It's the Shushan Purim Spectacular! And where did Yossi get that horrendous, terrifying mask? Oh, wait, he's not wearing a mask. My bad.
In the name of levity, Yossi shared his thoughts on Lawyers and Hotels.
Then we endured enjoyed some Country Yossi Music: "Moishe Shmeel."
The usual weekly volley of shailes
came next, with a special Grand Prize of tickets to The Big CHAZAQ Event
Before we knew it we heard from a very relaxed Dov Shurin with the latest news from Israel. And then a few more shailes just for good measure.
Befire we go, Country Yossi adds this post script:
Next issue we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of Country Yossi Magazine!
I am requesting all readers, music people and friends to please send me an email suitable for publication expressing your feelings about this milestone. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanking you in advance.
May we all celebrate another quarter century together in good health and good cheer in Yerushalayim!
First things first: Country Yossi's always hilarious Purim issue hit the streets recently! This year's National Yenta Purim parody has the Jewish Music industry in a tizzy! Check it out for yourselves:
Meanwhile, back on the radio: If you thought your apartment was bad, you've got nothing on Yossi! And not only that, it's The Economy, Stupid!
Next, we had our weekly dose of Country Yossi Music: "Sholom Ber."
Then the shailes came. Will Grand Prize Winners follow? I can't reveal that, but I can say, as a topical tribute to one of tonight's callers, we had some bonus Country Yossi music: "The Little Old Lady Named Pessy Deena."
After that, we heard from a little old man named Dov Shurin with the latest news from Israel.
And what would an Erev Purim show be without a few Purim Shailes? We had some, so we'll never know!
Finally, before we knew it, the show vanished faster than a plate of Hamantaschen.
A Freilichin Purim to you and yours! We''ll see you in seven days.
Tonight's Country Yossi Show is brought to you by the letter פ, or in English, the letter "P."
"P" is for Pre-Purim, which is the theme of tonight's broadcast. "P" is also for Political, as in the political shtik in at the top of tonight's monologue and the topical comedy bits from Shimmy Shtauber and Larry Gordon, and "P" is for Poking Fun, which Country Yossi did to himself and Heshy during the rest of the show's opening banter.
We also heard the rare Yiddish version of Country Yossi and the Shteeble-Hoppers' "The Cholent Song."
And among tonight's in-demand grand prizes was a copy of Rabbi Yehuda Winzelberg's spectacular new book:
Explore the beauty of Shabbos
, from beginning to end, with ideas based on the Mishnah Brurah
and other eminent Torah
classics. Complete with full length musical CD. We also had tickets for the "A Jewish Star
" international singing competion, which Country Yossi will be emceeing. Join him and judges Avraham Fried, Mendy Pellin, Eli Gerstner
and Yossi Green
for a one of a kind concert at Brooklyn College on March 19th, which will feature performances by all the semi finalists before both the adult and child winner will be named. Learn more at AJewishStar.com
And what Country Yossi Show would be complete without a visit from Dov Shurin with the latest news from Israel? Certainly not this one!
Until we meet again, a freilichen Purim to you and yours. Please celebrate responsibly. We need every listener we can get!
It's The Country Yossi Show for Monday, March 21, 2011.
In celebration of Purim, Country and Heshy are joined by Yitzy Bald, director of The New York Boys Choir to make a big noise with samples from their debut album. Check out the pictures of this historic occasion, courtesy of Jewish Insights, just down the page a ways.
This is the same Yitzy Bald who brought us hit albums like LeGabay, Pruzbul, Mendy Wald’s first two albums (Sameach & Lechaim) and even stellar hits for both MBD and Avraham Fried and many more. Now Yitzy is making the transition from solo artists to choirs. The only way Yitzy saw that as being possible was for him to direct the choir himself. Hence the NYBC was created. What to expect? As Yitzy says “Let the album speak for itself”. It will be like no other choir out there to date. The album features 12 brand new Yitzy Bald compositions that were composed and arranged specifically for this amazing choir. So this Purim its time to welcome the new choir on the block, The New York Boys Choir.