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Passover Songs And More 5779

 

Passover Songs And More 5779 (Randyjw; April 18, 2019)

 

 

Bachatzi Halayla (Midnight Escape) – Yehudah Katz

Published on Apr 2, 2012

(https://youtu.be/u0UN_06tess?list=PL5SpPWIeTwWNr_4EOsuabEG3-7YdmU4_S)

 

 

Od Yishama (There Will Be Heard) – Shlomo Katz

Published on Apr 23, 2012

(https://youtu.be/_DbMc-xbYOQ)

 

 

(Added April 24, 2019):

Mordechai Ben David – Kumzits 1 / Shiru LaMelech

Published on Oct 27, 2015

(https://youtu.be/nCbTQZNWpns)

 

 

All About Those Plagues – Chuck Green

Published on Mar 23, 2015

(https://youtu.be/biBGKDoolCk?list=PLKfigRKHaOCiC8FTF2ZQ16TrNohxpZg5o)

 

Passover Rhapsody – A Jewish Rock Opera – aish.com

Published on Mar 27, 2012

(https://youtu.be/BRWNrk7FxG4)

 

 

Avadim Hayinu (We Were Slaves) – Yuval Grumer

Published on Apr 16, 2019

(https://youtu.be/qg21q0koFJY)

 

 

Pessach Medley with Micha Gamerman (Official Animation Video) –

Published on Apr 5, 2017

(https://youtu.be/0VeH2DARmFE)

 

 

The Passover Seder Symbols Song – runsing

Published on Apr 7, 2008

(https://youtu.be/awl1KCo_oZ0?list=PLEF01FC549202E9E1)

 

 

JEWSIC PASSOVER MUSIC VIDEO – The Jewsicgroup

Published on Apr 12, 2011

(https://youtu.be/EWG4GGmw06E)

 

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Ofir Ben Shitrit

 

Ofir Ben Shitrit (Randyjw; December 28, 2018)

 

Introducing Ofir Ben Shitrit to you (music performed and sung by female Jewish Orthodox person):

 

(https://youtu.be/EPQrWRrk26s)

 

 

Eli, Eli:

(https://youtu.be/QgEHWyQsi_k)

 

(https://youtu.be/1IR3CIhrkw0?list=PLC2Ejqlmbo1_KHSbkw5iN5LEL9pnZa2Kg)

 

Ofir Ben Shitrit – Im Ninalu:

(https://youtu.be/eY0wvCztlLA?list=PLC2Ejqlmbo1_KHSbkw5iN5LEL9pnZa2Kg)

 

 

(https://youtu.be/hSWqvnDSM7E?list=PLIEZHK9LRlqOKONrK37waNjOvOFCCOMc4)

 

(https://youtu.be/VXLpF9tLpVA?list=PLIEZHK9LRlqOKONrK37waNjOvOFCCOMc4)

 

(https://youtu.be/ZUmw–oRDig?list=PLIEZHK9LRlqOKONrK37waNjOvOFCCOMc4)

 

 

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Sundown, March 30, 2018 – A Pictorial/Musical Pesach

Sundown, March 30, 2018 – A Pictorial/Musical Pesach (Randyjw; March 29, 2018):

 

 

 

Songs on the Passover theme (collected from previous postings):

 

 

Gad Elbaz – Mah Nishtanah:

 

(https://youtu.be/A1rH7rYuZQE)

 

 

Rae Antonoff – Mah Nishtanah (this is the version I sing, but a bit faster):

 

(https://youtu.be/V4oSJRvw0l8)

 

 

Dayenu / Hebrew, edited  (Urdu translation):

 

(https://youtu.be/fcqFGUh_4bg)

 

 

Avi Begun – Dayenu / Hebrew (this is a different song. It’s beautiful. It’s dedicated in the memories of four souls killed in the rampage of terror attacks in Toulouse, France):

(https://youtu.be/tqBeqA_gdxk)

 

 

Jesse Macht – A Different “Dayenu” (I really liked this guy):

(https://youtu.be/EvwxSsJryYU)

 

 

Pete Seeger – Dayenu:

(https://youtu.be/3FLE0nMulAI)

 

 

Chava Alberstein – Chad Gadya:

(https://youtu.be/DHdVYy5B6JM)

 

 

Chaim Parchi – Chad Gadya:

(https://youtu.be/WS9owtlUEe0)

 

 

Chad Gadya – Spanish and Moroccan:

(https://youtu.be/CVGnOqO9A8g)

 

 

Jay Levy – Chad Gadya (this is similar to the version I know):

(https://youtu.be/wnVE3pB_2Fc)

 

 

Eden Mi Qedem – Chad Gadya (Syrian Jewish, in Arabic):

(https://youtu.be/ed-nl2bQmC8)

 

 

Simcha Spot – Purple Chrein (Horseradish with Beets):

(https://youtu.be/AJZpfWE4TyY)

 

 

Ohad Naharin – Echad Mi Yodea (Amir Mizroch Compilation; Contains Nuclear, Jihadist, and War Scenes):

(https://youtu.be/tDio5eHks58)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Share: Musical Passover

 

My Share: Musical Passover (Randyjw; April 11, 2017)

 

It’s my way to share Passover with you. Enjoy!

 

Gad Elbaz – Mah Nishtanah:

(https://youtu.be/A1rH7rYuZQE)

 

Rae Antonoff – Mah Nishtanah (this is the version I sing, but a bit faster):

(https://youtu.be/V4oSJRvw0l8)

 

Garrison Keillor / A Home Prairie Companion – A Sortof Zydeco Version of “Dayenu”:

(https://youtu.be/tFnCcZNY-Uo)

 

 

Dayenu / Hebrew, edited  (Urdu translation):

(https://youtu.be/fcqFGUh_4bg)

 

Avi Begun – Dayenu / Hebrew (this is a different song. It’s beautiful. It’s dedicated in the memories of four souls killed in the rampage of terror attacks in Toulouse, France):

(https://youtu.be/tqBeqA_gdxk)

 

Jesse Macht – A Different “Dayenu” (I really liked this guy):

(https://youtu.be/EvwxSsJryYU)

 

Pete Seeger – Dayenu:

(https://youtu.be/3FLE0nMulAI)

 

Chava Alberstein – Chad Gadya:

(https://youtu.be/DHdVYy5B6JM)

 

Chaim Parchi – Chad Gadya:

(https://youtu.be/WS9owtlUEe0)

 

Chad Gadya – Spanish and Moroccan:

(https://youtu.be/CVGnOqO9A8g)

 

Jay Levy – Chad Gadya (this is similar to the version I know):

(https://youtu.be/wnVE3pB_2Fc)

 

Eden Mi Qedem – Chad Gadya (Syrian Jewish, in Arabic):

(https://youtu.be/ed-nl2bQmC8)

 

Simcha Spot – Purple Chrein (Horseradish with Beets):

(https://youtu.be/AJZpfWE4TyY)

 

Ohad Naharin – Echad Mi Yodea (Amir Mizroch Compilation; Contains Nuclear, Jihadist, and War Scenes)

(https://youtu.be/tDio5eHks58)

 

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A Breath of Fresh Air

 

A Breath of Fresh Air (Randyjw; December 2, 2016)

 

The earth is on fire, and we’re just beginning to see its flames finally extinguished after days-long blazes ravaged lands in Israel and in the state of Tennessee, within the United States. In some of the area’s worst fires, thousands have been evacuated from their homes, left devastated in the finality of finding their homes turned to rubble amongst the ash. It’s asked that you please help the victims of these devastations, in any ways that you can, to help them in their needs, so that they can rebuild their lives and homes, once again.

 

More than 80,000 people in Israel were evacuated, and many are facing homelessness. Where surveillance footage exists, we find that many instances of the numerous fires were started by Arab terrorists committing arson to burn the land of the Jewish home. Combined with world discriminatory actions against the Jews, such as: the European Union’s insistence upon labeling goods produced in Judea and Samaria; UNESCO, the recent cultural branch of the United Nations, transforming, with the swipe of a pen, Jewish Holy sites into Arab ones; and student campus associations, churches, and others worldwide engaging in unlawful discriminatory actions against Jews via calls for divestment/boycotts/sanctions against the Jewish State, known in parlance as “BDS”; all have been absorbed by the Jewish people with their lives and with tremendous sadness for the state of humanity in the present world.

 

Thankfully, there are many people who will fight to be our friends; we are so thankful. Visitors to Israel, to see the sites, to see the history, to share your FAITH, and your support, we thank you. Trade partners and investors, we thank you. Artists and performers, for being unafraid and for standing with Israel, we thank you. Some of these, as I’ve listed (and thanked) earlier, include Alicia Keys and Carlos Santana — two awesome musicians, and even this.

 

What would the soundtrack of your life sound like? Who would be on it, and why? While I haven’t ever expanded on that exercise, I have put together a few playlists in my lifetime. The ones on this site I’ve made include one with references to the word “Spain”, or “Spanish”; one of songs evoking a feeling of a cozy, local-area song venue in an era of 20’s/30’s-ish sounds; one by way of introduction to the sounds of Jewish life in Israel and in exile; and another from my favorite songs in the tapestry of my life in America, showing the eras through a cultural lens via the sounds they produced. All of these are for educational purposes to showcase a range of styles, cultures, eras, interpretational references and associations as envisioned by others, and more. Please use them for informational insight and exploration.

 

This last list, it’s songs and its eras, reveals a slice of life lived in the American dream over the past half century. It incorporates the music I heard growing up, with influences I associate with my parents’ own preferences, to the changing beats of classic rock, easy-listening, disco, rhythm and blues, and more.

 

One that most resembles the days I yearn for is the carefree sounds of the ’70’s. Growing up, I didn’t care much for most of the genre, but some of the bands and songs out of this time-frame really were exceptional. With time and exposure to the sounds, I have since become an aficionado of the era. One of the most representative bands of the music of these times is Air Supply. Their very popular songs were constantly heard over the airwaves, and formed many a dance-hall d.j.’s most-requested songtracks.

 

Better than that, Air Supply was scheduled to play a concert tour of several performances in Israel. Breaking BDS, these brave souls were all set to astound the newest young listeners in Israel, when the fires broke out during the midst of their performing schedule. Rather than leave many disappointed fans, they instead chose to give more, beyond their initial willingness to play to Israel’s audiences; they provided an additional 200 tickets to their concerts so that the wives of firefighters could attend an evening of song, and help to calm their worry.

 

You are a blessing, Air Supply. Thank you for that added breath of fresh air.

 

Hear the sound of fresh air in this sub-titled, compiled video from YouTube of one of Air Supply’s most-famous songs, “Lost In Love”. It is an example of the carefree sounds of the times in which it was made (and I wish they were still like, now). I, personally, love this song…

(https://youtu.be/3G4nyXNleq0)

 

To read the article, please see:

 

Jewish Press News Brief. “Air Supply Gives Away 200 Free Concert Tickets to Firemen’s Wives”; Jewish Press.com, November 27, 2016:

(http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/air-supply-gives-away-200-concert-tickets-to-firemens-wives/2016/11/27/)

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Randy’s Reviews – Randy’s Record Reviews: Putumayo Presents… African Odyssey

 

Randy’s Reviews – Randy’s Record Reviews: Putumayo Presents… African Odyssey (Randyjw; October 22, 2016)

 

Putumayo Presents… African Odyssey. (p) and © 2001 Putumayo World Music: 411 Lafayette, 4th Fl., New York, New York 10003 ph: (212) 625-1400; (www.putumayo.com). Barcode Reader: 790248019123; ISBN: 1587590476.

 

Another compilation disc of African music from around the region presented on an acoustic level with profundity and sophistication.

 

1. Manecas Costa – Fundu Di Matu  – Guinea-Bissau (5:30)

Portuguese-influenced song.

 

*2. Seydu – The Well – Sierra Leone (4:22)

Interesting; hard to peg; really nice. Soft, rambling xylophone and percussion, in a ’70’s, jazzy-ish style with scary punches of accent on the highs.

 

3. Les Go – Sou – Ivory Coast (3:12)

Plucky and monochromatic. Complex arrangements of overlaid vocals to simple music in offbeat rhythm.

 

*4. Oliver Mtukudzi – Raki – Zimbabwe (7:05)

Slow-moving reggae-ish sound. I like it; it grows on you, throughout, ’til you’re slo-mo bopping.

 

5. Augusto Cego – Mar – Cape Verde (5:15)

Ocean tide and Portuguese guitar in a ballad style.

 

*6. Bidinte – Kecu Minino Na Tchora – Guinea-Bissau (3:14)

I love this happy, little song with its bluesy start and scale-runs and “Junior” -like backup.

 

*7. Aura Msimang – Kulala – South Africa (4:34)

This is a really neat one with multiple influences presented in such a cool-sounding mix.

 

8. Adama Yalomba – Miri Yoro – Mali (8:24)

Steely strings and wah-wah synth combined with a low voice makes for some really weird and great stuff.

 

9. Doctor King’esi – Nipelaki Kwa Baba – Kenya (2:54)

Reminds me of some old, Israeli music.

 

10. Habib Koite’ – Sinama Denw – Mali (3:25)

Interesting notes put together in a unique minor-major way (puns always intended).

 

Starred standouts on this album include tracks: 2, 4, 6 and 7.

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Chanteuse: Smoky Set for Jazz and Piano

 

Chanteuse: Smoky Set for Jazz and Piano (Randyjw; September 2, 2016)

 

1.. I’ll Never Smile Again – Jo Stafford

https://youtu.be/aZ8COLbG5wA

 

2.. Girl from Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto

https://youtu.be/giyzx-xeLko

 

3.. Downtown – Petula Clark

https://youtu.be/l60S18sG3_U

 

4.. By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glenn Campbell

https://youtu.be/0NeHeNZkH7k

 

5.. If I Had a Hammer – Peter, Paul and Mary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKgm9ARmOMM&list=RDAKgm9ARmOMM

 

6.. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Engelbert Humperdinck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J35KrD0t_VU&list=RDJ35KrD0t_VU

 

7.. Leaving On a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul and Mary

https://youtu.be/F9pbDeUmpnwe

 

8.. Ebb Tide – Arthur Prysock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6w58QvLn1M&list=RDI6w58QvLn1M

 

9.. The Windmills of Your Mind – Neil Diamond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEDtJrhAkF0&list=RDdEDtJrhAkF0

 

10.. Sunny – Bobby Hebb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILEXei9rfhw&list=RDILEXei9rfhw

 

11.. La Vie en Rose – Foxtails Brigade

https://youtu.be/-NK9zdPj-os

 

12.. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

https://youtu.be/YuKfiH0Scao

 

13.. Golden Earrings – Peggy Lee

https://youtu.be/qWnVg5eidq8

 

14.. Autumn Leaves – Frank Sinatra

https://youtu.be/zWmLw1dZSWc

 

15.. Didn’t We? – Glenn Campbell

https://youtu.be/7u4G50iBkK0

 

16.. Meditation – Foxtails Brigade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-zEidLuKYk&list=RD0-zEidLuKYk

 

17.. Les Feuilles Mortes – Yves Montand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo1C6E7jbPw&list=RDXo1C6E7jbPw

 

18.. Qualche Stupido Ti Amo (Italian) – Andrea Bocelli and Victoria Berti

https://youtu.be/yzyEsiivVD0

 

Or:

Saying Something Stupid Like I Love You (English) – Frank and Nancy Sinatra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meQUdezfMhk&list=RDmeQUdezfMhk

 

19.. The Very Thought of You – Engelbert Humperdinck

https://youtu.be/5E1ugy_-ogQ

 

20.. Senza Fine – Peggy Lee

https://youtu.be/7GzEGMJnOfw

 

21.. Those Were the Days – Mary Hopkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUsmEcJSdzc&list=RDZUsmEcJSdzc

 

 

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