Hi there fans of barbershop and acappella music; We celebrate TWO Birthdays this week. April 11th was the date the Barbershop Harmony was founded on the
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, Apr 12, 2003
Hi there fans of barbershop and acappella music;
We celebrate TWO Birthdays this week. April 11th was the date the Barbershop Harmony was founded on the rooftop of the Alvin Hotel in Tulsa Oklahoma. 26 men gathered and started the evening's songfest with a rendition of "Down Mobile". This week we celebrate the 65th birthday of that historic meeting.
This is also the week that marks the 6th year I have been bringing you the best in acappella and barbershop music on the radio as the host of The "APPLAUSE" Show. Most of you know I started the "APPLAUSE" Show in April of 1997 at a public radio station in Hunterdon County, N.J., and moved the show to WVRM in January of 2001. I am proud to be the originator of the show and the continuing host of what has become one of the most popular radio shows throughout the acappella world. I want to thank all of the artists that have made this radio broadcast possible. And I want to thank all of our loyal listeners who have stayed with the show during all of our growth and changes. We are currently the longest single radio time-slot with a dshow featuring barbershop harmony and accappella music. WVRM and it's owner, Regional Broadcasting Services are committed to the long term promotion of our kind of music. So Happy Birthday to the show and your 6 years of support.
My goal as a broadcast promoter is to create a network which will bring you LIVE radio shows from around the world ...every day of the week. You know, there are almost 80,000 people in the world that call themselves "acappella and barbershop" singers. The barbershop and acappella communities have organized groups in cities and towns throughout the world, on all time zones, and we believe there is an interest in hearing live shows throughout the week from all around the world. WVRM is poised to bring this kind of broadcast variety to you. Imagine, being able to turn on your computer and hear live radio shows and events from around the world. Imagine emailing, or calling your favorite "personality" in another part of the country or around the world and interracting with that host about their show. And finally, how great would it be to be able to hear great barbershop and acappella events, like the Harmony Sweepstakes Finals, or maybe the Bolton Landing or the Buckeye Barbershop Festivals, or maybe the annual show of your favorite chorus, or even a performance of your favorite acappella artists during a tour in a part of the country our of your traveling reach........a full Acappella Network there to present great music to you, the audience that appreciates this type of music.
And how surprised would you be if I told you that we could create that kind of network for less than $1.00 per year from all of those 80,000 people who are registered as members of their respective harmony organizations. But that is the reality... we are working right now to build the financial base to get the Network up and running. If your group, chapter, or you as an individual would like information on how to help in this effort, please go to our website at:
www.harmonize.com/applauseshow to find out the ways you can support this effort.
We debited a feature on the show this week called "The Great Quartets" which highlights the life and music of great quartets and acappella groups. Grady Kerr and Strawhat Productions in Dalls have made this feature possible.
Well, now, we have a week of catch up on the weekly playlists: This is the wonderful music from great artists presented on Thursday, April 3rd:
The Vocal Majority I'm The Music Man
North Metro Chorus Flying High Medley
Skritch God Send
(Atribute to the men and women of our armed forces in Iraq)
The Vocal Majority Pledge of Allegiance/God Bless the USA
The Vocal Majority American Armed Forces Medley
The Vocal Majority God Bless America
Finale Rock A Bye Your Baby w/a Dixie Melody
The Nylons The Stars Are Ours
Southern Gateway Chorus Down Yonder
Granite Statesmen I Wouldn't Trade the Silver In My Mother's Hair
THE GREAT QUARTETS SHOW - Produced by Grady Kerr
THE BUFFALO BILLS - 1950 Champions SPEBSQSA
On the Track of the Lonesome Pine
Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie
If You Were The Only Girl In The World
Roses Of Picardy
Hard Hearted Hanna
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Music Man Overture/ 76 Trombones
Honey's Ever Lovin Arms
Toot Toot Tootsie
Josephine Please Don't Lean On The Bell
Now The Day Is Over
What Kind Of Fool Am I
Climb Every Mountain
This is the first of what we hope will be many shows featuring the great barbershop and acappella groups produced by Grady Kerr in Dallas, Tx. We look forward to more great music from Strawhat Productions.
Back to the Playlist for the 3rd:
High 5 Live A Nightengale Sang In Berkeley Square
Regency The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Nightlife Rhythym Medley
Song Of Atlanta Chorus Heartaches
Easy Lis'nin After You've Gone
THE ICCA FINALS Scheduled for April 26th..6 great groups
Univ. Ga. On The Rocks Crash Into Me
Binghampton Crosbys Mama
N. C. State Grains of Time Short People
Univ of Maine Steiners Depth
Amherst College Zumbys Shall We Dance
Cadence Spinning Wheel
Masters of Harmony Deep River
Singers Unlimited The Gentle Rain
Idea of North The Lonesome Road
Alexandria Harmonizers Steppin Out
New Tradition Chorus Memory
Suntones Bye Bye Blues
Gas House Gang No More Sorrow
Alamo Metro Chorus All By Myself
Boyz Nite Out Alive
St Louis Harmony Chorus A Whole New World
Bluegrass Student Union I Can Dream Can't I
Riptide Blue Skies
Showtime Gonna Build A Mountain
Philharmonix Slap That Bass
Southern Gateway Waitin For The Robert E. Lee
Ramapo Spotlight Chorus My Funny Valentine
Gem City Chorus Purlie
The Fonic One Love
Mystery Date Every Time We Say Goodbye
Midwest Vocal Express Calypso Medley
Louisville Time My Meloncholy Baby
Tone Appetit In My Life
Ambiance Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Blue Champagne This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
Michigan Jake I'm Beginning To See The Light
BSQ My Romance
Fanatix I've Got The World On A String
BASIX Smoothe Operator
City Lights Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Joker's Wild Holly
The Ritz Gee But I Hate To Go Home Alone
Toronto Northern Lights When You And I Were Young Maggie
Rich Tones Chorus The Music & The Mirror
Acappella Gold I Don't Know Enough About You
Kindred Spirits It's A Pity To Say Goodnight
Phoenicians Phoenician's Opener Medley
Acoustix The Nearness Of You
Rockapella Smile In My Heart
Revival Sailin Down The Chesapeake
Melodeers Hooked On A Feeling
Marquis In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Acoustix River Of No Return
Western Wind Ensemble I Got Rhythm
The Ambassadors of Harmony Applause
Naturally Seven Bless This House
There you have it, another great week of wonderful music. If you have not yet become a supporter of the show, please check out our website and consider your financial gift. Thanks for your support.
Rich Taylor, Host of The "APPLAUSE"Show
Show Website: The "APPLAUSE" Show Website
Thursday Night 6:30pm-11:00pm
WVRM AM 1620, Village Radio, Upper Montclair, NJ On the Internet at WWW.VILLAGERADIO.COM
email us at : applause@...
Special Fundraising Opportunity for all Listeners: Rare Lithograph Prints "John Lennon by Cynthia Lennon"
Continuous Broadcasting since 1997
Host of the SPEBSQSA Int'l Webcast Team 2000, 2001, 2002 Winner 2001 P.R.O.B.E. "Outstanding Achievement Award"
for hosting the Nashville Webcast
Winner 2001 P.R.O.B.E. "Outstanding Achievement Award"
for hosting The "APPLAUSE" Show
Winner 2000 P.R.O.B.E. "Outstanding Achievement Award"
for hosting The "APPLAUSE" Show
Winner 2000 MAD District "Award of Excellence" for The "APPLAUSE" Show
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