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Gas House Gang

Gas House Gang

Lead: Rich Knight. Tenor: Kipp Buckner. Baritone: Rob Henry. Bass: Jim Henry.

In the 1930's The St. Louis Cardinals baseball team was nicknamed "The Gas House Gang" to describe the players' fiery attitude toward the game and their fun-loving style of play. In 1987 a quartet from the St. Louis area chose the name to match its own personality. Since that time, the foursome's energetic singing style and diverse repertoire have proven the appropriateness of the title to people across North America and Europe. After winning the 1988 Central States District Competition in their first attempt, they began a steady climb up the International Competition ladder which culminated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where they were awarded the 1993 International Quartet Championship with the highest point total ever scored on the International stage.

Group History

1993 - Barbershop Quartet Champions


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Gas House Gang : A Little Night Music : 00  1 CD

Gas House Gang : A Little Night Music    Out of Print

The Gang appeared on the International Medalist road to supremacy in 1991 with a third place medal. In 1992 they were second which rather prepared the world for their Calgary appearance in 1993, at which they were awarded the grand accolade. These wonderful singers also have a broad sense of humor which will send any classical music aficionado into guffaws as they parody Mozart in "Eine Kleine Not Musik." This reviewer has played that tune on a radio show several times and always received more calls for information about it than any other single piece of music! This is not, however, just a comedic group but recognized as one of the best singing groups in the world.

Songlist: Wonderful Day Medley, The Moment I Saw Your Eyes, I Still Can't Say Goodbye, O.C.Cash/The Flat Foot Four, Shine, The Music Of The Night, Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat, No More Sorrow, Bright Was The Night, Eine Kleine NOT Musik, Love-Eyes Medley, Sometimes

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5060c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Gas House Gang : Face the Music : 00  1 CD

Gas House Gang : Face the Music    Out of Print

It isn't just perfect vowel matching or ringing chords that set these Champions apart. They pick joyous arrangements which make for fascinating listening and always seem to have some completely unusual element added into their non competition repertoire. For example, when David Wright arranged Muskrat Ramble for The Gang he came back with the lyric score with some sections written for a Dixieland band. The Gas House Gang ran with it, imitating a trumpet, a trombone, a clarinet and an upright bass, with some percussion thrown in. You must hear the wonderful arrangement of "Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air" for it moves the spirit just as much as the Southern Sons' version does. We haven't time to describe each of the fourteen tunes on this recording but you should hear them.

Songlist: Strike Up the Band Medley, Wedding Bells, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime, Muskrat Ramble, Where the Southern Roses Grow, Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air, Erie Canal, All Aboard For Dixie Land, Don't Be A Baby, Baby, This Is Some Lucky Day, Old Hymns Medley, Alleluia

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5062c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Gas House Gang : Our Rough & Tumble Best : 00  1 CD

Gas House Gang : Our Rough & Tumble Best    Out of Print

Just before beginning their ascension to international acclaim the Gang released this recording of twelve songs which are of a great variety. You keep running into unexpected little embellishments on the pure barbershop songs such as the brief intimation of calliope or the bell-like chord inthe "Bowery Medley." Then there is the ringing traditional close harmony of "So Long, Mother," the sweet beauty of "When I Look In Your Eyes," the humorous "My Old Man" (of Smothers Brothers fame) and the fabulous enunciation on "The Chemical Elements." There's gospel, a popular sound on "Sixteen Tons" and the "William Tell Overture" is in the spirit of their later Mozart spoof. Great!

Songlist: Bowery Medley, Sixteen Tons, So Long, Mother, K.P., When I Look In Your Eyes, Pass The Apples Medley, Liar Medley, Old St. Louie, My Old Man, The Chemical Elements, Sweet Hour of Prayer, William Tell Overture

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5061c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Gas House Gang : Some Children See Him... : 00  1 CD

