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Men's Barbershop Quartet Recordings

Four men singing barbershop╦ć it's the quintessential image, what for the general public is frequently the mental picture called up when they hear the word a cappella. That's what happens when tens of thousands of people practice their art for three-quarters of a century. But whether it's a chorus or a quartet, the ringing sounds, those locked-in chords, of men's barbershop have earned the right to be that quintessential image by being evocative, thrilling and exhilarating ╦ć some of these tags will send goose bumps down your arms! Whether contestable arrangements or stretching the boundaries of barbershop, these groups will not disappoint.

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New Tradition Quartet : Sgt. Pepler's Homely Tarts Pub Band

Review: If you're not comfortable laughing out loud, maybe you should pass this one by. I guess you could always shut your ears during the gags and just listen to these 1985 International Champions sing. You see, they're entertainers. The award winning singing is the basis of the act but the goal of these four is to bring joy and laughter into the world. Along the way to this goal they become the Marx Brothers and their gags are just as goofy as the originals. Spoofing the members of Star Trek will bring delight to Trekkies and Anti-Trakkies alike. It is a double CD release. The first disc is a reissue of their two albums. The second is a series of surprises from live performances. Though it sounds as though it was recorded from the audience, a piece simply called "Trombones" features all the members on vocal trombone and is wonderful in spite of the fidelity. As we love both laughter and song, this gets our enthusiastic recomendation!

Songlist: Gentlemen, Hello!, The Marx Brothers Opener, Carnival Barker(intro), Lydia (The Tattooed Lady), Jeepers Creepers, Tuxedo Junction, I Want You To Be My Sweetheart, I Used To Call Her Baby, Air Medley, Anti-Marriage Medley, Having To Say Goodbye (intro), So Long Mother, World War One Medley, Once In A While, Smile, Parade Medley, I'm So Alone With A Crowd, Trickle Trickle, It Was Almost Like A Song, Hallelujah, Barbershop!, Showbiz Medley, That Charlie Chaplin Walk, If I Had The Heart Of A Clown, When I'm Sixty-Four, Clown Medley

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5212c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Mens Barbershop Quartets CDs


Nexus Quartet : Nexus onsale

Review: This Denver-based quartet has roots in the Denver A Cappella Project, and includes tenor George (of 1982 Gold Medal-winners Classic Collection), his son Mike, baritone, bass Mark and lead Ryan. At the 2007 Barbershop Harmony Society contest in Denver, Following the release of this, their debut recording, NeXus moved up from 27th place to 19th place in the elite top 20 in only their 3rd year of competition. We particularly appreciated the songlist in the liner notes, that included some of the group's influences: "Just A Gigolo," inspired by Classic Collection, "The Dock of the Bay" and "Stand By Me," inspired by Rockapella, and "Don't Worry Be Happy," inspired by the Blenders. Other favorites are "Orange Colored Sky," "Gospel Medley," a bluesy "Summertime," "Under the Boardwalk," and "Mean to Me." Great stuff from this popular, fast-rising, veteran quartet!

Songlist: Love Is Just Around The Corner, Just a Gigolo, The Dock Of The Bay, Fit As A Fiddle, If I Had You, Orange Colored Sky, These Foolish Things, Stand By Me, Gospel Medley, Summertime, Under the Boardwalk, Mean To Me, Don't Worry Be Happy

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Nightlife : Basin St Blues

Review: Let us have Dr. Greg Lyne tell you about the voices of Nightlife. "Brett (Littlefield) possesses one of the most resonant, rich bass voices you're ever going to hear, which contributes to the depth so characteristic of the Nightlife sound. Jeff's (Baker) voice brings the glue and dignity to the composite sound that all outstanding quartets seek. John's (Sasine) voice is unusually free and agile, which is also the key to the quartet's individually of expression. Finally, it is the color and presence found in Rob's tenor voice that contributes the sheen to this foursome's distinctive sound." True, true. Now listen to "Creole Cutie," "Route 66," "Beautiful Dreamer" (beautiful!), "Smile" and another eleven songs. Celebrate their Championship with them!

Songlist: 'Cross the Mason-Dixon Line, Creole Cutie, Stars Fell on Alabama, Route 66, Beautiful Dreamer, It Must Be That Look in Her Eyes/Them There Eyes Medley, It Never Occured to Me, Rhythm Medley, You're As Welcome As the Flowers in May, This Is My Lucky Day/Luck Be A Lady Tonight Medley, Basin Street Blues, I Love You For Sentimental Reasons, Sailin' Away on the Henry Clay, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Smile

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Nightlife : Blues In The Night

Review: Though not generally identified with blues, in fact barbershop does have something in common with jazz and blues alike - they are all distinctly American musical forms. As David Wright says in his liner notes describing the quartet (he also arranged four songs), "the richness of their blend evoked the texture of blues and gospel..." These 1996 gold medalists (and members of the heralded Masters of Harmony Chorus), are indeed staking out their own forty acres of barbershop territory. Sublime adaptations of the title track, "How High The Moon," "Satin Doll," "Steal Away" and "Baby It's Cold Outside" are just some of the wonderful surprises in store. While staying true to the core structure of barbershop, these arrangements are festooned with borrowed inflections from other styles, and gently evoke the romance of days gone by!

Songlist: How High The Moon, Mobile, Satin Doll, My Funny Valentine, Slap That Bass, Steal Away, When I Lift Up My Head, Blues In The Night, Ride The Chariot, London By Night, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Today, Watch What Happens, Who Will Buy?, One Moment in Time

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Nightlife : Songs At Twilight

Review: Southern California celebrated when Nightlife won the International Quartet Championship in 1996. Not only did they win the gold medal as a quartet but they also won a gold medal as members of the winning barbershop chorus on the same day (Masters Of Harmony), only the second foursome in barbershopping history to do so. Songs at Twilight presents an award winning style on familiar barbershop songs such as "If There's Anybody Here From Out Of Town" and "Love's Old Sweet Song," along with tunes less often sung in contests. The grand finale of the recording is an eleven minute "Nat King Cole Medley" which includes excerpts of "Mona Lisa," Nature Boy," "A Blossom Fell," "Unforgettable," "Too Young" and "Answer Me, My Love." It's fabulous!

Songlist: Just Because/Shine Medley, If There's Anybody Here From Out Of Town , I'll Always be Mother's Boy, Those Roarin' Soarin' 20's, Young and Foolish, Emaline, I'd Like to do it Again, Love's Old Sweet Song, Hello Broadway, Old Folks, Nat King Cole Medley

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OC Times : Destinations

Review: "Destinations" is the second well-crafted album by Lead Sean Devine (formerly of one of our favorite groups, the Alley Cats), Tenor Shawn York, Baritone Patrick Claypool and Bass Cory Hunt of Orange County, CA-based OC Times. When we reviewed their debut album "Let's Fly" they had just won Silver (2nd Place) medals at the 2007 SPBSQSA International Quartet competition in Denver. We called them "the fast-rising future of Barbershop," and we were so right, in 2008 they won Gold! After that came a national and international tour that covered 33 states and 9 countries, from Madrid, Spain and St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki, Finland and Aukland, New Zealand. Returning home, OCT made their next Destination a recording studio to record their 14 favorite tunes, most arranged by their friend Aaron Dale. Some favorites are Freddie Mercury of Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," a pair by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, "Surfer Girl" and "Fun, Fun, Fun;" Howard Steiner/Buddy Kaye's "Don't Be a Baby, Baby," William Trader's "Fool Such As I," Randy Newman's "I Will Go Sailing No More," Billy Rose/Mabel Wayne's "It Happened in Monterey," Alan & Marilyn Bergman/Marvin Hamlisch's poignant "The Way We Were" and the live cut "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff. Each of these cuts is a little Barbershop masterpiece, brought home to us by consummate entertainers OC Times, and "Destinations" is big fun from beginning to end!

Songlist: Oh Look At Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Surfer Girl, Fun. Fun, Fun, Don't Be a Baby, Baby, Be My Baby Tonight, Dream a Little Dream of Me, You Belong to Me, Fool Such As I, I Will Go Sailing No More, It Happened In Monterey, The Way We Were, Unbelievable, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

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OC Times : Let's Fly

Review: Tenor Shawn York, lead Sean Devine (of the Alley Cats), baritone Patrick Claypool and bass Corey Hunt, all talented young men from Orange County, CA, proved with their 2nd place medal at the recent SPEBSQSA competitions in Denver that a far-from-quiet young revolution is happening in the Barbershop world. The quartet, also members of Chorus Gold medal-winners (and youngest-ever choral entrants) Westminster Chorus, rose from 46th place to 18th in 2004, to 5th place in 2005, and in 2007 second only to supergroup Max Q. "Let's Fly" is 15 innovatively-arranged (by group arranger Aaron Dale), flawlessly performed winners, from OC standards "Good Luck Charm," "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," "Honey (Open That Door)/Hey Good Lookin' Medley," "Love Me," and "Come Fly with Me," to new winners "Teddy Bear," "Drivin' Me Crazy," "So Much in Love," a brilliant "Stormy Weather," "Anytime at All," "You're 16, You're Beautiful, and You're Mine" and the last cut, "Save the Last Dance For Me/Sway Medley," this collection impresses at every turn. Audiences call them "fresh," "cutting edge," "pushing the envelope"-but listen to "Let's Fly" for yourself, hear the fast-rising future of Barbershop, and come up with your own adjectives!

Songlist: Good Luck Charm, Teddy Bear, Love Me, Drivin' Me Crazy, Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident), Honey (Open That Door) / Hey Good Lookin' Medley, Grow Old With You, So Much In Love, Stormy Weather, Come Fly With Me, Anytime At All, You're 16, You're Beautiful, and You're Mine, What a Wonderful World, Save The Last Dance For Me / Sway Medley

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OC Times : The Road

Review: Pride of Orange County, CA, Lead Sean Devine, formerly of the much-beloved Alley Cats, Tenor Shawn York, Baritone Patrick Claypool and Bass Cory Hunt of OC Times rose quickly in the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Quartet standings, placing 18th in 2004, 5th in 2005, 2nd in 2007 and finally winning Gold in 2008! Since then the group has been touring nationally and internationally extensively, finally pausing long enough in LA's The Greene Room for Marc Greene to work his magic on their aptly-titled third album, "The Road." There are 13 classic, feel-good tunes here, some of our favorites are Fats Domino's soulful hit "I'm Walkin'," Elvis Presley's "Good Luck Charm," Brian Wilson's poignant anthem "In My Room," The Tune Weavers' "Happy Happy Birthday Baby," Bobby Darin's hit "Beyond The Sea," Josh Turner's "Why Don't We Just Dance," Lennon & McCartney's "If I Fell," a sweet "Just My Imagination/My Girl" Medley, and Bob Dylan's "Wagon Wheel." Top-drawer arrangements, pitch-perfect harmonies, unbelievably soaring closing chords - the Times has it all. Want to listen to one of Barbershop's all time best do their stuff? Hit "The Road!"

Songlist: I'm Walkin', Good Luck Charm, What's Your Name?, All I Do Is Dream Of You, In My Room, Happy Happy Birthday Baby, Beyond The Sea, What Don't We Just Dance?, If I Fell, Just My Imagination /My Girl, Wagon Wheel, From The First Hello, One More Chance

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Oriole Four : Oriole Four

Review: Fred King and Jim Grant met first in 1951, in high school, where they discovered a mutual love of harmony and began singing together. They joined SPEBSQSA a couple of years later and after seven years and a couple of personnel changes, met their permanent coach, Bob Loose. After working with him for only three months they won the Mid-Atlantic District Championship. They placed eighth in their first International Championship in 1959 but didn't reach the finals again until 1965. In 1969 they finally medalled and reached the pinnacle, that of International Champions in 1970, after twelve years of work. This retrospective recording has all the pops and scratches of the vinyl recordings eliminated. Allow yourself the pleasure of hearing one of the historic groups who reached the summit.

Songlist: Twelfth Street Rag, Mother of Mine I Still Have You, I Wish I Had My Old Gal Back Again, Could I? I Certainly Could, Why Do They Always Say No When There's Yes, Yes, in Your Eyes , Danny Boy, Hi Neighbor, Memories of You, Old Folks, If You Knew Susie, Sweet Sue Medley, Anywhere I Wander, Margie, You're the Only Girl for Me, A Horse with Love in It, Jeepers Creepers, Lida Rose, Somewhere, I'll See You Again

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Orphans : Masterworks Series

Review: In 1950 a barbershop quartet, as yet unnamed, was to do a show in Wichita and the SPEBSQSA chapter president needed a name for the program, so he called the group "The Orphans." The name grew on them, and in 1954 they won District and Prelim contests, and then they were off to the Big Dance in Washington, DC. With the help of a Miracle Doctor, lead singer Bob Groom overcame the loss of his voice on their last set, and The Orphans, the pride of Wichita, were adopted-as International Champs! They wore the Gold with pride, singing nearly 60 shows a year all over the country. This CD is a generous, 23-song "best-of" compilation, and we can tell from the first strains of "Hello Song" that these guys are masters of the ringing chord. Some favorites: "The Bell In The Lighthouse," "On The Road To Mandalay," "Sitting On Top of the World," the classic "Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi," "Cuddle Up A Little Closer," "Somebody Stole My Gal," "The Whiffenpoof Song," "Twelfth Street Rag," "Stephen Foster Medley," "Side By Side," "Farewell Song" and "Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie," live from an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. What each of these songs has in common is the rich, fresh, upbeat sound of these great champions.

Songlist: Hello Song, The Bell in the Lighthouse, On the Road to Mandalay, I'm Knee Deep in Daisies, Sitting on Top of the World, Smilin' Through, Rural Rhythm, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Cuddle Up A Little Closer, For All We Know, Somebody Stole My Gal, The Whiffenpoof Song, Twelfth Street Rag, Stephen Foster Medley, Baby, I'll Be Waitin', You'll Never Walk Alone, In An Old Dutch Garden, Side By Side, Over the Rainbow, I Believe, The Lord's Prayer, Farewell Song, Wait 'Til the Sun Shines Nellie (live on the Ed Sullivan Show)

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Our Town : Our Town

Review: With such an esteemed barbershop pedigree the expectations were high for this recording and this talented quartet has delivered a masterpiece. Our Town quartet members include Larry Tully and Terry Clarke who sang baritone and bass respectively with The Boston Common, one of the most acclaimed (and gold medal winners) barbershop quartets is the history of the genre. This recording has a excellent selection of songs that are refreshing to hear in a barbershop setting with arrangements by some of the best in the business. This recording belongs in every serious barbershop fan's collection!

