Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
A cappella and Barbershop
|What issue caused Harmony Incorporated tp split off from the Sweet Adelines organization, to create a separate women's barbershop society?||A Cappella Music
A rule was passed by SAI prohibiting granting membership to non-whites. The by-law, passed in the '50s, was repealed less than a decade later. By then Harmony Inc. was a permanent fixture on the barbershop scene, though it is still smaller than Sweet Adelines.
|The latest wave in a cappella is a 'vocal band' (top-40-esque, complete with vocal percussion and instrument emulation) sound. What is the world's first 'vocal band' record label?||A Cappella Music
Hot Lips Records. Hot Lips artists include five o'clock shadow, spiralmouth, m-pact and The Nylons (the only Hot Lips group to use capital letters!).
|What is the name of the American college a cappella competition?||A Cappella Music
National Championship of Collegiate A cappella. The NCCA - often confused for the NCAA - has 25 shows a year and more than 1,500 college student participants from the U.S. and Canada.
|Run by the organization CASA, what is the a cappella version of the Grammys?||A Cappella Music
The Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. The CARAs have been around since 1992, and in '97 started releasing an accompanying 'Best of' compilation.
The Flirtations. The Flirtations were the first all-gay a cappella group.
|What a cappella doo-wop group had a song heard - and identified by name - in the film ET: The Extra-Terrestrial?||A Cappella Music
The Persuasions. The Persuasions' version of 'Papa Oom Mow Mow' is playing on the radio early on in the film.
|What women's a cappella ensemble includes a Smithsonian Museum curator?||A Cappella Music
Sweet Honey in the Rock. Bernice Johnson Reagon is a Distinguished Professor of History at American University and Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History - AND a founding member of Sweet Honey.
|Following the release of their disc 'A cappella Country,' who was the first all-a cappella group to perform at the Grand 'Ole Opry?||A Cappella Music
The EDLOS. They're also one of the few a cappella groups to release an all-country album.
|What do International Quartet Champions in Sweet Adelines and Harmony, Inc. earn in addition to medals?||Barbershop Music
Crowns. Believe it or not, they are crowned "Queens of Harmony". This makes for some very interesting airport security stories...
|Where is the American Barbershop Harmony Society's headquarters located?||Barbershop Music
Kenosha, WI. Sweet Adelines are headquartered out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Harmony Incorporated is in Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada). As an interesting side-note, SPEBSQSA was founded in Tulsa, OK.
|Approximately how many men are registered Barbershoppers in North America?||Barbershop Music
32,000. This figure does not include affiliates outside of North America or female Barbershoppers.
|Which star of "Diagnosis, Murder" frequently sings with a Barbershop quartet on the show?||Barbershop Music
Dick Van Dyke. The quartet is named Metropolis, and they are the 2003 third place medallists in SPEBSQSA's International Quartet Competition.
|What are the names of the four voice parts in a Barbershop chorus or quartet?||Barbershop Music
tenor, lead, baritone, and bass. The lead part sings the melody.
|What is the name of the organization that promotes Barbershop singing for men in America?||Barbershop Music
BHS. SPEBSQSA stands for the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (also known as the American Barbershop Harmony Society). SAI is Sweet Adelines International, and HI is Harmony International. Both of those groups are Barbershop organizations for women. BBSHOP is the name of one of the Yahoo! Groups you can join to discuss things going on in the world of Barbershop.
|What popular musical by Meredith Willson features a Barbershop quartet as the school board?||Barbershop Music
The Music Man. The Buffalo Bills were the quartet that became famous for touring the country with this musical. That quartet (The Bills) also arranged the songs into Barbershop for Mr. Willson because he wasn't as familiar with the artform.
Brisbane Powerhouse. I would have liked to have been able to get to that concert, however work commitments got in the way. The other venues in the question have also been played by The Idea Of North, with me sometimes in the audience.
If I've made you curious about this group, then my time creating this quiz has been well spent. Please visit their website www.idea.com.au and check out where you can check them out. You won't be disappointed!
Flugelhorn. The master of our local brass band had a flugelhorn on hand when I asked him about it. A very close relative of the trumpet, I'll take his word for that! "Evidence" reached number twelve on the Australian Jazz Charts.
Toy Story 2. A female friend of mine heard this version only the day after watching "Toy Story 2" with her children, and she begged to play it again, right away! I could have sworn she was nearly crying too. Which was also my reaction after hearing it a few times and reading the lyrics.
They won the whole thing. Founded in 1984, the Harmony Sweepstakes is the largest a cappella competition in the world. The Idea of North were the first international group ever to win the Sweepstakes.
Singin' A Cappella. Words by Nick Begbie and Andrew Piper, Music and Arrangement by Andrew Piper. I laughed when I first heard it and it still makes me laugh. The other phrases in the question are also lyrics in the song!
Bobby McFerrin. Bobby McFerrin rose to prominence in 1996(?) with an a cappella song called "Don't Worry, Be Happy", I can only just remember it!
True. Andrew Piper is an amazingly talented guy. He does a lot of arranging of music for the group and along with tenor Nick Begbie is an original Idea. The group started off with Megan Corson singing alto and Trish Delaney-Brown singing soprano. Megan was replaced by Naomi Crellin between '97 and 2003 and Trish by Sally Cameron in 2007. Trish has had a baby, so maybe we'll see her back again. I saw the group with Trish in February '07, then again with Sally in August and if you weren't in the know about the change, you certainly couldn't tell by any change in music quality. Bravo!
Not even they can remember. I attended a singing workshop in 2005 in Hobart which this group were running, and this point was made to us all right at the start - they said "Don't ask how we got our name!"