Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chanticleer "Our American Journey"(CD)

A CD that found its way into my collection at the enthusiastic recommendation of a friend who delighted in showing off the bass singer's mustache and gut-rattling speaking voice.
Still, like many things we'll discover in this journey, it's a recording I haven't yet listened to.

Chanticleer, an all-male vocal ensemble, pulls off musical pyrotechnics only possible with the tightest group of compatible vocalists; sonorities and overtones that are maxing out my ability to hear.

Their recording projects range from more traditional repertoire to projects like this: tracing the American journey through song.
It's a beautiful collection, although I don't think anyone would mistake Chanticleer's take on an Appalachian folk song for rockabilly.

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