Songlist: L-O-V-E, Once In A While, Hey Look Me Over, Embraceable You, A Kiss To Build a Dream On, Down Where The Swanee River Flows, Pretend You Don's See Her, Don't Be a Baby, Baby, Swingin' Down The Lane, Frim Fram Sauce, Dreamer's Holiday, All The Way

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Perfect Gentlemen : 4 Beers and 10 Tags

Review: 2002 Harmony Sweeps winners Perfect Gentlemen's 3rd CD has 20 songs; some classic barbershop like "Blue Skies," "The Good Old Days" and "Diane," and some non-traditional stuff like "Gimme Some Skin," "Ukelele Lady," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Java Jive," "Beware My Foolish Heart" and "Room Service," Some light guitar, piano and ukelele (but the emphasis remains on the rich harmonies) on songs like "Java Jive," "Gimme Some Skin" and "Room Service," which we heard when they hosted the Sweeps Finals, where their sound reminded us of groups like the Hi-Lo's and 4 Freshmen. The Gents can make a barbershop chord ring with the best of them, but we like their tendency to try different, even accompanied stuff, like jive, swing and 50s jazz/pop. These guys are funny, versatile, flat-out great entertainers!

Songlist: Blue Skies, If Ever I Would Leave You, "The Meanest Thing You Ever Did Was Kiss Me", My Foolish Heart, I Want You To Be My Baby, 'Taint No Sin to Take Off Your Skin and Dance Around In Your Bones", Newly Recorded Java Jive, Red, Red Robin, They Wrote 'em in the Good Ol' Days, Daddy Sang Bass, Ukelele Lady, "Word Salad", May Each Day, Gimme Some Skin

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Perfect Gentlemen : Style

Review: Besides the expected great vocal harmony, there's some serious silliness on this CD. Lead Dan Jordan, tenor Tim Reeder, baritone Mike Economou and bass Jim Campbell take very little seriously, including barbershop, and that's what makes "In Style' a hoot! Take "Salute to the 20th Century" for instance. (Dramatic drumroll) "Ladies and Gents, the PG modestly present the entire 20th Century of popular music !" And they do it, singing "Shine On Harvest Moon" as Barbershop, Blues, Big Band, Doo-Wop,, Bluegrass, Disco and Rap - a tour-de-force that helped the PG take 1st place at this year's Harmony Sweepstakes. Standouts: "Style", "Turn Your Radio On" and "I Like Bananas". Very tasty.

Songlist: If I Were You, Style, Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Baker's Man, The River Of No Return, Mind If I Love You?, Turn Your Radio On, Smilin'Through, Anytime, Salute To The 20th Century, I Like Bananas

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Pittsburghers : Pittsburghers

Review: Society Champions in 1948, the Pittsburghers were trailblazers. They were the first to perform written arrangements and a key change in a contest. Featured on this album are anecdotes as told by one of the original members, Tom Palamone. It is replete with classic barbershop songs like "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Oh, What a Gal Was Mary." Most of them were written in the 1920's and '30's, and are liberally laced with double entendres. "You Can Never Be Too Sure About the Girls" is a charming example. Though the sound quality is not ideal, the expert handling of the material - and its merit as a keepsake of the era - is indisputable.

Songlist: A Cop on the Beat, Give Me a Night In June, Good Little/Bad Little You, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, You Never Can Be Too Sure About the Girls, Chinese Honeymoon, I'm Sittin' on Top of the World, Somebody Knows, Oh What A Gal Was Mary/Mary Is a Grand Old Name , Oahu, Pebble In a Pool, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone , Curse of an Aching Heart, Kill 'em With Kindness, Old Killarney, Darktown Strutters' Ball, Make Yourself at Home at My Home, Many Tears Ago, My Mother's Rosary, Sweet Adeline, Home Again Blues, When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New, You Made Me Love You, When I Lost You

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Platinum : Auld Lang Syne

Review: Folks, barbershop singing doesn't get any better than this. At least it didn't in the SPEBSQSA International Finals of 2000 when Tony De Rosa, Joe Connelly, Kevin Miles, and Gary Lewis were awarded the first place Gold Medals! For those of us who were unable to attend the performance their recording is here! You'll be treated to a program of pure barbershop, "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Dayton OH," "Just In Time," right on up to a stunning finale of their award winning "Auld Lang Syne." Just ask yourself, "What's more precious than gold?" Obviously, the answer can only be...Platinum!

Songlist: It's Only A Paper Moon, Smilin' Through, Dayton Ohio, Just In Time, You Don't Know Me, You're A Education In Yourself, I Can See It, Hushabye Mountain, Down Where The South Begins, Careless, Annie's Song, Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Auld Lang Syne

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Platinum : Be Our Guest

Review: Coming in second at Anaheim, '99 - Platinum's first year in competition - they generated excitement before the first note was sung, by virtue of their pedigree. The lead, Joe Connelly, and the baritone, Tony DeRosa, were both in the mighty Keepsake, 1992's Championship Quartet. Well, that said, we expected state-of-the-art arrangements, coupled with sizzling performances, and "Be Our Guest" meets the challenge. Most of the material is outside the formal barbershop idiom, with great songs, such as "The Way You Look Tonight," "I'm Beginning To See The Light" and "What'll I Do" representative selections. The tags, of course, are stunning, with special mention going to "Who Will Buy" and the title track - what lung power. If it's subtleties you prefer, "Memories Of You," written by Eubie Blake, has harmonies layered so closely that the voices move as one - complete symmetry. The note placement and phrasing of the "Jimmy Webb Medley," arranged by Jim Clancy, allows the tonality of each voice within the harmony to blossom fully into a resplendent bouquet.

Songlist: Be Our Guest, I'm Beginning to See the Light, What'll I Do?, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, The Way You Look Tonight, Slap That Bass, Bring Him Home, Who Will Buy?, There, I've Said It Again, That Old Feeling, As Long As You're Not In Love With Anyone Else, Why Dont' You Fall In Love With Me, Undecided Medley, Memories of You, Bye Bye Blues, Jimmy Webb Medley - Didn't We / McArthur Park

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Power Play : A Musical Scrapbook

Review: The four Slamkas (brothers Mark and Mike, Dad Jack and cousin Don) have done right on this one. With ineffable musical taste, they have selected fabulous songs, such as "Polkadots and Moonbeams," "Heart" and "Swingin' On A Star," and arranged them with creativity and consummate finesse. Their "Orange Colored Sky" (arranged by Tom Gentry), is an exquisite balance of restraint and flash, as is "Operator," where they exploit the gospel flavor, while remaining within the barbershop boilerplate. Power Play (formed in 1988) has that extra special magic in their blend, that fortuitous combination of luck and genes, that gives their sound both sparkle and a smooth finish.

Songlist: Hey Look Me Over / If My Friends Could See Me Now, Polkadots and Moonbeams, Heart, The Little Boy, Swingin' On A Star, Rock-a-Bye Baby, I Love To Hear That Old Barbershop Style, Dream, The Best Man, Pal of My Dreams, Orange Colored Sky, I Know A Little Bit / I Don't Know Why, The Lord's Prayer, Operator

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Power Play : Best Times

Review: A "power play" is a hockey term, denoting impact, requiring teamwork, and resulting in an advantage. The first CD, recorded in 1992, by this Michigan quartet certainly embodies these qualities! Ranking as high as seventh in competition, their sound is a pleasure indeed, beginning with the superior tone of lead Michael Slamka. Though a fine ensemble singer, his velvety timbre has a personality that is quite an asset - heard best on "Anytime." This sonority translates across the spectrum, resulting in a mix that is bright, warm and deep. The opening measures of "Stars Fell On Alabama" (arranged by John Bober), are thick like syrup! "The Moment I Saw Your Eyes," "Old Songs Are Just Like Old Friends" and "Through The Years" are particularly fine arrangements - plenty of variety, but never sacrificing the integrity of the harmonic structure. Good stuff.

