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VINTAGE AUDIO: O.C. Cash recounts the first meeting in Tulsa, OK

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Superman and the rocket from planet Krypton… Newton’s apple and the theory of gravity… O.C. , Rupert, and the rooftop of the Tulsa Club… every monumental discovery needs a great origin story, and so it is with barbershop harmony. National Barbershop Quartet Day commemorates the birth of the organized barbershop movement on April 11, 1938, when 26 men gathered together at the invitation of Rupert ...
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Vocality drops “Carry On Wayward Son” video

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Is this the future of barbershop? The well-established art of the music video to enhance and promote a song has come to barbershop in the form of the latest release from international semi-finalist quartet Vocality. Released in time for U.S. Veteran's Day (elsewhere Armistice Day or Remembrance Day,) the quartet's "Carry On Wayward Son" video frames the 1977 gold record by Kansas  as a tribute ...
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Watch Nashville Convention performances on YouTube on August 15th… ALL OF ‘EM!

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  Watch your favorite #BHSNASH performances on YouTube! One of the most frequent messages to our Harmony Hall team is “MORE VIDEO!” And we agree… to the tune of nearly 500 new videos added to the BHS YouTube channel in 2015, including all competitor performances from our Convention in Pittsburgh. Getting our best performances out into the world is a total win all around, and we’re ready to make...
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2016 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award nominees announced

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Barbershoppers aren’t the only people listening to barbershop albums! The Contemporary A Cappella Society released the nominees for its annual list of Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. If you're looking for some fresh tracks, this list will introduce you to some new artists and remind you of old favorites that might need re-visiting. Congratulations to all the nominees! Best Barbershop Al...
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Throwback Thursday: Meet the Forcep Four!

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Collegiate a cappella is booming... but it's not new! Oregon Health & Science University historian Max Johnson shares a recent acquisition for the Historical Collections and Archives department: a digitized recording of  campus quartet the Forcep Four, from their last recording session done in 1962. "The Forcep Four was a group of students including Jim Haaland, Robert Clark, Douglas Chambers...
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Visit the Jack Baird old songs collection… online!

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Attention music historians, arrangers, and lovers of old-timey music! The Jack Baird library of old songs (in mp3 format) are back online after a too-long hiatus. This online archive was temporarily lost during some server reshuffling several years ago, but has been restored to the BHS web site as a part of our recent upgrades. (Thank you, Eddie Holt!!) http://jackbaird.barbershop.org/ This simp...
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What happened to barbershop on Spotify?

The Barbershop Harmony Society is working to continue legal digital distribution of its contest archives through iTunes, Spotify and other popular services. A wealth of material is winding its way through the pipeline, and we are as anxious as you are for it to reach our customers, fans, and an even wider audience as soon as possible. For background, the Society has reached an amicable conclusion...
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2014 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Nominees

  Barbershoppers aren't the only people listening to barbershop albums. The Contemporary A Cappella Society recently released the nominess for its recording awards. Stop by for a great shopping list of music in all styles, and also to be proud of nominees from our own favorite genre: Best Barbershop Album It's Epic by Epic Made in America by Foreign Exchange Quartet Straight Up! by Martin...
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