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Re: [bbshop] Re: Food for thought

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  • John Erickson
    Steve, 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
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 1, 2007

      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.

      John Erickson
      40+ year member of SPEBSQSA

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Steve Skolnick
      To: bbshop@yahoogroups.com
      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.

      Steve Skolnick
      relative newbie

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