Songlist: I'm Gonna Live Till I Die, The Moment I Saw Your Eyes, Old Songs Are Just Like Old Friends, Anytime, Joshua, Stars Fell On Alabama, Through The Years, Blackeyed Susan Brown, I Miss Mother Most Of All, The Best Times I Ever Had, Everytime I Feel The Spirit

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Power Play : Love At Home

Review: Rare in the barbershop world in that it's made up completely of family members (Dad Jack Slamka sings bass with his sons Mike, sing lead, and Mark, baritone, and his nephew tenor Don), Michigan-based Power Play took the 2003 Quartet Gold in Montreal, Canada! Here are 13 of the group's best: "Side by Side," "The Sunshine of Your Smile," "Moonlight Becomes You," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Time After Time," "A Sunday Kind of Love," "Play That Barbershop Chord," "My Foolish Heart," "'Till Tomorrow," "Taking A Chance on Love," "Let Me Be Your Wings," the title tune, "When There's Love at Home" and the traditional spiritual, "Rise, Shine, For the Light is A-Comin'." Formed in 1988, the group has appeared in international competition 12 times, medalling the last three years before winning it all in Montreal (5th in 2000, 5th in 2001 and 3rd in 2002). The foursome is built around family, and it was the title tune and "I Learned It from My Dear Old Dad" that won it for them at the Finals. The powerful, ringing chords are some of the best we've heard. We can only recommend this CD and offer congrats to Michigan's Power Play!

Songlist: Side By Side, The Sunshine of Your Smile, Moonlight Becomes You, I've Been Workin' on the Railroad, Time After Time, A Sunday Kind of Love, Play That Barbershop Chord, My Foolish Heart , Till Tomorrow, Takin' A Chance on Love, Let Me Be Your Wings, When There's Love at Home, Rise, Shine the Light is a Comin'

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Q : The First Year

Review: In its first nine months, Reno, NV-based Q took first place at the divisional level (California/northern Nevada), at the district level (not only winning its district, but outscoring every quartet in all sixteen SPEBSQSA districts) and finished 28th at the world championships in Montreal. Coaching other quartets at the Sacramento Area Quartet Workshop and student quartets at the Northern California Youth Harmony Camp, receiving standing ovations for its music and witty jokes at every barbershop show it headlined, Q went into the studio to record The First Year, its debut CD. What a year! "First Year" has 13 well-chosen classics that showcase the group's ringing chords and tight harmonies: "This Is It (Bugs Bunny Overture," Lerner & Lowe's "Almost Like Being In Love," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," a very nice "Q Eyes Medley," "Alice Blue Gown," the traditional "I've Been Working On The Railroad," "I Used To Call Her Baby Medley," and Irving Berlin's "When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam." Randy Newman's heart-tugger "When She Loved Me" is particularly fine. Keep an eye on Q-they're making things happen in the Barbershop world!

Songlist: This Is It (Bugs Bunny Overture), Almost Like Being In Love, Don't Blame Me, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, Anytime At All, Q Eyes Medley, Love Letters (Straight from Your Heart), Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Alice Blue Gown, I've Been Working on the Railroad, When She Loved Me, I Used To Call Her baby Medley, When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabama

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Realtime : Ain't That A Kick

Review: They won it all in 2005 when they were crowned International Barbershop Quartet Champions and are the only quartet in history who took top honors who are not all Americans. Based in Vancouver, Canada the quartet has an international flavor being comprised of 2 Canadians, one American and an Australian. And it's easy to see why they became champs as this fabulous new release is one of the best barbershop recordings we have heard to date. As it becoming more common in barbershop CDs not every track would be considered true barbershop by the purists yet the close harmonies and tight arrangements are most certainly in the barbershop style while other songs are straight ahead traditional gems. A realtime treat!

Songlist: Come On Get Happy, They Can't Take That Away From Me, I'll Follow the Sun, I'm a Believer, Cry Me A River, Come Fly With Me (live in SLC), Waltz for Debby, Ain't That a Kick in the Head, One Note Samba, Midnight Serenade, Come Back to Me, We Never Really Say Goodbye

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Realtime : Four Brothers

Review: Alberta, BC (Canada)-based RealTime is an a cappella vocal group that sings and performs in a wide variety of vocal music, from Contemporary to Barbershop and everything in between. They became the World Champions of barbershop singing in 2005 when they won the Barbershop Harmony Society contest, held in Salt Lake City. Their debut CD is "Four Brothers," containing the best material from their first year. 13 tunes: Barbershop tunes "When the Saints Go Marchin' In," "Come Fly With Me," "I've Got A Gal in Kalamazoo," "The Birth of the Blues," "All of Me," "Yesterday I Heard the Rain," "Keep Your Sunny Side Up," and "Everything's Coming Up Roses." The jazzy title tune, the jazz standard "It Was A Very Good Year," and the ballads "Loch Lomond" and "Anthem" round out the finely-crafted program. "Four Brothers" has the beautiful arrangements, tight harmonies and sheer great entertainment that are making RealTime one of the fastest-rising groups in the Barbershop world.

Songlist: When The Saints Go Marchin' In, Come Fly With Me, Loch Lomond, I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo, Four Brothers, The Birth Of The Blues, All Of Me, Yesterday I Heard The Rain, Keep Your Sunny Side Up, For Once in My Life, Everything's Coming Up Roses, It Was A Very Good Year, Anthem

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Realtime : Take 5

Review: Based in Vancouver, Canada and Bellingham, WA, a very talented pair of brothers, Tim & Doug Broersma and Mark & Tom Metzger, form four part a cappella quartet Realtime, who have been singing together since 2003. They quickly placed 2nd in the Harmony Sweeps Pacific Northwest Regional in 2004, then they became the 2005 International Quartet Champions of the Barbershop Harmony Society in Salt Lake City! Having reached the pinnacle of the barbershop world, they stopped competing in Barbershop contests. However, they continued to compete in the Harmony Sweeps, winning the Pacific Northwest again in 2007, and again in 2010, where this supergroup is an early favorite to win the upcoming National Finals May 15th! Listening to their jazzy, wonderfully arranged rendition of Dave Brubeck's jazz standard "Take 5" underlines the group's determination to "sing and record music of many styles, whatever (we) decide we like!" What Realtime likes includes 13 diverse selections, Lennon/McCartney's pop hits "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "Blackbird," "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz, the Tennessee country anthem "Rocky Top," The show tune "On A Clear Day" (You Can See Forever), the scattish jazz favorite "Flight of the Foo Birds," the haunting spiritual "Follow the Drinking Gourd," and the Doobie Brothers' foot-tapping rocker "Listen to the Music." The last two cuts, "Funny Valentine" and "Georgia On My Mind," are harmoniously performed with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra. "Take 5" is great stuff, the rock-solid harmonies and pure entertainment chops of this gold-medal-winning Barbershop group, joyously applied to some of our favorite tunes in other genres. Listening to it, we can't wait to hear Realtime at the Finals!

Songlist: Take Five, With A Little Help From My Friends, Over the Rainbow, Rocky Top, Blackbird, On A Clear Day, Beautiful Love, Little Boy Lost, Flight of the Foo Birds, Follow the Drinking Gourd, Listen to the Music, Funny Valentine, Georgia On My Mind

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Regents : Regents

Review: The Regents won the Championship by an unprecedented 439 points, a record that apparently still stands. Featuring Joe Mazzone on lead, who had secured first prize in an Arthur Godfrey Talent Program, the line-up competed for the first time in 1971, and finished third (behind Champions Dealer's Choice) in 1973. This recording includes several classic seventies pop songs, such as "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Theme From The Godfather," and "We've Only Just Begun," which would have made them cutting edge back then...plus "Hi Neighbor (Medley)," (including "Zippity Doo Dah"), "Little Somebody Of Mine" and "Knee Deep In Daisies" and lots more, for 22 in all.

