MyJewishLearning’s new versions of traditional Hanukkah songs have been getting noticed! Alicia Jo Rabins’ cover of “Sivivon Sov Sov Sov” was just hailed in the New York Times blogs as a “tender version of the ‘other’ dreidel song,” which, they rave, “should be a Hanukkah standard.”
But my favorite part of the article is the commentary by Alicia Jo herself. “The great thing is that even Hanukkah songs are in minor keys,â€ she says, â€œwhich makes it easy to cover them with a creepy twist.â€
Go listen to it yourself here.
Meanwhile, Mista Cookie Jar, whose cover of “Hanukkah O Hanukkah” has been blowing folks away, just released this video for his song “Aunt Carol”: