Tuesday, June 12, 2007

June 10, 2007 Folk by Four and More

I was joined in the WCOM studio by the singers with the group, Folk by Four, from Carrboro & Chapel Hill, NC. The group includes Jim Magaw, Catherine Grodensky, and Jane and Scott Provan. They did a beautiful job of performing a wide range of songs - all in four part harmony. To learn more about the group, go to their website.

They sang the following songs -
1. Straighten Up and Fly Right (Nat King Cole and Irving Mills)
2. Shenandoah (Traditional, arr. by Darmon Meader)
3. Stand By Me (Ben E. King, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller)
4. Little David Play on Your Harp (Traditional, arr. by Morgan Ames)
5. Come Home (Susan Smith Cohen and Peter Eldridge)
6. Bouree (J.S. Bach, arr. by Ward Swingle)
7. The Druid Song (The Bobs)
8. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin)
9. Cielito Lindo (Traditional, arr. by Morgan Ames)
10. I'll Be Seeing You (Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal)
11. American Tune (Paul Simon)
12. Happy Trails (Dale Evans)

After they finished singing, I played the following songs -
1. Nina Simone (b. Tryon, NC); Anthology CD; I Wish I Know How It Would Feel to be Free
2. Mary Lou Williams (d. Durham, NC); My Mama Pinned a Rose on Me CD; The Blues with Cynthia Tyson singing, a Durham singer
3. Frankie Alexander (Durham singer) & Steve Wing (Pittsboro, NC piano player); Jammin'ese CD; Like Someone in Love
4. Mark Wells (Chapel Hill piano player and singer), Kevin Van Sant (Durham jazz guitar player) and Dan Davis (drummer); Orgaphonics CD; Let's Stay Together
5. Thelonius Monk (b. Rocky Mount, NC); Thelonius Monk Plays Duke CD; It Don't Mean a Thing
6. Baby Laurence (jazz tap dancer from Baltimore); Dancemaster CD; Baby at Birdland
7. Jamuna (Chatham-based singer); The Innocence to Cry CD; Moscow Nights
8. Stanley Baird (Durham-based big band leader and sax player); Traffic Jam CD; Footprints
9. Ray Charles and Diana Krall; Genius Loves Company CD; You Don't Know Me


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