June 24, 2013 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #609774
Any good Acapella cds out there? Not too goyish but not too yiddish. Something like Eighth day.June 24, 2013 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #961200pinnymMember
Looks like you are something between a yid and goy.June 24, 2013 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #961202
Robertz I wish I had a full understanding, as you seem to have, of what went on for the Jewish people during this time period.The sad truth is that I don’t. Right now I think I’m doing, along with most of the Jewish population, my very best. I am keeping to the halacha and being more sensitive by not listening to non-jewish music and music at all. I admire you for having such passionate feelings and a sensitivity that I do not posses.June 24, 2013 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #961204
Robertz, you’re a moron. Why do you think your logic is better than Halachah as well? It’s exactly what you’re accusing others of doing.
Pou_Bear: I would go with the Chevra a capella cd. They’re all Carlebach songs, most of them slow. You might also be interested in Kol Zimra (singing Abie Rotenberg) and Lev Tahor 1 and 3.June 24, 2013 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #961205playtimeMember
Good Job Mods 🙂June 24, 2013 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm #961206RobertzMember
Your repectful reply is appreciated I am very cynicalJune 24, 2013 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #961207
AKA Pella is very goyish.
Maccabeats – quite goyish, but some very nice songs which are not goyish at all.
Berry Weber – Farbreng Vocal Edition quite chassidish.
Chazak Productions – (Shabbos Tish, Shehasholoim Sheloi) quite chassidish, but very enjoyable.
The Chevra – extremely professional, not chassidish but not at all goyish.
Kol Zimra – all different styles; give it a try.
Lev Tahor is great; great hits sung in acapella.
Yosef Moshe Kahane “Chassidishe Oitzros” is also very well produced, but Chassidish to the core.
Yochi Briskman made an acapella albulm called “Hamakala”, but I haven’t listened to it.
(See also Mona Rosenblum “Philharmona Vocal”; Meshorerim “Ymei Sefira”; Dudi Kalish; Beatachom)
I think YBC have an acapella albulm which is supposed to be brilliant. Miami have an albulm called “Around the Campfire” which is fairly good.June 25, 2013 1:44 am at 1:44 am #961208RobertzMember
Next Friday night after kiddush I will go straight for the fish as my challah is mezoines
RespectfullyJune 25, 2013 2:21 am at 2:21 am #961209
Robertz: I have no idea what on Earth you are trying to prove. The Poskim discuss issues. Some hold one way; some hold another. All of a sudden holding like certain opinions that you, in your infinite wisdom, feel are cop-outs means… what, exactly? What is your point? That you can call something a cop-out and that you think you know better than Halachah and the Poskim? You’re no better than the left-wingers who think they know better than Halachah too. Go hang out with them. Making fun of legitimate Halachic opinions is being Malig Al Divrei Chachamim and Apikorsus.June 25, 2013 3:04 am at 3:04 am #961210VogueMember
maybe he is a baal teshuva, lets show everyone our ahavas yisraelJune 25, 2013 4:36 am at 4:36 am #961211
kumzitz in the rain lev tahor chevra and ybc are your best bets. actually liked goldwags acapella too despite the fact that he reused the same vocal tracks from earlier albums. kol zimra’s style in my opinion is a bit dated but still is solid. I hate the crickets etc. in the background of Around the Campfire.June 25, 2013 4:37 am at 4:37 am #961212kkls45Member
Is the new Chevra album called Chai acapella?June 25, 2013 4:47 am at 4:47 am #961213
chevra chai is not acapella. it was supposed to be released lag baomer and then was delayed leading to it being released at kind of an awkward time.June 25, 2013 4:56 am at 4:56 am #961214rebdonielMember
If I were Ashkenazic, I’d feel that listening to a capella during the 3 weeks period that Ashkenazic rabbis created a mourning period out of was in poor taste, similar to toiveling while holding a sheretz.June 25, 2013 5:44 am at 5:44 am #961215kkls45Member
Thank you jbaldy! So then what from the Chevra is acapella? (from yekke’s post)June 25, 2013 5:58 am at 5:58 am #961216SL1Member
AKA PellaJune 25, 2013 6:23 am at 6:23 am #961217
they have a separate album called “Eli Gerstner and the Chevra A Capella”. I absolutely love the harmonies on that album and think its a shame that the chevra doesnt do that many nice slow songs. You can find it on mostlymusic.com and on jewishjukebox.com. Cheapest option is probably Amazon as an mp3 download – that is where I get whatever jewish music I can’t get on spotify.June 25, 2013 7:20 am at 7:20 am #961218GG yekkeMember
rebdoniel, i heard from a Sfardi that Sfardim are allowed to listen to music during three weeks. Is that true?June 25, 2013 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #961219crisisoftheweekMember
You do realize that the “Jewish Music” we have nowadays is just European Folk Music? And guess who invented/listened to/played that..it wasn’t the Jews.
