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Matisyahu appears in the following:

Matisyahu's Spiritual And Musical Evolution; That Was A Hit?!? On Telstar; The Death Of The Movie Musical

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In this episode: Matisyahu, the self-proclaimed "Hasidic reggae superstar," found success and earned countless fans of both classic reggae and the Jewish community. Matisyahu reflects on the changes in his life, the evolution in his spirituality and music, plus he and his band performs songs from his latest album, Akeda, in the Soundcheck studio.

 

 

Then: Charts analyst Chris Molanphy shares the unusual and dark story of an instrumental hit from 1962, The Tornados' "Telstar," as part of Soundcheck's series, That Was A Hit?!?

And: In a six-month period in the 1960s, three movie musicals premiered: Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, and The Sound Of Music. Each would sweep across American movie theaters, Billboard charts, and awards shows. They effectively killed the movie musical, according to the recent book, Roadshow: The Fall Of Film Musicals In The 1960's.

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Watch: Matisyahu, Live On Soundcheck

Monday, June 02, 2014

The self-proclaimed "Hasidic reggae superstar" found success and earned countless fans of both classic reggae and the spiritual community. Watch him perform songs from his latest album, Akeda, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Matisyahu's "Miracle"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jewish rapper Matisyahu rose to fame with his 2004 religious hit, "King Without a Crown." But yesterday, he released a beardless photo of himself, and this statement on his website: "No more Chassidic reggae superstar.” Before his eight-night run of Hanukkah concerts kicks off next week, Matisyahu stops by to talk about his new look - and to talk about holiday music, including the video for his newly released EP, called “Miracle.”

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Matisyahu

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Hasidic star Matisyahu changed the face of reggae a few years ago topping the charts, playing at huge festivals and getting a Grammy nomination. He joins us in light of the release of his new album, "Light," and he will play live.

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The Supreme Saga

Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Supremes were the biggest girl-group of all time. But behind the chart-topping hits were bruised egos, betrayals and scandalous affairs. Today, we ask Mark Ribowsky, the author of a new book on The Supremes about their tumultuous career through Motown. Also: Hasidic reggae pioneer Matisyahu joins us and performs ...