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    DaasYochid ☕
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    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.

    #1301017

    ubiquitin
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    OOOOH good thread

    My favorite album is Sameach by Mendy Wald
    (I’m not saying it is the best per se)

    #1301029

    DaasYochid ☕
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    Sameach by Mendy Wald

    Nice album. There are at least a couple of classic songs on it.

    #1301065

    👑RebYidd23
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    Misplaced by Moshav Band.

    #1301068

    DaasYochid ☕
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    Misplaced by Moshav Band.

    I’ve never heard it.

    #1301115

    DaMoshe
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    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
    Regesh 3
    The Rabbis Sons – Halelu
    MBD – I’d Rather Pray and Sing

    #1301119

    DaasYochid ☕
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    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.)

    #1301131

    oyyoyyoy
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    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.

    #1301140

    👑RebYidd23
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    A lot of albums have one or two great songs and a bunch of filler.

    #1301153

    JGS613
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    The first Aish album, Journeys 3, and Dveykus 2 also rank as favorites.

    #1301152

    JGS613
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    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.

    #1301158

    DaasYochid ☕
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    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.

    #1301159

    DaasYochid ☕
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    The first Aish album, Journeys 3, and Dveykus 2 also rank as favorites.

    All good choices, although I would pick Journeys 1 sooner.

    #1301164

    DaasYochid ☕
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    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.

    #1301165

    DaasYochid ☕
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    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.

    #1301172

    DaasYochid ☕
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    Oh, and how can I forget about the first Toronto Pirchei record? Put that towards the top of my list.

    #1301181

    Clear Thinker
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    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!

    #1301183

    DaasYochid ☕
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    Also, Vahaviosim. I would find it hard to argue that it’s not the greatest. Neck and neck with D’veykus III.

    #1301193

    Geordie613
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    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.

    #1301440

    DaasYochid ☕
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    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.

    #1301557

    golfer
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    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?

    #1301627

    DaasYochid ☕
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    Golfer, I haven’t even brought up Yossele Rosenblatt yet.

    #1301646

    Geordie613
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    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.

    #1301663

    DaasYochid ☕
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    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.

    #1301738

    👑RebYidd23
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    A classic is something old enough that you know it has no expiration date.

    #1301739

    oyyoyyoy
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    kinda by definition theyre around longer so u actually dont have to be so old

    #1303325

    DaasYochid ☕
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    The first Kol Salonika.

    #1303332

    GG boy
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    I’d say Journeys 3 and Miami Boys Choir Min Hashomayim

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