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Track Listing
CD1
1. THEN I'LL BE HAPPY The Four Freshmen (Capitol 1293) 1950
2. MR B'S BLUES The Four Freshmen (Capitol 1293) 1950
3. NOW YOU KNOW The Four Freshmen (Capitol 1377) 1951
4. PACK UP YOUR TEARS AND GO HOME The Four Freshmen (Capitol 1377) 1951
5. TUXEDO JUNCTION The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2152) 1952
6. IT'S A BLUE WORLD The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2152) 1952
7. THE DAY ISN'T LONG ENOUGH The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2286) 1952
8. STORMY WEATHER (KEEPS RAININ' ALL THE TIME) The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2286) 1952
9. POINCIANA (SONG OF THE TREE) The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2398) 1953
10. BALTIMORE ORIOLE The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2398) 1953
11. HOLIDAY The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2564) 1953
12. IT HAPPENED ONCE BEFORE The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2564) 1953
13. TENDERLY Stan Kenton Orchestra with The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2685) 1953
14. SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2745) 1954
15. CRAZY BONES The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2745) 1954
16. PLEASE REMEMBER The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2832) 1954
17. I'LL BE SEEING YOU The Four Freshmen and Stan Kenton & His Orchestra (Capitol 2832) 1954
18. WE'LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2898) 1954
19. MY HEART STOOD STILL The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2898) 1954
20. LOVE TURNS WINTER TO SPRING The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2961) 1955
21. MOOD INDIGO The Four Freshmen (Capitol 2961) 1955
22. IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3070) 1955
23. MALAYA The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3070) 1955
24. DAY BY DAY The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3154) 1955
25. HOW CAN I TELL HER The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3154) 1955
26. CHARMAINE The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3292) 1955
27. IN THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLD The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3292) 1955

CD 2
1. EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE The Four Freshmen (Capitol ) 1955
2. LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER The Four Freshmen (Capitol F3359) 1956
3. ANGEL EYES The Four Freshmen (Capitol F3359) 1956
4. LONELY NIGHT IN PARIS The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3410) 1956
5. GRADUATION DAY The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3410) 1956
6. YOU'RE SO FAR ABOVE ME The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3532) 1956
7. HE WHO LOVES AND RUNS AWAY The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3532) 1956
8. THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3652) 1957
9. WHAT'S IT GONNA BE The Four Freshmen (Capitol 3652) 1957
10. SOMETIMES I'M HAPPY The Four Freshmen (Capitol F3779) 1957
11. JULIE IS HER NAME The Four Freshmen (Capitol F3779) 1957
12. HOW CAN I BEGIN TO TELL The Four Freshmen (Capitol F3832) 1957
13. GRANADA The Four Freshmen (Capitol F3832) 1957
14. NIGHTS ARE LONGER The Four Freshmen (Capitol F3930) 1958
15. WHISTLE ME SOME BLUES The Four Freshmen (Capitol F3930) 1958
16. CANDY The Four Freshmen (From the album 'Voices And Brass' Capitol 4341) 1960
17. ROUTE 66 The Four Freshmen (From the album 'Voices And Brass' Capitol 4341) 1960
18. TEACH ME TONIGHT The Four Freshmen (From the album 'Stars in Our Eyes, ' Capitol 4749) 1962
19. SHANGRI-LA The Four Freshmen (From the album 'Stars in Our Eyes, ' Capitol 4749) 1962
20. THEM THERE EYES The Four Freshmen (From the album 'In Person' ) 1958
21. I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS The Four Freshmen (From the album 'Voices in Love,' ) 1958
22. LOVE LOST The Four Freshmen (From the album 'Love Lost,' ) 1959
23. RAIN The Four Freshmen (From the album '4 Freshmen & 5 Guitars' ) 1959
24. FIRST AFFAIR The Four Freshmen (From the album 'First Affair,' ) 1960
25. THE FRESHMAN YEAR The Four Freshmen (From the album 'The Freshman Year,' ) 1961
26. I WANT TO BE HAPPY The Four Freshmen (From the album 'Voices in Fun' ) 1961
27. LULU'S BACK IN TOWN The Four Freshmen (From the album 'The Swingers' ) 1962
Artist:
The Four Freshmen
Title:
The Four Freshmen Collection 1951-62
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3287
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• During the heyday of the vocal groups of the early ‘50s, when a number of groups enjoyed lengthy strings of chart hits by adapting the traditions of barbershop quartets for the mainstream pop market, one group stood apart from the others as innovative and highly distinctive performers who not only sang but played a variety of instruments and expanded the vocal group idiom to encompass challenging jazz-influenced styles. They were The Four Freshmen.

• Founded in 1948, they developed a sophisticated stage act which attracted the attention of many figures in the jazz world, notably bandleader Stan Kenton, who introduced them to his record label Capitol.

• The fact that their music was highly sophisticated and made few compromises towards the middle ground of comfortable early ‘50s pop meant that they did not make too many visits to the chart – they had five hits, the biggest of which was a No. 17 with “Graduation Day” in 1956 – but they became highly successful album sellers in the early days of the vinyl long-player.

• This collection comprises the A & B sides of their singles for Capitol during this era, mainly of which were featured on their albums at the time, plus selected further titles from their albums “Voices In Modern”, “Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones”, “Freshmen Favorites”, “4 Freshmen and 5 Trumpets, “Voices In Latin”, “In Person”, “Voices in Love, “Freshmen Favorites Vol. 2”, “Love Lost”, “Voices And Brass”, “First Affair”, “The Freshman Year”, “Voices in Fun”, “Stars in Our Eyes” & “The Swingers”.

• It’s an enlightening overview of their work during this key era of their career, and a great showcase for their unique style and technique.

Reviews For The Four Freshmen Collection 1951-62
Vintage Rock (Issue 42) - John Howard
“In their lengthy career, admirably represented on this 2CD 54-track compilation, they recorded standards and originals, always tastefully.” ****
In Tune (Issue 327) – Gerry Stonestreet
“The very comprehensive liner essay by Paul Watts charts their history and the various personnel changes over the years and describes the group as 'among the finest, if not the finest jazz vocal group of the post war era'. Few would disagree with that and indeed their influence on harmony based rock groups like The Beach Boys is obvious. This is a very entertaining retrospective of their work across the years.”