letter with signatures.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: PTU on June 07, 2015, 12:40:30 AM
Did he really compare himself to Christina Aguilera??
The other guy is pavorati...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2015, 12:50:31 AM
Did he really compare himself to Christina Aguilera??
Only in music style in reference to him being called a "cantor." in other words, "I'm not a cantor, I'm a pop singer."
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2015, 12:58:48 AM
I have a hard drive with almost all jewish music that you can think of. I have been collecting it since the first ipod came out about 13 years ago yet i dont fill up peoples ipod.   But that still doesnt make it assur. And i would rather ask my LOR than making a google search
The assertion was that no one says it is assur, because it is not (unanimously). The Google search proves that false. It doesn't give you personal halachic guidance.

Though there are some pretty big hitters mentioned in those links, which I find difficult to believe your lor would discount entirely.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on June 07, 2015, 01:01:19 AM
The assertion was that no one says it is assur, because it is not (unanimously). The Google search proves that false. It doesn't give you personal halachic guidance.

Though there are some pretty big hitters mentioned in those links, which I find difficult to believe you're lor would discount entirely.
I didnt compare and nor did my LOR discount other people. He just stated his own view on the matter
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on June 07, 2015, 02:33:35 AM
I wrote this in reference to a album I saw a few years ago that had a whole FAQ Halacha section enclosed which in short said that you're going to hell if you copy music, and the only time you can ever copy is if you also want to listen in your car and bought the album.
Going to hell many times over anyway for "stealing" music why should I stop now? (Honestly I didn't copy music for the past 2 years anyway)
I believe that asking nicely would help more than saying that it's genaiva and that we'll all go to hell. Based on the theory that copying is genaiva Yom Kippur won't help because it's Bain Adam lachavairo so if I had a 120gb iPod which was filled with random music there's no way I'll be able to ask mechila from all the singers that I "stole" music from.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 07, 2015, 03:03:01 AM

I wrote this in reference to a album I saw a few years ago that had a whole FAQ Halacha section enclosed which in short said that you're going to hell if you copy music, and the only time you can ever copy is if you also want to listen in your car and bought the album. I believe that asking nicely would help more than saying that it's genaiva and that we'll all go to hell. Based on the theory that copying is genaiva Yom Kippur won't help because it's Bain Adam lachavairo so if I had a 120gb iPod which was filled with random music there's no way I'll be able to ask mechila from all the singers that I "stole" music from.
I'm sorry, asking nicely? As in "please don't steal my livelihood the thing I invested all my efforts into for the past year or two K thanks" I'm pretty sure nobody would ask nicely when it came to their parnosa...

I'm unfortunately guilty of copying other people's music, bh not in the recent few years but as a kid I definitely did, it's sad that it somehow became one of these things that people just do without thinking about what they're causing to the person.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ChAiM'l on June 07, 2015, 04:48:43 AM


I believe that asking nicely would help more than saying that it's genaiva and that we'll all go to hell. Based on the theory that copying is genaiva Yom Kippur won't help because it's Bain Adam lachavairo so if I had a 120gb iPod which was filled with random music there's no way I'll be able to ask mechila from all the singers that I "stole" music from.

I believe they did actually try that a while back. There was a video that was produced showing how most (all?) artists work a day job because they can't make ends meet through music alone. Also, they had some ads.

Didn't seem to help.

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 07, 2015, 09:52:58 AM

I believe they did actually try that a while back. There was a video that was produced showing how most (all?) artists work a day job because they can't make ends meet through music alone. Also, they had some ads.

Didn't seem to help.
should they make ends meet through music alone? Do they put in the work to justify that? Maybe it should be a nice part time job? If there would be no copying would it then be enough for a full time living? What percentage of those who copy would buy the music of they were unable to copy?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2015, 10:45:45 AM
I wrote this in reference to a album I saw a few years ago that had a whole FAQ Halacha section enclosed which in short said that you're going to hell if you copy music, and the only time you can ever copy is if you also want to listen in your car and bought the album. I believe that asking nicely would help more than saying that it's genaiva and that we'll all go to hell. Based on the theory that copying is genaiva Yom Kippur won't help because it's Bain Adam lachavairo so if I had a 120gb iPod which was filled with random music there's no way I'll be able to ask mechila from all the singers that I "stole" music from.
Comment away on your opinion of the efficacy of the music industry's methods, but can everyone quit with the justifications?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 07, 2015, 10:46:03 AM
There was an album by MBD around twenty years ago which came with a letter with signatures.

Who copied music 20 years ago??
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 07, 2015, 10:49:48 AM
Who copied music 20 years ago??
plenty of people copied tapes
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 07, 2015, 11:00:07 AM

Comment away on your opinion of the efficacy of the music industry's methods, but can everyone quit with the justifications?
+100000
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2015, 11:00:30 AM
should they make ends meet through music alone? Do they put in the work to justify that? Maybe it should be a nice part time job? If there would be no copying would it then be enough for a full time living? What percentage of those who copy would buy the music of they were unable to copy?
There are no available stats on Jewish music sales. It's commonly opined that aside from very few of the "top" performers, albums are produced at a loss as a "business card" for live performances.

In the secular music world, evidence seems to lean toward the copying and spreading of music actually benefitting the artists, leading to increased sales in the long run.

But even if copying music helps the performer in the grand scheme of things, for me, as an individual, that is no justification to steal.

Let's face it, of all the albums that have been released in the last few weeks, you'd be hard pressed to come up with one decent one. Choni grunblatt's is the only one worth the purchase, and even that album is riddled with weak arrangements, hilariously awful lyrics, and poor production. If, as the industry wanted, all copying stopped, you wouldn't even know of motty illowitz. But again, that's no justification for me, personally, to steal.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 07, 2015, 11:08:18 AM
There are no available stats on Jewish music sales. It's commonly opined that aside from very few of the "top" performers, albums are produced at a loss as a "business card" for live performances.

In the secular music world, evidence seems to lean toward the copying and spreading of music actually benefitting the artists, leading to increased sales in the long run.

But even if copying music helps the performer in the grand scheme of things, for me, as an individual, that is no justification to steal.

Let's face it, of all the albums that have been released in the last few weeks, you'd be hard pressed to come up with one decent one. Choni grunblatt's is the only one worth the purchase, and even that album is riddled with weak arrangements, hilariously awful lyrics, and poor production. If, as the industry wanted, all copying stopped, you wouldn't even know of motty illowitz. But again, that's no justification for me, personally, to steal.
Moshe Mendelowitz is really nice!
& so is Eli Marcus unless you'll say that's too long ago.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2015, 11:10:21 AM
Moshe Mendelowitz is really nice!
& so is Eli Marcus unless you'll say that's too long ago.
Matter of opinion.
But Eli Marcus IS really nice, even if his album was awfully underwhelming.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2015, 11:14:52 AM
For all those who were wondering what Lipa is up to these days (and care),

TA DA!

He's scheduled to release an album right after the 3 weeks!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 07, 2015, 11:21:08 AM
For all those who were wondering what Lipa is up to these days (and care),

TA DA!

He's scheduled to release an album right after the 3 weeks!
Oh Wow!
Any more info? Where did you get this from?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2015, 11:29:39 AM
Was there any rav that ever came out with a "pesak" that it's "ausur"??
I personally asked this question to many Rabbonim (R' Belsky, R' Doniel Neustadt, R' Rephoel Kops, and many others) and they all said that it is Absolutely Assur. I've asked everyone who copies for the name of their Rov who permits it, and nobody ever gave me a name, besides one guy who told me that "he heard" that R' Shmuel Fuerst (Chicago's main Posek) is Matir. I promptly called Rabbi Fuerst and asked him if it's Mutter. He said that it is absolutely forbidden! I asked him about the heter that people say "I will never buy the CD anyways". He laughed at me and said "Why does that make it Mutter? And how in the world could you know that you'll never buy it anyways. If you have enough interest now to copy it, you may possibly one day buy it!" And he proceeded to tell me all the people who told him it's assur (I don't remember all the names, but he defiantly said R' Chaim Kanievsky and YBBCL"C R' Elyashiv Zt"l).

I am proud to say, that although I have a substantial collection of Jewish Music, I have paid for every single album and have never copied a CD. Yes, over the years it has cost me a lot of money, but I've enjoyed it immensely and I don't regret it for a second.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2015, 11:31:25 AM
Oh Wow!
Any more info? Where did you get this from?
A very reliable source. (I'll PM you the name.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yesitsme on June 07, 2015, 11:50:02 AM
What a society we live in, this is איסור דאורייתא and kosher switch is L'katchila.
Going to hell many times over anyway for "stealing" music why should I stop now? (Honestly I didn't copy music for the past 2 years anyway)

I was referring to
Lol!

(http://i.imgur.com/OImzpjR.png)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on June 07, 2015, 11:51:46 AM
I wrote this in reference to a album I saw a few years ago that had a whole FAQ Halacha section enclosed which in short said that you're going to hell if you copy music, and the only time you can ever copy is if you also want to listen in your car and bought the album.
Iirc the mbd album was the wedding album which he sang with yeedle and mendy.
I once saw mbd claim that it is ossur to even make a second copy for yourself.  Obviously that seemed like a real stretch.

Whatever happened to the shtik that we are only leasing and not buying the album?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2015, 11:55:36 AM
Iirc the mbd album was the wedding album which he sang with yeedle and mendy.
I once saw mbd claim that it is ossur to even make a second copy for yourself.  Obviously that seemed like a real stretch.

Whatever happened to the shtik that we are only leasing and not buying the album?
The album Miami "Mi Lashem Eilei" has a page in the booklet with letters from Poskim.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on June 07, 2015, 11:59:18 AM

The album Miami "Mi Lashem Eilei" has a page in the booklet with letters from Poskim.
+1 I wasn't sure the name but it was a Miami album that came out in 2011 that I saw that booklet in.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yesitsme on June 07, 2015, 12:04:53 PM
All this applies when you buy/have the cd, once somene copies them onto a drive it's a big Machlokas is one has Baalus over a Dovor Ruchny.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2015, 12:06:02 PM
Whatever happened to the shtik that we are only leasing and not buying the album?
I don't think there was Halachik basis to uphold such a lease. I spoke to a Lamdan about it (not a Posek), and he said that according to their terminology, they would have to give you back your money if you copied a CD, and they will clearly not do that (it even says in the "Shtar": The money will not be returned in ant event).

Imagine, a guy walks in to Mostly Music with an opened CD, "here's your CD, give me back my $16". When the guy asks why, he responds, "I leased it on the condition that I don't copy it. I copied it so I was Oiver on an Issur, but the lease is null and you therefore must return my money!"
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2015, 12:09:13 PM
All this applies when you buy/have the cd, once somene copies them onto a drive it's a big Machlokas is one has Baalus over a Dovor Ruchny.
I asked this precise question to R' Shmuel Fuesrt and R' Rephoel Kops, and both of them said that it's not a heter.

If anyone has a Rov that says it's Mutter, post his NAME! Don't say "I heard..." etc. If you have enough confidence on him to put your Olam Haba at stake, have enough confidence to post his name.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on June 07, 2015, 01:59:43 PM
Like 13 years ago I used to look at frumteens.com.m at the time the anonymous moderator claimed that the artists are allowed to make a מכירה על תנאי and that it would take effect but if they don't the. There is nothing wrong with copying the album.
Based on that he claimed that if they wrote "sold on the condition not to reproduce"then it was ossur to copy it but if they wrote "it is against halacha to copy this album" then they were just making a false halachik statement and therefore it would be מותר.  I found it to be quite an interesting approach.

Iirc in the album ועיננו תראנה which was specially put out by yossi gil from Israel (he is blind and all these top singers sang as a  fundraiser for him) there was a letter from Rav usher Weiss and he said something along the lines of regarding copying כידוע יש אוסרים ויש מתירים אבל באלבום זה בפרט שיצא for such a special cause it would certainly be wrong to copy.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Red on June 07, 2015, 02:04:21 PM
The מכירה על תנאי has to be a two sided תנאי. Therefore if you went ahead and copied a cd you can then go back to the store and give the cd back and demand your money back since you violated the תנאי. Being that no store will actually give you your money means it's not a real תנאי and it's therefore בטול.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Hatastah on June 07, 2015, 02:47:57 PM
I hope we can all agree that whether Halacha prohibits it or not, it's very unethical to copy CDs...?!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 07, 2015, 03:20:15 PM
I hope we can all agree that whether Halacha prohibits it or not, it's very unethical to copy CDs...?!
That is true
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: bk73 on June 07, 2015, 04:17:22 PM
""If anyone has a Rov that says it's Mutter, post his NAME! Don't say "I heard..." etc. If you have enough confidence on him to put your Olam Haba at stake, have enough confidence to post his name.""

I asked Rabbi Dovid Cohen from Flatbush . His word to me were although many rabonim disagree with me,in  my humble opinion it is muttar to copy cd's. (this was before the leasing agreement I don't know what he says about that
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: bk73 on June 07, 2015, 04:17:51 PM
""If anyone has a Rov that says it's Mutter, post his NAME! Don't say "I heard..." etc. If you have enough confidence on him to put your Olam Haba at stake, have enough confidence to post his name.""

I asked Rabbi Dovid Cohen from Flatbush . His word to me were although many rabonim disagree with me,in  my humble opinion it is muttar to copy cd's. (this was before the leasing agreement I don't know what he says about that
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Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: PTU on June 07, 2015, 08:25:07 PM
O
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on June 07, 2015, 10:26:37 PM
I've asked my rov and he said if its בין אדם למקום he can give you any היתר but בין אדם לחברו no way
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zkpncs48 on June 08, 2015, 02:28:07 AM
What should be the issur? The producers dont own the cd once you buy it. And as for infringing on someones parnassa maybe they should find a parnassa thats not contingent on people not doing what they're allowed to do.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ChAiM'l on June 08, 2015, 04:56:09 AM
And as for infringing on someones parnassa maybe they should find a parnassa thats not contingent on people not doing what they're allowed to do.

Wow.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on June 08, 2015, 05:07:58 AM
What should be the issur? The producers dont own the cd once you buy it. And as for infringing on someones parnassa maybe they should find a parnassa thats not contingent on people not doing what they're allowed to do.
-1
your not allowed to open a store on the same block if the same store is open already it takes away his business so to your taking away his business
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 08, 2015, 06:49:19 AM
What should be the issur? The producers dont own the cd once you buy it. And as for infringing on someones parnassa maybe they should find a parnassa thats not contingent on people not doing what they're allowed to do.
I once heard a Shiur from R' Leibel Williger in which he went through 8 (EIGHT!) potential Issurim that are possible (granted that some of them are only Assur according to a Daas Yochid).

Basically, there is lots of Lomdus involved, and (at least IMO) we should leave the reasoning to the Poskim.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 08, 2015, 09:38:39 AM
What should be the issur? The producers dont own the cd once you buy it.

I guess the whole concept of intellectual property is lost on you. Is it the mention of intellect that gets you?  :P

In all seriousness, I will dignify your question with a response. Have you ever had a photo shoot? Got something designed, written or drawn? Do you know anyone who does those things for a living? Tell them you are copying their work, and you'll likely get a more impassioned, erudite  response.

The same way a photographer owns the photos he takes, even if they are of you(!), the singer/artist owns the material they produced. Radio stations are charged a royalty fee to play the song and consumers are permitted limitless enjoyment through purchase of the CD. But the artist still owns the "intellectual property" of the material, even if the physical CD is yours.

As to whether intellectual property exists in halacha, that is the primary question (although, as YitzyS mentions, there are other issues at play, too). The vast majority consider this to be included in dina d'malchusa dina, in which international copyright laws prohibit the unauthorized copying of intellectual property. Additionally, whether or not Halacha explicitly states it is theft or not, there are many things which simply do not pass the smell test, and are so blatantly wrong there isn't even a shailah to be asked. (You want to get into the sugya? Knock yourself out. But in terms of practical application? Justifications are absurd). Which brings us to:

And as for infringing on someones parnassa maybe they should find a parnassa thats not contingent on people not doing what they're allowed to do.
I'll leave it at
Wow.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zkpncs48 on June 08, 2015, 09:10:17 PM
-1
your not allowed to open a store on the same block if the same store is open already it takes away his business so to your taking away his business
Just to clarify my argument I wasn't saying there can't be an an issur to infringe on someones parnassa, I was just saying that just because you are affecting someones parnassa doesn't make it automatically assur.
For example (and Im not saying its an exact comparison so dont attack) if someone made a living selling baseball stats and now the all the info is readily available for free online there wont be an issur to look up baseball stats on the internet because you're affecting his parnassa! He should go find another line of work.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zkpncs48 on June 08, 2015, 09:30:41 PM
Wow.
Now, there's a well thought out, articulate argument.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 08, 2015, 09:41:43 PM
Can we get this thread back on topic again?? We can discuss halacha in the "halacha thread..."
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 08, 2015, 09:50:35 PM
Can we get this thread back on topic again?? We can discuss halacha in the "halacha thread..."
The Lipa single is horrendous.

Better?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 08, 2015, 09:55:31 PM
Just to clarify my argument I wasn't saying there can't be an an issur to infringe on someones parnassa, I was just saying that just because you are affecting someones parnassa doesn't make it automatically assur.
For example (and Im not saying its an exact comparison so dont attack) if someone made a living selling baseball stats and now the all the info is readily available for free online there wont be an issur to look up baseball stats on the internet because you're affecting his parnassa! He should go find another line of work.
I'm gonna attack the comparison, if you took his stats that he worked hard to compile and put it online...that would be the same thing.
Do you not think this is a case of Zeh Nehne ve'zeh choser?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 08, 2015, 10:02:26 PM
The Lipa single is horrendous.

Better?
Lol. Yes it is horrendous ;D
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: PTU on June 08, 2015, 10:02:50 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=em-share_video_user&v=pvd7LsVN-zE



Ugh
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zkpncs48 on June 08, 2015, 10:04:50 PM
I'm gonna attack the comparison, if you took his stats that he worked hard to compile and put it online...that would be the same thing.
Do you not think this is a case of Zeh Nehne ve'zeh choser?
zeh nehne v'zeh chaser is only when the item in question has an owner. The example in the gemara is if you have a house that is for rent and someone stays there thereby causing the owner the loss of rent. As opposed to ze nehne v'ze lo chaser when the house isn't meant  for rent. bava kama 20a-b.
And yes, the new Lipa single is terrible! Btw anyone know who is on the cover with him?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 08, 2015, 10:13:05 PM
zeh nehne v'zeh chaser is only when the item in question has an owner. The example in the gemara is if you have a house that is for rent and someone stays there thereby causing the owner the loss of rent. As opposed to ze nehne v'ze lo chaser when the house isn't meant  for rent. bava kama 20a-b.
I'm aware, I happen to think that there is an owner, definitely on the time spent if not the intellectual property 
 
in all seriousness, I will dignify your question with a response. Have you ever had a photo shoot? Got something designed, written or drawn? Do you know anyone who does those things for a living? Tell them you are copying their work, and you'll likely get a more impassioned, erudite  response.

The same way a photographer owns the photos he takes, even if they are of you(!), the singer/artist owns the material they produced. Radio stations are charged a royalty fee to play the song and consumers are permitted limitless enjoyment through purchase of the CD. But the artist still owns the "intellectual property" of the material, even if the physical CD is yours.

As to whether intellectual property exists in halacha, that is the primary question (although, as YitzyS mentions, there are other issues at play, too). The vast majority consider this to be included in dina d'malchusa dina, in which international copyright laws prohibit the unauthorized copying of intellectual property. Additionally, whether or not Halacha explicitly states it is theft or not, there are many things which simply do not pass the smell test, and are so blatantly wrong there isn't even a shailah to be asked.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zkpncs48 on June 08, 2015, 10:23:10 PM
I'm aware, I happen to think that there is an owner, definitely on the time spent if not the intellectual property
Huh? time spent? Noone's forcing anyone to do anything with his time so theft of time is irrelevant. As for intellectual property is that actual property or just a way of referring to copyright laws?

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 08, 2015, 10:25:04 PM
Huh? time spent? Noone's forcing anyone to do anything with his time so theft of time is irrelevant. As for intellectual property is that actual property or just a way of referring to copyright laws?
no one is forcing you to sleep but if I wake you up its still gezel shayna, no offence but that logic is horrible.
I don't understand the second part
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zkpncs48 on June 08, 2015, 10:31:00 PM
no one is forcing you to sleep but if I wake you up its still gezel shayna, no offence but that logic is horrible.
I don't understand the second part
What does stealing sleep (if such a thing exists) have to do with stealing time?? Stealing time is a real thing that takes place if someone locks someone up thereby  causing him to lose wages.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 08, 2015, 10:49:58 PM
The Lipa single is horrendous.

Better?
If you want to veer the topic away from intellectual theft, Lipa's single is the wrong way to go. The only reason why Lipa released his single now (instead of releasing it on his soon to be released CD) is because a different artist, seeing a YouTube clip of Lipa singing the song at a Chasuna, went and produced it himself (thinking that it was already public). Lipa put out the single now to try to "reclaim" his song! Talk about intellectual theft! (And now for another 3 pages of posts about if THIS type of intellectual theft is Mutter and ethical...  :( )
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on June 09, 2015, 02:05:00 AM

If you want to veer the topic away from intellectual theft, Lipa's single is the wrong way to go. The only reason why Lipa released his single now (instead of releasing it on his soon to be released CD) is because a different artist, seeing a YouTube clip of Lipa singing the song at a Chasuna, went and produced it himself (thinking that it was already public). Lipa put out the single now to try to "reclaim" his song! Talk about intellectual theft! (And now for another 3 pages of posts about if THIS type of intellectual theft is Mutter and ethical...  :( )
Imho either the joke is on the artist that ripped the song or lipa deserved to have it knocked off him because he did such a horrible job at presenting this song. I listened to it once and don't see how anybody sober can enjoy it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 09, 2015, 09:17:07 AM
Imho either the joke is on the artist that ripped the song or lipa deserved to have it knocked off him because he did such a horrible job at presenting this song. I listened to it once and don't see how anybody sober can enjoy it.
+100!
It's really horrible!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 09, 2015, 09:39:07 AM
It is horrible both musically and for your neshama, since when is disco and rap Jewish music?

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 09, 2015, 09:48:47 AM
Imho either the joke is on the artist that ripped the song or lipa deserved to have it knocked off him because he did such a horrible job at presenting this song. I listened to it once and don't see how anybody sober can enjoy it.
He did rush it to get it out as soon as possible. Maybe that contributed to the quality.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 09, 2015, 09:50:31 AM
It is horrible both musically and for your neshama, since when is disco and rap Jewish music?

Shoot, from the copying music circular argument to the "What's considered Jewish music?" argument. This thread is toast.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on June 09, 2015, 09:51:18 AM
It is horrible both musically and for your neshama, since when is disco and rap Jewish music?
since na nachs time
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 09, 2015, 09:51:19 AM
Baurach shalom's CD is out it's on jewishmusic.fm
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 09, 2015, 09:55:49 AM
He did rush it to get it out as soon as possible. Maybe that contributed to the quality.
Ehh, not so much. It's EDM - from the sounds of things, no one on this thread would be into EDM at the best of times. Mix in a frum DJ trying way too hard, and a talented genius playing talentless hack, and here we are.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 09, 2015, 09:56:58 AM
Baurach shalom's CD is out it's on jewishmusic.fm
After the last three pages of controversy about coping CDs, you should give a link choice: For all those hold that it's permitted to download the album for free (or that don't give a...), click JewishMusic.fm . For all those who hold that coming is forbidden, the album is now available on MostlyMusic.com
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 09, 2015, 09:57:43 AM
Ehh, not so much. It's EDM - from the sounds of things, no one on this thread would be into EDM at the best of times. Mix in a frum DJ trying way too hard, and a talented genius playing talentless hack, and here we are.
I'm not familiar - what's EDM?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 09, 2015, 10:00:48 AM
I'm not familiar - what's EDM?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_dance_music
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on June 09, 2015, 10:03:04 AM
Baurach shalom's CD is out it's on jewishmusic.fm
 I listened to a few songs, its the best debut album since Benny Friedman ( a gutta voch is amazing)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 09, 2015, 10:05:26 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_dance_music
Quote
Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, electronic dance, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres produced largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. Produced for playback by disc jockeys (DJs), EDM is generally used in the context of a live DJ mix where the DJ creates a seamless selection of tracks by segueing from one recording to the next.

The "electronic dance music" and the initialism "EDM" was adopted by the U.S. music industry and music press as a buzzword to describe the increasingly commercial American electronic music scene that developed in the 2000s. In this context, EDM does not refer to a specific genre, but serves as an umbrella term for several genres like house, trance, hardstyle, hardcore, drum and bass, dubstep, techno, grime, trap and all subgenres.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on June 09, 2015, 10:52:52 AM
After the last three pages of controversy about coping CDs, you should give a link choice: For all those hold that it's permitted to download the album for free (or that don't give a...), click JewishMusic.fm . For all those who hold that coming is forbidden, the album is now available on MostlyMusic.com
When you click Download on that site, it takes you to amazon to purchase the album.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Toasted on June 09, 2015, 11:34:10 AM
Lol. Yes it is horrendous ;D
http://www.umanshalom.co.il/html/news/breslov_news/breslov_news1/breslov_news3846.html
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 09, 2015, 12:10:23 PM
Ehh, not so much. It's EDM - from the sounds of things, no one on this thread would be into EDM at the best of times. Mix in a frum DJ trying way too hard, and a talented genius playing talentless hack, and here we are.
It's definitely the worst attempt I've ever heard at EDM
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on June 09, 2015, 02:14:24 PM
Lipa Schmeltzer ‏@LipaSchmeltzer  1h1 hour ago
Today I had a storm going in Isreal on both sides, if it's either ok, or not, to bring Trans Music--EDM etc.--into our gated community.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 09, 2015, 04:24:27 PM
My initial feelings on B.S Blesofsky's album are that it is basically a Yeedle album with a less annoying voice. I.e. a well produced album, with great musicianship, fun songs, a couple of beautiful ballads, and less than stellar - though tolerable - vocals.

Seeing the videos he has put out over the past few years, I was expecting a lot of cringe-worthy material, including cheesy lyrics, over-the-top theatrics attempts at sounding "hip."
Looking at the track list, Screaming your Name and Shuva jumped out at me as potential culprits. I was pleasantly surprised. Shuva - a remix of a Chabad Niggun - was tastefully done and was not given the inappropriate beat or techno arrangement I was expecting. Scream your Name has simple -not cheesy - lyrics, set to a powerful melody with fantastic vocal and musical arrangement. (vibes of "Stay")

A Guteh Voch is another standout which has hip hop as its driving style, and Bishvili is another fun song - though I much prefer the arrangement to his interpretation of the lyrics. Lo yemalet and vayechulu have that distinct Yeedle sound, with the former getting the signature Blesofsky riffs and style. The rest is pretty forgettable.

Again, these are first impressions, and will likely change as time goes on.

Overall, as I said above about a typical Yeedle production, it's a fun album with a few beautiful songs thrown in to keep it interesting. The vocals aren't the strongest, but the production and musical arrangements are terrific.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on June 09, 2015, 07:47:45 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=em-share_video_user&v=pvd7LsVN-zE



Ugh
Was lipas new music video removed? The link doesn't seem to work and I can't find it on YouTube.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 09, 2015, 08:04:21 PM
Was lipas new music video removed? The link doesn't seem to work and I can't find it on YouTube.
link works for me
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on June 09, 2015, 08:20:12 PM
link works for me
I'm on tapatalk on Android, not sure why it's not working.
Title: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 09, 2015, 08:21:09 PM
I'm on tapatalk on Android, not sure why it's not working.
See tapatalk issue thread.
Eta. Here- http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16108
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: PTU on June 09, 2015, 10:40:31 PM
Lipa Schmeltzer ‏@LipaSchmeltzer  1h1 hour ago
Today I had a storm going in Isreal on both sides, if it's either ok, or not, to bring Trans Music--EDM etc.--into our gated community.
His pathetic marketing strategy is to create some "controversy" over his music... No one cares anymore.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 09, 2015, 11:01:29 PM
His pathetic marketing strategy is to create some "controversy" over his music... No one cares anymore.


every time I see something about Lipa I am more convinced that he went off the deep end. 20 pairs of glass and M& Ms on his yarmulka?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on June 10, 2015, 01:18:10 AM
See tapatalk issue thread.
Eta. Here- http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16108
Thanks
His pathetic marketing strategy is to create some "controversy" over his music... No one cares anymore.
+1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 10, 2015, 10:24:31 PM
My initial feelings on B.S Blesofsky's album are that it is basically a Yeedle album with a less annoying voice. I.e. a well produced album, with great musicianship, fun songs, a couple of beautiful ballads, and less than stellar - though tolerable - vocals.

Seeing the videos he has put out over the past few years, I was expecting a lot of cringe-worthy material, including cheesy lyrics, over-the-top theatrics attempts at sounding "hip."
Looking at the track list, Screaming your Name and Shuva jumped out at me as potential culprits. I was pleasantly surprised. Shuva - a remix of a Chabad Niggun - was tastefully done and was not given the inappropriate beat or techno arrangement I was expecting. Scream your Name has simple -not cheesy - lyrics, set to a powerful melody with fantastic vocal and musical arrangement. (vibes of "Stay")

A Guteh Voch is another standout which has hip hop as its driving style, and Bishvili is another fun song - though I much prefer the arrangement to his interpretation of the lyrics. Lo yemalet and vayechulu have that distinct Yeedle sound, with the former getting the signature Blesofsky riffs and style. The rest is pretty forgettable.

Again, these are first impressions, and will likely change as time goes on.

Overall, as I said above about a typical Yeedle production, it's a fun album with a few beautiful songs thrown in to keep it interesting. The vocals aren't the strongest, but the production and musical arrangements are terrific.
Thanks for your great review. You really summed up the CD in a short, yet pretty complete, review. There just one thing that you didn't mention which stood out to me more than anything else. The sound quality and the layered surround sound. I don't recall ever hearing a Jewish album that had that quality. Maybe you didn't listen with headphones or on a high quality player, but try it out and you'll be amazed.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 10, 2015, 10:45:45 PM
Thanks for your great review. You really summed up the CD in a short, yet pretty complete, review. There just one thing that you didn't mention which stood out to me more than anything else. The sound quality and the layered surround sound. I don't recall ever hearing a Jewish album that had that quality. Maybe you didn't listen with headphones or on a high quality player, but try it out and you'll be amazed.
I didn't. Hopefully I'll be able to soon
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Hatastah on June 11, 2015, 01:00:27 AM
Thoughts on 8th days new album?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 11, 2015, 01:03:36 PM
Thoughts on 8th days new album?

In short, if you like 8th Day, you'll like this album.

In a  few more words: as has been the case with every album, the music and production quality on Inner Flame is much improved over its predecessor. This time, it seems someone gave Bentzi a string section as a gift, and he uses it often throughout the album to great effect. His guitar solos are crisp, and the "electronic" music is not overused and done tastefully.

One early favorite is Utzu Eitza, "When time can't heal that wound that feels like you can't take much more, keep the calm beneath, let your smile speak, 'cause I know this for sure - chitter chatter, doesn't matter, no denying, they keep trying but Heaven's helped so far ... utzu eitza v'sufar, I've heard them talking like this before..." set to a groovy beat and arranged beautifully, even if it could do without that Middle Eastern twist it gets.

Akivah is a stunning melody - almost haunting, and yet another terrific job lyrically. The arrangement is simple and beautiful, with the aforementioned strings giving it an emotional feel that really pulls you in. Tears is another song I could say the same thing for, though the arrangement gets a more electronic, "rock ballad" treatment. "And your cries were not in vain, small tears they link into a golden chain, pulling down the walls that divide us - al eile ani bochiya, Sara Rivkah Rochel v'Leah... Now their tears are in your eyes."

One of 8th Day's strengths is using creative wordplay and fun music to bring Chassidic messages to life. Off the top of my head, CDSG, All You Got, Little Johnny, Never Afraid and Tatenyu are such masterpieces. Just Like You is this album's rendition of a Chassidic tale turned "pop with a message," but it isn't of the same quality as the others mentioned.
 
Celebrate is the classic fun, rock 8th Day song you've become accustomed to, while Days R Coming is a cutsy, funk song, "Good luck trying to catch a cold when disease is on the run." I do like the horn arrangement, and I'm not sure if the "yeah yeah" harmony bit was put in purposefully as a call back to their older stuff, or just happens to sound exactly the same. Whisper has the same message as Days R Coming and is quite forgettable.

Champions is a fun, anthemic track repeating another oft used 8th Day theme - the value of each individual (child?) and G-d's love for each and everyone. I loved Rain the first time round, and Rain 2.0 doesn't stray too far from the original. At the beginning of the second verse, it gets slowed down to the point that lyrics don't match the tune, and it sounds off beat and awful.

Jerusalem Stone is weak, both musically and lyrically, but the true disaster on this album is Inner Flame. I don't like that song at all.

I'm an unabashed 8th Day fan, and gobble up every note they put out. Though it seems 8th Day puts out an album every ...8th Day (sorry), and it might serve them well to wait a little and be more selective with their song choices and put out albums with less frequency.

/rambling. (Though, you did ask for some thoughts!)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on June 11, 2015, 01:27:10 PM
http://www.gofundme.com/mottyilowitzalbum
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 11, 2015, 01:32:07 PM
@Yehuda57, I love your reviews. Keep 'em coming. Thanks.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 11, 2015, 01:46:47 PM
@Yehuda57, I love your reviews. Keep 'em coming. Thanks.
+1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 11, 2015, 01:54:28 PM
Lol!

(http://i.imgur.com/OImzpjR.png)
It gets better, if you click yes they hit you with this...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yesitsme on June 11, 2015, 02:02:47 PM
Whatever happened to the shtik that we are only leasing and not buying the album?

It gets better, if you click yes they hit you with this...

soon they'll start leasing sessions, on condition that you first read all the ads
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 11, 2015, 02:05:18 PM
Anyone want to start a Go Fund Me campaign for Kikar Shabbat, for those that read articles while using an ad blocker?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: joshnuss on June 11, 2015, 07:39:30 PM
Anybody know when the 8th day cd comes out in  iTunes? I know it came out on the jewish sites but Eta on ITunes?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 14, 2015, 03:54:37 PM
Is it just me, or are 8th Day's songs really much easier to understand than their previous albums? I mostly understood most of their messages the first time I heard the album, whereas their previous albums, I have yet to understand many songs. ("Your blocking my driveway"?)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 14, 2015, 05:05:59 PM
Is it just me, or are 8th Day's songs really much easier to understand than their previous albums? I mostly understood most of their messages the first time I heard the album, whereas their previous albums, I have yet to understand many songs. ("Your blocking my driveway"?)
It would appear they are making a concerted effort to be understood and therefore appeal to a more mainstream audience.

They imply this in their interviews and publicity, though IMHO it is to their detriment. Make the music you like, not the music you can think you can sell. That's why we started to like you in the first place. As for understanding lyrics, leave it to the imagination. Look at Motti Illowitz's album, those aren't songs, they're essays set to music. Get creative, you don't always need to spell everything out.

I remember a discussion forum on their website after Tracht Gut came out where people were discussing the meaning of "lamma balue." The best one was that it's a song about booze. Good times.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Got a clue on June 14, 2015, 05:09:32 PM
It would appear they are making a concerted effort to be understood and therefore appeal to a more mainstream audience.

They imply this in their interviews and publicity, though IMHO it is to their detriment. Make the music you like, not the music you can think you can sell. That's why we started to like you in the first place. As for understanding lyrics, leave it to the imagination. Look at Motti Illowitz's album, those aren't songs, they're essays set to music. Get creative, you don't always need to spell everything out.

I remember a discussion forum on their website after Tracht Gut came out where people were discussing the meaning of "lamma balue." The best one was that it's a song about booze. Good times.

I feel like all their songs sound the same
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 14, 2015, 05:14:31 PM
I feel like all their songs sound the same
You can say the same for almost any band or even sub genre. It probably just means you don't like them.

Having said that, I do feel they are too prolific, and they could stand to be more picky with song selection and put out albums less frequently.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Got a clue on June 14, 2015, 05:31:49 PM
You can say the same for almost any band or even sub genre. It probably just means you don't like them.

I used to love them. I followed them from when they started way before they became popular with Yalili. I just feel that in their last few albums they have been mashing a few old songs together and changing the lyrics..

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 14, 2015, 10:34:08 PM
Anyone heard the new Ohad yet? On Mostly Music it's still pre-order, but I heard that Israeli radio stations are already playing the whole album.

One thing that looks funny is the cover. On top it says "Dovid Fadida Magish" and on bottom it says "A Yossi Green Production". I wonder who did more. Based on Yossi Green's recent track record (Shragee, Tzuddik, Yiddish Nachas), I would hope that it's more Fadida! (They happen to be nice CDs, but there's nothing exciting about them.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 14, 2015, 11:01:25 PM



In the secular music world, evidence seems to lean toward the copying and spreading of music actually benefitting the artists, leading to increased sales in the long run.


Interesting. Why, then, has the industry put so many millions of dollars into fighting it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on June 15, 2015, 07:23:42 AM

Interesting. Why, then, has the industry put so many millions of dollars into fighting it?
because if everyone that listens to their music would buy it then they wouldnt lose as much so in the long run they would make more but its true ive spoken to singers and they said they dont make money on CDs its their for advertising
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 15, 2015, 08:41:26 AM


because if everyone that listens to their music would buy it then they wouldnt lose as much so in the long run

Then those claiming that the proliferation of copying increases exposure and ultimately sales are wrong. Is that what you mean?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on June 15, 2015, 09:07:19 AM

Then those claiming that the proliferation of copying increases exposure and ultimately sales are wrong. Is that what you mean?
what do you mean by sales?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 15, 2015, 09:18:20 AM
Sales of CDs and legal downloads.

The argument I've heard made, which goes back to the days of the compact cassette, is that ultimately, the more copies (legal or illegal) that there are around, the more actual sales are made, because many people will like an album they heard from a friend's pirated copy and go buy it.

The same argument was made during the Napster debate, and I questioned then, that if the music industry actually ends up profiting from unauthorized copying, why are they spending so much on lawyers to shut Napster down? (If the profit ultimately came from concerts, they still wouldn't want to shut down a free PR machine.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on June 15, 2015, 09:47:47 AM
Sales of CDs and legal downloads.

The argument I've heard made, which goes back to the days of the compact cassette, is that ultimately, the more copies (legal or illegal) that there are around, the more actual sales are made, because many people will like an album they heard from a friend's pirated copy and go buy it.
i dont know about you but if i have a pirated copy i wouldnt go out and buy it
would i go to concert if i like their music probably so they would make money but on sales of CDs definitely not 
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 15, 2015, 09:50:09 AM
Yes, that's why that argument hardly makes sense.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sport on June 15, 2015, 09:56:35 AM
i dont know about you but if i have a pirated copy i wouldnt go out and buy it
would i go to concert if i like their music probably so they would make money but on sales of CDs definitely not
My guess is that you're under 25.  Back in the good old days owning a cd/record was more than just the music, it was a way of following a band. Also the sleeves usually had some appeal.  Music fandom has completely changed. Now people no longer are fans of bands only fans of individual songs.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 15, 2015, 09:57:59 AM
Sales of CDs and legal downloads.

The argument I've heard made, which goes back to the days of the compact cassette, is that ultimately, the more copies (legal or illegal) that there are around, the more actual sales are made, because many people will like an album they heard from a friend's pirated copy and go buy it.

The same argument was made during the Napster debate, and I questioned then, that if the music industry actually ends up profiting from unauthorized copying, why are they spending so much on lawyers to shut Napster down? (If the profit ultimately came from concerts, they still wouldn't want to shut down a free PR machine.)

The argument is usually twofold: They lose sales, and artists stop producing new material because it simply ins't worth it if it gets stolen.

The second one has been summarily debunked, as a quick look shows musicians and movie studios are more prolific than ever. This argument is repeated often in the Jewish world, but again, I doubt its veracity. Albums have always been glorified business cards for singers to perform at wedding and live events. Only the top few have ever made money of CD/cassette/download sales. (And Eli Gerstner. I've heard it quoted that he consistently makes money on his productions. All I can do is scratch and shake my head.)

As to your question about sales, this is a question that has been asked by many. This debate was rehashed more recently with the proposed SOPA regulations. The numbers the movie and music industries produced were ripped to shreds by most third party analysts. I don't know why they do it - there may be a value in fighting it so it gets curtailed to a point, and they still get the benefits of pirating without all of the losses. It may be a visceral reaction -you would think that stealing=less sales by definition. The opposite is counter-intuitive. I'm sure there is plenty of evidence that I am wrong. But from what I have read, it seems the music and movie industries are making more content and earning more money since the advent of pirating.

Again: THIS IS NOT A JUSTIFICATION TO STEAL.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 15, 2015, 10:00:37 AM
Yes, that's why that argument hardly makes sense.

I don't think the argument is that the piraters themselves become buyers, though that definitely does exist. I will often listen to a stolen copy of the CD before deciding to buy it or not. 
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 15, 2015, 10:09:25 AM


there may be a value in fighting it so it gets curtailed to a point, and they still get the benefits of pirating without all of the losses.

Perhaps. Hard to accept, though.



Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 15, 2015, 10:11:07 AM


Again: THIS IS NOT A JUSTIFICATION TO STEAL.

Totally with you on that. I can't tell you how much money I've spent on music (Jewish) which I had access to copy.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 15, 2015, 10:19:37 AM
I don't think the argument is that the piraters themselves become buyers, though that definitely does exist. I will often listen to a stolen copy of the CD before deciding to buy it or not.
True for some individuals. I meant as a mindset and culture, and on a broader level.

Let's face it, if most people in the world were faced with the moral challenge of not feely downloading from an easily accessible data base of music, such as Napster, would they pass?

As far as the continued success of the music industry, that could be attributed to the technology itself which makes not just pirating, but also buying music so easy and accessible.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on June 15, 2015, 01:59:54 PM
i dont know about you but if i have a pirated copy i wouldnt go out and buy it
That's generally true, but would you buy their next album?

I know by me there are artists who's albums I'll buy now only because I liked what I heard on a pirated copy of one of their albums that fell into my hands. If not for the pirated copy I probably wouldn't even know the artist existed.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on June 15, 2015, 02:01:33 PM
That's generally true, but would you buy their next album?

I know by me there are artists who's albums I'll buy now only because I liked what I heard on a pirated copy of one of their albums that fell into my hands. If not for the pirated copy I probably wouldn't even know the artist existed.
Once you're getting a pirated copy of one album, why wouldn't you get a pirated copy of their next one?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on June 15, 2015, 02:12:42 PM
Once you're getting a pirated copy of one album, why wouldn't you get a pirated copy of their next one?
+1 thats what i would do
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on June 15, 2015, 02:19:50 PM
+1 thats what i would do
Just don't do it because I said
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on June 15, 2015, 02:25:04 PM
Once you're getting a pirated copy of one album, why wouldn't you get a pirated copy of their next one?

...a pirated copy of one of their albums that fell into my hands.
If I want an album I'll buy it. I'm talking about cases where I never would've bought the album, and wasn't specifically looking for it, but once I had it I liked it.

If it's an album that I would otherwise buy I won't get a pirated copy, but I guess I'm not quite at the level of buying a legal copy of something that I otherwise wouldn't have bought once I already have a pirated copy.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on June 15, 2015, 03:41:32 PM
Anyone heard the new Ohad yet? On Mostly Music it's still pre-order, but I heard that Israeli radio stations are already playing the whole album.

One thing that looks funny is the cover. On top it says "Dovid Fadida Magish" and on bottom it says "A Yossi Green Production". I wonder who did more. Based on Yossi Green's recent track record (Shragee, Tzuddik, Yiddish Nachas), I would hope that it's more Fadida! (They happen to be nice CDs, but there's nothing exciting about them.)
mostlymusic.com has it now
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on June 15, 2015, 04:03:04 PM
 
Just don't do it because I said
;D
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 16, 2015, 09:34:30 AM
I bought the Kumtantz DVD a couple of weeks ago and assumed wrongly that I'd get the audio for it too, do you guys think that it would be considered pirating if I get the audio only version from a friend?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 16, 2015, 09:46:21 AM

I bought the Kumtantz DVD a couple of weeks ago and assumed wrongly that I'd get the audio for it too, do you guys think that it would be considered pirating if I get the audio only version from a friend?
Considering if you're good with a computer you could pull the audio from the video...I probably would do it-that doesn't make it okay though.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yaakovl on June 16, 2015, 09:51:26 AM
Considering if you're good with a computer you could pull the audio from the video...I probably would do it-that doesn't make it okay though.
if the manufacturer was smart, he added macrovision to the audio...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 16, 2015, 09:52:29 AM

if the manufacturer was smart, he added macrovision to the audio...
I don't know what the Jewish dvds look like today but if they're burned anything like they were 5-6 years ago I highly doubt it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 16, 2015, 10:03:18 AM
Considering if you're good with a computer you could pull the audio from the video...I probably would do it-that doesn't make it okay though.

Assuming that can be done, and the sound quality would still be good, I'd still have to separate the tracks myself. It's much easier if I just get a copy
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 16, 2015, 10:04:24 AM

Assuming that can be done, and the sound quality would still be good, I'd still have to separate the tracks myself. It's much easier if I just get a copy
I'm saying that since I would be able to rip it from the DVD I would copy from someone
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 16, 2015, 10:09:25 AM
I'm saying that since I would be able to rip it from the DVD I would copy from someone

Makes sense, thanks
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 16, 2015, 10:10:15 AM
Makes sense, thanks
Don't use me as your moral compass please  :P
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 16, 2015, 10:22:54 AM
Don't use me as your moral compass please  :P

Your moral compass seems to align with mine, I just wanted to confirm that I'm not the only misaligned one  ;D
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 16, 2015, 10:23:41 AM

Your moral compass seems to align with mine, I just wanted to confirm that I'm not the only misaligned one  ;D
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 16, 2015, 10:34:34 AM
I'm not at all defending copying music. I personally think it's at best bad middos and at worst gezel.
But maybe if today's singers, wouldn't put out cds with just 2 decnt songs sandwiched by 8 fillers, ppl would feel more guilty.





Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 16, 2015, 10:37:29 AM
I'm not at all defending copying music. I personally think it's at best bad middos and at worst gezel.
But maybe if today's singers, wouldn't put out cds with just 2 decnt songs sandwiched by 8 fillers, ppl would feel more guilty.
Eh, justification is powerful- it doesn't need that
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 16, 2015, 11:23:24 AM
I'm not at all defending copying music. I personally think it's at best bad middos and at worst gezel.
But maybe if today's singers, wouldn't put out cds with just 2 decnt songs sandwiched by 8 fillers, ppl would feel more guilty.

