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Having one of those nights...was listening to Stan Rogers and picking songs for my funeral ("Mary Ellen Carter" barely edged out "Northwest Passage"); started thinking about the past.
I'm Yale class of '91. A cappella was very big in my years there.

Some more recent versions of my favorites:
This was THE signature song for Mixed Company in my day..."Zombie Jamboree"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8PSPir3Xnw
"Pretending to Care" (there was a lot of residual Rundgren during my time there):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzHgR2bnzBg *
...and "Hodja"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8d05N1kwAU
"Ghost" from '08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXbXo5RQRKo
(All above are different incarnations of Mixed Company)
"Once I Had a Sweetheart"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-jgRxCEHB4
I remember Gretchen singing this...made me cry every time...
I think she also sang lead on "Honest Work." No recordings online of that time, but I love this recent version, where you can hear the lovely, painful harmony (not quite the same as my years'):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd-rXYDA3e0

Can't find a Yale recording, so here's a Dartmouth group singing "Up the Ladder to the Roof"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tRDbAvGwe

BTW, none of these hold a candle to the Mixed Company of MY day (okay, "Ghost" was after my time...). I have an excellent cassette album of them somewhere....

Damn. Can't find a clip of Something Extra's version of "Operator, Get Me Jesus on the Line."

Okay, here's the New Blue singing "Runs in the Family"...not as good as the arrangement from back when, but lovely
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MVoRDoshnc
(One Xmas, I played this song off its creaky cassette for grace at our family dinner)


*Ah, here's my favorite performance by Todd:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssr78EXeCQc
I mean, holy fuck, that hurts so good...

Okeydokey, gonna post now
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