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Ghost Of A Chance / Yale Alley Cats

Basie / Strayhorn / Hamilston / Yale Alley Cats
Release Date: 04/14/2009 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9288  
Composer:  Morgan LewisHenry CareyKenny RankinJerome Kern,   ... 
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was during a fall night in 1943 that four Yale undergraduates climbed to the top of Saybrook Tower and began to sing Henry Carey's 18th-century ballad "Sally in Our Alley." Their rendition awoke the College Master, who ran to the base of the tower and commanded them to descend and go back to bed. The young men relented, but not before laying the foundation of a group that would continue to this day. The Yale Alley Cats, an a capella choir of 14 members, is made up of Yale freshman, sophomores and juniors. The group's stylish renditions of a wide range of popular classics in 'close-harmony' style is an absolute delight to hear. It was during a fall night in 1943 that four Yale undergraduates climbed to the top of Saybrook Tower and began to sing Henry Carey's 18th-century ballad "Sally in Our Alley." Their rendition awoke the College Master, who ran to the base of the tower and commanded them to descend and go back to bed. The young men relented, but not before laying the foundation of a group that would continue to this day. The Yale Alley Cats, an a capella choir of 14 members, is made up of Yale freshman, sophomores and juniors. The group's stylish renditions of a wide range of popular classics in 'close-harmony' style is an absolute delight to hear. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
How High the Moon by Morgan Lewis
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2.
Sally in our Alley by Henry Carey
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715; England 
3.
Haven't We Met by Kenny Rankin
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Very Warm for May: All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
5.
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) by John Lennon
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1965;   
6.
This Masquerade by Leon Russell
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
7.
My Girl by Smokey Robinson
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
8.
The Only Living Boy in New York by Paul Simon
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Meditacao by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
10.
On a Slow Boat to China by Frank Loesser
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
11.
You go to my head by John Frederic Coots
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
12.
Tenderly by Walter Gross
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
13.
Anything Goes: I get a kick out of you by Cole Porter
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
14.
Kavali Sviryat by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: Medieval 
15.
Early one morning by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Written: England 
16.
Coconut by Harry Nilsson
Conductor:  Joseph Alessi Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Alley Cats
Period: 20th Century 

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