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Suntones: Masterwork Series

Song NameArranger
Bye Bye BluesWalter Latzko
EmalineWalter Latzko
After You've GoneWalter Latzko
If You Can't Tell The World She's A God Little GirlWalter Latzko
Old Songs MedleyWalter Latzko
Danny BoyWalter Latzko
No, No, NoraWalter Latzko
Finian's Rainbow MedleyWalter Latzko
That Old Black MagicWalter Latzko
A Little Street Where Old Friends MeetWalter Latzko
West Side Story MedleyWalter Latzko
It's A Most Unusual DayWalter Latzko
Their Hearts Were Full Of SpringKirby Shaw
JezbelWalter Latzko
Where Is Love?Walter Latzko
Watch What HappensWalter Latzko
As Time Goes ByWalter Latzko
Two Guy MedleyWalter Latzko
Show Me Where The Good Times AreWalter Latzko
Tennessee WaltzWalter Latzko
Shrimp BoatsWalter Latzko
Armed Forces MedleyWalter Latzko
For All We KnowWalter Latzko

Tenor: Gene Cokeroft Lead: Bob Franklin Baritone: Harlan Wilson Bass: Bill Cain

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.

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Barbershop Quartet Champions 1961

Item code: 5678C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Barbershop | A Cappella | Male | United States
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