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Monday, November 10, 2014

A Today Kind Of Thing - The Four Freshmen

A Today Kind Of Thing
The Four Freshmen
Liberty Records LST-7542

From the back cover: Wow, music has come a long way! I mean remember the yesterday kind of thing that lulled you into warm romantic trances? The kind of thing that still retained the lush hum of Glenn Miller but said something personal to you and your girl. The kind of "Love Lost-Laura" sound that captured an atmosphere so vividly that you are still transported on waves of warmth when you hear it. Remember?

Yeah, we all remember, and that music still has its moments late in the seductive hours of our evenings. But what do the Four Freshmen have to do with the Doors, the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, the Turtles, or Simon & Garfunkel? Where do they fit in now?

This album is the answer. Here are the Freshmen singing "A Today Kind Of Thing."

What would a tribute to the lyrical beauty of the "Today Kind Of Thing" be without recognition of the marvelous musical contributions of the Beatles? On both "Michelle" and "She's Leaving Home" the Freshmen demonstrate a remarkable affinity for the Lennon-McCartney sensitivity to youth and harmonic innovations. This is natural, in a sense, for the Freshmen are a talented group of singer-musicians whose impact on an earlier generation was immediate and exciting.

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Happy Together
Never My Love
The Wonderful World Of Color
Glad To Be Happy
Byrd Avenue
She's Leaving Home
California My Way
Love Is A Happy Thing
Homeward Bound

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