Last Saturday marked the end of my nearly eight years of employment at Amoeba Music Hollywood.
Okay – right away I can hear your breathing start to quicken and your heart-rate speed, so let me say right off that I will still be contributing to the Amoeblog. I struck a deal with management that, in exchange for writing my thoroughly researched and factually accurate lies and nonsense as I have been, I will be permitted access to the Amoeba Music break-room for all the free coffee I can drink from the hours of 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm, every Tuesday. Jealous?!?
A lot of people have been asking me what I’ll be doing now that I’ll no longer be working retail. My answer is simple.
Anyway, I want to share some of the sounds that have been weakening my knees for a while now; specifically, harmonizing vocal groups. (To be clear, I’m going to focus on more “popular vocal” groups of yesteryear – doo wop delights like The Flamingos and modern… err… marvels such as Color Me Badd will not be included.)
To start, let’s listen to one of my favorite harmonizing vocal groups of all time, The Ravens.
(...well, actually, it's just a picture of them on your computer)