The Four Freshmen - The Four Freshmen: 50 Years Fresh! (VHS, Album)

Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Members of Army of Freshmen can be seen in the background of the opening sequence of the indie horror movie, The Telling as party goers at the Playboy Mansion.

Chris Jay is a frequent contributor to the VC Reporter, a weekly newspaper in print and online in Ventura County and has interviewed hundreds of artists. In he was sued for 10 million dollars by Mike Love of the Beach Boys over an article he wrote on Love and his fronting current line up of the Beach Boys despite having no original members. The case never went to trial and was settled out of court, but all the members of Army of Freshmen had to give depositions during the discovery period of the case.

Most Army of Freshmen fans and even Beach Boys fans are unaware that the lawsuit ever existed as it was settled out of court by before any media was made aware of the suit.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article's lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. Please discuss this issue on the article's talk page. November Power pop pop punk alternative rock. Ernie Ball. Archived from the original on Retrieved The Skinny , October 3, Alter The Press, April 16, Alter the Press, October Ventura County Star. The last original member retired in , [1] but the group stills tours internationally and has recorded jazz harmonies since its late s founding in the halls of the Jordan School of Music at Butler University in Indianapolis.

The quartet soon adopted a more jazz -oriented repertoire and renamed itself the Toppers. In September , the quartet went on the road as the Four Freshmen, and soon drew the admiration of jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie and Woody Herman.

He "had been told at his own show earlier that night about a quartet in town that sounded like his piece ensemble", [3] and was sufficiently impressed that he arranged for an audition with his label, Capitol Records , which signed them later that year.

B's Blues", and appeared in their first and only film, Rich, Young and Pretty. Later in the year Capitol rejected their proposed next single, " It's a Blue World ", and dropped them from the label. In May of the following year, a furious Stan Kenton demanded that the record company send them the demo tapes so that they could promote the song themselves. Capitol re-signed the group in July of the same year.

In , Hal Kratzsch, tired of touring, asked the group to replace him, and they selected Ken Errair. In , the Freshmen recorded their first album, Voices in Modern ; " Mood Indigo ", a single from this album, charted. This iteration of the vocal group had three of the original members plus Bill Comstock who had replaced Don Barbour a few years after the group was formed. The fact, however, is they are off form in this concert and actually wander from the pitch from time to time as on "Misty Roses" and on "Girl Talk.

In fairness, they apparently had a long trip from LA and just made the Clearwater gig which may have thrown them off. Also, the session is marred by exaggerated self congratulation antics after each tune. But most of the time the singing sounds as if they are doing a parody of themselves.

The warm memories Four Freshmen fans have of this group as well as the esteem of the group itself, would have been better served if the tape of this concert stayed in the can. Learn more about our star rating system. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental.

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The Four Freshmen had several moderate hits during the years , including “It Happened Once Before,” “Mood Indigo,” “Day by Day” and “Graduation Day.” The group entered the LP era in the late ’50s with several album hits, including their instrument series (Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones, 4 Freshmen and 5 Trumpets, etc.).

9 thoughts on “The Four Freshmen - The Four Freshmen: 50 Years Fresh! (VHS, Album)

  1. The Four Freshmen is an American male vocal quartet that blends open-harmonic jazz arrangements with the big band vocal group sounds of The Modernaires, The Pied Pipers, and The Mel-Tones, founded in the barbershop tradition. The Four Freshmen is considered a vocal band because the singers accompany themselves on guitar, horns, bass, and drums, among other instrumental configurations. The group was founded in in Indiana Genres: Jazz, traditional pop, barbershop.
  2. The Four Freshmen were extraordinarily popular during the 's and 60's when they worked with Woody Herman and were part of those elaborate Stan Kenton road shows. Not only did they feature extra close harmony, but they were unique in that they were also pretty good instrumentalists as well.
  3. Since their inception in , The Four Freshmen have continued to tour worldwide, entertaining audiences year round! Have a look around our site, listen to some cd samples, come to a concert and say hi! We love our fans as much as we love continuing on this unparalleled musical legacy that is known as The Four Freshmen!
  4. Although the Four Freshmen had been on the label's roster for five years, Voices in Modern () was the quartet's first Capitol Records EP. As was standard operating procedure during the seminal days of the 10" EP -- which ultimately evolved into the 12" LP -- the contents of this album were gathered from material previously available on various 45s.9/
  5. The Four Freshmen discography and songs: Music profile for The Four Freshmen, formed Genres: Vocal Jazz, Vocal Group, Barbershop. Albums include Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones, Sleepy Bedtime Mix for Young Ones, and Music From Love & Mercy.
  6. The Four Freshmen is an American male vocal quartet that blends open-harmonic jazz arrangements with the big band vocal group sounds of The Modernaires, The.
  7. The Four Freshmen have inspired, and been the mainstay of excellent 4 part harmony for over 40 years. Not only is their " sound" totally recognizable but it never grows "old". Freshmas! offers Bob Flanigan and his fantastic the public who just can't get enough of this incredible sound/5(9).
  8. The cover art and liner notes are included. The VHS or DVD box is included. The video game instructions and box are included. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. Four Freshmen - Graduation Day The Cheap Fast Free Post: Artist: Four Freshmen: Four Music Album Pop Music CDs & DVDs, R&B & Soul Four.
  9. The Four Freshmen. Profile: American male vocal quartet. One of the top vocal groups of the s with a repertoire centered on standards such as "Moonglow" and "The Christmas Song" showing an unusually free, improvisational approach to their harmony singing. Most known are "Day By Day" and "It's A Blue World".

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