If There Would be a Jewish Music Hall of Fame..

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  • #1768932

    pinball
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    Who would you put in?! In our circles, everyone is scared to leave anyone out!
    No brainers- First ballot ( sort of like babe ruth) MBD, Fried, Carlbach, (Yossele Rosenblatt? I guess there should be categories. Special one for Cantors, maybe one for Alternative, Soul)
    I would also put Yaakov Schweky, Miami Boys Choir, Abie
    Wouldn’t pass muster: Wald (could have been very good), (Williger), Dedi ( he could have been huge, started really strong), Yehuda,
    What do u guys think?

    #1768939

    Rabbi Boruch Chait, The Rabbi’s Sons, Country Yossi. Abish Brodt, R’ Shmuel Brazil (or jointly as Regesh), Dovid Werdiger, Ben Zion Schenker, Dveykus, Yigal Calek

    #1768945

    charliehall
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    Arnold Schoenberg should be the first person elected.

    #1768955

    Talmidchochom
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    The trio from Dveikus (were there three singers?) get my vote. What beautiful soul stirring music

    #1768956

    ahgutvurt
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    Charlie hall I’m impressed that you know of atonal music .Much less impressed that you actually like it. Lol
    I know he “reconverted” but was schonberg orthodox ?

    #1768969

    Lightbrite
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    If there were to be a Jewish Hall of Fame, would there be a snack bar to purchase Jewish delicacies? Maybe rugelach, at the very least.

    I would like to visit such a museum of sorts for the food. Then, I shall learn about Jewish music hits.

    Thanks for your consideration!

    #1768981

    takahmamash
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    Ruach Revival a/k/a Ruach Orchestra
    Stanley Miller

    #1768984

    Moyshele
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    My vote would be the folkowing:

    Rosenblatt, Yom Tov Erlich, Ben Zion Shenker, Carlebach, MBD,Yigal Calek, Able Rottenberg, Yisroel Lamm, Yossi Green and Lipa Shmeltzer.

    They all shaped Jewish music to what it is today.

    #1769070

    iacisrmma
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    Dveikus – Elli Kranzler, Yussi Sonnenblick and Rivie Schwebel

    #1769125

    GRATEFULBLAC
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    Megama Duo
    Diaspora Yeshivah Band
    Chaim Dovid Sarasik
    Yosef Karduner

    #1769184

    pinball
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    Great ideas! I see mostly chazanis, and “ old time stuff. Although sometime did say Lipa. Totally agree with that. Talented, tons of material, and a visionary, always pushing the envelope. What about more modern stuff- would u put Yeshiva boys choir? Eli gestner? ( not for singing, contributions to the industry)
    Schlock rock?

    #1769168

    pinball
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    Great comments everyone! Looks like most folks lean towards the “ oldies”. What about the newer singers? ( someone did mention Lipa. Which I agree. Very talented, tons of material and always pushing the envelope). Would you put “ Yeshiva world choir? Eli gerstner? ( more for his accomplishments than singing).
    And yes, of course would have food. Can have old time, traditional food like herring, kugel, schnapps?? And also sushi, steak, all the trimmings

    #1769159

    zahavasdad
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    Chaim Witz

    #1769318

    iacisrmma
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    Most Hall of Fames are for “older” people not those still active.

    #1769325

    Sam Klein
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    Ever heard of Dovid Hamelech the sweet singer of Israel? Did we all forget about him? He sang praises to Hashem every day from midnight until sunrise

    May we all praise Hashem like that

    #1769365

    Talmidchochom
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    Very simple why the oldies are the most sought out for HOF. Today’s singers are cookie cutter molds. They are all the same. No uniqueness that differentiates one from the other. No identity. Those who grew up during the 60s can readily differentiate between the talents of then and the talents of now. The current singers have great boices but the compositions are all the same.

    #1769383

    GG boy
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    Great comments. I’d add Yerachmiel Begun (I know Miami has been mentioned, but I’m highlighting the talented driving force behind the choir. So many great songs over the last 40 years or so!), Mona Rosenblum, Moshe Laufer and Chaim Banet. Oh, and Lenny Solomon, though his music is for a different market really!

    #1769414

    pinball
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    Yehuda green? Ari Goldwag? Songs of Safam?
    Gad Elbaz ( my kids love him)?
    And yes, I’ll put Dovid Hamelech’s harp in the JMHOF if you find it!

    #1769412

    pinball
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    I had that same thought, whether to put in Y Begun separately or not. Really talented.
    Someone once told me that all of Carlbach’s sings sound the same and all sound depressing. ( that comment may be better for the CR controversy section. Don’t totally agree, not a huge fan of his, but obviously a prolific composer someone with a huge impact.

    #1769490

    lakewhut
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    Rivie Schwebel

    #1769493

    Bigbaalsheitah65
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    I hold that there’s no such as thing as goyish music. If the eibeshter put it in the brains of the goyim these niggunim. Then it’s for us yidden to use. Of course not the pruste niggunim, but the regular good country style ones that talk about g-d and family are solid stuff.

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