+1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on June 16, 2015, 11:27:00 AM
I'm not at all defending copying music. I personally think it's at best bad middos and at worst gezel.
But maybe if today's singers, wouldn't put out cds with just 2 decnt songs sandwiched by 8 fillers, ppl would feel more guilty.
why? that doesnt make sense if all the songs were good then you would buy it but if two were good you would steal it (yes i know not everyone holds its stealing)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 16, 2015, 11:45:11 AM
why? that doesnt make sense if all the songs were good then you would buy it but if two were good you would steal it (yes i know not everyone holds its stealing)
I'm not justifying, I'm just stating the thoughts that went through my mind the few times that I did this
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 16, 2015, 11:54:39 AM
Considering if you're good with a computer you could pull the audio from the video...I probably would do it-that doesn't make it okay though.
I once got a psak that if I own the tape I can copy the CD since I already own rights to the song.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 16, 2015, 12:06:53 PM
I once got a psak that if I own the tape I can copy the CD since I already own rights to the song.

Question is if the same goes to copy audio if I have the video. OTOH they obviously didn't include the audio for a reason, BOTOH I paid for the video why shouldn't I be able to hear the audio...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 16, 2015, 12:17:56 PM
I'm not at all defending copying music. I personally think it's at best bad middos and at worst gezel.
But maybe if today's singers, wouldn't put out cds with just 2 decnt songs sandwiched by 8 fillers, ppl would feel more guilty.

Oy, where to begin? Just a few quick points:
1) It is not "at worst" gezel, it is gezel.
2) Complaining about "today's" singers - You realize every cat and their uncle can go into a studio tomorrow and put out an album? Only the very best were able to produce music back in the day, and so obviously the quality was better. Now you have more variety and more choices, so we are better off, even if there is more trash.
3) Ironically, you complain about only single songs being good "today" when single song downloads are possible today.
4) And the guilt, oh the guilt. That's the whole point, isn't it? We know it is wrong to steal, but have all these justifications. It's up to the artist to make me fell guilty about stealing. What's wrong is wrong -your personal feelings on the matter are irrelevant. You wanna steal Chaim Yankel Todrus's brand new album, "Yiddish Meows?" Go ahead. But you still stole it. Even if you only like the third song about his pet squirrel's breakfast being cold, and didn't care for the other songs about lunch and dinner.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 16, 2015, 12:40:00 PM
Oy, where to begin? Just a few quick points:
1) It is not "at worst" gezel, it is gezel.
2) Complaining about "today's" singers - You realize every cat and their uncle can go into a studio tomorrow and put out an album? Only the very best were able to produce music back in the day, and so obviously the quality was better. Now you have more variety and more choices, so we are better off, even if there is more trash.
3) Ironically, you complain about only single songs being good "today" when single song downloads are possible today.
4) And the guilt, oh the guilt. That's the whole point, isn't it? We know it is wrong to steal, but have all these justifications. It's up to the artist to make me fell guilty about stealing. What's wrong is wrong -your personal feelings on the matter are irrelevant. You wanna steal Chaim Yankel Todrus's brand new album, "Yiddish Meows?" Go ahead. But you still stole it. Even if you only like the third song about his pet squirrel's breakfast being cold, and didn't care for the other songs about lunch and dinner.

1) Very debatable (as per the whole first part of this conversation), but not the point right now.
2) As I said before, since I feel that the artist didn't spend any time to create the album, and I don't like it, it makes feel less guilty to steal it (NOTE: I'm not saying it's ok, but makes me feel less guilty).
3) Unfortunately, my search in Google Play Music didn't bring up any of the new Jewish albums, so I can't buy single songs (Is every album available to download by track on mostlymusic.com? If so, disregard this).
4) Yeah, the issue at hand is do I have to feel guilty, feeling guilt is a personal matter. Unfortunately, not all the wrong stuff make everybody feel guilty, the discussion here is whether this is from those stuff that should make you feel guilty, besides actually being wrong.

Having said all that, please don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning pirating/copying music. There was a point in my life where I actually did it, and those were part of my justifications. I'm working on actually paying for my whole current library, it'll take time, but I'm working on it none-the-less.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 16, 2015, 12:55:16 PM
Ok seriously can we get back to "discussing jewish music" this thread almost looks like the  "interesting pictures" thread looked last Friday!
Or maybe we can do the same that was done there, pity jj is not following this thread.
Well lemme try it doesn't hurt RTM
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 16, 2015, 12:58:59 PM
+1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 16, 2015, 01:07:04 PM
1) Very debatable (as per the whole first part of this conversation), but not the point right now.

Umm no. "As per the first part of this conversation," with the exclusion of one (one!) named rov, everyone, from R' Moshe and R' Wosner and on says it is theft. Not one single argument that it is not theft was articulated in this thread. Not. One. Single. One.

2) As I said before, since I feel that the artist didn't spend any time to create the album, and I don't like it, it makes feel less guilty to steal it (NOTE: I'm not saying it's ok, but makes me feel less guilty).
4) Yeah, the issue at hand is do I have to feel guilty, feeling guilt is a personal matter. Unfortunately, not all the wrong stuff make everybody feel guilty, the discussion here is whether this is from those stuff that should make you feel guilty, besides actually being wrong.
Who gives a flying shnitzel if you feel guilty or not?
And besides, the same way a guy can work tirelessly for years, literally, and produce absolute trash that I wouldn't spend a penny on, another  guy can take 5 minutes to produce a masterpiece (Freddie Mercury sang "Show Must Go On" while dying in one take. Shloimie Gertner probably did 30 takes for his rendition. Which one is better?). Why should that make a difference to to this conversation?

3) Unfortunately, my search in Google Play Music didn't bring up any of the new Jewish albums, so I can't buy single songs (Is every album available to download by track on mostlymusic.com? If so, disregard this).

iTunes and Amazon are better places to search.

This whole discussion is idiotic. The whole "it's wrong, BUT..." justification crap has no bearing on the topic. It's wrong. Unless you have an actual reason it is NOT wrong, share the justification with your grandmother. Maybe she cares.

Imagine a thread about shoplifting. Would an "it's wrong, but they are insured" argument fly?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on June 16, 2015, 05:47:26 PM
Umm no. "As per the first part of this conversation," with the exclusion of one (one!) named rov, everyone, from R' Moshe and R' Wosner and on says it is theft. Not one single argument that it is not theft was articulated in this thread. Not. One. Single. One.
Who gives a flying shnitzel if you feel guilty or not?
And besides, the same way a guy can work tirelessly for years, literally, and produce absolute trash that I wouldn't spend a penny on, another  guy can take 5 minutes to produce a masterpiece (Freddie Mercury sang "Show Must Go On" while dying in one take. Shloimie Gertner probably did 30 takes for his rendition. Which one is better?). Why should that make a difference to to this conversation?

iTunes and Amazon are better places to search.

This whole discussion is idiotic. The whole "it's wrong, BUT..." justification crap has no bearing on the topic. It's wrong. Unless you have an actual reason it is NOT wrong, share the justification with your grandmother. Maybe she cares.

Imagine a thread about shoplifting. Would an "it's wrong, but they are insured" argument fly?
+1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 17, 2015, 11:09:04 AM
I heard that track 2 on Ohad's new album was composed by Yossi Green for Ohad's first album. Ohad didn't want it then, and Yossi Green decided not to sell it to another singer, and now when Ohad wanted it (probably because it's better then the Heintig Yossi Green stuff), it was waiting for him.

I'm sorry for interrupting in the "Hilchos Choshen Mishpat" thread to post something about Jewish Music.  ;)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 17, 2015, 11:23:06 AM
Oy, where to begin? Just a few quick points:
1) It is not "at worst" gezel, it is gezel.

It is a shaila if it's gezel. There's a 700 page sefer called emek hamishpat - zechuyos yotzrim (iirc) discusing the subject. It is not an open and shut case of gezel. I picked up a sefer on the subject a few months ago (can't remember the name) who brought it down as 2 shitos. The list for the side that it's not gezel was very long, (as was the list for the side that it is gezel). (even if it's not gezel it could be asur for different reasons such as dina demalchusa dina)
That's why I worte that it's at worst gezel and at best bad middos.

I absolutely think it's wrong to do.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 17, 2015, 11:23:49 AM
I heard that track 2 on Ohad's new album was composed by Yossi Green for Ohad's first album. Ohad didn't want it then, and Yossi Green decided not to sell it to another singer, and now when Ohad wanted it (probably because it's better then the Heintig Yossi Green stuff), it was waiting for him.

I'm sorry for interrupting in the "Hilchos Choshen Mishpat" thread to post something about Jewish Music.  ;)

This thread has been 90% off topic and 10% on so thanks for actually posting something relevant to this thread ;-)

Does anyone else think that the new 8th day song "inner flame" sounds like such a copy of "uptown funk" or am I alone on this one? :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 18, 2015, 11:18:45 AM
Ohad did something which I think is unprecedented in "Heimish" JM. In what seems clearly as an attempt to replicate the success of "Birchas Habonim" from his last album, he put a song on his new album (track 11) Birchas Chupa. But the song is a popular Goyishe love song, and what's shocking is that he credits the song to the Goyishe composer ("Composed by: John Legend"). People have stolen songs before, but no one has officially taken a Goyishe love song from a young Goyishe composer. (A classic like You Raise Me Up, G-d Bless the USA, or even Halleluja is perhaps not as bad.) What do you hold?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 18, 2015, 11:42:09 AM

Ohad did something which I think is unprecedented in "Heimish" JM. In what seems clearly as an attempt to replicate the success of "Birchas Habonim" from his last album, he put a song on his new album (track 11) Birchas Chupa. But the song is a popular Goyishe love song, and what's shocking is that he credits the song to the Goyishe composer ("Composed by: John Legend"). People have stolen songs before, but no one has officially taken a Goyishe love song from a young Goyishe composer. (A classic like You Raise Me Up, G-d Bless the USA, or even Halleluja is perhaps not as bad.) What do you hold?
He did it with hallelujah already... Iinm on one of the maccabeats they cover you had a bad day
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 18, 2015, 05:10:01 PM
Yitrap: It's true that Ohad has done this before, but there are differences. Firstly, it is more commen for singers to put in Goyish music on Mix albums (ex. Benny Friedman's Nagila Vnismecha, Lipa's 24/6, Ohad's Hamuzika Sheli) [I'm not saying that it's more justified, I'm just saying that it's precedented]. Secondly, Ohad, although he's not considered Yeshivish, has usually (with a few exceptions) geared his albums to appeal to the Yeshivish crowd [whereas The Macabeats and many of their type were never considered "Heimish"]. Thirdly, rarely were current love songs taken [rarely altogether, never by a Yeshivish singer]. In the past Ohad used "You Raise Me Up". That's a classic and is more justifiable. You mentioned "Halleluja". It's also considered a classic, and even more so, it was composed by a Jew [just like Shwekey's Kolot which was composed by a Frei Yid], albeit with words that are far from Kosher. But to explicitly take a current love song and and not try to hide it is unprecedented.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 18, 2015, 06:26:02 PM
Yitrap: It's true that Ohad has done this before, but there are differences. Firstly, it is more commen for singers to put in Goyish music on Mix albums (ex. Benny Friedman's Nagila Vnismecha, Lipa's 24/6, Ohad's Hamuzika Sheli) [I'm not saying that it's more justified, I'm just saying that it's precedented]. Secondly, Ohad, although he's not considered Yeshivish, has usually (with a few exceptions) geared his albums to appeal to the Yeshivish crowd [whereas The Macabeats and many of their type were never considered "Heimish"]. Thirdly, rarely were current love songs taken [rarely altogether, never by a Yeshivish singer]. In the past Ohad used "You Raise Me Up". That's a classic and is more justifiable. You mentioned "Halleluja". It's also considered a classic, and even more so, it was composed by a Jew [just like Shwekey's Kolot which was composed by a Frei Yid], albeit with words that are far from Kosher. But to explicitly take a current love song and and not try to hide it is unprecedented.
You'd prefer he'd hide it, like dedi did by crediting Abba songs to "niggun mibeis abba"? Or like gertner/kalish credits the spice girls as" amami"?

As long as he's being honest and upfront and giving you the choice, that's far better than hiding, IMHO.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 19, 2015, 02:04:35 PM
Yehuda57: The standard thinking of most people is "if you're going to use a Goyish song, it's better to be open and don't hide it". But it's not so simple. R' Mottisyahu Solomon Shlita says (it's printed in the book "With Hearts Full of Love") that there's nothing wrong with listening to a Goyish song if it's a real song ["the things we hear by Chasunos today is not music- it's a bunch of random noises that sound like they're from the Africans in the Jungles"] AND if you don't know the source of the song! But, if when you hear the song you think about the Goyishe guy who composed it, or foul lyrics that were originally set to the song, then it's forbidden to listen to it! Ad Kan Leshono. So according to this, it would be much better to stay in the dark and believe that it's a Jewish song.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 19, 2015, 02:15:33 PM
Yehuda57: The standard thinking of most people is "if you're going to use a Goyish song, it's better to be open and don't hide it". But it's not so simple. R' Mottisyahu Solomon Shlita says (it's printed in the book "With Hearts Full of Love") that there's nothing wrong with listening to a Goyish song if it's a real song ["the things we hear by Chasunos today is not music- it's a bunch of random noises that sound like they're from the Africans in the Jungles"] AND if you don't know the source of the song! But, if when you hear the song you think about the Goyishe guy who composed it, or foul lyrics that were originally set to the song, then it's forbidden to listen to it! Ad Kan Leshono. So according to this, it would be much better to stay in the dark and believe that it's a Jewish song.
Yowzah.

I'm out.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 21, 2015, 12:05:18 AM
Just bought Moishe Mendlowitz' Nostalgia.

Nice, for those who enjoy the oldies.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 22, 2015, 10:09:11 AM
Anyone else having problems loading www.jewishmusic.fm ?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on June 22, 2015, 12:02:31 PM
What was goyish on benny friedmans nagila vinismicha?
I assume you are not referring to one day?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 22, 2015, 12:52:52 PM
What was goyish on benny friedmans nagila vinismicha?
I assume you are not referring to one day?

Lol! Every. Single. Song.

(well, aside from One Day, and the two full length original songs)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 22, 2015, 03:48:55 PM
What was goyish on benny friedmans nagila vinismicha?
I assume you are not referring to one day?
I remember a intro he uses which is real "goyish" although I don't know from where it comes.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 22, 2015, 03:49:38 PM
Just bought Moishe Mendlowitz' Nostalgia.

Nice, for those who enjoy the oldies.
Agreed, I think it's really nice and refreshing.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 22, 2015, 03:51:08 PM
What do you guys say to the fact that Ohad got Rechnitz's song "Maduah"?
I think it's a gorgeous song with big potential!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Adam101 on June 22, 2015, 03:58:12 PM
What do you guys say to the fact that Ohad got Rechnitz's song "Maduah"?
I think it's a gorgeous song with big potential!
Too long with too many words.  Can't learn it if you don't know Hebrew.  Ok tune though
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 22, 2015, 04:02:02 PM
Too long with too many words.  Can't learn it if you don't know Hebrew.  Ok tune though
Think of "Aleh Katen" just takes time.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on June 22, 2015, 05:32:33 PM
Think of "Aleh Katen" just takes time.
Most people don't know all the words to that either...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 22, 2015, 07:45:37 PM
What do you guys say to the fact that Ohad got Rechnitz's song "Maduah"?
I think it's a gorgeous song with big potential!

It's been around for a while already (on YouTube)
Rechnitz released it after the " Sasoon tragedy " featuring Uzia Tzadok, Ohad, Itzik Dadya and the Shira choir.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: smurf on June 22, 2015, 07:48:34 PM
I remember a intro he uses which is real "goyish" although I don't know from where it comes.
intro for one day is the office theme song
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 22, 2015, 08:43:37 PM
intro for one day is the office theme song
Iirc I'm talking about the intro to "Yumim Boim"
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 22, 2015, 08:45:26 PM
It's been around for a while already (on YouTube)
Rechnitz released it after the " Sasoon tragedy " featuring Uzia Tzadok, Ohad, Itzik Dadya and the Shira choir.
Yea I know that.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on June 22, 2015, 09:42:31 PM
When does Ohad get onto iItunes?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 22, 2015, 10:22:39 PM
Anybody know when the 8th day cd comes out in  iTunes? I know it came out on the jewish sites but Eta on ITunes?

It's on iTunes, btw.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: smurf on June 23, 2015, 12:54:01 AM
It's on iTunes, btw.
and Google Play
and Amazon mp3
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 23, 2015, 10:34:07 AM
Iirc I'm talking about the intro to "Yumim Boim"
Many of the intros were Goyish. Regarding Yumim Bo'im, he actually mixed it together with dynamite/candlelight. it wasn't just the intro.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 23, 2015, 10:35:11 AM
What do you guys say to the fact that Ohad got Rechnitz's song "Maduah"?
I think it's a gorgeous song with big potential!
I think it's a refreshing and interesting song in an album that doesn't have much excitement.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 23, 2015, 11:48:47 AM
Too long with too many words.  Can't learn it if you don't know Hebrew.  Ok tune though
The words are basically a compilation of famous Pesukim. Shouldn't be too hard.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on June 23, 2015, 12:04:39 PM
just had simcha leiner new lecha dodi playing at work and my coworker pulled up a Shaggy song with same tune :o
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shoobi on June 23, 2015, 12:08:55 PM
just had simcha leiner new lecha dodi playing at work and my coworker pulled up a Shaggy song with same tune :o

nice which song?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Adam101 on June 23, 2015, 12:09:49 PM
nice which song?
I need your love.  Same high.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 24, 2015, 04:25:50 PM
just had simcha leiner new lecha dodi playing at work and my coworker pulled up a Shaggy song with same tune :o
That's a first for Yochi Briskman. He was always the "Kosher" guy.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 24, 2015, 04:29:12 PM
Coming soon... a new single from Yaakov Shwekey, made for The Special Children's Center (his wife's organization). His first release without Yochi Briskman. http://mostlymusic.com/collections/new-cds-dvds/products/yaakov-shwekey-i-can-be-single?contact_posted=true
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Post by: YitzyS on June 24, 2015, 04:43:31 PM
25% off any 6 new releases on MostlyMusic.com. See the thread http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=53251.0
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on June 24, 2015, 05:51:07 PM
That's a first for Yochi Briskman. He was always the "Kosher" guy.
Extremely unimpressed! Took simcha leiner down in my books
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on June 24, 2015, 07:12:34 PM
Extremely unimpressed! Took simcha leiner down in my books
+1
Always viewed him as an original guy, coming up with new quality music.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 24, 2015, 10:22:01 PM
Coming soon... a new single from Yaakov Shwekey, made for The Special Children's Center (his wife's organization). His first release without Yochi Briskman. http://mostlymusic.com/collections/new-cds-dvds/products/yaakov-shwekey-i-can-be-single?contact_posted=true
Now available. It's for sale for $1.99, I assume that it benefits The Special's Children Center.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Got a clue on June 25, 2015, 01:07:55 AM
Now available. It's for sale for $1.99, I assume that it benefits The Special's Children Center.

Sounds like a Camp Simcha song
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 26, 2015, 09:44:20 AM
I initially thought that Shwekey's new single must be a cover of a Goyishe song, because the style is pretty Goyish, and it sounded "too good to be Jewish", but it was really composed by Yitzy Waldner (I guess I lost confidence in singers because it sort of became a trend recently even by "Heimishe" singers to steal songs from Goyim). The song was arranged by Udi Demari, and mixed by Ian Freiter.

I think Shwekey did a good job with this release. It's his first solo release (sans Yochi) and, although it's much harder to produce an entire album, it still shows that Shwekey can hold his own.

What does the Oilam hold about this song?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 28, 2015, 12:01:00 PM
Random Interesting Fact: Yaakov Shwekey took 30 songs from Yitzy Waldner (starting from his first album. He has songs from him on every album.) It's more that triple the second place composer - his brother Moshe Dovid, at 9 songs (He only had songs on the early albums. His last song was on Shwekey 4. There's hock about family politics over a third brother, Yosef Chaim, but it's very hard to know what really goes on within families. Moshe Dovid did write lyrics for Yaakov for the song Hakadosh Baruch Hu on Libi Bamizrach, years after he stopped composing for him.) Shwekey's third place composer is Yossi Green, with 8 songs. He also has at least a few songs from the following composers: Moshe Wertzberger, Pinky Weber, Moshe Laufer, Baruch Levine, and Yochanon Shapiro.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 28, 2015, 12:38:54 PM
Random Interesting Fact: Yaakov Shwekey took 30 songs from Yitzy Waldner (starting from his first album. He has songs from him on every album.) It's more that triple the second place composer - his brother Moshe Dovid, at 9 songs (He only had songs on the early albums. His last song was on Shwekey 4. There's hock about family politics over a third brother, Yosef Chaim, but it's very hard to know what really goes on within families. Moshe Dovid did write lyrics for Yaakov for the song Hakadosh Baruch Hu on Libi Bamizrach, years after he stopped composing for him.) Shwekey's third place composer is Yossi Green, with 8 songs. He also has at least a few songs from the following composers: Moshe Wertzberger, Pinky Weber, Moshe Laufer, Baruch Levine, and Yochanon Shapiro.
Moshe Wertzberger did make a few gorgeous songs for him.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 28, 2015, 01:20:35 PM
Clear Thinker: Moshe Wertzberger made 7 songs for Shwekey, including Psach Lahem (Psach Lahem Noam Veratzon Liftoach Sharei Retzonecha) and Tzadikim (Mipnei Ma Nistater Kivro Shel Moshe).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 28, 2015, 01:23:36 PM


Clear Thinker: Moshe Wertzberger made 7 songs for Shwekey, including Psach Lahem (Psach Lahem Noam Veratzon Liftoach Sharei Retzonecha) and Tzadikim (Mipnei Ma Nistater Kivro Shel Moshe).

I didn't know Tzadikim is his.
Av Harachamim, iinm Lshem Shumayim is his, and I remember a gorgeous song on "Libi Bamizrach" I just don't remember which one.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 28, 2015, 04:29:00 PM

I didn't know Tzadikim is his.
Av Harachamim, iinm Lshem Shumayim is his, and I remember a gorgeous song on "Libi Bamizrach" I just don't remember which one.
IIRC, the song Vayomro Kol Ha'am Amain Amain Vehallel Lashem on Libi Bamizrach is his.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 29, 2015, 03:01:44 PM
Anyone remember the JE Magazine that Yossi Zweig printed like 7-8 years ago? He told me that he wants to resume the Magazine, but it'll only be online. The cost of printing is too high.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on June 29, 2015, 06:29:09 PM
Anyone remember the JE Magazine that Yossi Zweig printed like 7-8 years ago? He told me that he wants to resume the Magazine, but it'll only be online. The cost of printing is too high.

wow. It was really great. Any details on when and where it will be available?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 30, 2015, 09:39:13 AM
User6669: Yossi Zweig has had this idea for a while, and is at the stage where he's trying to recruit writers. I don't think there is a time yet, the ideas are still formulating, and as of now, the ball didn't get rolling yet. But I'm on the case trying to speed it up. As for the location, I don't know if he'll make a special website, or if it'll be on his website JewishInsights.com.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on June 30, 2015, 07:09:30 PM
User6669: Yossi Zweig has had this idea for a while, and is at the stage where he's trying to recruit writers. I don't think there is a time yet, the ideas are still formulating, and as of now, the ball didn't get rolling yet. But I'm on the case trying to speed it up. As for the location, I don't know if he'll make a special website, or if it'll be on his website JewishInsights.com.

Thanks. Get it moving, tell him that people (me, and others I know) really liked it because it was a high quality magazine, and can't wait for it to be back.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on June 30, 2015, 08:33:23 PM
Thanks. Get it moving, tell him that people (me, and others I know) really liked it because it was a high quality magazine, and can't wait for it to be back.
+1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on July 02, 2015, 10:16:24 AM
I didn't see it yet, but Lakewood Scoop tweeted that Shwekey released a music video to his I Can Be song. They should have it on their site.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on July 02, 2015, 10:31:02 AM
I didn't see it yet, but Lakewood Scoop tweeted that Shwekey released a music video to his I Can Be song. They should have it on their site.
i think its a beautiful song. very different style
Watch "I CAN BE... | by Yaakov Shwekey (Official Music Video)" on YouTube - https://youtu.be/C3nF2KHmQ60
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on July 02, 2015, 10:43:20 AM
I didn't see it yet, but Lakewood Scoop tweeted that Shwekey released a music video to his I Can Be song. They should have it on their site.
Did anyone else think that his song was called "I can be single"?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 02, 2015, 10:56:16 AM
The lyrics sound like they were written by a teenager for a camp song. If that's what it is, fine. But if he's trying to produce a quality song for adults, he should shy away from the kitsch, cheesy cliches the song is replete with. 
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 02, 2015, 10:57:53 AM
i think its a beautiful song. very different style
Watch "I CAN BE... | by Yaakov Shwekey (Official Music Video)" on YouTube - https://youtu.be/C3nF2KHmQ60

Weird. I watched the video, and then when I clicked on this link again, the video is gone. hmmm.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on July 02, 2015, 11:00:59 AM
Weird. I watched the video, and then when I clicked on this link again, the video is gone. hmmm.
+1  i feel like a fool. just posted on a group and everyone complaining ;)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 02, 2015, 11:04:54 AM
+1  i feel like a fool. just posted on a group and everyone complaining ;)

Definitely your fault. You inconsiderate thoughtless cold hearted fire-breathing hateful lump of human waste.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on July 02, 2015, 11:06:28 AM
Definitely your fault. You inconsiderate thoughtless cold hearted fire-breathing hateful lump of human waste.
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on July 02, 2015, 11:19:37 AM
What happened was the video removed?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 02, 2015, 11:24:36 AM
What happened was the video removed?
Yup.

Maybe with all the self-identification talk going on, he realized some of the video can be taken in a completely different direction
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on July 02, 2015, 12:38:42 PM
Apparently the video is back
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on July 02, 2015, 12:51:03 PM
Apparently the video is back

+1 works fine now.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on July 08, 2015, 10:33:36 AM
Does anyone know any real good accapella albums with no "fake music" on them? There are such an abundance of accapella albums, but most of them are horrible. A quote to this point "Accapella albums are the only type of albums where someone could wake up in the morning and decide to put one out, and by the time he goes to sleep that night the whole album is complete. And apparently, that has happened many times..."  ;)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on July 08, 2015, 10:38:55 AM
Does anyone know any real good accapella albums with no "fake music" on them? There are such an abundance of accapella albums, but most of them are horrible. A quote to this point "Accapella albums are the only type of albums where someone could wake up in the morning and decide to put one out, and by the time he goes to sleep that night the whole album is complete. And apparently, that has happened many times..."  ;)
Miami's "around the camp fire"
http://jewishmusic.fm/album/around-the-camp-fire/
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 08, 2015, 02:01:42 PM
Does anyone know any real good accapella albums with no "fake music" on them? There are such an abundance of accapella albums, but most of them are horrible. A quote to this point "Accapella albums are the only type of albums where someone could wake up in the morning and decide to put one out, and by the time he goes to sleep that night the whole album is complete. And apparently, that has happened many times..."  ;)

Most A Capella is not listenable. But maybe you'll like this some of the stuff here: http://mostlymusic.com/collections/acapella-sefira?page=1

Here are two listenable selections, which won't make you want to shoot yourself in the head:

http://mostlymusic.com/products/friedman-family-my-fathers-zemiros

http://mostlymusic.com/collections/acapella-sefira/products/acapella-version-karduner-cd

Kol Achai has a few A Capella songs, though not an album.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on July 12, 2015, 04:58:00 PM
Ari goldwag acapella soul 1 and 2. Excellent quality without the garbage
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on July 13, 2015, 04:34:04 AM
A capella by Beri Weber "2EC" - תעיתי
https://vimeo.com/133321819 (https://vimeo.com/133321819)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on July 22, 2015, 10:45:07 AM
So Levi Fallkowitz is finally coming out with his CD this coming Monday,  I heard from people that heard the CD that each and every song is a gem!
They say it's by far the most solid CD in the longest time!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on July 22, 2015, 11:27:50 AM
So Levi Fallkowitz is finally coming out with his CD this coming Monday,  I heard from people that heard the CD that each and every song is a gem!
They say it's by far the most solid CD in the longest time!

I'm a big fan of his, I really hope it's that good!!!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on July 22, 2015, 12:14:54 PM
I'm a big fan of his, I really hope it's that good!!!
Same here.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on July 22, 2015, 09:33:55 PM
Besides Levy Falkovitch, albums are also being released by Yosef Chaim Shwekey and Micha Gamerman. (Lipa is also supposed to be releasing, but he's still in studio, so we gotta see if he'll finish on time.) Regarding Micha Gamerman, he's a Brazilian singer. His first album really didn't make it at all. I heard clips of him new album and it's a different world. He's crazy talented and it didn't come through on his first album. But it's obvious on the upcoming album. I hope it makes it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on July 22, 2015, 09:38:32 PM
Shimmy Shtauber, the producer of The Story Experience, When Zeidy Was Young 3, and the Yiddish Magic Yarmulka, is currently working with Abie Rotenberg to make a sequel to Abie's story tape The Golden Crown, which he released 25 years ago. It was an awesome tape, and Shimmy Shtauber is mega talented, so I'm psyched for this album. I'm not sure yet on the release date.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 22, 2015, 10:34:49 PM
Shimmy Shtauber, the producer of The Story Experience, When Zeidy Was Young 3, and the Yiddish Magic Yarmulka, is currently working with Abie Rotenberg to make a sequel to Abie's story tape The Golden Crown, which he released 25 years ago. It was an awesome tape, and Shimmy Shtauber is mega talented, so I'm psyched for this album. I'm not sure yet on the release date.
Nice! Hopefully it will be a better follow up than marvelous middos machine 4.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on July 22, 2015, 10:43:49 PM


So Levi Fallkowitz is finally coming out with his CD this coming Monday...
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/22/15837acd01bb00dc3be624a5caabdce1.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: @Yehuda on July 24, 2015, 05:17:24 PM
Any ideas for finding acapella versions of Journeys?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on July 26, 2015, 09:28:05 PM
Any ideas for finding acapella versions of Journeys?
youtube?

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: @Yehuda on July 26, 2015, 09:30:34 PM
youtube?
Eh, that's the only song on there. Was looking for more. Now I don't need it ;)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Adam101 on July 26, 2015, 09:43:28 PM
Wow . New falkovitch album is good.  Just wow.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on July 26, 2015, 09:45:01 PM
Wow . New falkovitch album is good.  Just wow.
Where did you hear it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Adam101 on July 26, 2015, 09:45:50 PM
Where did you hear it?
On my phone.  I got a copy. Hooked up
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on July 26, 2015, 10:03:38 PM
Eh, that's the only song on there. Was looking for more. Now I don't need it ;)
sorry...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on July 26, 2015, 10:09:14 PM
Wow . New falkovitch album is good.  Just wow.
anyone find it on itunes or play?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Joe4007 on July 26, 2015, 11:01:07 PM
anyone find it on itunes or play?
?s=01
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on July 26, 2015, 11:08:31 PM
?s=01
thanks! will wait :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Joe4007 on July 26, 2015, 11:10:15 PM
thanks! will wait :)
Me too. Those surveys gotta pay off somewhere...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on July 26, 2015, 11:11:04 PM
Me too. Those surveys gotta pay off somewhere...
surveys?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Joe4007 on July 26, 2015, 11:23:05 PM
surveys?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33839.msg1118060#msg1118060
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on July 26, 2015, 11:33:34 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33839.msg1118060#msg1118060
I totally missed that one!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on July 26, 2015, 11:54:32 PM
What's up with jewishmusic.fm?
Nothing works anymore, it just doesn't play.
Anyone else have that issue?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on July 27, 2015, 12:03:07 AM
What's up with jewishmusic.fm?
Nothing works anymore, it just doesn't play.
Anyone else have that issue?
same here. To be fair, they do say that the site is under construction...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on July 27, 2015, 05:26:02 AM
same here. To be fair, they do say that the site is under construction...
It's been saying that for months. They changed the player (probably to prevent downloads) but it doesn't play at all now :(
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on July 27, 2015, 09:00:29 AM
the site is down
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on July 27, 2015, 09:11:01 PM
Is shwekeys "i can be" originally from a non jewish song?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on July 28, 2015, 08:29:57 AM
Is shwekeys "i can be" originally from a non jewish song?
It was composed by Yitzy Waldner. He officially doesn't even listen to Goyishe music, although his style recently is many times pretty much Goyish style, and he's even many times "Mechaven" to Goyish songs.
I tried Shazaming it but all it pulled up was Shwekey.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 02, 2015, 08:54:40 PM
Levy Falkowitz had a lot of fanfare before the album came out, but I heard practically nothing once it was released. I personally heard it and it sounds decent, but I didn't hear it enough to formulate a solid opinion. Did you hear it yet? What do you hold?
Also, did anyone hear Fuchs or Gamerman?

On a separate note, Shlomo Simcha is actively working on a new album.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on August 02, 2015, 08:58:39 PM
Levy Falkowitz had a lot of fanfare before the album came out, but I heard practically nothing once it was released. I personally heard it and it sounds decent, but I didn't hear it enough to formulate a solid opinion. Did you hear it yet? What do you hold?
Also, did anyone hear Fuchs or Gamerman?

On a separate note, Shlomo Simcha is actively working on a new album.
Falkowitz's cd is very nice.  He sings pretty nice and the songs are nice as well
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 02, 2015, 09:05:31 PM
Levy Falkowitz had a lot of fanfare before the album came out, but I heard practically nothing once it was released. I personally heard it and it sounds decent, but I didn't hear it enough to formulate a solid opinion. Did you hear it yet? What do you hold?

I'm in middle of listening to it for the first time (up to track 8 ) and I don't usually like to comment on an album before listening to it a couple of times, but it sounds at least decent if not more than that to me.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 02, 2015, 09:09:41 PM
I'm in middle of listening to it for the first time (up to track 8 ) and I don't usually like to comment on an album before listening to it a couple of times, but it sounds at least decent if not more than that to me.
Absolutely! I find it very hard to even enjoy a CD the first time I hear it. As they say, "The first date, the first time you hear a CD, and the first cigarette after Shabbos, are all sacrifices in order to enjoy the second one". (Yes, it's my own line. but it sounds better when you say "as they say")
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 02, 2015, 09:11:28 PM
Absolutely! I find it very hard to even enjoy a CD the first time I hear it. As they say, "The first date, the first time you hear a CD, and the first cigarette after Shabbos, are all sacrifices in order to enjoy the second one". (Yes, it's my own line. but it sounds better when you say "as they say")

I like the line, and I can officially use the addition of "as they say" without having to explain it :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 02, 2015, 09:17:28 PM
My personal analysis on Falkowitz's album:

-He sounds a lot more like Schnitzler than he did when he sang Gam Leshoni on Rechnitz's CD.
-His first song, which was composed by Baruch Shalom Blesofsky (composer of Yeedle's Melayim Ziv and his own CD, notably Lo Yemalet) is a smart Shtickel, to take a song style that was somewhat successful and to put it as the first track. Yesh Tikva style songs, of which there are many (including the new Micha Gamerman opening track), are already burnt toast.
-Track 10, Achake Lo, is hauntingly similar to MBD's "Pray and Sing"
-Track 4, Ani Yeshaina, is an awesome amazing song.

These are my initial thoughts.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 02, 2015, 09:18:03 PM
I like the line, and I can officially use the addition of "as they say" without having to explain it :)
Hat tip?  ;)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 02, 2015, 09:19:27 PM
Hat tip?  ;)
I liked it on Tapatalk, that's as much as I can do
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ChAiM'l on August 02, 2015, 09:36:40 PM


-He sounds a lot more like Schnitzler than he did when he sang Gam Leshoni on Rechnitz's CD.


+1. Was hoping for more of the powerful style he has in that song and I was disappointed. (I've only heard the album once, so I may be too quick to judge)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on August 03, 2015, 08:01:07 AM
What's the story with the new Yosef Chaim Shwekey?  jewishmusic.fm is showing it but haven't managed to find it anywhere else.
Also what's up with lipa's new album? When is it being released?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 03, 2015, 10:35:19 AM
Also what's up with lipa's new album? When is it being released?
It was set to have been released already, and Lipa is usually pretty on time. But I did hear a few weeks ago that he was still in studio recording, which was a warning that he is running late.

Am I the only one, or are others also not very excited for this CD?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on August 03, 2015, 10:39:51 AM
Am I the only one, or are others also not very excited for this CD?
I've never really been excited for his CDs in recent years, although I am curious to see what crazy stuff he's going to come up with this time...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 03, 2015, 10:55:20 AM
I've never really been excited for his CDs in recent years, although I am curious to see what crazy stuff he's going to come up with this time...
I really don't like his music style, but I get his CDs because he has crazy musical talent. I only wish he would channel his talents onto something more enjoyable.

His last CD was actually very nice and a lot mellower than his previous few (besides a few songs). But the cover gave off the impression that it was worse than ever, so a lot of people got scared off.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on August 03, 2015, 01:34:56 PM
I really don't like his music style, but I get his CDs because he has crazy musical talent. I only wish he would channel his talents onto something more enjoyable.

His last CD was actually very nice and a lot mellower than his previous few (besides a few songs). But the cover gave off the impression that it was worse than ever, so a lot of people got scared off.
I disagree with the "crazy musical talent" label. While I do agree he has crazy talent as a lyricist.
It's been downhill since "A Poshiter Yid" which was an amazing cd.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 04, 2015, 09:07:01 AM
On a separate note, Shlomo Simcha is actively working on a new album.
Talent wise shlomo simcha is as good as anyone if not better.  What I always find is that I don't care for his song selection and he needs better composers.
Also I remember when the first Aish came out I laughed and said that until the second to last song (ani maamin) Abie managed to keep him under control and he sang and didn't scream - like his אם אין מי לי type stuff- but then he must have finally given in and let him do his thing.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 05, 2015, 05:49:06 PM
Apparently one of Levi falkowitz's new songs is actually stolen from Amii Stewart.  Does anyone know who the album give credit to?
http://lifeinisrael.blogspot.com/2015/08/non-jewish-music-conversions.html
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on August 05, 2015, 05:51:31 PM
Apparently one of Levi falkowitz's new songs is actually stolen from Amii Stewart.  Does anyone know who the album give credit to?
http://lifeinisrael.blogspot.com/2015/08/non-jewish-music-conversions.html
there's a thread for that.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6792.msg1226832#msg1226832
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 05, 2015, 06:15:28 PM
there's a thread for that
Yah I know that but as a new song I thought it fit better in this thread but now I see someone actually already posted it there.
Sorry
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 06, 2015, 05:11:09 AM
I disagree with the "crazy musical talent" label. While I do agree he has crazy talent as a lyricist.
It's been downhill since "A Poshiter Yid" which was an amazing cd.
I agree that it is becoming increasingly more difficult to see Lips's musical talent from his last few CDs, but he definatly is still one of the most musically talented people in the Jewish music field. I know this from seeing him personally and from hearing the stuff that he does for other artists. (For example Yom Tov In The Vochen and Sendy Kendy for Michoel Schnitzler).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 06, 2015, 05:18:40 AM
There's big hock about a song from Lipa's new album called Booha (Roshei Teivos for Bracha Vehatzlacha. R' Chaim Kaniyevsky Shlita started saying Booha as his Bracha.) I didn't hear the song yet, but apparently it can be taken as a Zilzul in the Kavod if R' Chaim Kaniyevsky Shlita. Menachem Toker ("The Israeli Nachum Segal") said that although he has never before boycotted a song, this song is the first. He vowed never to play this song, and he got Kol Chai to remove it from their playlist.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 06, 2015, 10:10:08 AM
You can hear it here
http://www.kikar.co.il/178434.html
I thought it was a boring song but I also didn't see what was so bad.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Kabrams1618 on August 06, 2015, 10:11:12 AM
Anyone know the latest on Adi Ran.  He was a hit with the Israeli national religious crowd but have not heard anything from him in years.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 06, 2015, 10:31:43 AM
You can watch him on הקול הבא.  He is the most interesting if all of the judges!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Kabrams1618 on August 06, 2015, 10:33:19 AM
where can I find that.  Is it a tv show, can I find it online?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Freddie on August 06, 2015, 10:49:55 AM
You can hear it here
http://www.kikar.co.il/178434.html
I thought it was a boring song but I also didn't see what was so bad.
I'm lost. How is it so terrible? Am I missing something? Is he being sarcastic and I'm just not picking up on it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 06, 2015, 11:43:24 AM
where can I find that.  Is it a tv show, can I find it online?
Youtube
If you search for הקול הבא שיר השופטים you can even hear him sing in that wonderful voice of his
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 09, 2015, 09:18:07 AM
There's big hock about a song from Lipa's new album called Booha (Roshei Teivos for Bracha Vehatzlacha. R' Chaim Kaniyevsky Shlita started saying Booha as his Bracha.) I didn't hear the song yet, but apparently it can be taken as a Zilzul in the Kavod if R' Chaim Kaniyevsky Shlita. Menachem Toker ("The Israeli Nachum Segal") said that although he has never before boycotted a song, this song is the first. He vowed never to play this song, and he got Kol Chai to remove it from their playlist.
A clarification on this story. Although it's going around that Menachem Toker was the one to boycott the song, he actually had nothing to do with it. He came out with a statement that he had absolutely nothing against the song, and it was Kol Chai who had the problem. (I verified this with someone who's friends with both Toker and Lipa).

I personally have since heard the song, and I can't figure out what's wrong with it. It seems to be praising R' Chaim Kaniyevsky Shlita.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 10, 2015, 10:27:40 AM
My first immpession of Yosef Chaim Shwekey's new album is that it's refreshingly typical. Jewish music is evolving at such a dizzying pace that we don't even realize how much we miss some good old normal. It seems like a very similar CD to his last one.

His voice is great in my opinion. Very similar to his brother Yaakov, but I like his personality a whole lot better, and it comes through in his voice.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yochiek93 on August 11, 2015, 08:12:35 AM
A clarification on this story. Although it's going around that Menachem Toker was the one to boycott the song, he actually had nothing to do with it. He came out with a statement that he had absolutely nothing against the song, and it was Kol Chai who had the problem. (I verified this with someone who's friends with both Toker and Lipa).

I personally have since heard the song, and I can't figure out what's wrong with it. It seems to be praising R' Chaim Kaniyevsky Shlita.
would you come out of r chaim singing boah to yourself?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 11, 2015, 09:36:14 AM
would you come out of r chaim singing boah to yourself?
The album is crap. I'm the first to admit that. I hate it. I can enjoy some edm, but this is just awful. But that song is not disrespectful. The lyrics are respectful and not snarky in the slightest.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 11, 2015, 10:05:14 AM
would you come out of r chaim singing boah to yourself?
And is Michoel Schnitzler bad because he made a song about the Steipler? And Motti Illowitz about the Chasam Sofer? I just don't get it. If you mean something else, explain, because most people seem to think its fine.
The album is crap. I'm the first to admit that. I hate it. I can enjoy some edm, but this is just awful. But that song is not disrespectful. The lyrics are respectful and not snarky in the slightest.
I also hate the EDM, but I still enjoyed this album pretty much for a different reason. You hardly hear a singer nowadays that really sings with their whole heart. Lipa, although I don't like that its all his personal Shittos and tribulations, nevertheless means every note with his deapest self, and it comes out powerfully in the album.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on August 11, 2015, 11:05:39 AM
And is Michoel Schnitzler bad because he made a song about the Steipler? And Motti Illowitz about the Chasam Sofer? I just don't get it. If you mean something else, explain, because most people seem to think its fine. I also hate the EDM, but I still enjoyed this album pretty much for a different reason. You hardly hear a singer nowadays that really sings with their whole heart. Lipa, although I don't like that its all his personal Shittos and tribulations, nevertheless means every note with his deapest self, and it comes out powerfully in the album.
If you don't like his shittos etc. Then isn't it worse if they come out powerfully?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 11, 2015, 12:16:05 PM
If you don't like his shittos etc. Then isn't it worse if they come out powerfully?

Exactly. Matisyahu's latest album also has brutal honesty if you're into that.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on August 12, 2015, 02:32:32 AM
I just downloaded the wrong album from mostlymusic.com (I bought the "instrumental" version of Benny Friedman's Kol Haneshama, instead of the regular version). Anyone know if there's any hope in getting refunded so I can buy the correct one? Or should I just buy the other one and enjoy both?

Thanks
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 12, 2015, 09:42:33 AM
Etech7: I've gotten refunded from Mostly Music very easily in the past. Just call the store.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 12, 2015, 10:04:42 AM
I just downloaded the wrong album from mostlymusic.com (I bought the "instrumental" version of Benny Friedman's Kol Haneshama, instead of the regular version). Anyone know if there's any hope in getting refunded so I can buy the correct one? Or should I just buy the other one and enjoy both?

Thanks

I'm sure they'll refund you if you call them, I've had very good experiences (in general, not returns) with Mostly Music
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on August 12, 2015, 11:42:06 AM
Thanks for the advice!! I just called them and they sent me a link to download the correct CD, and said I should delete the other one.

Great service!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on August 12, 2015, 11:52:28 PM
Did anyone hear the new Yitchok Fuchs CD?
I was addicted to his first album.
Is this one as good?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on August 13, 2015, 05:12:33 PM
Surprised no one posted this here yet.
Took this screenshot a couple of days ago.
18th on iTunes Dance charts! Pretty impressive!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Adam101 on August 17, 2015, 10:33:34 PM
Anyone have word on sruly meyers project?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: snapit on August 18, 2015, 09:04:38 AM
Random... Where's gertner?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Tankchucker on August 18, 2015, 09:52:31 PM
http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=36750&alias=fried-furious-over-leaked-song
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on August 19, 2015, 11:47:49 AM
http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=36750&alias=fried-furious-over-leaked-song
Anyone have a link to the song...?:)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: username on August 19, 2015, 09:17:47 PM
Hopefully the 'publicity' will help somewhat.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on August 19, 2015, 11:02:46 PM
First smart thing I've heard from Lipa in a long time
http://www.gruntig.net/2015/08/lipa-shares-thought-on-parshas-shoftim.html
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 20, 2015, 11:13:30 AM
Dear Jewish Music Artist,

So, you came out with a single, video, album or some other project, huh? Very nice! I wish you much hatzlacha. Now you need people to find out about it so they can watch/listen to it, so you are going to send out a nice press release that tells everyone how amazing the project is. Good idea, but don't do this:

Quote from: JMR link=http://jewishmusicreport.com/2015/08/19/the-debut-single-of-moishy-nailender/
The debut single of Moishy Nailender,

Ok, good start - we know your name and that you are putting out your first single.

