Sunday, September 30, 2007

Modern Barbershop Quartet

Here's an unusual album from 1974. You know, sometimes there's a gray area between a novelty album and a good album with an odd concept. I'll let you guys decide where that area hits on this one. This album features hits from the time done in barbershop style. This was definitely done as a joke though, from the cartoony front cover to the wacky liner notes by Gary Owens on the back cover. But then there's the good singers involved in this (including our favorite bass Thurl Ravenscroft) and the pedigree of famed record producer Snuff Garrett helming this, and it just makes this album a bit more special. And the ultimate irony is that it's not that unusual to hear acappella groups legitimately doing songs like this now. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this one!

(NOTE: You may not recognize the last song on the list. It was actually adapted from a commercial jingle from Jack in the Box sung by the adorable moppet of the moment Rodney Allen Rippy.)

Here's the track list:
  1. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree

  2. The Twelfth of Never

  3. Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?

  4. If

  5. Delta Dawn

  6. Me and Bobby McGee

  7. We've Only Just Begun

  8. Behind Closed Doors

  9. What the World Needs Now Is Love

  10. Take Life a Little Easier
Click here or here to download!

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