Songlist: Little Somebody of mine, Love theme from the Godfather, By the time I get to Phoenix, Knee Deep in Daisies, Try a little tenderness, The masquerade is over, Strolling down Harmony Lane, Time Was, Whatever Happened to Mary, Ol'man River, Rock me in my Awanee Cradle, Little Girl, There's a broken heart for every light on broadway, The little boy, You make me feel so young, Old folks, Corabelle, I'll still be loving you , Hi nNeighbor ( medley), Fare thee well, Walk away, We've only just begun

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Revival : Revival

Review: The 1998 Society winners hail from Southern California, proving that beaches, bikinis and barbershop do go together, and can indeed flourish! What immediately catches the ear is how smooth, unified and cohesive their sound. Old friends David Briner, Gene Cokeroft, Ed Waesche and other equally auspicious cohorts are on hand with the arranging talent. The stately "Tennessee Waltz" is as elegant as it's refined antebellum origins would indictate; "Sentimental Gentlemen from Georgia" revs up the tempo, downshifting in and out of the swiftly inverting chords like a race car on a curvaceous road, crossing the finish line on a blazing barbershop chord!

Songlist: Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia, Chicago Style, Tennessee Waltz, Where the Southern Roses Grow, Gospel Songs Medley, Lover Come Back To Me, Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby, Sailing Down the Chesapeake, At the Ball, That's All, It Is Well With My Soul, Wedding Bells , If You Love Me (Really Love Me), Waititn for the Robert E. Lee, Jesus Hold My Hand

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Ringmasters : Live onsale

Review: The Swedish Barbershop quartet Ringmasters was founded in the fall of 2006, and they immediately were named "the young talents" in Barbershop circles. In the summer of 2008 they won their first International Gold in the Bank of America Collegiate Quartet Contest. And in 2009 they surprised the world at the Anaheim BHS Internationals, tying State Line Grocery for 4th Place. That marked the first time that a non-US group had placed in the top 10! "Live" is a limited edition, live recording of 8 songs at the Swedish venue Nybrokajen 11. Don't be too surprised to hear beautiful women's voices join Ringmasters (what a great Barbershop name!) on "Live," they are joined by Swedish Folk a cappella quartet Kraja on two cuts, "Come In and Stay Awhile" and "Limu, Limu, Lima." The other six tunes are Simon & Garfunkel's "Baby Driver," "Lazybones," Lennon/McCartney's "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Blackbird," "Blue Skies" and "Yes Sir, That's My Baby." Ringmasters have a fresh, powerful sound that obviously delights their live audience in addition to us. The Swedes are coming, and you really should hear them!

Songlist: Baby Driver, Come In And Stay A While, Lazybones, Can't Buy Me Love, Limu, Limu Lima, Blue Skies, Blackbird, Yes Sir, That's My Baby

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Road Show : Road Show

Review: Road Show, 2004 Boston Regional Harmony Sweepstakes Champions, gives an energetic performance on their self-titled debut CD. The recording features two songs in collaboration with the quartets Footloose (And So To Sleep Again) and After Hours (Making Whoopee). Road Show's schedule keeps them busy performing and competing all across the country. Their blend of style, voices and talent makes the quartet one of the premier a cappella groups in the Northeast.

Songlist: Road Show, When I Look in Your Eyes, Chanson D'Amour, 1927, Oh, How I Miss You Tonight, That Cat Is High, And So To Sleep Again, Chipmunk Christmas, 16 Tons, Applause, How Deep Is the Ocean, Making Whoopee, Hit Me With A Hot Note, Smilin' Through

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Rounders : I Wanna Be Around

Review: This exciting young new quartet has made quite a splash in the barbershop world and have already made quite a name for themselves for their close harmonies and ringing chords. Based in Florida the group has been coached by the legendary Tony DeRosa and his expertise is evident in the polished sound from such a relatively young group. This release includes plenty of great arrangements by the likes of Clay Hine, Will Hamblet, Marshall Webb and Lloyd Steinkamp and helps makes this a quartet to watch (and listen to) in the future.

Songlist: I Wanna Be Around, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Don't Leave Me Dear Old Mammy, Nice Work If You Can Get It, At The End Of The Day, Down Yonder, Hello Young Lovers, Someone To Watch Over Me, Meet The Flintstones, Do You Really Really Love Me

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Rural Route 4 : Friends and Relatives

Review: When 1986 SPEBSQSA International Quartet champs RR4 made this recording in 1987, their producer told them they should consider making CDs. They went with albums and cassettes, and one month later everyone had CDs. So now by popular demand, we have a digitally remastered CD of this half-live, half-studio collection of 17 songs from one of the most popular and respected winners of SPEBSQSA Quartet Gold. "How's Every Little Thing in Dixie," "Rockabye Baby Days," "Lida Rose/Dream of Now," "Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again," the heart-tugging "Little Pal," "Where the Black-Eyed Susans Grow," "I've Been Everywhere," "Old Apple Tree" and "The Richest Man in the World" are favorites. Lots of feeling, smooth, effortless harmonies-"Friends and Relatives" is ringing, straight-up, traditional barbershop from one of the best!

Songlist: How's Ev'ry Little Thing in Dixie, Rock-A-Bye Baby Days, My Missouri Home, Lida Rose / Dream of Now, My Mother's Eyes, Tie Me Down To Your Apron Strings Again, I'm Wingin' My Way Back Home, Little Pal, Where The Black-Eyed Susans Grow, Rosie, Seme Thong, Old MacDonald, I've Been Everywhere, Knock, Knock, Old Apple Tree, Richest Man in the World

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Saturday Evening Post : 1st Edition

Review: Though only formed in 1998, the SEP, as they are known, are Rocky Mountain District Champions. With an obvious allegiance and love for true barbershop form, songs such as "Let's Get Away From It All," "Tonight, Tonight" and "Heart And Soul," though not originally conceived as quartet material, have lost all trace of swing and Broadway, and are zinging examples of vertical harmony. The tag of "Stormy Weather," to name just one, shows the Post staking its territory without equivocation, cleverly invoking the blues feel and sealing the deal with a tenor pedal tone over the top. "The Clown Medley" and "Gospel Medley" invoke the nostalgia of turn-of-century Americana.

Songlist: Tonight, Tonight, Let's Get Away From It All, Stormy Weather, Sweet Lorraine, Let The Rest Of The World Go By, Running' Wild, Makin Whoopie, Clown Medley, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Little White Cloud That Cried, Gospel Medley, Heart and Soul, Tin Roof Blues, My Cup Runneth Over With Love, Drinkin' Gourd, Star Spangled Banner

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Saturday Evening Post : 2nd Edition

Review: 2nd Edition showcases each individual voice in the Saturday Evening Post quartet. Scott, Allen, Chris and Bobby continue to bring a diversity of style, heart and creativity with a wonderful blend of barbershop. The variations include art songs, swing songs, Broadway songs and Swedish folk songs. 2001 marked the fourth consecutive year that Saturday Evening Post was a featured performer at the Bolton Landing Barbershop Festival. This is a testament to the strength of the group. Album favorites include "Kom Du Ljuva" (Swedish Traditional), "Saturday is the Loneliest Night of the Week" and "And So It's Over."

