Not too often do folks hop in their cars, buckle up, and say to themselves, "Tunes. Must have tunes to drive. Ah, there it is: my favorite aerobics workout CD."
Barbershoppers, on the other hand, regularly ease the pain of commuting by listening to their learning tracks. Not just for the brain workout, either; some learning tracks today are perfectly satisfying for leisure listening, because the technology has improved immensely, and the singers are second-to-none.
Which brings us to this month's hit. In case you missed it, "All I Do Is Dream of You" is guaranteed to be a sweet number for any ensemble. Masterfully arranged by David Wallace, it uses an easy-going swing and Big Band feel to deliver on this tune from "Singin' in the Rain." Accessible range and fun syncopations make this song, recently revived by Michael Bublé, a sure hit!
The learning track is awesome, recorded by master singer, arranger, and music educator Gary Lewis, a three-time gold medal quartetter (Platinum (2000), Max Q (2007), and college champ The Real Deal (1994)), chorus director, and master track maker.