Otto Manic Presents: Israeli Psych Funk

Rosh Hashanah is one week away, which means it’s about that time for secular Semites to start dipping apples in honey (dipped spliffs) and spell checking how to spell Rosh Hashanah. How would I...
By    September 21, 2011

Rosh Hashanah is one week away, which means it’s about that time for secular Semites to start dipping apples in honey (dipped spliffs) and spell checking how to spell Rosh Hashanah. How would I know how to do that? I dropped out of Hebrew School to take private lessons with a West Virginian reform Rabbi who had formerly been Jerry West’s basketball coach. Jules Rivlin was also an All-American basketball player during the time when Jews were able to be All-American basketball players. Moreover, he was a wise man who instilled priceless knowledge about the power of education, which I have squandered on semi-professional blogging. I’m sorry, Jules.

Jules has gone to the great Macabbi squad in sky so I can’t regale him with this Israeli psychedelic rock mix cobbled together by the German DJ Otto Manic. For what it’s worth, this might be the best gesture of goodwill by a German towards a Jew in decades. I’m not particularly into the ethnic pride thing, but there’s a part of me that’s stunned by how dirty and dusted this psych rock is. Then again, Israel is essentially one large archeological site — therein…

The tracklist is below the jump. Mandatory listening for those who have pondered if Abraham was on psychedelics when he had visions of burning bushes. Jules was more the Big Band type, but I think he would have dug this. You will too.

Via Ghostcapital

Otto Manic presents Israeli Psych Funk by Cosmic Shake

Tracklist
1 Arik Einstein – Hayo Haya
2 Shlomo Gronich – Al Na Telech
3 Shmulik Kraus – Shishi Cham (hot friday)
4 Aharit Hayamim – Hit’amlut Boker
5 Danny Ben Israel – Capara
6 Hazohar Ha’shvi’i – Metziltayim
7 Hasmenim Vearazim – Yeah Yeah Ma Yaeh
8 Zohar Levi – Ani Bedarki Lamosad Hasagur (im on my way to the asylum)
9 Shimshon Miel – Hitnasut Be Amsterdam (an exeperience in Amsterdam)
10 The Churchills – Debka (sung in english)
11 Aris San – Boom Pam (sung in greek)
12 Zohar Argov – Et Dodim Kala
13 Lehakat Tzlilei Haoud – Neimat Pop Oud
14 Aliza Azikri – Yafo
15 Jacky Galil – Tachposet Chadasha
16 Yoram Arbel – Ani Etsba Et Ha’Shalechet
17 Hagashash Hachiver – Toda Raba (thanks a lot)

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