- In my "younger" days, I had the privilege of singing in a Lake Forest,
IL group called the Camerata Singers. Don Shelton's wife, Joan, sang
alto in our group, which gave me the opportunity to meet Don on many
occasions and visit their lovely Lake Forest "palace". What a sweet
couple they were.
I knew more of Don's experience with Puerling's group, The Singer's
Unlimited, which was famout for their intricate overdubbing of voices,
often acapella. I have a number of their albums (LP, tape and CD) and
fondly refer to them as one of my vocal influences, singing along with
the tunes - trying to fit inot the harmonies. I've always been a fan
of Gene Puerling's arrangements, very hard to duplicate in a choral
setting. The earlier Take 6 recordings reminded me a lot of the same
harmonies and smoothness.
Spirit of Illinois Barbershop Chorus
Kankakee Chapter E-077