Originally released in the early 1950s, these two albums from the Chordettes feature 23 tracks of their sweet, wonderful barbershop singing. A delightful treat!
2.Basin Street Blues
3.Floatin' Down To Cotton Town
4.Drifting And Dreaming
5.Garden In The Rain
7.The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi
9.In The Sweet Long Ago
10.I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland
12.A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet
13.The Anniversary Waltz
15.Wait Ôtill The Sun Shines, Nellie
16.They Say It's Wonderful
17.I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
18.For Me And My Gal
20.Down Among The Sheltering Palms
21.Hello! Ma Baby
23.(When It's) Darkness On The Delta
2 LPs On 1 CD: HARMONY ENCORES (1952)/YOUR REQUESTS (1954).
Originally released on Columbia.
Personnel: Lynn Evans (vocals).
Recording information: 05/1952-09/1953.
Originally released by Columbia Records in the '50s, these recordings of the Chordettes are strictly female barbershop quartet. There is nothing here with the crossover appeal of their biggest hit, "Mr. Sandman." Harmony Encores and Your Requests remained out of print for many years until they were reissued on CD by Collectables in 2003. The vocal arrangements on these 23 tracks are first-rate especially on "Carolina Moon," "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," "Anniversary Waltz," and "For Me and My Gal," but rather tedious if taken in large doses. Recommended for die-hard fans and barbershop harmony enthusiasts. ~ Al Campbell