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Shimon’s Review of “Those Were the Days” by Yaakov Shwekey

Shimon’s Review of “Those Were the Days” by Yaakov Shwekey

Oh, a new Jewish music compilation album?  Must be a day ending in Y.  I have written previously about my love for compilation albums—twice, as a matter of fact.  However, besides for the wedding album, there is another type of compilation album: the “nostalgia” album.  The album that takes us back to a time long [&hellip

HILLELKAPS Review of “Ani Yisrael” from Gershon Veroba

HILLELKAPS Review of “Ani Yisrael” from Gershon Veroba

                  Today I’ll be reviewing Gershon Veroba’s latest album “Ani Yisrael”. There’s no doubt that you all already know of Gershon, whether from listening to Variations, Impressions, or his work throughout the Moshe Yess Tribute album. While we’ve been waiting a nice while for a new release, [&hellip

A beautiful message from Shmueli Ungar to his Zaidy Z”L

A beautiful message from Shmueli Ungar to his Zaidy Z”L

Hello my dear followers and to all who listen and enjoy my music, I want to take a moment of your time to write a few words in honor of my dear Zaidy z”l, who passed away a few days ago. Zaidy, I don’t know if I ever expressed to you the depth of the [&hellip

Shimon’s Interview with Benny Friedman: “Fill the World with Light”

Shimon’s Interview with Benny Friedman: “Fill the World with Light”

It’s been two years since Benny Friedman released Kol Haneshama Sheli, the hit album which featured “Toda”, “Bum Bum”, and several other hits. His new album, Fill the World with Light, might be his best effort to date. Yes, you heard that right. Benny’s new album may actually be better than Yesh Tikvah.  I would have [&hellip

Thoughts on the Making of Fill the World with Light

Thoughts on the Making of Fill the World with Light

By Sruly Meyer – Producer of Benny Friedman’s new CD, “Fill The World With Light.  I just wanted to go through the album, and let the listener hear my own thoughts, from behind the scenes. I love this album so much, and I wanted to share some of that with you. I’ve been involved in different [&hellip

My Review of Pinchas Wolf’s Shirei Pinchas Featuring an All Star Cast!

My Review of Pinchas Wolf’s Shirei Pinchas Featuring an All Star Cast!

When you go online today, or in your LJS (that’s Local Judaica Store), you see the faces of many new young singers. Every season brings a new crop of guys who are young, fresh, full of energy and ready to take on the world and show they will be your next biggest JM rockstar. This [&hellip

Singer Shimmy Engel Inspires Kidney Donor Today

Singer Shimmy Engel Inspires Kidney Donor Today

This originally appeared on Matzav Matzav.com Yehuda, a Gerrer chossid and father of three from Boro Park, Brooklyn, donated a kidney today through the Renewal organization. Yehuda was inspired to get tested and donate his kidney when he attended Renewal’s Klayos Yezameiru Dinner this past March in Boro Park, and specifically upon seeing singer and [&hellip

British star Eitan Freilich sings his way to America

British star Eitan Freilich sings his way to America

Twenty-two-year-old British singer Eitan Freilich has just returned from a whistle stop tour of America, after being invited to sing at Camp HASC this summer, following the worldwide success of his album, ‘Am Yisrael Chai’. Camp HASC is a premier summer program for children and adults with special needs, and learning and physical disabilities, and [&hellip

Shimon’s review of “Dance 2: Not Shayach” by Shloime Daskal

Shimon’s review of “Dance 2: Not Shayach” by Shloime Daskal

In my review of Beats by Yoeli Greenfeld and EvanAl Orchestra from two years ago, I mentioned how “compilation” albums can be a perfect time capsule of the zeitgeist of Jewish Music.  By listening to a compilation or wedding album, the listener gets a snapshot of what songs were popular at the time of the [&hellip

Shirei Pinchas Video Interview

Shirei Pinchas Video Interview

R’ Pinchas Wolf, set to release his first album of his own composed songs, sat down for an interview. Here are the first four parts of a six part set. Each video is a few minutes, and you get to know more about this young, 69 year old “new” composer. This will be his first [&hellip

Benny Friedman Carpool Karaoke with Meir Kay

Benny Friedman Carpool Karaoke with Meir Kay

Get to know the man behind Yesh Tikvah, Toda, and countless of hits. Ride along with Benny Friedman in my second installment of Carpool Karaoke. &nbsp

Shirei Pinchas: A Lifetime of Composing – Video Interview Series

Shirei Pinchas: A Lifetime of Composing  – Video Interview Series

Video by Moishy Lew. You are invited to get to know R’ Pinchas Wolf. Pinchas is a composer of Yiddishishe Niggunim, and is set to release his first album collection of his composed songs. This video is the first part of a six part interview we will release leading up to the album’s completion. The [&hellip

Shimon’s Review of “The Shabbos Experience” by MRM Music and Co.

Shimon’s Review of “The Shabbos Experience” by MRM Music and Co.

Have you ever been at work on a Friday—or at home prepping for Shabbos—and thought to yourself, “I wish I had a playlist of just Shabbos songs to have on while I work”?  There are actually several worthy competitors in this genre, ranging from the old-school (Regesh Volume 3 and Volume 7) to the mainstream [&hellip