Wednesday, June 30, 2010

King in the Field - Isaac Bitton (Raya Mehemna)

The rendition of the י"ג עיקרים is better than the song. I think. (Saying that also allows for a repost on Rosh Chodesh Elul--when the song will be the main point--when it will be more timely.)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bond/Andre Rieu - Victory

Even more than the music, the energy! Because, you see, the energy is what you see most in this clip.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

L'Chu Neraneno - Itzhak Perlman - Fiddler's House

Or as you may recognize the melody: "Shim'u, shim'u rabbotai..." BEEEautiful clarinet then french horn then accordion then frenzied-everything. With the vocal intro by our Klezmaniac friend Sklamberg.

Good Shabbos!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hashem S'fatai Tiftach! - Yosef Karduner - Mikdash Melech

National Week of Karduner? Maybe... What an awesome guitar-pickly-and-trumpet intro! Also a subtly spectacular bass riff throughout. Finally, the "Anu amecha" bit at the end. What a great, great, great vibe!

BeeTeeDub: total accident that my heart stopped on two Karduneskies in a row, and from the same album. He's just that good.

I know it's not a good idea, but I had the mental image of this song being the background to a "JK Wedding Dance" style thing. If you work in my office and would like to try it down our runway, let me know the time and place and we'll subwoof the hell outta this thing!

Oy Abba, Karveiiiini... Litoratecha! Limitzvotecha! Likdushatecha!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

:::POST 300::: Ho'aderes V'Ha'emunah l'Chai Olamim! - Tz'lil v'Zemer - Vol. III

Thank you Peretz, Levi, Shmuel and Shimshon and others for your sometimes humor and always humoring me, and thank you, you surprisingly respectable community of daily visitors who Ahhh, Ehh, and Huh with us.

Mazel Tov :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Nigun" - Itzhak Perlman - Fiddler's House

With vocals by Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics.