Yearly Archives: 2001

Adonai and I

David Gould has released “Adonai and I”. A dub remix of the CD is coming out in November on Tzadik Records as “Adonai in Dub”- “Adonai and I” performs “spirit-infused roots reggae interpretations of traditional hebrew prayers, psalms, and melodies.” David Gould started the band, which currently is made up of: Craig Akira Fujita- vocals, percussion (Pressure Cooker, Joint Chiefs); Lisa Beth Gould- vocals, percussion ;David “Solid” Gould- bass (formerly of John Brown’s Body); Bill Carbone- drums (Miracle Orchestra, Mang Dub); Paul Walstencroft- organ, keys (Jiggle the Handle, Knockout);John Trama- guitar (Moonboot Lover, Rockett Band); Marc Berney- trumpet (Skatalites, Klezmer Conservatory Band); Jared Simms- tenor sax, flute (Miracle Orchestra); Brian Thomas- trombone (Pocket, Nozmo King); Dave Szabita- trumpet, flugelhorn (Nozmo King); Joshua Driscoll- sound engineer, live dubbing mastery (former JBB sound engineer).…

Music in Lubavitcher life

By Ellen Koskoff

Did you every want to know what all the da di di di da and bam bam bam were really all about in the nigunim of Lubavitcher Hasidim? Do you know how the music reflects their philosophy of the two souls?

Let me recommend “Music in Lubavitcher Life” by Ellen Koskoff. I can tell you it’s something that it will fascinate a lot of people.

There are so many questions about Hasidism and their music that are answered by this book. It’s insightful and full of information presented in a very clear, understandable and readable way. While the book is academic, with plenty of research and bibliography, it’s still quite easy to read. And there are lots of specific musical examples and explanations. Ellen has done original ethnographic fieldwork among the community as she’s been interested in the music and working in the Chasidic community for over 25 years.…