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Thread #90738   Message #2138258
Posted By: GUEST
01-Sep-07 - 06:56 AM
Thread Name: best a capella groups
Subject: RE: best a capella groups
From the English folk scene The Watersons were in a class of thier own.There are a lot of sweet harmony groups but the Watersons had a more earthy sound which still gets to me after years of listening to them.

I did see the Flying Pickets at the Islington Folk club they were very good.

Sweet Honey In the Rock excellent music and political commitment.

My personal favourites (apart from the Watersons) are from the jazz swing era The Mills Brothers who were famous not only for their wonderful harmony singing but for imitating brass instruments. As well as their own records they recorded a lot with Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald wonderful stuff.

Ken Hall