Mouth Off 07.05.09

Posted on July 5, 2009 by MouthOffTeam

Independence Day Special!

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Around the Horn
Mouth Off has over 500 FB fans, acappellanow, MJ acatributes are everywhere, Mister Tim says to edit yourself, CASA.org has muchos album reviews, Happy Birthday to our acafriends, Sweet Honey in the Rock sang for the Obamas again, Dolphin Voices.

Arrangement Spotlight Gaither Vocal Band sings a STELLAR arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Cool Chord of the Week The tag of the Acoustix’ version of “God Bless America” is coooool.

Better than the Original The Hyannis Sound‘s “Longtime” is aaaaaalmost better than the original by Boston.
(Editor’s note: Although this Hyannis album is available for purchase, it is not yet available online. The guys should put it up soon, we hope.)

Names You Should Know Gene Puerling is a true a cappella pioneer.  His work with the Hi-Lo’s and Singers Unlimited was groundbreaking and legendary, and his arrangements continue to be popular even today.

Album Review Dave likes the style and energy of Redhot & Blue of Yale University’s latest album Riot, but hates the super antiquated recording techniques.  Christopher finds the recording refreshing, but doesn’t love the style or lack of energy.  Yin and Yang!

Final Thought Christopher is hot.

Comments

  • Cameron on July 6th, 2009

    Hyannis Sound… damn… so good…

    Nice history lesson about Gene Puerling. That was definitely a name that I didn’t know.

    Christopher, I completely agree about summer, but I’m Canadian, so I have an excuse.

    Cheers, boys, keep up the good work!

    ~Cameron

  • Alex on July 9th, 2009

    Dude, Bill just played me “Cosmic Girl” – you’d better feature that on the show next week. SICK.

  • admin on July 9th, 2009

    Dude. You’re not the boss of me. (No but seriously, Dave’s IN the track. We’re all over that shiz.)
    :)

    -C

  • Sarah on January 30th, 2010

    I know I am waaaaay behind (I just discovered this podcast and I’m listening to the old episodes), but it was great to hear you talk about Gene Puerling. When I was a young-un (in the 80′s), my mom sang in a vocal jazz group and Gene’s arrangements were a staple in their repertoire. When you started playing the “Brahms Lullaby” by Fretless, I immediately flashed back to my youth and falling asleep to the sounds of my mom’s group rehearsing that tune.

    Thank you so much for featuring this giant!

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