Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ani Maamin • Amudei Shaish

This is just a fresh slice of red and juicy Shabbos competition. At 2:54, the soloist goes all Visiting Day Choir and it just goes Bog War from there. Sing loud and you'll get an extra freezepop.

A remastered version of the song, released as "Amudei Sheish: The Superstars" (I think in 2006). Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

TTT :: Ve'oz Yihyu • Yossi Green • 8th Note

"Is this really terrible?" I can imagine you asking this question of yourself, as you seldom ask questions of me. "No, not really," I hear myself responding, though I am technically just saying. "It is not really terrible, but beneath its exquisitely-plucked intro and beyond its mellow low part, it is quite the whiny ear-worm." And that is why it has been TTTd.

Your thoughts?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Matchup :: As Abie Remembers It...

"Tribute to Shlomo" (not sure of the year, but included on the original HASC Unforgettable Moments, 1987-1997).

Tribute to MBD & Fried, HASC 26, 2012.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ein Aroch • Abie Rotenberg/Shlomo Simcha

From "Made in Canada", a collection of compositions, arrangements and performances by Abie Rotenberg, Shlomo Simcha, Yaakov Motzin, Harvey Ehrlich.

I don't know that any of them are Canadian, but you know how Jewish music is, eh? Oh, you don't? It's like this:

Track 08 by Abie Rotenberg on Grooveshark

And, the Shabbos Mix is LIVE!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Yacov Young • Nachem

Vocally speaking, he is very, very good. Great upper-range control, which has a tendency to disappear into the supersonic. He shows up as the hired gun at weddings. (Google him for some pretty outrageous--I mean 60-piece string--Chupa situations that he's done.)

Very pleasant compositions, arrangements and performance on this "Yogati" release, his only All Young release (I think). For the seven weeks of comfort, we sing you Nachem Hashem. May these weeks continue with dancing in the streets of Jerusalem, still before lunch!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ono Melech • Miami Boys Choir

To me, the greatness of this post is that I nailed the recording (Bisiyata diShmaya) on the first try.

On Monday we didn't matchup, because I simply spaced out on the day of the week. I had a matchup in mind, but it slipped. Okay. So it isn't Monday and this isn't a matchup, but here's another Ono Melech (MBD, Efshar Letaken).

Tough call. They're two very different compositions, each emphasizing its own mood and vision. In the end, I like the MBC melody, the MBD arrangements and both overall. You?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TTT Uva'u Ha'ovdim • Dudu Fisher

Another Yossi Green experiment, this one involves a world-class opera singer and Chazzan squeezed onto a Jewsic CD of songs, arrangements and Yossi Green harmonies that would likely be passed on by Yitzchak Simcha.

Dudu: Please, never on Fridays through Thursdays, thank you.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

If I were a Rich Man/The Angel Song • Moshe Yess

We've never posted this story or song.

We've posted variations of this before. We just haven't posted this version yet.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Why no post?

Recently, the upload programs we use have been more and more fussy about .mp3 vs .wma and sample size and megahertz and all that rock 'n roll or have just been konking out a lot more than any program should. That's it. I'll continue working on these things to continue posting to this thing and am thankful for your continued visits.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

TTT Shiduch • Yitzchak Simcha

Has anyone found this man's zivug? Birachamecha hagedoilim, please give it back so we can all just move on with living.

Shiduch by Yitzchak Simcha on Grooveshark

Friday, July 5, 2013

V'shomru • Avraham Fried

From My Fellow Jew. A piece that has worked its way well into the traditional Friday night nussach. Good onya, mate!

V'shomru by Avraham Fried on Grooveshark

Shabbos Mix now broadcasting with the new Shuffle feature!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

America Bless G-d

via Gruntig in the spirit of Unity

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

TTT • When the 1600s Call

The terribility of this song comes in a few distinctive flavors. Let us treat it like a wine: A little preachy on the nose, with an undertone of clueless. On first taste, you'll note a quick rush of defensiveness.

In serious: Yerachmiel Begun (and the Miami Boys Choir) are an obviously talented composer. His subject matter and messaging, however, are so deeply at odds with my hopes for the future Jewish experience (and for the future of Jewish dancing) as to make me really, really wish he would stop.

Anyway, that's my opinion.

Apologies for skipping yesterday's Monday Matchup. The track I was after was not delivered until this morning. But it was delivered this morning, so thanks Ber & Company.