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The Auctioneer

Music by Leroy Van Dyke and Buddy Black

Originally Performed by Leroy Van Dyke

"The Auctioneer" (also known as "The Auctioneer's Song") is a 1956 country song by Leroy Van Dyke. It was co-written with Buddy Black. The song is notable for its interspersal of auction chants.

    Release Date: 1956


The Auctioneer

The Auctioneer

Bluegrass Student Union

Leroy Van Dyke wrote The Auctioneer after his real-life experiences as an auctioneer, and the Bluegrass Student Union quartet made it famous in barbershop circles with this rendition. Known for its break-neck fast auctioneer lingo throughout, this song is at its heart a driving country song. Fun and fast-paced, you'll wow audiences with this is your repertoire.

Voicing: TTBB



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Bluegrass Student Union   : Legacy : 00  3 CDs :

Bluegrass Student Union : Legacy

This three-CD collection by the Bluegrass Student Union, with its stellar harmonies and faultless execution, is a must-have for any fan of barbershop and will earn many new devotees. BSU, a celebrated quartet formed in 1974 and winners of the 1978 SPEBSQSA Championship, has produced a treasure. A retrospective of their entire career, the collection includes barbershop favorites such as "Coney Island Baby" and "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm." the songs from Broadway's "The Music Man" that comprised their third recording, Gershwin classics such as "Our Love is Here to Stay" and "I've Got a Crush on You," and so much more! In addition, BSU has provided extensive liner notes that explain the group history and philosophy, and reveal the musical intelligence and knowledge that is evident in their work. Another bonus is the superior quality of the recording itself, which adds to the enjoyment. Highly recommended.

Songlist: I Told Them All About You Dear (Medley), I've Found My Sweetheart Sally, When It's Darkness On The Delta, Meet Me In Rosetime Rose, Midnight Rose, Girls Medley, The Auctioneer, Eyes Medley, Just One Of Those Things, This Little Piggy, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, It's Not Where You Start/ Rose Colored Glasses Medley, Hi Neighbor, The Old Songs Medley, Biff The Friendly Purple Bear, Java Jive, The Chordbusters' March, I'm Confessin' That I Love You, Sixteen Tons, Here's To The Winners, My Honey's Lovin' Arms, The Bluegrass Gospel Medley, The Wells Fargo Wagon, Iowa Stubborn, Ya Got Trouble, Good Night My Someone, Marian The Librarian, Pick-A-Little-Talk-Little and Good Night Ladies , Shipoopi, The Sadder but Wiser Girl, and more

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5003c | 3 CDs | $59.98 | A Cappella


Notre Dame Glee Club : Beautiful Rain : 00  1 CD : Daniel Stowe : 7216

Notre Dame Glee Club : Beautiful Rain

The Notre Dame Glee Club is a music tradition that began at the University in 1915. Since 1993, Daniel Stowe has led the Glee Club in world-wide tours with great success. Today, Glee Club repertoire is not just football songs, sea shanties and the alma mater theme. In recent years, the choir has been trimmed in numbers to 55 select singers, and their repertoire now focuses upon a wider range of styles: from German art songs, American spirituals, Russian Orthodox, Baroque and Renaissance sacred music, to Barbershop harmony and folk music from nations of the world. The Glee Club's versatility is showcased in the wide variety of genres on this disc.. The musicianship of the Glee Club is all the more remarkable when considering that the Glee Club is a volunteer ensemble, operating independently from music degree programs. Recorded in spring 2007, in the finely-tuned acoustic of Leighton Concert Hall in the newly-finished DiBartolo Performing Arts Center on the campus of University of Notre Dame.

Songlist: Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain, Sweep Clean Mary, Daniel Saw the Stone, Prayer of the Children, Abendstanchen, Trinklied, Der Jager Abschied, Duh Tvoy blagiy, Slava v vishnih Bogu, Crucifixus, Domine, non sum dignus, Lamentations of Jeremaih, Down Among the Dead Men, Kpanlongo, Tancuj, Tancuj, Nicaragua, Nicaraguita, Whup! Jamboree, Tom's Gone to Hilo, Blow Ye Winds, Lowlands, Bonnie Hielan Laddie, The Elements, The Auctioneer, I Used to Call Her Baby, Who's Sorry Now? / Someday, Coney Island Baby / We All Fall

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8905c | 1 CD | $15.95


Various Artists : Northern Harmony 2005  : 00  1 CD

Various Artists : Northern Harmony 2005     onsale

Northern Harmony, Edmonton, Alberta's a cappella festival, the only a cappella 'battle of the bands' in Canada, celebrated its 8th year in 2005 with a 'best of' CD, 'Do No Harm.' Specifically, these 22 cuts represent all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, Audience Favourite, Best Soloist, Best Original Song and even Best Bass, between 1998-2004, by 16 groups, some of which don't exist anymore. Calgary's Heebee-Jeebees, who brought their manic humor south to our Harmony Sweeps Final, have 3 winners here: 'Use the Force,' 'Gitarzan' and 'Channel 12.' Quintessential's crazed country-western 'The Auctioneer' and 'Quintessential Harmony' are excellent, as is 'Let the Rest of the World Go By' by barbershoppers About Face. Contemporary group Real F/X do a hot cover of the Young Rascals' 'Good Lovin',' and No Assembly Required has a nice pair, 'Criminal on the Cross' and Billy Joel's 'And So It Goes.' Standing Room Only's very funny 'Mr. Taxman' (to the tune of 'Mr. Sandman'), OnCue's 'Name Song,' Voce's 'Let It Go,' InSync's 'The River (Sailing)' medley, CNote's folky 'Old Brown's Daughter,' The Fabulous Doo-Wop Boys' cover of Weird Al's 'One More Minute,' and CHICKAdivas' crazed 'Logdriver's Waltz' join our list of favorites. A cappella is burning brightly in the north country, and the pilot light can be found in Edmonton, Alberta!

Songlist: Use The Force, The River , Almost Doesn't Count, You Won't Be Hurtin' Me (No More), Man Like Me , Logdriver's Waltz , Criminal On The Cross , Gitarzan , The Wind Is Blowing, The Auctioneer, Let The Rest Of The World Go By, Good Lovin' , And So It Goes , Mr. Taxman, Quintessential Harmony, Name Song , Old Brown's Daughter , Wild West Woman , One More Minute, Channel 12 , Maskowsiwin , Let It Go

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7469c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


Bluegrass Student Union   : Commencement : DVD

Bluegrass Student Union : Commencement

1978 International Barbershop Harmony Society Quartet Champs BSU have had a legendary career spanning more than 3 decades, 100 recorded songs and 1000 live performances. "Commencement" is a remarkable gift to their fans and to all fans of Barbershop, combining a dvd that follows the college analogy with a "Digital Video Disc Yearbook" in four Chapters, Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors." These feature clips of some of the group's influences, which they call "hero quartets:" the Suntones, the Citations and many others, with the groups' commentary on what made them want to sing along with and learn from these quartets. A favorite from Chapter 1's 14 clips would be "The Old Songs Medley," from Chapter 2's 6 clips, "Porgy and Bess Overture," from Chapter 3's 20 clips, "Mardi Gras Medley," and from Chapter 4's 9 clips, "The Bluegrass Gospel Medley." Then we come to an audio CD of 8 tunes, a few favorites are "Back in Business," "It's Sand, Man," "I Can't Run Away From You," "Without A Song" and "It's a Wonderful Life." This audio disc is excellent, the frosting, if you will, on the cake that is the dvd. "Freshmen," for instance, has over 41 minutes of wonderful live video clips, "Sophomore" has over 29 minutes, "Junior" over 44 minutes and "Senior" 38 minutes-of wonderful vintage costumes and great music, that shows the evolution of a group known as the "valedictorian" of the Barbershop Harmony Society's "class of 1978." Trust us, there's more incredible history and music here than we can begin to describe to you. If you love Barbershop or vocal harmony in general, just treat yourself to Bluegrass Student Union's lifetime achievement: "Commencement!"

Songlist: Minnie The Moocher, It's Sand, Man, Chordbusters' March, The Old Songs Medley, My Honey's Lovin' Arms, All The Things You Are, I Can't Run Away From You, Sixteen Tons, Old Grey Bonnet Medley, Together Wherever We Go , Danny Boy, Goodbye, Anna In Indiana, Midnight Rose, Jukebox Saturday Night Medley, Stardust, Mills Brothers Medley, Porgy and Bess Overture, A Foggy Day (In London Town), This Little Piggy Went To Market, Swanee, Is It True What They Say About Dixie, Renegades Opener, Margie, O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, Bring Back Those Good Old Days , How's Every Little Thing In Dixie, Whippoorwill Medley , You're The Flower Of My Heart, Sweet Adeline, How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm, and more

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5004dvd | DVD | $34.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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The Auctioneer : TTBB : Greg Blackwell : Leroy Van Dyke : Bluegrass Student Union : DVD : 00234452 : 812817021150

Greg Blackwell : The Auctioneer

Leroy Van Dyke wrote The Auctioneer after his real-life experiences as an auctioneer, and the Bluegrass Student Union quartet made it famous in barbershop circles with this rendition. Known for its break-neck fast auctioneer lingo throughout, this song is at its heart a driving country song. Fun and fast-paced, you'll wow audiences with this is your repertoire.

Arranger: Greg Blackwell | Composer: Leroy Van Dyke Performed By: Bluegrass Student Union

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella | video
00234452


The Auctioneer : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Leroy Van Dyke : Sheet Music : 08201192 : 073999146042

Kirby Shaw : The Auctioneer

A country-styled novelty highlight available in multiple voicings. This rambunctious story-song is loads of fun! Available: SATB, SAB, TBB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Leroy Van Dyke

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201192 | Showtrax CD Available


The Auctioneer : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Leroy Van Dyke : Sheet Music : 08201193 : 073999740547

Kirby Shaw : The Auctioneer

A country-styled novelty highlight available in multiple voicings. This rambunctious story-song is loads of fun! Available: SATB, SAB, TBB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Leroy Van Dyke

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201193 | Showtrax CD Available


The Auctioneer : TBB : Kirby Shaw : Leroy Van Dyke : Sheet Music : 08655581 : 073999998719

Kirby Shaw : The Auctioneer

A country-styled novelty highlight available in multiple voicings. This rambunctious story-song is loads of fun! Available: SATB, SAB, TBB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Leroy Van Dyke

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08655581 | Showtrax CD Available

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