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Heart Of Texas Chorus: The Beginning

Song NameArranger


Let A Smile Be Your UmbrellaEd Waesche


Swinging On A Star Scott Turnbull


Are You Lonesome tonight Steve Jamison


Lulu's Back In Town Ed Waesche


Softly As I Leave You A. Nightingale


In That Great Getting' Up Mornin' Gentlemen's Agreement


SmileTom Gentry


Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The PositiveWarren "Buzz" Haeger


And So To Sleep Again Warren "Buzz" Haeger


Oh, You Beautiful Doll Jay Giallombardo


In The Wee Small Hours Of The MorningJack Ware


Orange Colored Sky Vickie Bayless / Carl Carpenter


The Lords PrayerJoe Liles / Tom Gentry


I'm Gonna Live Till I Die F. Torotrelli

"The Beginning" is the Heart of Texas Chorus' first recording after their founding in 1994 by 20 men who wanted to form a quality barbershop chorus in the "Central Texas Corridor" from Georgetown to San Antonio. Their members ranged in age from 14 to 64, and they were lucky to have a director of the caliber of seasoned barbershop veteran Eddie Martinez, formerly of the Houston Tidelanders. The 31-strong group (at that time) started winning Barbershop Harmony regional competitions right away, and competing in the Ohio "Buckeye International" Contest. 14 songs, with guest performers Soundtrax, the top-ten Sweet Adelines quartet, who join the Chorus on "And So to Sleep Again," "Oh, You Beautiful Doll," "In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning" and "Orange Colored Sky." Other Barbershop standards show off the HOTC's smooth, dynamic sound: "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella," "Swinging on a Star," "Are You Lonesome Tonight," "In That Great Getting' Up Mornin'," "Smile," "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive" and "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die." Good early stuff from a powerful, dynamic chorus from Texas!

Item code: 5689C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Barbershop | A Cappella | Male | United States
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