Re: [bbshop] Re: Food for thought
You got it exactly right. It ain't the age of the song, it's the musical content. "That Old Quartet of Mine" is a relatively new song, but it is barbershop.
40+ year member of SPEBSQSA
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Skolnick
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 9:10 AM
Subject: [bbshop] Re: Food for thought
I read somewhere that "The Old Songs" when introduced were about 40 years
old... by that measure, today's "Old Songs" would be the ones from 1977 -
not really sure we want to do THAT (disco ball and all).
As part of the Atlantic Brigade we did a Billy Joel song ....VERY BARBERSHOP
and a great song... I guess it's all in the arrangement. Age should NOT be
the determining factor - I'm sure there are very many "Old Songs" that would
not translate very well into the barbershop style.
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