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Michigan Jake: How Rhythm Was Born

Song NameArranger
Something's ComingDavid Wright
Too Marvelous for WordsMark Hale
Twilight TimeMark Hale
The Old Piano Roll BluesDavid Wright
TangerineMark Hale
Hey, Good Lookin'David Wright
Time WasMark Hale
Look Me Up When You're in DixieRenee Craig / Mark Hale
Wrap Your Troubles in DreamsMark Hale
Somebody KnowsDavid Wright
Once in a LifetimeMark Hale
That's How Rhythm Was BornDavid Wright
Bill Bailey Montage139th St Quartet

Tenor: Drew Kirkman Lead: Mark Hale Baritone: Joel Wilson Bass: Greg Hollander

Founded in 1995 and taking their name from a Warner Bros. cartoon frog who would maddeningly sing and dance only for the guy who finds him, Michigan Jake rose slowly but surely in the SPEBSQSA world until the year 2000, when they were named International Silver Medalist Quartet. In 2001 they won Gold, and since then this exciting, young male quartet has become one of the most sought after quartets in the country, giving performances around the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia and England, and have been inducted into Pennyslvania's Vocal Group Hall of Fame. "Rhythm" is MJ's 2nd CD, their first the excellent "For The Record." These 13 songs really show off the group's versatility: a brilliantly arranged "Something's Coming" from West Side Story, "Too Marvelous For Words," "Twilight Time," "The Old Piano Roll Blues," a jazzy, bluenote "Tangerine," Hank Williams' deathless, upbeat hit "Hey, Good Looking'," "Time Was," "Look Me Up When You're In Dixie," "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams," "Somebody Knows," "Once In A Lifetime," "That's How Rhythm Was Born" and a brilliant "Bill Bailey Montage" that takes us on a musical odyssey from the 1930's to the 1960s, 70s and 80s, coming to a very funny finish in 18th century Germany. And we'll bet that Bill Bailey never once crossed your mind while listening to the Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl." In any case, "Rhythm" is top-drawer (a) ringing barbershop harmony, (b) entertainment and (c) big fun. Enjoy!

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Barbershop Quartet Champions 2001

Item code: 5409C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Barbershop | A Cappella | Male | United States
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