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Billy Van Singers

Album US 2019 on Super Oldies label

Although he is primarily known to current generations from the Canadian TV show "The Hilarious House Of Frightenstein", Billy Van Evera was a well established comedian, actor and singer forming the "Billy Van Four" vocal music group in the late 1950s. They appeared on TV frequently but only released one 45. In 1967, producer Bob Hahn had been using the "Four" on his radio jingles and was looking for a vocal group to record a full album of his original songs. Combining the Billy Van Four with CBC-TV performers Rhonda Silver (The Willows) and the Laurie Bower Singers, Hahn had this all-star 9 piece group record his material, and the final product was released by the Canadian Polydor label in 1968. This overlooked release features baroque styings, psychedelic pop, bossa nova rhythms, ripping fuzz guitar, plucked bass-lines, fluttering jazz traps, scat, vocalese, harmony vocals, and arrangements of the highest caliber. If you enjoy the soft sounds of the Mutual Understanding, Anita Kerr Singers, Laurie Bower Singers, etc. you'll enjoy these recordings. The 1969 LP "Fall In - A Fun Fashion Musical", featured 1 track from the group. This CD release features the stereo album off the original master tape, along with 10 bonus tracks in a 6 panel eco-wallet with group history and memorabilia. Collectors Edition Pressing 6-panel eco-wallet packaging with group info, photos & memorabilia

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PortraitJohnny Cowell tr, *1926 CA
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PortraitBilly Van voc, CA
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Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1The Last SunriseBilly Van Four
2I Miss YouBilly Van Four
3Buckingham cigarette jingleBilly Van Four
4Esso Travel Bag jingleBilly Van Four
5Kodak Film jingleBilly Van Four
6The Golden JetJohnny Cowell
7Kiss The WindBilly Van (2)
8Single MomentsBilly Van (2)
9Rothman's cigarette jingleBilly Van Singers
10I'm Laughin'Billy Van Singers
11You Don't Really KnowBilly Van Singers
12Why Oh WhyBilly Van Singers
13There Must Be A ReasonBilly Van Singers
14You've Got The World By The TailBilly Van Singers
15You're WrongBilly Van Singers
16You're Hangin' Me UpBilly Van Singers
17Where Were YouBilly Van Singers
18How Can AnyoneBilly Van Singers
19Four SeasonsBilly Van Singers
20Tammy's GoneBilly Van Singers
21Am I A FoolBilly Van Singers
22This Could Be The Start Of Something BigBilly Van Singers
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