The Voice Of Cheese: The Lost Bees

Undaunted, the Voice of Cheese continues… This week’s tune, “Billy-a-Dick”, was sent in by Rick Wood. Rick says:

The song “Billy-a-Dick” was written by Hoagy Carmichael during WWII and arranged for use in the film “For the Boys” with vocals, backup chorus, and full jazz band. Here my friends and I (“The Lost Bees”) attempt to simulate that arrangement with a quartet. Moira Burke, vocal; Heather Hendrickson, vocal, drumsticks on chair, and kazoo; Jason Reed, keyboard; me, acoustic bass. Recorded in my basement direct to 4 track digital last Saturday by Johnny Lee. Our ensemble materializes only on occasional weekends, for fun.

A fun toe tapping adaptation this, if you ask me. Have a listen:

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2 Responses to “The Voice Of Cheese: The Lost Bees”

  1. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    Now THAT was cool! Very nice job by all!
    (I have a distinct weakness for Big Band era tunes; thanx for making my day!)
    Maybe “Back in Nagasaki” for your next outing?

  2. Rick Wood says:

    Thanks, SOFA – P/C. Good idea on Nagasaki! I’ve been enjoying your music too – fine vocals.