June 20, 2017 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #1300938
What is/are your favorite all time Jewish music album(s)?
For the purpose of this discussion, I would like to define “Jewish music” as music made by and for frum people.
Perhaps my favorite all time favorite album is D’veykus III. The compositions, vocals, and musical accompaniments are all fabulous. The opening overture, leading into V’liyerushalayim, followed by the repeated theme from the overture, is one of the most stunning and inspiring pieces of music I have ever heard. The rest of the album is also terrific, with several all time great songs.June 20, 2017 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #1301017ubiquitinParticipant
OOOOH good thread
My favorite album is Sameach by Mendy Wald
(I’m not saying it is the best per se)June 20, 2017 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #1301029
Sameach by Mendy Wald
Nice album. There are at least a couple of classic songs on it.June 20, 2017 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #1301065
Misplaced by Moshav Band.June 20, 2017 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #1301068
Misplaced by Moshav Band.
I’ve never heard it.June 20, 2017 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1301115DaMosheParticipant
Great thread DY!
I think that Dveykus 4 could have been the best of the bunch, except the quality of the music went way down on it. Instead of actual instruments, the whole album sounds like it was played on a keyboard.
Some of my other favorite albums:
Tzlil V’Zemer 2
The Rabbis Sons – Halelu
MBD – I’d Rather Pray and SingJune 20, 2017 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #1301119
I agree about D’veykus 4. Great songs and vocals, but sampled music (except for one or two saxophone solos).
All of those are good choices, particularly the last three you mentioned. (Tzlil V’zemer is nice, but the others are more “all time classics” to me.)June 20, 2017 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #1301131oyyoyyoyParticipant
ubiquitin- Underrated album. Could listen to it over and over with lots of great songs.
Why did albums lose their longevity, was just talking to friend about this. I get so burnt out of songs now. Is it cuz ipods somehow, or maybe theres less depth in the song??
Tomid bsimcha mbd heard like a kizzilion times as as a kid. Great album. I have to think more before answering, some topics you dont just shoot ur mouth off about.June 20, 2017 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #1301140
A lot of albums have one or two great songs and a bunch of filler.June 20, 2017 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #1301153Jewish Music LoverParticipant
The first Aish album, Journeys 3, and Dveykus 2 also rank as favorites.June 20, 2017 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #1301152Jewish Music LoverParticipant
My personal favorites are MBD’s Just One Shabbos, Judaea – World To Come, which was early Yerachmiel Begun work, and Shwekey’s Kolot is certainly the best recording from the past 15 years in terms of song quality, and arrangements.June 20, 2017 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #1301158
A lot of albums have one or two great songs and a bunch of filler.
I wouldn’t consider that an all time classic album. I think an all time classic would have more than two great songs – I would say at least three, and the rest would have to be good.June 20, 2017 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #1301159
The first Aish album, Journeys 3, and Dveykus 2 also rank as favorites.
All good choices, although I would pick Journeys 1 sooner.June 20, 2017 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #1301164
My personal favorites are MBD’s Just One Shabbos, Judaea – World To Come, which was early Yerachmiel Begun work, and Shwekey’s Kolot is certainly the best recording from the past 15 years in terms of song quality, and arrangements.
Just One Shabbos is an all time classic. I think for a while, it was the all time best seller.
Judaea was a very different, unique album at the time. I can understand how it would be on someone’s list.
I’m not familiar with Kolot. I doubt it would be my style, although maybe I’ll try to give it a listen.June 20, 2017 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm #1301165
Others that come to mind: some early Avraham Fried (Goodbye Golus is, to me, a very underrated album, although perhaps underrated albums deserve their own thread), and the first New York School of Jewish Song record. Oh, and a couple of London School of Jewish Song albums – The London School of Jewish Song with Neginah, and Borchi Nafshi.June 20, 2017 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #1301172
Oh, and how can I forget about the first Toronto Pirchei record? Put that towards the top of my list.June 21, 2017 12:40 am at 12:40 am #1301181Clear ThinkerParticipant
The first Toronto Boys Choir had numerous hit songs. V’Omar Bayon Hahu, Horayni Hashem, Achas Shoalti, Uray Vonim, Al tira, Koh Ribon Olam, Modeh Ani and more! Greatest album ever!June 21, 2017 12:44 am at 12:44 am #1301183
Also, Vahaviosim. I would find it hard to argue that it’s not the greatest. Neck and neck with D’veykus III.June 21, 2017 6:09 am at 6:09 am #1301193Geordie613Participant
MBD’s Double Album – Tops!
I think the newest Avraham Fried, Bring the House Down will prove to be a classic. There is a great mix there, something everyone can enjoy.June 21, 2017 10:58 am at 10:58 am #1301440
MBD’s Double Album – Tops!
I hear that.
I think the newest Avraham Fried, Bring the House Down will prove to be a classic. There is a great mix there, something everyone can enjoy.
I’m not that familiar with it, but I would think a mix of such varied styles might make for a wide audience, but it wouldn’t be a “classic” for many individuals.June 21, 2017 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #1301557golferParticipant
Apologize in advance for going off topic but-
Some of the terrific musical selections listed here are seriously old.
Anyone willing to take a stab at guessing the age of the average coffeeroom member?June 21, 2017 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm #1301627
Golfer, I haven’t even brought up Yossele Rosenblatt yet.June 21, 2017 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm #1301646Geordie613Participant
Golfer, Classics are usually old.
I think the average age is around 35.
DY, Bring the House Down is classic in the following way. Jewish music has to inspire people. That is the difference between authentic Jewish music, and the (I’m going to say it…) utter drivel that the rest of the world listens to (with some exceptions). On this album every song is inspiring in a ruchniosdikke way, and enjoyable to listen to just for the music.June 21, 2017 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm #1301663
Geordie, I have no problem if you consider it a classic, and your definition, finding many of the songs inspiring, is a good one. I’m just wondering if a wide audience will be inspired by very different types of songs.June 21, 2017 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #1301738
A classic is something old enough that you know it has no expiration date.June 21, 2017 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #1301739oyyoyyoyParticipant
kinda by definition theyre around longer so u actually dont have to be so oldJune 25, 2017 2:13 am at 2:13 am #1303325
The first Kol Salonika.June 25, 2017 7:17 am at 7:17 am #1303332Ari BlumParticipant
I’d say Journeys 3 and Miami Boys Choir Min Hashomayim
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