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JMR’s Mendel the Sheichet Interviews Shloime Taussig

JMR’s Mendel the Sheichet Interviews Shloime Taussig

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Shloime Taussig’s new CD titled “Modim Anachnu” is scheduled to be out for Shavuous. Modim Anachnu, the title track, is sure to be an instant classic. The album, produced by Gershy Moskowitz and Yossi Tyberg will have 12 songs, and feature the professionalism & passion you’ve come to [&hellip

Yerachmiel Ziegler: “Bli Etzev” Single

Yerachmiel Ziegler: “Bli Etzev” Single

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] These days Yerachmiel ‘Rocky’ Ziegler barely finds time to sing his own songs, now that he is joining Matisyahu’s world tour as second vocalist, starting in Japan and spreading out all over the world. Whilst awaiting the release of his new album “Raza Deshabbat”, Rocky introduces another song [&hellip

JMR PODCAST #1 NOW ONLINE!

JMR PODCAST #1 NOW ONLINE!

Dov Katz and Sruly Meyer host an all new Jewish Music show! (which can always be accessed through jmrpodcast.com) This podcast (a audio mp3 file which you download) can be heard a few different ways. You can right click here and save it to your computer. http://jewishmusicreport.com/Podcasts/JMR-PodcastEp1.mp3 http://jewishmusicreport.com/?p=1332 You can listen in the play button below, or you [&hellip

Missing My Music

Missing My Music

So normally it’s a post that sparks the comments. This time, a comment to a different post inspired me to pull out my laptop and start typing. Talk to six different people and you’ll hear six different minhagim of how they deal with music during Sefira. Don’t listen at all. Listen but only in the [&hellip

Miami Experience Concert Review

Note: Pictures from COLLive. I’m finally home. After my GPS threw me “off the derech” so to speak. I was trying to get home from Brooklyn and it sends me through Manhattan of all places. I must have spent an hour in traffic in Manhattan. Why is there gridlocked traffic at 11:30PM!? Anyway, I doubt [&hellip

Best Of: Tzlil V’Zemer

Out of the major boys choirs that have popped up over the years in Jewish music, Tzlil V’zemer stands out with regards to two aspects: its arrangements, and its selection of soloists. The arrangements, as much as many of them cry out “Eighties!”, were really ahead of their time. No other choir experimented or had [&hellip

Best Of: Abie Rotenberg

Best Of: Abie Rotenberg

Abie Rotenberg. If he composed it, it’s probably going to be good. There aren’t too many composers who are that good that their name next to a song means quality. I would place him second only to Shlomo Carlebach (Yossi Green would be third) in the top Jewish composers list. His songs are hartzig, earnest [&hellip

JM Derech: Miami Yovo Review

JM Derech:  Miami Yovo Review

Hello again fellow readers. It’s an honor and a privilege to be given the chance to guest post here on the Jewish Music Report. You can check out my blog, Jewish Music Derech for more fun posts and reviews from yours truly! Let me start out this review by saying how impressed I am with [&hellip

Mazel Tov!!

Mazel Tov!!

If I told you that we here at Jewish Music Report were in some small way responsible for making a shidduch, would you believe me? Of course, you wouldn’t. This is just a Jewish music blog. We review CDs, talk about music. CDs we’ve loved. Artists we’ve met.  Shadchanim?   You must be kidding. Let [&hellip

ABD Debut Album – CD review by “the Sheichet”

ABD Debut Album – CD review by “the Sheichet”

ABD Debut Album – a CD review by Mendel “the Sheichet” Not much was known about this group before they came out, but I from what I had heard I was expecting a half-baked Dveykus imitation. Obviously I had heard wrong. While there are most certainly large doses of Dveykus influence in this group’s style, [&hellip

Interview: Oorah ’09 winner Yonatan Shlagbaum

The JMR’s Mendel the Sheichet spoke with Yonatan Shlagbaum, winner of the 2009 Oorah Auditions Contest. Mendel spoke with Yonatan about his background in music, his thoughts on winning the contest, his plans for the future and more. We felt that Shlagbaum’s Oorah track, as much as it showcased his voice, only shows one side [&hellip

JM Derech: Acheinu 3

JM Derech:  Acheinu 3

Let me start out with an apology, for I have lost my Acheinu 3 booklet, and it is nowhere to be found! I have looked far, I have looked near, but I could not find the lost booklet! So, because of this, I’m going to have to review this by ear! Oh, Shapiro Brothers! You [&hellip

JMR’s Mendel the Sheichet Interviews Yerachmiel Begun

The JMR’s very own Mendel the Sheichet spoke with Yerachmiel Begun to talk about his brand new Miami Boys Choir Album, “Yovo”, which hit stores recently. Feel free to download the interview by right clicking here. You can also click here to read a transcript that was printed in the Country Yossi Magazine. [Audio clip: [&hellip