Pretty bold statement with the Manhattan Transfer, NY Voices and others still around but: Take 6. 35 years of making great music in Gospel, pop-jazz and Soul, done their way which is frequently a capella. A Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_6 Their Site: http://www.take6.com/ What AMG thinks (their header sentence captures the essence.): http://www.allmusic.com/artist/take-...63/discography << 13 albums in 27 years, and as many stars as are in the sky...All of them are good but get up to speed quickly here: http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-gr...s-mw0000243507 << covers the 1st 20 years Another way to look at "Greatest Hits" is their take on others: http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-standard-mw0000797208 << A terrif CD, packed with guests. >> Both these mentions together can be got for about $15 +/- from the Usual Suspect
Some tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLXpcehiQUc << Nifty vid on how they build a song, voice by voice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkL3nBCpoCo << Short course in Take-6-dom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVvpGpipheQ << Mr. Wonder has been a frequent collaborator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiCm51eLK2Q << Bookmark this for Christmastime--you won't find better
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ozY6bkfhg << With the Yellowjackets
BONUS: A CD from '88--they were in the vanguard of going digital beginning to end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHtlvB_TEME << Put this on and your party BG music is made...