Various - Voices Of America (Käytetty CD)

Various - Voices Of America (Käytetty CD)


Vocal Harmony Groups: Then And Now!

Voices Of America begins Ace’s exciting new series celebrating the rich and diverse vocal group harmony tradition of the USA. If the electric guitar was one of the prime shapers in the sound of rock’n’roll and post-WW2 blues, the human voice remains the single greatest force throughout the history of 20th Century popular music, whether the individual genre be blues, jazz, folk, country, rock or pop.The artist names on this first volume shout quality loudly and clearly. Quality that embraces such early jazz/barbershop groups as the Mills Brothers and the Ink Spots, taps a beat to 1940s swing/popsters the Andrews Sisters, hears the formative 1950s stylists the Ravens and the Robins and moves to the great early soul/R&B of the Dells and Jerry Butler & The Impressions. Also on hand, surf legends the Beach Boys and the 1970s chart soul of the Chi-Lites. Both unforgettable sounds. Not content to rest on the triumphs of previous decades, the album then moves right up to date with the 1990s sounds of the Four Preps, the Valentinos and Shai.What the album (and, hopefully, the series will show) is both the degree of innovation within, yet the continuity of, the vocal harmony sound in American popular music. The sweet, close harmony singing, with just a hint of the blues and gospel truth, travels a fine lineage from 1930s-40s outfit the Mills Brothers and their Till Then to the 1990s sound of Shai and If I Ever Fall In Love. For the most simple and portable of musical instruments, the human voice finds many musical permutations and dons many disguises! Although this series is not devoted entirely to doo-wop there is bound to be a preponderance of this style. For this reason doo-wop historians The Doctors Of Doo Wop” TONY GRIBIN & MATT SCHIFF have been enlisted to A&R this series, with master-tape supervision by Little Walter De Venne.”

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  • 1. Shai - If I Ever Fall In Love
  • 2. The Dell-Vikings - Whispering Bells
  • 3. Jerry Butler And The Impressions - For Your Precious Love
  • 4. The Dells - Oh What A Nite
  • 5. The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool
  • 6. The Rivileers - A Thousand Stars
  • 7. The Marcels - Blue Moon
  • 8. The Four Vagabonds - PS, I Love You
  • 9. Four Preps - Catalina I Love You
  • 10. The Mills Brothers - Till Then
  • 11. The Capris - Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love)
  • 12. The Moonglows - Sincerely
  • 13. The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
  • 14. The Ravens - Count Every Star
  • 15. The Happenings - I Got Rhythm
  • 16. The Orioles - Crying In The Chapel
  • 17. The Ink Spots - I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
  • 18. The Valentinos - Chapel Of Dreams
  • 19. The Robins - (Now And Then There's A) Fool Such As I
  • 20. The Schoolboys - Please Say You Want Me
  • 21. The Andrews Sisters - Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
  • 22. The Heartbeats - Crazy For You
  • 23. The Beach Boys - Do It Again
  • 24. The Four Aces - The Gang That Sang Heart Of My Heart
  • 25. The Jewels - Opportunity
  • 26. Dion And The Belmonts - I Wonder Why

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