Friday, January 30, 2009

Changefest '09 - Obama's Inaugural Speech

MBD - The last good one?

Discuss. (In English!)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Waltz Efraim - Mona Rosenblum

It sounds like a classic Bobover niggun or the like but I don't specifically remember hearing it anywhere. Can it be a Mona composition? He's actually quite an underexposed composer and arranger. Very pretty song regardless...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Oidcha - Shlomo Simcha

My dad sang Kol Mekadesh Shevi'i to this. I tend to sing it with Mimkomach on R"H/Y"K. Still looking for the source. If you have it, give it to me. Song posted at the request of and on inspiration from MM.

UPDATE: It is a Modzitzer Niggun to the words "Omar Hashem l'Yaakov (Al Tira Avdi Yaakov)" - L. Purec

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Shnirele Perele

At the German Music Festival

Friday, January 23, 2009

Baruch Adomai - Benny Hinn Ministries

Magnificent! (Unless you are offended by Jews, Christians, Asians, women or crusade violinists.)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Akavya ben Mehalalel - Yossele

Very different then Koussevitzky's Akavya. Anyone have a recording, of them singing each others pieces?

Efshar Letaken - MBD

Moishele! Moishele! וודאי אפשר לתקן!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ad Unu

I haven't heard this in like soooo long

The Piano Leads the way!

Avi ! with all due respect i apologize L'mafraya, i just couldn't wait till i returned your CD for you to post this.The Music here is absolutely great!

This song is by a group called Safam, the history behind them will be posted by Avi in comments ( yes, i am not asking you monkey - you are doing it)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Slach - MBD - HASC 5

Maybe in tribute to Salach Shabati. Probably not. :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

ולירושלים עירך

You ever wonder the history behind Moshe Kossueveitzky's Vile'Yerushalyim Ircha? Listen to the song, and then and hear him tell the story himself.

"און עס האט זיך געזונגען" I would like to see some of the modern day Chazzanim pull this off...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Forgotten Princess - London School of Jewish Song

Obnoxiously beautiful. Discuss.

!אבער עס איז היינט שבת! מיר האבען נישט קיין געלט היינט

We should probably have a label called REALLY English!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jewish Child - Moshe Yess

YA comes through yet again. Thanks!

UPDATE: By popular request, I'm reposting this song (the original iMeem link is no longer usable). As I remember, YA gave us the studio version; I only have the 1981 Maple Street concert version. If you have the studio version, please email it to me!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

PSA: Thank you!

The staff and fans of Shir Shel Yom thank YA for editing and color-correcting the 1981 Megama concert that is now available on YouTube. This represents the best Jewish music renaissance ever. Says I.

If anyone has the track "Jewish Child," please share!

Chukoseha - MBD

Back to basics. Random awesome track off of Moshiach-triangled, arguably MBD's most underrated recording. After Hold-On.

Also, for those sober enough to remember, we sang it for Shalisheedis.

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Not Ashamed" By Moshe Yess

Once again, a big Shkoiach to Y.A. (Hey thanks for the color correction).

Megama (Moshe Yess) - Yosef My Son

Brrrr. Chills.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

!אלף, אלף בית

Thanks Adi. Peretz: sorry I got here first! This is "Oy VAAAAIIII!" on steroids. Enjoy!

But why do Israelis find this funny?

Thanks Pretz!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Our Land" by Moshe Yess

Special thanks to Y.A.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Dudu Fisher

I was always under the impression that Dudu Fisher, can bring the house down at will. I've been going through everything I have from him, and he seems to be holding back in every song...He seems restrained, like he wants to blow it all open, but his trainer warned him against it. This following, are two examples. Elu Devorim (M. Koussevitzky) in its entirety, and the last piece of Tiher Rabbi Yishmoel (Z. Kwartin).

ביטע דערציילט מיר וואס איר טראכט אויף דעם. יישר כח

PSA: Thank you!

The staff and fans of Shir Shel Yom thank Peretz--a month late--for his beautiful masthead mural. For more, please visit Big Chair Design dot com.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Gutt fune Avrohom

Who doesn't like Gutt fune Avrohom? Not the Entity. I mean Him too, but the prayer! It's a beautiful prayer.

This is that prayer and it's sung to one of the most beautiful tunes. The two issues it has are: 1) the Singer's voice and 2) the general execution/arrangements, 'וכו.

Anyhoo, ignore the singer's voice. It's Yehuda (not to be confused with Yeduha) and when it isn't forty minutes to Shabbos I'll share my admiration for his overall musical prowess. But it is true that his voice sucks and he Goyifies the most Yiddish of tefillos with his atrocious הברה.

Bichlal, I was thinking that execution is a dying trade, but you can actually make a killing doing it!

For Ole' Times Sake...

If only I can find the Russian guy who sings "Kol Nidre" doing this piece...