|Reunion is a solid East Coast a cappella doo-wop group who have now recorded their second record on Collectables Records. This one is different. They have a guest artist joining them. Willie Winfield is the legendary singer of the Harptones who enjoyed an illustrious recording and stage career in the fifties and sixties, and still are in demand on the oldies circuit. When Willie joins the members of Reunion a true singing spirit of the street corner is invoked. He sings lead on five of the eighteen tunes, "On Sunday Afternoon," "My Memories Of You," "A Sunday Kind Of Love," "I Almost Lost My Mind" and "That's The Way It Goes." Let Willie Winfield and Reunion transport you back to that New Jersey street corner of yesteryear.
Three-time UGHA winners Reunion - no other group has had that distinction - have been singing together in various incarnations since the 1960's. They also competed in and won the "Acappella Showdown" in 1990 and 1991. This experience has resulted in a smooth fluid sound and crisp delivery; they avoid harshness. Their strong suit is the roundness and fullness of their tone. Their set list comprises the contemporary - Otis Redding's "Drift Away" or Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" - and the classic: the plaintive "I Believe" and uptempo "Where Are You Tonight?"
From the vaults of Ronnie I and Clifton Records, emerge twenty five Reunion favorites, from this perennially popular doo wop quintet. Still entertaining today, they formed in the 1980's, though the experience of individual members goes back way before that. They perform signature doo wop material such as "Wonderful Tonight" and "Looking For An Echo," some tunes the Persuasions recorded, such as "Man Oh Man" and "Buffalo Soldier," and also a bevy of pop classics, like Steve Stills "Love The One You're With." They're some crossover with their previous two releases, but most of these songs on this CD were from previously out-of-print recordings. Reunion won the UGHA Group of the Year Award three times, so check out what the hoopla is all about.
Twas The Night Before Christmas/ Silent Night
Your My Christmas Present
It's The Time
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Merry, Merry Christmas Baby
Merry Christmas Baby
Christmas In Jail
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Join three of the most entertaining doo-wop groups performing today for a jubilant holiday sing-along, street corner style! Carols sung with soul and verve - a refreshing change from the traditional. Enjoy Reunion's version of The Shells' 'Happy Holiday, ' or 'You're My Christmas Present,' as originally sung by The Skyliners and now performed by Pure Gold. D.C.'s Finest (an acappella group comprised of current and former police officers) sings 'Twas The Night Before Christmas/Silent Night' with shall we say, all the 'conviction' they can muster. A CD overflowing with good cheer