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Listen  1. Hello! Ma Baby 1:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Floatin' Down To Cotton Town 2:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. For Me And My Girl 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Down Among The Sheltering Palms 1:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Moonlight On The Ganges 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Alice Blue Gown 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Mr Sandman 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Lonely Lips 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hummingbird 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Wedding 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. A Good Man Is Hard To Find 2:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Oh Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely) 1:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Makin' Love Ukelele Style 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. San 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. We Three 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 

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The Chordettes, and in particular their immense 1954 USA number One hit ‘Mr Sandman’ epitomise idealised pre-rock & roll fifties America.

Internationally they are one of the best known all girl acappella barbershop groups, enjoying a dozen hits through the 50s that made the genre their own. Four of those hits, from the first half of the decade, are included on this delightful compilation; ‘Mr Sandman’, ‘Lonely Lips’, ‘Hummingbird’ and ‘The Wedding’ complimented by material from their 1955 10" "Close Harmony" that has never been released anywhere in digital format.

The Chordettes combine enormous charm with technical excellence. Inevitably, they are popular in Japan and are appreciated across many generations of audience in the UK & America.

Today, the recordings of the group evoke memories and impressions of the 50s, or at least the 50s as we've come to idealise them. Individually and collectively, their technical excellence remains breathtaking and The Chordettes unique charm has not diminished

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Great value. I don't see anything better on Amazon. 23 April 2015
By Archimedes - Published on Amazon.com
I only bought three of the tracks here, namely Sweet and Low, We Three, and one other one. They are sung in classic Female Barbershop style, without the vocal pyrotechnics that are common in competition singing today.

The ladies sing beautifully, the chording is good (as one could expect from their name), the choice of songs is very nice; the sound quality is very good for the era in which it was recorded.

Almost all the tracks are completely unaccompanied; as far as I could find, only the last two tracks have a ukulele accompaniment (I could be wrong).

Highly recommended.

Arch
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