Songlist: Anything Goes, Basin Street Blues, I Thought About You, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), On My Own From "Les MiserablesRich Hasty, Bring Him Home From "Les Miserables" , Saturday Night Is The Lonliest Night Of The Week, Kom Du Ljuva (Swedish Traditional), Fading Like A Flower, Smile, I Heard You Singing, Give Me A Barbershop Song, And So It's Over, Oh Canada - National Anthem Of Canada

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Saturday Evening Post : 3rd Edition

Review: Consistently up there with the very best Barbershop quartets, Colorado Springs-based SEP placed 5th at the 2004 SPEBSQSA finals in Louisville, and 7th at the 2005 Finals in Salt Lake City. "That's A Plenty" is the group's 3rd excellent CD, and it showcases the group's love of Americana classics, from the early 1900s through the big band era and into the beat of the 1950s and 60s, their lively personalities and sense of fun, and harmonies that ring until somebody answers. 15 songs, the title tune (which is also performed with rock legends The Band, "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "End of the World," pop/doo-wop classics "Barbara Ann" and "In the Still of the Night," the spiritual ""Follow the Drinking Gourd," "Blues in the Night," "Gospel Medley," the powerful "It is Well with My Soul," and bonus live track "The Ragin' Cajun," are favorites. If you'll forgive us, "That's A Plenty" good stuff from veteran harmonizers and entertainers, Saturday Evening Post!"

Songlist: That's A Plenty, Tin Roof Blues, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, I Hear Music, Moa Li Hua, End of the World, Barbara Ann, In the Still of the Night, Pokarekare Ana, Follow the Drinking Gourd, Blues In the Night, It Is Well With My Soul, Gospel Medley, New Zealand National Anthem, That's A Plenty (With the Band), BONUS TRACK - The Ragin' Cajun

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Schmitt Brothers : Schmitt Brothers

Review: 1951 Championship quartet, who went on to appearances on the Ed Sullivan show, Arthur Godfrey and more, continuing to tour and perform into the 1980's! They have selected their favorite performances for this digitally remastered CD. With a marked emphasis on the classics of the era, including "Red Red Robin" and "Side By Side," the Schmitt Brothers have a honeyed tone that exemplifies barbershop's sentimental best.

Songlist: Steppin' Around, Side by Side, Red Red Robin, Brahm's Lullaby, How I Wish I Could Help The Sandman, All Through The Night, Shine, Carry Me Back To Old Virginny, Lazy River, I've Been Floating Down That Old Green River, Down By The Old Mill Stream, Gallway Bay, America, The Beautiful, Whiffen poof Song, Old Black Joe, God Bless America, May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You

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Second Edition : Second Edition 1

Review: After two decades of being out of print, this legendary recording by the 1989 BHS International Quartet Champions, The Second Edition is once again available, and it sounds better than before! Digitally remastered from the original reels, this groundbreaking recording is a must have for every barbershop enthusiast. If you have one of the original pressings, you're gonna want to have this new release because the sound is clearer and better than you could have imagined! It was in the fall of 1987, that the quartet began this recording, and finished and released "Second Edition 1" in the spring of 1988. They were the first barbershop quartet to offer a recording in the digital CD format. Enjoy The Second Edition classics such as The Darktown Strutters' Ball, Mistakes, Just A Cottage Small (By A Waterfall), The Longest Time featuring Doug Harrington, Hello My Baby, Brahms' Lullaby and more.

Songlist: The Darktown Strutters' Ball, I'm Sitting On Top Of The World, Mistakes, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?, Just A Cottage Small (By A Waterfall), Doin' The Raccoon, The Longest Time, If You Were The Only Girl, Hello My Baby, What'll I Do?, Almost Like Being In Love, Brahms'

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Second Edition & The Growing Girls : The Best Of Two Worlds

Review: The Best of Two Worlds is the epitome of the stars literally aligning. In spring 1989 both The Second Edition and Growing Girls began planning a joint concert called The Best Of Two Worlds. To each group's thrill, The Second Edition won the 1989 BHS International Quartet Championship in July, and the Growing Girls were crowned the 1989 SAI Queens of Harmony in October, less than two weeks prior to the debut concert. Shortly after the premiere concert, The Second Edition and Growing Girls recorded The Best Of Two Worlds. This recording was only ever released on cassette tape... until now! Digitally remastered from the original reels, and for the first time available on CD! Enjoy Growing Girls favorites; Kungstradgarden Blues (Royal Garden Blues), Goody Goodbye and Sommarpsalm (Hymn to Summer), and The Second Edition favorites; Lullaby In Ragtime, Rain Medley, My Old Kentucky Home and more! Also features both groups singing together on songs like Let There Be Peace On Earth! And, Included for the first time, a never before released bonus track featuring two singers from each group!

Songlist: Hello My Baby, Kungstradgarden Blues (Royal Garden Blues), The Church Bells Are Ringing For Mary, Lullaby In Ragtime, Sweet Georgia Brown, Goody Goodbye, Misty, Rain Medley, Sommarpsalm (Hymn To Summer), My Old Kentucky Home , Let There Be Peace On Earth, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

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Second Edition & The Growing Girls : The Best Of Two Worlds Live

Review: These two legendary groups took The Best Of Two Worlds concert on tour for over a year beginning in the late fall of 1989 performing in Chicago, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Sweden and New Zealand. The Best Of Two Worlds Live! was recorded at the premiere concert on November 8, 1989 in the Bomhard Theater at The Kentucky Center in Louisville, Kentucky USA featuring Master of Ceremonies Dan Burgess, baritone of 1978 BHS International Champions, Bluegrass Student Union. It was recorded but never released... until now! Digitally mastered for the first time from the original reels, enjoy the thrilling sounds of The Second Edition and Growing Girls LIVE! This recording features 20 songs, including Growing Girls favorites; 60's Medley, I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again, Anything Goes, and Bandstand Boogie, as well as The Second Edition favorites; Almost Like Being In Love, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, and Sweet Georgia Brown. Also features both groups combined on songs like Misty! Enjoy a special appearance by The Harrington Brothers, an accompanied solo by David Harrington, and many more favorites!

Songlist: Almost Like Being In Love, I'm Sitting On Top Of The World, Hello My Baby, For Once in My Life, The Church Bells Are Ringing For Mary, Royal Garden Blues, 60's Medley, If You Were The Only Girl In The World, I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again, Doin' The Raccoon, Sweet Georgia Brown, Anything Goes, What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?, Jeepers Creepers, Them There Eyes Medley, What'll I Do?, Hymn To Summer, Bandstand Boogie, Misty

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Side Street Ramblers : Encore!

Review: Formed in 1975, the Side Street Ramblers went through an epic journey to winning the SPEBSQSA Quartet Gold in 1983, having to replace their lead singer three times and such hurdles as a case of the flu that turned their bass into a tenor. But Keith Houts, tenor, Brian Beck, lead, Dennis Malone, baritone, and Earl Hagn, bass, were nothing if not focused and persistent, as the many costume changes in the colorful liner notes show. With the trophy in hand, the group went on to perform in 34 states and 12 foreign countries and become one of the best-loved barbershop groups of all time. "Encore" is a 2-CD set, which includes 30 great SSR classics. The guys are equally adept at cracking us up, tugging on our heartstrings or knocking us back in our seats with a ringing barbershop chord. Hard to pick favorites among the 30, as each is a gem, but here goes: "Only Yesterday," "Love to Meet That Old Sweetheart," "My Blue Heaven," "I Wonder What's Become of Sally," "The Way We Were," "Hello Broadway," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Short People," "1927 Kansas City," "Smile Medley," "Proud to Be an American," "Bye Bye, Blackbird" and "All of Me." Now, that's entertainment. Encore!

