Articles By: Just a Fan

Just a Fan Reviews Shalsheles Junior Volume 3

Just a Fan Reviews Shalsheles Junior Volume 3

                      Another excellent album – in my opinion the best- from Shalsheles Junior is here, and while its not brand new, its new to me. To be open, I feel like I missed out having not gotten it right when it came out. Shalsheles – [&hellip

Just A Fan’s Review of A Capella Soul 3

Just A Fan’s Review of A Capella Soul 3

                    This sefira season we were fortunate again to get another edition of Ari Goldwag’s “A Capella Soul” series. This songs unless otherwise noted were composed by Ari Goldwag. Some of them he sang himself on other albums, some were Sheves Chaverim songs, some he composed [&hellip

JustAFan’s Review of Sheves Chaverim 2

JustAFan’s Review of Sheves Chaverim 2

                  I’ve been a fan of Ari Goldwag’s for quite a while, and with that a fan of Sheves Chaverim and Sheves Achim. So it goes without saying that I was excited to see that a new Sheves Chaverim CD was forthcoming. For a little bit of [&hellip

JustaFan’s Review of Project Relax III

JustaFan’s Review of Project Relax III

                    Yochi Briskman’s Project Relax 3 Featuring Simcha Leiner and Baruch Levine I took a long hiatus from reviewing, but it was not at all for lack of good music coming out… When I started reviewing on JMR I was a single college student, and now [&hellip

Review of Beri Weber- Ben Melech

Review of Beri Weber- Ben Melech

                      I started listening to Beri Weber with the release of “Thank You Hashem”, which I reviewed. I was initially skeptical because I had never been big on Hassidish singers, partially because I don’t speak Yiddish. Beri Weber has changed all that! He’s got incredible [&hellip

Review: YBC 6 Modeh Ani

Review: YBC 6 Modeh Ani

                    When I was in high school I didn’t know where to find Jewish music. I found an obscure and now defunct Israeli website that had a really odd mix of about 10 music videos and I would play them over and over, which I’m sure [&hellip

Just A Fan Reviews– Ari Goldwag A Cappella Soul II

Just A Fan Reviews–  Ari Goldwag A Cappella Soul II

              I was a big fan of A Cappella Soul 1, which was mostly songs from Sheves Chaverim and Sheves Achim with a handful of new tracks. It took the vocals from the songs we all know and Ari Goldwag made the “music” using his voice. The album quickly [&hellip

Ari Goldwag: Am Echad

Ari Goldwag: Am Echad

                      I first became a fan of Ari Goldwag when I heard Sheves Achim’s CD a few years ago (that’s not to say he wasn’t great before that, but I am relatively new to the Jewish music scene– the first CD I bought was Shwekey’s [&hellip

Review of Kinderlach Volume 3: Make It Happen

Review of Kinderlach Volume 3: Make It Happen

                        The Kinderlach have returned with another high quality album that is by far their best yet. It is packed with fun and diverse songs and features a wide variety of other artists that take the album to another level. It’s geared towards a [&hellip

Just A Fan Reviews The Chevra- Chai

Just A Fan Reviews The Chevra- Chai

                            When The Chevra’s other albums were released, I was not exactly into Jewish music. I’ve heard a lot their songs, but I don’t own any other Chevra albums. (Just feel like a disclaimer is appropriate). I didn’t know what to expect [&hellip

Eitan Katz- Shuvu

Eitan Katz- Shuvu

The first review I did for JMR- a few years back – was Eitan Katz’s first Unplugged CD. I did the Unplugged 2 review six months later, and now, true to tradition, I’m very happy to review the new album, Shuvu. I also walked down to L’cha Ezbach at my wedding which I first heard [&hellip

Review: Yehuda Green- Peace In My Heart

Review: Yehuda Green- Peace In My Heart

People are saying that Yehuda Green is “more Carlebach than Carlebach”. While I can’t attest to the validity of that obvious paradox, I can say that the feeling and message that R Shlomo Carlebach put into his music has carried through to Yehuda Green. The songs themselves have a unique simplicity about them. Each song [&hellip

Review of Ari Goldwag’s A Capella Soul

Review of Ari Goldwag’s A Capella Soul

That difficult time (well one of them) for us music lovers is winding down, and this is the hardest part. If you’re like me, even having a good 5 or 6 quality acapella albums won’t last you through the sefira when during the year you are used to having dozens to chose from. Thankfully, Ari [&hellip