The Hot Box #080 – Wall-to-Wall Vocal Groups

A complete departure for our 80th birthday, with wall-to-wall vocal groups, stimulated by a positive reaction to the all-vocal content of the 77th Hot Box. So, for the first time, we have an hour of the best harmony vocalising in jazz, from the streets of New Orleans to Carnegie Hall.

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Track Listing for The Hot Box #080

  1. Felicite by Les Grandes Gueules

  2. Four Brothers by The Manhattan Transfer

  3. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall by The Inkspots

  4. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy From Company B by The Puppini Sisters

  5. One O’Clock Jump by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

  6. Come On Home by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

  7. Home Cookin’ by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

  8. All Blues by New York Voices

  9. Lady Be Good by New York Voices

  10. Moon Glow by The Mills Brothers

  11. Hey Pocky Way by Jay, Ray & Gee

  12. Seven Steps to Heaven by Take 6 with Jon Hendricks & Al Jarreau

  13. Birdland by The Manhattan Transfer

  14. Twilight Zone by The Manhattan Transfer

Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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