Quote from: JMR link=http://jewishmusicreport.com/2015/08/19/the-debut-single-of-moishy-nailender/
king of Chassidic wedding music,
King? You are the king? Seriously, this is your debut single, you don't have any title yet. Neither king, queen, janitor or MR. You are just a singer. Even if you have been singing weddings for fifteen years or have put out fifteen albums, you couldn't possibly live up to this kind of hype.

Quote from: JMR link=http://jewishmusicreport.com/2015/08/19/the-debut-single-of-moishy-nailender/
king of Chassidic wedding music,
Chassidic weding music is a thing? And it has a royal family and everything? Is Lipa the court Jester? Isn't it just Chassidic music played at weddings?

Quote from: JMR link=http://jewishmusicreport.com/2015/08/19/the-debut-single-of-moishy-nailender/
is a milestone event in the history of Chassidic music.

Well, I guess if you create a genre you can also decide on its watershed moments in its one-minute-long history.

The one thing this press release has going for it is that it doesn't have the word fresh in it. THAT is truly the milestone moement in the history of Jewish Music Press Releases.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on August 20, 2015, 01:57:10 PM
Would anyone be interested in starting a WhatsApp group for anything (Jewish) music related?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 20, 2015, 02:02:32 PM
Would anyone be interested in starting a WhatsApp group for anything (Jewish) music related?
I probably wouldn't mind joining one, don't wanna start it though
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on August 20, 2015, 02:08:14 PM
I probably wouldn't mind joining one, don't wanna start it though
Ok. I guess we'll start from scratch... I'll open one.
PM me your number if you wanna join.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on August 20, 2015, 02:29:50 PM
Would anyone be interested in starting a WhatsApp group for anything (Jewish) music related?
Group started!
Anyone willing to join, send me a PM with number.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 24, 2015, 09:39:24 AM
Would anyone be interested in starting a WhatsApp group for anything (Jewish) music related?
I probably wouldn't mind joining one, don't wanna start it though
Ok. I guess we'll start from scratch... I'll open one.
PM me your number if you wanna join.
Group started!
Anyone willing to join, send me a PM with number.
Guys, enjoy your group, but I don't have a smartphone!  :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssssssse don't stop posting stuff here. It's been so quiet the last few days!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 24, 2015, 09:41:37 AM
Listened to Micha Gamerman's new album, Micha Avdecha. It's a very pleasant album. It's not Rah Rah like the other recent albums, but he has a very nice voice, and he has a great upbeat personality that comes through in his singing. And his talent is so much more pronounced than in his last CD. I really enjoyed having it play in my car.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on August 24, 2015, 10:32:51 AM
Guys, enjoy your group, but I don't have a smartphone!  :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssssssse don't stop posting stuff here. It's been so quiet the last few days!
+1
No what's app and getting rid of my smart phone.
So please keep us in the loop here.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 24, 2015, 03:26:06 PM
Guys, enjoy your group, but I don't have a smartphone!  :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssssssse don't stop posting stuff here. It's been so quiet the last few days!
+1 <img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/tapatalk-emoji/emoji15.png" />
No what's app and getting rid of my smart phone.
So please keep us in the loop here.
You guys didn't really miss anything yet, not enough people on it.

FWIW, I just left the group, I thought it was gonna be a group to discuss Jewish Music legitimately, unfortunately I was wrong :(
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on August 24, 2015, 04:22:22 PM
I thought it was gonna be a group to discuss Jewish Music legitimately, unfortunately I was wrong :(
hmmm, now it's starting to sound interesting (http://s3.amazonaws.com/tapatalk-emoji/emoji48.png)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 24, 2015, 04:25:08 PM
hmmm, now it's starting to sound interesting
Group started!
Anyone willing to join, send me a PM with number.
Enjoy, I feel like I can't be part of it
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on August 24, 2015, 04:26:34 PM
Enjoy, I feel like I can't be part of it
What was going on there?

please keep us in the loop here.

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 24, 2015, 04:29:06 PM
What was going on there?
FWIW, I just left the group, I thought it was gonna be a group to discuss Jewish Music legitimately, unfortunately I was wrong :(
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Freddie on August 24, 2015, 05:58:06 PM
Stop being coy. You mentioned three times that you "can't be a part of what's going on there."
What did they do already?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Freddie on August 24, 2015, 05:59:55 PM
I will guess that it got too "gossippy" like trashing singers on a personal level.
Is that it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 24, 2015, 06:04:26 PM
Stop being coy. You mentioned three times that you "can't be a part of what's going on there."
What did they do already?
I'm not being coy at all, not sure why you're attacking me. On the first day the group was opened somebody posted a dropbox link to YC Scwekey's album, and today somebody posted 2 new songs from MBD.
What else did you think I could have meant? (Besides the fact that I said exactly once that "I feel like I can't be part of it").
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 24, 2015, 06:05:19 PM
I will guess that it got too "gossippy" like trashing singers on a personal level.
Is that it?
Gossip - as wrong as it is - isn't illegitimate IMHO.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Freddie on August 24, 2015, 06:11:11 PM
Umm, you were being coy. But now you spelled it out. Thank you. Basically it is for sharing copied music which is where you draw the line.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 24, 2015, 06:13:08 PM
Basically it is for sharing copied music which is where you draw the line.
Dunno if the group was made for sharing music (I'll give the creator the benefit-of-the-doubt), but yeah, that's where I draw the line.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on August 24, 2015, 06:14:26 PM
I'm not being coy at all, not sure why you're attacking me. On the first day the group was opened somebody posted a dropbox link to YC Scwekey's album, and today somebody posted 2 new songs from MBD.
What else did you think I could have meant? (Besides the fact that I said exactly once that "I feel like I can't be part of it").
FYI the 2 new MBD singles are available on the Shlager.net website which AFAIK is pretty legit...
Take a look for yourself http://www.shlager.net/article/5222/%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%96%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%94/shlager/%D7%9E%D7%91-%D7%93-%D7%97%D7%95%D7%96%D7%A8-%D7%A9%D7%A0%D7%99-%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%92%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D-.html
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 24, 2015, 06:15:25 PM
I heard that the two MBD songs were released by Mordechei himself in honor of his granddaughter's Chasuna tonight, but I didn't verify it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Freddie on August 24, 2015, 06:15:53 PM
Dunno if the group was made for sharing music (I'll give the creator the benefit-of-the-doubt), but yeah, that's where I draw the line.
I respect that. But you should have just said so b'feirush before. Trust me...it sounded much more sinister when you were being vague. I know you said "what else could it be?" but I guess you couldn't know the first three hava aminas I had and none of them were sharing copied music.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 24, 2015, 06:16:57 PM
FYI the 2 new MBD singles are available on the Shlager.net website which AFAIK is pretty legit...
Take a look for yourself http://www.shlager.net/article/5222/%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%96%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%94/shlager/%D7%9E%D7%91-%D7%93-%D7%97%D7%95%D7%96%D7%A8-%D7%A9%D7%A0%D7%99-%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%92%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D-.html
I heard that the two MBD songs were released by Mordechei himself in honor of his granddaughter's Chasuna tonight, but I didn't verify it.
In that case, I'll take that back.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on August 24, 2015, 06:17:40 PM
I respect that. But you should have just said so b'feirush before. Trust me...it sounded much more sinister when you were being vague. I know you said "what else could it be?" but I guess you couldn't know the first three hava aminas I had and none of them were sharing copied music.
I'll try to be more descriptive in the future B'li Neder :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on August 24, 2015, 06:33:11 PM
Does anyone know the guys at jewishmusic.fm?
I was playing around on the site and noticed it's possible to download everything for free.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on August 24, 2015, 06:37:04 PM
Does anyone know the guys at jewishmusic.fm?
I was playing around on the site and noticed it's possible to download everything for free.
Good morning... ;)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on August 24, 2015, 07:02:23 PM
Good morning... ;)

I don't really listen to much Jewish music and was on that site for like 5 minutes before figuring it out...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: username on August 24, 2015, 11:22:45 PM
I respect that. But you should have just said so b'feirush before. Trust me...it sounded much more sinister when you were being vague. I know you said "what else could it be?" but I guess you couldn't know the first three hava aminas I had and none of them were sharing copied music.
To each their own. I thought he was pretty clear (ok ok, no arrows and boxes) about why he left.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Freddie on August 24, 2015, 11:31:41 PM
To each their own. I thought he was pretty clear (ok ok, no arrows and boxes) about why he left.
He wasn't clear at first. Then he clarified.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: username on August 24, 2015, 11:36:35 PM
I guess i dont have so many hasagos as to what can be not legitimately shared about jewish music.


Just curious, if you dont mind me asking, what did you think they were doing on whatsapp?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Freddie on August 24, 2015, 11:40:38 PM
I guess i dont have so many hasagos as to what can be not legitimately shared about jewish music.


Just curious, if you dont mind me asking, what did you think they were doing on whatsapp?
If I write it, your filter will block you from coming to this forum.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on August 24, 2015, 11:42:26 PM
Just curious, if you dont mind me asking, what did you think they were doing on whatsapp?

For example:
I will guess that it got too "gossippy" like trashing singers on a personal level.
Is that it?


FWIW, I figured he probably meant sharing music but I definitely wasn't sure about it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 29, 2015, 10:28:58 PM
I have really been enjoying the Levi falkowitz album.  My wife was listening for a minute and thought it was mbd.
While initially I thought she was crazy there are clearly some places that I hear it.  Specifically at the end of nafshi where he ends with a bit of a falsetto really sounds like classic mbd!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Malachi on August 29, 2015, 11:09:01 PM
I have really been enjoying the Levi falkowitz album.  My wife was listening for a minute and thought it was mbd.
While initially I thought she was crazy there are clearly some places that I hear it.  Specifically at the end of nafshi where he ends with a bit of a falsetto really sounds like classic mbd!
I want to hear couple of his best songs on album. Can you write which ones you like the best? Thanks.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 29, 2015, 11:57:45 PM
I used spotify to listen.  To the best of my understanding I don't have to feel guilty about listening off of it and they actually have a lot of new stuff.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on August 30, 2015, 11:03:32 AM
I have really been enjoying the Levi falkowitz album.  My wife was listening for a minute and thought it was mbd.
While initially I thought she was crazy there are clearly some places that I hear it.  Specifically at the end of nafshi where he ends with a bit of a falsetto really sounds like classic mbd!
+1! Well not on the MBD part but absolutely a gorgeous album.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on August 30, 2015, 11:05:54 AM
I want to hear couple of his best songs on album. Can you write which ones you like the best? Thanks.
My take, (in no order)
Hanisturois
Hinei Yumim Boim (track 3)
Da (last track)
Achakeh loi
And last but not least "A Beigele".
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 30, 2015, 11:53:39 AM
I want to hear couple of his best songs on album. Can you write which ones you like the best? Thanks.
I especially enjoyed Nafshi. It's a real Pinky Weber song that is not that complex, but it contains real Hartz.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 30, 2015, 11:55:01 AM
I have really been enjoying the Levi falkowitz album.  My wife was listening for a minute and thought it was mbd.
While initially I thought she was crazy there are clearly some places that I hear it.  Specifically at the end of nafshi where he ends with a bit of a falsetto really sounds like classic mbd!
I thought that he sounded a lot more like MBD when he sang Gam Leshoni on Rechnitz's album.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on August 30, 2015, 11:58:55 AM
I thought that he sounded a lot more like MBD when he sang Gam Leshoni on Rechnitz's album.
I'm a huge fan but I don't see MBD in him yet.
Maybe one day.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on August 30, 2015, 12:05:49 PM
By the way, I heard that Falkowitz is petrified that the fact that he used a Goyishe song (track 10- Achake Lo) will come back to haunt him. He claims that he initially didn't know that it was goyish. He obviously didn't think that people would figure it out. I heard that when he put it out, there was absolutely no digital footprint of it on the web. Someone who had a video of the original song uploaded it to YouTube just to show everyone that it comes from a Goyish song. He obviously wasn't anticipating that happening. I heard that Falkowtz is keeping himself out of the limelight because he doesn't want it to blow up into a huge issue.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 30, 2015, 12:11:14 PM
I thought that he sounded a lot more like MBD when he sang Gam Leshoni on Rechnitz's album.
That's him
Lol on spotify it says the singer's name is Levi lefkowitz.  I was wondering who that is....
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Malachi on August 30, 2015, 03:41:25 PM
Thanks guys for all the feedback
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yoruel on August 31, 2015, 02:56:50 PM
Any take on Rechnitz new album? Was it given out at wedding?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on August 31, 2015, 09:39:48 PM
One of my favorite songs of the past decade is Lipa's  "הנאהבים והנעימים.... צדיקים במיתתן קרויין חיים"

I want to buy it on iTunes, but I can't find it.

What's the official name of the song, and what album is it on?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Banillareloads on August 31, 2015, 09:51:09 PM
One of my favorite songs of the past decade is Lipa's  "הנאהבים והנעימים.... צדיקים במיתתן קרויין חיים"

I want to buy it on iTunes, but I can't find it.

What's the official name of the song, and what album is it on?

Thanks!
I don't think most of his old albums are on itunes.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on September 01, 2015, 08:52:18 AM
New Simcha Leiner "SL2" - hit album about to happen!!
Love every single song!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on September 01, 2015, 08:54:22 AM
One of my favorite songs of the past decade is Lipa's  "הנאהבים והנעימים.... צדיקים במיתתן קרויין חיים"

I want to buy it on iTunes, but I can't find it.

What's the official name of the song, and what album is it on?

Thanks!
Me'imka Delipa - Track 12 Chaim.

This isn't old at all, and it definitely is a beautiful song
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on September 01, 2015, 09:31:49 AM
New Simcha Leiner "SL2" - hit album about to happen!!
Love every single song!
http://jewishmusic.fm/album/sl2/

Is it just me, or does the site not work anymore? I can't get anything to play...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on September 01, 2015, 10:42:48 AM
Me'imka Delipa - Track 12 Chaim.

This isn't old at all, and it definitely is a beautiful song
Maybe try buying a hard copy. They were on sale in a few different places. I got one in Israel for 10 Shekel. They were also selling them in Lakewood in the gas station on Madison between Kennedy and County Line for $2. The album has 16 songs, and a few are really nice. My favorite is V'anpu Nehirin (composed by Motti Illowitz).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on September 01, 2015, 10:47:03 AM
New Simcha Leiner "SL2" - hit album about to happen!!
Love every single song!
I just bought Simcha Leiner's new album and I'm already intrigued just by reading the booklet. Last album had half the songs from Yitzy Waldner. On this album, he has only one song from Waldner, and many songs from relative newbies (sorry, I was talking English and not DDFish. relative NOOBS), but NOOBS which already have solid songs. Doni Gross, Anshi Friedman, Mordechai Brezel.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on September 01, 2015, 11:11:30 AM
Maybe try buying a hard copy. They were on sale in a few different places. I got one in Israel for 10 Shekel. They were also selling them in Lakewood in the gas station on Madison between Kennedy and County Line for $2. The album has 16 songs, and a few are really nice. My favorite is V'anpu Nehirin (composed by Motti Illowitz).

Assuming you meant to quote this guy
One of my favorite songs of the past decade is Lipa's  "הנאהבים והנעימים.... צדיקים במיתתן קרויין חיים"

I want to buy it on iTunes, but I can't find it.

What's the official name of the song, and what album is it on?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Super Speed on September 01, 2015, 11:14:38 AM
I just bought Simcha Leiner's new album and I'm already intrigued just by reading the booklet. Last album had half the songs from Yitzy Waldner. On this album, he has only one song from Waldner, and many songs from relative newbies (sorry, I was talking English and not DDFish. relative NOOBS), but NOOBS which already have solid songs. Doni Gross, Anshi Friedman, Mordechai Brezel.
It's in stores already?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on September 01, 2015, 11:39:19 AM
Super Speed: I bought Simcha Leiner 2 on MostlyMusic.com, and I heard that it's already in Judaica Plaza.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Super Speed on September 01, 2015, 11:41:31 AM
Super Speed: I bought Simcha Leiner 2 on MostlyMusic.com, and I heard that it's already in Judaica Plaza.
Just picked up a copy!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on September 01, 2015, 01:39:58 PM
Just picked up a copy!

In Super Speed.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on September 01, 2015, 08:23:17 PM
http://jewishmusic.fm/album/sl2/

Is it just me, or does the site not work anymore? I can't get anything to play...
Can't hear anything on my android. Android used to work
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on September 01, 2015, 08:23:58 PM
I'm still upset at simcha leiner for using a goyishe song for his last single release
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: popcorn1508 on September 01, 2015, 08:37:03 PM
I'm still upset at simcha leiner for using a goyishe song for his last single release
Which one?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 01, 2015, 08:56:05 PM
Maybe try buying a hard copy. They were on sale in a few different places. I got one in Israel for 10 Shekel. They were also selling them in Lakewood in the gas station on Madison between Kennedy and County Line for $2. The album has 16 songs, and a few are really nice. My favorite is V'anpu Nehirin (composed by Motti Illowitz).
Me'imka Delipa - Track 12 Chaim.

This isn't old at all, and it definitely is a beautiful song
Thanks for all the help!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 01, 2015, 08:57:27 PM
Am I the only one who has Eli Marcus' song "Kol Torah" on repeat a whole day.

I'm addicted to that song!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on September 01, 2015, 09:44:38 PM
Which one?
Lecha dodi https://youtu.be/H1tesGgjp5o
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on September 01, 2015, 10:12:21 PM
Does anyone know the guys at jewishmusic.fm?
I was playing around on the site and noticed it's possible to download everything for free.

Apparently they fixed the problem already.
I'm waiting for a thank you :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on September 02, 2015, 09:11:29 AM
Site working again.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on September 02, 2015, 09:50:56 AM
Site works but I can't seem to download a song...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on September 02, 2015, 09:58:40 AM
Site working again.
Still not working for me. I can click play, but nothing happens, and the place where it shows the time is stuck at 0:00
(http://i.imgur.com/pPyaFLJ.png)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on September 02, 2015, 10:03:55 AM
Site works but I can't seem to download a song...

That's exactly what they fixed.
Site is now working normally for me.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on September 02, 2015, 10:13:37 AM
That's exactly what they fixed.
Site is now working normally for me.
no problem. doesnt work from my phone but works with firefox on desktop
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on September 02, 2015, 12:32:35 PM
Listened to new simcha leiner cd once the only song that stood out was niggun hachochma, its beautiful. Who composed it ?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: popcorn1508 on September 02, 2015, 12:40:31 PM
Lecha dodi https://youtu.be/H1tesGgjp5o

Thats not on his new CD.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on September 02, 2015, 12:41:57 PM
That's exactly what they fixed.
Site is now working normally for me.
They used this (https://wordpress.org/plugins/defa-protector-protect-html5-video-from-download-for-free-opensource/), very smart.
ETA - I imagine that's why it's taking longer for every song to load though...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on September 02, 2015, 12:47:05 PM
Thats not on his new CD.
right. that should not have been released. simcha composed gorgeous songs in the past so theres no reason for it
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: MissL on September 02, 2015, 12:48:39 PM
Re: Jewishmusicfm and Spotify

Is it okay to listen to songs on these websites?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: popcorn1508 on September 02, 2015, 01:03:06 PM
Re: Jewishmusicfm and Spotify

Is it okay to listen to songs on these websites?
Don't know about Jewishmusicfm but what would be the problem with spotify?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 02, 2015, 01:21:42 PM
Re: Jewishmusicfm and Spotify

Is it okay to listen to songs on these websites?
AFAIK, Jewish music didn't have a system for royalty payments for streaming services. So I would think they are ok, as the distributors themselves have streaming radio stations. #notarabbi

ETA: Spotify would almost certainly be ok, they do pay royalties, even if it is a pittance
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: MissL on September 02, 2015, 03:18:40 PM
Don't know about Jewishmusicfm but what would be the problem with spotify?


Would I buy an album if I can listen to the entire album online?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on September 02, 2015, 03:32:49 PM

Would I buy an album if I can listen to the entire album online?

Sure. You can also listen to the album in Judaica stores or YouTube.
People pay for albums because they're convenient.

Listen whenever and wherever they are.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on September 02, 2015, 04:05:22 PM
Does an artist have a choice whether or not he wants to on spotify?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 02, 2015, 04:29:41 PM
Does an artist have a choice whether or not he wants to on spotify?

Taylor Swift is famously not on Spotify.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on September 04, 2015, 10:33:14 AM
asd: Nigun Hachochma on the new Simcha Leiner album was composed by someone Anshi Friedman. He's the same guy that composed Hinei Yomim Bo'im and Da Ki Yeish Sude for Levy Falkowitz. I never heard of him before Levy, but this guy is clearly really good.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Super Speed on September 04, 2015, 11:09:14 AM
SL2 is awesome!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Super Speed on September 04, 2015, 11:10:40 AM
Does anyone else feel that Y.C. Shwekeys new CD is a bunch of typical songs?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on September 04, 2015, 11:19:05 AM
Super Speed: Yes, Yosef Chaim Shwekey's album is typical. But that's exactly what I like about it. In a world where each CD is crazier than the next, I find this album refreshingly typical. And the songs are nice.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on September 04, 2015, 11:22:15 AM
asd: Nigun Hachochma on the new Simcha Leiner album was composed by someone Anshi Friedman. He's the same guy that composed Hinei Yomim Bo'im and Da Ki Yeish Sude for Levy Falkowitz. I never heard of him before Levy, but this guy is clearly really good.
I know him personally.
I hear he has now "shelves" full of songs.
He's also gonna have a song on Shmueli Ungar's upcoming album as reported by our "insider".
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on September 04, 2015, 11:57:58 AM
asd: Nigun Hachochma on the new Simcha Leiner album was composed by someone Anshi Friedman. He's the same guy that composed Hinei Yomim Bo'im and Da Ki Yeish Sude for Levy Falkowitz. I never heard of him before Levy, but this guy is clearly really good.
Those were my 2 favorites on levi's album.  Its exiting to see we finally have a real composer since yossi green lost his magic.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on September 04, 2015, 11:59:53 AM
Taylor Swift is famously not on Spotify.
I would think that the heimishe singers who are making pennies as royalties would either opt out of spotify or come up with some proclamation that it is ossur to use it and it is just as bad as copying.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ChAiM'l on September 04, 2015, 12:08:03 PM
Pianesque (http://mostlymusic.com/collections/frontpage/products/mendy-portnoy-sog-pianesque) - Piano renditions of Yossi Green classics, performed by Mendy Portnoy. I really like it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on September 04, 2015, 12:10:32 PM
Pianesque (http://mostlymusic.com/collections/frontpage/products/mendy-portnoy-sog-pianesque) - Piano renditions of Yossi Green classics, performed by Mendy Portnoy. I really like it.
From a quick listen to the samples, it would have been nicer with a real piano
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 04, 2015, 12:13:10 PM
I would think that the heimishe singers who are making pennies as royalties would either opt out of spotify or come up with some proclamation that it is ossur to use it and it is just as bad as copying.

If so, foolishly, IMHO.

They are making pennies either way. Their main purpose is to get their name and music out there to get hired. Streaming helps their cause, and streaming will get me to buy the album. I certainly wouldn't buy it without listening first.

Fun question: How many artists are there who's albums you'd buy as soon as released without needing to hear it?

For me it is (in no particular order):

MBD
Avraham Fried
8th Day (for now!)
Nochi Krohn (weren't expecting that, were you?)
Kol Achai (I can dream, can't I?)
An Abie Rotenburg project (From the Golden Crown to Dveykus - I'll take anything)

I'm definitely missing some, but others that come close - Shloime Gertner, Benny Friedman, Shlomo Simcha.
Used to be on the list: Lipa.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on September 04, 2015, 12:16:05 PM
If so, foolishly, IMHO.

They are making pennies either way. Their main purpose is to get their name and music out there to get hired. Streaming helps their cause, and streaming will get me to buy the album. I certainly wouldn't buy it without listening first.

Fun question: How many artists are there who's albums you'd buy as soon as released without needing to hear it?

For me it is (in no particular order):

MBD
Avraham Fried
8th Day (for now!)
Nochi Krohn (weren't expecting that, were you?)
Kol Achai (I can dream, can't I?)
An Abie Rotenburg project (From the Golden Crown to Dveykus - I'll take anything)

I'm definitely missing some, but others that come close - Shloime Gertner, Benny Friedman, Shlomo Simcha.
Used to be on the list: Lipa.
+1
Title: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Banillareloads on September 04, 2015, 01:02:45 PM
Interesting what everyone  has been saying regarding streaming(jewish music). I've been using the free trial of apple music since it came out. Can someone knowledgeable explain how this would be problematic ( from an artists standpoint)?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on September 04, 2015, 03:46:50 PM
Do you use spotify?
I don't have a smart phone to stream music so I still need CDs to play in my car but as far as the house goes spotify is just as good as a cd.  I play from my iPad to a Bluetooth speaker and it is wonderful.
The only weakspot is a medley because it doesn't play the tracks in order.
(Based on the commercials if you don't have premium you can't choose a song but I don't know it lets me choose any song I want - although not on the android app when I tried it .)

My wife loves listening to simcha Leiner so I bought her the project relax cd.  Since then it came out on spotify and most of the time she just listens to it on spotify.
I know she would enjoy sl2 and I could buy it from mostly music with sbs credits I have but I don't see the point.  I am going to wait a few weeks to see if it comes out on spotify.  (Don't tell my wife there is a new album so she doesn't realize she is missing it  :D)

בקיצור if I was simcha leiner I would be no less upset about spotify than copying.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on September 04, 2015, 03:55:56 PM
who decides if an album should be on spotify?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 04, 2015, 05:30:32 PM
Do you use spotify?
I don't have a smart phone to stream music so I still need CDs to play in my car but as far as the house goes spotify is just as good as a cd.  I play from my iPad to a Bluetooth speaker and it is wonderful.
The only weakspot is a medley because it doesn't play the tracks in order.
(Based on the commercials if you don't have premium you can't choose a song but I don't know it lets me choose any song I want - although not on the android app when I tried it .)

My wife loves listening to simcha Leiner so I bought her the project relax cd.  Since then it came out on spotify and most of the time she just listens to it on spotify.
I know she would enjoy sl2 and I could buy it from mostly music with sbs credits I have but I don't see the point.  I am going to wait a few weeks to see if it comes out on spotify.  (Don't tell my wife there is a new album so she doesn't realize she is missing it  :D)

בקיצור if I was simcha leiner I would be no less upset about spotify than copying.
Small sample size. Artists are making more money today with the abundant streaming and stealing options. (obviously, no public data is available for Jewish music)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on September 06, 2015, 11:00:56 AM
Abie Rotenberg published a Kiruv oriented book about baseball. See the thread http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=55386.0
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on September 06, 2015, 01:08:54 PM
Do you use spotify?

בקיצור if I was simcha leiner I would be no less upset about spotify than copying.
I would think that the heimishe singers who are making pennies as royalties would either opt out of spotify or come up with some proclamation that it is ossur to use it and it is just as bad as copying.
Huh? What is wrong with Spotify?? Am I missing something?
Spotify is 100% legit. CMIIW
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on September 06, 2015, 03:22:36 PM
Huh? What is wrong with Spotify?? Am I missing something?
Spotify is 100% legit. CMIIW
Small sample size. Artists are making more money today with the abundant streaming and stealing options. (obviously, no public data is available for Jewish music)
I don't know if spotify is good for artists in the secular world or not.  I believe it is a debate.  I was just saying that I would guess that it is not necessarily beneficial for Jewish singers.

As far as whether or not spotify is legit as far as I know it is but that wouldn't stop singers from publishing an issur to use it.
I have a chazzunos tape of nusach for rosh Hashana I don't remember if he writes that it is ossur to borrow it at all or just that it can't be put in a gemach.  Obviously either should be legit but that doesn't stop him from coming up with his own תנאים.

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on September 06, 2015, 09:05:23 PM
Why do Jewish albums take forever to get on Itunes? Is there an exclusive that the distributors have?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on September 07, 2015, 01:30:17 PM
As far as whether or not spotify is legit as far as I know it is but that wouldn't stop singers from publishing an issur to use it.
I have a chazzunos tape of nusach for rosh Hashana I don't remember if he writes that it is ossur to borrow it at all or just that it can't be put in a gemach.  Obviously either should be legit but that doesn't stop him from coming up with his own תנאים.
Why on earth should it be אסור to listen to if the artist has agreed to put it on Spotify??
That would be like saying " You can buy my CD but you can't listen to it..."
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on September 07, 2015, 01:31:49 PM
Why do Jewish albums take forever to get on Itunes? Is there an exclusive that the distributors have?
Lipa's B Positive album was available on iTunes as soon as it was released #JustSaying
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on September 07, 2015, 01:33:15 PM
Lipa's B Positive album was available on iTunes as soon as it was released #JustSaying
He did say:

Jewish albums


Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on September 07, 2015, 01:56:40 PM
http://mostlymusic.com/products/mesivta-of-waterbury-hashem-melech
Free single from upcoming album
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 08, 2015, 09:25:58 PM
Shlomo yehudas rebuttal to shokah chammo.

The classical case of it ain't broke, don't fix it!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tC8qf-qs9H0&t=473
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on September 08, 2015, 09:41:29 PM
Shlomo yehudas rebuttal to shokah chammo.

The classical case of it ain't broke, don't fix it!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tC8qf-qs9H0&t=473
If nothing he'll have at least reintroduced an amazing song to the jewish world...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 08, 2015, 09:43:07 PM
https://youtu.be/xYu4T235uZs

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on September 08, 2015, 10:28:14 PM
https://youtu.be/xYu4T235uZs

These guys are great, they deserve to be funded.
http://jewcer.com/project/rogers-park-debut-album
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 08, 2015, 10:28:19 PM
If nothing he'll have at least reintroduced an amazing song to the jewish world...
Problem is that he took a perfect song and turned it on its head...

But i guess people who haven't experienced the original won't know what they missed
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: justintime on September 08, 2015, 10:48:40 PM
Listened to new simcha leiner cd once the only song that stood out was niggun hachochma, its beautiful. Who composed it ?
Es Ponecha is quite solid!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on September 08, 2015, 11:03:11 PM
Problem is that he took a perfect song and turned it on its head...

But i guess people who haven't experienced the original won't know what they missed
I agree.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 09, 2015, 10:07:11 AM
Shlomo yehudas rebuttal to shokah chammo.

The classical case of it ain't broke, don't fix it!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tC8qf-qs9H0&t=473
It's genius, IMHO.
The song was written by a tremendous talmid chacham, and it's strong harsh words was the mussar style of Europe.
R' SYR rebuttal is the way IMHO the mussar style that's (should be) for America, upbeat and positive.
I love it!

The way I view the song (I don't know if that's the intention), is a direct message at mashgichim still giving Lithuanian style mussar shmoozen.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 09, 2015, 10:35:31 AM


It's genius, IMHO.
The song was written by a tremendous talmid chacham, and it's strong harsh words was the mussar style of Europe.
R' SYR rebuttal is the way IMHO the mussar style that's (should be) for America, upbeat and positive.
I love it!

The way I view the song (I don't know if that's the intention), is a direct message at mashgichim still giving Lithuanian style mussar shmoozen.

The song was written to be a sad song of deep despair. IMHO it had very little to with mussar. It is a beautiful expression of the anguish that the composer felt for whatever reason..
This song was never intended to represent mussar and this is also most definitely not slabodka style mussar! (Of which Re"k was a talmid)

I don't disagree with shlomo yehudas upbeat message, in fact mussar was always supposed to be somewhat upbeat and positive (slabodka). Just this song was not about that.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on September 09, 2015, 11:16:24 AM
I know him personally.
I hear he has now "shelves" full of songs.
He's also gonna have a song on Shmueli Ungar's upcoming album as reported by our "insider".

you don't mean me, do you?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: clear thinker on September 09, 2015, 12:01:13 PM
you don't mean me, do you?
Or apparently so I thought.
Don't know why it was registered in my mind so.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 09, 2015, 01:58:15 PM

The song was written to be a sad song of deep despair. IMHO it had very little to with mussar. It is a beautiful expression of the anguish that the composer felt for whatever reason..

Totally disagree. When I was a kid I also thought it was a song of depression, when I revisited the song recently (when Abish put it out recently) I realized it was hardcore Mussar.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on September 09, 2015, 02:02:34 PM
Does a depressing song serve any purpose in Jewish culture?
I would think not.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on September 09, 2015, 02:03:36 PM
Or apparently so I thought.
Don't know why it was registered in my mind so.

Leivy Falkowitz is a singer, not a composer... FTR
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 09, 2015, 02:06:47 PM
Leivy Falkowitz is a singer, not a composer... FTR

S/he is talking about Anshi Friedman
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Malachi on September 09, 2015, 02:28:46 PM
Sl2 is very very good.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on September 09, 2015, 02:36:31 PM
S/he is talking about Anshi Friedman

oh. Either way, he too, isn't on the Shmueli Ungar album...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 09, 2015, 02:41:55 PM
Totally disagree. When I was a kid I also thought it was a song of depression, when I revisited the song recently (when Abish put it out recently) I realized it was hardcore Mussar.
Ok, whats the mussar message. - Lets analyze this, here are the lyrics:

שָׁקְעָה חַמָּה שָׁקְעָה נַפְשִׁי
בִּתְהוֹם רַעְיוֹנוֹת רַב כַּיָּם
כִּי נִלְאֵתִי מִלְּחֹם אֶת מִלְחַמְתִּי
עִם הַבָּשָׂר וְהַדָּם.

Here the composer laments his deeply depressing thoughts, and that he is wearied by the "war of the flesh"
This part has no positive message. Just despair.

יָמִים בָּאִים יָמִים חוֹלְפִים[2
מִבְּלִי קַחַת מִבְּלִי תֵּת
אִם לָזֹאת קָרָאתָ חַיִּים
אֱמֹר לִי אֵלִי מַה זֶּה מֵת.

This verse is undeniably negative - about a life that has no value and nothing to contribute or to gain. - No mussar school approves of this message. None.

מִי יוּכַל לִחְיוֹת כָּכָה
מִבְּלִי מֵשִׂים אֶת כָּל זֹאת
הַאִם לִשְׁכֹּחַ וְלִשְׂמֹחַ
אוֹ לִזְכֹּר וְלִבְכּוֹת

This is simply further expressing the how unbearable the depression is. - Where life only has value if one can forget the above thoughts of self pity and lack of self worth..

הַחֲיֵינִי אֵלִי עַד לְמָחָר
אוּלַי אֶפְתֹּר אֶת הַחֲלוֹם
שָׁקְעָה חַמָּה שָׁקְעָה נַפְשִׁי
עָבִים בָּאִים פָּנָה הַיּוֹם

Finally a prayer to hashem, to please help him deal with his sad thoughts of helplessness and usefulness. To give his life meaning.



Dont get me wrong. I love this song! This song is an amazing portrayal and expression of deep emotions. But it is not a "mussar" song at all.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 09, 2015, 03:04:04 PM

יָמִים בָּאִים יָמִים חוֹלְפִים[2
מִבְּלִי קַחַת מִבְּלִי תֵּת
אִם לָזֹאת קָרָאתָ חַיִּים
אֱמֹר לִי אֵלִי מַה זֶּה מֵת.

This verse is undeniably negative - about a life that has no value and nothing to contribute or to gain. - No mussar school approves of this message. None.


I don't have the time (right now) to harava over a song with you, and type analysis, but lets' take the above stanza

You wrote that it means that life has no meaning. I believe he means his life has no meaning, (and he's beating himself up about it), that he's not taking from this world (the wonderful opportunities that life can give) and he's not giving to the world anything. And he's beating himself up that what he's doing on this world is no better than being dead. Hardcore mussar. Very hard core.

I've read mussar shmuzen that were similar.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 09, 2015, 03:10:05 PM
I don't have the time (right now) to harava over a song with you, and type analysis, but lets' take the above stanza

You wrote that it means that life has no meaning. I believe he means his life has no meaning, (and he's beating himself up about it), that he's not taking from this world (the wonderful opportunities that life can give) and he's not giving to the world anything. And he's beating himself up that what he's doing on this world is no better than being dead. Hardcore mussar. Very hard core. עי' בכל ספרע ר' יחזקאל לוונשטיין, ודו"ק
Fine. He's definitely beating himself up about it. and I agree that one can take out of the song mussar. Though I maintain that the whole portrayal of the song as a song of "chizuk" is inaccurate. - It was written out of deep yiush and tefilah.
BTW See here where R'k son is quoted saying this also. A"yen shom. http://onegshabbat.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-post.html
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 09, 2015, 03:13:21 PM
Fine. He's definitely beating himself up about it. and I agree that one can take out of the song mussar. Though I maintain that the whole portrayal of the song as a song of "chizuk" is inaccurate. - It was written out of deep yiush and tefilah.
BTW See here where R'k son is quoted saying this also. A"yen shom. http://onegshabbat.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-post.html
I never said it was chizuk.
It's hard strong mussar.
R' SYR is responding to the harsh mussar with an uplifting rebuttal.

btw, the first stanza is clearly mussar, it's about the battle between the nefesh against the basar and dam.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 09, 2015, 03:18:12 PM
I never said it was chizuk.
It's hard strong mussar.
R' SYR is responding to the harsh mussar with an uplifting rebuttal.

btw, the first stanza is clearly mussar, it's about the battle between the nefesh against the basar and dam.
Not sure how you are defining mussar..

Yes, about the war. He says that he is wearied by it...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 09, 2015, 03:31:45 PM
Not sure how you are defining mussar..

Yes, about the war. He says that he is wearied by it...
I just checked out the video you posted, and in the intro they portray the song as a mussar song.
I have an acharon like me - R' SYR!  ;D

anyways why rip the first original deep lyrics that were put out since abie rottenberg's prime?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 09, 2015, 04:11:16 PM
Where can we hear an original un-rebutted version?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 09, 2015, 04:36:20 PM
Where can we hear an original un-rebutted version?
Here is one un-rebutted version.



Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on September 09, 2015, 04:39:52 PM
Where can we hear an original un-rebutted version?

ETA oops
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on September 10, 2015, 10:08:30 AM
We do find this concept in Davening. "Adam Yesodo Mei'afar Ve'sofo Le'afar, Be'nafshi Yavi Lachmo, Mashal..." and "Mu Uni..." , but I think that the main focus of there stanzas is to portray the greatness of Hashem versus the lowliness of humans, and that we don't have the ability to sustain ourselves and we plead that Hashem help us.          Regarding the Musser aspect, I think (I didn't hear this from Daas Torah, just my own thought) that this is still befitting Musser for conceited people. For people who think they run the world, who think themselves immortal. The absolute abiss could serve as a reality check, to hopefully bring the high flying egos back into the realm of our world. It will hardly cause them to become depressed, but most probably rub off just a drop. But the same result would surely not materialize from their hearing the silky smooth and positive-evoking songs that the rest of us thrive from.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 10, 2015, 04:59:25 PM
I interrupt this mussar schmooze to bring you the first in a daily series (which may never have another entry), and present a Song of the Day. This is a blatant and shameless rip off of a now-defunct, formerly favorite website of mine.

Hinei Kail
Shlomo Simcha and the Nafsheinu Orchestra
Fusion
https://youtu.be/63D2V86p7OQ

I know what just happened: as soon as that bass guitar hit you at the start of the song, you tried helplessly to resist it, but your feet they started a'twitchin and your neck it started bobbin' that noggin of yours.

Buy the whole album here: http://mostlymusic.com/products/fusion

The fantastic funky, jazzy arrangements of some not-so-popular Carlebach tunes with Simcha's vocals makes for a terrific album, even though it is technically a wedding band album and should therefore suck.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on September 10, 2015, 05:04:36 PM
I interrupt this mussar schmooze to bring you the first in a daily series (which may never have another entry), and present a Song of the Day. This is a blatant and shameless rip off of a now-defunct, formerly favorite website of mine.

Hinei Kail
Shlomo Simcha and the Nafsheinu Orchestra
Fusion
https://youtu.be/63D2V86p7OQ (https://youtu.be/63D2V86p7OQ)

I know what just happened: as soon as that bass guitar hit you at the start of the song, you tried helplessly to resist it, but your feet they started a'twitchin and your neck it started bobbin' that noggin of yours.

Buy the whole album here: http://mostlymusic.com/products/fusion (http://mostlymusic.com/products/fusion)

The fantastic funky, jazzy arrangements of some not-so-popular Carlebach tunes with Simcha's vocals makes for a terrific album, even though it is technically a wedding band album and should therefore suck.

Enjoy!
Being a big fan of Shlomo Simcha I'll have to check it out!


Also, I like this idea, please try to keep it up
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on September 10, 2015, 05:16:35 PM
Shira shel Yom was always a lot of fun. I miss it!

Talent wise shlomo simcha is as good as anyone if not better.  What I always find is that I don't care for his song selection and he needs better composers.
Singing Carlebach does take care of that problem.  My only disappointment was that he didn't sing all of the words of havdala.
If you have never heard his nusach for Shabbos it is also worth hearing.
Btw the album is on spotify.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on September 12, 2015, 07:15:28 PM
Anyone hear the new (Reb) Shloime Taussig? I personally don't like it. I find it to be one of those new albums that you listen to once and never again.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on September 17, 2015, 02:00:05 PM
Anyone else think track 6 - Nelech, on the new Dovid Gabay has a very similar intro to Benny Friedman's Yesh Tikva?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on September 18, 2015, 09:08:18 AM
Anyone else think track 6 - Nelech, on the new Dovid Gabay has a very similar intro to Benny Friedman's Yesh Tikva?
I didn't buy the CD yet. Is it good? I'm hesitating because the last 2 songs were already released. One as a single and one on Inscribed.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 18, 2015, 10:39:59 AM
Time for another Song of the Day! It’s almost Yom Kippur, so how about some Rachamana?

A personal favorite, Rachama by Kol Achai
https://soundcloud.com/ddf-sod/kol-achai-rachamana

Chabad’s Rachamana
http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/140676/jewish/Rachamono.htm
“From a concluding prayer in the Selichot service. The opening bars reveal the remorse of the remorseful spirit, while the conclusion voices a strong hope for the acceptance and fulfillment of the worshippers’ petitions to the Almighty. The melody was introduced by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, on the holiday of Simchat Torah in 1959.”

Bonus video: Rachamana by the Rebbe http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/livingtorah/player_cdo/aid/796400/jewish/Niggun-Rachamana.htm

Rechnitz Rachamana as performed by Motti Steinmetz
https://soundcloud.com/ddf-sod/1-rachamana-motty-steinmetz
Entire album available as a free download: https://mega.nz/#F!WRtyACJK!iXbyObF3FMvSZMVFYMb7mA

Ta Shma’s Rachama, featuring (then-bearded) Matisyahu
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: bamo on September 18, 2015, 12:40:41 PM
Anyone else think track 6 - Nelech, on the new Dovid Gabay has a very similar intro to Benny Friedman's Yesh Tikva?

I bought Gabays new cd yesterday. I think it's nice. His voice seems to have matured over the past few years and songs are each very different. Like it. 
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 18, 2015, 01:28:41 PM
A personal favorite, Rachama by Kol Achai
https://soundcloud.com/ddf-sod/kol-achai-rachamana

Bonus review by Ari Goldwag:

Quote from: Ari Goldwag link=http://jmreviews.blogspot.com/2004/08/bkavor-kol-achai.html
Rachmana is the fourth song on the album. This song is up there - probably the best on the album. Very moving - the words are expressed very well by the composition. It asks Hashem, the one who answers poor people and the broken hearted, to answer us. It has three parts, and the third part is just a niggun. It is a soul-stirring piece, sung with a lot of heart. At the end of the song a choir sings, and I think I would have preferred to hear just Kol Achai, and no choir, but it's still really nice. This song rates an 11.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 20, 2015, 11:54:29 PM
Why is simcha leiners new cd not on itunes or google play yet?? ::) ::)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 21, 2015, 12:48:25 AM
Why is simcha leiners new cd not on itunes or google play yet?? ::) ::)
IIRC, on the ad for that cd it says specifically that it will only be available on mostly music
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on September 21, 2015, 08:07:31 AM
Interesting.
http://www.simchaleiner.com/ sells the album through cd baby
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 21, 2015, 09:35:18 AM
IIRC, on the ad for that cd it says specifically that it will only be available on mostly music
>:(
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on September 21, 2015, 10:37:28 AM
Time for another Song of the Day! It’s almost Yom Kippur, so how about some Rachamana?

A personal favorite, Rachama by Kol Achai
https://soundcloud.com/ddf-sod/kol-achai-rachamana (https://soundcloud.com/ddf-sod/kol-achai-rachamana)

Chabad’s Rachamana
http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/140676/jewish/Rachamono.htm (http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/140676/jewish/Rachamono.htm)
“From a concluding prayer in the Selichot service. The opening bars reveal the remorse of the remorseful spirit, while the conclusion voices a strong hope for the acceptance and fulfillment of the worshippers’ petitions to the Almighty. The melody was introduced by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, on the holiday of Simchat Torah in 1959.”

