Thursday, February 16, 2017

BD'E - Eli Lipsker Z"L

COL reports on the passing of Eli Lipsker, 76, OBM.

I remember attending weddings as a kid that Eli played at with his band. Very spirited Chassidic music with feeling. (Andy Statman was playing with his band those times). Yehei zichro baruch!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

JMR Benny Friedman Review

This Guest Review of Benny – Fill The World With Light gets a link for this line: "This is the one that teenage girls and middle aged men trying too hard will [be] pumping loudly through open car windows."

Crisis-mukkah Is Coming!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Echo Yochi

It's one loon with a YouTube channel, not all Chabad.

That said, even one is troubling. Not representative, but still troubling...

Chabad Messianist who Preaches Killing Gays Raps Funky Praise for the Rebbe.

Rare Recordings of R' Ben Zion Shenker Z"L

Over at Circus Tent.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

BDE - R' Ben Zion Shenker

I'm sad to report the passing of the influential chassidic composer/singer R' Ben Zion Shenker Z"L. R' Shenker composed many songs that are widely sung in the Jewish world, including melodies for Mizmor LeDavid and Yosis Alayich. He also carried the Modzits musical tradition, documenting, singing, and recording the melodies of the Modzitser rebbes. Yehei Zichro Baruch!

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Mostly Kosher - Ain't No Sunshine

The best klezmer version of a Bill Wither's tune I've ever heard!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Yiddish Trump Jingle from April

Not an endorsement, but came across this and thought it'd be of interest to my readers.

Sinai Tor Arrested for Wedding Performance

I've written about this story and the song Zochreini Na. Recently Israel arrested thirteen Israelis who celebrated the murder of a Palestenian baby by Jewish terrorists last winter. The Forward has some details: Israeli ‘Wedding of Hate’ Groom and 12 Guests Charged for Celebrating Murders of Palestinians.

Why Kohanim Shouldn't Go To The Met

Man scattering friend's ashes halts Metropolitan Opera performance

Friday, October 28, 2016

Diaspora Yeshiva Band - Hasidisco Pioneers

The original version of Malchutcha recorded by the Diaspora Yeshiva Band for the 1978 Chasidic Song Festival. The producers overdubbed a mixed chorus after the band had recorded their tracks. It was not the band's choice.

‫להקת יש

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This Week's Leining

Pretty sure it won't sound like this in my shul...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016