HanukkA-Sides with Jon Chattman: Songs in the Key of Jew - Meet The Jewbadours; 46 More - Rounding Out A-Sides' Top 100 Songs of 2014

December 17, 2014 4:47 PM

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Sorry Adam Sandler. You very well might have to do yet another Hanukkah song. I have a Jewish duo - a "Jew-O" if you will - who should be added to your arsenal of triumphant Jews. Off topic, you might want to add Ben and Jerry and Coreys Haim and Feldman but I digress. Getting back to my point, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more entertaining duo in New York City today. The Jewbadours (Ariel Hammerstein and Yakob Veivelman) have been gaining fans everywhere they play, and by this time next year, it's quite possible they'll be Jewish household names. Here's why: the musicians can really sing and really play but add a semitic flavor in the cover songs they perform. Case in point: Lionel Richie's classic "Hello" becomes "Shalom."

Earlier this week, Hammerstein and Veivelman stopped by the Music Conservatory of Westchester to film a very acoustic A-Sides session. There, the two sat down for an interview, and performed two cover tracks with subtle Jewishness thrown in which each showcase their love of pop music hits and unappr...

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