- Created: Wednesday, 19 August 2015 20:08
- Written by Shauna
June Release - "I Got Rhythm"
“I Got Rhythm” is a well-known jazz standard, originally written and published in 1930 by George and Ira Gershwin. It’s one of those timeless tunes, with popularity that has spanned nine decades (so far). To quote Wikipedia, “a complete list of notable singers who have recorded this song would take up several pages.” The 1966 version by The Happenings is listed first among the “most popular,” and served as our inspiration for this singing call. The recording by The Happenings hit #3 on the US charts in 1967. The band’s original concept was to take a song that’s already proven it could be a hit and put their own spin on it, which is exactly what they did with “I Got Rhythm.”
Like many of the hit groups of the 60’s The Happenings’ recordings were rich with background vocals, which we have done our best to recreate for the singing call. (As always, if background vocals aren’t your thing, we provide an instrumental track without them.)
CHIC 1056 in the male vocal range features two Chic Staff Callers, David Mee and Vic Kaaria.
CHIC 2056 in the female vocal range also features two Staff Callers with Patty Greene and Shauna Kaaria.
To purchase, just head on over to the Chic Boutique for fast and easy mp3 downloads.
Introductory price is $7.50 and includes the music with and without melody, and the vocal cut.
Both are being sold separately since they were produced separately, but we do have a dual-key option at a discounted rate for those who prefer to have both keys.
Click on the youtube links (to the left) for previews!