Posted by: coomercove | December 11, 2007

From the Singing News forum…

Jchaz (who is organizing the Jim Hamill Memorial Concert that I posted the concert poster for) posted the following this morning.

Well, guys, you know how Jimmy Pearson feels about bass singers… and lately, he’s been complaining that lead and baritones just get left out- nobody cares how good they sing, or how good looking they are. “Everybody likes the bass singers. They go ‘Whomp!’ and everybody like ’em. And then they like to hear the tenors sing it way up high. But NOBODY even notices the two guys in the middle. What’s up with that?” He asks.

I don’t know, but he’s right. No one ever says, “Let’s have a lead singer showcase” or “Let’s see how smooth so-n-so baritone can sing.” I’m guessing, it’s because the lead singers already are convinced within themselves that they are the prettiest and best, and of course, EVERYONE already knows that Mark Trammell is THE best baritone to ever hold a microphone. Maybe THAT’S why there’s never a competition among the middle parts?

The bold emphasis is mine, but I just had to point that out and say that it is so true.

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