Barbershop Chorale and Quartet Recording Collection
A bonanza of Barbershop chorale and quartet music includes 14 vintage vinyl LPs of classic barbershop music and three comedy albums. This portion of the collection was collected by the consignor’s father, “one of 57 Men of Note who sang and participated in the barbershop community for five decades, right up until the end of his life.” The collection begins in 1969 and goes through 1984, and features recordings made by SPEBSQA, the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet
Singing in America now called the Barbershop Harmony Society. The collection features not only barbershop quartets, but choruses as well, including International contest recordings. Of special note are albums recorded by the champion Southern Gateway Chorus of Cincinnati, Ohio, and their terrific performance of Riverboat Days at Mount Saint Joseph College in 1971 and Cohan, the Man Who Owns Broadway in 1973. Included is a recording by the Louisville Thoroughbred Chorus, one of the most highly regarded barbershop choral chapters in the country, titled, A Thoroughbred Affair. The remaining albums are the official recordings of the champion choruses and quartets from International competitions from 1970 – 1985. Also included are three comedy albums by Dr. Tim Stivers, a Louisville, Kentucky podiatrist and corn-fed comedian whose clean, country humor and story-telling is popular throughout the country. His three comedy albums are Terminally Weird, Is There Life Outside the South? and This Ole Boy. Also included are five cassette tapes and three CDs of chorale and quartets. For lovers of barbershop music, this is a great collection to add to your own.
- to fair. Album covers have some minor loss of paper, others are in original plastic packaging. There are two copies of A Salute To America.