musicology #46

vocalgroupaction .. day5

(Sincerley – Moonglows)

theres no way this one could have been left out of the vocalgroup selection. for themusicologist the benchmark against which all vocalgroupaction is measured. first heard this sometime in the early 70’s through a foundation musicologist who has often been the catalyst for introducing new sounds and it still sounds at least as sweet now as it did more than 30 years ago … amazing how music can trigger detailed memories, I can almost reach out and touch them.

One of these cats, Harvey Fuqua, (not singing lead on this one), was instrumental in the development of the vocal group sound eventually moving on, (with protege Marvin Gaye), to Detroit where he worked his creative magic and helped build the Motown Sound … Released in December 1954 on the Chess label out of Chi’