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Talk Of Da Town


"Man, you're a hard act to follow!"
THE TEMPTATIONS

"Your sound is so tight!"
DIZZY GILLESPIE

"That's harmony at its best!"
PETE ESCOVEDO

"You guys can play with me any time!"
JOHN HANDY

"You guys are great!"
THE YELLOWJACKETS


"HARMONY AT IT'S BEST"

FROM THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE TO THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS, AUDIENCES FROM THE BAY AREA AND BEYOND HAVE THRILLED TO THE DYNAMIC, SOULFUL SOUNDS OF "TALK OF DA TOWN".

The great tradition of a cappella group singing derives from the famed gospel quartets of the 1930s and '40s. By the late 1940s and '50s the method had been transformed to vocal groups, or so-called doowop groups, of which the 1950s produced so many, including such luminaries as the Spaniels, Ravens, Harptones, Five Satins, and the Dells. Later, the style would be revived by the Persuasions, who appeared at the SFBF a few years ago.

TALK OF DA TOWN is a vocal group much in the tradition of these pioneers and are the leading exponents of a vocal group revival. Formed in 1982, TALK OF DA TOWN covers elements of traditional gospel, doowop, swing, and classic-vocal group styles. A constant hit at fairs, festivals, private parties and corporate events, the five gracious gentlemen of the group amaze their audiences with sterling intonation, finely crafted arrangements in five-part harmonies, and infectious charm...in short,
A WORLD CLASS GROUP AND A WORLD CLASS SOUND!

TALK OF DA TOWN is bringing their sound to the world...last December, the group did a 15 day concert tour of Spain and in the summer of 1996, they toured Africa.

TALK OF DA TOWN's extensive repertoire of Motown, R & B, Soul, Rock, Pop and Gospel hits include:

  • SAM COOKE MEDLEY
  • ELVIS PRESLEY MEDLEY
  • TEMPTATIONS MEDLEY
  • 1950'S MEDLEY
  • 60 MINUTE MAN
  • HIGHER AND HIGHER
  • UP ON THE ROOF
  • DOCK OF THE BAY
  • WHEN WE GET MARRIED
  • THE WAY WE WERE
  • BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY
  • .......and many, many, many more!!!

    TALK OF DA TOWN ARE:

  • PAUL CARRINGTON, 1st tenor, 2nd tenor, baritone, lead
  • CARL DOUGLAS, 1st tenor, 2nd tenor, counter-tenor, lead
  • STAN LOCKWOOD, 1st tenor, 2nd tenor, lead
  • RAYFIELD RAGLER, 1st tenor, 2nd tenor, baritone, bass, lead
  • RODNEY JAMES, baritone, bass, lead

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