2 LPs ON 1 CD: HARMONY TIME VOL. 1 (1950)/HARMONY TIME VOL. 2 (1951).
Originally released on Columbia.
These sessions, originally released by Columbia Records in the early '50s, are devoid of the early pop crossover appeal the Chordettes would become known for. This is strictly female barbershop quartet highlighted by tried and try songs associated with that genre like "Moonlight Bay," "Shine on Harvest Moon," and "Down by the Old Mill Stream." The song selection is generous but rather dull if taken in large doses. Still, there is no denying the vocal arrangements are top-notch. There are numerous compilations containing a wider range of Chordettes material, including their hits, making this set recommended for die-hard fans and barbershop harmony enthusiasts. ~ Al Campbell