Bonus video: Rachamana by the Rebbe http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/livingtorah/player_cdo/aid/796400/jewish/Niggun-Rachamana.htm (http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/livingtorah/player_cdo/aid/796400/jewish/Niggun-Rachamana.htm)

Rechnitz Rachamana as performed by Motti Steinmetz
https://soundcloud.com/ddf-sod/1-rachamana-motty-steinmetz (https://soundcloud.com/ddf-sod/1-rachamana-motty-steinmetz)
Entire album available as a free download: https://mega.nz/#F!WRtyACJK!iXbyObF3FMvSZMVFYMb7mA (https://mega.nz/#F!WRtyACJK!iXbyObF3FMvSZMVFYMb7mA)

Ta Shma’s Rachama, featuring (then-bearded) Matisyahu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU6ZJVaDzuU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU6ZJVaDzuU)
A different style from Leibele Waldman


Another live recording from slichos including Rachmono. It also includes a bootlegged recording of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur tfilos recorded without his knowledge.
http://leibelewaldman.blogspot.com/p/high-holy-days-live.html

Bentzion Kapov-Kagan


Some more including Koussevitzky on this page
http://faujsa.fau.edu/jsa/search_LP.php?artisttext=&artist=&titletext=&title=&selectgenre=&selectlanguage=&musiconly=&id=&select=titled&fetch=4150&pagenum=167

One by Yossele Mandelbaum can be found in this radio recording.
http://www.iba.org.il/program.aspx?scode=1932880
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on September 21, 2015, 03:12:19 PM
On Dovid Gabbays new album the interlude at 2.30 on venizkeh  is from journey's (the real one)all time classic, Faithfully.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 21, 2015, 03:27:29 PM
A different style

Great additions. Thanks
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on September 27, 2015, 09:36:25 AM
Yisroel Werdyger's new album sounds amazing. There's 4 Pinky Weber songs on it! There's one entitled Zchor which is the same style as Ve'ahavascha and Zarah and it's beautiful so it will probably become the next Kumzitz hit.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 27, 2015, 11:43:26 AM
Yisroel Werdyger's new album sounds amazing. There's 4 Pinky Weber songs on it! There's one entitled Zchor which is the same style as Ve'ahavascha and Zarah and it's beautiful so it will probably become the next Kumzitz hit.
Just bought it on google play !
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on September 30, 2015, 08:36:42 PM
It appears that hamenagnim uploaded the entire kumtantz onto YouTube
http://www.gruntig.net/2015/09/hamenagnim-orchestra-presents-kumtantz.html
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 01, 2015, 04:08:32 PM
Another quick review:

Dovid Gabay’s latest album is mostly pop styled, heavy on the synth, and chock-full of repetitive, catchy songs. The songs are mostly ok, fun and catchy enough to become really popular. But, in my humble opinion, Gabay’s voice doesn’t lend itself to this kind of music, and the album ends up being more grating than fun to listen to.

Hakol Letovah and Boreh Olam are probably the best of the bunch, but would have been far better on a Benny Friedman/Gertner album. Ozer is so repetitive, it gets annoying very fast, while Neilech manages to stay listenable – but only barely.

Moneh starts of sounding like someone forgot the words to Boruch Hagever and just used Didoh Beih. I appreciate the song for its use of more imaginative interpretative lyrics rather than just endlessly repeating pesukim. The lyrics could still use some work, but it is fun. I would prefer hearing it from 8th Day only, and having Gabay stay out of it.

Osin Teshuvah sounds like it was pulled from an Eli Gerstner/Chevrah album. In this instance, Gabay is a vocal upgrade ;-)

This is not a knock on Gabai’s singing - he is a fine singer. It’s a knock on the pairing of his voice and sound with these songs.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on October 01, 2015, 08:23:47 PM
Just got a whole new respect for Simcha Leiner. His version of Koussevitzky's VLiyerushlayim is very nicely done and shows SL's creativity. THe music track was originally made by Moredechai Sobol to go with this version sung by MK (http://faujsa.fau.edu/jsa/search_music_LP.php?jsa_num=400101&queryWhere=jsa_num&queryValue=400101&select=title&side=A&track=02&fetch=11475&pagenum=460&return=findmusic) on his CD In Those Days at THis Time (http://faujsa.fau.edu/jsa/search_music_LP.php?jsa_num=400101&queryWhere=jsa_num&queryValue=400101&select=title&side=A&track=02&fetch=11475&pagenum=460&return=findmusic) and has since been used by many chazzanim. Most of them simply parrot every note of MK's. MK himself sang it differently each time (here is a video from a concert (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMl9gSgZ7Oc&list=RDtMl9gSgZ7Oc#t=26)). SL does not do that and gets through with very little "yelling" which shows how far he has come since his introductory single. This is not an easy piece to sing.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on October 02, 2015, 12:29:13 AM
Is what does the schach say a  well known song?
I never heard it before today and it's cute
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 02, 2015, 10:21:10 AM
ChaimMayer: I don't think it's well known. I came out a little over a year ago on Inscribed, which was had a plain white type of cover and no big names on it. It also had the song that Dovid Gabay just put out again on his new album, Osim Teshuva, which most people don't seem to realize that it's not new. If you're listening to Inscribe, I recommend the song Emes Malkeinu - it's a really great Kumzitz song.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Geshmak25 on October 02, 2015, 10:31:17 AM
My father is looking to buy a CD of Yaakov Shwekey's Kolot. He says that none of the stores have it because of some sort of dispute between Shwekey and Yochi Briskman. Anybody know where he can buy the CD?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 02, 2015, 10:33:14 AM
My father is looking to buy a CD of Yaakov Shwekey's Kolot. He says that none of the stores have it because of some sort of dispute between Shwekey and Yochi Briskman. Anybody know where he can buy the CD?
http://mostlymusic.com/products/kolot
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Geshmak25 on October 02, 2015, 10:34:27 AM
http://mostlymusic.com/products/kolot
Already tried - they cancelled the order because "The Cd is no longer in stock."
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 02, 2015, 10:36:49 AM
Already tried - they cancelled the order because "The Cd is no longer in stock."
Then why don't they take it off?!?! It's so easy!!!

Try this http://www.nigunmusic.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=291&search=Kolot

Fair warning, I've had mixed experiences with Nigun Music
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Geshmak25 on October 02, 2015, 10:39:43 AM
Then why don't they take it off?!?! It's so easy!!!

Try this http://www.nigunmusic.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=291&search=Kolot

Fair warning, I've had mixed experiences with Nigun Music
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Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 02, 2015, 10:41:36 AM
Some Poskim say that if a CD is no longer on the Market then you're allowed to copy it from someone. Ask your local orthodox rabbi. If he says that you could, post it here and ask someone to send it to you or go to one of the Piracy sites.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 02, 2015, 10:43:13 AM
Can you buy the download and burn it on to CD? (I don't think there would be any ethical or Halachic issues in this case, but I'm not a LOR)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 02, 2015, 10:45:24 AM
A moral I just learnt- If you're gonna have a fight, try to do it in a way that the whole world doesn't know about it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 02, 2015, 10:46:40 AM
A moral I just learnt- If you're gonna have a fight, try to do it in a way that the whole world doesn't know about it.
It's way less fun to fight privately, how will everybody know that the other side is wrong?!?!?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 02, 2015, 10:50:48 AM
JoeyShmoe: ;-) . I wish I would know the details. What could be the cause of such strife that caused CDs to be pulled from the shelves and the non-production of HASC 28 DVD. Many contracts have been terminated in the past without nearly as dire of results.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 02, 2015, 11:00:26 AM
JoeyShmoe: ;-) . I wish I would know the details. What could be the cause of such strife that caused CDs to be pulled from the shelves and the non-production of HASC 28 DVD. Many contracts have been terminated in the past without nearly as dire of results.
There was a Yeedle/MBD/Gal Paz feud a couple of years ago (the "action" was mainly in Israel, very nasty, don't wanna go into details) a couple of MBD's albums are off the shelves. I remember a friend of mine looking for The Double Album (produced by Gal Paz) and couldn't find it anywhere. I guess this stuff happens unfortunately
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 04, 2015, 12:48:05 AM
Can someone explain this to me - What is the point of taking albums off the shelves? Don't both parties lose by doing that?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on October 04, 2015, 03:47:16 AM
Can someone explain this to me - What is the point of taking albums off the shelves? Don't both parties lose by doing that?

If one side is getting gypped (lets imagine they split 90%-10%), they'd rather the other person lose everything so they could agree to a more favorable deal. While they might lose a few bucks in the process, if they can bump up the cut 80-20 or 70-30 they will stand to gain much more in the long term.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 04, 2015, 08:34:56 AM
Can someone explain this to me - What is the point of taking albums off the shelves? Don't both parties lose by doing that?
I don't think they take them off the shelves, I believe they stop production and when the stores run out they don't get new ones, CMIIW
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on October 04, 2015, 10:17:02 AM
I don't think they take them off the shelves, I believe they stop production and when the stores run out they don't get new ones, CMIIW
According to your theory it should still be for sale/download online.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 04, 2015, 10:18:17 AM
According to your theory it should still be for sale/download online.
They may have notified the distributors that they can't sell it anymore once the hard copies run out
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on October 04, 2015, 10:22:03 AM
They may have notified the distributors that they can't sell it anymore once the hard copies run out
I am no expert in this field but I don't see the logic in doing that. After all, who still buys hard copies in today's day and age?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 04, 2015, 10:24:00 AM
I am no expert in this field but I don't see the logic in doing that. After all, who still buys hard copies in today's day and age?
True, but if they're fighting already how will they split the profits? At this point everybody claims that they deserve more (just theorizing here)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on October 07, 2015, 10:23:14 AM
Yitchok Fuchs' new CD is amazing!

The low part to song 2 - "Kohanecha" is exactly the same as Tzlil Vezemer's "B'tzais Yisrael", which is exactly the same as the Melodians' "Rivers of Babylon".
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Ydad on October 07, 2015, 11:06:49 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6792.msg77233.msg#77233
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ChAiM'l on October 07, 2015, 12:25:00 PM
Already tried - they cancelled the order because "The Cd is no longer in stock."
In Mostly Music now...
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/07/1a77deb8e7db6cdf2cf9849802b759b1.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on October 07, 2015, 12:31:37 PM
Yitchok Fuchs' new CD is amazing!

The low part to song 2 - "Kohanecha" is exactly the same as Tzlil Vezemer's "B'tzais Yisrael", which is exactly the same as the Melodians' "Rivers of Babylon".
The high part is also a non jewish song( I cant place it right now).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: avadah on October 08, 2015, 07:37:08 AM
Is there any way to hear a sample of the new helgot cd?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on October 08, 2015, 01:31:20 PM
Any recommendations for good dance type albums? something along the lines of Duddy Knopfler's rock Rekod?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 08, 2015, 03:07:50 PM
whyME: There are many different ones but I'll tell you a few that come to mind. Beats by Yoily Greenfeld and Even Al got rave reviews. It's a more modern style heavy album in the Even Al style. The Second Dance 2 is a great album with a focus on real and high quality music. The sound is amazing but I personaly didn't enjoy the song selection. Many of the songs were old songs and I enjoy newer style songs. The Simchas HaChaim series, numbers 1-4, are more Chassidish, but is one-man-band music. There's Dance with Meshorerim, which is pretty good. I didn't like that they paired up the songs with the singers who originally sang them and missed the opportunity to create original combos. If you're not looking for new stuff, then you could try Dance With Shloime Daskal (not Tanz - that's much older and is one-man-band) which is pretty good. Other older stuff which is good is Project X 3 with Daskal and Shwekey Besimcha, if you like Shwekey. I definatly missed many good albums, but I'm writing this off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on October 08, 2015, 03:19:40 PM
whyME: There are many different ones but I'll tell you a few that come to mind. Beats by Yoily Greenfeld and Even Al got rave reviews. It's a more modern style heavy album in the Even Al style. The Second Dance 2 is a great album with a focus on real and high quality music. The sound is amazing but I personaly didn't enjoy the song selection. Many of the songs were old songs and I enjoy newer style songs. The Simchas HaChaim series, numbers 1-4, are more Chassidish, but is one-man-band music. There's Dance with Meshorerim, which is pretty good. I didn't like that they paired up the songs with the singers who originally sang them and missed the opportunity to create original combos. If you're not looking for new stuff, then you could try Dance With Shloime Daskal (not Tanz - that's much older and is one-man-band) which is pretty good. Other older stuff which is good is Project X 3 with Daskal and Shwekey Besimcha, if you like Shwekey. I definatly missed many good albums, but I'm writing this off the top of my head.
Thanks! I'll have a look at all these.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: springles on October 08, 2015, 03:41:48 PM
just got the project relax cd with leiner and levine (favorite voice in jewish music) and really enjoying it.  In particular besheim hashem (track 13).  I think its originally benny friedman who sings that? If someone can point me in the direction of other versions of that song as well as completely different songs with that same posuk for lyrics I would appreciate it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 08, 2015, 03:46:33 PM
Springles: The original is sung by Benny Friedman on his album Yesh Tikva. There is another recent song to the words Mimini Michael sung by Motti Steinmetz on Rechnitz's album Shir.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: springles on October 08, 2015, 03:53:01 PM
Springles: The original is sung by Benny Friedman on his album Yesh Tikva. There is another recent song to the words Mimini Michael sung by Motti Steinmetz on Rechnitz's album Shir.
thanks!
let me know if you think of any other songs with the posuk of besheim hashem.  or the use of all the malachim in any song. 
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 08, 2015, 04:02:21 PM
Springles: There are songs with the words Beshaim Hashem on the following albums: Mendy Wertzberger, one of the Acheinu albums (resung on Project Relax 1), and ABD (an album made by a few Toronto people).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on October 08, 2015, 04:03:15 PM
The most famous is probably carlebach's.

On another note does anyone else start singing chaim dovid's song every time they say ushpizin on sukkos?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on October 08, 2015, 04:18:46 PM
Springles: There are songs with the words Beshaim Hashem on the following albums: Mendy Wertzberger, one of the Acheinu albums (resung on Project Relax 1), and ABD (an album made by a few Toronto people).
dveykus
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on October 08, 2015, 05:35:26 PM
In particular besheim hashem (track 13). 
In my personal opinion that's the best Jewish song of the decade.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 08, 2015, 10:02:11 PM
Baruch: It's interesting that it wasn't composed by a mainsteam composer. It was composed by Marc Levine. Many other "songs of the centery" were also composed by non-mainsteam composers.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 13, 2015, 02:14:05 PM
Great album that went under the radar: Yisroel Adler Oirois
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on October 13, 2015, 02:39:07 PM
Baruch: It's interesting that it wasn't composed by a mainsteam composer. It was composed by Marc Levine. Many other "songs of the centery" were also composed by non-mainsteam composers.
Interesting.
Any examples?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 13, 2015, 03:01:29 PM
Baruch: A few that come to mind are: Hastura (Yoily Klein), Vehi She'amda (Yonason Razel), Ki Hirbeisa, and Veyiyu Rachamecha (Eli Beer). There are more, but I can't remember them offhand.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on October 13, 2015, 06:24:21 PM
thanks!
let me know if you think of any other songs with the posuk of besheim hashem.  or the use of all the malachim in any song.
there's one on dveikus 3
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on October 13, 2015, 06:32:04 PM
there's one on dveikus 3
dveykus
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on October 13, 2015, 09:02:03 PM

my apologies
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 14, 2015, 04:44:50 PM
How about another Song of the Day? Wait, I've been doing these without checking with you first anyway.

Instead of just one song, check out this Yehuda Piamenta Playlist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JZGLjNphfs&list=PLgxC3v76zidDmfnY3i6pYSJmo2FpSPnPO) from a benefit concert in Texas.

That's some good music you probably haven't heard right there .
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on October 14, 2015, 09:09:19 PM
Interesting wording in this article about the new song האבות הקדושים by Meir Gafni.  (The link also contains the song)
 http://www.thejewishinsights.com/wp/mona-rosenblum-ruled-avos-hakedoshim-recieve-soft-arrangement/

It says that there was a big machloikes whether the song should be fast or slow and Mona paskened slow so it's slow.
What bothers me is that he sings עוד יזכור לנו אהבת איתן אדונינו.  Many machzorim today point out that the correct form is to stop after the word איתן so that you are not saying avraham is our God.
 If he played it for so many people I am surprised no one noticed.

The original עוד יזכור from London boys also sang it this way and on one the Mona albums a sefardic singer ( something Nadav?) sings it correctly.

End rant
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on October 14, 2015, 09:33:01 PM
Interesting wording in this article about the new song האבות הקדושים by Meir Gafni.  (The link also contains the song)
 http://www.thejewishinsights.com/wp/mona-rosenblum-ruled-avos-hakedoshim-recieve-soft-arrangement/

It says that there was a big machloikes whether the song should be fast or slow and Mona paskened slow so it's slow.
What bothers me is that he sings עוד יזכור לנו אהבת איתן אדונינו.  Many machzorim today point out that the correct form is to stop after the word איתן so that you are not saying avraham is our God.
 If he played it for so many people I am surprised no one noticed.

The original עוד יזכור from London boys also sang it this way and on one the Mona albums a sefardic singer ( something Nadav?) sings it correctly.

End rant
MBD on Hold On also did it correctly
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on October 14, 2015, 09:39:25 PM
I think you mean let my people go but Ya you're right.
Shlomo simcha sings the London one and gets it right too.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on October 14, 2015, 09:48:51 PM
I think you mean let my people go but Ya you're right.

could be. been a while since Scharansky was behind the iron curtain.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Hatastah on October 14, 2015, 11:59:53 PM


There's one on Rechnitz's CD
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on October 15, 2015, 12:07:51 AM
Interesting wording in this article about the new song האבות הקדושים by Meir Gafni.  (The link also contains the song)
 http://www.thejewishinsights.com/wp/mona-rosenblum-ruled-avos-hakedoshim-recieve-soft-arrangement/

It says that there was a big machloikes whether the song should be fast or slow and Mona paskened slow so it's slow.
What bothers me is that he sings עוד יזכור לנו אהבת איתן אדונינו.  Many machzorim today point out that the correct form is to stop after the word איתן so that you are not saying avraham is our God.
 If he played it for so many people I am surprised no one noticed.

The original עוד יזכור from London boys also sang it this way and on one the Mona albums a sefardic singer ( something Nadav?) sings it correctly.

End rant
By וכל מאמינים - when a chazzan says הלן בסתר, בצל שקי - it irritates me to no end. (it supposed to be a comma between בצל and שקי
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 15, 2015, 10:33:28 PM
תלמוד בבלי - סוכה-דף לט - א

 אמר רבא לא לימא איניש יהא שמיה רבא והדר מברך אלא יהא שמיה רבא מברך בהדדי א''ל רב ספרא משה שפיר קאמרת אלא התם והכא אסוקי מילתא הוא ולית לן בה:


תלמוד בבלי - סוכה-דף מה - ב
: בשעת פטירתן מה הן אומרים וכו': והא קא משתתף שם שמים ודבר אחר ותניא כל המשתף שם שמים ודבר אחר נעקר מן העולם שנאמר {שמות כב-יט} בלתי לה' לבדו הכי קאמר ליה אנחנו מודים ולך אנו משבחין ליה אנחנו מודים ולך אנו מקלסין:
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 15, 2015, 10:38:54 PM
In other words it's all good. No?
Title: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Ydad on October 15, 2015, 10:44:54 PM
By וכל מאמינים - when a chazzan says הלן בסתר, בצל שקי - it irritates me to no end. (it supposed to be a comma between בצל and שקי
Were I Daven the chazzan does that correctly, but he's the type that does Milel and milira properly.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on October 17, 2015, 09:27:39 PM
Has anyone heard what happened to הקול הבא ?  Is it going to be like a jewish star where they just disappear without ever crowning s winner?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on October 17, 2015, 10:50:10 PM
Reading in this week's Haftorah "כל צמא לכו למים" got me thinking about Yeedle's album "Yeedle IV".
That album and MBD's "Moshiach" are IMHO the 2 greatest albums in Jewish music ever.
Why can't Yeedle make an album like that again?
Did it cost too much?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on October 17, 2015, 11:30:21 PM
I was noticing how yeedle sings the words out of order from the posuk as does avromi flam with bshetzef ketzef.
I wonder if it has something to do with that particular haftora :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: MissL on October 20, 2015, 12:50:29 PM
Has anyone heard what happened to הקול הבא ?  Is it going to be like a jewish star where they just disappear without ever crowning s winner?

Was wondering too. Was really enjoying it although I don't understand Hebrew.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2015, 01:05:22 PM
Album of the Day

In reading a piece  (http://www.kipa.co.il/tarbut/186/64854.html)about an upcoming album that had some delicious samples (HT BloginDm (http://blogindm.blogspot.com/)), I decided to check out the original album and yes! it is awesome.

Listen and enjoy
http://jewishmusic.fm/frame.php?url=album/%D7%A6%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%94/
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on October 20, 2015, 04:08:34 PM
תלמוד בבלי - סוכה-דף לט - א

 אמר רבא לא לימא איניש יהא שמיה רבא והדר מברך אלא יהא שמיה רבא מברך בהדדי א''ל רב ספרא משה שפיר קאמרת אלא התם והכא אסוקי מילתא הוא ולית לן בה:


תלמוד בבלי - סוכה-דף מה - ב
: בשעת פטירתן מה הן אומרים וכו': והא קא משתתף שם שמים ודבר אחר ותניא כל המשתף שם שמים ודבר אחר נעקר מן העולם שנאמר {שמות כב-יט} בלתי לה' לבדו הכי קאמר ליה אנחנו מודים ולך אנו משבחין ליה אנחנו מודים ולך אנו מקלסין:

I was looking around on Shabbos trying to find the makor for all the siddurim writing כאן צריך להפסיק by כל אלהי העמים אלילים  and I couldn't find one.  That would be a kashya on this no?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 20, 2015, 09:08:59 PM
I was looking around on Shabbos trying to find the makor for all the siddurim writing כאן צריך להפסיק by כל אלהי העמים אלילים  and I couldn't find one.  That would be a kashya on this no?
I posted those on the fly as a mareh mokom. ..

Upon further review, the first gemara the concern is the opposite. Rovo said that one should not pause after saying hashems name without finishing the sentence,  because it sounds like shem shomayim levatala.
 The maskona of the gemara is that this is not a concern, because your daas is to finish, and therefore one may pause. (This is the pesak- tos)

It would seem from this gemara that we do look at your daas, and are not concerned with minor pauses. But this case is not exactly the same as the one in the siddur.

The second gemara may or may not be another proof that we go by the meaning not by the "semantics". Depending on how you learn the gemaras terutz.


Lemaaseh the best place to look would be in the poskim in hilchos tefila.. Il see if I find anything when I get a chance.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 21, 2015, 12:57:21 PM
Yoni Z finally released his debut single (Music video coming Motzei Shabbos). I think it could be downloaded on JewishInsights.com and JewishMusicReport.com . He's been working years on the song. He wanted his first impression on the Jewish Music world to be perfect. I heard that he went all out on the video, blocking off streets in LA, and spending a fortune. I hope it'll live up to the expectations.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on October 21, 2015, 07:50:30 PM
Yoni Z finally released his debut single (Music video coming Motzei Shabbos). I think it could be downloaded on JewishInsights.com and JewishMusicReport.com . He's been working years on the song. He wanted his first impression on the Jewish Music world to be perfect. I heard that he went all out on the video, blocking off streets in LA, and spending a fortune. I hope it'll live up to the expectations.

When will people learn that there is no market for Jewish Music Videos? The recipe for their success in the outside world contains essential ingredients that are forbidden in our world.

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yuneeq on October 21, 2015, 09:54:36 PM
When will people learn that there is no market for Jewish Music Videos? The recipe for their success in the outside world contains essential ingredients that are forbidden in our world.

There are dozens of Jewish music videos with literally millions of views on Youtube.
Turn on adsense and the video more than pays for itself.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on October 21, 2015, 10:55:05 PM
I just remembered that I once saw a teshuva from Rav Nissan Alpert z"l in mesorah torah journal from the ou.
The question he was asked was it mutar to sing a tune for adon olam that finishes,off every stanza with adon olam?  The issue is that the last stanza you would say ה׳ לי ולא אירא אדון עולם which of course is terrible.
Iirc his answer was that it is fine based on that gemara Cbc qouted from sukkah.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on October 27, 2015, 02:15:46 PM
There are dozens of Jewish music videos with literally millions of views on Youtube.
Turn on adsense and the video more than pays for itself.

Dozens of videos with millions of views? Like what?
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Post by: Yehuda57 on October 27, 2015, 02:40:09 PM














That's less than 2 minutes of looking, and I used 1 million as the cut off
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on October 27, 2015, 03:50:23 PM














That's less than 2 minutes of looking, and I used 1 million as the cut off

In that case, I stand corrected

You have to admit that they are hard to watch though
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Got a clue on October 27, 2015, 04:13:34 PM
Yoni Z finally released his debut single (Music video coming Motzei Shabbos). I think it could be downloaded on JewishInsights.com and JewishMusicReport.com . He's been working years on the song. He wanted his first impression on the Jewish Music world to be perfect. I heard that he went all out on the video, blocking off streets in LA, and spending a fortune. I hope it'll live up to the expectations.

I don't think I have seen a weirder and more disappointing video in a while.. who puts a clip of someone throwing up in his music video???
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on October 31, 2015, 07:35:19 PM
There's a Story CD in the making that I think really deserves our anticipation: It's called The Lost Treasure and it's sort of a sequel to Abie Rotenberg's The Golden Crown. The album features the whole crew of The Golden Crown (the same guys who also made The Marvelous Middos Machine). It features songs of Abie Rotenberg, Baruch Levine, and Rabbi Shmuel Klein (Doctor Middos, who composed many Marvelous Middos Machine songs). The story was originaly written by Abie and Rabbi Klein, but was redone by Elka Gittel Schwartz (she's a great writer who writes for the Bina). The album is being produced by Shimmy Shtauber, who produced When Zeidy Was Young 3 as well as his own album, The Story Experience, which were stories of Nachman Seltzer. The album is due out by Chanuka.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 01, 2015, 09:53:50 PM
I just remembered that I once saw a teshuva from Rav Nissan Alpert z"l in mesorah torah journal from the ou.
The question he was asked was it mutar to sing a tune for adon olam that finishes,off every stanza with adon olam?  The issue is that the last stanza you would say ה׳ לי ולא אירא אדון עולם which of course is terrible.
Iirc his answer was that it is fine based on that gemara Cbc qouted from sukkah.
If,anyone is interested I just found the teshuva
It's page 70 of the kuntris
https://oukosher.org/content/uploads/2012/12/mes-6.pdf
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Bailbino on November 02, 2015, 02:33:00 PM
anyone ever hear of this guy? Nechemia Katz

i saw him live in a wedding in flatbush and the place was pumping
i just posted this video with Blue Melody on Youtube.

he is unbelievable


Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 02, 2015, 03:17:40 PM
If,anyone is interested I just found the teshuva
It's page 70 of the kuntris
https://oukosher.org/content/uploads/2012/12/mes-6.pdf
Thanks!
Interesting kuntras btw. They dont make them like that anymore..
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 09, 2015, 04:58:20 PM
The new Abie Rotenberg / Shimmy Shtauber story album, entitled The Lost Treasure, should be out next week.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: sky121 on November 09, 2015, 10:59:14 PM
Which Israeli site sells music and Dvds to order in Israel? Besides shankys? Any others?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ChAiM'l on November 10, 2015, 12:11:10 AM
The new Abie Rotenberg / Shimmy Shtauber story album, entitled The Lost Treasure, should be out next week.
Great! My kids are looking forward...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 10, 2015, 05:33:08 PM
The following are some albums that are supposed to be released in the near future: The Lost Treasure (Abie Rotenberg/Shimmy Shtauber) - Release date next Wednesday. Yoily Greenfeld 3 - release date November 23. Baruch Levine 5 - to be released by Chanuka. Yiddish Nachas 2 (Yossi Green) - to be released by Chanuka. I heard a while back the Benny Friedman was aiming to release a CD by Chanuka, but I didn't hear any recent updates.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Super Speed on November 10, 2015, 07:53:33 PM
Any Yaakov Schwekey CD in the near future?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 11, 2015, 09:09:52 AM
Super Speed: Rumor has it that Shwekey is in advance stages of a CD and that it should come out sometime this winter.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 11, 2015, 09:35:16 AM
Super Speed: Rumor has it that Shwekey is in advance stages of a CD and that it should come out sometime this winter.
I hope it's similar to his last CD.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 11, 2015, 11:21:52 AM
Eli Schwebel is hard at work making Lev Tahor 5. It wont be out for Chanuka but hopefully not too much later.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 11, 2015, 12:19:32 PM
The next stage of Hakol Habah is supposed to begin this Motzei Shabbos.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: avadah on November 11, 2015, 04:28:16 PM
Any way to buy single tracks from SL2?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yikes2179 on November 11, 2015, 07:26:13 PM
Any way to buy single tracks from SL2?
Google play store
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: avadah on November 12, 2015, 01:50:07 AM
Not available on Israel.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 12, 2015, 08:13:14 AM
The next stage of Hakol Habah is supposed to begin this Motzei Shabbos.
That's great news I was getting so much withdrawl I started watching the sfardic version - הפייטן
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 12, 2015, 09:29:02 PM
Shalsheles Junior is set to release another album soon.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on November 12, 2015, 09:51:21 PM
I heard a while back the Benny Friedman was aiming to release a CD by Chanuka, but I didn't hear any recent updates.
Will that be with new songs or 'Nagila V'nismecha/Shabbos Album' style?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: savvydigz on November 12, 2015, 09:59:35 PM
anyone heard tzvi silberstien cd
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 12, 2015, 10:26:33 PM
I just started listening to it on spotify.  I thought it was pleasant and nice.  The only thing I don't understand is why you can't just put out a nice album anymore.  Why do you have to make silly statements like:
Eleven brand new songs that will no doubt create a new standard for Jewish music.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 12, 2015, 10:32:58 PM
I just started listening to it on spotify.  I thought it was pleasant and nice.  The only thing I don't understand is why you can't just put out a nice album anymore.  Why do you have to make silly statements like:
Eleven brand new songs that will no doubt create a new standard for Jewish music.
Fresh sound! Can't forget the fresh.

Every album also "blends traditional Jewish sounds with a modern twist. "
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 12, 2015, 10:45:53 PM
Yitzy93: I heard that Benny Friedman's albums is new songs, but not from a reliable source.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 15, 2015, 11:10:20 AM
I just listened to The Lost Treasure, courtesy of Shimmy Shtauber (the album won't be in stores until Wednesday, but I sometimes write reviews, so I got special treatment), and I must say that it really beat my expectations. Abie Rotenberg is the main actor, and he's truely amazing. The sound quality is better than any story album that I've ever heard. And the songs were made with real music (not just one-man-band stuff). The style is exactly like that of the Golden Crown, but much more modern. I can't wait to hear feedback from DDF'ers. (sorry guys, but you gotta wait till Wednesday to hear it :-P )
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yikes2179 on November 15, 2015, 11:12:03 AM
I just listened to The Lost Treasure, courtesy of Shimmy Shtauber (the album won't be in stores until Wednesday, but I sometimes write reviews, so I got special treatment), and I must say that it really beat my expectations. Abie Rotenberg is the main actor, and he's truely amazing. The sound quality is better than any story album that I've ever heard. And the songs were made with real music (not just one-man-band stuff). The style is exactly like that of the Golden Crown, but much more modern. I can't wait to hear feedback from DDF'ers. (sorry guys, but you gotta wait till Wednesday to hear it :-P )
Will it be available on google play?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 15, 2015, 11:29:52 AM
I just listened to The Lost Treasure, courtesy of Shimmy Shtauber (the album won't be in stores until Wednesday, but I sometimes write reviews, so I got special treatment), and I must say that it really beat my expectations. Abie Rotenberg is the main actor, and he's truely amazing. The sound quality is better than any story album that I've ever heard. And the songs were made with real music (not just one-man-band stuff). The style is exactly like that of the Golden Crown, but much more modern. I can't wait to hear feedback from DDF'ers. (sorry guys, but you gotta wait till Wednesday to hear it :-P )
Where do you write reviews?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 15, 2015, 12:23:44 PM
Yikes2179: He told me that it'll be on Google Play, as well as on iTunes, but I don't know if he'll put it there right away, or if he'll be lax as has unfortunatly become the custom in the music industry lately.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 15, 2015, 12:34:00 PM
Yehuda57: I freelance under a slew of different pseudonems. I don't work for any specific publication or website.
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Post by: shlonx on November 15, 2015, 02:03:31 PM
YitzyS: Do you know anything about Shmuly Ungar's upcoming album?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ChAiM'l on November 15, 2015, 02:11:54 PM
YitzyS: Do you know anything about Shmuly Ungar's upcoming album?

We have an Ungar insider (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=47133.msg988130#msg988130) on the forums. I'm sure she could provide some info.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shlonx on November 15, 2015, 02:12:45 PM
We have an Ungar insider on the forums. I'm sure she could provide some info.


Who?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ChAiM'l on November 15, 2015, 02:15:08 PM

Who?

Hyperlinked my post now.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 17, 2015, 10:04:00 AM

he will start recording this winter. all the songs have been chosen and narrowed down. CD will likely be out late 2016 iy'h.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on November 17, 2015, 10:13:04 AM
We have an Ungar insider (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=47133.msg988130#msg988130) on the forums. I'm sure she could provide some info.

 8)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 17, 2015, 12:15:08 PM
Ari Goldwag is releasing Sheves Chaveirim 2 one of there weeks.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 17, 2015, 12:23:45 PM
Benny Friedman just tweeted (@bennysmusic) that he's in middle of recording a brass section for Volume 4. That tells us that indeed he's working on an album with new songs, and that it probably won't be out for Chanuka (if he's still recording music).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ADG on November 17, 2015, 12:25:45 PM
Can anyone recommend any good chazanus music that i can find on spotify or elsewhere
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 17, 2015, 12:39:00 PM
ADG: What type of Chazzanis? Contemporary like Helfgot? Old style like Kuesevitzky and Kwartin? Musically pleasing like Rosenblatt?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ADG on November 17, 2015, 01:42:37 PM
I am definitely a newbie in this category but i like musical and powerful performances and also calming chazanus. what can you recommend?
 
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ADG on November 17, 2015, 02:09:31 PM
musical meaning a lot of instruments
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 17, 2015, 02:25:05 PM
Yanky lemmer's album rozo dshabbos is on spotify and I think the only helfgott album is the one he made with itzchak Perlman.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ADG on November 17, 2015, 03:39:18 PM
Yes i have the rozo album . anything else beside some female chazanim?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 17, 2015, 04:22:04 PM
 Has anyone watched the did of perman and helfgott?  There are two clips on you tube.  It really is phenomanal!
http://www.amazon.com/Rejoice-Itzhak-Perlman/dp/B00MYMTCS8
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 17, 2015, 04:23:16 PM
Yes i have the rozo album . anything else beside some female chazanim?
There are definitely some classics if you search for them.
Other than helfgott who has albums out recently that are worth listening to?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ADG on November 17, 2015, 05:19:41 PM
couldnt find meir helfgots album on spotify. I found others but they are very old, can you recommend names you like?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 17, 2015, 06:12:23 PM
There was a kid named Simcha Levinson (or something like that) that put out a few albums a few years ago. They were produced by Yoichi Briskman, so it had a more modern musical feel. I don't know if they're on spotify, but you could check. You may also like Amit, who was more like a hybrid of music and Chazzanus.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 17, 2015, 10:16:00 PM
It's not on spotify but yirmy damen put out an album called chazzunos tish where he sings chazzunos in a regular voice (sort of like simcha Leiner just did).  I thought it was a very nice album.
I was a big fan of those Amit listvand albums back in the day.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 17, 2015, 10:17:25 PM
couldnt find meir helfgots album on spotify. I found others but they are very old, can you recommend names you like?
Don't know why you couldn't find it
Try searching for eternal echoes
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on November 17, 2015, 10:21:03 PM
There are two clips on you tube.

I'll save others the need to search, here's a few:






Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: akivak on November 18, 2015, 12:05:36 AM
For all those that want to listen to a Jewish radio stations, but they aren't broadcasted in your neighborhood

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brochos.jstream
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 18, 2015, 11:30:00 AM
Yonoson Schwartz is putting out an all new CD for Chanuka. It's been a while since his last. I wonder if there's still a big market for it. Less and less people speak Yiddish.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 18, 2015, 11:36:22 AM
Some of the detail for HASC 29 have emerged. It's going to be produced for the first time by Eli Gerstner. (I hope it won't just be another YBC style concert.) It will feature Schwekey, Abie Rotenberg, 8th Day, Lev Tahor, Yonatan Razel, and others. It will have a tribute to Yossi Piamenta. I'll try to post more details as I hear them.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aaronnechama on November 18, 2015, 11:38:39 AM
Yonoson Schwartz is putting out an all new CD for Chanuka. It's been a while since his last. I wonder if there's still a big market for it. Less and less people speak Yiddish.
I don't know where you get that less and less people speak Yiddish. You are ignoring the exploding market of the Chassidish communities in Boro Park & Williamsburg. In Boro Park all the men speak Yiddish natively, and in Williamsburg & Monroe even the women are more comfortable in Yiddish.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ChAiM'l on November 18, 2015, 11:44:47 AM
Less and less people speak Yiddish.

Say what?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 18, 2015, 12:12:23 PM
It's true that the Chassidish market is big, but the majority of the Litvish world also used to be equal customers for Yiddish material, and nowadays even the most Yeshivisha Litvaks hardly speak Yiddish anymore.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on November 18, 2015, 12:24:02 PM
It's true that the Chassidish market is big, but the majority of the Litvish world also used to be equal customers for Yiddish material, and nowadays even the most Yeshivisha Litvaks hardly speak Yiddish anymore.
That's exactly the point that's being made...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: MissL on November 18, 2015, 03:29:54 PM
Hakol Haba Episode 16 is uploaded
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 19, 2015, 10:26:25 AM
Isaac Bitton released a new single (http://jewishmusicreport.com/2015/11/19/isaac-bitton-back-with-new-single-vataomer-dai/).

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 19, 2015, 10:29:55 AM
and nowadays even the most Yeshivisha Litvaks hardly speak Yiddish anymore.
say what?

(The shiurim and shmuesen in most Litveshe Yeshivos are in Yiddish)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 19, 2015, 11:27:13 AM
Baruch: That's no longer the case. Many Lakewood Yeshivos have already switched over to English, and almost all Brooklyn Yeshivos. (At least that's the feel that I'm getting.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ADG on November 19, 2015, 11:35:53 AM
Don't know why you couldn't find it
Try searching for eternal echoes
found it thanks
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on November 19, 2015, 01:18:59 PM
Sheves chaverim 2 on mostly music
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 19, 2015, 09:59:46 PM
Baruch: That's no longer the case. Many Lakewood Yeshivos have already switched over to English, and almost all Brooklyn Yeshivos. (At least that's the feel that I'm getting.)
In BMG, where 99% of the above crowd ends up, it's all Yiddish all the time.
And 95% of BMG can sit thru a 4+ hour levaya that's all Yiddish and understand 99% of the words.  :D
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 19, 2015, 10:24:29 PM
I'm searching and searching for the song "Seven Sheperds" by Chaim Dovid. I really would like to purchase it.
I taught my kids the song, and they love it. And they're hounding me to get it on our iPod.

It's the song that goes
Avraham Avinu ish chesed etc. David melech yisrael malka meshicha.

Someone please help me find it. (not the live version, the original version please)
Thx!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on November 19, 2015, 11:58:58 PM
Yikes2179: He told me that it'll be on Google Play, as well as on iTunes, but I don't know if he'll put it there right away, or if he'll be lax as has unfortunatly become the custom in the music industry lately.
Not there yet...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on November 20, 2015, 08:30:12 AM
In BMG, where 99% of the above crowd ends up, it's all Yiddish all the time.
And 95% of BMG can sit thru a 4+ hour levaya that's all Yiddish and understand 99% of the words.  :D

Yeshivish Yiddish is not Chassidish Yiddish

Not even close
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yikes2179 on November 20, 2015, 08:56:27 AM
Not there yet...
It's there now
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 20, 2015, 09:37:39 AM
Yeshivish Yiddish is not Chassidish Yiddish

Not even close
agreed. Which makes Yonasan Shwartz's success even less relevant to the amount of Litvish Yiddish speakers.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 20, 2015, 09:58:35 AM
In BMG, where 99% of the above crowd ends up, it's all Yiddish all the time.
And 95% of BMG can sit thru a 4+ hour levaya that's all Yiddish and understand 99% of the words.  :D
The feeling that I get is that around 50-75% of the youngest generation in BMG understand Yiddish enough to understand all the speeches, and probably less than 25% understand proper Yiddish (like to understand R' Yomtov Ehrlich).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 20, 2015, 10:14:44 AM
How about another song of the day?

HT @Baruch. It's the live version and not the one he wanted, but it reminded me of the song which is quite good! So here, have a listen and enjoy:



And Baruch: Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep searching, don't let nothing stand in your way.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 20, 2015, 10:20:48 AM
How about another song of the day?

HT @Baruch. It's the live version and not the one he wanted, but it reminded me of the song which is quite good! So here, have a listen and enjoy:



And Baruch: Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep searching, don't let nothing stand in your way.
Do you know the name of the album it was on?

P.S. for people watching the song: the best part of the song starts deep into the video, so listen to the whole thing  :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on November 20, 2015, 10:21:53 AM
It's there now
It is now on Amazon as well.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 20, 2015, 10:26:18 AM
The feeling that I get is that around 50-75% of the youngest generation in BMG understand Yiddish enough to understand all the speeches, and probably less than 25% understand proper Yiddish (like to understand R' Yomtov Ehrlich).

The feeling I get from this conversation is that you are overstating the "Lakewood" portion of the Jewish music industry, and that the Yiddish speaking Chassidish market is bigger than you imagine.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: good sam on November 20, 2015, 10:30:40 AM
I'm searching and searching for the song "Seven Sheperds" by Chaim Dovid. I really would like to purchase it.
I taught my kids the song, and they love it. And they're hounding me to get it on our iPod.

It's the song that goes
Avraham Avinu ish chesed etc. David melech yisrael malka meshicha.

Someone please help me find it. (not the live version, the original version please)
Thx!
This the right one?
http://www.hello.dj/chaim-dovid/gratefuland-alive-from-the-carlebach-shul
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 20, 2015, 10:44:08 AM
Do you know the name of the album it was on?

This the right one?
http://www.hello.dj/chaim-dovid/gratefuland-alive-from-the-carlebach-shul

Buy it here: http://mostlymusic.com/products/grateful-cd

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Eliyohu on November 20, 2015, 11:29:35 AM
Anyone know where i can get the single of yaakov shwekey singing you raise me up
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 20, 2015, 03:33:00 PM
Buy it here: http://mostlymusic.com/products/grateful-cd
Shivas Horoyim!
Thanks!
I was looking for seven sheperds!  :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 22, 2015, 12:39:33 PM
Yosef Moshe Kahana is putting out LChaim Kumzitz 2 one of these weeks. The first one popularized Hishbati to the world.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 22, 2015, 12:41:05 PM
Yoily Greenfeld 3 and Boruch Levine 5 are both expected to be in stores this week.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on November 22, 2015, 08:02:30 PM
Yoily Greenfeld 3 and Boruch Levine 5 are both expected to be in stores this week.
YG Zeh is already available on MM  here (http://mostlymusic.com/products/yoely-greenfield-zeh)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 22, 2015, 09:04:29 PM
In case anyone is interested, Dovid Stein is set to release his second album, and has already released a single from it. I happen not to be a fan, but there's people of all types and stripes...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 23, 2015, 12:16:22 PM
I heard that Lipa is planning on releasing the DVD of his Lipa On Broadway concert before Chanuka.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on November 23, 2015, 01:14:25 PM
I heard that Lipa is planning on releasing the DVD of his Lipa On Broadway concert before Chanuka.
he posted it on instagram
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 23, 2015, 04:22:16 PM
I'm listening to Yoely Greenfeld's new album and there's something interesting. Track 3 is a song called Hodu composed by Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz. It was on the CD that Rechnitz released for his last daughter's wedding, but on that album, it was sung by Daskal. The music sounds very much the same as well. Isn't it strange for a different singer to reuse someone else's song?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on November 23, 2015, 05:23:36 PM
I'm listening to Yoely Greenfeld's new album and there's something interesting. Track 3 is a song called Hodu composed by Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz. It was on the CD that Rechnitz released for his last daughter's wedding, but on that album, it was sung by Daskal. The music sounds very much the same as well. Isn't it strange for a different singer to reuse someone else's song?
Didn't hear either of them, but it sounds more like a composer/producer/arranger using two different singers for the same song rather than two singers producing the same song (I may be wrong though, since I know nothing of either of the songs)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 25, 2015, 10:02:40 AM
Shlome Daskal has released the cover to his (hopefully) soon to be released Chasuna style album. He was supposed to release it last year, but delays are commenplace in this industry. I beleive that this is a Shua Ray sponsored album. Shua Ray is a Gvir from Chicago who is very close to Daskal, and he sponsored (at least in part) Daskal last album, Hartzig 2.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 25, 2015, 10:24:45 AM
Today's Song of the Day is dedicated to a Puerto Rican co-worker of mine who was cleaning the bathrooms today singing this song:

Ana B'Koach
Ovadia Hamama

https://youtu.be/70I6ihs1xoA
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on November 25, 2015, 11:35:10 AM
Shlome Daskal has released the cover to his (hopefully) soon to be released Chasuna style album. He was supposed to release it last year, but delays are commenplace in this industry. I beleive that this is a Shua Ray sponsored album. Shua Ray is a Gvir from Chicago who is very close to Daskal, and he sponsored (at least in part) Daskal last album, Hartzig 2.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Drago on November 29, 2015, 11:32:31 AM
Anyone know if I can download the MBC Experiences from the early 80's anywhere?
Or could I buy an online version?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: sharkky on November 30, 2015, 09:39:51 AM
Anyone know where i can get the single of yaakov shwekey singing you raise me up
i heard that he was vry upset that the recording went public
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on November 30, 2015, 10:08:47 AM
i heard that he was vry upset that the recording went public
Rumor has it that he recorded it upon request of a sick child in the hospital, and was indeed upset when it was posted on Gruntig.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on November 30, 2015, 11:56:26 AM
i heard that he was vry upset that the recording went public
Rumor has it that he recorded it upon request of a sick child in the hospital, and was indeed upset when it was posted on Gruntig.
Bottom line, where can we get it? (http://s3.amazonaws.com/tapatalk-emoji/emoji83.png)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 30, 2015, 01:45:13 PM
Video from yesterday's concert/Farbrengen in Yerushalayim in honor of Yud Tes Kislev. Featuring Avraham Fried, Aron Razel, chilik Frank and other incredible musicians.



Beautiful.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on December 01, 2015, 06:56:50 AM
Video from yesterday's concert/Farbrengen in Yerushalayim in honor of Yud Tes Kislev. Featuring Avraham Fried, Aron Razel, chilik Frank and other incredible musicians.



Beautiful.
I was there. Don't remember seeing Aron Razel. Did he sing?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Drago on December 01, 2015, 08:36:23 AM
I was there. Don't remember seeing Aron Razel. Did he sing?
He showed up for the last song and joined in the singing.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 01, 2015, 09:13:14 AM
The first song on Yoely Greenfeld's new CD is Az Yashir ("Zeh") composed by Yossi Green. I think that he was trying to replicate the style of the song Hizkabtzi, which was also composed by Yossi Green. He even adds the word Rabeini (Az Yashir Moshe Rabeini) because, IMO, Hizkabtzi also had those words (Moshe Rabeini Ula Lamuroim). I'm not saying that the song is "stolen", just the style. He also puts in a children's choir which sounds similar to Hizkabtzi, as well as them both being the opening track on their respective albums. My wife thinks that I'm wrong (as usual), and the styles have no connection, so I turn to this thread's contributors for their opinion. What do you think?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 01, 2015, 09:34:40 AM
I was there. Don't remember seeing Aron Razel. Did he sing?

