September 1, 2009 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #590305
Definitely a twist from what we expected. Do you like this new style or do you prefer the Bein Kach style?September 1, 2009 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm #657432smartcookieMember
Nice cd.I don’t see it being so diff than his style. I love avraham fried singing!September 1, 2009 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #657433JosephParticipant
WB smartcookie. Your input has been lacking around here for some time.September 1, 2009 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm #657434mepalMember
cookie, you see no difference between Bein Kach and Yossel?September 1, 2009 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #657435
I go for the Yankel style- Fried has put out other cd’s like it.
Then again, I only like that style coming from Fried. For everyone else, they should stick to what they do best 😉September 1, 2009 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm #657436Proud JewMember
For sure a hit.
on the way to the mountains, that kept me up and running, try it, maybe should have skip the “anachni chasidei chabad” that everyone should except it.September 1, 2009 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #657437
That style is an outgrowth of his a capella CD where he recorded his father’s niggunim for what ended up being a gift for contributors to his family’s tzedoko project.
Most of the songs I have heard from that album (I can’t buy it here or download it) are obscure Chabad niggunim that are hardly heard anymore as Chabad has expanded (BH) past its Russian roots. Niggun #1 Baruch Elokeinu was one we used to sing in Moscow and until this album came out I did not even know it was known outside the family and friends of the Yid (Reb Yitzchok Kogan, the Tzaddik of Leningrad) who taught us to sing it.September 2, 2009 2:20 am at 2:20 am #657438smartcookieMember
JOSEPH: thanks for the welcome. I still read threads here but don’t reply so much due to limited time B”H.
MEPAL: whooo… Misunderstanding here… Of course those two are very different, but he has produced many cds with the yankel style already too. All his chabad cds are on that track. Whatever it is, I enjoy it.September 2, 2009 3:26 am at 3:26 am #657439youngbutnotstupidMember
whats the special ‘style’ going on here? didnt hear it yet. care to share…?September 2, 2009 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm #657440
youngbutnotstupid- basically Bein Kach was a CD that is up to date and more belonging to this day and age as oppose to Yankel which has a very old-fashioned taste to it.
mepal- It’s certainly fresh but it’s definitely not new!!! (Unless your a dinosaur)September 2, 2009 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #657441
youngbutnot- firstly, welcome back to the CR 🙂
secondly, “Yankel” happens to be chabad niggunim. I’m not a fan of chassidish niggunim CDs- but Fried’s are special. Listen and you’ll see/hear (he also has other CDs like it- “Avinu Malkeinu” etc.)September 2, 2009 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm #657442
Smartcookie, Avremel’s earlier Chabad CD’s were mostly far more common songs that anyone who went to a Chabad House or a Chabad school or camp or even followed the Telethon over the years would have heard somewhere.
As a Chabad chossid who is a Jewish music fan, I was surprised to find the niggun I mentioned above on disk as well as all the others which are totally unfamiliar to me.
They are probably originally recorded on the largely internal “Nichoach” sets of niggunim disks that are sold in the community but few even among us listen to those disks for enjoyment.
What is more, Fort a Yiddele is about the grandfather AH of two people I know very well, a rov in a remote location who almost drowned when traveling by raft in South America. At least one of the subject’s grandchildren had never heard the song before this disk, though I did hear it on an 8th Day album (AF’s nephews) and I have seen the words to it in a benscher given out at a fancy simcha.
Not only is Avremel a great performer, but he is a baal menagen who wants to share niggunim from both his own family traditions (he is a descendant of the Baal Divrei Chaim of Sanz) and the annals of our shared Chabad chassidus and bring them to the public. He therefore follows in the footsteps of Reb BenZion Shenker, Reb Dovid Werdyger, Reb Chaim Banet and the Belz baalei menagen who have brought real neginah into the realm of popular Jewish music. Ken yirbu; for all that I enjoy Jewish pop this is far more real.September 2, 2009 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #657443mepalMember
noitall, to confirm your suspicion, I’ll confess. I AM a dinosaur ;). What I meant was, most cd’s these days sound more like Bein Kach. Yankel is a totally different style. Yes, you’re right, its not new!
young, WELCOME BACK!!September 2, 2009 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #657444
KiloBear- I couldn’t agree moreSeptember 2, 2009 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #657445
kilobear- when is the next chabad telethon?September 2, 2009 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm #657446
goody, you are a chabadnik? i thought you are with shony?!?! He’s not chabad? dSeptember 2, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #657447
goody, don’t tell me what to do!!! LOLSeptember 2, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #657448
Telethon is 13 September 2009.September 3, 2009 1:06 am at 1:06 am #657449
all i remember is avraham frieds kol nidrei which was very nice. but i think they go way overboardSeptember 3, 2009 1:10 am at 1:10 am #657450
what do you mean “overboard”September 4, 2009 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #657451GezuntheitMember
isnt this gonna get into loshon haraSeptember 4, 2009 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #657452
Gezuntheit- only if you make it!September 4, 2009 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm #657453
getting not frum celebrities, putting it on tv…..
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