Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Lettermen Singing Filipino Medley Perfectly
Ah, The Lettermen...wow! It's always a delight and a pleasure listening to this famous singing group of musically-talented trio formed in late 1959. Over the years, this American male pop music vocal trio have had 16 Top 10 singles including one #1, 32 consecutive Billboard Magazine chart albums, 11 gold records, and five Grammy nominations, per Wikipedia. With two of the original vocal trio, Mike Barnett and Dick Stewart who have left the group as years passed, Tony Butala remained the original lead singer-member. Butala has since led the group. Over the years, he has sung with vocalists such as Jim Pike and Bob Engeman, Gary and Dony Pike, Doug Curran, Ralph "Chad" Nichols, Don Campeau, Ernie Pontiere, Bobby Poynton, Darren Dowler. Butala's colleagues have, since, left him and, thus, been replaced for various reasons. Since 1984, Pennsylvania-born Butala has been singing with Donovan Tea and Mark Preston.They've been considered or dubbed "the best combination of voices and best sounding group since the original trio."
Ah, The Lettermen...just sounds cool, smooth and melodious! They're such an amazing rare talent! Timeless and enduring! Just perfectly harmonious and soothing! They're truly one of my favorites. Such a stress-buster! What a trip down memory lane for us, baby boomers! Life is good, listening to them! Can you believe it? They sang our classic Filipino love songs perfectly, having performed in various parts of the Philippines three-four years years ago! Kudos and more power to them! Thanks, YouTube. Thanks to the video uploader, junday055. And thank you, Mr. Tony Butala and The Lettermen for your passion and determination. I just love your music!-chris a. quilpa, 09February2012