Songlist: I Feel A Song Comin' On, Only Yesterday, Consider Yourself One Of Us, Love To Meet That Old Sweetheart, Yes Indeed, Looking Through My Window, I Love You Truly, Story Of The Rose, My Blue Heaven, That Someone Is You, I Wonder What's Become Of Sally, Broadway, A little Night, Kitten Of The Keys, The Way We Were, I'm Sorry I Made You Cry, Hello Broadway, Everybody Loves A Lover, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Put Your Arms Around Me, Short People, 1927 Kansas City, Smile Medley, Here's That Rainy Day, Proud To Be An American, Bye Bye, Blackbird, Have A Little Talk With Myself, Send In The Clowns, All Of Me, Gotta Be On My Way, Put Your Hand In The Hand

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Sidewinders : Sidewinders

Review: On his Sunday night show in 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced the "brand new International Champs, the Sidewinders," who quickly broke into a rousing "For Me and My Gal." Tenor Jerry Fairchild, Lead Joe Daniels, Bass Jay Wright and Baritone Gene Boyd had placed 5th and 3rd before winning it all in San Antonio in July of 1964. Their sound is so clean, crisp and upbeat it's hard to wipe the smile off your face when listening to a cover like "Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy." All 22 songs are essentially perfect, but some standouts are "The Way You Look Tonight," "Dangerous Dan McGrew," and their most-requested "My Coloring Book." Classic stuff!

Songlist: Sailin' Away On The Henry Clay, I'm So Alone With A Crowd, Today, My Gal, She Has Some Wonderful Ways, I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Just The Way You Look Tonight, Sailin' Down The Chesapeake Bay, Tears For Souvenirs, Brokenhearted, A Garden In The Rain, My Coloring Book, A Child's Prayer

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Standing Room Only : SRO

Review: SRO has been bobbing in and out of the top five in competition for as many years. Based in the Southwest, their sound on this recording, produced in 1992, is as consistent an example of the quartet style as can be found. From their opening medley of "Deed I Do/Put Your Arms Around Me," to their adaptation of "Orange Colored Sky," (arranged by the group's own Fraser Brown, who handled a good half of the arranging chores), SRO is expert in their use of devices such as the swipe, with minimal use of solo voice ornamentation. Their material is well-rounded; easy listening, (John Denver's "My Sweet Lady,"a simple and restrained interpretation) vocal jazz (BSU's score of "Java Jive") and barbershop, of course!

Songlist: Medley, Deed I Do, When My Baby Smiles at Me, Java Jive, My Sweet Lady, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, From the First Hello, Medley, You're Nobody's Sweetheart Now, Just a Girl That Men Forget, You Keep Coming Back Like a Song, Satin Doll, Here Am I Broken Hearted, When the World Was Young, Orange Colored Sky

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Stardust : All The Way onsale

Review: This is the debut CD of Stardust, an all-male barbershop quartet from Las Vegas where "All The Way" was recorded. John, Larry, Buzz and Jim look very cool in their matching blue-flame sportcoats and sing some great harmonies in these 11 tunes. Favorites include the standards "Orange Colored Sky," "River Stay 'way From My Door," "A House With Love In It," "Margie," "Viva Las Vegas" (another clue!), "Edelweiss," "Sing, Sing, Sing (with a swing)," and "All The Way." Very good stuff, guys.

Songlist: Orange Colored Sky, I Don't Know Why I Should Cry Over You, River Stay 'way From My Door, A House With Love In It, 500 Guys, Margie, Viva Las Vegas, Edelweiss, Be My Life's Companion, Sing Sing Sing, All The Way

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State Line Grocery : Paper or Plastic?

Review: As a group, Georgia-based State Line Grocery is fairly new on the Barbershop scene, having been formed in July of 2003. They immediately won the 2003 Dixie District Quartet Championship in the fall, and went on to qualify for the Barbershop Harmony Society's Internationals in Louisville in 2004. They placed 11th at the 2005 BHS International competition in Salt Lake City, and recently placed 4th at the Denver Internationals! Baritone Heath, Bass Drew, Lead Tim and Tenor Dylan, all longtime BHS veterans and district champs, are turning a lot of heads with the kind of drum-tight harmonies, sweet leads and ringing chords we find on "Paper." 14 songs, some favorites are "The Glory of Love," "Everything Old is New Again," Randy Newman's poignant "When She Loved Me," "Too Marvelous for Words," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "His Eye is On the Sparrow" and Hank Williams' "I Saw the Light." Beautiful stuff from fast-rising, talented SLG!

Songlist: The Glory Of Love, In The Cool Cool Cool Of The Evening, A Garland Of Old Fashioned Roses, Everything Old Is New Again, Michigan Rag, When She Loved Me, Too Marvelous For Words, One For My Baby, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else, Goodbye World, Goodbye, His Eye Is On The Sparrow, I Saw The Light, Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)

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State Line Grocery : Restocked

Review: Georgia-based State Line Grocery formed in July of 2003 and won the Dixie District Quartet Championship in the fall of that same year. Lead Tim Brooks, Tenor Dylan Oxford, Bass Drew McMillan and Baritone Mark Lamback recently finished 3th with a strong performance at the 2008 BHS International competition that was held in Nashville, Tennesee. "Restocked" has 14 tunes, some of our favorites are Stephen Sondheim's "Everything's Coming Up Roses," Irving Berlin's "Isn't This a Lovely Day," Young and Ahlert's "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "Danny Boy," Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Blue Moon of Kentucky," "The Tennessee Waltz," "Glad Rag Doll," "Over the Sunset Mountains" and Frishberg and Mandel's "You Are There." State Line has a rich, spirited sound with tight harmonies, ringing chords and wonderful arrangements. Combine that with their love of singing with each other, and you have one of the elite quartets in the world. "Restocked" is great Barbershop from the first song to the last powerful chord!

Songlist: Everything's Coming Up Roses, Isn't This a Lovely Day, How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, Goin' to the Dance with You, Danny Boy, Aren't You Glad You're You, Your Cheatin' Heart, Blue Moon of Kentucky, The Tennessee Waltz, Glad Rag Doll, Over the Sunset Mountains, I Love the Whole United States, You Are There

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Storm Front : Harmony - Beatles Tribute

Review: Just prior to taking home Bronze (3rd place) medals from the 2009 BHS Internationals in Anaheim, Storm Front released this amazing collection of Beatles tunes. Working with gifted arranger (and Gold medal barbershop quartet man) Jay Giallombardo, these are arrangements that remain honest to the original scores, but fit a world-class a cappella quartet. Many of the great Lennon/McCartney hits are here, "Eleanor Rigby," "Here, There and Everywhere," "Lady Madonna," "Norweigian Wood," "Across the Universe," "Fool on the Hill," "We Can Work It Out," "Hey Jude," "Paperback Writer," "I'll Follow the Sun" and "Long and Winding Road," rendered with brilliant Storm Front harmonies that give them a whole new flavor. "Beatles Tribute" is a Barbershop masterpiece, one of the best albums of the year. Major kudos to Storm Front's Jeff, Jim, Darin and Sid for pushing the Barbershop envelope with "Beatles Tribute"!

Songlist: Eleanor Rigby, Here, There And Everywhere, Lady Madonna, Norwegian Wood, Across the Universe, The Fool On The Hill, We Can Work It Out, Hey Jude, Paperback Writer (VP-Mike Davidson), I'll Follow the Sun, The Long and Winding Road

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Storm Front : Storm Warning

Review: Much has changed for Denver-based Storm Front since they recorded their debut CD four years ago. They have performed in half the states in the USA, coached at numerous music schools around the country, and have twice been recognized as one of the top 10 Barbershop quartets in the world by the Barbershop Harmony Society, winning a 3rd place Bronze in 2007 and sixth place in 2008. "Storm Warning" has 14 winners that highlight the group's great comedic sense, ability to entertain and wonderful harmonies. Rodgers & Hart's "Have You Met Miss Jones?," Lerner and Loewe's "On The Street Where You Live," "Swinging on a Star," the silly group standard "Filbert the Frog," "Bare Necessities," Fats Waller's "There's Gonna Be the Devil to Pay," "The 12 Days of Christmas," "Bugler's Holiday" and "There's Something About That Name" are favorites. We especially love Barbershop groups that are funny, and Storm Front is one of the best!

