Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bob Flanigan R.I.P.

The Four Freshmen in Tokyo 1964. The entire broadcast is available on youtube in increments. Video quality leaves more than a lot to be desired. But the audio, as can be heard from this clip, is good. From the sidelines, FF co-founder Flanigan continued to oversee the group, now in its 22nd configuration, right up to the very end. You'd probably never guess it from today's dumbed down musical U.S. landscape, but the Freshmen continue to be one of the most popular touring acts in the world. Can still draw thousands in locales that retain the capacity to comprehend melody, rhythm, harmony AND musical intelligence.

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