The Four Freshmen

Easy Street

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This CD is composed of air shots and live recordings, and the overall feel of these performances is one of breezy brilliance, as these songs remain around the two-minute duration. The arrangements are sprightly and exceedingly suitable for dancing.

Songs like "Got a date With An Angel" are songs that everyone in 1956, the time of these broadcasts, would have been familiar with. The perky tempo suits the airy harmonizing to a T. "Crazy Bones," a variation of the old standby, "Dry Bones," is given a decidedly percussive rhythm, featuring the freshmen shouting with the sole accompaniment of a bongo beat.

Such songs as these and others, like "How Do You Like Your Eggs In The Morning" are filled with good humor. The feeling is evident in the playfulness with the lyrics, ad-libbing and stepping into cartoon-character's voices to add cheer and fun.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:46
2 1:54
3 1:43
4 2:26
5 2:20
6 1:53
7 2:16
8 1:57
9 1:20
10 1:57
11
2:51
12 2:09
13 1:53
14 1:59
15 1:29
16 2:16
17 1:31
18 2:14
19 1:55
20 2:00
21 1:32
22 0:30
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