Gas House Gang : Some Children See Him...    Out of Print

TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING!!! Perfection achieved!! Enough hyperbole already, you think to yourself? Not a chance...where's the thesaurus. Ok, we'll rein in our enthusiasm and resort to merely telling you about a Christmas album sung by one of the greatest barbershop quartets of our time. On this recording we listen to a quartet who achieves the tightest harmonies humanly possible apply those talents to traditional Christmas music. It's funny but as they aren't specifically singing barbershop chording, it is only occasionally that we remember just what tradition this fabulous singing springs from. Touches of jazz, elements of gospel reverence, and moments of almost operatic virtuosity abound throughout and all come together with vocal percussionist Jeff Thatcher of Rockapella adding his talents on "Go Tell It On the Mountain." We were also struck momentarily speechless when we found that, for the first time in quite a while, we actually enjoyed "The Little Drummer Boy" once more. The Gang rescues that song from the Christmas cul-de-sac of fruit-cake jokes with a beautiful rendition. What a tenor lead! You'll hear a fabulous Gregorianesque intro to "O Come Emanuel" which sounds as though it is emerging from a heavenly cathedral. The song list meanders through all of the Christmas spirit to arrive at the title track, "Some Children See Him." This is a wonderful message on which to leave, each child who sees Christ, sees Him in their own image...

Songlist: Caroling, Caroling, The Little Drummer Boy, Merry Christmas, Darling, Mary, Did You Know?, Pat-A-Pan, O Come Emmanuel, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Carol Of The Bells, White Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Go Tell It To The Mountain, Some Children See Him, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

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5412c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Gas House Gang : The Gas House Gang's 5th : 00  1 CD

Gas House Gang : The Gas House Gang's 5th    Out of Print

In 1987 a St. Louis, MO municipal band was looking for a barbershop group to sing "Lida Rose" for the "Music Man" section of their Broadway tribute. When no local groups were available, Rob Henry found three friends to sing with him. The four loved the sound, came up with a name, and the group is still together sixteen years, thirteen countries, forty nine states, five recordings and an international championship later. Sadly, Rob contracted cancer and died this year after recording this fifth CD with the group, it is dedicated with love to him. The GHG sings with a lot of feeling, humor, and ringing harmonies that take our breath away. Beethoven 5.1, the opening cut, is a seven-minute tour-de-force with wonderful, funny, personal lyrics that go on for four pages. eleven more songs: the 70's summer anthem "Lazy Day," Lennon/McCartney's "Blackbird/I Will" and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," "Goodbye,World, Goodbye," "My Coloring Book," "We're Little But Were Loud," "Great Day," Carole King's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?", "Ezekiel Saw The Wheel," Billy Joel's "Lullabye" and the inspirational "Hold On." The GHG is our best-selling barbershop group, and with good reason. Highly recommended!

Songlist: Beethoven 5.1, Lazy Day, Blackbird/I Will, Goodbye, World, Goodbye, My Coloring Book, We're Little But We're Loud, Great Day, Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, Ezekiel Saw The Wheel, Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Hold On

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5601c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Bright Was the Night : TTBB : David Wright : Gas House Gang :  1 CD : 00141988 : 812817020115

David Wright : Bright Was the Night

Here is a barbershop classic. David Wright is considered one of barbershop's most talented arrangers and this arrangement was sung by one of the genre's most revered quartet's The Gas House Gang. Challenging but very rewarding indeed.

Arranger: David Wright Performed By: Gas House Gang

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00141988


Mary Had a Baby : TTBB : David Wright : Gas House Gang : Sheet Music : 00145198 : 812817020467

David Wright : Mary Had a Baby

David Wright's arrangements have been performed by many international quartets including The Gas House Gang, Nightlife, Michigan Jake, Vocal Spectrum, Crossroads and others. "Mary Had a Baby" is a beautiful traditional spiritual that celebrates the birth of Jesus. Sing it freely paying attention to the melody transfers among the voice parts.

Arranger: David Wright Performed By: Gas House Gang

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00145198


No More Sorrow : TTBB : Shelton Kilby III : Traditional : Gas House Gang : Sheet Music : 00137956 : 812817020320

Shelton Kilby III : No More Sorrow

This arrangement was originally recorded by the Gas House Gang on their classic barbershop recording A Little Night Music. It's an uptempo, joyful song which should be great fun to sing. In a chorus performance the two solos can be shared by two singers or may feature a single lead voice.

Arranger: Shelton Kilby III | Composer: Traditional Performed By: Gas House Gang

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
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