Vocal Line – Hyperballad and Pendulum

It’s been a while since I posted any of the  Danish choir Vocal Line’s work. Whether it’s their covers of other artists songs such as Björk’s Hyperballad which you can hear below or their singing of new choral music such Morten Kjær’s – Ørehænger "Soulful Scandinavia" series the standard of singing is always extremely high.…

Louisiana 1927

Randy Newman, arr. Jay Althouse Performed by the Sir Winston Churchill High School Concert Choir under the direction of David T. Graham. Choralfest, 2011 I’ve put the lyrics below the video, enjoy :-). mfi Video & description source: Louisiana 1927 – YouTube. Published on Jul 25, 2012 by SWCMusicChannel. Lyrics: Louisiana 1927 What has happened…

Cole Porter (1891-1964): The tale of the oyster – Grant Doyle

Porter’s ‘Tale of the oyster’ received it’s first airing in 1929 in a show called ‘Fifty Million Frenchmen‘. Like many of Porter’s songs the ‘tale’ excoriates the snobbery and social climbing of New York ‘society’ and I suspect that this was why Gilbert Seldes who knew which side his bread was buttered on dismissed it…