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Vox One: Vox One

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Edelweiss   Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein   Paul Stiller
My Romance   Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart   Paul Pampinella
Why Blue?   Yumiko Matsuoka
The Water Is Wide   Yumiko Matsuoka
Respect   Paul Pampinella
Ol' Man River   Yumiko Matsuoka
Move On   Paul Pampinella
My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!   Yumiko Matsuoka
Could You Believe   Yumiko Matsuoka
Missin' You   Paul Stiller
Amazing Grace   Paul Stiller

Produced by Vox One

As you might suspect from the self-titling, this is the first recording released in what has come to be recognized as the must-have trilogy of albums by Vox One. Lets go though it. "Edelweiss" is such a difficult harmonization that it became a signature performance tune for the group. "My Romance" almost sounds like a pop/jazz standard only better. "Why Blue" was written by member Yumiko Matsuoka and features a bass and percussive underpinning to a complex wordless scat that's nothing short of great. "The Water Is Wide" is just plain beautiful. "Respect"... well, move over Aretha (sacrilege!). There isn't room in this review! Suffice it to say that the three originals are a portent of things to come, the covers original.

Listen to My Old Kentucky Home in RealAudio.

9230 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | 5 Members | United States | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs