Posts tagged "Chorale Group"
Fairfield University Glee Club,
Dry Bones is a very important song in American musical history. How else would boring white people in chorale groups ever get to loosen up if they didn’t have it to perform? And don’t forget that it gave them an opportunity to indulge in some light-hearted racist vernacular, to boot! Some day, I’ll compile an all Dry Bones anthology just to prove my point.
United Medical Laboratories Chorale,
The United Medical Laboratories isn’t just about “profile studies” and “multiphasic health screenings” - it’s about music, too! As near as I can gather, this is the official release of that lab’s employee choral group, and it seems to be something they handed out to clients. Side 1 is filled with somber hymns, but Side 2 gets a little more into the popular music realm. “Born Free” rounds off the set, and it’s the jauntiest number on the album - it has a snazzy drummer, after all! There’s no date given on the album, nor a location for the company - and Internet searches have not revealed to me whether the United Medical Laboratories I find are, in fact, THIS United Medical Laboratories - but the front cover gives each and every chorus member’s full name accompanying the group photo, and the back cover is filled with busy people in medical labs doing important things, though I haven’t yet been able to match any of the people in the lab with the people in the chorus - but they were all gussied up in the chorus photo, and my eye is not so sharp.