One magical night...
The sixth night of Chanukah, 5767
(December 20, 2006), Temple Sholom,
Chicago, Illinois. Rabbi Joe Black, a
leading voice in contemporary American
Jewish music, and The Maxwell Street
Klezmer Band, one of the world's premier
klezmer ensembles, came together for a
very special family Chanukah concert that
had been years in the making. This live
recording captures the exuberance of
Rabbi Joe's music and the energy and creative genius of
some of the world's top klezmer musicians. This CD serves up
a tasty mixture of traditional and contemporary Chanukah
tunes, favorite Rabbi Joe songs, and classic klezmer cuts, in
styles that range from rock 'n roll to bluegrass, funk to jazz
fusion, traditional klezmer to Ladino to country yodeling. And
it all works seamlessly in a joyous celebration of Chanukah!
EIGHT NIGHTS OF JOY by Rabbi Joe Black with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band TRACK LIST AND SAMPLE CLIPS: Click arrow to play preview
Rabbi Joe Black shares with us an infectious sound, blending a mixture of traditional folk melodies with styles ranging from swing to salsa, sweet lullabies to straight ahead rock. Through songs and stories we learn the meaning of Jewish holidays, favorite foods, customs, and the fun of being Jewish. Adults and children love his style!
By popular demand, Rabbi Joe Black has compiled selected songs from his well loved recordings ALEPH BET BOOGIE, EVERYBODY'S GOT A LITTLE MUSIC, LEAVE A LITTLE BIT UNDONE, and SABBATICAL. These 28 compositions, five of which were co-written by Mark Bloom, are expertly transcribed by Gordon Lustig. Melody line, guitar chords, Hebrew, translations, and transliterations are all included in this 110 page perfect bound book published by Lanitunes Music and Sounds Write Productions, Inc.
"A Wedding without a klezmer is was worse than a funeral without tears."
Whether the musicians played violin, clarinet, flute, or bass, their music was the ever-present accompaniment to all Jewish celebrations. Klezmer music is the window to the soul of Yiddish culture. The music on this CD will give the listener a spark to their feet, a tear to the eyes, and a smile to the lips.
From world renown musician, ethnomusicologist, documentarian, and all around great guy comes The Absolutely Complete Klezmer Volume 2! This incredible collection of music can also be found in The Complete Klezmer Songbook available from Transcontinental Music Publication. Yale Strom and his band Hot Pstromi; mix the traditional Klezmer melodies, with a hot new sound like nothing else you have ever heard. Yale and his band take Klezmer to a whole new level; jammin with some 5, 6, 7 minute tunes.
From the first notes of this remarkable recording you'll know it's not the "same old Chanukah music." With joyful exuberance, Julie Silver brings a refreshing new sound to many of our Chanukah favorites. Weaving threads of rock and folk with musical traditions from around the globe, the innovative arrangements and Julie's clear, soulful vocals perfectly capture the powerful message and enduring spirit of Chanukah. An instant favorite for listeners of all ages!
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