A Doo-Wop singing group from the 1960's. Back then, we captured some of their performances in a garage (no kidding!) tape. The remastered songs are here for y
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Unknown Lead Singer with The Chants. Could only recover about a minute of this performance. The stereo image created from the mono tape with a Voxengo VST plugin in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).
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Guest lead singer Bobby Colon (I think) sings "For Your Love" with The Chants. Another really damaged tape; this one minute or so was the only salvagable part.
Gary's back singing "Late at Night" with the Chants. Jim plays the guitar and uses his newly-learned G augmented chord in place of a G7 chord.
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Another "live" performance with fans in the audience. The guys really liked to sing this one also. The main guitar is on the original tape, played by Jim. (who does the "Alright" at the end).
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Gary and The Chants kidding around like they were in concert with teenage fans in the audience. But they didn't kid about the performance, which I think is great. Jim does a barely-passable Murray The K impression at the end.
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The Chants really liked to sing this song. The original tape includes the drums which, I think, were played by Joe Sofia.
Peak in sub-genre #16
Gary and The Chants. Can you tell that Gary liked the Beatles?! Can you tell that Jim likes tom-toms?! Some tape degradation issues, but still fully enjoyable.
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Gary and The Chants singing "Remember Then". If I could remember who was clapping, I'd find them and punch them in the nose! I think this is where the term "blow harmony" originated!
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Another Doo-Wop classic by Gary and The Chants. This tape was so old, you could see through it in spots! But the remastering worked out pretty good, don't you think?
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Gary's back singing this Doo-Wop classic with the other Chants. Jim added the church-type organ, drums, bass, and guitar in the June 2009 remastering.
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The Chants' lead singer, Gary, was MIA during this recording session. The original 50 year old tape needed hum and pop fixing, as well as some digital splicing to get a full song.
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The Chants performing in Jim's garage back in 1962 (I think) into an EV mike and mono tape recorder. Lead singer (? Guess Gary was busy elsewhere!) Original tape needed a lot of repair!
Peak in sub-genre #27
Gary singing lead from the early 1960's. Remastered from tape June 2009 with Jim playing drums, guitar, and bass.
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Circa-1962 performance of The Chants with Gary singing lead. Re-mastered from tape in June 2009 with instruments added (and a lot of hum and pop cleanup!)