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King's Singers: Original Debut Recording (Cherry Ripe)

Song NameComposer
The Peanut Vendor Sunshine / Gilbert / Simmons
ShenandoahTraditional
Cherry Ripe Traditional
SummertimeGershwin
Time WasPrado / Luna / Russell
Scarborough Fair English Traditional
None But The Lonely Heart Tchaikovsky
Linstead Market Traditional
The Oak And The Ash Traditional
Wives And LoversBurt Bacharach / David
Blow Away The Morning DewTraditional
The Green Leaves Of SummerTiomkin / Webster
What Kind Of Things Goodwin

Produced by Brian Couzens

The prototype for what has developed into a twenty-five year career that continues to grow in popularity, this initial 1971 recording hints at the dominion the King's Singers have over an astonishing variety of material. Four tracks are a cappella, the rest accompanied by the Gordon Langford Trio (Langford also arranged five of the songs). Traditionals, such as "Shenandoah, "Cherry Ripe" and "Scarborough Fair" are side-by-side with Gershwin's "Summertime" and Bacharach's "Wives and Lovers." Stylistically, the King's Singers combine formal classical knowledge with the immaculate blend of a barbershop chorus and the personality of English music hall performers appearing on the "Old Grey Whistle Test." No wonder they've stood the test of time!

Item code: 6115C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Male | England
chan 6562

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