Sorry, wrong Razel brother, though a relative who was there was speaking about Aron that night, so that's why it was in my head, I guess
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Drago on December 01, 2015, 09:43:10 AM
Sorry, wrong Razel brother, though a relative who was there was speaking about Aron that night, so that's why it was in my head, I guess
Both were there.
Yonatan was featured, Aron showed up.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 01, 2015, 09:44:18 AM
Both were there.
Yonatan was featured, Aron showed up.

Aron is actually in the video
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Drago on December 01, 2015, 10:01:01 AM
Aron is actually in the video
yup, from the last song when he showed up
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on December 01, 2015, 11:35:43 AM
I think you guys are referring to last night's concert (Monday night).
I was there till the end on motze shabbos and none of the Razel's were there, only Eli Hertzlich joined at the end (with Chilu Frank on the flute and some chasidishe violinist)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 01, 2015, 11:43:06 AM
I think you guys are referring to last night's concert (Monday night).
I was there till the end on motze shabbos and none of the Razel's were there, only Eli Hertzlich joined at the end (with Chilu Frank on the flute and some chasidishe violinist)

Lol - there is a video in the OP.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Drago on December 01, 2015, 12:11:29 PM
I think you guys are referring to last night's concert (Monday night).
I was there till the end on motze shabbos and none of the Razel's were there, only Eli Hertzlich joined at the end (with Chilu Frank on the flute and some chasidishe violinist)
I was at Sunday night
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on December 01, 2015, 12:14:24 PM
The first song on Yoely Greenfeld's new CD is Az Yashir ("Zeh") composed by Yossi Green. I think that he was trying to replicate the style of the song Hizkabtzi, which was also composed by Yossi Green. He even adds the word Rabeini (Az Yashir Moshe Rabeini) because, IMO, Hizkabtzi also had those words (Moshe Rabeini Ula Lamuroim). I'm not saying that the song is "stolen", just the style. He also puts in a children's choir which sounds similar to Hizkabtzi, as well as them both being the opening track on their respective albums. My wife thinks that I'm wrong (as usual), and the styles have no connection, so I turn to this thread's contributors for their opinion. What do you think?
What am I missing here?
What's the chiddush of a composer making similarly styled songs?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 07, 2015, 09:18:47 AM
I just listened to The Lost Treasure, courtesy of Shimmy Shtauber (the album won't be in stores until Wednesday, but I sometimes write reviews, so I got special treatment), and I must say that it really beat my expectations. Abie Rotenberg is the main actor, and he's truely amazing. The sound quality is better than any story album that I've ever heard. And the songs were made with real music (not just one-man-band stuff). The style is exactly like that of the Golden Crown, but much more modern. I can't wait to hear feedback from DDF'ers. (sorry guys, but you gotta wait till Wednesday to hear it :-P )
Where do you write reviews?
Yehuda57: I freelance under a slew of different pseudonems. I don't work for any specific publication or website.
In case anyone is interested, here's the results of this conversation. http://www.thejewishinsights.com/wp/interview-shimmy-shtauber-producer-lost-treasure/ I would love to hear feedback!  8)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 08, 2015, 11:18:37 AM
In case anyone is interested, here's the results of this conversation. http://www.thejewishinsights.com/wp/interview-shimmy-shtauber-producer-lost-treasure/ I would love to hear feedback!  8)
One more recent review, http://jewishmusicreport.com/2015/12/08/guest-review-of-baruch-levine-5-banim-atem/ It was done in a hurry, so don't be too critical.  :-\
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on December 08, 2015, 01:36:44 PM
Track 3 and 7 have musical programming. What exactly does that mean?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 09, 2015, 04:48:24 AM
Cozmohoot: The music is basicaly DJ style, like Ufaratzta was on his last album. It's nothing like the wild secular style DJing that Lipa had on B Positive, just a real digital sounding music.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on December 09, 2015, 09:36:12 AM
Figured. I like the new sheves chaverim 2 album. Ari goldwag Is a good man and puts out quality
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 09, 2015, 10:30:08 AM
Cosmohoot: Totally agree about Goldwag. He's very talented. But I liked his stuff that he composed before Yesh Tikva better, because a lot of his stuff after are just Yesh Tikva wannabees. On the subject: There is one song of his that didn't make it but I think it's one of his best. The song Ochila LaKail on his first album. I think it's much nicer than the Lipa/Hillel Palay version.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on December 09, 2015, 10:58:22 AM
That was before I got into jewish music. Dw had to tell me the famous ka ribon is his
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 09, 2015, 12:10:54 PM
Cosmohoot: Most of the world doesn't know that the famous Ka Ribon is his. It was on the same album as Ochila Lakail.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on December 13, 2015, 12:26:21 AM
Besides that i think he's lost his marbles, it seems to me like a chilul hasham for him to go to the WH dressing and acting like a clown.
(http://matzav.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/WHITEHOUSECHANUKAH-16.jpg)



Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: sharkky on December 13, 2015, 12:34:31 AM
Besides that i think he's lost his marbles, it seems to me like a chilul hasham for him to go to the WH dressing and acting like a clown.
(http://matzav.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/WHITEHOUSECHANUKAH-16.jpg)


+1   :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on December 21, 2015, 10:03:36 PM
Where do people buy/download Jewish song rhythms for Korg keyboards?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 22, 2015, 10:39:05 AM
Where do people buy/download Jewish song rhythms for Korg keyboards?
I know someone who recently bought a Korg keyboard, and he had to convince players to give him their beats. Most players are very protective of them. (It does take a lot of work to create good beats.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on December 22, 2015, 01:45:45 PM
I know someone who recently bought a Korg keyboard, and he had to convince players to give him their beats. Most players are very protective of them. (It does take a lot of work to create good beats.)
Thanks for the info.

Is there anywhere to buy these beats? I know people who will give them away but I don't know if it they were originally shared for free, or if someone bought them and is now passing them around.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 23, 2015, 10:34:40 AM
I heard from a reputable source that Avraham Fried is planning on releasing an all new (Regular) album in 2 weeks. I know with guys like Fried times can keep changing, but that's the closest I ever heard.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on December 24, 2015, 03:15:42 PM
I heard from a reputable source that Avraham Fried is planning on releasing an all new (Regular) album in 2 weeks. I know with guys like Fried times can keep changing, but that's the closest I ever heard.
Great news! Let's hope its true!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 24, 2015, 06:05:41 PM
A great Jewish composer was Nifter today: R' Benny Hershkowitz Zatzal. He is most famous for Ain Aroch- the classic one that was originaly sung by Shtreicher (not to be confused with Baruch Levine's). He also composed Umipnei Chata'einu on Yumi Lowy's album ("Ve'ain ve'ain ve'ain anachnu yecholim, da da da, laasos..."), which was later resung on a Mezamrim album. He also composed, IIRC, Raza Dishabbos, also sung by Shtreicher. He put out his own solo album, but I don't think it ever gained traction.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on December 24, 2015, 08:52:37 PM
ברוך דין האמת
Shlomo simcha also has an album of just his songs
Beautiful stuff
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 24, 2015, 09:42:52 PM
A great Jewish composer was Nifter today: R' Benny Hershkowitz Zatzal. He is most famous for Ain Aroch- the classic one that was originaly sung by Shtreicher (not to be confused with Baruch Levine's). He also composed Umipnei Chata'einu on Yumi Lowy's album ("Ve'ain ve'ain ve'ain anachnu yecholim, da da da, laasos..."), which was later resung on a Mezamrim album. He also composed, IIRC, Raza Dishabbos, also sung by Shtreicher. He put out his own solo album, but I don't think it ever gained traction.
ברוך דין האמת
Shlomo simcha also has an album of just his songs
Beautiful stuff

The Shlomo Simcha album is the solo album he is referring to, I believe. It is here: http://mostlymusic.com/products/hamenagen-cd
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Marko Rubio on December 24, 2015, 09:56:09 PM
just heard the story about yoely Greenfield throwing away a shipment of cd's only for a sufek chilul shabbos, thats amazing and I would buy his cd just for this
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on December 25, 2015, 07:03:35 AM
just heard the story about yoely Greenfield throwing away a shipment of cd's only for a sufek chilul shabbos, thats amazing and I would buy his cd just for this
Mind to elaborate?
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Post by: chaimmayer on January 05, 2016, 03:45:21 PM
Interview with Abie rottenberg
http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/interviews-and-profiles/jewish-music-should-bring-you-closer-to-hashem-an-interview-with-legendary-composer-abie-rotenberg/2015/12/30/0/

Btw I saw this on blogindm.blogspot.com
An interesting site for those who are not familiar.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on January 18, 2016, 11:59:18 AM
DoeS anyone know who composed mbd's crack of dawn?
On the new falkowitz video it says yossi green but in an interview with Dina storch it says she composed it.

Someone told me once they think it's actually an old classical music piece but I have never been able to confirm that.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on January 19, 2016, 10:40:14 AM
I remeber seeing here or in a different thread a recording of R Baruch Ber Ungarischer singing as a child but I can't find it now. Anyone know where to find it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on January 19, 2016, 02:52:38 PM
aygart: R' Baruch Ber Ungaresher was one of the two children who sang the song "Vi Nemt Men Di Heiliger Teg" on the Pirchei album. I think the other kid was Yossi Sonenblick.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 09, 2016, 10:17:26 AM
So it's that time of year again. Every producer starts putting out their "Chasuna/Purim Mix" album with a one man band and a bunch of random singers. I think Simchas Hachaim should offer subscriptions!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on February 09, 2016, 03:04:29 PM
So it's that time of year again. Every producer starts putting out their "Chasuna/Purim Mix" album with a one man band and a bunch of random singers. I think Simchas Hachaim should offer subscriptions!
+1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Matovu on February 09, 2016, 03:23:12 PM
So it's that time of year again. Every producer starts putting out their "Chasuna/Purim Mix" album with a one man band and a bunch of random singers. I think Simchas Hachaim should offer subscriptions!
Uch it's so wrong
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on February 09, 2016, 04:03:56 PM
I heard from a reputable source that Avraham Fried is planning on releasing an all new (Regular) album in 2 weeks. I know with guys like Fried times can keep changing, but that's the closest I ever heard.
This is a long two weeks...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on February 10, 2016, 10:01:41 AM
This is a long two weeks...
Maybe he meant 2 months.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 10, 2016, 12:00:43 PM
It is indeed strange because the source I heard it from was Aderet Music, and although Sameach usually distributes Fried, Aderet usually does have the scoop. Especially a two week prediction, which means that the CD is going to print within the next week or so. (It generally takes 5 days for the CD to be copied, packaged, and delivered.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on February 10, 2016, 01:42:39 PM
What's with shwekey new CD? He said on jroot it's being released next month.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on February 10, 2016, 01:45:22 PM
Any idea on what it takes for albums to end up on Google play/spotify?

I use it and its interesting to see that some are available immediately, while others just don't show up. Is it a record label thing?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 18, 2016, 08:24:39 AM
Basic roundup. In mix CDs: Simchas Hachaim five and Mezamrim two are out. Maalei Simcha 2 is almost done, as well as a new one called Simcha Mitoch Simcha from Shir Vashevach Boys Choir (which has the distinction of being the only one that is sung by a kids choir).

Other recent releases include Yedidim 2 from Dudi Kalish, and Yiddish Nachas 2 from Yossi Green.

In other (exciting) news, Michoel Schnitzler is said to be releasing a new album within two weeks.

Yumi Lowy too is almost finished his second album, which is his first album since he was "bought" by Yochi Briskman.

Yaakov Shwekey is also said to be almost finished his CD, which is his first since splitting with Yochi.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on February 18, 2016, 04:55:01 PM
In other (exciting) news, Michoel Schnitzler is said to be releasing a new album within two weeks.
I loved his old cd's but sadly his voice is so done by now...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 18, 2016, 07:01:41 PM
I loved his old cd's but sadly his voice is so done by now...
I love him. I think he stand as proof that the importance of voice pales in comparison to the importance of personality. And his song selection is done in a much better way than everyone else. He doesn't measure songs by the modern ways of measuring ("I'll take 2 horas, one opening track, 2 hartzig slows, one chuppa song, two pumping songs, and a side of ketchup"). Rather he listens to every song he gets and if it talks to his heart, he takes it. And the difference shows so much in the results.

(Needless to say, this whole rant is IMHO)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on February 18, 2016, 08:33:18 PM
I love him. I think he stand as proof that the importance of voice pales in comparison to the importance of personality. And his song selection is done in a much better way than everyone else. He doesn't measure songs by the modern ways of measuring ("I'll take 2 horas, one opening track, 2 hartzig slows, one chuppa song, two pumping songs, and a side of ketchup"). Rather he listens to every song he gets and if it talks to his heart, he takes it. And the difference shows so much in the results.

(Needless to say, this whole rant is IMHO)
I agree with everything you said. But in past tense.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on February 19, 2016, 09:56:04 AM
I loved his old cd's but sadly his voice is so done by now...
-1 He did a great job at the Bonei Olam dinner lately.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on February 19, 2016, 09:58:48 AM
-1 He did a great job at the Bonei Olam dinner lately.
Dont get me wrong, i am a big fan and i listened to that whole clip. But IMHO his voice and tone were just worn out.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: mercaz1 on February 19, 2016, 11:03:57 AM
heard the new Gabay cd and not terribly impressed.

Whats the best cd out now? dont mind if its a few months old.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on February 19, 2016, 01:53:20 PM
In other (exciting) news, Michoel Schnitzler is said to be releasing a new album within two weeks.
Yeah, we know all about this "2 weeks" (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1356926#msg1356926) ;)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 20, 2016, 11:27:32 PM
heard the new Gabay cd and not terribly impressed.

Whats the best cd out now? dont mind if its a few months old.
To accurately advise, please name one or two CDs that you did enjoy, than we could try to tell you something similar style.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on February 21, 2016, 12:16:07 AM
heard the new Gabay cd and not terribly impressed.

Whats the best cd out now? dont mind if its a few months old.
I liked the Levine/Leiner CD alot
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on February 23, 2016, 12:00:26 AM
Watch "Dudi Kalish & Ari Hill - Eishes Chayil | דודי קאליש וארי היל בהגשה מצמררת על לחנו של קאליש - אשת חיל" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/pqyWOsj4LXE
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Post by: ChAiM'l on February 23, 2016, 03:43:24 AM
Watch "Dudi Kalish & Ari Hill - Eishes Chayil | דודי קאליש וארי היל בהגשה מצמררת על לחנו של קאליש - אשת חיל" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/pqyWOsj4LXE

Nice!
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Post by: marktrump on February 23, 2016, 11:03:30 AM
+1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on February 24, 2016, 10:11:30 PM
I just came across again the Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) part of FAU Libraries Digital Collections which has a tremendous amount of old Jewish Albums! I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have redone everything so now I can listen to it on my ipad.

The biggest chiddush though was that I never knew Uncle Moishy didn't create big gedalya goomber.  See here https://rsa.fau.edu/album/43389

Many of their albums you can hear the whole album - this one unfortunately is only snippets.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: username on February 25, 2016, 12:01:33 AM
Another chidush is that he doesnt say aint.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on February 28, 2016, 12:49:13 AM


In other (exciting) news, Michoel Schnitzler is said to be releasing a new album within two weeks.
Preview: https://youtu.be/Uctv9E7zc94 (https://youtu.be/Uctv9E7zc94)
Who is talking in the intro?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on February 28, 2016, 08:46:59 AM
Preview: https://youtu.be/Uctv9E7zc94 (https://youtu.be/Uctv9E7zc94)
Who is talking in the intro?
Michoel
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Post by: Baruch on March 01, 2016, 12:51:59 AM


STUNNING!!
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Post by: JoeyShmoe on March 01, 2016, 10:29:14 AM


STUNNING!!
+1000000
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: gogreen on March 02, 2016, 12:36:28 PM
Anyone know why Yochi Briskman numbers his productions?
Shwekey's 2nd thru 5th albums were numbered (and probably Cry no more as well), Boruch Levine also 2-5, we got SL2 for Simcha Leiner and now Yumi Lowy's 2nd album is numbered as well!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Luvtotravel on March 02, 2016, 01:13:11 PM
im trying to remember a niggun and figured maybe someone here can help me out. its a yiddish song about r' chanina ben teradyon, about how he was burnt with a sefer torah but he watched the oisios fly up to the heavens. ring a bell to anyone?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on March 02, 2016, 01:15:55 PM
im trying to remember a niggun and figured maybe someone here can help me out. its a yiddish song about r' chanina ben teradyon, about how he was burnt with a sefer torah but he watched the oisios fly up to the heavens. ring a bell to anyone?
Mendy Wald Sameach - Track 7 Der Kedusha Lebt. IMHO one of the nicer heartfelt songs/albums in Jewish Music.

You can listen to the preview here (http://mostlymusic.com/products/sameach-cd)

P.S. When's Mendy Wald coming out with a new album?!?!?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on March 02, 2016, 03:41:46 PM


im trying to remember a niggun and figured maybe someone here can help me out. its a yiddish song about r' chanina ben teradyon, about how he was burnt with a sefer torah but he watched the oisios fly up to the heavens. ring a bell to anyone?



You can listen to the preview here (http://mostlymusic.com/products/sameach-cd)

And if you have Google play music, it's available  there too (https://play.google.com/music/m/Tccrcknef52h5szn75udgrumusq?t=Der_Kedushah_Lebt_-_Mendy_Wald).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Luvtotravel on March 02, 2016, 04:54:50 PM



And if you have Google play music, it's available  there too (https://play.google.com/music/m/Tccrcknef52h5szn75udgrumusq?t=Der_Kedushah_Lebt_-_Mendy_Wald).
Mendy Wald Sameach - Track 7 Der Kedusha Lebt. IMHO one of the nicer heartfelt songs/albums in Jewish Music.

You can listen to the preview here (http://mostlymusic.com/products/sameach-cd)

P.S. When's Mendy Wald coming out with a new album?!?!?
thank u sooo much!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: pcgeek on March 03, 2016, 09:52:57 PM
I have this song ringing in my head, can't figure out the title/artist/album. It goes "Libi libi ubesuri, libi libi ubesuri, yeranini, yeranini el..." It's sung by weddings etc. TIA
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Post by: Yikes2179 on March 03, 2016, 11:13:56 PM
I have this song ringing in my head, can't figure out the title/artist/album. It goes "Libi libi ubesuri, libi libi ubesuri, yeranini, yeranini el..." It's sung by weddings etc. TIA

i don't know the original artist but here is one version - http://www.jewishbroadcast.com/song/45470/nichsefa
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Post by: pcgeek on March 03, 2016, 11:48:02 PM
i don't know the original artist but here is one version - http://www.jewishbroadcast.com/song/45470/nichsefa
That's it! Thanks
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on March 04, 2016, 01:18:08 AM
I have this song ringing in my head, can't figure out the title/artist/album. It goes "Libi libi ubesuri, libi libi ubesuri, yeranini, yeranini el..." It's sung by weddings etc. TIA
IIRC, it's on the MBD album that he put out with Shira. CMIIW. The song is called Nichsefa.
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Post by: YitzyS on March 04, 2016, 08:31:40 AM
IIRC, it's on the MBD album that he put out with Shira. CMIIW. The song is called Nichsefa.
It was composed by Moshe Laufer. (Just saying)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on March 04, 2016, 10:40:17 AM
IIRC, it's on the MBD album that he put out with Shira. CMIIW. The song is called Nichsefa.
Yep, Kissifim Track 10
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Post by: bubkiz on March 10, 2016, 03:28:59 PM

New Schwekey CD out.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on March 10, 2016, 03:35:15 PM
New Schwekey CD out.
Is it Israeli style like the last one?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on March 10, 2016, 05:59:40 PM
New Schwekey CD out.

Is it Israeli style like the last one?
Shwekey: We Are A Miracle Google play link (https://play.google.com/music/m/Bmc4mmqye3ntmncffvt2mxpflxe?t=We_Are_a_Miracle_-_Yaakov_Shwekey)

For those with All Access plans.
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Post by: asd on March 10, 2016, 07:15:10 PM
I just heard the new cd of Rav Boruch Bers songs, the song Far Vus is amazing. Does anyone know any more info about the song and can anyone provide the lyrics?
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Post by: MosheP on March 10, 2016, 07:22:20 PM
There is a song I think it's Isreali where the chorus lists the stones that were in the Choshen. It's very beaty almost like a rap.

Any idea what I'm referring too? I contact remember when/where I heard it.

נופך ספיר יהלום
 לשם שבו ואחלמה
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: VacationLover on March 11, 2016, 06:31:36 AM
Is it Israeli style like the last one?
Almost everything is Israeli style.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 11, 2016, 03:14:02 PM
https://youtu.be/9q09ui2jBaU
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 11, 2016, 04:31:05 PM

FTFY
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Post by: chaimmayer on March 20, 2016, 10:27:21 PM
I just saw this and thought it was great especially right before purim so i a cross posting it here

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Post by: YitzyS on March 21, 2016, 10:06:00 AM
I just saw this and thought it was great especially right before purim so i a cross posting it here
It's a cool concept, but for some reason I was not impressed by all the songs. Some of them are pretty random. There's an audio clip of an Eli Gersner mash-up that IMHO was done better.

Not trying to be negative. I enjoyed it, just not as much as others.
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Post by: whYME on March 21, 2016, 01:24:04 PM
There's an audio clip of an Eli Gersner mash-up that IMHO was done better.
LOIDH (http://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji13.png)
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Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2016, 03:19:30 PM
I like the new Shwekey album.
I'm not a big fan of his but IMO it's probably his best album.

The tunes are good, some original licks and the music seems to be higher quality than the stuff he used to put out.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on March 22, 2016, 10:48:44 AM
It's a cool concept, but for some reason I was not impressed by all the songs. Some of them are pretty random. There's an audio clip of an Eli Gersner mash-up that IMHO was done better.

Not trying to be negative. I enjoyed it, just not as much as others.
link?
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Post by: MosheP on April 04, 2016, 03:37:42 PM
There is a song I think it's Isreali where the chorus lists the stones that were in the Choshen. It's very beaty almost like a rap.

Any idea what I'm referring too? I contact remember when/where I heard it.

נופך ספיר יהלום
 לשם שבו ואחלמה
The song I was referring to is Kisufim by Yitzchok Fuchs on his newish album Ad Mati.

The song is really nice,  an awesome album overall.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 22, 2016, 04:48:23 PM
Jm in am is no longer on the j stream app?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on May 04, 2016, 04:30:02 PM
Hearing the computerized "Vocals" over the video of their mouths is quite strange...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 05, 2016, 08:45:10 PM
*RANT ALERT*

I hate these people who produce a "Sefira CD" that has just a bunch of people singing, and charge $15 for it. Can it be justified to charge the same amount as an album that has full music (which is the most expensive part of the production)? And many of these albums sound horrible. There's a great one liner that sums it up: " Sefira albums are the only type of albums that a guy could wake up in the morning and decide to put one out, and have it completely finished before he goes to sleep. And from the way that many of them sound nowadays, it seems like that's exactly what happened!" Listen up producers: it takes more talent to put out a good acapella album then it takes to put out a good music album. On an acapella album, you can't hide behind the music. If you don't have the talent to create beautiful harmonies and whatever else you need to make a nice Sefira album, please turn over and go back to sleep. Thank you.

I would like to just include a (partial) list of Sefira albums that I really do enjoy, who I think did do a great job.
Around the Campfire - Miami
Kumzitz in the Rain 1 & 2 - Doni Gross
Lev Tahor 1 & 3
Soul 2 & 3 - Ari Goldwag (#1 had too much fake music for my liking)
Heimishe Oitzros - Lechaim Music

Please let me know if there's any albums that I should check out. Thanks.

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on May 05, 2016, 09:19:51 PM
*RANT ALERT*

Please let me know if there's any albums that I should check out. Thanks.
Your list is most of what I like.

Here are some more I personally enjoyed (YMMV). Some are plain singing, but done well (like kumzits in the rain)

Freidman family: my zaidies zmiros.
Beri weber's farbreng vol. 2 (the acapella tracks obviously)
Acappella Kumzitz by Kleinfeld, Itsi & Silberstein, Tzvi
Lol zimra - the music of Abie Rotenberg.
The s'fira album, Dachs and Williger.
The acapella Treasury - Shabbat
(Y-studs, if you are into that)

Please add more if you think they are alright.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Ydad on May 05, 2016, 09:52:30 PM
Stick with chazanus. Get a taste for it, it's worth it.
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Post by: Zalc on May 05, 2016, 10:10:07 PM
Stick with chazanus. Get a taste for it, it's worth it.

Can you recommend some good albums to start with?
Especially if they have good audio quality.

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Post by: Ydad on May 05, 2016, 10:22:13 PM
Can you recommend some good albums to start with?
Especially if they have good audio quality.
For sfira you need the old stuff, because basically all the current chazanim use full orchestral accompaniment. So basically u should look for digitally remastered classical chazanus. The Od Yosef Chai series is really good, off the top of my head, but there are many other good stuff from other chazanim. Sobel did a few old chazanus and put modern recorded philharmonic stuff to it "bayamim haheim bizman hazeh" it's called. But that also won't work for sfira.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on May 06, 2016, 10:25:17 AM
*RANT ALERT*

I hate these people who produce a "Sefira CD" that has just a bunch of people singing, and charge $15 for it. Can it be justified to charge the same amount as an album that has full music (which is the most expensive part of the production)? And many of these albums sound horrible. There's a great one liner that sums it up: " Sefira albums are the only type of albums that a guy could wake up in the morning and decide to put one out, and have it completely finished before he goes to sleep. And from the way that many of them sound nowadays, it seems like that's exactly what happened!" Listen up producers: it takes more talent to put out a good acapella album then it takes to put out a good music album. On an acapella album, you can't hide behind the music. If you don't have the talent to create beautiful harmonies and whatever else you need to make a nice Sefira album, please turn over and go back to sleep. Thank you.

I would like to just include a (partial) list of Sefira albums that I really do enjoy, who I think did do a great job.
Around the Campfire - Miami
Kumzitz in the Rain 1 & 2 - Doni Gross
Lev Tahor 1 & 3
Soul 2 & 3 - Ari Goldwag (#1 had too much fake music for my liking)
Heimishe Oitzros - Lechaim Music

Please let me know if there's any albums that I should check out. Thanks.

it's not Jewish, but you can try Pentatonix :) their "music" is ridiculously incredible. no instruments at all and absolutely fascinating.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 08, 2016, 11:05:41 AM
Your list is most of what I like.

Here are some more I personally enjoyed (YMMV). Some are plain singing, but done well (like kumzits in the rain)

Freidman family: my zaidies zmiros.
Beri weber's farbreng vol. 2 (the acapella tracks obviously)
Acappella Kumzitz by Kleinfeld, Itsi & Silberstein, Tzvi
Lol zimra - the music of Abie Rotenberg.
The s'fira album, Dachs and Williger.
The acapella Treasury - Shabbat
(Y-studs, if you are into that)

Please add more if you think they are alright.
Thanks! Some I know, but the others I'll check out.
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Post by: chaimmayer on May 08, 2016, 12:20:00 PM
Anyone remember one of the first?  Vocal version?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on May 10, 2016, 10:47:22 PM
Anyone remember one of the first?  Vocal version?
Sure do!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: springles on May 11, 2016, 02:27:00 PM
I dont know if this the right thread for this but Ill try it here first.

Anyone know of any sefira approved children's story cd's? Other than the royal rescue?

My kids listen to story cd's at night when in bed a lot.  During the year they listen to the Shmuel Kunda cd's and others like it.  For sefira/3 weeks they listen to The Royal rescue which is story cd specifically made for sefira.  But they are bored and i dont know of any others like that.  there are other story cd's without music at all (and I would love recommendations on those too) but Im looking for a story cd with a capella songs.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on May 11, 2016, 02:36:29 PM
I dont know if this the right thread for this but Ill try it here first.

Anyone know of any sefira approved children's story cd's? Other than the royal rescue?

My kids listen to story cd's at night when in bed a lot.  During the year they listen to the Shmuel Kunda cd's and others like it.  For sefira/3 weeks they listen to The Royal rescue which is story cd specifically made for sefira.  But they are bored and i dont know of any others like that.  there are other story cd's without music at all (and I would love recommendations on those too) but Im looking for a story cd with a capella songs.

i have a set of 2 CDs that dd (4.5) listens to. it's a chasidishe CD so i'm not sure how that would compare though. i bought it in the grocery, i'm sure they're sold everywhere, just ask
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: springles on May 11, 2016, 03:33:50 PM
i have a set of 2 CDs that dd (4.5) listens to. it's a chasidishe CD so i'm not sure how that would compare though. i bought it in the grocery, i'm sure they're sold everywhere, just ask
whats it called?
Title: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on May 11, 2016, 07:02:56 PM
whats it called?

I've attached a short clip so you can hear some of it. It's called איך האב ליב די הייליגע יום טוב שבועות

It has the story of shvuos (Jews wandering in the desert, etc) and songs. It comes with two CDs that don't have music and 2 that are the exact same but with music. It also comes with a book. I paid $22.

https://vimeo.com/166283588 (https://vimeo.com/166283588)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on May 11, 2016, 11:01:27 PM
I dont know if this the right thread for this but Ill try it here first.

Anyone know of any sefira approved children's story cd's? Other than the royal rescue?

My kids listen to story cd's at night when in bed a lot.  During the year they listen to the Shmuel Kunda cd's and others like it.  For sefira/3 weeks they listen to The Royal rescue which is story cd specifically made for sefira.  But they are bored and i dont know of any others like that.  there are other story cd's without music at all (and I would love recommendations on those too) but Im looking for a story cd with a capella songs.
I feel your pain, as a kid we heard the Royal Rescue again and again  :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TimT on May 11, 2016, 11:58:05 PM
I feel your pain, as a kid we heard the Royal Rescue again and again  :)
Is that the "in the days of the rishonim" ?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 12, 2016, 12:00:08 AM
I think the minhag is that kids listen to music.
Ask your lor
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 12, 2016, 02:41:40 AM
I dont know if this the right thread for this but Ill try it here first.

Anyone know of any sefira approved children's story cd's? Other than the royal rescue?

My kids listen to story cd's at night when in bed a lot.  During the year they listen to the Shmuel Kunda cd's and others like it.  For sefira/3 weeks they listen to The Royal rescue which is story cd specifically made for sefira.  But they are bored and i dont know of any others like that.  there are other story cd's without music at all (and I would love recommendations on those too) but Im looking for a story cd with a capella songs.
There is a Sefira version of "There's Zaidy" that is available.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 12, 2016, 02:45:36 AM
There are also many Children's CDs that only have background music, which some Rabbanim are Matir. Offhand I can think of The Story Experience (Nachman Seltzer), and all of R' Fishal Schachter's albums (he has one of his World of Middos CDs that is also meant for Sefira).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: springles on May 12, 2016, 08:10:34 AM
Is that the "in the days of the rishonim" ?
yup! I cant get it out of my head
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: springles on May 12, 2016, 08:10:56 AM
There is a Sefira version of "There's Zaidy" that is available.
gotta look for that
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: bestwatchman on May 12, 2016, 08:31:52 AM
cmiiw but iirc the binyomin wielgus tapes (tailor made) are without music (and hillarious)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on May 12, 2016, 09:11:33 PM
Is that the "in the days of the rishonim" ?
yup! I cant get it out of my head
Yup Yup.... Shmuel Kunda had his ways!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 17, 2016, 02:51:24 AM
Avraham Fried said that he's releasing an album on Lag Baomer, though I wouldn't hold my breath because the release has already been pushed off numerous times. Maybe just maybe this time it will actually be released...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on May 17, 2016, 12:19:34 PM
Avraham Fried said that he's releasing an album on Lag Baomer, though I wouldn't hold my breath because the release has already been pushed off numerous times. Maybe just maybe this time it will actually be released...
Cool, what kind of Album?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on May 19, 2016, 04:27:18 PM
I just found this app in one google play called "jewishmusic.fm" has all Jewish music free! 
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on May 19, 2016, 05:32:57 PM
I just found this app in one google play called "jewishmusic.fm" has all Jewish music free!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160519/fc8107a4ab595290842840b1deab7dac.jpg)
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Post by: Newcc on May 20, 2016, 11:00:41 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160519/fc8107a4ab595290842840b1deab7dac.jpg)
lol...  I noticed that. but can't blame him for now putting his name on it.... he's gonna get shut down fast! enjoy while it lasts.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitzy93 on May 23, 2016, 09:09:16 AM
Anyone know of/have a playlist of chuppah songs? Mi Adir, Mi Bon Siach etc...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mendylab on June 06, 2016, 12:34:32 AM
Confirmed: Avraham Fried releasing a new album rosh chodesh Sivan called "Bring the house down" referring to the beis hamikdos.

This will be a normal album, as oppose to yiddish or Chabad.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 06, 2016, 09:08:10 AM
Confirmed: Avraham Fried releasing a new album rosh chodesh Sivan called "Bring the house down" referring to the beis hamikdos.

This will be a normal album, as oppose to yiddish or Chabad.
I can't believe you can just say that with such a straight face as if it were completely normal. It should've been studded with  :D and  :) and maybe a few thumbs up.  ;)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: savvydigz on June 06, 2016, 08:44:17 PM
Avraham Fried gave ot his album today.
https://mostlymusic.com/collections/frontpage/products/avraham-fried-bring-the-house-down
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Post by: savvydigz on June 06, 2016, 08:45:15 PM
Yehuda gave out a beautiful album worth to buy.
https://mostlymusic.com/collections/frontpage/products/yehuda-lekayim-mitzvot-vol-7
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2016, 09:55:20 AM
Synopsis of Fried's album:

14 songs, including Yodati.

Composers: Includes 5 songs that were a collaboration of Fried and Waldner, plus one just Waldner and one just Fried. Three songs from Anshei Friedman (who composed Da for Levy Falkowitch. The Freid song "Sharei Dema'os" is in the same style as Da.) One fast song from Pinky Weber, one song from Eli Klein, and one Premishlan song. The Arrangements were done by Yuval Stupal, Ruli Ezrachi, Naftuly Schnitzler, Moshe Laufer, and Mendy Hershkowitz.

Overall sounds like a nice album. Just one thing that I'm not excited about is that six songs are from the same composer, Yitzy Waldner. I believe that it makes the album very one-dimensional.

Agree?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: savvydigz on June 07, 2016, 10:31:34 AM
Synopsis of Fried's album:

14 songs, including Yodati.

Composers: Includes 5 songs that were a collaboration of Fried and Waldner, plus one just Waldner and one just Fried. Three songs from Anshei Friedman (who composed Da for Levy Falkowitch. The Freid song "Sharei Dema'os" is in the same style as Da.) One fast song from Pinky Weber, one song from Eli Klein, and one Premishlan song. The Arrangements were done by Yuval Stupal, Ruli Ezrachi, Naftuly Schnitzler, Moshe Laufer, and Mendy Hershkowitz.

Overall sounds like a nice album. Just one thing that I'm not excited about is that six songs are from the same composer, Yitzy Waldner. I believe that it makes the album very one-dimensional.

Agree?
absolutely not yitzy waldner composed almost every song on yakov shwekey's new album and the songs are totally different   
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2016, 10:44:56 AM
Overall sounds like a nice album. Just one thing that I'm not excited about is that six songs are from the same composer, Yitzy Waldner. I believe that it makes the album very one-dimensional.
Agree?

Nope. Firstly, being "one dimensional" is not necessarily a bad thing, and could certainly be better than the usual thinking, "hmmm, let's throw in 2 freilachs, 2 horas, 2 chupah songs and ... ummmm... and maybe something in Hebrew like Yesh Tikvah? That was a popular song, no?" Find what you're good at, and do that - even if there is no song that stands a chance of being played at weddings.

Secondly, the album simply isn't one dimensional. While I may have many criticisms of the album - I only listened once or twice, so I can't quite judge yet - there are a number of styles.

As it happens, your synopsis is a list of names with only this comment on the substance and style of the album:

The Freid song "Sharei Dema'os" is in the same style as Da.) One fast song from Pinky Weber

Which begs the question: Is your enjoyment of an album based purely on the list of names in the liner notes, or on the actual music?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2016, 11:39:39 AM
Yehuda57: The reason why the synopsis is mostly names is because it's very hard to sum up an album on the day it came out. But there are people interested in the names, because most of the time you can surmise the style of the album based on the names alone. Regarding it being one dimensional, I wasn't refurring to styles. Every composer has his own emotions, and they bring them out in many different ways. Nevertheless, all their songs stem from their emotions, and unless the guy is extremely deep and multi-dimensional, the songs will lack a certain diversity. On the other hand, when there's numerous perspectives of emotions on an album, it inherently makes it much more interesting, and I find that the album can be listened to many more times without getting burnt out. Shwekey indeed put out a musicaly great album, but I got bored right away, as if I was listening to one long song with 25 different parts. That's my feeling.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on June 07, 2016, 12:07:21 PM
No yossi green?
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Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2016, 01:39:12 PM
Chaimmayer: No Yossi Green. His last regular album, Keep Climbing, had only one Yossi Green song, and Fried bought that song from him 10 years earlier! (It was the song Vezakeini. He refrained from releasing it right away because Baruch Levine had put out his and it had made it big and Fried didn't want to put out another song with the same words at the time.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2016, 01:47:32 PM
Yehuda57: The reason why the synopsis is mostly names is because it's very hard to sum up an album on the day it came out. But there are people interested in the names, because most of the time you can surmise the style of the album based on the names alone. Regarding it being one dimensional, I wasn't refurring to styles. Every composer has his own emotions, and they bring them out in many different ways. Nevertheless, all their songs stem from their emotions, and unless the guy is extremely deep and multi-dimensional, the songs will lack a certain diversity. On the other hand, when there's numerous perspectives of emotions on an album, it inherently makes it much more interesting, and I find that the album can be listened to many more times without getting burnt out. Shwekey indeed put out a musicaly great album, but I got bored right away, as if I was listening to one long song with 25 different parts. That's my feeling.

If that's your criteria for one dimensional, all of Avraham Fried's albums are one dimensional. He has his message he wants to share, and adapts to that. I once read an interview with Yitzi Waldner (IIRC) in the ZmAmIna speaking about Avraham Fried coming to his house with specific words and a message, and then working till they had a tune that matched.

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: 12HRS on June 07, 2016, 02:07:20 PM
Yehuda put out a new cd after so many years. I wonder if he's gonna be doing more now
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Post by: YitzyS on June 07, 2016, 06:36:07 PM
Yehuda57: interesting. But I feel that even if all the songs are the same style, if they're composed by different people than there's automaticaly more dimension to it. And I beleive that all recent albums that have more than a few songs composed by one composer have not stayed around long. (I don't want to write examples on a public forum.)
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Post by: aygart on June 08, 2016, 09:48:51 AM
I would say that the big difference here is that the 5 songs are partially his own. He is bringing out his own creativity.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on June 08, 2016, 12:32:57 PM
absolutely not yitzy waldner composed almost every song on yakov shwekey's new album and the songs are totally different
+1 Waldner is the New Yossi Green, all the Singers seem to be flocking to him.
No yossi green?
I found it interesting that there is no Yossi Green, Yossi Green was always a AF staple, Kind of feels like AF is going away from his core

He definitely give it his own AF twist which you either love.... or you don't love  8)
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Post by: aygart on June 08, 2016, 02:34:54 PM
Will Fried be available from Amazon or Google anytime soon?
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Post by: Newcc on June 08, 2016, 03:50:57 PM
Will Fried be available from Amazon or Google anytime soon?
He claims it was all leaked before release date.  :-\ :-\
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Post by: Zalc on June 08, 2016, 04:01:13 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160519/fc8107a4ab595290842840b1deab7dac.jpg)

Will Fried be available from Amazon or Google anytime soon?
It's available to stream on there already.

Don't know about Google or Spotify.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 08, 2016, 04:15:52 PM
He claims it was all leaked before release date.  :-\ :-\

Before it was published by mostly music?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 08, 2016, 04:49:10 PM
He claims it was all leaked before release date.  :-\ :-\
Leaked to Amazon or Google?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 08, 2016, 06:46:51 PM
Fried said in an interview after Keep Climbing was released that Green no longer wants to compose the type of songs that he wants. I also heard Green say that the world wants a different style song.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 09, 2016, 06:11:43 PM
Shwekey indeed put out a musicaly great album, but I got bored right away, as if I was listening to one long song with 25 different parts. That's my feeling.
Ok, so I hadn't listened to Shwekey's album (I'm not a fan), but after your comments I went and listened to the whole thing. I disagree entirely. While each song had things which reminded me of other songs by other performers, I did not get the feeling that the album as a whole was different versions of the same song.
Yehuda57: interesting. But I feel that even if all the songs are the same style, if they're composed by different people than there's automaticaly more dimension to it. And I beleive that all recent albums that have more than a few songs composed by one composer have not stayed around long. (I don't want to write examples on a public forum.)
You mean like MBC, Eli Gerstner's bajillion projects, 8th day, or every secular band that has ever existed?  How about the dozens of Jewish music albums which were entirely Yossi Green compositions? I can't rattle them off to you now, but I remember albums often had the name of the singer and the composer on the cover. You might not like the repetition, but you can't argue their success.

All I'm saying is to try this: Before you read the liner notes, listen to the music. A bunch of times. When you go in to the album after reading the names, you'll hear what you are expecting to hear.

Besides, 5 out of 14 songs is just over a third. So this album is at least three dimensional  :P

P.S. If you quote the comment you are responding to it is easier to follow a conversation. (on desktop hit insert quote, on Tapatalk hit the reply arrow.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on June 10, 2016, 11:03:36 AM
Before it was published by mostly music?
Leaked to Amazon or Google?
http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=40839&alias=frieds-cd-leaked-before-release
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on June 10, 2016, 11:05:03 AM
Fried said in an interview after Keep Climbing was released that Green no longer wants to compose the type of songs that he wants. I also heard Green say that the world wants a different style song.
Never heard that, very interesting. I think some songs on the new album such as "Otzer Shel Yiras Shomayim" sounds very much like a Yossi Green/AF classic. so I'm surprised to hear that.

Also AF is always taking about authentic Jewish music and not taking from non Jewish styles so I'm a bit surprised.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on June 10, 2016, 11:07:58 AM
Ok, so I hadn't listened to Shwekey's album (I'm not a fan), but after your comments I went and listened to the whole thing. I disagree entirely. While each song had things which reminded me of other songs by other performers, I did not get the feeling that the album as a whole was different versions of the same song. You mean like MBC, Eli Gerstner's bajillion projects, 8th day, or every secular band that has ever existed?  How about the dozens of Jewish music albums which were entirely Yossi Green compositions? I can't rattle them off to you now, but I remember albums often had the name of the singer and the composer on the cover. You might not like the repetition, but you can't argue their success.

All I'm saying is to try this: Before you read the liner notes, listen to the music. A bunch of times. When you go in to the album after reading the names, you'll hear what you are expecting to hear.

Besides, 5 out of 14 songs is just over a third. So this album is at least three dimensional  :P

P.S. If you quote the comment you are responding to it is easier to follow a conversation. (on desktop hit insert quote, on Tapatalk hit the reply arrow.)
I couldn't agree with you more, the first time I heard the new schweky it wasn't exciting, but as I have learnd from the past you gotta listen to albums quite a few times to be able to tell if it's good or not (personally I have found the ones that I liked right away ended up being catchy but get boring quick - I wonder how you guys feel), I really like his latest album, some songs are better then others but all in all he did a great job.

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 10, 2016, 11:19:59 AM
Never heard that, very interesting. I think some songs on the new album such as "Otzer Shel Yiras Shomayim" sounds very much like a Yossi Green/AF classic. so I'm surprised to hear that.

Also AF is always taking about authentic Jewish music and not taking from non Jewish styles so I'm a bit surprised.

Kinda true. Jewish music "styles" have always been borrowed, and AF knows that. His music has evolved based on the taste of the community, which arralels the secular music world, even if it moves a bit slower. Many of chabad Niggunim he sings are copies of old Russian folk songs which were adapted by chassidim. He obviously knows that much is borrowed and sampled. What he does say is he feels music should have a "Yiddishe taam" and some types of music don't have that "Yiddishe taam." What does that mean? It's entirely subjective. על טעם וריח
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 10, 2016, 12:24:12 PM
Kinda true. Jewish music "styles" have always been borrowed, and AF knows that. His music has evolved based on the taste of the community, which arralels the secular music world, even if it moves a bit slower. Many of chabad Niggunim he sings are copies of old Russian folk songs which were adapted by chassidim. He obviously knows that much is borrowed and sampled. What he does say is he feels music should have a "Yiddishe taam" and some types of music don't have that "Yiddishe taam." What does that mean? It's entirely subjective. על טעם וריח
One thing he means is to exclude a song that its whole "thing" is how it borrows from non-jewish music.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 10, 2016, 12:41:41 PM
One thing he means is to exclude a song that its whole "thing" is how it borrows from non-jewish music.
The Jewish vs non-Jewish music discussion always turns into a circular argument. But I would say there is no objective way to define such a song.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on June 10, 2016, 12:47:47 PM
Kinda true. Jewish music "styles" have always been borrowed, and AF knows that. His music has evolved based on the taste of the community, which arralels the secular music world, even if it moves a bit slower. Many of chabad Niggunim he sings are copies of old Russian folk songs which were adapted by chassidim. He obviously knows that much is borrowed and sampled. What he does say is he feels music should have a "Yiddishe taam" and some types of music don't have that "Yiddishe taam." What does that mean? It's entirely subjective. על טעם וריח
....אין להתווכח
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 10, 2016, 01:14:48 PM
The Jewish vs non-Jewish music discussion always turns into a circular argument. But I would say there is no objective way to define such a song.

It is a judgment of intent. It is similar to what I have said in the past about the gemara which says that Shir Hashirim puts on sack cloth. Everyone has the right to interpret it together with their spritual advisors, but it definitely means SOMETHING. SOmeone in that business has to have SOME definition of it and some geder where they will not go because of it. The issue is when it is totally ignored.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 10, 2016, 01:33:35 PM
It is a judgment of intent. It is similar to what I have said in the past about the gemara which says that Shir Hashirim puts on sack cloth. Everyone has the right to interpret it together with their spritual advisors, but it definitely means SOMETHING. SOmeone in that business has to have SOME definition of it and some geder where they will not go because of it. The issue is when it is totally ignored.

