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The Singers Unlimited

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Though the Singers Unlimited have not recorded a new album since 1980’s “Easy To Love,” their popularity continues unabated. Their fourteen album catalog, recorded for Germany’s MPS records and now available as the “Magic Voices” collection, reflects the best of what the human voice is capable. The arrangements that member Gene Puerling wrote for the group were nothing short of a revelation-and the group’s use of studio multi-tracking (a burgeoning technology) developed a sound never heard before. The name “Singers Unlimited” is forever inscribed in the annals of vocal jazz, and deservedly so.

Puerling’s Singers Unlimited arrangements earned him the reputation as one of the best vocal writers in the world. Members of the renowned jazz-gospel vocal group Take 6 often gives credit to Puerling and the Singers Unlimted as innovators in the a cappella world, claiming that they “went to school” on Puerling’s arrangements.

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  • robertm2000

    The best non-classical vocal group ever. I grew up listening to the Hi-Los which saved me from heavy metal! And Singers Unlimited are an amazing extension of the concept of multipart hamrony. Unfortunately there will be no more recordings from them, unless unreleased recordings are found from their time period or someone comes into the group that has talent comparable to Gene Puerling. I'd say the odds of either are slim to none. Along with that - thank God for "Magic Voices." Literally.

    11 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JohnBadgerUSA

    Frickin' rad.

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • rodanside

    Yeah, those harmonies are something else.

    10 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Thornspire

    Gene Puerling has already proven his genious in the Hi-Lo's back from the 50s. The Hilarious arrangements he made with his two vocal groups develop a sound, i've hardly heard in my musical scholarship. Astounding!!!

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • SuperbSubpar

    the harmonies man...the harmonies!!!

    27 Mar 2009 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    Vocalese! Very good harmonies!

    21 Aug 2007 Reply

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