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Classic Collection

Classic Collection

Lead: Larry Wilson. Tenor: Curt Hutchison. Baritone: George Davidson. Bass: Terry Heltne.

The story of the 1982 Int'l Quartet Champion Classic Collection is pretty unique in many respects. It all began in Hastings Nebraska in 1968. Original baritone, and long-time barbershop enthusiast, "Papa Joe" Heltne, and his son Terry invited two aspiring singers, one a natural tenor and the other an operatic vocal major from the Hastings College choir, to join them for an evening of singing. Before it was over, Larry Wilson a lead, and Curt Hutchison, a tenor, agreed that this foursome, originally called "Three Lads and a Dad," should stay together. They worked hard and rose in the ranks of the Central States District. After a short hiatus due to Larry's four year stint in the Navy, they changed their name to "Classic Collection" , and eventually found themselves the winners of the 1975 Central States District Quartet Championship.

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1982 - Barbershop Quartet Champions

Classic Collection : Masterworks Series : 1 CD

Classic Collection : Masterworks Series

Tenor Curt Hutchison, Lead Larry Wilson, Baritone George Davidson and booming Bass Terry Heltne won the SPEBSQSA Central States District Championship in 1975. Moving to Denver in 1977, they won that District as well. And in 1982 they won the International Quartet Championship by the largest winning margin (296 points) up to that point. These same four men have been singing together for 31 years, and Masterworks series brings us a 27-tune "best-of" recording of one of Barbershop's all time greatest groups. Classic Collection specialized in nostalgic, romantic heart-tuggers, and from "I've Seen My Baby," "When You Look In the Heart of a Rose," "In the Land Where Shamrocks Grow" and "Little Silver Lady" to "Oh, You Beautiful Doll," "Paper Doll," "Moonlight Becomes You," "My Blue Heaven," "Makin' Whoopee," and the final cut "Jezebel," every one of these cuts is sweet, harmonic and true. If you love Classic Barbershop, this wonderful, entertaining collection is for you-enjoy!

Songlist: I've Seen My Baby (and It Won't Be Long Now), When You Look in the Heart of a Rose, Lil From Daffodil Hill, It's the Same Old Shillelagh, In the Land Where the Shamrocks Grow, Little Silver lady, Put Me to Sleep with an Old Fashioned Melody, Nobody Knows What a Red Head Mama Can Do, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Oh, You Beautiful Doll, All the World Will Be Jealous of Me, Can't You Hear Me Callin' Caroline, Paper Doll, Seems like Old Times, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, I Don't Believe In 'If' Anymore, The Last Waltz, Portrait of my Love Medley, Moonlight Becomes You, With Plenty of Money and You, Miss You, If You Were the Only Girl in the World, If I Could Be with You, My Blue Heaven, Makin' Whoopee, Finian's Rainbow Medley, Jezebel

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5807c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

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