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ABD Debut Album – CD review by “the Sheichet”

April 06, 2009

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
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Interview: Oorah ’09 winner Yonatan Shlagbaum

April 02, 2009

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
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JM Derech: Acheinu 3

April 01, 2009

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
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JMR’s Mendel the Sheichet Interviews Yerachmiel Begun

March 28, 2009

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
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When Is A Song More Than Just A Song?

March 25, 2009

If you’re reading this blog, you probably love music. You probably have it on all the time. In your house. In your car. It’s something we listen to, maybe even sing along with. It has the power to take us so many different places and can affect us in innumerable ways. But no one ever [&hellip
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Best Of: Avraham Fried

March 20, 2009

Avraham Fried, generally speaking, is probably the most popular Jewish singer at this time. He has pulled in over 100,000 at concerts in Israel, and is well known even in secular Israeli society. His tremendous vocal talents are equaled by his personal humility, which, strangely enough, does not impact his tremendous stage presence. No one [&hellip
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JM Derech: Project X 3

March 19, 2009

Okay, arrangements by the Briskman’s, Vocals by Shloime Daskal and the Shira Chadasha Boys Choir, and music by the Neginah Orchestra. What more could you ask for, right? All we’re missing is someone asking if we would like fries with that. With this all-star cast, how can we go wrong? For me it went wrong [&hellip
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Mendy Wald: Echad

March 19, 2009

So many new albums come out every year. Some are blockbusters and become hugely popular. Others just seem to go by unnoticed. But the fact that a CD seems to slip under the radar doesn’t mean that isn’t worth a listen. So while practically every Jewish music lover has a copy of 8th Note and [&hellip
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JMR Spotlight: Shua Kessin

March 17, 2009

JMR Spotlight: Shua Kessin by Mendel the Sheichet As you may have noticed, one of our favorite things at the Jewish Music Report is introducing our readers to emerging  artists. We are always looking for fresh new talent that we feel have the potential to be the Jewish music stars a few years down the [&hellip
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An Open Letter to Singers and Producers

March 09, 2009

You know we wait for your new album with bated breath. We read all the blogs, listen to the samplers and call the distributors endlessly to find out when the CD will finally hit the shelves. But there are some things you really ought to know. For starters, we really are a lot more savvy [&hellip
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The Event Concert Review

March 03, 2009

New York – From the moment you walk up to Madison Square Garden you see that it’s a whole different level then Avery Fisher Hall where the HASC and OHEL shows have been the last 4 or 5 years. MSG is a massive theater where every seat is a perfect seat. The stage was set [&hellip
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The Sheichet interviews Yisroel Werdyger

March 01, 2009

Dinner with Yisroel Werdyger? Although his debut album “Bayis Neeman” has just been recently released, it is already a staple in my house. His songs grace my Shabbos table every week and – on weekdays – every time we get in the car my 9 and 10 year old kids are sure to start shouting [&hellip
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