Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat recordings?
March 6, 2007 3:59 PM   Subscribe

Is there are good recording of the beautiful Carlebach melodies for Kabbalat Shabbat?

There are some decent versions of some psalms at, but the rabbi who sings them ain't exactly a virtuoso. I'm wondering if there is a CD where more impressive versions can be found?
posted by tabulem to Religion & Philosophy (2 answers total)
Carlebach himself was a masterful songwriter and perhaps musician, but his singing did leave a lot to be desired.

You can find his own recordings everywhere - and I think there is a sort of Bob Dylan effect - you listen past the quality of the voice because the overall impact is so entrancing. One such (comparatively poor) example is: (found via google).

There are lots of contemporary singers and bands who use Carlebach "niggunim" (melodies), but the ones I listen to tend to add their own original songs as well to the albums. Some examples I can throw out are: Yosef Karduner, Chaim Dovid, Soul Farm, C. Lazbom, Eli Kranzler (D'veykus), Moshav Band, and of course, Reb Shlomo's own daughter, Neshama Carlebach (who was graced with a wonderful voice).
posted by prophetsearcher at 5:17 PM on March 6, 2007

check here.
posted by zaelic at 7:37 AM on March 7, 2007

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