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Boston Common
Collective Works

Song NameArranger
It's A Good DayVal Hicks
If All My Dreams Were Made Of goldLou Perry
Dancing At The Moving Picture BallLou Perry
Little GirlMalcome Huff
ImaginationLou Perry
Don't Tell Me The Same Things Over AgainLou Perry
Lida Rose/ Till There Was YouMeredith Willson
Ten Feet Off The GroundVal Hicks
Sentimental JourneyEckeley
In The Heart Of The CityLou Perry
There's Something I Like About BroadwayLou Perry
I Wonder What's Become Of SallyYellen
Old Songs MedleyLou Perry
CarolineLarry Coyle / Wally Clueyy
There'll Be No New Tunes On This Old PianoBoston Common
I'm Alone Because I Love YouLou Perry
From The First Hello (To The Last Goodbye)Lou Perry
We Kinda Miss The Good Old SongsLou Perry
What'll I DoBoston Common
Many Happy Returns Of The DayLou Perry
So Long DearieRenee Craig / Lou Perry
Am I Wasting My TimeHoward Johnson
I Don't Know WhyLou Perry
Barbershop StrutEarl Moon
My Melancholy BabyLou Perry
Good Old DaysLou Perry
Who Told YouLou Perry
We ThreeLou Perry
Everybody Wants To Go To HeavenLou Perry
Back In Dad And Mother's DayLou Perry
If There'd Never Been An IrelandLou Perry
Chattanooga Shoe Shine BoyFour Rascals
Smilin' ThroughLou Perry
Every Christmas MorningLou Perry
Happy Birthday Uncle SamVal Hicks
Dear Hearts And Gentle People Bill Mitchell
Roses Of PicardyLou Perry
Sweet Adeline (You're The Flower Of My Heart)SPEBSQSA
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A LetterFour Rascals
Walkin' My Baby Back HomeVal Hicks
AnytimeFour Rascals
Don't Blame MeLou Perry
I'll Be A Song And Dance Man AgainVal Hicks
You Must Have Been A Beautiful BabyRenee Craig
Tha Old Quartet Of MineLou Perry

Tenor: Kent Martin Lead: Rich Knapp Baritone: Larry Tully Bass: Terry Clarke

This beautifully packaged double CD truly conveys the Boston Common aesthetic, which earned them not only the 1980 Championship, but also a exalted reputation that became the stuff of legend. Though they had no full-time coach, big band arranger Lou Perry frequently wrote arrangements for them (a point of principle, explained further in the liner notes, that apparently resulted in some political fallout), and the big band influence can be easily discerned ("Melancholy Baby"). "We Three," co-arranged by Perry and the group themselves, sounds like the early vocal harmony that became doo wop, whereas "Chatanooga Shoe Shine Boy" is a blues/barbershop amalgam that definitely isn't typical (arranger's credit to the Four Rascals, a quartet to whom the Boston Common pay repeated tribute). In general, the group's reverence for barbershop as not merely entertainment but as art radiates throughout.

Item code: 5533C | 2 CDs | $59.98 add item to cart
Barbershop | A Cappella | Male | United States

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