Two years in the making, The Songs We Sing Volume 2 is the follow up to the bestselling 2000 release The Songs We Sing. Volume Two includes contemporary versions of 28 classics of Jewish music, a sampler of tunes from a wide range of realms: North America, Europe, and Israel, Ashkenazic and Sephardic, presented as loving ballads, jazz, klezmer, latin, folk, pop, and rock. These are the "common denominator" songs that unite the Jewish people. Impeccably recorded by Sam and his full band of world-class musicians and an array of guest vocalists, this double-length program squeezes nearly 79 minutes of music onto one CD. Transliterated lyrics are included.
Sam Glaserís latest release Hallel is a jubilant musical experience that expresses mankindís ultimate joy and deepest gratitude. Incorporating the full text of the Hallel Service, the climax of the prayers on most Jewish holidays, the Psalms of King David take on a new life within sophisticated new settings.
Marking his twentieth CD release, Glaser reaches new heights with his heartfelt compositions, rich baritone voice, and detailed, state-of-the-art production. The fifty-two minutes of music highlight the innovative arrangements of Sam and his eight piece band, strings, adult and childrenís choirs, and an array of guest vocalists.
1. Haleluya Halílu
2. Bítzeit Yisrael
3. Lo Lanu
6. Ma Ashiv
7. Halílu et Hashem
8. Min Hameytzar
9. Pitchu Li
11. Baruch Haba
Rock your world this Chanukah with a wild musical adventure celebrating this favorite of family holidays. Sam Glaser and his band of virtuoso players are joined by all-star vocalists and a choir from the Harkham Hillel Academy in Los Angeles, singing Chanukah hits old and new. With not-so-subtle musical influences ranging from The Beatles to Smokey Robinson to Van Halen to Louis Jordan, this collection of over twenty songs injects fresh energy and meaning into the Festival of Lights. Sam Glaser's Rockin' Chanukah Revue is guaranteed to rock all ages!
b'shert for Jewish music veterans
Sam Glaser and
Bruce Burger) to join together in this nigun project, a CD collaboration that was over a year in the making! They take the traditional Jewish wordless song to new heights with 19 singably contagious reggae-klezmer-worldbeat arrangements of nigunim, both ancient and new (including many of Sam's original compositions). This recording, with over seventy-four minutes of music lovingly produced and arranged with their ten piece
Nigun Unlimited Orchestra, also features guest vocal performances by members of
Moshav Band, Blue Fringe, Soul Farm, Gershon Veroba, Six13, B'samim, Kol Zimra, and
Beatachon. Selections include:
Aliyah, If You Believe, Melawach, Ob La Nigun, M'nucha V'simcha, Bar Yochai, David Melech Yisrael, Nigun Hachayal, L'chayim Nigun, Mizmor L'david, 2000 Year Old Nigun, Meshuganigun, Levaya, T'shuva Nigun, Abracadabra, Al Tira, Kislev, Hertzeliya Hoedown, and
Daled Bavot. The twin souls of Sam and Bruce have met, intertwined, and made beautiful music together!
From joyous to contemplative, these nigunim update the tradition with klezmer and reggae overtones.
With 16 Jewish and secular recordings to his credit and his annual fifty city concert tour, Sam Glaser, is one busy guy! This compilation CD of 18 of the best of his songs spans the years from 1992 to 2006, and captures the excitement and diversity that have marked each of Sam's albums. You will find from HINENI favorites Hineni and Shabbas; from A DAY IN THE LIFE, classics Oseh Shalom, Modeh Ani, Learning Machine, and Born To Remember; from ACROSS THE RIVER, highlights Across The River and Blessing; from KOL BAMIDBAR the memorable My Letter In The Torah and Unbreakable Soul; from THE SONGS WE SING a spirited rendition of Adon Olam; from THE BRIDGE, Jewish unity builders In Israel and Od Yishama; from CHASHMAL, a dance-mix version of Asher Bara; from PRESENCE,Shehechiyanu, a prelude to Shabbat observance; from SOAP SOUP, the lullaby Precious Angel; from THE NIGGUN PROJECT, a collaboration with RebbeSoulDovid Melech Yisrael; and a CD single version of Hatikva. We're sure this "sam"pler of Glaser's songs will whet your appetite to explore his entire catalog of contemporary songs. Sam's heartfelt lyrics often joined with liturgy, his wonderful melodies, and his dynamic performance style make his recordings a welcome addition to any Jewish music collection!
Bright and well orchestrated melodies, full and wholehearted vocals - here is Sam Glaser! This collection is a wonderful introduction to those not familiar with Glaser's work, or a fantastic addition to a fan's collection.
And now for the first time - two complete CDs for the price of one!