I definitely agree on that, to the point that sometimes a singer might (unwittingly) have a note-for-note copy of a secular song which is less "goyish" than another's original composition.

But as you say, it is still subjective, so it can get annoying when people get all self-righteous and indignant about what they think is goyish music, just because it doesn't fit into their tiny box of how music should sound.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 10, 2016, 01:56:05 PM
it can get annoying when people get all self-righteous and indignant about anything

FTFY
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on June 14, 2016, 10:51:52 AM
Shmueli Ungar's debut single (sound only)

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: HowYaDoin on July 05, 2016, 02:32:38 PM
Yossi Zweig with Avremel


Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 18, 2016, 08:21:45 AM
Shmueli-2 official release date: 8/23/16 Iyh. Massive interview (in Yiddish) and front cover in the 'moment' magazine
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 18, 2016, 08:35:34 AM
Shmueli-2 official release date: 8/23/16 Iyh. Massive interview (in Yiddish) and front cover in the 'moment' magazine
Nice, looking forward!

What's with the 2? Was there a 1, or it's shtick?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 18, 2016, 08:36:09 AM
Nice, looking forward!

What's with the 2? Was there a 1, or it's shtick?

Schtick
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 18, 2016, 09:26:35 PM
What do you know? Shlomo Simcha is coming out with a new album. "Ner Dolek" single is available to listen here (http://"http://jewishmusicreport.com/2016/08/18/ner-dolek-new-single-from-shlomo-simchas-upcoming-album/").
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Post by: Yehuda57 on August 25, 2016, 10:37:57 PM
Can we put a fork in this thread?

http://www.nigunmusic.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=492

The long awaited album has dropped.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 25, 2016, 10:54:23 PM
Can we put a fork in this thread?

http://www.nigunmusic.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=492

The long awaited album has dropped.

Bh I already bought my album :) I saw it for sale by Kollel so it should be everywhere by now
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 25, 2016, 10:56:52 PM
Bh I already bought my album :) I saw it for sale by Kollel so it should be everywhere by now
Really, you had to buy it? You launched his career, for crying out loud.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 25, 2016, 10:59:53 PM
Really, you had to buy it? You launched his career, for crying out loud.
I once had a conversation with my uncle who owns a pizza shop that I will never forget. When he opened it I said 'your friends must be so happy that you have a pizza shop! Now they can have free pizza whenever they want!'
He said- if they're my real friends they'll come in here and pay for their pizza.
That's support. I won't be poorer for the $18 the CD cost me. This is how you show love and support. Hello, I'm his life's eternal rhyme and reason!! (Read the credits to see)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 25, 2016, 11:04:36 PM
I once had a conversation with my uncle who owns a pizza shop that I will never forget. When he opened it I said 'your friends must be so happy that you have a pizza shop! Now they can have free pizza whenever they want!'
He said- if they're my real friends they'll come in here and pay for their pizza.
That's support. I won't be poorer for the $18 the CD cost me. This is how you show love and support. Hello, I'm his life's eternal rhyme and reason!! (Read the credits to see)
If it was my brother, I'd pay too. (Not $18.00, that's crazy. Maybe 8.99) but he's your brother, not mine. I'll copy this album.



*guys, it's a joke. Read upthread for my thoughts on stealing music.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on August 26, 2016, 12:30:26 PM
Can we put a fork in this thread?

http://www.nigunmusic.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=492

The long awaited album has dropped.
Available on Google play as well:

https://play.google.com/music/m/Bvt77h5niptcyzmduurgz7f6qhy?t=Shmueli_2_-_Shmueli_Ungar
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 29, 2016, 01:35:45 PM
The song Rachmuna alone is worth the price of admission. Incredibly beautiful song.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 30, 2016, 02:07:55 PM
Even though this thread is virtually dead, I’m going to review DDF’s own Sibling Singer, Shmueli Ungar’s debut album, Shmueli 2.

I first heard of Shmueli in a DDF thread asking for recommendations for a wedding singer:

my brother is friggin AWESOME
Shmueli Ungar: 845.248.8723
he sings at all types of weddings (and bar/bat mitzvas, sheva brochos, events, concerts, etc). Usually in chassidishe havura (sp?) charges $1400-$1600 depending on location (obviously not including overtime, mitzvah tantz, or chupah but is negotiable).

I’m snarky by nature, so I scoffed at the comment, thinking, “Don’t we all think our brothers are awesome singers. Maybe he’s good enough to sing at your wedding.” (Full disclosure: My brother, who has made an appearance on this forum, is an awesome singer. No, he didn’t sing at my wedding. No, he isn’t putting out an album. No, he isn’t on YouTube.)

Anyway, I clicked on the video, and the dude can sing! My surprised reaction to his great voice was similar to this: (Language warning, goyish music warning, just warning you all round: https://youtu.be/_cw1uLVSl1Y)

As for the next video, Chazi, I’m responsible for most of those 50,000 views. Duly chastised, I vow never to dismiss claims of sibling excellence by DDFers ever again – at least until I am disappointed. (Like if a brother gives away exclusive DDF rights for United Club Pass Sales)

Anyway, we know he can sing, and he put out an album. Is it any good?

In short: Yes.

If you are a masochist, you can continue reading for a too-long music review by someone whose sole music-critic qualification is owning a keyboard.

While almost every album that comes out is billed as “fresh, modern, but keeping a Jewish sound,” - whatever that means, this album is old school. Much of the arrangements have the heavy brassy sound of Avraham Fried and MBD ‘80s' and ‘90s' albums. And that is not a bad thing. I’ve played the album on repeat in the background for the past couple of days, and it has been extremely pleasant listening.

Rachmuna is one terrific stand out – this stunning number goes beyond “easy listening” and grabs you. Forget humming along as it plays in the background; Rachmuna pulls you in with its beautiful melody and terrific vocals.

The album's opener, Emes, is one of the faster “pop” songs on the album, all of which are treated with synth arrangements. Shmueli’s vocal twists and shtick are fun and not overdone. You’ll hear more of that later, most notably in Yiten Lecha, where I most enjoyed them.

Lulei is a pretty sing-along song you’ll be foot tapping to at once. My one criticism is that like a few other songs on the album, it runs long. There are a few unnecessary musical interludes or overly repetitive verses (kavei kavei kavei kavei) that could have been cut so as to leave the listener wanting more, rather than looking for the skip button 5+ minutes in.

Ani Holech, like Yishoma, opens “cantorial” before switching to an up-tempo ballad (in Yishoma’s case, rock). Sure, you want to show off your vocal chops, but one song is fine. We get the point ;-). The song itself is enjoyable enough, nothing superlative, as are Asher Buchar and Mah Yisroin - unremarkable, albeit pleasant ballads, though the latter has the benefit of pretty modulation, which I'm a sucker for.

Oid Yishoma is a solid rock number that is already popular since being released as a single a few months back. We get a taste of Shmueli’s Dedi-like “vocal rev” as I like to call it – when his voice sounds like it is motorcycle revving its engine before diving into a chorus. Fun tune.

I’m not a complete boki in album liner notes, but I would guess Atu Huraisu is the first time Ilya Lishinsky gets a singing credit. And that’s what kind of song it is – heavy on synth and auto-tune. This cheesy-pop tune isn’t my favorite style, but it does enough to get by without me automatically skipping.

Yiten Lecha is a wonderfully fun, folksy song with an arrangement that rings country. Opening with Shmueli singing acoustic as if walking down the street is a nice touch, though it could have been even better had that blended into the arrangement. Had the song ended the way it started, or perhaps with a Carebachesque whistle, that would have been perfection!

The album closes with S’benkt (Yearnings), an emotive, beautiful ballad which departs from the verse-chorus-repeat formula to impart a meaningful musical narrative – to great effect.

In all, a solid debut. As mentioned previously, Rachmuna alone is worth the price of the album.

Shmueli’s impressive vocals, tasteful arrangements, and song selection that is free of any true clunkers are the perfect ingredients. I predict this is an album that won’t be shelved, and I’ll keep listening even after the novelty wears off.

I give the album a Like, Thumbs Up, 5 stars – whatever it is we are rating things with nowadays on DDF.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 30, 2016, 02:31:01 PM
Wow. That's some review :) thanks!! My favorite song is Yiten Lecha I have it on repeat and my 4 year old knows all the words by now. I love that you found that quote. His price brings back memories.
Out of curiosity- what color did you choose? (It doesn't matter. All colors play the exact same stuff)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 30, 2016, 02:43:52 PM
Wow. That's some review :) thanks!! My favorite song is Yiten Lecha I have it on repeat and my 4 year old knows all the words by now. I love that you found that quote. His price brings back memories.
Out of curiosity- what color did you choose? (It doesn't matter. All colors play the exact same stuff)

Downloads don't see color. They offer a racist-free safe space for music listeners
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 30, 2016, 02:44:41 PM
Downloads don't see color. They offer a racist-free safe space for music listeners
Lol
I forwarded your review to my family group. I hope that's ok :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 30, 2016, 02:51:51 PM
Lol
I forwarded your review to my family group. I hope that's ok :)

Sure thing. I'm anonymous here, he can't shoot me or anything.

Oh, and excuse the typos and sloppy mistakes.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 30, 2016, 03:00:24 PM
Sure thing. I'm anonymous here, he can't shoot me or anything.

Oh, and excuse the typos and sloppy mistakes.
He loved it. He put it on his telegram channel! @shmueliungar
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 30, 2016, 03:09:33 PM
He loved it. He put it on his telegram channel! @shmueliungar

You make me sign up for Telegram? Chutzpah. Don't you know I only follow him on Twitter?

Wait, I signed up and now I'm reading what I wrote.... ICWUDT
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 30, 2016, 03:17:29 PM
You make me sign up for Telegram? Chutzpah. Don't you know I only follow him on Twitter?

Wait, I signed up and now I'm reading what I wrote.... ICWUDT
:)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on August 30, 2016, 09:03:41 PM


Even though this thread is virtually dead, I’m going to review DDF’s own Sibling Singer, Shmueli Ungar’s debut album, Shmueli 2.



Thank you for the review.

This thread may be quiet, but it's far from dead.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on August 31, 2016, 12:24:15 AM
Great writing style!
I thoroughly enjoyed your sense of humor and reading the review.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Super Speed on August 31, 2016, 01:06:33 AM
Great review! I'm sure Shmilie really appreciated it!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 31, 2016, 09:39:48 AM
Thank you for the review.
Great writing style!
I thoroughly enjoyed your sense of humor and reading the review.
Great review! I'm sure Shmilie really appreciated it!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 31, 2016, 11:51:13 AM
Great review! I'm sure Shmilie really appreciated it!
He did! He loved the honesty!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 31, 2016, 12:14:42 PM
He did! He loved the honesty!

Judging by your Europe TR, your family must have a thing for honest reviews.  :P

The album is really good. I hope that wasn't lost in the minor criticisms.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on August 31, 2016, 08:07:48 PM
Judging by your Europe TR, your family must have a thing for honest reviews.  :P

The album is really good. I hope that wasn't lost in the minor criticisms.
Lol we do! Who doesn't? And the review was solid!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Matovu on September 01, 2016, 07:00:10 PM
ST,
please tell him to put it on Amazon.
we have Digital credits for a reason.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on September 02, 2016, 12:17:18 AM
ST,
please tell him to put it on Amazon.
we have Digital credits for a reason.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160902/d1c595482f82a9db411f73857677ff64.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 02, 2016, 12:27:32 AM
ST,
please tell him to put it on Amazon.
we have Digital credits for a reason.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LE1L610/?tag=cl03f-20 



Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on September 02, 2016, 11:38:20 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160902/d1c595482f82a9db411f73857677ff64.jpg)
Any good?

What do you guys think of the new Shlomo Simcha? wasn't impressed on round one.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: SamKey on September 03, 2016, 09:00:50 PM
Not sure if it was reviewed yet but I really love Mordechai Shapiro's album. Don't think anyone on the Jewish world has the vocal varieties that he has. Simply talent
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Super Speed on September 04, 2016, 02:22:03 AM
Not sure if it was reviewed yet but I really love Mordechai Shapiro's album. Don't think anyone on the Jewish world has the vocal varieties that he has. Simply talent
He sang at my brother's wedding and I didn't think he was anything special - just another guy with a nice voice.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Super Speed on September 04, 2016, 02:22:42 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160902/d1c595482f82a9db411f73857677ff64.jpg)
It's not available to play on Apple Music, is that different than being available on iTunes?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: SamKey on September 04, 2016, 05:48:21 PM
He sang at my brother's wedding and I didn't think he was anything special - just another guy with a nice voice.
IMO he doesn't have great stage presence but his CD is phenomenal
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on September 04, 2016, 08:30:54 PM
IMO he doesn't have great stage presence but his CD is phenomenal
1st impression is nice, but not phenomenal.

Maybe I'll give it another listen.

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: joe1234 on September 04, 2016, 10:18:53 PM
IMO he doesn't have great stage presence but his CD is phenomenal
+1 and because his music is different you don't really get bored of listening to him...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 04, 2016, 10:20:21 PM
Am I nuts if I think this is Carlebach's greatest song?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on September 04, 2016, 10:48:15 PM
Am I nuts if I think this is Carlebach's greatest song?

He has to much of a variety of songs to have a best song. That being said it's an incredible song but so are so many others.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stbaum on September 05, 2016, 12:24:29 AM
It's not available to play on Apple Music, is that different than being available on iTunes?
Yes it's different. Go to your iTunes app and search for Shmueli Ungar. Only then will you find it
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Toasted on September 05, 2016, 12:46:31 PM
Am I nuts if I think this is Carlebach's greatest song?

It's absolutely awesome. Can you share what you find unique about it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ShlockDoc on September 05, 2016, 02:04:54 PM
Just went to a concert from Joe Buchanan.  He's a conservative convert to Judaism who sings Americana/Country music with Jewish lyrics.  His story and the concert woke up my long dormant soul.  Amazing music:

https://joebuchananmusic.com/

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 05, 2016, 02:52:14 PM
It's absolutely awesome. Can you share what you find unique about it?
It's so soothing.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on September 05, 2016, 03:36:52 PM
1st impression is nice, but not phenomenal.

Maybe I'll give it another listen.
+1 although I will say his album was pretty unique... had some different sounding songs.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 06, 2016, 05:57:16 PM
Any good?

Did you intend to ask the singer's sister if her brother's album is any good? ;-)

Here's my unbiased review. (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1546441#msg1546441)

What do you guys think of the new Shlomo Simcha? wasn't impressed on round one.

It's quite bad from listening to it all day today. And I usually love me some Shlomo Simcha.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on September 06, 2016, 09:47:30 PM
On a separate note, Shlomo Simcha is actively working on a new album.
Certainly took long enough.
I was disapointed with ah gutte voch.  I was hoping for something like the אבינו מלכנו החל עלינו from solid gold.  What a beautiful underrated song.

In the caroyke clip with Yossi Zweig Shlomo simcha makes a big deal how much he loves this new producer and he understands him.
My feeling is that shlomo simcha sings with tremendous feeling and has great range but unfortunately likes to scream like in כשם שאני רוקד and אם אין לי. 
I haven't heard the album carefully enough to have an opinion yet but I wasn't blown away.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 06, 2016, 10:33:52 PM
Certainly took long enough.
I was disapointed with ah gutte voch.  I was hoping for something like the אבינו מלכנו החל עלינו from solid gold.  What a beautiful underrated song.

In the caroyke clip with Yossi Zweig Shlomo simcha makes a big deal how much he loves this new producer and he understands him.
My feeling is that shlomo simcha sings with tremendous feeling and has great range but unfortunately likes to scream like in כשם שאני רוקד and אם אין לי. 
I haven't heard the album carefully enough to have an opinion yet but I wasn't blown away.
There is a ton of screaming in this album.

When he sings, there are few better. What a sad waste of incredible talent
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on September 07, 2016, 12:13:28 AM
I'm a huge fan of ashira la'hashem
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on September 07, 2016, 08:51:47 PM
I heard it a few times now, there are some decent songs but all in all not from his best and yes... what's with all the creaming??? why does he scream so much?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on September 07, 2016, 08:53:23 PM
On a different not I came across the Inscribe album by AKA Pella and they have some really nice slow songs, like Daay and Emes Malkeinu.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Eliyohu on September 07, 2016, 09:21:10 PM
On a different not I came across the Inscribe album by AKA Pella and they have some really nice slow songs, like Daay and Emes Malkeinu.
Off topic but is it accappella, didnt sound like it at all....?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: SamKey on September 08, 2016, 02:33:36 PM
Just went to a concert from Joe Buchanan.  He's a conservative convert to Judaism who sings Americana/Country music with Jewish lyrics.  His story and the concert woke up my long dormant soul.  Amazing music:

https://joebuchananmusic.com/


Wow
On a different not I came across the Inscribe album by AKA Pella and they have some really nice slow songs, like Daay and Emes Malkeinu.
My friend composed Emes malkeinu he's been selling his stuff these days to all the "celebs"
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on September 08, 2016, 04:13:28 PM
Off topic but is it accappella, didnt sound like it at all....?
It's not.
Of course if their Ther stuff is is debatable 😀
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Kabrams1618 on September 08, 2016, 10:05:53 PM
HeArd Ari Ran just put out a new CD.  Anyonw know anything about it.  Where has he been, haven't heArd  much from him since music from ushbizin.  Big with dati leumi  here in Eretz Yisrael in the past.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on September 13, 2016, 12:11:31 AM
Gold. Pure gold.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on September 17, 2016, 10:38:42 PM
WowMy friend composed Emes malkeinu he's been selling his stuff these days to all the "celebs"
I absolutely love that song, is his name private?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: SamKey on September 18, 2016, 01:26:50 PM
I absolutely love that song, is his name private?
Should say on CD, CG Davis
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on October 09, 2016, 02:06:42 PM
With lot's of driving coming up over the YT season, does anyone have any recommendations of new albums to listen to?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on October 09, 2016, 06:23:06 PM
I already saw Beri Weber's new album in the store. Sounds like a great CD.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: savvydigz on October 13, 2016, 04:14:59 PM
I already saw Beri Weber's new album in the store. Sounds like a great CD.
it is except the rapping in the song one heart in my opinion
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: savvydigz on October 13, 2016, 04:15:26 PM
shloime gertner gave out a great cd
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on October 14, 2016, 01:49:53 AM
https://youtu.be/liCUW_Z_rII (https://youtu.be/liCUW_Z_rII)

It amazes me how good Shulem is across so many genres.

Playlist of all his Professionally recorded videos (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYx2inQOLmveuxv2zigzKaapiSPTiIX12)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Eliyohu on October 30, 2016, 12:01:54 PM
What album has on it Meilich Kohn s Ve'ahavtu, I'm positive that I have but can't find it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on October 30, 2016, 06:33:22 PM
What album has on it Meilich Kohn s Ve'ahavtu, I'm positive that I have but can't find it?

It was released as a single (https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&v=rmdE7Ne6o7Y).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Eliyohu on October 30, 2016, 07:04:45 PM
It was released as a single (https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&v=rmdE7Ne6o7Y).
I know that, but I believe I have it on a album as well id assume on a compialation because that single is not in my library...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on October 30, 2016, 07:15:15 PM
I know that, but I believe I have it on a album as well id assume on a compialation because that single is not in my library...

He only gave out a few singles. So far he hasn't released any albums.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Eliyohu on October 30, 2016, 07:18:55 PM
He only gave out a few singles. So far he hasn't released any albums.
I don't mean his own album
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 01, 2016, 02:03:01 AM


Enjoy!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 01, 2016, 08:00:21 AM



Enjoy!
Enjoyed!

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 01, 2016, 08:00:21 AM



Enjoy!
Enjoyed!

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 01, 2016, 08:00:21 AM



Enjoy!
Enjoyed!

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 01, 2016, 09:57:06 AM
Enjoyed!
at 4:00 does he scream "tateh"?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yitrap on November 01, 2016, 05:53:59 PM
at 4:00 does he scream "tateh"?
Yes
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Eliyohu on November 01, 2016, 07:10:39 PM
at 4:00 does he scream "tateh"?

Belongs here...
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7821.0
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 14, 2016, 05:04:08 PM


WOW!!!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 14, 2016, 10:48:50 PM


WOW!!!
Would like it more if the vocals were real... Not all computerized
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on November 15, 2016, 12:00:08 AM
Would like it more if the vocals were real... Not all computerized
Why are you so sure he can't sing like that? Check out his live stuff, he can do everything and anything with his voice. He may be the most talented guy out there right now.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 15, 2016, 08:02:22 AM
Why are you so sure he can't sing like that? Check out his live stuff, he can do everything and anything with his voice. He may be the most talented guy out there right now.
I'm not saying he isn't. I'm just saying that the clip posted is heavily edited
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on November 15, 2016, 10:09:40 AM
Really nice but wonder if he knows the origins of the song...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 15, 2016, 10:22:03 AM
Really nice but wonder if he knows the origins of the song...
The song predates her.
david d'aor did a good job singing it a peres's funeral. 
https://youtu.be/JoClZF6YaRk
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on November 15, 2016, 11:00:16 AM
The song predates her.
david d'aor did a good job singing it a peres's funeral. 
https://youtu.be/JoClZF6YaRk

Predates who?

Its a song written for one of the oldest reform temples in the USA
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on November 15, 2016, 11:06:22 AM
Oh I didn't know what you were referring to.  Apparently the song is most famous as being recorded by Barbara Streisand
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on November 15, 2016, 12:20:13 PM
https://youtu.be/liCUW_Z_rII (https://youtu.be/liCUW_Z_rII)

It amazes me how good Shulem is across so many genres.

Playlist of all his Professionally recorded videos (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYx2inQOLmveuxv2zigzKaapiSPTiIX12)




WOW!!!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shmoe joe on November 17, 2016, 01:07:14 AM
Rechnitz just released another hit!!
http://www.gruntig.net/2016/11/shlomo-yehuda-rechnitz-rleases-all-new.html?m=1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 18, 2016, 11:43:04 AM
RANT TIME!

A few months ago, I started using Youtube to listen to music at work. I'd find a random song to start with and let it go on on auto-play.

Every single time this Yoni Z medley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFpnDt_uwE8") would show up sometime during the session.

After a bunch of times it was really starting to get annoying.*

One day I get home and my wife tells me, "I use Youtube to listen to music at work. I find a random song to start with and let it go on on auto-play. Every single time this Yoni Z wedding medley comes up, it is so strange. And annoying."

I stopped using Youtube for a while (not because of this), but started again this week. Guess what? EVERY SINGLE DAMN TIME. The longest it has taken for that video to come up is 4 songs.

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME GOOGLE?!

Maybe Dan can solve this too.

*Hey, nothing against Yoni Z - just that I'm not the biggest fan of that medley, and hearing it every single day doesn't make it all that endearing.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shulem92 on November 18, 2016, 02:18:28 PM
RANT TIME!

A few months ago, I started using Youtube to listen to music at work. I'd find a random song to start with and let it go on on auto-play.

Every single time this Yoni Z medley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFpnDt_uwE8") would show up sometime during the session.

After a bunch of times it was really starting to get annoying.*

One day I get home and my wife tells me, "I use Youtube to listen to music at work. I find a random song to start with and let it go on on auto-play. Every single time this Yoni Z wedding medley comes up, it is so strange. And annoying."

I stopped using Youtube for a while (not because of this), but started again this week. Guess what? EVERY SINGLE DAMN TIME. The longest it has taken for that video to come up is 4 songs.

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME GOOGLE?!

Maybe Dan can solve this too.

*Hey, nothing against Yoni Z - just that I'm not the biggest fan of that medley, and hearing it every single day doesn't make it all that endearing.
I think ur in the wrong thread. Either go to technical support thread, or the Google help thread...
But once I'm responding, it probably has to do with your cache. And every time it shows up again it only reinforces it. So u will probably have to delete your history as well as the cache attached to your Google account
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 24, 2016, 05:19:34 PM
Cute - test drive the new Benny album:

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on November 26, 2016, 09:37:37 PM
Sorry for the repost. Didn't realize there was this thread.

Does anyone have the cover insert for the MBD Just One Shabbos, and/or the Suki and Ding Zemiros albums?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Newcc on November 30, 2016, 08:16:40 PM
How you enjoying the new Benny album?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on December 07, 2016, 03:06:49 AM
Does Benny have a shita against putting music on Google play? He never put כל הנשמה שלי on the streaming portion (only available in the store) and the new album has yet to land anywhere on play yet.

(It really appears to be an issue with other services as well, as on Spotify the only album available is Taamu)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 07, 2016, 06:47:57 AM
Does Benny have a shita against putting music on Google play? He never put כל הנשמה שלי on the streaming portion (only available in the store) and the new album has yet to land anywhere on play yet.

(It really appears to be an issue with other services as well, as on Spotify the only album available is Taamu)
Yes.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNmf2ZqgWrZ/
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 07, 2016, 01:54:31 PM
Yes.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNmf2ZqgWrZ/

ETA: and on Twitter he said that Google is even worse.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on December 07, 2016, 02:10:32 PM
Yes.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNmf2ZqgWrZ/
Thanks for the explanation..sad news for me

And btw, while I hear where he is coming from (assuming those numbers are factual) there has got to be a reason why many other artists are comfortable putting their new music on these services (Shlomie Gertner and Berri Webber both put their albums up right away for example). Maybe it's publicity or maybe there other royalties he isn't discussing, either way the real question is why BENNY in particular doesn't feel it's worthwhile but other artists do.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 07, 2016, 02:40:02 PM
Thanks for the explanation..sad news for me

And btw, while I hear where he is coming from (assuming those numbers are factual) there has got to be a reason why many other artists are comfortable putting their new music on these services (Shlomie Gertner and Berri Webber both put their albums up right away for example). Maybe it's publicity or maybe there other royalties he isn't discussing, either way the real question is why BENNY in particular doesn't feel it's worthwhile but other artists do.

Why would you doubt the numbers? Sruly Meyer is the one making the decisions. He seems willing and open to discussing, and is available on all social media platforms.
I would guess that Benny is far more popular than the two you mentioned. So while they might benefit from the added publicity which might lead to people buying the albums, Benny may lose out sales from people are who will just stream it instead of downloading. Just a guess. 
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on December 07, 2016, 03:01:03 PM
Why would you doubt the numbers? Sruly Meyer is the one making the decisions. He seems willing and open to discussing, and is available on all social media platforms.
I would guess that Benny is far more popular than the two you mentioned. So while they might benefit from the added publicity which might lead to people buying the albums, Benny may lose out sales from people are who will just stream it instead of downloading. Just a guess.
I hear.. doesn't quite seem like a sufficient reason to me though, because I doubt other major artists (keeping in mind the thousands of goyishe ones too who probably put theirs up much quicker than Benny because if they didn't these  services wouldn't have as much friction as they do..just guessing) are willing to sacrifice their potential sales for publicity given the numbers Sruly is giving.

Be this as it may I wouldn't ask straight up on public forums like Twitter and Facebook etc...as I don't want to make a scene out of it, im just looking for a little more of an answer than he provided. I'll take what I can get, and make do without his newest albums though ..
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 07, 2016, 03:40:05 PM
Some seemed to like previous reviews, so here goes nothing.

Benny Friedman’s latest “fill the World with Light” album is a wonderful listen. Benny is gifted with a beautiful, pleasant and sweet voice, and he could choose to sing pretty much anything and it would sound good. His albums tend to lean toward modern pop*, and this one is no different. There is still plenty to enjoy even if pop isn’t your thing.

*I have no technical knowledge or understanding of music, or of the terms and names of music styles. So when I something like pop, jazz or rock, I’m pretty much just making it up, and saying what sounds right to me. But hey, this is an anonymous review online. I get to do what I want.

Oh, and if I can do what I want, I can refuse to use words and phrases used in virtualy every press release or review of a Jewish music album. So you won’t see phrases like fresh, the Jewish music scene/world (or more specifically, rock the Jewish music/world), fresh, blending a modern sound with the old traditional Yiddisheh taam, and did I say fresh?


Anyway, onward to the songs:

Ivri Anochi – This is the one that teenage girls and middle aged men trying too hard will pumping loudly through open car windows. The arrangement offers a Middle Eastern hora feel, but the song is unabashed pop. The catchy and repetitive chorus, peppy beat and proud Jew theme give this song all the hallmarks of a hit. Bonus points for the “I’m a Jew and I’m proud” bridge. I could do without the whooping and “heys,” but if that’s your thing, they’ll be coming back again with a vengeance.

Al Tishlach Yadcha – A simply beautiful song. Yes, Hebrew, is not my forte, but gone are the cheesy Hebrew lyrics from the likes of Yesh Tikvah and Ivri Anochi. This a haunting plea to our Father in heaven sung stunningly, with a simplistic arrangement that let’s Benny do the job without taking him over. Choir work could have been better, but that's a tiny quibble with an otherwise beautiful song.

Laasok, Al Yishallel and Ashirah are all great “sing along” kumzitz style songs which has become pretty popular nowadays. By far, my favorite of the three is Laasok, on which Mendy Hershkowitz does a fantastic job arranging. The swing, jazzy style along with the musical and vocal shticklach makes for a terrific song. Al yishallel is pretty, foot-tapping number, though Ashirah doesn’t do much for me.

Reb Yehoshua Omer – I’m sure this wasn’t easy to do - mixing spoken word audio into an up-tempo song – but it ends up as a fantastic tribute to Rabbi Gordon. Even though I’m not quite sure if or how the “Hu Avinu” lyrics match the chorus and bridge – it’s still a great tune, and masterfully put together. The song is called “Reb Yehoshua Omer” even though the quote is Rabbi Gordon quoting the Rebbe. I’ll leave it for others to say something deep about shlucho shel odom kemoso, or Torah nikreis al shmo :-P 

Fill the world with Light – I’m not a huge fan of the fake music, auto-tuned, overly synthesized sound, and especially not cheesy English lyrics. So a song arranged by Ian Freitor with nary a real instrument in earshot, and lyrics like “There’s a joy you just can’t hide when friends are by your side,” should suck, right? What can I say - I really like the song. It’s fun, upbeat, and it just works. Kudos all round. 

B’sefer Chaim & Kulam Sharim – Fun, catchy pop ditties, the former replete with a klezmer style clarinet arrangement and the latter with lots of whooping and hollering that makes me want to yell at Benny to GET OFF MY LAWN AND TURN OFF THE LOUD NOISE HE CALLS MUSIC.

Meloich – Another beautiful ballad. When I first heard this, I checked the album notes to see who composed it. I did that for only one other song – Es Tzemach. (Spoiler alert: both Yossi Green.) On many albums it feels like they throw in a few slow songs and hope something sticks. Here, there are a bunch of truly great songs, not a sleepy one in the bunch.

Es Tzemach - It also only took one listen for me to have “ki lishuoscho” stuck in my head. Yes, coworkers have been subject to my outbursts of the chorus at random times throughout the last few days. I’m not apologizing. I love the arrangement, the choir, the Yiddish bridge, the “chazanos” interlude in the middle, everything. The song is loooooooong, but worth it. Even clocking in at close to 8 minutes, they still couldn’t get enough of it and opted for the old-school fade. One more time, "ki lishuoscho kivinu kol hayom..."Ahh!*

*H/T SSY, OBM

Mehaira – Speaking of fresh – if there is one thing the Jewish music scene needed to rock its world, it was a slow mehaira with stirring strings, overbearing brass and sweet vocals. Hey - why not throw in a bird tweeting/nature sounds intro? Why no waterfall? Still, it is a nice song. They really went all out on the strings, which does take the song to another level musically.

Kol Y’mei Chayai is just…. meh.

Es Tzemach and Al Tishlach Yadcha are terrific standouts, but there is barely a weak song on the album. Nice job, Benny and Sruly.

Other reviews by yours truly: Shmueli 2 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1546441#msg1546441), Inner Flame (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1172507;topicseen#msg1172507), Bishvili (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1170265;topicseen#msg1170265)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on December 07, 2016, 03:45:37 PM
Some seemed to like previous reviews, so here goes nothing.

Benny Friedman’s latest “fill the World with Light” album is a wonderful listen. Benny is gifted with a beautiful, pleasant and sweet voice, and he could choose to sing pretty much anything and it would sound good. His albums tend to lean toward modern pop*, and this one is no different. There is still plenty to enjoy even if pop isn’t your thing.

*I have no technical knowledge or understanding of music, or of the terms and names of music styles. So when I something like pop, jazz or rock, I’m pretty much just making it up, and saying what sounds right to me. But hey, this is an anonymous review online. I get to do what I want.

Oh, and if I can do what I want, I can refuse to use words and phrases used in virtualy every press release or review of a Jewish music album. So you won’t see phrases like fresh, the Jewish music scene/world (or more specifically, rock the Jewish music/world), fresh, blending a modern sound with the old traditional Yiddisheh taam, and did I say fresh?


You forgot about "historic"
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 07, 2016, 04:07:38 PM
Yehuda57: Really enjoyed your review (as I did your previous ones). I don't know the album too well yet, but I will listen with your perspective next time I hear it.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 08, 2016, 12:31:43 PM
Sruly Meyer - the producer of Benny's CD wrote an "insider" look at making the album:
http://jewishmusicreport.com/2016/12/08/thoughts-on-the-making-of-fill-the-world-with-light/

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on December 08, 2016, 03:52:46 PM
@yehuda57, keep the reviews coming! I love them!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yankee123 on December 08, 2016, 04:52:45 PM
Didn't find anyone else mention it, the new Shlomo simchas album is great!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 08, 2016, 05:08:11 PM
Didn't find anyone else mention it, the new Shlomo simchas album is great!
I haven't heard the album carefully enough to have an opinion yet but I wasn't blown away.
There is a ton of screaming in this album.

When he sings, there are few better. What a sad waste of incredible talent
It's quite bad from listening to it all day today. And I usually love me some Shlomo Simcha.

I'm a huge fan of ashira la'hashem
I heard it a few times now, there are some decent songs but all in all not from his best and yes... what's with all the creaming??? why does he scream so much?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on December 11, 2016, 02:02:29 PM
The song "דע, ש כל חכמה וחכמה שבעולם יש לה זמר ונגון מיחד שזה הזמר מיחד לחכמה זו, ומזה הזמר נמשכת החכמה הזאת"
what album is it on?

I think it's S. Leiner, but I can't seem to find it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on December 11, 2016, 03:32:12 PM
The song "דע, ש כל חכמה וחכמה שבעולם יש לה זמר ונגון מיחד שזה הזמר מיחד לחכמה זו, ומזה הזמר נמשכת החכמה הזאת"
what album is it on?

I think it's S. Leiner, but I can't seem to find it?
I believe it's niggun hachochma on simcha liner 2
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cholent on December 11, 2016, 03:51:48 PM
The song "Shabbos Yom menuchah... me'ein olam haba" with an interlude of "na na na na na na na na na na na na" - anyone recognize, know where it's from?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on December 11, 2016, 07:47:39 PM
I believe it's niggun hachochma on simcha liner 2
Thanks! That's it
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on December 11, 2016, 08:15:00 PM
Cholent: Seems to me that you're refering to a song on the album Raza Dishabbos by Yitzchok Rosenthal (of Shalsheles, though that album was not a Shalsheles album, and that specific song wasn't composed by Rosenthal). The song was sung by (then) child soloist Yosef Wartelsky. For all who are not familiar, check it out. It's really beautiful.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cholent on December 13, 2016, 03:08:41 PM
Cholent: Seems to me that you're refering to a song on the album Raza Dishabbos by Yitzchok Rosenthal (of Shalsheles, though that album was not a Shalsheles album, and that specific song wasn't composed by Rosenthal). The song was sung by (then) child soloist Yosef Wartelsky. For all who are not familiar, check it out. It's really beautiful.
Thank you!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on December 13, 2016, 05:11:26 PM
Sorry for the repost. Didn't realize there was this thread.

Does anyone have the cover insert for the MBD Just One Shabbos, and/or the Suki and Ding Zemiros albums?
http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5850741fb7c6f/%24_3.JPG%282%29.jpg? (http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5850741fb7c6f/%24_3.JPG%282%29.jpg?)
http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5850743bea5b2/%24_3.JPG.jpg? (http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5850743bea5b2/%24_3.JPG.jpg?)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cholent on December 14, 2016, 03:12:40 AM
Cholent: Seems to me that you're refering to a song on the album Raza Dishabbos by Yitzchok Rosenthal (of Shalsheles, though that album was not a Shalsheles album, and that specific song wasn't composed by Rosenthal). The song was sung by (then) child soloist Yosef Wartelsky. For all who are not familiar, check it out. It's really beautiful.
Unfortunately only way to get it is to buy the whole album, and this is the only song I'm particularly interested in
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Zalc on December 14, 2016, 10:09:33 AM
Unfortunately only way to get it is to buy the whole album, and this is the only song I'm particularly interested in
You can stream it here:
http://jewishmusic.fm/frame.php?url=/album/the-secret-of-shabbos/

Track 5

You can probably download it using your browser's developer tools
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on December 14, 2016, 07:16:04 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161215/d3cd8d5ee570072f4b0b73ba3d157d7b.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161215/12e3f352fade4354250a9b264df14c2f.jpg)
Apparently they had a change of heart
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 14, 2016, 07:57:05 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161215/d3cd8d5ee570072f4b0b73ba3d157d7b.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161215/12e3f352fade4354250a9b264df14c2f.jpg)
Apparently they had a change of heart
Only the old albums are streaming, not the new one, right?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on December 14, 2016, 08:03:46 PM
Nope both are streaming
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on December 15, 2016, 09:24:57 PM
Does anyone know where I can buy Amudai Shaish (other than volume 1 which is on Mostly Music)?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on December 16, 2016, 09:22:39 AM
Only the old albums are streaming, not the new one, right?
Spotify just got kol hanesham
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on December 21, 2016, 06:58:59 PM
Does anyone know where I can buy Amudai Shaish (other than volume 1 which is on Mostly Music)?

Thanks.
They are available to listen to on Dartmouth's Jewish Sound Archive if you have access.

#2 is also here: http://jmusic.me/%D7%A2%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%93%D7%99-%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%A9-%D7%A2%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%93%D7%99-%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%A9-2-amudai-shaish-amudai-shaish-volume-2/
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 24, 2016, 07:03:16 PM
Chanukah night #1 Song of the Day:

Lichtelach, Tzlil V'Zemer

https://youtu.be/eZbPi4OtwS0

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 29, 2016, 01:33:37 PM
What's the deal with this song? Gertner puts it out as his title track, and then he puts it out as a solo effort, complete with a video that shows it was in the works for a long time. Then why would he give it to Gertner?

http://jewishmusicreport.com/2016/12/27/mendel-roth-mincha/

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on December 29, 2016, 01:47:40 PM
What's the deal with this song? Gertner puts it out as his title track, and then he puts it out as a solo effort, complete with a video that shows it was in the works for a long time. Then why would he give it to Gertner?

http://jewishmusicreport.com/2016/12/27/mendel-roth-mincha/
In the end credits of the video there's the following:
Quote from: Music Video End Credits
תודה לידידי, ענק הזמר החסידי, שלומי גרטנר, על לקיחת השיר לאלבום המוצלח "מנחה". הבאת לשיר את הטעם הכל כך מתוק שלך. הגיע הזמן שאביא את הטעם שלי...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 29, 2016, 01:50:51 PM
In the end credits of the video there's the following:

Didn't see that. Thanks
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 13, 2017, 12:19:20 AM
anyone have a link or name of a newish song to words of tanya? vague, i know...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on January 13, 2017, 08:25:28 AM
Aren't the lyrics of "Maalah" on Benny Friedman 3 (composed by Pinky Weber) from Tanya. I'm not positive, but I think so.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 13, 2017, 08:59:11 AM
anyone have a link or name of a newish song to words of tanya? vague, i know...
Do you mean the song Tanya or the sefer Tanya?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 13, 2017, 09:00:00 AM
Aren't the lyrics of "Maalah" on Benny Friedman 3 (composed by Pinky Weber) from Tanya. I'm not positive, but I think so.
might be. where could I find the song?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on January 13, 2017, 10:27:55 AM
might be. where could I find the song?

Hi. My name is Google. Here are your results.

It's called Yesoid Veshoresh

https://www.amazon.com/%D7%9B%D7%9C-%D7%94%D7%A0%D7%A9%D7%9E%D7%94-%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%99-All-Soul/dp/B00R6T728G/ref=sr_1_2?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1484321099&sr=1-2-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=benny+friedman

https://mostlymusic.com/collections/benny-friedman-1/products/benny-friedman-kol-haneshama-sheli

https://www.nigunmusic.com/kol-haneshama-sheli.html

or try Geula.fm
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: lubaby on January 13, 2017, 10:33:06 AM
Hi. My name is Google. Here are your results.

It's called Yesoid Veshoresh

https://www.amazon.com/%D7%9B%D7%9C-%D7%94%D7%A0%D7%A9%D7%9E%D7%94-%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%99-All-Soul/dp/B00R6T728G/ref=sr_1_2?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1484321099&sr=1-2-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=benny+friedman

https://mostlymusic.com/collections/benny-friedman-1/products/benny-friedman-kol-haneshama-sheli

https://www.nigunmusic.com/kol-haneshama-sheli.html

or try Geula.fm
Available on Google Play Music here (https://play.google.com/music/preview/Talvkj36ftvr3ic27ygptikxiuy?t=Yesoid_Vshoresh_-_Benny_Friedman) (since most of us have a free subscription to that).
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 13, 2017, 11:19:50 AM
Hi. My name is Google. Here are your results.

It's called Yesoid Veshoresh

https://www.amazon.com/%D7%9B%D7%9C-%D7%94%D7%A0%D7%A9%D7%9E%D7%94-%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%99-All-Soul/dp/B00R6T728G/ref=sr_1_2?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1484321099&sr=1-2-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=benny+friedman

https://mostlymusic.com/collections/benny-friedman-1/products/benny-friedman-kol-haneshama-sheli

https://www.nigunmusic.com/kol-haneshama-sheli.html

or try Geula.fm
tx! I googled maalah as you mentioned and did not get the results is was looking for
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on January 13, 2017, 12:25:45 PM
Lovetotravel: Was just kidding around. I wanted to pull the Google line, even though I gave you the wrong title. Did you check if the lyrics are indeed from Tanya?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 13, 2017, 12:47:50 PM
Lovetotravel: Was just kidding around. I wanted to pull the Google line, even though I gave you the wrong title. Did you check if the lyrics are indeed from Tanya?
making me feel better. no I didn't but I wonder if this is what the guy was referring to, since he said recent release and this is from dec 14. appreciate it greatly nonetheless!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: titzy on January 13, 2017, 01:20:52 PM
anyone have a link or name of a newish song to words of tanya? vague, i know...

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: meme on January 18, 2017, 02:39:10 PM
Does anyone have an email address for shlomo gertner?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on January 18, 2017, 03:59:00 PM
Does anyone have an email address for shlomo gertner?
http://gertnermusic.com/contact-us/ looks like a good place to contact him
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on January 19, 2017, 02:17:54 PM
I have an Idea for an album I'd like to hear:
I want simcha Leiner to make an album singing all the songs that go so high that it's impossible for mere mortals to sing them.  It would be frustrating to not be able to sing along but I think it would be quite pleasurable to listen to.
My suggestions so far
רצה from Dedi
משך חסדך from avraham fried
What else should be on this list?
Maybe מנוחה ושמחה from Miami?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Mordyk on January 26, 2017, 06:07:53 PM
Thoughts on shwekey new cd?  So far i think its beautiful!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on January 26, 2017, 08:42:26 PM
nice song selection
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Eliyohu on January 26, 2017, 10:39:50 PM
Does anyone have an email address for shlomo gertner?
Not an email but...

Shlomie Gertner

+447966347217
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chff on January 27, 2017, 12:13:55 AM
Thoughts on shwekey new cd?  So far i think its beautiful!

nice song selection
Really nice
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Amusch on January 27, 2017, 12:57:31 AM
I have an Idea for an album I'd like to hear:
I want simcha Leiner to make an album singing all the songs that go so high that it's impossible for mere mortals to sing them.  It would be frustrating to not be able to sing along but I think it would be quite pleasurable to listen to.
My suggestions so far
רצה from Dedi
משך חסדך from avraham fried
What else should be on this list?
Maybe מנוחה ושמחה from Miami?

How about Pnei L'Elbon
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on January 30, 2017, 11:36:48 AM
+1000 on Shwekey's song selection. I think that the album has all the components to make it really big: a big name, a nice original cover, a great song selection, nice arrangements, and a great feel-good sound, and then some. And IMO there's something special on it for everybody. (My personal favorate is the journeys medley.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yankee123 on February 01, 2017, 04:37:37 PM
Are there only 8 tracks on the new YS CD?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on February 01, 2017, 04:45:38 PM
Are there only 8 tracks on the new YS CD?
It's a double album. 4 tracks on each cd. Each track is a medley of songs.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chff on February 01, 2017, 05:50:48 PM
Are there only 8 tracks on the new YS CD?

It's a double album. 4 tracks on each cd. Each track is a medley of songs.
It's around 115 minutes
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on February 05, 2017, 01:05:23 AM
Does anyone know where I can get the various Pirchei albums?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on February 05, 2017, 02:18:09 PM
Does anyone know where I can get the various Pirchei albums?
Never mind, found all three at Gift World in Queens.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on February 05, 2017, 03:42:06 PM
Never mind, found all three at Gift World in Queens.
There were five.

They're available on CD (years ago they put out a Best of Pirchei)?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on February 05, 2017, 10:25:44 PM
There were five.

They're available on CD (years ago they put out a Best of Pirchei)?

Which five? AFAIK Toronto put out just 3.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on February 05, 2017, 10:27:10 PM
Which five? AFAIK Toronto put out just 3.
You didn't say Toronto.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on February 05, 2017, 10:35:08 PM
You didn't say Toronto.

Oops. Sorry.

Would still like to complete the collection; am actually relieved there aren't more. Any idea where to find them, or what they are called?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on February 05, 2017, 10:41:25 PM
There's actually another half of a Toronto album - https://mostlymusic.com/products/miami-meets-toronto-cd

https://www.amazon.com/Miami-Meets-Toronto-Yerachmiel-Begun/dp/B00W8ME8EC

Do you want to know about the original Pirchei records?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on February 05, 2017, 10:59:13 PM
There's actually another half of a Toronto album - https://mostlymusic.com/products/miami-meets-toronto-cd

https://www.amazon.com/Miami-Meets-Toronto-Yerachmiel-Begun/dp/B00W8ME8EC

Do you want to know about the original Pirchei records?

