Reprinted by permission from Nightflying Magazine
To God, for giving us the gifts we use here for His glory and honor.
To everyone who has told us they enjoy our music. You have always encouraged us by your kind words and your presence at our performances. Our goal is to be ambassadors of good music, and we appreciate each of you so very much.
To our wives, for their love and support.
To Randy McDonald. Without his many hours of creative genius and his always welcome suggestions, this project would not have been possible.
The Bob Boyd Sounds are 4 musicians who sing. Each of these 4 guys is a featured vocalist on at least one of this albums 15 most-requested standards. The 4-part vocal harmonies you hear are not trick recording or multi-tracking. And all the instruments are being played by these same 4 guys. What you hear here is what you see and hear in person.
Bob, David and Randy worked as a trio since 1991. Pat Henry, an old friend and occasional member, joined them about 1997, and they became The Bob Boyd Sounds, adding 4 part vocal arrangements, some written by Bob Boyd ( but some of them just happened.)
Bob Boyd, piano and vocal stylist, was owner/manager of Boyd Music Center for 38 years. He also plays guitar, accordion, banjo and bass. He has been a musical entertainer for almost 50 years, but never has enjoyed playing as much as with The Sounds.
Pat Henry is a church Music Director, piano tuner/technician, bandleader and teacher. He plays trumpet, trombone and flute on this project, but he sometimes plays piano and even guitar on the band. Pat has recorded albums playing all instruments himself.
David Higginbotham, a public school music teacher and songwriter, plays upright and electric bass and guitar and sings the lead vocals. Davids creativity has played a major part in this project.
Randy McDonald plays drums and all percussion instruments on this album. Randy also plays piano and bass, and was the creative engineer on this and all our recording projects.
The Bob Boyd Sounds keep a busy calendar of concerts, wedding receptions, anniversary and birthday parties and other private functions. Visit their website at www.boydmusic.com. For open dates and rates call:
Bob Boyd 501-225-4894 or 501-626-9862 (cell)
David Higginbotham 501-412-0098
Randy McDonald 501-888-7510
Pat Henry 501-834-0945
1. "Candy" Made famous by the Four Freshmen, this song features a lively and provocative Latin beat.
2. "Ive Got You Under My Skin" This great old Cole Porter standard features David Higginbotham on the vocal, in a swing interpretation similar to the famous Nelson Riddle-Frank Sinatra version.
3. "Honeysuckle Rose" Pat Henry loves to tell how Fats Waller wrote this tune for $15 worth of beer!
4. "Its A Blue World" This tune has become the trademark of the famous 4 Freshmen. We love their music and work to be more like them.
5. "Fly Me To The Moon" Randy McDonald gives his interpretation of this 1954 song, originally recorded as In Other Words (in waltz time!)
6. "Memories of You" Also made famous by the sweet clarinet of Benny Goodman, here is Pat Henrys silky smooth trumpet rendition.
7. "SWonderful"Written by the Gershwins in their early years, this tune is a celebration of joy.
8. "Ive Got The World On A String" This swingy tune, sung by leader/pianist Bob Boyd, is reminiscent of the Sinatra version.
9. "Samba De Orfeu" In this festive tune from the movie Black Orpheus, the Sounds take you to Rio for Carnival!
10. "Moonglow"Revived in the 50s in the movie Picnic, the Sounds turn this old standard request into a lovely 4-part vocal.
11. "Someday Youll Be Sorry" This tune, actually written by Louis Armstrong, features Pat Henrys gravelly impression of the legendary Satchmo.
12. "Stompin At The Savoy" This big band standard gives the Sounds the opportunity to show how, with only 4 members, they can produce a big band sound.
13. "Where or When" Written for the Broadway show Babes In Arms, the Sounds take the tempo way up and belt it out as a 4-part vocal.
14. "Watch What Happens" This newer standard tune in 4-part vocal featuring David Higginbotham, is a perfect compliment to a wedding reception.
15. "Avalon"The famous Benny Goodman Quartet recorded this tune in 1938 at a frantic tempo and we take it up another notch. Dance at your own risk!
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