Midweek Madness: A pre-'Glee' reminder of how to sing harmony
OK, so I admit I have been catching this season's "Glee," if not exactly gleefully. I mean, enough with Britney already. And all those constantly changing affections.
I still like a lot of the musical performances, though, even if most of the songs end up being it's-all-about-me showpieces for a few chosen characters. "Glee" is only occasionally interested in traditional glee club singing, with tight harmonies and all that. More's the pity.
The other day, thanks to Turner Classic Movies, the only truly reliable and consistently rewarding channel in all of cable-dom, I caught a vintage clip of the Mills Brothers and felt instantly better. Now that's harmony -- and imagination and style and just plain magic. And they never needed more than a guitar for accompaniment. Cool.
For this Midweek Madness installment, here's a little dose of the Mills Brothers, which ought to help the rest of the week go down a whole lot smoother: