Monday, March 25, 2013

Saturday Music Club on Monday: after Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

"Few recording artists can claim innovation let alone revolution. The 1950's vocal trio of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross fit into that small category of performers who effectively turned a genre upside down."
--Primarily A Capella (otherwise uncredited)

Some folks who've picked up the baton, recording the lyrics and arrangements of LH&R...

Ernestine Anderson, Cherry Wainer and Don Storer: "Moanin'"

The instrumentalists on their own, with a John Candy model as tv host.

Joni Mitchell (and Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and Don Alias): "Twisted"

Berklee College of Music Vintage Vocals Ensemble (2011): "Summertime"

New York Voices: "Caravan"

Pacific Standard Time: "Four Brothers"

Jon Hendricks and the Manhattan Transfer: "Airegin"

Jon Hendricks and the All-Stars (largely the Hendricks family!): "Shiny Stockings"

Jon Hendricks - vocals
Michele Hendricks - vocals
Judith Hendricks - vocals
Aria Hendricks - vocals
Kevin Burke - vocals
Renato Chico - piano
Mark Elf - guitar
Ugonna Okegwo - bass
Andy Watson - drums

Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan: "Come On Home"

and "Watermelon Man"

Annie Ross: "Farmer's Market"

Annie Ross and Jon Hendricks: "Every Day I Have the Blues" (2009)

and a bonus:
Anita O'Day scats "Four Brothers" with a Japanese big band, 1963:

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