We start with the classic “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” originally performed by Tony Orlando and Dawn. This type of song really lends itself well to an a cappella arrangement. In fact, I think I like this just as much as the original!
Next we have the song “If.” It’s a nice song anyway, and this arrangement is quite pretty. See if you agree.
Barbershop songs often seemed to gravitate to songs about ladies, so here’s the Modern Barbershop Quartet’s take on Helen Reddy’s hit “Delta Dawn.”
Here’s another tidbit about me: I grew up in a family of bowlers, and I used to bowl in a league on Saturday mornings when I was a kid. The bowling alley had a jukebox, and some songs got played constantly. One of them was the song “Behind Closed Doors” by Charlie Rich. After hearing it so many times, it sure is nice to at least hear a different version!
Finally we have what might be the perkiest remake of the song “Me and Bobby McGee” you’ve ever heard. It’s still good (and you get the feeling they were having fun with this one), but a bit of a change from what you’re used to hearing.
If you’d like to hear the rest of this album, just look for it over here. And by the way, if the bass singer in this group sounds a bit familiar to you, that’s because it’s the great Thurl Ravenscroft. Ravenscroft was probably best known as the voice of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger, as well as singing “You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch” in the animated special How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Have a great week, everybody. See you next time!