Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mister Sandman?

It's all Mike Flynn's fault; he posted this video first. Pomplamoose takes on a nicely-written old standard that calls for very close harmony* and what could be more close than harmonizing with yourself?
The song's only 2:20; they natter on amusingly for a couple of minutes after.

Remarkable work and a fine example of what you can do with this livin' in the future stuff! (They have recorded some more recently-written music, too).
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* How close? A persistent rumor had it that Gary Troxel of The Fleetwoods enlisted to get away from constant rehearsals with his singing partners. It's not true; he was drafted. All three of them continued to perform for years after. But it was believable; close harmony takes work. Among their hits, Mr. Blue and Come Softly To Me.

10 comments:

reflectoscope said...

Not only does she have a fine ear for pitch, but she is three kinds of easy to look at, too.

Jim

Jeffro said...

*Yawn!*

Whoa - drifted off there and woke up in the fifties!

Good stuff.

og said...

I was immediately drawn to the Neumann TLM-103, myself.

D.W. said...

Their version of Earth, Wind, & Fire's "September" is awesome, too!

@ Jim: It's the eyes. Wow!

wv: neratod
I am? Really? I don't see a toad.

reflectoscope said...

DW - They certainly are striking, no? I appreciate the fact that if I was to meet this woman in person, that she would quite likely look as she does in the video. That counts for me.

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Jim

mts1 said...

I can't figure out how one can harmonize with one's self like she did. She has to sing each part at a different pitch at precisely the same speed each time. Quite a feat.

reflectoscope said...

mts1 - Listen to Queen, thats what Freddy Mercury was doing.

Jim

Turk Turon said...

Wonderful!

CounterClckWise said...

These people will not survive the zombie apocalypse. They look like food.

Roberta X said...

All the more reason to enjoy them now, before they are eaten!