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Hudson Shad: Sing Something Simple

Sing Something Simple
Jollity Farm
I'm Yours
Stardust
That's My Weakness Now
Lonlely House
Happy Feet
Lonesome
Glad Rag Doll
Day-O
Sixteen Tons
So Blue
Tenting Tonight
Show Me the Way to Go Home
I'm Goin' Home
Wegenlied

The vocal style on "Sing Something Simple"will ring some bells with anyone who has seen the first "talkies,"sound-tracked movies or cartoons from the Roaring Twenties. This silly, sometimes manic jazzy music from the era of the Flapper went especially well with the new cartoons made popular by Walt Disney and Max Fleischer (creator of Betty Boop). The six male members of Hudson Shad owe a particular debt of gratitude to the American group, The Revelers, and the German group, The Comedian Harmonists. In fact 7 of the 9 songs on "SSS"that were penned in the 20s and 30s were originally recorded by these two groups. The other 7 titles, "Lonely House,""Lonesome Town,""Day-O,""16 Tons,"Civil War lament "Tenting Tonight,""I'm Going Home"and "Wiegenlied"share a bluesy, endless workday theme and/or feeling. Yet however "down"the message, the tempo and optimistic outlook on life remain upbeat. The elements of HS's timeless pop are catchy words, infectious melody, realism, and humor (with light piano accompaniment).

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Item code: 4499C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Primarily a cappella | Male | United States
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