The Hi-Lo's Hi-Lo's on Reprise
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- Released: February 12, 2002
- Label: DRG
- 2.The Gift
- 3.Let's Go to Brazil
- 4.A New Dream
- 5.Gold Brazilian Sun
- 6.One Note Samba
- 7.Duck, The :: O Pato
- 8.Cry Your Sadness :: Chora Tua Tristeza
- 10.Once Again :: Outra Vez
- 11.Love and the Rose :: O Amor E A Rosa
- 12.No More Blues :: Chega De Saudade
- 13.Sixteen Tons
- 14.Turkey in the Straw
- 15.Careless Love
- 16.Cotton Fields
- 17.Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
- 18.Ezekiel Saw de Wheel
- 19.Yellow Rose of Texas
- 21.Gotta Travel On
- 22.Cockles and Mussels (Molly Malone)
- 23.On Top of Old Smokey
2 LPs on 1 CD: THE HI-LO'S HAPPEN TO BOSSA NOVA (1961)/THE HI-LO'S HAPPEN TO FOLK SONG (1961).
The Hi-Lo's: Gene Puerling, Bob Murse, Don Shelton, Clark Burroughs.
Originally released on Reprise.
Liner Note Authors: Richard Adler ; Laurindo Almeida.
Arranger: Chuck Sagle.
The Hi-Lo's on Reprise reissues two of the Hi-Lo's albums on Reprise from 1963: The Hi-Lo's Happen to Bossa Nova and The Hi-Lo's Happen to Folk Songs. Both are uncharacteristic efforts that show the group's willingness to push the pop-vocal group format in new directions. The bossa nova album sets the quartet's harmonies to Brazilian beats and music, while the folk album applies traditional pop instrumentation and Four Freshmen-styled vocal arrangements to country and folk songs. The effect is unusual and over-the-top; hearing songs associated with unadorned, old-timey feel (like "Turkey in the Straw"). These songs, reconceived as citified pop dramas with wailing horns and gymnastic vocals, are truly a one-of-a-kind experience. These are among the last albums the Hi-Lo's made for Reprise before their comeback. ~ Greg Adams
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