Various Artists: Harmony Sweepstakes 2005 (00 1 CD)

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Various Artists: Harmony Sweepstakes 2005

Song Name   As Performed By
Ode To Krispy Kreme   Chapter 6
Don't Worry 'Bout A Thing    Chapter 6
Paper Moon   Moodswing
Mary Don't You Weep    Traces
Joy To The World    Groove For Thought
Superstitious/I Wish    Fiveplay
Can't Stop Thinking About You   Firedrill!
Crazy Love   Cartoon Johnny
What's Goin' On?   Undivided
I Never Knew   Fiveplay
Englishman In New York   Traces
Chain Of Fools    Firedrill!
Pink Panther Theme    Face
Moanin'    Moodswing
Walk The Straighter Road   Groove For Thought
Rock Your Body    Cartoon Johnny
Amazing Grace    Undivided
Harder To Breathe    Face
Safety Dance    Face

It always seems to us as the Harmony Sweeps celebrates another year of its existence (its 21st, in this case), that "last year's Finals were so sublime, how could this year's possibly etc., etc." - but then we're in the sold-out, excited audience for this year's, and the first group is about to come on... what we're trying to say is somehow each Sweeps Final is better than the last. And what we love about the CDs is that they're live, 9 of the best a cappella groups in the world on one stage, singing their hearts out for 13 short minutes, for the National Championship. Last May, Mid-Atlantic's Cartoon Johnny, Boston's Firedrill, Chicago's Fiveplay, NYC's Traces, Denver's Face, Pacific NW's Groove for Thought, LA's Undivided and SF's own Moodswing were those groups. 19 songs, including "Joy to the World" and Best Original Song, "Walk the Straighter Road" by Kevin Kunz of National Champions Groove For Thought, David Lichtman Best Original Arrangement winner "Paper Moon" by Greg Murai of Moodswing, ("Moanin'" by Moodswing is also happily included), 3rd Place finishers Fiveplay sing Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious/IWish" and "I Never Knew," and runner-up and Audience Favorite Face have 3 winners, "Pink Panther Theme," "Harder To Breathe" and "Safety Dance." But let us not forget hosts Chapter 6, whose "Ode to Krispy Kreme" and "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" drew standing O's, Firedrill's Motown classic "Chain of Fools," Traces' "Mary Don't You Weep," Undivided's "What's Goin' On" and Cartoon Johnny's "Crazy Love." A savory sampler from a magic night in May in San Rafael, CA!

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2005 00 1 CD $12.95   Mixed | A Cappella | Harmony Sweepstakes CDs