The Culling XIX: Back to School

September 16, 2009

Having finished soundtracks, I’ve moved on to school bands and choirs. Here are half a dozen cuts that have charmed me and will charm you too, I hope:

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Tiffany: Beatle Medley (1975)
Not the Tiffany that sang I Think We’re Alone Now, this Tiffany is an all girl group of singers from Spruce Avenue School in Edmonton.

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Viscount Bennett Combined Senior Mixed Chorus and “Grad” Choir: This Guy’s In Love With You (1970)

From Viscount Bennett School, Calgary.

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The Action Singers: Jesus Christ Superstar (1971)

A group of 14 to 19 year olds from Lang and Milestone, Saskatchewan.

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Crossroads: Me and Bobby McGee (1971)

From Holy Cross High School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

andwecallit


The Jug-a-Lugs: I’m Satisfied (1973)

I like the giddy false starts. These kids are from Coronation School, Coronation, Alberta. Besides the Jug-a-Lugs, this album has numbers by The Norfolk Avenue Singers, The Lovin’ Roomful (love that name), The Half Fast Jazz Band and Toot Sweet.

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PITCH: That’s The Way God Planned It (ca. 1974)
PITCH (People In The Crowd Harmonists) and SPICE (Spreading Peace In Crowds Everywhere) were young musicians from St. Albert, Alberta. Our House was an “opera” performed by PITCH comprised of pop songs such as Father and Son, The Sound of Silence, I Can See Clearly Now and others.

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Listened: 2,922
Loved: 2,438
Lumped: 484

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One Response to “The Culling XIX: Back to School”

  1. Lise Roy-Maxwell Says:

    So wonderful to hear this music again after so many years! Brings back warm & wonderful memories. I was part of PITCH & SPICE for the Our House Opera – what a life experience!


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