If you want to get to know some of the classic melodies this is good place to start. You can listen and download the full kabbalat shabbat service HERE. This was recorded at a special shabbat at the Moishe House in Budapest (spot the familiar voices!) Thanks to Tamas for the recording. We esp love track 9 Aleinu.
The Mission Minyan (San Francisco) has Kabalat Shabbat recordings here: http://www.missionminyan.org/whattoexpect_music.php
A few more niggunim recorded by Joey Weisenberg are at http://www.mechonhadar.org/niggun-melodies
MELODIES FROM THE NAVA TEHILA COMMUNITY IN JERUSALEM:
They have written lots of new music. We love this gorgeous song U’shavtem mayim. Watch them sing Shalom Aleichem (this haunting melody is to die for) and Yedid Nefesh in a garden in Jerusalem. You can download their songs on itunes. The album is called Dancing in the Glory – A Journey.
GENERAL ACCAPELLA AND OTHER MELODIES:
Thanks to Benji H for sending us this link to tunes from Kesher in Sydney.
Thanks to Emma Sevitt for this one:
We also love this from the acapella group Rak Shalom.
And how can you not love this Lecha Dodi from boyband Six13 …
MORE PLACES TO FIND MELODIES
http://sixthirteen.org/kolzimrah/resources/ has a bunch of kabbalat shabbat recordings (Carlebach and others).