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May 19, 2010

Salute to the Standards

With my talk of rewarding originality in the Harmony Sweeps I also must add that I am also a huge, huge fan of the many wonderful standards of not only the Great American Songbook but the Great British one as well. My 7 year old daughter and I are working our way thru the movie musicals and the whole family delights in learning and singing together another gem. Many of these songs are timeless and I can see my daughter teaching her children these same songs years from now. “Oliver” is a recent favorite and Lionel Bart sure could write a great tune! Gotta love the old chestnuts!

I thought the Harmony Sweeps ended perfectly when after all the hullabalu of the competition the past year’s Champs MAXX Factor came out and sang classics such as “Love Story” and “All the Way”. They sang them with some of the sweetest and purest vocal harmony one could ever hope to hear and made me tingly all over..

So we love the new stuff, and we love the old stuff. If its a great song, arranged creatively, sung with conviction and performed entertainingly then you might well win the next Harmony Sweepstakes.

Posted by acapnews at May 19, 2010 9:42 PM

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