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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

One Week Later: Fill the World With Light by Benny Friedman

One Week Later: Fill the World With Light by Benny Friedman

This album is very special for me. The very first review I ever did was for Benny’s third album Kol Haneshama Sheli and since then we’ve been going strong(ish) for 2 years! Thank you s much for reading and commenting and thank you to the staff and editors of Jewishmusicreport.com for being an amazing team [&hellip

Inspiring Voice Reviews Shlomo Simcha “Ani Kan”

Inspiring Voice Reviews Shlomo Simcha “Ani Kan”

                    After a number of years we once again are fortunate to hear new music from the one and only Shlomo Simcha. Shlomo is popular by his pairing of traditional chazanus with contemporary styles, and “Ani Kan” one-ups that combination by bringing his energy and talents to [&hellip

Guest Review of Benny – Fill The World With Light – Leibel B

Guest Review of Benny – Fill The World With Light – Leibel B

By Leibel B Twitter: @squilled Benny Friedman’s latest “Fill the World with Light” album is a wonderful listen. Benny is gifted with a beautiful, pleasant and sweet voice, and he could choose to sing pretty much anything and it would sound good. His albums tend to lean toward a more pop* sound and this one is no [&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

One Week Later: Shmueli-2 by Shmueli Ungar

One Week Later: Shmueli-2 by Shmueli Ungar

I know, I know, it’s been a long time and Im sorry about that, but I have been quite busy recently. I really did want to let you know my feelings on the excellent Fried cd and the Mordechai Shapiro one, too. I am sorry but now i am back (for now) and ready to [&hellip

Guest Review by Yochanan Bleich: Shmueli Ungar’s Shmueli-2

Guest Review by Yochanan Bleich: Shmueli Ungar’s Shmueli-2

Shmueli Ungar – The Beautiful Voice of Chassidic Music. Yochanan Bleich – Musician (Israel) If you think there is nothing like the good old Jewish music anymore. If you think that today it’s hard to find music with an authentic Jewish feel, you should purchase Shmueli Ungar’s brand new album ‘Shmueli-2’! Shmueli Ungar has entertained [&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

Guest Album Review: We Are A Miracle — Ma’amin Benisim by Yaakov Shwekey

Guest Album Review: We Are A Miracle — Ma’amin Benisim by Yaakov Shwekey

Review by Devir Kahan. Besides for being a long-time fan of Jewish music, Devir is the Editor In Chief of http://dafaleph.com/ — a website of Jewish thought for thoughtful Jews. It’s that thing that causes Jewish music fans of all varieties to rejoice: the release of a new Shwekey album. This time, it’s got the [&hellip

One Week Later: Simchas Hachaim 5 by Aderet Music

One Week Later: Simchas Hachaim 5 by Aderet Music

Last year was my first foray into the world of Simchas Hachaim and let me tell you that I am never leaving! Simchas Hachaim 4 was a smashing success and on the heels of that, Avrumi Berko and the boys came out with Simchas Hachaim 5.   This year’s cast has expanded and Simchas Hachaim [&hellip

One Week Later: Yiddish Nachas 2 by Yossi Green

One Week Later: Yiddish Nachas 2 by Yossi Green

The first Yiddish Nachas album was released just about a year and a bit ago and already we have Volume 2! Yossi Green either composes these amazing songs really fast or he’s been saving them up for this album. I honestly have no idea how Yossi Green does it; he’s been in the business so [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Rogers Park

Hislahavus’ Review of Rogers Park

A fresh duo on the scene blends styles with an alluring new album. Rogers Park, made up of two Chicagoans Yosef Peysin and Mordy Kurtz, draws on a folk-rock sound. They keep their harmonies light and easy; their cheery vocals are upbeat and intriguing. Jewish music junkies will find echoes of Megama and Moshe Hecht [&hellip