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The Chordettes
Harmony Time Vol 1 & 2

When You Were Sweet Sixteen
Moonlight Bay
Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
Ballin' The Jack
Shine On Harvest Moon
Tell Me Why
I'd Love To Live In Loveland (With A Girl Like You)
When Day Is Done
Runnin' Wild
Love Me And The World Is Mine
Moonlight On The Ganges
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Love's Old Sweet Song
Let The Rest Of The World Go By
Lonesome- That's All
Alice Blue Gown
Candy And Cake
If It Wasn't For Your Father
O Joe
Down By The Old Mill Stream
Time Out For Tears
Can't Be Seem To Laugh Anymore
Love Is The Reason
Dance Me Loose

"Harmony Time, Vol. I & II" is a very generous slice of pre-Sweet Adelines history. By generous we mean two LPs (16 cuts) of the Chordettes by themselves, plus 8 songs with Arthur Godfrey and one with Bill Lawrence. It was 1946 in Sheboygan, WI, and four young women were singing together, working out some intricate harmonies that sounded pretty good. They named themselves the Chordettes. Encouraged by an early SPEBSQSA, they appeared in an all-male Sheboygan barbershop parade, then auditioned for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, which they won easily. After that they joined the talented Godfrey troupe. We can't call them Sweet Adelines Champs, as SA hadn't been formed yet, so how about pre-Champs? The pioneering intricate, soaring harmonies the Chordettes worked out themselves are a revelation for lovers of pure barbershop of any gender. Favorites? "Moonlight Bay," "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny," "Ballin' The Jack," "Shine on Harvest Moon," "Moonlight on the Ganges," "Love's Old Sweet Song" and "Alice Blue Gown." We also liked the Godfrey tunes, but they are accompanied (sometimes by Godfrey on piano), and feature Godfrey more than the Chordettes, who frankly could sing rings around him. In any case, this CD is a joy on many levels!

Item code: 4487C | 1 CD | $13.98 add item to cart
Barbershop  | Accompanied | Female | United States

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