Singers Unlimited - Magic Voices Box Set (1997)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Covers | 1.14 GB rar on RS
Vocal Group | Jazz / Easy Listening | 7 CD's
Vocal jazz group founded by Hi-Lo's tenor Gene Puerling, first recorded in 1972 with the Oscar Peterson Trio.
Though the Singers Unlimited have not recorded a new album since 1980's "Easy To Love," their popularity continues unabated. Their fourteen album catalog, recorded for Germany's MPS records and now available as the "Magic Voices" collection, reflects the best of what the human voice is capable. The arrangements that member Gene Puerling wrote for the group were nothing short of a revelation-and the group's use of studio multi-tracking (a burgeoning technology) developed a sound never heard before. The name "Singers Unlimited" is forever inscribed in the annals of vocal jazz, and deservedly so.
Group Members: Bonnie Herman, Len Dresslar, Don Shelton, Gene Puerling
A seven CD collection containing everything the group recorded in their history save for their Christmas material, these recordings are a tour of the best that vocal jazz has to offer in terms of arrangement, composition and performance. Bonnie Herman, Len Dresslar, Don Shelton and of course the illustrious Gene Puerling, to whom we owe these magnificent arrangements, left a legacy that is unmatched to this moment. The arrangements are frequently a backdrop for Bonnie's voice, but sometimes, as on "Here's That Rainy Day," the tenor voice takes the lead for a section or line. There's no set prescription. What to take to a desert island? Grab this box set and a lawn chair and push off! Endless hours of listening pleasure await you.