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Listen Up!

Listen Up!

Mixed Contemporary Quartet from Chicago, IL.

Listen Up! is Chicago's uniquely compelling Jewish vocal band. Kevin Kirshenbaum, Noah Mishkin, Michael Mann, A.Y. Karsh and Steve Singer deliver an eclectic, energetic mix of Jewish and secular music and styles - all in dynamic harmony. Since 1992, Listen Up! has dazzled and inspired audiences throughout the US and Canada with their eclectic approach to Jewish and secular popular music -- delivering harmony, humor, warmth, and vocal pyrotechnics. The Chicago Tribune writes, "What comes across in every moment of their performance is an adoration for singing -- turning melodies and harmonies on their heads to come up with something unique and full of freshness and appeal."

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Listen Up! : Al Hanisim : 00  1 CD

Listen Up! : Al Hanisim

When the world's only pop,klezmer,jazz,Yiddish,Hebrew,country,western band (with no instruments) has too much time on their hands, there is cause for concern. True!! They wrote that on the back of this, their second CD. Vocal inventions are of increasing importance such as the vocal calliope and violin with hand clap metronome on Ner Li. Then there's the four-square gospel version of "Maoz Tzur" which has you wondering just what in the world is going on just before the medley transition into "Rock of Ages." Unusual juxtapositions of musical styles and forms are the delight of Listen Up.

Songlist: Tov L'Hodot, Ner Li, Dreid'l, Maoz Tzur, Shabbos Nap Shir, Mizmor L'David, Utzu Etza, Vashti's Song, U-Mordechai Yatza, Chag Purim, Al Hanisim

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2226c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Listen Up! : Jewphoria : 00  1 CD

Listen Up! : Jewphoria    onsale

Although Listen Up! has two excellent recordings, "Shimu Na" and "Al Hanisim," in our catalog, we're happy to welcome their latest CD, "Jewphoria," to the Primarily A Cappella label. Listen Up! is Rebecca Singer, Moshe Mann, Michael Mendelson and Steve Singer. Here are 12 fresh and appealing, often funny, mostly Jewish doo-wop songs: "Oy Mamme Bin Ich Farliebt," "Etz Chayim," "Tzena," "Yom Shabbaton," "Al Kol Eileh," "Tzaddik Katamar" (w/violin accompaniment), "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen," "Under the Chuppah" (a takeoff on "Under The Boardwalk"), "Hineh Ba Hashalom," "Tum Balalaika," "Nisayon" and "Hatikvah." What comes across in all songs is a love for singing, a lot of talent and a sense of fun & celebration - an im-pressive third CD. Listen Up! - we want to hear more!

Songlist: Oy Mame Bin Ich Farliebt, Etz Chayim, Tzena, Yom Shabbaton, al Kol Eileh, Tzaddik Katamar, Bei Mir Bist du Schoen, Under The Chuppah, Hineh Ba HaShalom, Tum Balalaika, Nisayon, Hatikvah

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2945c | 1 CD | $1.95 | A Cappella

Listen Up! : Shimu Na : 00  1 CD

Listen Up! : Shimu Na

To use the term crossover for Listen Up is a little bland. How about we use extreme crossover? That comes closer to describing a group whose Jewish roots are found in Hebrew chant, whose rhythmic roots are Klezmer, whose environmental roots are doo-wop, and whose goofy roots are country. Thus we find a liturgical blessing mixed up with "Under The Chopah" (if the Drifters performed at a Jewish wedding), "Jewish Food Jive" which stereotypes most of the traditional cuisine, and back and forth among the religious and secular leavened with with a heavy dose of humor throughout.

Songlist: Hineh Ba Hashalom, Under The Chupah, Jewish Food Jive, Chai, Arise My Love, Dodi Li, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, Tum Balalaika, Ki L'Olam Chasdo, Hatikah

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2225c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

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