Thanks. I'm more or less looking for classics and oldies, especially those which can be used as davening tunes. Almost all of Pirchei is classic.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on February 05, 2017, 11:05:33 PM
Thanks. I'm more or less looking for classics and oldies, especially those which can be used as davening tunes. Almost all of Pirchei is classic.
Have you gone through the Dveykus series yet? Also - Nostalgia, and some of the Project Relax CDs
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on February 05, 2017, 11:31:40 PM
Have you gone through the Dveykus series yet? Also - Nostalgia, and some of the Project Relax CDs

Done all the Dveykus. All available online.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on February 05, 2017, 11:33:44 PM
Amudai shaish, London school
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on February 05, 2017, 11:37:38 PM
Modzitz/Ben Zion Shenker
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on February 05, 2017, 11:38:23 PM
Kol Salonika
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on February 06, 2017, 06:28:30 AM
Amudai shaish, London school

Have Amudai Shaish 1 & 2. Certain London School albums available online, but the quality is not great.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Jellybelly on February 06, 2017, 07:05:56 AM
Does anyone have any info on a tape, its prob around 30 yrs old, by a mutty Katz?
I'm not even sure what the name of the tape was, but does anyone know where are could get
A copy of it? Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: titzy on February 06, 2017, 08:39:07 AM
Does anyone have any info on a tape, its prob around 30 yrs old, by a mutty Katz?
I'm not even sure what the name of the tape was, but does anyone know where are could get
A copy of it? Thanks in advance

Bakoshos. It's a beautiful, very hartzige tape. I met him in NYU Medical Center a few years ago . You can try tracking him down, I believe he's still the chaplain there.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Jellybelly on February 06, 2017, 07:54:08 PM
Did it ever come out on cd?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 07, 2017, 12:41:12 PM
I think Bakashos is available in digital format, I can check and let you know. I got it on tape a few years ago, when Mostly music still sold tapes. As a side note, Motti Katz composed a song "Haposayach Yad" which is not on his tape, but is a beautiful song. I heard it by a Kumzitz a while back. I would love to find out if there's a recorded version somewhere.
Title: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yankee123 on February 07, 2017, 07:32:14 PM
I was in the middle of listening to the new Shwekey CD(love it) on Spotify and all of a sudden it turned off. Now it's completely gone. Any idea what happened there?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on February 07, 2017, 08:54:30 PM
I was in the middle of listening to the new Shwekey CD(love it) on Spotify and all of a sudden it turned off. Now it's completely gone. Any idea what happened there?
Maybe they took it off.  I just recently noticed that the newest Fried album which I heard many times on spotify disappeared.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on February 13, 2017, 02:02:26 AM
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yammer on February 13, 2017, 02:30:24 AM
Would anyone think that this is a Jewish CD?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170213/780c2e43fff69b11debe289a6ca022e8.jpg)
Title: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: mmgfarb on February 13, 2017, 02:34:01 AM
Would anyone think that this is a Jewish CD?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170213/780c2e43fff69b11debe289a6ca022e8.jpg)
That looks like something they would sell by the check out counters at Whole Foods.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yammer on February 13, 2017, 02:39:51 AM
That looks like something they would sell by the check out counters At Whole Foods.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on February 13, 2017, 08:09:13 AM
Would anyone think that this is a Jewish CD?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170213/780c2e43fff69b11debe289a6ca022e8.jpg)
WHat is Jewish about it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 13, 2017, 08:18:36 AM
WHat is Jewish about it?
If I'd have to guess, it would either be the dudes or the mountain.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: stv17 on February 14, 2017, 04:28:38 AM
MBD was supposed to come out with his new Album at around Tu B'shvat.....any one knows what's the actual time it's being released?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 14, 2017, 09:37:12 AM
It was reported on social media that MBD pushed off release until Rosh Chodesh Ader in order to add 2 more songs.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shlonx on February 15, 2017, 04:20:30 PM
Does anyone know if the female characters on Shmuel Kunda tapes (Zelda, Mrs. Pipkin etc.) were performed by a woman, or a man? No halacha/hashkafa issues, just curious....
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: cholent on February 15, 2017, 04:21:12 PM
Does anyone know if the female characters on Shmuel Kunda tapes (Zelda, Mrs. Pipkin etc.) were performed by a woman, or a man? No halacha/hashkafa issues, just curious....

On most by a woman
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on February 15, 2017, 04:22:47 PM
Does anyone know if the female characters on Shmuel Kunda tapes (Zelda, Mrs. Peetkin Pipkin etc.) were performed by a woman, or a man? No halacha/hashkafa issues, just curious....
ftfy
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shlonx on February 15, 2017, 04:24:53 PM
Interesting. Do you have any idea who the second performer is? He does Mr. Osborne and Mayor Figaleli la Gardenhose's assistant.....

@Baruch Thanks, but meheycha teysa?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: meme on February 15, 2017, 05:21:48 PM
Anyone else here compose songs? It seems to me at least that it's hard to get any quality singer to seriously consider anything (time to drain the swamp ).. If there's anyone else out there in same situation- maybe we can work on something together.. (Or at least start a new "composers corner" thread)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on February 15, 2017, 05:38:36 PM
I was in the middle of listening to the new Shwekey CD(love it) on Spotify and all of a sudden it turned off. Now it's completely gone. Any idea what happened there?
It's back!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 15, 2017, 05:39:58 PM
Anyone else here compose songs? It seems to me at least that it's hard to get any quality singer to seriously consider anything (time to drain the swamp ).. If there's anyone else out there in same situation- maybe we can work on something together.. (Or at least start a new "composers corner" thread)

Quote from:  Sruly Meyer http://jewishmusicreport.com/2016/12/08/thoughts-on-the-making-of-fill-the-world-with-light/
As this album was coming together, I kept getting this feeling that as we were maturing and evolving our styles, it was giving me the same feelings that Fried’s CD’s in the 90’s gave me. Something that I was becoming very proud and nostalgic about. One day, while driving to a job in Lakewood, I got this email from a composer who no one had heard of. Because he was just a Bochur. The demo was simply him singing into an iphone voice recorder. No fancy demo, no music, no shtick, aside from his tapping on the table while he sang. The song was so simple and perfect. It moved gently, and seamlessly. It felt classic, but at the same time I knew this could be something very fun. For all those composers convinced you need a big name, and to spend 100’s of or even 1000’s of dollars on fancy demos, don’t! Sometimes you just need a good melody. Benny and I turned to each other, started singing the song together and just said “this is a great song! Who composed it??” It was a done deal by the time we even reached Lakewood.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: meme on February 15, 2017, 08:25:15 PM

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170216/10eebf015a29eebdacf95c37dc661b84.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on February 15, 2017, 09:34:32 PM
Interesting. Do you have any idea who the second performer is? He does Mr. Osborne and Mayor Figaleli la Gardenhose's assistant.....

@Baruch Thanks, but meheycha teysa?
It's definitely piTkin not piPkin.

I think my brother once told me that Mr Osbourne was in Staten Island Yeshiva with him
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on February 15, 2017, 09:38:37 PM
Anyone else here compose songs? It seems to me at least that it's hard to get any quality singer to seriously consider anything (time to drain the swamp ).. If there's anyone else out there in same situation- maybe we can work on something together.. (Or at least start a new "composers corner" thread)
Upload your music, and let's see if it's worthy of publication  :P
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: meme on February 15, 2017, 09:41:58 PM
Upload your music, and let's see if it's worthy of publication  :P
Now that's asking too much... but can send you some privately if you want..
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on February 15, 2017, 09:49:20 PM
Now that's asking too much... but can send you some privately if you want..
Sure
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 16, 2017, 08:45:14 AM
On the topic of Kunda, Boruch Learns About Purim is getting released next week.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shulem92 on February 16, 2017, 11:59:08 AM
On the topic of Kunda, Boruch Learns About Purim is getting released next week.
Another shimmy shtauber?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yankee123 on February 16, 2017, 12:00:27 PM
It's back!

Ha. thanks for heads up good to know..I stopped checking
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 16, 2017, 12:22:16 PM
Yes, it's produced by Shimmy Shtauber. Done with the Kunda Family.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on February 16, 2017, 04:17:16 PM
Would anyone think that this is a Jewish CD?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170213/780c2e43fff69b11debe289a6ca022e8.jpg)
Are you getting your music from Telegram? Thats where I saw it, first on a channel for "free" (read: stolen) jewish albums and then on a far smaller channel (seemingly the source) dedicated to alternative Jewish music.
There's no problem copying it, as the albums available for free on bandcamp anyway https://themountaindudes.bandcamp.com/releases.
Talking about weird jewish covers, The Portnoy Brothers (supposedly a frum group) debut album's art was far weirder. Great album tho.
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61kOYkdW41L._SX342_QL70_.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TimT on February 18, 2017, 08:45:50 PM
Shmueli Ungar is on with Fitche now.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on February 18, 2017, 09:59:05 PM
Shmueli Ungar is on with Fitche now.

Fitche?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TimT on February 18, 2017, 10:08:59 PM
Fitche?
Fitche Benshimon. He has somebody on every motzei shabbos. Live on COL, VIN, & others.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on February 19, 2017, 10:30:48 AM
+1000 on Shwekey's song selection. I think that the album has all the components to make it really big: a big name, a nice original cover, a great song selection, nice arrangements, and a great feel-good sound, and then some. And IMO there's something special on it for everybody. (My personal favorate is the journeys medley.)
We've been listening to it on Google Play. It's very nice. My wife wants to buy it.

Question: It's actually cheaper on Google Play than on Amazon (or any of the Jewish sites I checked).

Is an album purchased on Google Play easily accessible to download to put in my music collection (to be played on players besides Google Play)?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on February 19, 2017, 10:40:09 AM
Is an album purchased on Google Play easily accessible to download to put in my music collection (to be played on players besides Google Play)?
Sure. They let you download each of your albums a limited number of times (2 or 3 IIRC), but 1 should be enough anyways.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on February 19, 2017, 10:44:12 AM
Sure. They let you download each of your albums a limited number of times (2 or 3 IIRC), but 1 should be enough anyways.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on February 19, 2017, 11:52:01 AM
Fitche?
Had the same question 😀
Learned last night that his name is יוסף יצחק
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TimT on February 19, 2017, 11:54:19 AM
Had the same question 😀
Learned last night that his name is יוסף יצחק
Indeed. And you gotta pronounce the "e". It's not Fitch :)
He's one happy guy
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on February 19, 2017, 12:05:25 PM
Sure. They let you download each of your albums a limited number of times (2 or 3 IIRC), but 1 should be enough anyways.
When done through the Google music app or extension it is unlimited.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on February 19, 2017, 12:09:55 PM
When done through the Google music app or extension it is unlimited.
Yes good point. There's also a windows app that you can install that will sync your music files to google play, and IINM it's unlimited too.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on February 20, 2017, 05:02:55 AM
Nissim's album Lemala should be out for preorder this week on Itunes. Will be released the week before purim.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 20, 2017, 02:01:57 PM
Last week the Jewish music world lost one if its pioneers, Eli Lipsker.

Having played countless weddings and simchas, he likely played the weddings of dozens of ddf members' parents. He was one of the earlier proponents of kids choirs and recording Jewish music. He taught music to hundreds of children, and was the "house musician" in 770.

His books teach people to play Chabad niggunim, his recordings teach nusach, and most Chabad children grew up with his Pesach tape.

Here is Avraham Fried discussing his start in Eli Lipsker's choirs:


And here is the song mentioned in that clip, Tzomo:

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on February 20, 2017, 07:58:51 PM
When done through the Google music app or extension it is unlimited.
What other way is there to download it? Also, doesn't downloading through the app only allow you to listen on Google Play?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on February 20, 2017, 08:05:55 PM
What other way is there to download it?
Through the browser
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Cheesecake on February 20, 2017, 08:26:01 PM
Through the browser
What's the difference between using the extension and using the browser? I get to my uploaded Google Play music on my PC through.play.google.com. Is there another way?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on February 20, 2017, 08:28:31 PM
What's the difference between using the extension and using the browser? I get to my uploaded Google Play music on my PC through.play.google.com. Is there another way?
I'm not 100% sure, but after installing the chrome extension, when I went to an album to download it I didn't get the warning that you can only download each album twice.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on February 20, 2017, 09:02:46 PM
I'm not 100% sure, but after installing the chrome extension, when I went to an album to download it I didn't get the warning that you can only download each album twice.
That
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on February 22, 2017, 01:23:18 PM
There's a lot of new music out or coming out. Lev Tahor 5, Boruch Shalom's dance album, and Boruch Learns About Purim are out. Coming soon: MBD (we hope!), 8th Day, Beats 2, Project Relax Again (Leiner and Levine), Simchas Hachaim 6, Malei Simcha 3, and I think some more that I can't remember offhand.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shulem92 on February 22, 2017, 01:43:51 PM
There's a lot of new music out or coming out. Lev Tahor 5, Boruch Shalom's dance album, and Boruch Learns About Purim are out. Coming soon: MBD (we hope!), 8th Day, Beats 2, Project Relax Again (Leiner and Levine), Simchas Hachaim 6, Malei Simcha 3, and I think some more that I can't remember offhand.
Simchas hachaim is out
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on February 23, 2017, 07:48:54 PM
There's a lot of new music out or coming out. Lev Tahor 5, Boruch Shalom's dance album, and Boruch Learns About Purim are out. Coming soon: MBD (we hope!), 8th Day, Beats 2, Project Relax Again (Leiner and Levine), Simchas Hachaim 6, Malei Simcha 3, and I think some more that I can't remember offhand.
So frustrating! A bunch of these albums are out already and not a single one is on Google Music or Tidal (the full subscription that people usually pay for ). What good is a subscription service if we can't get the new music??
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on February 23, 2017, 07:49:46 PM
So frustrating! A bunch of these albums are out already and not a single one is on Google Music or Tidal (the full subscription that people usually pay for ). What good is a subscription service if we can't get the new music??
If it's any consolation, Shwekey's new album is on Google Play
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on February 23, 2017, 07:52:02 PM
If it's any consolation, Shwekey's new album is on Google Play
Yea I know. But his album isn't really new , it's just a bunch of old stuff he kumzitzes 🙄. #firstworldproblems
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: meme on February 23, 2017, 11:33:41 PM
Yea I know. But his album isn't really new , it's just a bunch of old stuff he kumzitzes . #firstworldproblems
Sometimes old is better than new.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: grodnoking on February 23, 2017, 11:35:03 PM
If it's any consolation, Shwekey's new album is on Google Play
And Benny Friedman's. But I'm waiting for Lev tahor 5.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yankee123 on February 24, 2017, 10:42:11 AM
I just bought LT V.   first time around - a tad disappointing.

Also, for all info on the CD you have to go to their website.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on February 25, 2017, 03:19:53 PM
Here is my review of Lev Tahor's new album LTV.
Just a short warning: LTV is a particularly interesting album in some ways because it's actually 2 albums in one: Lev Tahor 5 and Eli Schwebel 2, which is fine, as I did enjoy Eli's first album. However I do wish that there were more Lev Tahor 4 style songs.
I will first review each track individually and then the album as a whole, first using a 1-5 star system (similar to Amazon) followed by my individual opinion.
(Note that the cd includes no PDF thus I am unaware who composed which songs.)

1) Hallelu - 3.5/5. LTV starts off on a fun note with Hallelu, a song which is quite enjoyable the first few times and then becomes extremely annoying. Also it sounds extremely similar to  "Vacation Road" from National Lampoon Vacation. One things for sure - this song will be stuck in your heard. For like, forever. (or so it feels to me.)

2) Lecha Dodi - 4/5. C'mon, did we really need another tune to Lecha Dodi? But the song is very solid. This is also a definite Lev Tahor song and not Eli Schwebel 2.

3) Gam Zu - 4/5. A great song. But definitely not a Lev Tahor song. This is pure Schwebel.

4) Shoovi - 3/5. An underwhelming Eli Schwebel song that tries too hard to be catchy.

5) Avdecha 3.5/5. With Avdecha, we're back in Lev Tahor territory. It's a decent slow song with a boring low part. But with a high part that really delivers, it hearkens back to old Lev Tahor territory.

6) Simchas Beis Hashoeiva - 0/5. This song is atrocious. Seriously atrocious. A bad shatnez of Eli Schwebel and Lipa, the song sounds really terrible. But what earns this song a zero rating is the despicable intro alluding to a Simchas Beis Hashoeiva\concert featuring a DJ and Lipa - in the Beis Hamikdash!

7) Birchas Hachodesh - 4/5. A great Lev Tahor slow song. But the tune and the words are very generic. The harmonies, though, are uniquely Lev Tahor.

8) Yaggapella - 2/5. An acapella remake of Eli's hit single Yagga off his solo album. I was so looking forward to this song, expecting a return to the old Lev Tahor acapella harmonies. Instead we get a bad version of A.K.A. Pella-style computerized drums which is not going to be on anyone's playlist this sfira. The one redeeming factor is the gorgeous harmonies of Lev Tahor in the high part, which, without the awful beatboxing ruining everything, would be drop-dead stunning! I really hope Lev Tahor rereleases another version of this song before sefira without the computer drums.

9) Dror Yikra - 5/5. Our first 5/5 song. I hope you didn't give up on this cd just yet, because Lev Tahor is extremely talented and is just getting started! This song is beautiful, both in singing and arrangements, and has been on repeat in my house since I bought the album. It's also Lev Tahor in a different style than usual, more like their second album than their fourth. A great song.
UPDATE: Someone told me this song was released a while ago, on Harei Yehuda. Either way, an amazing song. (I wonder why they didn't include Av Harachamim from the shmorg then?)

10) Mr. Tanner - 5/5. I don't know where they found this song, but Lev Tahor just released the next big English classic in the Jewish world! This brings back memories of The Ninth Man and Throw Away Your Hammer and is absolutely gorgeous! Eli in particular really outdoes himself on this one. Vintage Lev Tahor!

11) Don't Stop Giving Love - 5/5. Another remake of a song on Eli's solo album, this one is amazing. This song particularly surprised me, because I did not enjoy that much the original version of this one and I don't generally enjoy computerized DJ remixes. However Lev Tahor  really outdo themselves here, with a great remix that is far better than the original. However this is most definitely an Eli Schwebel 2 song, not a Lev Tahor.

12) Meheira - 6/5! Did we really need another Meheira? And the answer is YES!!!! This song deserves six out of five, and that's what it gets! This song is vintage Lev Tahor, and sounds like it came straight off their fourth album. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if this song was recorded right after Lev Tahor's fourth album, or was a reject of it. In either case it's a great song, and if you're an addict looking for your next Lev Tahor fix, this is your song.


Overall Album: 4/5.

Lev Tahor's new album comes off with a disappointing start, but the final four tracks more than make up for it. The album is definitely worth the $11. However, when compared to the sparkling-gem Grammy-level album that was Lev Tahor 4, LTV, with the exceptions of Mr. Tanner and Meheira, fails to deliver. Overall, though the album is well worth buying, and especially compared to the other new Jewish albums, LTV is far superior. (well I dont know about 8th Day's but the three songs I heard samples of were quite underwhelming).
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Post by: Luvtotravel on February 26, 2017, 12:44:18 AM
impressive review! especially coming from someone with 0 posts...
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Post by: TheAsh on February 26, 2017, 05:36:03 AM
impressive review! especially coming from someone with 0 posts...
Thanks!!!
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Post by: churnbabychurn on February 27, 2017, 11:21:12 AM
Sure. They let you download each of your albums a limited number of times (2 or 3 IIRC), but 1 should be enough anyways.

What other way is there to download it? Also, doesn't downloading through the app only allow you to listen on Google Play?
I downloaded purchase GP music to my phone via Google play app.
How do I now send this via watsap to my family? Can't find the file anywhere on my phone..
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Post by: Zalc on February 28, 2017, 08:12:30 PM
I downloaded purchase GP music to my phone via Google play app.
How do I now send this via watsap to my family? Can't find the file anywhere on my phone..
I believe you only get mp3 files when you download in the browser (on desktop).
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Post by: YitzyS on March 01, 2017, 04:54:45 PM
Are we living in a horror movie where there are so many albums coming out that it will use up all our living space? ;) No jokes, there were EIGHT collection albums that came out in the past short while: Simchas Hachaim, Molei Simcha, BSB, Beats, Pure Simcha (Eitan Katz), Shwekey Collection, Relax Again, and Zanvel Weinberger. 4 of them came out in the last week!
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Post by: Danfan27 on March 01, 2017, 09:21:02 PM
The brand new L'Chaim Kindergarten Purim(2 discs)is on Google Play.
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Post by: TheAsh on March 02, 2017, 06:50:44 AM
The brand new L'Chaim Kindergarten Purim(2 discs)is on Google Play.
So are all of L'chaim Tisch's earlier Purim albums (Purim Tish 1-3 and Purim Yeshivish.
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Post by: TheAsh on March 02, 2017, 07:02:17 AM
Are we living in a horror movie where there are so many albums coming out that it will use up all our living space? ;) No jokes, there were EIGHT collection albums that came out in the past short while: Simchas Hachaim, Molei Simcha, BSB, Beats, Pure Simcha (Eitan Katz), Shwekey Collection, Relax Again, and Zanvel Weinberger. 4 of them came out in the last week!
And thats not even counting all the new purim albums and MRM instrumental albums
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Post by: TheAsh on March 02, 2017, 07:36:22 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517fJw0iclL._SS500.jpg)
Nissim Black is out with his latest album Lemala!!! Preorder here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCMT683
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Post by: YitzyS on March 02, 2017, 09:29:00 AM
TheAsh: I really enjoyed your review on LTV. I hate when people write reviews that are so generic and boring (the next song is really catchy and beautiful, and the one after is really slow and beautiful, followed by a catchy beautiful song), and your review was so the opposite. Really entertaining and original. And very on point too.
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Post by: Tankchucker on March 02, 2017, 08:53:33 PM
The new 8th dayalbum is available on Google play though it doesn't seem to be available in stores yet. I didn't see it advertised anywhere and only found out about it from Google alerts.
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Post by: Mordyk on March 02, 2017, 08:57:04 PM
On which CD is the song about classmates devening that their friend's mother should have a boy and not a girl?
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Post by: etech0 on March 02, 2017, 09:27:47 PM
On which CD is the song about classmates devening that their friend's mother should have a boy and not a girl?
I think it's a Nachman Seltzer CD, if you listen to jewishmusicstream.com for a day or two you you'll find it...
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Post by: elya on March 02, 2017, 09:29:13 PM
I think it's a Nachman Seltzer CD, if you listen to jewishmusicstream.com for a day or two you you'll find it...
LOL make that 5 minutes..
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Post by: snagger on March 02, 2017, 09:58:42 PM
So MBD is coming out with a new cd??
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Post by: AROCKS1 on March 02, 2017, 10:14:10 PM
The new 8th dayalbum is available on Google play though it doesn't seem to be available in stores yet. I didn't see it advertised anywhere and only found out about it from Google alerts.
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So frustrating! Of the 7-10 albums that have come out recently, NONE are available for play subscribers and 2 of them (Eitan Katz and now 8th day) ARE on Google Play store....
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Post by: shulem92 on March 03, 2017, 01:02:42 AM
So MBD is coming out with a new cd??
That's the rumor...
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Post by: aygart on March 03, 2017, 08:18:04 AM
So MBD is coming out with a new cd??
No. MBD comes out with tapes.
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Post by: YitzyS on March 03, 2017, 10:11:15 AM
Last I heard, MBD's album release has been set back till Lag Baomer. He better really deliver after all these setbacks.
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Post by: Yankee123 on March 03, 2017, 11:23:35 AM
Wasn't his last CD supposed to be his last?
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Post by: Yehuda57 on March 03, 2017, 11:50:55 AM
Wasn't his last CD supposed to be his last?

No, his last 3 were his last
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Post by: shulem92 on March 03, 2017, 12:34:12 PM
Wasn't his last CD supposed to be his last?
Everyones last CD is always their last one, until they put out a new one
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Post by: etech0 on March 03, 2017, 01:17:45 PM
On which CD is the song about classmates davening that their friend's mother should have a boy and not a girl?
https://mostlymusic.com/products/visions-of-jewish-life-1-cd?aff=13

It's called "A Child's Prayer"
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Post by: TheAsh on March 05, 2017, 04:24:15 AM
Last I heard, MBD's album release has been set back till Lag Baomer. He better really deliver after all these setbacks.
Nope, pushed off till shavuos (so JM inside sources say)
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Post by: TheAsh on March 05, 2017, 04:26:35 AM
So frustrating! Of the 7-10 albums that have come out recently, NONE are available for play subscribers and 2 of them (Eitan Katz and now 8th day) ARE on Google Play store....
Duh! you don't get new cds on Amazon prime either. Every nonpremium streaming service (basically everything that's not exclusively streaming i.e. spotify, tidal, etc) has delays for new albums. That's why amazon has two sections under new releases: Last 30\90 days and recently added to prime.
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Post by: TheAsh on March 05, 2017, 04:29:44 AM
TheAsh: I really enjoyed your review on LTV. I hate when people write reviews that are so generic and boring (the next song is really catchy and beautiful, and the one after is really slow and beautiful, followed by a catchy beautiful song), and your review was so the opposite. Really entertaining and original. And very on point too.
Thanks! That's particularly what I was trying to avoid. BTW it's "catchy and upbeat" not "catchy and beautiful". Just sayin'.

Keep an eye on Yidwise (Yidwise.blogspot.com) for a more professional, updated (though admittedly less funny) version of this review.
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Post by: TheAsh on March 05, 2017, 04:34:22 AM
Another great new JM website: this one covers the darker side of things): https://jmunderground.wordpress.com
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Post by: TheAsh on March 05, 2017, 04:44:11 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61X5rakhaxL._SS500.jpg)
Here is the cover art of the latest single by Matisyahu (remember him? ;)) Wow does he look ugly. Matis, you should've stayed straight!
FYI the single is the first off his upcoming album this spring, the first full length studio album since Akeda (though he has since released Live at stubbs 3 and Release the Bound EP).
Check it out here:

and here
https://open.spotify.com/album/6VdEcdU0JZeN7MSls3f53E

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Post by: YitzyS on March 05, 2017, 10:48:21 AM
I usually don't pay much attention to new singles from random singers, but I got caught on the cover design of one- there's a new single by Boruch Naftel, and the cover is very original. I didn't hear the song so I can't comment on that. Can't upload the cover art now, but check it out on JewishMusicReport.com
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Post by: TheAsh on March 06, 2017, 07:29:46 AM
STOP WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING!!!!
and go to iTunes or Amazon and preorder the new Nissim Lemala cd.
I myself just bought it (I bought it from him personally so I got it pre-release) and I promise you, this is the cd that will be on repeat this Purim. It's one of the most solid albums being released in Jewish music in a while, and the arrangements are amazing. Although four songs off it were already officially released, Hashem Melech 2.0 is the only one that remains untouched (and, amazingly, its probably the worst song on the album).The other 3 - Tagid Todah (Ein Shum Yeiush), Zman Cheruteinu, and A Million Years - are all completely rearranged and remixed, and they all sound awesome. A Million Years is going to be the hit song of the album (the earlier, far worsely arranged version has 2 million[!!!!] views on Youtube already), and the other songs thatr really stand out are Yachad - feat, DeScribe (remeber him?) and Real You. Believe me, it's worth the $11, and youll want to get this album before Purim. Its not being released to stores until Lag Baomer.
Almost all the songs are amazing, as the album is a 4-year effort and the sound of it reflects that.
If you read my earlier posts, you'll know that I don't exaggerate when it comes to music, and I'm not being paid by Nissim to promote this album. I was just so stunned the first time I heard this album that I had to go recommend it right away so that this album gets the Purim playtime it richly deserves. My prediction is that this album will be a gamechanger in Jewish music similar to 8th day's Yalili and Gad Elbaz's Hashem Melech. GO GET THIS ALBUM!!
(https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517fJw0iclL._SS500.jpg)

BTW Nissim's earlier album and singles were all added to spotify in advance of this new album, but be careful as there's a goyishe artist with the same name. Besides his older stuff isn't any where near as good. You can also get a free mixtape of his, Miracle Music, at https://nissimworld.bandcamp.com/album/miracle-music.
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Post by: Emkay on March 06, 2017, 07:42:59 AM
STOP WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING!!!!
and go to iTunes or Amazon and preorder the new Nissim Lemala cd.
I myself just bought it (I bought it from him personally so I got it pre-release) and I promise you, this is the cd that will be on repeat this Purim. It's one of the most solid albums being released in Jewish music in a while, and the arrangements are amazing. Although four songs off it were already officially released, Hashem Melech 2.0 is the only one that remains untouched (and, amazingly, its probably the worst song on the album).The other 3 - Tagid Todah (Ein Shum Yeiush), Zman Cheruteinu, and A Million Years - are all completely rearranged and remixed, and they all sound awesome. A Million Years is going to be the hit song of the album (the earlier, far worsely arranged version has 2 million[!!!!] views on Youtube already), and the other songs thatr really stand out are Yachad - feat, DeScribe (remeber him?) and Real You. Believe me, it's worth the $11, and youll want to get this album before Purim. Its not being released to stores until Lag Baomer.
Almost all the songs are amazing, as the album is a 4-year effort and the sound of it reflects that.
If you read my earlier posts, you'll know that I don't exaggerate when it comes to music, and I'm not being paid by Nissim to promote this album. I was just so stunned the first time I heard this album that I had to go recommend it right away so that this album gets the Purim playtime it richly deserves. My prediction is that this album will be a gamechanger in Jewish music similar to 8th day's Yalili and Gad Elbaz's Hashem Melech. GO GET THIS ALBUM!!
(https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517fJw0iclL._SS500.jpg)

BTW Nissim's earlier album and singles were all added to spotify in advance of this new album, but be careful as there's a goyishe artist with the same name. Besides his older stuff isn't any where near as good. You can also get a free mixtape of his, Miracle Music, at https://nissimworld.bandcamp.com/album/miracle-music.
Anywhere I can listen to a preview of his new album?
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Post by: YitzyS on March 06, 2017, 09:05:42 AM
TheAsh: How would you rate the album in terms of "Yeshivish" vs. "Goyish"? Gad Elbaz? DeScribe? Mattisyahu?
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Post by: TheAsh on March 06, 2017, 10:38:49 AM
TheAsh: How would you rate the album in terms of "Yeshivish" vs. "Goyish"? Gad Elbaz? DeScribe? Mattisyahu?
That's a good question. Its definitely not yeshivish sounding, but it doesn't sound like he's trying to be goyish. He's just doing his thing and if it sounds not yeshivish, so be it. It definitely fits into the mainstream Jewish music of today, if not that of two-three years ago. Very similar to Gad Elbaz in that sense (obviously Nissim is far better than Gad).
Except for two songs (My Fire and and Real You), most of the album sounds the same or less goyish than Hashem Melech 2.0 and A Million Years, so if you're ok with that, you'll be ok with this. Definitely sounds much more Jewish than his debut album and compared to Matisyahu, it sounds like Yossele Rosenblatt.
It's a great album. Buy it!!
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Post by: aygart on March 06, 2017, 10:41:23 AM
most of the album sounds the same or less goyish than Hashem Melech 2.0
The same or less goyish than a goyishe song.....LOL
, it sounds like Yossele Rosenblatt.
It's a great album. Buy it!!
As it happens, Rosenblatt was heavily influenced by western european classical music composers.
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Post by: TheAsh on March 06, 2017, 10:43:56 AM
Anywhere I can listen to a preview of his new album?
Nowhere yet, but 4 songs were already released (although the last 3 were redone for the album):
Hashem Melech 2.0:
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Zman Chairuteinu:

Tagid Todah (Ein Shum Yeiush):
(free download here: https://nissimworld.bandcamp.com/track/tagid-todah-ein-shum-yeush)
and my favorite song this year, A Million Years:
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Post by: Sam Finkelstein on March 06, 2017, 06:32:27 PM
4) Shoovi - 3/5. An underwhelming Eli Schwebel song that tries too hard to be catchy.

It's actually an old German Kinna tune: http://www.kayj.net/nusach-internal/mm/24224.mp3
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Post by: TheAsh on March 07, 2017, 05:31:50 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51N-4UXI4UL._SS500.jpg)
this is Nissim's self-titled debut album cover. It's a much different style than his earlier stuff though.
Here is spotify link:
https://open.spotify.com/album/25dyHXfjCRq9F4yE1DElFH
and purchase link:
https://www.amazon.com/Nissim/dp/B00FASQ27C

I'll try to post a review of both albums iy"h (this and Lemala) when I have time.
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Post by: YitzyS on March 07, 2017, 10:16:23 AM
TheAsh: How would you rate the album in terms of "Yeshivish" vs. "Goyish"? Gad Elbaz? DeScribe? Mattisyahu?
The same or less goyish than a goyishe song....LOL
The question was "Yeshivish" vs. "Goyish", not "Jewish" vs. "Goyish", which would have different connotations.
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Post by: TheAsh on March 08, 2017, 05:57:07 AM
The question was "Yeshivish" vs. "Goyish", not "Jewish" vs. "Goyish", which would have different connotations.
Listen to the songs already released and decide yourself.
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Post by: TheAsh on March 08, 2017, 06:08:10 AM
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It looks like it's a busy month for frum rap, besides for Nissim Lemala (out exclusively on itunes this friday), Chabad rapper Nosson Zand just released his 3rd album Brick Windows. Unlike Nissim, this album is very goyish in style though.
Check it out on Jmusic here: https://jmusic.me/nosson-zand-brick-windows/?lang=en. his older albums are also on Jmusic.
Music Video from new album here:


and here is Nosson with a still-bearded Matisyahu on his hit song Believers


Frum rapper Prodezra was also supposed to release an album this month but it looks like it's delayed.
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Post by: Emkay on March 08, 2017, 07:17:57 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51DQfKrX-DL._SS500.jpg)
It looks like it's a busy month for frum rap, besides for Nissim Lemala (out exclusively on itunes this friday), Chabad rapper Nosson Zand just released his 3rd album Brick Windows. Unlike Nissim, this album is very goyish in style though.
Check it out on Jmusic here: https://jmusic.me/nosson-zand-brick-windows/?lang=en. his older albums are also on Jmusic.
Music Video from new album here:


and here is Nosson with a still-bearded Matisyahu on his hit song Believers


Frum rapper Prodezra was also supposed to release an album this month but it looks like it's delayed.
What determines what a "jewish song" is? is it enough that the person singing is jewish or has a beard? And or it the content and even if a non jew sings it its still a jewish song?
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Post by: Yehuda25 on March 09, 2017, 04:02:02 AM
What determines what a "jewish song" is? is it enough that the person singing is jewish or has a beard? And or it the content and even if a non jew sings it its still a jewish song?
so, my Rav recently got asked that in a q&a session. A summary of his answer was - there is so much out there, trying to pick out the good from the bad (I think here he was referring to claiming certain non Jewish songs are muttar) is like picking out a needle from a haystack. Therefore you need to make a geder for yourself. A good place to start is by only listening to singers that are erlich and frum and look somewhat like yourself:)

Otherwise he said it's a slippery slope
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Post by: Emkay on March 09, 2017, 04:05:19 AM


so, my Rav recently got asked that in a q&a session. A summary of his answer was - there is so much out there, trying to pick out the good from the bad (I think here he was referring to claiming certain non Jewish songs are muttar) is like picking out a needle from a haystack. Therefore you need to make a geder for yourself. A good place to start is by only listening to singers that are erlich and frum and look somewhat like yourself:)

Otherwise he said it's a slippery slope

Erlich and frum can never be judged by looks and looks don't make someone erlich and frum or their music appropriate.
Would your Rav approve of Y-Loves music?
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Post by: Yehuda25 on March 09, 2017, 05:20:40 AM

Erlich and frum can never be judged by looks and looks don't make someone erlich and frum or their music appropriate.
Would your Rav approve of Y-Loves music?
your missing the point, you have to make a firm line somewhere. After that line no one says its black and white, his point was you need that firm line, than after that there is what to discuss
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Post by: TheAsh on March 09, 2017, 06:17:48 AM

Erlich and frum can never be judged by looks and looks don't make someone erlich and frum or their music appropriate.
Would your Rav approve of Y-Loves music?
Not after he came out of the closet...
But before that, I did listen to him.
As far as Jewish is concerned, if the singer is frum, then it's Jewish for me.
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Post by: TheAsh on March 09, 2017, 06:18:51 AM
My revised review of Lev Tahor is now on Yidwise.
https://yidwise.blogspot.co.il/2017/03/lev-tahor-ltv-review-by-theash.html
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Post by: Emkay on March 09, 2017, 06:20:32 AM
Not after he came out of the closet...
But before that, I did listen to him.
As far as Jewish is concerned, if the singer is frum, then it's Jewish for me.
Let's head further down the rabbit hole. What defines someone as frum?
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Post by: TheAsh on March 09, 2017, 06:23:13 AM
if hes keeps the Torah and believes in it (that includes not being "alternative lifestyle" etc) and he identifies as frum, hes frum.
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Post by: johnshek on March 09, 2017, 06:28:19 AM
Let's head further down the rabbit hole. What defines someone as frum?
Well what about ivanka?
I know, i know...
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Post by: TheAsh on March 09, 2017, 06:30:06 AM
Well what about ivanka?
I know, i know...
Does she believe in it and generally keep it? If she does, then she's frum. (She might be over aveiros, but it doesn't change the fact she's frum)
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Post by: johnshek on March 09, 2017, 06:31:57 AM
Does she believe in it and generally keep it? If she does, then she's frum. (She might be over aveiros, but it doesn't change the fact she's frum)

Well what about ivanka?
I know, i know...
But I'm not sure you know...
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Post by: Yehuda25 on March 09, 2017, 07:37:49 AM
Let's head further down the rabbit hole. What defines someone as frum?
obviously there will be different definitions, in my circles being frum means keeping shabbos
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 09, 2017, 08:48:28 AM
What determines what a "jewish song" is? is it enough that the person singing is jewish or has a beard? And or it the content and even if a non jew sings it its still a jewish song?
so, my Rav recently got asked that in a q&a session. A summary of his answer was - there is so much out there, trying to pick out the good from the bad (I think here he was referring to claiming certain non Jewish songs are muttar) is like picking out a needle from a haystack. Therefore you need to make a geder for yourself. A good place to start is by only listening to singers that are erlich and frum and look somewhat like yourself:)

Otherwise he said it's a slippery slope
It is a judgment of intent. It is similar to what I have said in the past about the gemara which says that Shir Hashirim puts on sack cloth. Everyone has the right to interpret it together with their spritual advisors, but it definitely means SOMETHING. SOmeone in that business has to have SOME definition of it and some geder where they will not go because of it. The issue is when it is totally ignored.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on March 09, 2017, 09:55:52 AM
Not entirely the same subject, but upthread I quoted R' Matisyahu Solomon about listening to Goyish music. Very interesting Shita, might be worth checking it. (Sorry but can't pull the post up on this device.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TimT on March 09, 2017, 10:05:46 AM
Not entirely the same subject, but upthread I quoted R' Matisyahu Solomon about listening to Goyish music. Very interesting Shita, might be worth checking it. (Sorry but can't pull the post up on this device.)
Yehuda57: The standard thinking of most people is "if you're going to use a Goyish song, it's better to be open and don't hide it". But it's not so simple. R' Mottisyahu Solomon Shlita says (it's printed in the book "With Hearts Full of Love") that there's nothing wrong with listening to a Goyish song if it's a real song ["the things we hear by Chasunos today is not music- it's a bunch of random noises that sound like they're from the Africans in the Jungles"] AND if you don't know the source of the song! But, if when you hear the song you think about the Goyishe guy who composed it, or foul lyrics that were originally set to the song, then it's forbidden to listen to it! Ad Kan Leshono. So according to this, it would be much better to stay in the dark and believe that it's a Jewish song.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on March 09, 2017, 12:44:46 PM
Well what about ivanka?
I know, i know...
She sings?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on March 09, 2017, 02:24:34 PM
Would your Rav approve of Y-Loves music?
...no one says its black and white,
lol
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 09, 2017, 04:27:00 PM
Here is my full updated LTV review from Yidwise (Yidwise.blogspot.com):


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Lev Tahor, "LTV" (review by TheAsh)
Album: LTV

Released: Feb 22, 2017

Style: Pop/Soul/Folk

Lev Tahor, a boy band/pop group generally recognized as one of the more innovative groups in Jewish music, recently released their fifth album, LTV, their first in 12 years. Lev Tahor, consisting of Gadi Fuchs, Ari Cukier, and lead singer Eli Schwebel, has previously released two a capella albums and two regular ones, and counts in its repertoire the hit songs "Im Lavan Garti" and "Moshe", both off their fourth album, which attained bestseller status in the Orthodox Jewish community. Additionally, Schwebel, who is often credited with giving them their distinctive sound, released in late 2014 a solo album entitled Hearts Mind, which included the wildly popular single "Yagga". On LTV, the group's voices have matured quite a bit, and on many tracks they seem to leave their old musical style behind in favor of more contemporary pop-style songs than the hartzig harmonies on earlier albums. In fact, one gets the impression that this is really two albums in one: Lev Tahor 5 (the 'older style' tracks like "Avdecha" and "Birchas Hachodesh") and Eli Schwebel 2 (the 'pop style' tracks like "Gam Zu" and "Simchas Beis Hashoeva").

LTV includes seven new songs and five songs which are either covers ("Hallelu", "Mr. Tanner"), rereleases ("Dror Yikra"), or remixes  ("Yaggapella", "Don't Stop Giving Love"). The two real stand-outs among the originals are "Meheira" and "Gam Zu". "Meheira", my personal favorite on the album, first seems like your stereotypical Jewish slow song (with a piano low part, string-section high part, and even the words of "Meheira" - how much more stereotypical can you get?), but Lev Tahor's beautiful harmonies and excellent rendition renders the song an instant classic (yes, cliche, but when a version of "Meheira" is that amazing, it deserves the cliche). The song features Lev Tahor's voices at their very finest - Schwebel in particular is masterful here - and it would not surprise me if this song was recorded at the time of their fourth album. "Gam Zu", the other big hit of the album, is completely the opposite of "Meheira". While "Meheira" is your stereotypical Jewish song, strings and all, "Gam Zu" is rebellious and edgy and has original English lyrics. With a tune that wouldn't sound out of place on the Billboard Top 40, "Gam Zu" expresses the Jewish sentiment that no matter what - you guessed it - gam zu letova. Although you would not have heard a song like this on older LT albums, after the phenomenal success of Eli Schwebel's debut album (which featured all-English pop/electric rock songs) the group branched out their musical style and gave Eli some creative breathing room, and "Gam Zu" reflects that.

But while the original songs are great, Lev Tahor really catches fire when doing their own rendition of other people's songs, as demonstrated in the past with "Time To Say Good Shabbos" (an Abie Rotenberg/Journeys cover from LT4) and "Deaf Man In The Shteeble" (a David Geddes-by-way-of-Country Yossi cover from LT3). LT5's covers start with "Hallelu", a reworking of "Holiday Road" from the classic comedy National Lampoon's Vacation. While it's admittedly less annoying than the original, it's definitely not one of my favorite songs, and probably not the best cover choice. However, Lev Tahor hits one out of the park with their masterful version of Harry Chapin's classic "Mr. Tanner", which far outdoes the original. In fact, I feel this song is Lev Tahor's best-performed English song of all their albums, and that's saying something. But "Don't Stop Giving Love" shows that Lev Tahor can cover their own songs (or at least their lead singer's) just as well as they can cover others'. Originally on Hearts Mind as a slow rock ballad, the LTV version, created by DJ Dilemmachine, delivers a pop remix that far outshines the original. The other Hearts Mind song here is "Yagga", redone in an a capella version as "Yaggapella". Although mixed by a capella genius Ed Boyer (Pentatonix, Pitch Perfect), I feel Lev Tahor should have gone with themselves on this one. They have already two classic a capella albums under their belt showing that their voices and unique harmonies alone  far surpass the all-too-common 'fake-drum' a capella technique. Other groups may need fake drums as a crutch, but Lev Tahor has shown they can stand on their own, and here it simply detracts from their great harmonization and turns a great song into a merely good one.

Two songs on LTV feature other artists, "Dror Yikra" and "Simchas Beis Hashoeva.
"Dror Yikra" is a great Sefardi-style song that features Yehuda Gilden and Rivie Schwebel (Eli's father and a former Journeys member). You may have heard before - it was originally released on Harei Yehuda, an album of compositions by Gilden, in 2007. Kudos to Lev Tahor to including it, though, as most have never heard it. (If only they'd included "Av Harachamim" from The Shmorg as well.) However, "Simchas Beis Hashoeva", which features Lipa Schmeltzer, is by far the weakest song on the album. The song, although featuring the most interesting Hebrew words on the album, has a reggae-style beat that just doesn't sound good and a highly questionable intro alluding to a DJ concert in the Beis Hamikdash. I know Lipa has a penchant for pushing boundaries, but I didn't expect it from Lev Tahor. This song, or at least the intro to it, just doesn't belong on this otherwise great album.

