The Singers Unlimited

The Singers Unlimited

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. Read on and find out more about the group from Gene Puerling himself! Gene Puerling

Group Members: Bonnie Herman, Len Dresslar, Don Shelton, Gene Puerling

Magic Voices Songlists
CD 1 – In Tune (1972) with the Oscar Peterson Trio
1. Sesame Street
2. It Never Entered My Mind
3. Children’s Games
4. The Gentle Rain
5. A Child Is Born
6. The Shadow Of Your Smile
7. Catherine
8. Once Upon A Summertime
9. Here’s That Rainy Day

A Capella (1972) issued in US as Try To Remember
1. Both Sides Now
2. London By Night
3. Here, There And Everywhere
4. Lullaby
5. Michelle
6. The Fool On The Hill
7. Emily
8. Since You Asked
9. More I Can Not Wish For You
10. Try To Remember

CD 2 – Just In Time (1977) with the Roger Kellaway Cello Quintet
1. Just In Time
2. My Foolish Heart
3. Stone Ground Seven
4. Sleep Loved
5. Someone To Watch Over Me
6. Honeysuckle Rose
7. Zip-A-Dee Dooh-Dah
8. Prelude To A Kiss
9. It Had To Be You
10. Impossible

Invitation (1973) with the Art Van Damme Quintet
1. Spring Is Here
2. But Beautiful
3. We Could Be Flying
4. Violets For Your Furs
5. Invitation
6. Cherry
7. Ecstasy
8. Let There Be Love
9. My One And Only Love
10. Wave
11. Goodbye

CD 3 – Sentimental Journey (1974) with the Robert Farnon Orchestra
1. The More I See You
2. Sleepy Time Gal
3. I Get Along Without You Very Well
4. Angel Eyes
5. As Time Goes By
6. I’ll Remember April
7. If I Didn’t Care
8. Sentimental Journey
9. In The Still Of The Night

A Capella II (1974)
1. Clair
2. Killing Me Softly With His Song
3. Yesterday
4. My Romance
5. Lost In The Stars
6. April In Paris
7. Girl Talk
8. Nature Boy
9. I Don’t Know Where I Stand
10. Autumn In New York
11. Like Someone In Love
12. Indian Summer

CD 4 – Feeling Free (1975) with The Pat Williams Orchestra
1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
2. A Time For Love
3. On Green Dolphin Street
4. So Many Stars
5. Feeling Free With Patrick B.
6. Ja-Da
7. Skylark
8. On A Clear Day
9. I’m Shadowing You
10. Where Is The Love

A Special Blend (1976)
1. Bye Bye Blues
2. ‘Round Midnight
3. Cry Me A River
4. Born To Be Blue
5. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
6. Mood Indigo
7. Gotcha
8. Why Don’t You Do Right?
9. When I Fall In Love

CD 5 – Friends (1977) with The Pat Williams Orchestra
1. Sweet Georgia Brown
2. When April Comes Again
3. Just Friends
4. The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye
5. I Got Rhythm
6. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
7. When The Sun Comes Out
8. Eleanor Rigby
9. She Was Too Good To Me
10. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’

Eventide (1977) with The Robert Farnon Orchestra
1. Deep Purple
2. Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)
3. I Loved You
4. Mona Lisa
5. Feelings
6. Gymnopedies
7. Yours Truly, Rosa
8. Marlies
9. How Beautiful Is Night
10. Eventide

CD 6 – Four Of Us (1973)
1. We’ve Only Just Begun
2. It Could Happen To You
3. Soon It’s Gonna Rain
4. Where Is Love
5. My Ship
6. You’ve Got A Friend
7. Jennifer’s Rabbit
8. Look Around
9. Snowfall
10. If
11. Air (From The Suite In D)

The Singers Unlimited with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass (1979)
1. Tangerine
2. Laura
3. Lullaby Of The Leaves
4. You Are My Sunshine
5. Sophisticated Lady
6. (This Is The End Of) A Beautiful Friendship
7. It Might As Well Be Spring
8. Chelsea Morning
9. Dindi
10. Pieces Of Dreams

CD 7 – A Capella III (1980)
1. Anything Goes
2. The Way We Were
3. One More Time, Chick Corea
4. Sweet Lorraine
5. Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
6. Someone To Light Up My Life
7. Love Is Here To Stay
8. The Entertainer
9. All The Things You Are
10. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
11. I Wish You Love

Easy To Love (1981)
1. Easy To Love
2. Where Or When
3. Close Enough For Love
4. Mountain Greenery
5. Lullaby Of Birdland
6. Fallin’ In Love With Love
7. Nina Never Knew
8. Bass-ically Speaking
9. Willow Weep For

(source http://en.wikipedia.org)

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