Elementary Mix The Chordbusters’ March This quartet from Quinton Township School (New Jersey) has a second grader on lead, a third grader on baritone, a . Chordbusters March. Bluegrass Student Union version. Rating: /5. 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5. (9 votes – mouse-over to vote now!). Arranger, WA Wyatt. Voicing, Womens Track. Contestable, No. Genre, Traditional . Artist, Jennifer Cooke. Artist Website,

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With Delbert Jackson gone May 28, at the age of 66, and Bob Mccullough passing on February 17, at 69, death had claimed three of the six Chord Busters all within a years time.

Chord Busters – Wikipedia

They caught the attention of many Tulsa chapter members and were encouraged to enter the upcoming Oklahoma State quartet contest where they could win and win an all expense trip to the national contest held in conjunction with the New York’s World Fair.

Despite pressure to compete again, in they began the tradition of past champions NOT entering future contests. Submit a new link. The Chord Busters worked up some songs and entered the state competition. At the time, most quartets didn’t use ANY arrangements. They met the next morning at a radio station chordbusterw cut their only recording. He was in an “extremely tense state”. Show my social media links facebook. Foggy Day I was a stranger in the city Out of town were… The lyrics can frequently be found here check the full description and comments or by filtering for lyric videos.

Click this button to skip to the next video. They also lost track of Holbrook. Yeah I remember hearing them sing this chordbustrrs at prelims in Reno somewhere around ish and it blew us all away on that final chord.


The head nurse asked if they would consider singing for a special patient. They would go on chordnusters influence the style in which all future quartets would sing.

The head nurse informed them that the patient had suffered an extreme nervous breakdown and had been in the hospital for over a week. But they did have a fee. For the longest time I thought he was literally belting out that B flat. Although the Barflies often wore “barber” outfits and of course the Flat Foot Four had their uniforms, The Chord Busters felt a quartet’s regular “attire” would add to their performance.

The Chordbuster March

See the external links below to join up! Lem studied barbershop and enjoyed the style. The sound chprdbusters exciting and there was a seasoned, natural blend from the very first chord. But then again, I can sing that tenor part, too. Tom, Bob, Bobbie, and tenor Virgil Dow macrh so impressed by the harmonies displayed by the barbershop group and a quartet called the Barflies, they formed their own quartet and joined the barbershop group.

The official end came in when Tom was transferred to Houston. Remember your video choices. From Barbershop Wiki Project.

None where everyone in the room doesn’t immediately go berserk. They sang six numbers chordgusters week and went ten weeks without repeating a song. They then sang it for Lem who put the finishing touches on it. They often found themselves booked on shows with the Flat Foot Four and the Barflies.

Greer suffered a stoke in at In the year after being disqualified, the Chord Busters worked very hard. Retrieved from ” https: It was well into a farewell party for Greer they realized the next day would probably be the very last chance they would have to record “their” record.

Watch artist interviews here. The guys took him to many of their bookings and even shared their quartet pay with him.

Soon after the contest they lost tenor Virgil Dow to love choosing hugs over harmony.

Their unique style was copied by most of the quartets that followed. If he had known of his illness, he hadn’t told anyone. Mterwards the Tulsa and Bartlesville champions would swap members for fun and call themselves the “Bar Busters” or the “Chord Flies”. So much so that when they had finished, he was slumped over in the chair, completely relaxed. Their aim was to sing as well as they could.

Louis, after two afternoons of elimination, eleven quartets were selected to face the audience on the night of July 5. An unexpected error has been encountered.

He keep them in line, musically. Want to add to the discussion? There was talk that the judges who were each scoring in all the categories might disqualify them. For out of town gigs, which were rare ’cause there weren’t too many places to go and no way to get there, they waived their fee and got train fare, hotel, and some meals.

Let us know your feedback so we can evolve and improve. Unlike today, there were five elimination rounds of 10 quartets with the top three quartets from each going on to the finals. They proceeded to sing Kathleen and by the second verse they noticed he began to relax.

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