Klezmatics, the / Rise Up!/Shteyt Oyf!
Album: Rise Up!/Shteyt Oyf!   Collection:World
Artist:Klezmatics, the   Added:May 2003
Label:Rounder Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-19 Pull Date: 2003-12-21 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 21 Dec 14 Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 20, 2016: That's Not Bluegrass
Katz Un Moyz
4. Dec 13, 2011: That's Not Bluegrass
St. John's Nign
2. Dec 08, 2016: Melange
Katz Un Moyz, Klezmorimlekh Mayne Libinke
5. Aug 16, 2011: That's Not Bluegrass
Yo Riboyn Olam
3. Jun 02, 2016: Melange
6. Feb 20, 2010: Music Casserole
Yo Riboyn Olam

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-10-07
Klezmer from the modern masters, revivalists, and updaters of the form, the self-nominated Jews with Horns. Old-timey melodies, daring extensions to them, and a couple of duds, truth be told. Lyrics printed in Yiddish and English and song titles in both those plus Hebrew.

1. Keening invitation to fellows; beautifully earnest vocal
2. Complex, possessed-by-the-spirit-of-jazz composition; the rhythm section puts down a sophisticated polyrhythm while sax, violin, accordion, and piano take turns flying around the melody; the choruses are all swooping grace
3. Delicate vocals and tender trumpet on a religious song
4. Wordless vocals – adult and kiddies – on an upbeat dance tune with plenty solos to go ‘round
5. Catchy tune and simple, on-the-nailhead lyrics about the distinction between religious texts and tenets and the crazy ends practitioners put them to … but by the third iteration of the point it’s a bit tedious; bonus tedium remix on track 15
6. Delicate instro with piano and flute
7. Full-bodied arrangement of a traditional song; choir helps out on choruses, simple percussive backing, and harmonious harmonium from Myra Melford
8. Another upbeat dance – Balkan in feel, as indicated by the title
9. Little ditty with stingy stabs of clarinet, sax, violin
10. A cleansing bit of pastoral beauty; simple, sparse
11. Klezmer Bolero … OK, maybe not quite as epic or fierce
12. Great tension-release with very tentative verses and a gorgeous chorus; heartbreakingly tender singing throughout
13. Clowning Purim celebration song; love the silly basso and falsetto vocal bits
14. Gypsy-like dance of many complex flavors
15. Slight edit of track 5

Track Listing
1. Klezmorimlekh Mayne Libinke   8. Bulgars #2
2. Katz Un Moyz   9. Barikadn
3. Lshn-Koydesh   10. Davenen
4. Tepel   11. St. John's Nign
5. I Ain't Afraid   12. Hevl Iz Havolim
6. Di Gayster   13. Makht Oyf
7. Yo Riboyn Olam   14. Perets-Tants
  15. I Ain't Afraid (Edit)