J’s celebration is for JAMMIN’, It’s BARBERSHOP QUARTET DAY

Wednesday, April 11th: J’s celebration is for JAMMIN’, It’s BARBERSHOP QUARTET DAY. Barbershop quartets; they’re certainly a different sound than the American Idol contestants I’ve been watching. There’s a certain nostalgic sound and feeling that a good barbershop quartet brings. I got spoiled about twenty years ago. Jack, one of the members at the small church I attended inCalifornia, was a member of a barbershop quartet. Every few months, the group would sing at church. Nothing like having great music delivered to your doorstep.

The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing inAmerica(whew! I’d hate to answer their phones) was founded on April 11, 1938 inTulsaOklahoma. Barbershop quartets date back years before this 1938 date, but their founding gives us a good day to celebrate this unusual musical genre. I’ll bet there are some great youtube videos with good quartets. Look up a few and celebrate this special sound!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Holly Michael
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 02:30:52

    Maybe they’ll come back again. Nice
    Post!

    Reply

  2. Arlee Bird
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 03:43:23

    A good barbershop quartet is a joy to listen to but I probably would want to listen to too much of it. I do like Southern Gospel Quartets and the acapella quartets like the Nylons who do contemporary sounds with some rhythm back-up.

    Lee
    A Few Words
    An A to Z Co-host blog

    Reply

    • trishafaye
      Apr 13, 2012 @ 01:24:54

      Yes, Arlee, too much may be too much of a good thing. I’ll have to check out the Nylons. Thanks for letting me know about them. Have a GREAT day!

      Reply

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