By COLlive staff
This seems to be the holiday of the remakes.
Some favorite Jewish and chassidic classics were recently remade in honor of Pesach 5775. With the dry musical season about to begin with Sefiras Haomer, one should take what they can get.
1. Harmony in the bakery
What happens when two chassidic singers visit the Kerestirer Matzah Bakery in Williamsburg? They sing, and sing and sing.
Here’s Isaac Honig and Volvy Adler entertaining the bakers during the 18 minutes.
2. Mitzrayim in Yiddish
Check out this remake to Golus Mitzrayim, a song originally recorded by Mordechai Ben David (MBD) on his 1985 album ‘Let My People Go’.
Singer Shloime Daskal teams up with the Freilach band and the Zemiros Choir group to perform this son in honor of Pesach. It was mixed by Mendy Hershkowitz. Video was taken by Motty Engel.
3. Father and son duet
A father and son from Kharkov, Ukraine, present a remake to Mimitzrayim Gealtanu, a known Chabad niggun that was composed across the Russian border, in the village of Lubavitch.
Yitzhak Halfon and Michoel Halfon recorded the niggun as part of his KolMusAlev production group. The only question is if R’ Hillel Paritcher would approve this version of his favorite niggun.
4. Marcus wannabes
If Shmuley and Bentzi Marcus need an indication that they are a success, here’s one inkling: They have imitators.
Brothers Daniel Alon and Natan Ariel Alon founded a group called the “8th Day Cover Band” in an effort to channel the fame of the two rocking Lubavitch brothers.
The idea came when the two performed at a Lag Baomer event at Chabad of Great Neck and someone told them “they must go on.” So they did and took the Marcus’ Hooleh hit and rewrote the lyrics for a song called Hageulah.
To brush up on their Lubavitch chops, they’re seen dancing on Francis Lewis Boulevard, outside the Rebbe’s Ohel.