This notion of “Jewish Music” is such a misnomer. We adapt things from other cultures and then pretend that it came down from Har Sinai with the rest of the Mesorah.
One can take issue with the secular pop music of today, but do not fool yourself into thinking that you aren’t listening to “goyish” music on some level.June 25, 2013 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #961220
The Chevra acapella is produced by Eli Gerstner and Yisroel Lamm together. Incredibly woven harmonies (Listen to “04- Simcha”; they go wild in the middle)
jbaldy – What is “kumzitz in the rain” and who produced it?June 25, 2013 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #961221
yekke2: People should be aware before listening to the 4th track of that CD that they use drums in it (or so I was told).June 25, 2013 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #961222just my hapenceParticipant
&UJune 25, 2013 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #961223JustHavingFunParticipant
It is not AKA Pella or Acapella.
It is “a cappella” from the Italian meaning “in the manner of the church” or “in the manner of the chapel” meaning unaccompanied singing.June 25, 2013 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #961224yichusdikParticipant
Could lead to dancing.
🙂June 25, 2013 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #961225truthsharerMember
Sefardim don’t have “three weeks.” They don’t even have 9 days. They have “week of.”June 25, 2013 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #961226GG yekkeMember
truthsharer – do you mean Shvua shechal BoJune 25, 2013 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #961227
JFH: AKA Pella is a group.June 25, 2013 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #961228
crisisoftheweek Judaism is not about being politically correctJune 25, 2013 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #961229
Sam2 – yekke2: People should be aware before listening to the 4th track of that CD that they use drums in it (or so I was told).
I have listened to it many times before, and I think (if I can remember correctly) that the beats there are performed with the mouth and not from any instrument at all. Although you are right, as discussed on other threads, that even such music is less accepted than plain vocal harmonies.
I’ll check it up, bl”n, but I am convinced there is no real music.June 25, 2013 9:31 pm at 9:31 pm #961230sharpMember
It definitely does sound like there’s some serious background percussion there.June 26, 2013 5:16 am at 5:16 am #961231
A Kumzitz in the Rain came out in 2011 believe it was produced by dani gross. has ari goldwag, rivi schwebel, dovid stein (last track) and shloime dachs with others. It has a lev tahor style a capella feel to it. Has some of those annoying background stuff (rain in this case) in the last track similar to Around the Campfire which I dont understand the attraction of. I felt they could have been more creative with some of the harmonies but its an all around solid album.. Plus for people who care about these things, there are no fast songs or beats on the album. Distributor is probably Aderet. I bought on mostlymusic’s website because my wife wanted it and did not regret the purchase.June 26, 2013 5:20 am at 5:20 am #961232
Its not drums its clearly eli gerstner’s voice making the beat. Shouldn’t be an issue unless you hold fast music is an issue. The voice is not below the range of a human tone (referring to Rav Belsky’s shita). Eli Gerstner does use plenty of effects in the album on the voices but then again so does everyone else. A capella albums seem to use an overload of pitch correction especially on the harmonies.
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