Teasing the Korean Posted March 17 Report Share Posted March 17 (edited) 22 minutes ago, sgcim said: When I mention GP's name to musicians I play with, they have no idea who I'm talking about. Even when I post his name on a music forum, people have no idea who I'm referring to. As I've mentioned elsewhere, my parents were professional group singers. They were in the final lineup of the Pied Pipers, until Chuck Lowry became so incapacitated from drinking that they had to replace him and, with no original members, began using other group names. So, I was steeped in this stuff from a young age, both through the records my parents played, and hearing then rehearse with other singers. I learned the tricks of the trade: To be a group singer, you had to sing with zero vibrato and have a smile on your face. (It's a different sound; you can tell when Sinatra is smiling when he sings.) After my parents retired and an old singer friend would visit us, we would sometimes sing arrangements. I was the second voice, right below my Mom. I wish I would have recorded this stuff. As a young person, I thought this would go on forever, and that I would have decades and decades to sing four-voice arrangements with my parents. They both died when I was in my 20s. Both the Hi-Los and Singers Unlimited were part of the wallpaper when I was a kid. So the name Gene Puerling was ubiquitous. Edited March 17 by Teasing the Korean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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