Songlist: Have You Met Miss Jones?, Be My Life's Companion, When She Loved Me, On the Street Where You Live, Swinging on a Star, Filbert the Frog, Bare Necessities, Story of the Rose, Scottish Spring, There's Gonna Be the Devil to Pay, Dreams of You, The 12 1/2 Days of Christmas, Bugler's Holiday, There's Something About that Name

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Storm Front : Storm Watch

Review: This debut CD from award winning quartet Storm Front (13th place in 2004) features an assortment of songs from their first year of work. Many of the tunes come from their popular show including barbershop favorites: "Sweet Roses of Morn", "Rhythm Medley", "One Alone" and "Muskrat Ramble". This CD also includes other popular songs such as the Cab Calloway favorite "Minnie the Moocher," the very moving "Bring Him Home," from Les Miserables and the 2004 CARA nomination for "Best Barbershop Song," Jezebel.

Songlist: Great Day, Muskrat Ramble, One Alone, Poor Wayfarin' Stranger, Rhythm Medley, Fascinatin' Rhythm, Crazy Rhythm, I Got Rhythm, Sweet Roses of Morn, Minnie The Moocher, Bring Him Home, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Guitarzan, Jezebel

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Storm Front : The Road to Gold

Review: 2010 International Barbershop Harmony Society Champs Storm Front describe as: "Three years, Nine contest sets, One Gold Medal. Enjoy Storm Front's journey on "The Road to Gold!" The group's extensive use of humor and parody, particularly directed at the process they have had to go through to finally win are a big reason why they have consistently been judged in the top ten. They placed sixth in Nashville in 2008, singing Showstopper parodies "The Champs are Coming Back," "We've Grown Accustomed to 3rd Place," and the hilarious "Don't Ask Me Why;" third in Anaheim in 2009, where they unleashed their "Medal Come Back" parody, the ludicrous "Lida Rose/Dream of Now" medley, and their Finalist "Top Ten Parody;" and Philadelphia 2010, where their "Wonderful World" costumes, the contest rule "Anything Goes" parody and the manic Jukebox "Jukebox Saturday Night Medley (Car Song)" montage gave them their coveted Gold Medals! Although some of the inside Barbershop jokes went over our heads, as these are all live cuts, it's clear they all hit the judges and audiences right in their BHS funny bones. There are two discs here: Disc 1 has all six songs from their Finals performances in 2008 and 2009, and Disc 2 has all six songs from their incredible win in 2010. Several songs, such as the totally silly "Where or When," "Don't Fence Me In," "Lida Rose," and "We've Grown Accustomed to 3rd Place," are repeated, sometimes more than once. Wonderful harmonies, ringing, incredible closing chords, very funny, creative material-it all adds up to great entertainment, and, happily, finally, to Gold for Storm Front!

Songlist: The Champs Are All Coming Back, Don't Fence Me In, Where or When, Comes Love, We've Grown Accustomed to 3rd Place, Don't Ask Me Why, Medal Come Back To Me, Where or When, Don't Fence Me In, Lida Rose, Stay Awake, Top 10 Parody, Where or When, What A Wonderful World , Lida Rose, Anything Goes, We've Grown Accustomed to 3rd Place, Jukebox Saturday Night Medley (Car Song)

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6056c | 2 CDs | $14.95 | A Cappella || Mens Barbershop Quartets CDs


Suntones : Masterwork Series

Review: Miami, Florida's Suntones, formed in 1957 singing innovative arrangements of "Old Black Magic" and Hi-Lo's songs, finally won SPEBSQSA Quartet Gold in 1961. They went on to record extensively and seek professional bookings outside of barbershop circles, causing them to perfect their act, and helping to create a world of possibilities for top-drawer barbershop groups in the entertainment industry. "Suntones" is a "best-of" collection of 23 songs, certainly tough choices given the large number of excellent recordings by the group. From the first cut, "Bye, Bye Blues," the final tune in their Gold-winning set that became a trademark for them, we see how special this group is. "After You've Gone," which begins straight, introduces a major 7th chord, jazzy 2nd chorus and wild and crazy tag. "If You Can't Tell the World She's A Good Little Girl," "Old Songs Medley" showed that even though they tended toward daring innovations, they never lost their love of the simple, "square" barbershop songs. "Danny Boy," "That Old Black Magic," "West Side Story Medley," "Jezebel," "Where Is Love," "Show Me Where The Good Times Are," "Tennessee Waltz," "Shrimp Boats" and "For All We Know" need to be listened to again and again to appreciate the chances the Suntones took, and how solid the barbershop fundamentals were that formed their base. "Suntones" is an amazing recording on many levels, and certainly mandatory listening for aspiring quartets to expand their horizons.

Songlist: Bye Bye Blues, Emaline, After You've Gone, If You Can't Tell The World She's A God Little Girl, Old Songs Medley, Danny Boy, No, No, Nora, Finian's Rainbow Medley, That Old Black Magic, A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet, West Side Story Medley, It's A Most Unusual Day, Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring, Jezbel, Where Is Love?, Watch What Happens, As Time Goes By, Two Guy Medley, Show Me Where The Good Times Are, Tennessee Waltz, Shrimp Boats, Armed Forces Medley, For All We Know

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5678c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Mens Barbershop Quartets CDs


Tuxedo Junction : Tuxedo Junction

Review: Even if you don't give a fig about barbershop, you'll find yourself appreciating the warm and heartfelt performance of this foursome from Austin, Texas. Yes, it's four part harmony in the barbershop style, for certain, but their tastes are as sprawling as the great state they call home. Standards are the majority, with special kudos for a standout arrangement of "When I Fall In Love"; the luscious harmonic motion of the coda is pure honey. Other pleasures are "Peg O' My Heart," "It Had To Be You" and their namesake, "Tuxedo Junction," as well as the doo wop favorite, "Silhouettes," Larry Gatlin's "Alleluia," the Beach Boys' "In My Room" and our nomination for the most sylvan of melodies, "Lullaby."

Songlist: Tuxedo Junction, Java Jive, It Had To Be You, When I Fall In Love, Jeepers Creepers / Them There Eyes Medley, I Can Dream, Can't I?, Peg O' My Heart, Birth Of The Blues, Midnight Blues, Lida Rose / will I Ever Tell You?, In My Room, Silhouettes, Alleluia, Lullaby

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5448c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Mens Barbershop Quartets CDs


Various Arrangers : Sing In The Barbershop Quartet - Barbershop Fun

Review: These great collections let men sing four-part a cappella harmony with a professionally recorded barbershop quartet. The books include TTBB parts and the CDs feature full performances. Just turn on the CD, open the book, pick your part, and sing along!

Songlist: Do You Hear the People Sing?, Feliz Navidad, Give Me a Barbershop Song, Good Night Ladies, Harmony Leads the Way, Honey/Little 'Lize Medley, Sound Celebration, You'll Never Walk Alone

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5474b | Songbook & 1 CD | $14.95 | TTBB | A Cappella || Barbershop Arrangements | Sing In The Barbershop Quartet


Various Arrangers : Sing In The Barbershop Quartet - Favorite Songs

Review: These great collections let men sing four-part a cappella harmony with a professionally recorded barbershop quartet. The books include TTBB parts and the CDs feature full performances. Just turn on the CD, open the book, pick your part, and sing along!

Songlist: Coney Island Baby / We All Fall, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Hey, Little Baby o' Mine, In The Good Old Summertime, The Star Spangled Banner, Take Me Out To The Ball Game, This Little Light Of Mine / Do Lord, Water Is Wide

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1026b | Songbook & 1 CD | $14.95 | TTBB | A Cappella || Barbershop Arrangements | Sing In The Barbershop Quartet

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