Sam Glaser has recorded 11 of his most evocative selections from four previous recordings with concert pianist
Sha-Rone Kushnir. Disc #1 includes the reinterpreted songs in an improvisational, intimate piano/vocal format. Disc #2 duplicates the exact program but with piano only, to serve as a meditational backdrop. Using Hebrew lyrics from liturgy interwoven with Sam's English interpretations,
EDGE OF LIGHT takes the listener on a profound journey of the mind and spirit. Lyrics, translations and transliterations are enclosed in the CD folder. These recordings are a gift from Sam to all of us who need to take time out of our busy lives to pause and reconnect with the world around us. You will be inspired by:
Ani Ma'amin, Kah Ribon, V'erastich Li, Aylecho, Kol HaOlam, My Letter in the Torah, Elokai, Pitchu Li, Ma Yakar, V'ha'er Eyneynu, Yisrael, and the bonus track
Truly a beautiful partnership -
Sha-Rone Kushnir's lovely piano and
Sam Glaser's expressive vocals.
PRESENCE is Sam Glaser's most sophisticated and spiritual album to date, a labor of love three years in the making. These 15 moving original compositions, using Hebrew liturgy and Psalms interwoven with English interpretations, envelope the senses with seamless craftsmanship and powerful images. The recording focuses on everyday opportunities for enhancing our relationship with the Creator. Beautifully recorded by Sam and his talented ensemble of musicians, this production raises the bar for studio recording quality in the Jewish arena! Lyrics, translations and transliterations are enclosed in the accompanying liner notes. Favorites include: Ma Ashiv, Achat Shoalti, Tree of Life, Sos Tasis, Bo'i V'shalom, Shehecheyanu, Presence, Havdalah, Believe in Me, Al Keyn, Av Harachamim, and more!
Sponsored by Israel's Common Denominator organization, THE BRIDGE marks Sam's sixth Jewish album and the culmination of a decade of concert tours reaching out to hundreds of Jewish communities worldwide. These 15 original Hebrew and English songs are a vibrant and energetic extension of Sam's life focus, Jewish pride and unity. Accompanied by his accomplished 9 piece band, Sam's heartfelt vocals and harmonies are sure to move you to sing, dance, and celebrate together. Favorites include: Al Shlosha D'varim, Od Yishama, Baruch Hamakom, Adon Olam, Im Eyn Ani Li, Eyes Are Open (lyrics by Neshama Carlebach), Love To Understand (music and lyrics by Sam Glaser & Julie Silver), Halelu, and more!
Multi-talented Sam Glaser sparkles as a composer, arranger, producer, and performer on this exciting recording. Subtitled "A Musical Journey Through the Five Books of Moses," it celebrates the gift of Torah, and features The Kol Bamidbar Children's Choir, a combination of several Los Angeles youth choirs. Thirteen delightful original Hebrew and English songs in Sam's well-loved, familiar style include favorites: My Letter In The Torah, Keep The Dream Alive, Kol Bamidbar, I Count, Uv'ney Yerushalayim, Milk and Honey, The Bat Mitzvah Song ... and more!
This remarkable release is a "contemporary approach to sixteen classics of popular Jewish music performed with passion and precision by Sam Glaser and his world-class seven piece band." The peaceful, romantic harmonies throughout the recording are spiritually uplifting and emotionally elevating. Feel the power and pride of being Jewish with this collection of all-time favorites: Adon Olam, Bashana Haba'a, Dodi Li/Miserlu, Erev Shel Shoshanim, Kol HaOlam Kulo, Bilvavi and many more! Includes nearly seventy minutes of music, lyrics, translations and sources.
Sam Glaser and his band present their third Jewish album of uplifting contemporary English and Hebrew songs, now remastered and sounding better than ever on its tenth anniversary. A staple in thousands of Jewish music collections, Across the River is a collection of 16 original songs about Jewish holidays, life cycle events, and the eternal connection with the Land of Israel.
Sam Glaser's second recording of 14 heartfelt compositions that celebrate the daily journey of the Jewish soul. A refreshing synthesis of musical styles in an uplifting testimony to the power of melody, meditation, and prayer. Hebrew and English selections include Modeh Ani, Ve'erastich Li, Oseh Shalom, Lift My Eyes, Learnin' Machine, A Day In The Life, Born To Remember ... and more!
Sam Glaser launched his Jewish music recording career with HINENI ... HERE I AM. Fourteen spiritual and energetic rock, jazz and soulful tunes combine with biblical, liturgical and Jewish holiday motifs, tracing the brilliant spectrum of today's Jewish Experience. Original Hebrew and English favorites include: Hineni, Shabbas, Ani Ma-amin, Y'varech'cha, Kol Haolam, M'arba Kanfot Ha'aretz, The End Of The Line ... and more!
We know you will enjoy these selections!
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