The Hi-Lo's

Hi-Lo's on Reprise

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The Hi-Lo's on Reprise reissues two of the Hi-Lo's albums on Reprise from 1963: The Hi-Lo's Happen to Bossa Nova and The Hi-Lo's Happen to Folk Songs. Both are uncharacteristic efforts that show the group's willingness to push the pop-vocal group format in new directions. The bossa nova album sets the quartet's harmonies to Brazilian beats and music, while the folk album applies traditional pop instrumentation and Four Freshmen-styled vocal arrangements to country and folk songs. The effect is unusual and over-the-top; hearing songs associated with unadorned, old-timey feel (like "Turkey in the Straw"). These songs, reconceived as citified pop dramas with wailing horns and gymnastic vocals, are truly a one-of-a-kind experience. These are among the last albums the Hi-Lo's made for Reprise before their comeback.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:38
2 2:53
3
2:23
4
3:10
5 3:07
6 2:40
7 2:10
8
2:46
9 2:44
10 3:03
11
3:04
12 3:23
13
feat: Billy May
2:55
14
feat: Billy May
2:02
15
feat: Billy May
2:22
16
feat: Billy May
2:33
17
feat: Billy May
3:40
18
feat: Billy May
2:06
19
feat: Billy May
2:51
20
feat: Billy May
3:13
21
feat: Billy May
3:07
22
feat: Billy May
3:53
23
feat: Billy May
2:47
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