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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

One Week Later: Zeh by Yoely Greenfeld

One Week Later: Zeh by Yoely Greenfeld

  Yoely Greenfeld is a chasidishe singer who has put out several albums before and also sings at many weddings and concerts. His previous albums include last years critically acclaimed Beats with the  Evan Al Orchestra. He also put out an album a year before that (2013) called Tizakeinu and one in 2011 called Hamivurach [&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

GUEST REVIEW OF BARUCH LEVINE 5 – BANIM ATEM

GUEST REVIEW OF BARUCH LEVINE 5 – BANIM ATEM

By Yitzy Stern When listening to this album, there were many things that struck me, so I decided to set them all out in a full blown review. I would like start by writing a few thoughts about the album overall, and then I’ll go through some of the songs that stick out to me. [&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

OutOfTowner reviews Mesivta Of Waterbury – Stay With Me

OutOfTowner reviews Mesivta Of Waterbury – Stay With Me

  Anyone who reads my reviews (when I actually do write one) probably knows that not only do I like to listen to all the new releases that come out but that I have a very wide ranging of music genres that I enjoy listening to. I happen to have a soft spot for albums [&hellip

One Week Later: Avorcho by Yisroel Werdyger Plus New Singles Reviewed

One Week Later: Avorcho by Yisroel Werdyger Plus New Singles Reviewed

Yisroel Werdyger is a very popular Chesidishe wedding singer with plenty of energy and charisma. He comes from the famous Werdyger family of singers. He’s the grandson of Chazzan Dovid Werdyger, the son of Mendy, the nephew of MBD and Yeedle’s cousin .He also previously has put out 3 albums, each loaded with hits.His first [&hellip

OutOfTowner reviews Benny and the Torah Kidz

OutOfTowner reviews Benny and the Torah Kidz

  As long as I can remember I have always kept up with the new releases in the Jewish Music Industry. I enjoy new material and when I know in advance when albums are being released the anticipation will grow. When I saw a promo about a new kids album being released by Yerachmiel Begun [&hellip

Shimon’s Review of “Shades of Green: Pianesque” featuring Mendy Portnoy

Shimon’s Review of “Shades of Green: Pianesque” featuring Mendy Portnoy

Here are two questions for you: 1) Do you like the piano? -AND- 2) Do you like Yossi Green’s music? If the answer to both of these questions is “yes”, then you should pick up Shades of Green: Pianesque, featuring piano master Mendy Portnoy.  Mendy, who also just released an all-piano compilation of Carlebach songs [&hellip