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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1935 on: May 07, 2020, 10:11:32 PM »
great acapella
seeing those two words together feels so wrong.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1936 on: May 07, 2020, 11:11:58 PM »


Lol, thats why i posted a link to a song that i actually enjoy.

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1937 on: May 07, 2020, 11:13:07 PM »
@Yehuda57 

Not exactly sure which post you are pinging me for, but if anything it should be for the one after yours

seeing those two words together feels so wrong.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1938 on: May 07, 2020, 11:16:47 PM »
I'm not. I just wish he did a better job imitating instruments. AKA Pella and Six13 are still the gold standards, IMHO.

Point taken. I seem to have focused my attention on the electronic-sounding stuff and percussion that sounded exactly like music and totally overlooked the imitation of instruments that is quite obviously vocals trying to imitate instruments.

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1939 on: May 07, 2020, 11:18:11 PM »
Not exactly sure which post you are pinging me for, but if anything it should be for the one after yours
Thinking the one right before his

I'm assuming he meant this
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1940 on: May 07, 2020, 11:28:48 PM »
I can't seem to quote it, but regarding waking up in the morning and finishing an acapella album by night, Benny Friedman actually did his in two days.  And it's been sitting solidly at number 1 on iTunes (World) for days.  What Doni Gross can do!  (BTW, for whoever was listing albums that are all genuine vocals, slow, Jewish, etc. for the three weeks, add this one to the list.)
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1941 on: May 07, 2020, 11:38:17 PM »
Singers trying to cover Ishay Ribo are like vegetarians trying to make burgers out of tofu.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1942 on: May 08, 2020, 04:53:23 PM »
I can't seem to quote it, but regarding waking up in the morning and finishing an acapella album by night, Benny Friedman actually did his in two days.  And it's been sitting solidly at number 1 on iTunes (World) for days.  What Doni Gross can do!  (BTW, for whoever was listing albums that are all genuine vocals, slow, Jewish, etc. for the three weeks, add this one to the list.)
+1 for this album.

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1943 on: May 08, 2020, 05:08:02 PM »
I can't seem to quote it, but regarding waking up in the morning and finishing an acapella album by night, Benny Friedman actually did his in two days.  And it's been sitting solidly at number 1 on iTunes (World) for days.  What Doni Gross can do!  (BTW, for whoever was listing albums that are all genuine vocals, slow, Jewish, etc. for the three weeks, add this one to the list.)
Doni Gross is a maestro. (Benny is obviously no slouch either...)

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1944 on: May 10, 2020, 09:12:42 AM »
Singers trying to cover Ishay Ribo are like vegetarians trying to make burgers out of tofu.

Couldn't agree more.
But what is one to do when his favorite food is a burger and he's allergic to meat?

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1945 on: May 10, 2020, 09:15:37 AM »
Couldn't agree more.
But what is one to do when his favorite food is a burger and he's allergic to meat?
Let them eat cake
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1946 on: May 10, 2020, 02:31:43 PM »
I can't seem to quote it, but regarding waking up in the morning and finishing an acapella album by night, Benny Friedman actually did his in two days.  And it's been sitting solidly at number 1 on iTunes (World) for days.  What Doni Gross can do!  (BTW, for whoever was listing albums that are all genuine vocals, slow, Jewish, etc. for the three weeks, add this one to the list.)
+1 for this album.
Doni Gross is a maestro. (Benny is obviously no slouch either...)
Listened to the sampler on YT, as well as the individual track samples on Amazon. From what I could hear, every song sounded the same. Plus, the 'choir' backing was just essentially humming the melody and that's it. Was ready to go ahead and buy it with no-rush credits, but having listened a bit, I'm hesitant.

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Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1947 on: May 10, 2020, 02:37:00 PM »
Listened to the sampler on YT, as well as the individual track samples on Amazon. From what I could hear, every song sounded the same. Plus, the 'choir' backing was just essentially humming the melody and that's it. Was ready to go ahead and buy it with no-rush credits, but having listened a bit, I'm hesitant.
Doni Gross' acapella albums generally are like that; he's going for a simple, wholesome cover of the original song. No fancy "beats" etc. The harmonies are subtle and impeccable.

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1948 on: May 10, 2020, 02:51:26 PM »
Doni Gross' acapella albums generally are like that; he's going for a simple, wholesome cover of the original song. No fancy "beats" etc. The harmonies are subtle and impeccable.
I know what they're like - see above where I referenced the Kumzitz in the Rain series. I'm not looking for voices mimicking instruments, but if the whole thing is him singing the songs with a choir in the background singing the same melody, that would be a no from me. Truth is though, I just went back to the DG produced sampler (on YT) and that sounds much more diverse than the (likely auto-generated) sample clips on Amazon, which are probably just selected from the earlier/simpler parts of the songs.

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1949 on: May 10, 2020, 03:16:33 PM »
Doni Gross is a maestro. (Benny is obviously no slouch either...)
Listen to his stuff with headphones, when you can get the full stereo effect. Magnificent sound.
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