In conclusion, although LTV is different than their other albums musically, it's still a great buy. If you enjoy Eli Schwebel's debut album or generally like more electric pop songs, you'll get maximum enjoyment of this album, but even if you don't, it includes enough of their older-style material to keep you satisfied.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 09, 2017, 04:36:48 PM
It is a judgment of intent. It is similar to what I have said in the past about the gemara which says that Shir Hashirim puts on sack cloth. Everyone has the right to interpret it together with their spritual advisors, but it definitely means SOMETHING. SOmeone in that business has to have SOME definition of it and some geder where they will not go because of it. The issue is when it is totally ignored.
Actually, according to this, frum rappers and their ilk would be the best possible type of Jewish artists, as most of them write their own words instead of using pesukim. My rov actually was a  fan of Matisyahu when he was still frum for this very reason, because although my rov hated his style music he still felt theirs a big maaleh by him that he didn't (generally) destroy pesukim. He felt Matisyahu's "Chop 'Em Down" was far better than The Chevra's "Yehei Shlama Rabba" Judaism-wise.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 09, 2017, 04:40:40 PM
Actually, according to this, frum rappers and their ilk would be the best possible type of Jewish artists, as most of them write their own words instead of using pesukim. My rov actually was a  fan of Matisyahu when he was still frum for this very reason, because although my rov hated his style music he still felt theirs a big maaleh by him that he didn't (generally) destroy pesukim. He felt Matisyahu's "Chop 'Em Down" was far better than The Chevra's "Yehei Shlama Rabba" Judaism-wise.
very true although the two are not mutually exclusive. I do find hashem melech very distasteful though
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 09, 2017, 04:48:43 PM
I do find hashem melech very distasteful though
I actually felt the words in that case matched the tune perfectly (and then I find out it's a goyishe song :()
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 09, 2017, 04:51:41 PM
I actually felt the words in that case matched the tune perfectly (and then I find out it's a goyishe song :()
Interestingly, Nissim Black (who rapped the reimix) told me he felt the same way, and only after he was finished recording it did he find out it was goyish. He asked daas torah what to do, and was told it was ok to proceed. all his other songs are 100% jewish, and he once turned down a request by a famed acapella group to do a song together bec it was goyish.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on March 10, 2017, 03:44:06 PM
Thanks TimT for pulling up my R' Matisyahu Solomon quote. And TheAsh, your "revised review" is so revised, I would consider it a whole new review (albeit with the same opinions, but that's natural). It is written with the professionallism that I have never yet seen in Jewish music reviews, and I specificaly enjoyed the format, categorizing the songs instead of running through them one by one. If there's one thing that I would add if I were writing the review, it would be that the mixing/mastering is on a level that is rarely heard in Jewish Music. Every layer is clearly audible, and it sounds far crisper than the muddled sound that gets pushed into our ears when listening to the vast majority of other Jewish albums nowadays.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 11, 2017, 03:49:21 PM
And TheAsh, your "revised review" is so revised, I would consider it a whole new review (albeit with the same opinions, but that's natural). It is written with the professionallism that I have never yet seen in Jewish music reviews, and I specificaly enjoyed the format, categorizing the songs instead of running through them one by one. If there's one thing that I would add if I were writing the review, it would be that the mixing/mastering is on a level that is rarely heard in Jewish Music. Every layer is clearly audible, and it sounds far crisper than the muddled sound that gets pushed into our ears when listening to the vast majority of other Jewish albums nowadays.
Thanks!
Can you please post this comment on Yidwise where the review first appeared (https://yidwise.blogspot.co.il/2017/03/lev-tahor-ltv-review-by-theash.html)? or click here: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=2643391432143516200&postID=7360612968547293235&isPopup=true

(Thanks Sam Miller for encouraging me to revise and rewrite the review!)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 11, 2017, 03:50:50 PM
Nissim's new album can now be heard on Jmusic here https://jmusic.me/%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%94/
Tell me what you guys think! (can also be bought on Itunes)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on March 12, 2017, 08:49:52 AM
TheAsh: I will Iy"H do it when I get to a normal computer, which may not be for another few days...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yankee123 on March 14, 2017, 11:57:21 AM
Out of curiosity, On the new Shwekey CD why didnt he do a Avrohom Fried Medley?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on March 14, 2017, 01:13:16 PM
Out of curiosity, On the new Shwekey CD why didnt he do a Avrohom Fried Medley?
It would be too hard to choose just a few songs :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on March 14, 2017, 02:50:05 PM
Could've done it and left off the shwekey medley😃
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 14, 2017, 05:40:21 PM
Out of curiosity, On the new Shwekey CD why didnt he do a Avrohom Fried Medley?
because fried released five zillion of them himself and they do eventually get boring (MBD also, but thats beside the point)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 14, 2017, 05:52:52 PM
Heres the latest in Jewish rap update (its insane how many frum rappers there are):
Hebro releases Shoshanat Yaakov




Lev King D releases Eternal - A purim song




Alliel and Moshe release Am Yisrael Chai



Ari Lesser relases Israel Apartheid



(this ones slightly older) Prodezra and Isaac Miracles release Rip The Heavens
https://jmusic.me/יצחק-ניסים-מארח-את-פרודעזרא-קרע-את-השמ/


Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 14, 2017, 06:01:22 PM
Heres the latest in Jewish rap update (its insane how many frum rappers there are):

Probably because it does not take tremendous talent to do mediocre rap.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 14, 2017, 06:03:49 PM
Probably because it does not take tremendous talent to do mediocre rap.
also isnt it interesting that theyre almost all chabadniks or breslovers? no litvaks seem to rap
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 14, 2017, 06:04:25 PM
Probably because it does not take tremendous talent to do mediocre rap.
Nosson Zand is very talentedthough
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 14, 2017, 06:07:24 PM
also isnt it interesting that theyre almost all chabadniks or breslovers? no litvaks seem to rap
Black Hattitude from back when.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 14, 2017, 06:07:53 PM
Nosson Zand is very talentedthough
one talented artist does not "so many" make.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on March 15, 2017, 09:41:36 AM
Shwekey wrote in the booklet that the songs he included were songs he grew up on. It is very possible that he just didn't have Fried tapes in his house growing up. I personally only had one Fried album in my house growing up.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yankee123 on March 15, 2017, 11:18:49 AM
Shwekey wrote in the booklet that the songs he included were songs he grew up on. It is very possible that he just didn't have Fried tapes in his house growing up. I personally only had one Fried album in my house growing up.

I would assume he's taking into consideration what he and other people grew up on. Also, how does anyone grow up with Jewish music of those times (or any times for that matter) and not have Avrohom Fried in the mix?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on March 15, 2017, 12:45:42 PM
If he was including what other people grew up on, he would've had Wald, Dachs (besides Chamol), Miami, etc. And don't forget that Sefardim may have different sensibilities than Ashkenazim.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on March 15, 2017, 02:59:02 PM
Black Hattitude from back when.
He's a yeki  :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 15, 2017, 04:18:13 PM
He's a yeki  :)
No such thing anymore
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on March 15, 2017, 08:48:16 PM
No such thing anymore
What is that supposed to mean?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: mike77 on March 15, 2017, 09:59:35 PM
What  is the best way to upload the latest on an mp3  if you don't  own the cds
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 15, 2017, 10:45:15 PM
What is that supposed to mean?
All the younger ones have joined one group or another.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on March 16, 2017, 01:34:07 PM
All the younger ones have joined one group or another.

Not necessarily. When's the last time you've visited the Shuls in Monsey or Washington Heights?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 16, 2017, 01:36:49 PM
Not necessarily. When's the last time you've visited the Shuls in Monsey or Washington Heights?
I used to daven in one weekly. That is where I am getting it from. Yes they keep the minhagim but they are no longer a distinct group.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 17, 2017, 05:18:26 AM
one talented artist does not "so many" make.
Here's another two talented jewish rappers:
Nissim Lemala just went live on amazon for all who preordered it (https://www.amazon.com/Lemala-Nissim/dp/B06XCMT683).

and a Jewish alternitave-rap group, Simple Man, just released a music video off their debut EP.


buy the album here: https://itun.es/us/oZjbib
spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/339esT5skoWpFYbr7teelh
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 19, 2017, 06:30:13 AM
This is weird:
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61obynyhdeL._SS500.jpg)
Amazon and spotify say this cd is from 2009 but the album art clearly says 2016!
Anyone know when its really frum?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 19, 2017, 08:01:08 AM
This is weird:
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61obynyhdeL._SS500.jpg)
Amazon and spotify say this cd is from 2009 but the album art clearly says 2016!
Anyone know when its really frum?
2009. The audio was published separately from the book in 2016
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 19, 2017, 08:37:32 AM
Thanks!
My new JM blog is up!
https://thatsfrum.blogspot.co.il/
tell me what you think!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 20, 2017, 12:54:00 PM
Filed in the "I was not expecting THAT" section, Dedi is coming out with a new album and has released a single from it:

http://jewishmusicreport.com/2017/03/19/new-single-bou-nesameach/
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: springles on March 20, 2017, 01:37:43 PM
I used to daven in one weekly. That is where I am getting it from. Yes they keep the minhagim but they are no longer a distinct group.
unfortunately that is pretty true. Even worse is that I see some Yekis that have stopped doing some of the minhagim
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on March 21, 2017, 05:10:07 PM
unfortunately that is pretty true. Even worse is that I see some Yekis that have stopped doing some of the minhagim

Much more than some. Some sort of inferiority complex going on there.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 24, 2017, 05:39:20 AM
Blatant Self-Promotion:
My blog is fully updated and looks great!
Check it out here: thatsfrum.tk (http://thatsfrum.tk) or thatsfrum.blogspot.com
like us on Facebook (facebook.com/thatsfrum) and share!
Please send me feedback at thatsfrum@gmail.com or on this board.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Emkay on March 24, 2017, 05:42:06 AM
Blatant Self-Promotion:
My blog is fully updated and looks great!
Check it out here: thatsfrum.tk (http://thatsfrum.tk) or thatsfrum.blogspot.com
like us on Facebook (facebook.com/thatsfrum) and share!
Please send me feedback at thatsfrum@gmail.com or on this board.
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Nothing that looks more legit?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on March 24, 2017, 05:44:16 AM
its a url shortening (i cant get .com for free)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Emkay on March 24, 2017, 05:47:26 AM
its a url shortening (i cant get .com for free)
.com's cost 99 cents for the first year and under $10 a year.
Not the biggest deal but many people associate .tk with  fraud.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on March 24, 2017, 08:50:39 AM
its a url shortening (i cant get .com for free)
How about .net .org .co .biz .co.il ........
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 31, 2017, 10:34:26 AM
Just because, here's an underrated song
https://youtu.be/NAA5hID3n2Y

And here's Benny  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmPF_jhQMDc)covering the same song.

Good Shabbos ya'll
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on April 02, 2017, 09:19:45 PM
For all those that were waiting on shpilkas for some of the new music to show up on Google Play Music streaming, 8th day and mulei simcha are finally up! Still waiting for beats 2.0, simchas hachaim, Lev tahor, project relax, Eitan katz (could be there are more but that's what I remember off the top of my head)....sigh....
And for those that might be interested lchaim tisch pesach (~ 2014) was also recently added. Happy listening!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: yudamaan on April 02, 2017, 11:29:27 PM
For all those that were waiting on shpilkas for some of the new music to show up on Google Play Music streaming, 8th day and mulei simcha are finally up! Still waiting for beats 2.0, simchas hachaim, Lev tahor, project relax, Eitan katz (could be there are more but that's what I remember off the top of my head)....sigh....
And for those that might be interested lchaim tisch pesach (~ 2014) was also recently added. Happy listening!
Can't seem to find lchaim tisch pesach
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on April 02, 2017, 11:32:47 PM
Can't seem to find lchaim tisch pesach
Search Yosef Moshe Kahana
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on April 03, 2017, 05:38:57 PM
Beats 2.0 is actually on Amazon Prime music free streaming ( I forgot what they call it)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: AROCKS1 on April 03, 2017, 07:31:43 PM
Beats 2.0 is actually on Amazon Prime music free streaming ( I forgot what they call it)
Thank you! I didn't even know I have that perk! I checked tidal and they also got updated with the same stuff that Google Play has, weird correlation...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on April 04, 2017, 01:24:45 PM
Many artists use a music service to manage their digital music- basicaly one company will put the artist's music on all the sites, and that company will get a cut. So it makes sense that the same music will show up on many unrelated sites at the same time, because the company (or maybe even the artist) just posted it across the whole spectrum.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on April 04, 2017, 09:43:16 PM
.com's cost 99 cents for the first year and under $10 a year.
Not the biggest deal but many people associate .tk with  fraud.
WE ARE UP! WWW.THATSFRUM.COM (http://WWW.THATSFRUM.COM)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on April 10, 2017, 12:35:33 AM


Wow! He has some voice!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on April 10, 2017, 01:10:22 PM
anyone have the words in English?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 19, 2017, 10:27:22 PM
If your into good old litvisheh songs this is a good one. (or if your clinically depressed..) perfect for sefirah

https://youtu.be/zVDu9h1X1OA
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on May 01, 2017, 04:03:10 PM
For sefira I just wrote a post for that's frum and yidwise called "the top 12 acapella songs you never heard" after I got bored of hearing the same 3 songs all sefira.
http://www.thatsfrum.com/2017/05/this-piece-originally-apperad-on-yidwise.html
Any DDFers want to share their thoughts?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on May 01, 2017, 08:09:07 PM
For sefira I just wrote a post for that's frum and yidwise called "the top 12 acapella songs you never heard" after I got bored of hearing the same 3 songs all sefira.
http://www.thatsfrum.com/2017/05/this-piece-originally-apperad-on-yidwise.html
Any DDFers want to share their thoughts?

Beautiful. Great writing and collection.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shmoe joe on May 01, 2017, 08:17:32 PM
For sefira I just wrote a post for that's frum and yidwise called "the top 12 acapella songs you never heard" after I got bored of hearing the same 3 songs all sefira.
http://www.thatsfrum.com/2017/05/this-piece-originally-apperad-on-yidwise.html
Any DDFers want to share their thoughts?
wow nice collection and beautiful write up. Thanks brother!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: 1234567 on May 03, 2017, 09:12:06 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipa_Schmeltzer

Forty kids?  Surinamese?

Someone is having fun with this.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on May 04, 2017, 10:47:39 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipa_Schmeltzer

Forty kids?  Surinamese?

Someone is having fun with this.
Zanvil Schmeltzer?? As far as I know his full name is Eliezer Lipa...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 04, 2017, 12:24:06 PM
For sefira I just wrote a post for that's frum and yidwise called "the top 12 acapella songs you never heard" after I got bored of hearing the same 3 songs all sefira.
http://www.thatsfrum.com/2017/05/this-piece-originally-apperad-on-yidwise.html
Any DDFers want to share their thoughts?

Nicely written.

I would add Kol Achai's a capella songs to the list. They did it before it was cool, and they don't do mock instrumentals or any of that stuff - just beautifully arranged vocals.

Here is Naar Hayiti:
https://soundcloud.com/ddf-sod/naar-hayiti
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on May 07, 2017, 09:03:08 AM
Nicely written.

I would add Kol Achai's a capella songs to the list. They did it before it was cool, and they don't do mock instrumentals or any of that stuff - just beautifully arranged vocals.

Here is Naar Hayiti:
https://soundcloud.com/ddf-sod/naar-hayiti
Maybe next year
I also wanted to add Meir Greens Nekudah SHel Ohr which was very well arranged for an israeli acapella song (I only heard it after I published the article)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on May 08, 2017, 08:32:49 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipa_Schmeltzer

Forty kids?  Surinamese?

Someone is having fun with this.
Schmeltzer tried to find work as a shlepper (entertainer) for weddings
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 09, 2017, 10:04:42 AM
For sefira I just wrote a post for that's frum and yidwise called "the top 12 acapella songs you never heard" after I got bored of hearing the same 3 songs all sefira.
http://www.thatsfrum.com/2017/05/this-piece-originally-apperad-on-yidwise.html
Any DDFers want to share their thoughts?
Great writing, though I am not familiar with most of the songs because I only listen to pure vocals accapella during Sefira. But it was enjoyable reading nevertheless.

One comment. You mentioned that Shabbosdige Oitzrois is hard to find. I bought it a few years ago as part of a Accapella collection MP3, I believe it was this one https://mostlymusic.com/products/lchaim-vocally-mp3-collection-cd?variant=835288177. It is also available on it's own from Mostly Music. https://mostlymusic.com/products/shabbosdige-oitzros-cd?variant=1037287665
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 16, 2017, 09:54:19 AM
Opinion piece written by a friend of mine.

http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2017/05/opinion-why-i-only-listen-to-jewish-music.html
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: shlonx on May 16, 2017, 03:57:24 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipa_Schmeltzer

Forty kids?  Surinamese?

Someone is having fun with this.

Maybe they're referring to the "הייב אויף דיינע הענטעלעך" on the Shmorg from Oorah, where he sings it in several languages...
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 17, 2017, 01:28:37 PM
Opinion piece written by a friend of mine.

http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2017/05/opinion-why-i-only-listen-to-jewish-music.html
Yona bellar doesn't exist
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on May 17, 2017, 01:30:51 PM
Yona bellar doesn't exist

THis chochom

This is a letter in the Voice around half a year ago:



To my fellow Lakewooders,

    I’m writing this letter to address an issue that has recently become a major concern, and can affect a lot of residents of this great city, therefore I consider it my obligation to alert anyone who may otherwise not grasp the severity of the issue.

    It is no secret that the price of housing in Lakewood has skyrocketed. Houses that just two or three ago were on the market for already exorbitant rates are now going for a hundred thousand dollars more (or even more!). In prime areas, houses that were sold for 400k or 450k now neighbor homes that are on the market for 700k! The seemingly endless amount of new developments (not the subject of this letter, sorry) haven’t managed to make a dent in stinting the market prices.

All this isn’t news.

What may seem surprising is that people are still buying houses. But to most readers, that is no shock at all. After all, having a place to live is a necessity, and rent costs good money, so why pay for your landlord’s mortgage if you can be putting that money towards your own. So people will scrape together a down payment, and look for the cheapest house they can find within the proximity of their standards (location, size, crowd, etc.). They will then figure out exactly how much their monthly payments will amount to, and budget it out to the penny. X amount from the paycheck, X amount from the Kollel check, X amount from the basement tenant, etc. And then, with a to-the-penny plan and a good dose of Emunah, they proceed to purchase the house.

This too is not news.

So what prompted me to sit down and write this letter? As I mentioned at the onset, there is something newsworthy, something new that warrants our attention.

The issue is that there is a flaw in the reasoning of these homebuyers. A flaw that is caused by a new phenomenon, something unprecedented that people fail to take into account.

Dependable basement income no longer exists! The ability to rent out the basement isn’t a given anymore, and it cannot possibly be relied upon as a source of money to cover the monthly mortgage payment. Not even near-reliable!

If you would but open up the local publication that lists the rentals available, you would be confronted by pages upon pages of listings. In last week’s edition, there were 542 listings, spread across seventeen pages! (Yes, I counted.) A mere two years ago there was less than one full page of listings! The bulletin boards in BMG are inundated with “basement available” signs, now accounting for a majority of all signs, when not too long ago they were relegated to but small corners of the board. The “epidemic” of vacancies is so widespread that people have been coming up with creative ways to try to lure people into checking out their apartments. A recent sign on a Yeshiva bulletin actually had an inset on it that stated: “Ask about free Eretz Yisroel trip!” That’s just an indication how extensive this problem really is.

Why is this so?

The simple explanation is that the overabundance of new houses created an imbalance in the infrastructure. Every basement dweller who buys and moves into a new house leaves two basements empty, the one he just moved out of, plus the basement of the house he just bought. The only way to support that is if the demographic of new basement renters (usually newly married couples) is growing faster than that of the house buyers. Because house buyers must rent out their basement indefinitely, while basement renters generally only stay in basements for a few years, the size of their demographic must be growing a lot faster in order to keep the market balanced. Although it’s possible that it is indeed growing faster, it evidently is not “faster enough” to keep up with the overwhelming amount of new houses.

Many readers will now roll their eyes and allow their familiarity of precedents to discredit my claim away from ever touching upon their conscience. They will wave away the concern as a mere temporary phase, pointing to “the cycle of Lakewood rentals” as justification for this pattern. (“The cycle of Lakewood rentals” refers to a cycle that in the past has always proven itself true in Lakewood: rentals would be scarce, and then a wave of new developments would be completed, thereby leaving an abundance of available basements. Those would slowly fill up, again leading to a shortage of available basements, but only until the next wave of developments were completed. Most young individuals will remember “when I got married, there were hardly any available basements” or “when I got married, there were tons of available basements.”)

But even if they will consider the number of houses being built as normal, it still cannot be pinned on a precedent! Because there is something new that has completely disrupted the cycle.

That something is Jackson.

Jackson presents a unique opportunity to many who otherwise can’t afford houses, to actually buy a house. While I don’t know the exact numbers, there is a substantial amount of people moving to Jackson, most who, I think it is safe to assume, would otherwise be renters in Lakewood. (I am not intentionally omitting Toms River, Howell, and Brick, it’s just that Jackson seems to have the biggest movement and the least hurdles.) And when you’re sucking such a significant number of renters out of an already busting rental market, the result is a deluge of vacancies.

(Please note, that this issue affects people wishing to rent out the main floors possibly just as much as it affects basement renters, because some of the buyers in Jackson would otherwise be renting houses in Lakewood. And even though there’s a smaller market of house rentals, there’s also a smaller pool of clients.)

The extreme abundance of availabilities has begun to drive rental prices down, thus creating somewhat of an additional attraction toward basements, but even so there is still a tremendous overabundance. If the trend continues, while it may draw back potential Jackson-buyers, it will nevertheless result in the basement income becoming inadequate to ever cover the gap in the mortgage payment.

And so my fellow Lakewooders, I implore you, please don’t fall into the trap! Don’t get yourself straddled into a situation that can so easily lead to total financial disaster. Just because your siblings all did it ten, five, or even two years ago, and have not (yet) had issues, doesn’t conjecture that you too can do the same. Don’t allow yourself to be persuaded into a commitment of 500k, 550k, or 600k, prices that can only be justified because of the rentable basements (if at all), when you will very possibly (or can I even say probably?) have tremendous difficulty filling that basement. Countless sleepless nights and untold mental anguish can all be avoided, if you consider the difficulties carefully instead of blindly jumping in.

Don’t be fooled by people who tell you that it is a mere passing phase. Jackson has an indefinite amount of houses, with more becoming available as the previous ones are bought. If the prices in the more sought out areas begin to go up, there is always the next neighborhood, and then the next. Many Jackson residents are eager to sell, and for the foreseeable future there is an adequate amount of houses to continue being a threat to Lakewood buyers seeking to rent their basements, if not enough to actually accelerate the problem. Al Pi Derech Hateva, Jackson is here to stay.

A probable result of this problem will be a big dip in prices of Lakewood houses, partly to reflect the risk, and also (if not primarily) because people (or at least most people) will stop buying such expensive houses with no reliable renters. That may very well happen. But for someone who jumps in now, it will forever be too late.

-Yona Bellar
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 17, 2017, 01:34:47 PM
Yona bellar doesn't exist

A chossid once did something he needed a tikun for, but was too embarrassed to admit. He went into a yechidus with the Rebbe Rashab (iirc) and said, "my friend did kach v'kach and is looking for a tikun."

The Rebbe answered, "Why didn't your friend just come in and say his friend needs a tikun?"
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 17, 2017, 02:35:03 PM
THis chochom
It's YitzyS's friend
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on May 17, 2017, 03:27:19 PM
THis chochom
Or this Chochem
On the subject of the Voice, Yona Bellar struck again (he's the Voice Rewards guy) with a very funny letter but it had nothing to do with Voice Rewards.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: snagger on May 22, 2017, 12:07:06 PM
When is mbd's new album supposed to be released?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on May 22, 2017, 02:03:10 PM
Months ago
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on May 23, 2017, 11:19:20 AM
When is mbd's new album supposed to be released?
Shloshes Yemei Hagvala
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yankee123 on May 23, 2017, 12:22:17 PM
wasn't the last CD supposed to be the last?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 23, 2017, 01:02:58 PM
wasn't the last CD supposed to be the last?

The last 5
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on May 24, 2017, 08:10:10 AM
As I believe was mentioned upthread, MBD's last album was indeed supposed to be his last, because he wasn't making enough money off albums due to copying, but he ended up making way more than he anticipated. He pinned that on the fact that the album was much more Yeshivish/Chassidish (less modern) than his previous few albums, and therefore attracted a clientele who generally don't copy CDs. He therefore decided to put out another CD in the same style. This is the story that was going around a few years back.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on May 24, 2017, 09:26:37 AM
As I believe was mentioned upthread, MBD's last album was indeed supposed to be his last, because he wasn't making enough money off albums due to copying, but he ended up making way more than he anticipated. He pinned that on the fact that the album was much more Yeshivish/Chassidish (less modern) than his previous few albums, and therefore attracted a clientele who generally don't copy CDs. He therefore decided to put out another CD in the same style. This is the story that was going around a few years back.
Same story written from a different perspective:

MBD's last album was supposed to have been his last since he convinced himself that he wouldn't make enough money off of albums anymore due to the recent ease of copying which he assumed would mean fewer albums sold. In the end his assumptions were proven wrong and he made way more than his premise would have allowed. Cogitive dissonance caused him to ignore the obvious fact that copying isn't the problem he thought it was and pin it on it being more yeshivish/chassidish and attracted a clientele which he assumed without evidence that it was because they generally do not copy CDs. He therefore thinks that by putting out a CD in the same style he will have the same results.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 24, 2017, 10:22:12 AM
Same story written from a different perspective:

MBD's last album was supposed to have been his last since he convinced himself that he wouldn't make enough money off of albums anymore due to the recent ease of copying which he assumed would mean fewer albums sold. In the end his assumptions were proven wrong and he made way more than his premise would have allowed. Cogitive dissonance caused him to ignore the obvious fact that copying isn't the problem he thought it was and pin it on it being more yeshivish/chassidish and attracted a clientele which he assumed without evidence that it was because they generally do not copy CDs. He therefore thinks that by putting out a CD in the same style he will have the same results.

My response was just going to be a quote from a Country Yossi song - "They all started laughing"
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Iz on May 24, 2017, 11:47:13 AM
Same story written from a different perspective:

MBD's last album was supposed to have been his last since he convinced himself that he wouldn't make enough money off of albums anymore due to the recent ease of copying which he assumed would mean fewer albums sold. In the end his assumptions were proven wrong and he made way more than his premise would have allowed. Cogitive dissonance caused him to ignore the obvious fact that copying isn't the problem he thought it was and pin it on it being more yeshivish/chassidish and attracted a clientele which he assumed without evidence that it was because they generally do not copy CDs. He therefore thinks that by putting out a CD in the same style he will have the same results.
What is the non-CD explanation?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: damaxer91 on May 25, 2017, 09:46:05 PM
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 29, 2017, 07:27:12 PM
https://youtu.be/w8hdNuK-hrg

Album drops on Sunday
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Essen est zich on May 29, 2017, 09:08:59 PM
Has anyone listened to Nissim Black's new CD lemala?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ben89 on May 30, 2017, 12:23:51 AM
Does anyone know how I could download or listen to mbd's ko keili. Anybody singing it, just his tune.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: nolahy on May 30, 2017, 12:36:37 AM
spotify has it
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ben89 on May 30, 2017, 08:29:39 AM
spotify has it
dont see it there
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on May 31, 2017, 02:32:53 PM
Has anyone listened to Nissim Black's new CD lemala?
I have. it's excellent if you like the style (pop-rap).
I hope to have a review up on the album eventually on thatsfrum.com (http://thatsfrum.com), but I'm awfully busy.
An aside: This is JM Music's most underrated resource: https://yidwise.blogspot.co.il/p/upcoming.html (https://yidwise.blogspot.co.il/p/upcoming.html) an excellent well updated compendium of new JM albums.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Emkay on May 31, 2017, 03:11:30 PM
Has anyone listened to Nissim Black's new CD lemala?
Yes. Enjoyed it a lot.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 02, 2017, 05:54:40 AM
Shivi Keller just released a new cd. Anyone remember him?
https://shivikeller.bandcamp.com/album/et-ratzon
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on June 02, 2017, 08:59:12 AM
No
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on June 04, 2017, 06:20:38 PM
It's crazy how MBD's album is only out for a few hours, and it's already being sent around all over the place.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ben89 on June 04, 2017, 06:23:56 PM
It's crazy how MBD's album is only out for a few hours, and it's already being sent around all over the place.
whats the new album?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on June 04, 2017, 06:42:02 PM
whats the new album?
https://mostlymusic.com/collections/frontpage/products/mordechai-ben-david-tzeaka
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: YitzyS on June 04, 2017, 07:18:50 PM
Besides MBD, there's another new notable album - Sympinny. It's a Beats style album with Yumi Lowy. No comment yet on the quality etc.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: User6669 on June 05, 2017, 06:34:38 AM
Besides MBD, there's another new notable album - Sympinny. It's a Beats style album with Yumi Lowy. No comment yet on the quality etc.

First impression isn't great here.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 05, 2017, 09:58:49 AM
I didn't like the new MBD nor Simpinny. My favorite new frוm album is this highly obscure one:
https://yehonathanshlomo.bandcamp.com/album/seara-chadasha
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: chaimmayer on June 05, 2017, 10:08:39 AM
Do you like anything from that genre or do you only like alternative rap type stuff?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 05, 2017, 10:15:14 AM
of course! I loved MBD's Efshar Letakan, and more recently, Yonatan Razel's new album. I don't like rap all that much; it's the Israeli music that really gets me going.
I do despise any Jewish CD which unnecessarily uses trumpets.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Iz on June 05, 2017, 10:29:31 AM
I do despise any Jewish CD which unnecessarily uses fake music.
FTFM :D
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 05, 2017, 10:36:14 AM
Agreed! 100%
(yes, there are rap cds with real music - Yaakov Kafka's Simple Man -
)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 05, 2017, 10:59:19 AM
I didn't like the new MBD nor Simpinny. My favorite new frוm album is this highly obscure one:
https://yehonathanshlomo.bandcamp.com/album/seara-chadasha

I know I'm not the only one, but an album needs time before I will say I like or dislike it. So many albums seem weak at first, and really grow on me. It is rare that a song or album is great from the get go.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 05, 2017, 11:01:07 AM
I hear. But I can usually tell what albums will grow on me (shwekey usually yes, MBD - none yet)
BTW which post was the best ever?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 05, 2017, 11:05:31 AM
I hear. But I can usually tell what albums will grow on me (shwekey usually yes, MBD - none yet)
BTW which post was the best ever?

just recently - Avraham Fried's latest was meh for me. Listened a bit more, and it is a terrific album.

Using the advanced search you can search for that phrase by Freddie and you should be able to dig it up.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: etech0 on June 05, 2017, 11:10:00 AM
I hear. But I can usually tell what albums will grow on me (shwekey usually yes, MBD - none yet)
BTW which post was the best ever?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5531.msg1614788#msg1614788
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 05, 2017, 11:22:17 AM
of course! I loved MBD's Efshar Letakan, and more recently, Yonatan Razel's new album. I don't like rap all that much; it's the Israeli music that really gets me going.
I do despise any Jewish CD which unnecessarily uses trumpets.

Don't you dare try take away the trumpets - you'll wipe out my entire library!

In all seriousness - your answer to whether you like the genre is to mention an album more than a decade old. That's not exactly oozing fandom, which is fine, but be honest. I've reviewed a bunch of albums here, but never reviewed singers or styles I'm not a fan of. Why would I tell you I think Shwekey's latest album wasn't great if I never liked any of his albums?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 05, 2017, 11:27:12 AM
In all seriousness - your answer to whether you like the genre is to mention an album more than a decade old. That's not exactly oozing fandom, which is fine, but be honest. I've reviewed a bunch of albums here, but never reviewed singers or styles I'm not a fan of. Why would I tell you I think Shwekey's latest album wasn't great if I never liked any of his albums?
If I'm trying to defend MBD, I'm practically forced to quote albums that are decades old! There are only two other albums of his that are newer and if I didn't like either of them, I'm out of luck! I greatly enjoyed many older MBD songs and albums as well - though the arrangements are reflective of their times.
I never give opinions on artists who don't have anything I like - notice how I have yet to bring up Avraham Fried?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 05, 2017, 11:29:21 AM
If I'm trying to defend MBD, I'm practically forced to quote albums that are decades old! There are only two other albums of his that are newer and if I didn't like either of them, I'm out of luck! I greatly enjoyed many older MBD songs and albums as well - though the arrangements are reflective of their times.
I never give opinions on artists who don't have anything I like - notice how I have yet to bring up Avraham Fried?

Mordechai Ben David is not a genre. You'd find him in mafteach ishim, not mafteach inyanim.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 05, 2017, 11:32:37 AM
I referenced an MBD in my reply because we were reviewing his album and chaimmeyer asked if I like anything that style. I thought safest to go with that specific artist in answering myself.
BTW, Efshar letaken is very similar genre-wise to Tzaakah.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: whYME on June 05, 2017, 02:07:47 PM
I don't like rap all that much
lol
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Suave on June 05, 2017, 09:57:13 PM
What do you guys think about this?

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 05, 2017, 11:47:38 PM
What do you guys think about this?


I love the tune, the music and the vocals.

 The lyrics can use some help, (Lifeguard, drone?)  :)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: asd on June 09, 2017, 04:53:31 PM
How is the new MBD album ?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 12, 2017, 01:52:50 PM
How is the new MBD album ?
on first listen - decent, after 5 listens it's pretty good.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Essen est zich on June 12, 2017, 03:00:29 PM
Got this on WhatsApp today... http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/593ee4cb4a834/VID-20170612-WA0013.mp4 (http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/593ee4cb4a834/VID-20170612-WA0013.mp4)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ygygold on June 13, 2017, 11:50:24 AM
on first listen - decent, after 5 listens it's pretty good.

Couldn't agree more. At first I was even a bit disappointed. But it grew on me, and you can't beat MBD's voice. No matter quality of music or the song selection.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 13, 2017, 12:12:46 PM
Tza'akah - A [Quiet] Review

MBD’s latest offering is great listen. Even if he can’t reproduce the magic and brilliance of his heyday, Tza’akah is a well rounded mix of fun, beautiful music.

Much like MBD’S last few albums, Tza’akah has Yeedle written all over it. Yeedle is a master of producing music that is eminently listenable, catchy, and singable. The album is replete with wordless oys and yos; ooohs, aahhs and nah nah nahs, the kind that you might burst into singing anywhere from he shower to grocery store. 

Many of the songs have parts which are reminiscent of MBD and Avraham Fried songs of old, including Keser Meluchah and Ashrei Haish* — though they are given more modern, and at times electronic, arrangements. 

I love the ballads on the album. They are pretty songs, sung beautifully, and arranged even better. Hinei Yamim is the most “dramatic” of the bunch, with a full orchestral and choir backing. My personal favorite, even though it highlights MBD’s fading vocals, is “Hineni Rofeh Loch,” which quickly took up residence in my head and is showing no signs of leaving. Ve’anpoho Nehirin and Yaaleh are classics in that you’ll feel you have heard them before, but they are all beautiful songs.
In Psach Lanu Shaar, a pleasant ballad dressed as more of a kumzitz song — we get a cameo from Motti Steinmetz, who, if Youtube is to be trusted, seems to be someone MBD really enjoys singing with.

Overall, the theme is pleasant, singable songs. Even the uptempo songs, like Kol Haneshama and Bo’ee Kallah, remain soft and almost relaxing, with none quite hitting “rock” territory or getting to fast and furious.

The true strong point of the album is the music. A forgettable song like “Havel Havalim” is given a great swingy, jazzy arrangement that makes it loads of fun. The same goes for Kavsah Achas — just a fantastic arrangement to an otherwise “meh” song, thought that nah nah nah is going to be heard all over the place.

The biggest weakness of the album is how repetitive it is. Most songs have a handful of words which get repeated over and over again. If the music wasn’t as good as it is, it would be difficult to listen to some of these songs.

The one perplexing song to me is the title track, Tza’akah, which seems to me like it was a ballad put put to a fast disco beat, and I’m not a fan. I would love to hear the song redone much slower with a more acoustic arrangement — any takers?

While the album doesn’t have any truly standout songs, all told it is a wonderful, solid album that gets better with each listen.

*One hook in Ashrei Ha’ish bears a striking resemblance to “Blurred Lines,” which I did not appreciate (not least because it made me and my crack team of goyish music researchers go find which song was tugging at my memory).

Other reviews by yours truly: Shmueli 2 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1546441#msg1546441), Inner Flame (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1172507;topicseen#msg1172507), Bishvili (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1170265;topicseen#msg1170265),  Fill the World with Light (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1615052#msg1615052)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 14, 2017, 07:30:53 AM
Tza'akah - A [Quiet] Review

MBD’s latest offering is great listen. Even if he can’t reproduce the magic and brilliance of his heyday, Tza’akah is a well rounded mix of fun, beautiful music.

Much like MBD’S last few albums, Tza’akah has Yeedle written all over it. Yeedle is a master of producing music that is eminently listenable, catchy, and singable. The album is replete with wordless oys and yos; ooohs, aahhs and nah nah nahs, the kind that you might burst into singing anywhere from he shower to grocery store.

Many of the songs have parts which are reminiscent of MBD and Avraham Fried songs of old, including Keser Meluchah and Ashrei Haish* — though they are given more modern, and at times electronic, arrangements.

I love the ballads on the album. They are pretty songs, sung beautifully, and arranged even better. Hinei Yamim is the most “dramatic” of the bunch, with a full orchestral and choir backing. My personal favorite, even though it highlights MBD’s fading vocals, is “Hineni Rofeh Loch,” which quickly took up residence in my head and is showing no signs of leaving. Ve’anpoho Nehirin and Yaaleh are classics in that you’ll feel you have heard them before, but they are all beautiful songs.
In Psach Lanu Shaar, a pleasant ballad dressed as more of a kumzitz song — we get a cameo from Motti Steinmetz, who, if Youtube is to be trusted, seems to be someone MBD really enjoys singing with.

Overall, the theme is pleasant, singable songs. Even the uptempo songs, like Kol Haneshama and Bo’ee Kallah, remain soft and almost relaxing, with none quite hitting “rock” territory or getting to fast and furious.

The true strong point of the album is the music. A forgettable song like “Havel Havalim” is given a great swingy, jazzy arrangement that makes it loads of fun. The same goes for Kavsah Achas — just a fantastic arrangement to an otherwise “meh” song, thought that nah nah nah is going to be heard all over the place.

The biggest weakness of the album is how repetitive it is. Most songs have a handful of words which get repeated over and over again. If the music wasn’t as good as it is, it would be difficult to listen to some of these songs.

The one perplexing song to me is the title track, Tza’akah, which seems to me like it was a ballad put put to a fast disco beat, and I’m not a fan. I would love to hear the song redone much slower with a more acoustic arrangement — any takers?

While the album doesn’t have any truly standout songs, all told it is a wonderful, solid album that gets better with each listen.

*One hook in Ashrei Ha’ish bears a striking resemblance to “Blurred Lines,” which I did not appreciate (not least because it made me and my crack team of goyish music researchers go find which song was tugging at my memory).

Other reviews by yours truly: Shmueli 2 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1546441#msg1546441), Inner Flame (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1172507;topicseen#msg1172507), Bishvili (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1170265;topicseen#msg1170265),  Fill the World with Light (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1615052#msg1615052)
Yehuda57, can I post this review on That'sFrum?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 14, 2017, 07:56:03 AM
Yehuda57, can I post this review on That'sFrum?
Pm
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: good sam on June 14, 2017, 09:11:29 AM
What do you guys think about this?


Like.

I think the dedication is to the girl who took her life. Assuming that she was the inspiration as well.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: joe1234 on June 14, 2017, 09:24:37 AM
How long until mbd's new album will be available on amazon digital?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Essen est zich on June 15, 2017, 12:24:40 PM
Does anyone have a Spotify playlist that they can share that they put together of great jewish music/top hits? Tia.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 21, 2017, 03:44:00 PM
Yehuda57, can I post this review on That'sFrum?

That does that count as a "like"?  :P
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aro123 on June 21, 2017, 04:39:42 PM
How long until mbd's new album will be available on amazon digital?
It is available to buy as mp3 download
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: aygart on June 21, 2017, 05:02:19 PM
It is available to buy as mp3 download
And is a part of Unlimited.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 22, 2017, 04:16:24 PM
Song of the Day:

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 26, 2017, 08:16:02 AM
New review on Nachas 2 Emes up on ThatsFrum
http://www.thatsfrum.com/2017/06/nachas-emes-recaptures-spirit-of-the-chevra-album-review.html
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: TheAsh on June 27, 2017, 11:50:41 AM
New review on Nachas 2 Emes up on ThatsFrum
http://www.thatsfrum.com/2017/06/nachas-emes-recaptures-spirit-of-the-chevra-album-review.html
I think its probably my best written piece yet.
Anyone have any thoughts?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: ygygold on June 27, 2017, 12:00:23 PM
I think its probably my best written piece yet.
Anyone have any thoughts?

While I don't enjoy his music, I loved your review!
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 27, 2017, 12:07:20 PM
I think its probably my best written piece yet.
Anyone have any thoughts?

I have lots of thoughts. When I have a few minutes, and can figure out how to put them without being too harsh on some singers and performers, I'll share. But I will say you made your case very well.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 27, 2017, 03:41:01 PM
Tza'akah - A [Quiet] Review

MBD’s latest offering is great listen. Even if he can’t reproduce the magic and brilliance of his heyday, Tza’akah is a well rounded mix of fun, beautiful music.

Much like MBD’S last few albums, Tza’akah has Yeedle written all over it. Yeedle is a master of producing music that is eminently listenable, catchy, and singable. The album is replete with wordless oys and yos; ooohs, aahhs and nah nah nahs, the kind that you might burst into singing anywhere from he shower to grocery store.

Many of the songs have parts which are reminiscent of MBD and Avraham Fried songs of old, including Keser Meluchah and Ashrei Haish* — though they are given more modern, and at times electronic, arrangements.

I love the ballads on the album. They are pretty songs, sung beautifully, and arranged even better. Hinei Yamim is the most “dramatic” of the bunch, with a full orchestral and choir backing. My personal favorite, even though it highlights MBD’s fading vocals, is “Hineni Rofeh Loch,” which quickly took up residence in my head and is showing no signs of leaving. Ve’anpoho Nehirin and Yaaleh are classics in that you’ll feel you have heard them before, but they are all beautiful songs.
In Psach Lanu Shaar, a pleasant ballad dressed as more of a kumzitz song — we get a cameo from Motti Steinmetz, who, if Youtube is to be trusted, seems to be someone MBD really enjoys singing with.

Overall, the theme is pleasant, singable songs. Even the uptempo songs, like Kol Haneshama and Bo’ee Kallah, remain soft and almost relaxing, with none quite hitting “rock” territory or getting to fast and furious.

The true strong point of the album is the music. A forgettable song like “Havel Havalim” is given a great swingy, jazzy arrangement that makes it loads of fun. The same goes for Kavsah Achas — just a fantastic arrangement to an otherwise “meh” song, thought that nah nah nah is going to be heard all over the place.

The biggest weakness of the album is how repetitive it is. Most songs have a handful of words which get repeated over and over again. If the music wasn’t as good as it is, it would be difficult to listen to some of these songs.

The one perplexing song to me is the title track, Tza’akah, which seems to me like it was a ballad put put to a fast disco beat, and I’m not a fan. I would love to hear the song redone much slower with a more acoustic arrangement — any takers?

While the album doesn’t have any truly standout songs, all told it is a wonderful, solid album that gets better with each listen.

*One hook in Ashrei Ha’ish bears a striking resemblance to “Blurred Lines,” which I did not appreciate (not least because it made me and my crack team of goyish music researchers go find which song was tugging at my memory).

Other reviews by yours truly: Shmueli 2 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1546441#msg1546441), Inner Flame (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1172507;topicseen#msg1172507), Bishvili (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1170265;topicseen#msg1170265),  Fill the World with Light (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52133.msg1615052#msg1615052)
First of all, as usual, unbelievable review.

Why don't you mention the song "father"? IMO it's the best song on the album. MBD's voice is so clear and fresh. The lyrics are brilliant (I don't understand how Lipa can sometimes be so brilliant, and sometimes so foolish?).

Also Yaaleh's high part is extremely original, I wouldn't include it in the "are classics in that you’ll feel you have heard them before" category.
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 27, 2017, 03:50:14 PM
First of all, as usual, unbelievable review.

Why don't you mention the song "father"? IMO it's the best song on the album. MBD's voice is so clear and fresh. The lyrics are brilliant (I don't understand how Lipa can sometimes be so brilliant, and sometimes so foolish?).

Also Yaaleh's high part is extremely original, I wouldn't include it in the "are classics in that you’ll feel you have heard them before" category.
+1
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yankee123 on June 27, 2017, 03:52:37 PM
First of all, as usual, unbelievable review.

Why don't you mention the song "father"? IMO it's the best song on the album. MBD's voice is so clear and fresh. The lyrics are brilliant (I don't understand how Lipa can sometimes be so brilliant, and sometimes so foolish?).

Also Yaaleh's high part is extremely original, I wouldn't include it in the "are classics in that you’ll feel you have heard them before" category.

Dont know anything about the CD. What does Lipa have to do with it? is he featured in it or did he compose it?
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 27, 2017, 03:55:08 PM
First of all, as usual, unbelievable review.
Thanks!
Why don't you mention the song "father"? IMO it's the best song on the album. MBD's voice is so clear and fresh. The lyrics are brilliant (I don't understand how Lipa can sometimes be so brilliant, and sometimes so foolish?).
It is a good song, with a very pretty melody. But it is quite personal, and didn't really do much for me. I'm not exactly walking around humming a song about David Werdiger. I dunno, I just didn't really know what to do with it, so I left it out.

Lipa is a master lyricist, and fantastically creative musically too. IMHO, he loses his brilliance when he tries too hard to be what he is not. Lipa the badchan is fantastic, Lipa the Hassidic Lady Gaga is cringetastic.

Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 27, 2017, 03:55:35 PM
Dont know anything about the CD. What does Lipa have to do with it? is he featured in it or did he compose it?
Lipa wrote the lyrics to the song about Reb David Werdyger. It's beautiful.
 
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 27, 2017, 03:56:59 PM
Thanks!It is a good song, with a very pretty melody. But it is quite personal, and didn't really do much for me. I'm not exactly walking around humming a song about David Werdiger. I dunno, I just didn't really know what to do with it, so I left it out.

Lipa is a master lyricist, and fantastically creative musically too. IMHO, he loses his brilliance when he tries too hard to be what he is not. Lipa the badchan is fantastic, Lipa the Hassidic Lady Gaga is cringetastic.
Did you read the long article in the jacket explaining all the lyrics? It became my favorite, only after reading that.
Also, a big portion is about David Werdiger - the holocaust survivor, which is something personal to all of us.

Very rarely does a song move me every time I hear it. This song does. (The last song I can remember to do that for me, is Benny Friedman's Besheim Hashem/Lo Sira, whis is IMHO the best Jewish song of the decade.)
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 27, 2017, 03:59:14 PM
Thanks!It is a good song, with a very pretty melody. But it is quite personal, and didn't really do much for me. I'm not exactly walking around humming a song about David Werdiger. I dunno, I just didn't really know what to do with it, so I left it out.

Lipa is a master lyricist, and fantastically creative musically too. IMHO, he loses his brilliance when he tries too hard to be what he is not. Lipa the badchan is fantastic, Lipa the Hassidic Lady Gaga is cringetastic.
It's a presonal song about a person that the majority of the people listening to his music feel like they know
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Baruch on June 27, 2017, 04:03:28 PM
Lipa the badchan is fantastic, Lipa the Hassidic Lady Gaga is cringetastic.
To quote freddie "@Yehuda57, that is the best post ever."
Title: Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 27, 2017, 04:06:15 PM
Did you read the long article in the jacket explaining all the lyrics? It became my favorite, only after reading that.

I hadn't, thanks for mentioning it - WOW!