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The Colgate Thirteen, The Colgate Thirteen in Song

The Colgate Thirteen in Song | 1955, Vinyl

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Track Song Title Play
1 Dancing On The Ceiling
Soloist: Don Mathes
2 Mosquitoes Listen
3 September Song
Soloist: Don Mathes
4 Wade In The Water Listen
5 Deep River Listen
6 Halls of Ivy Listen
7 Summertime
Soloist: Don Mathes
8 Georgia Brown Listen
9 All The Things You Are Listen
10 Man Smart Women Smarter Listen
11 In the Still of the Night Listen
12 Colgate Hymn Listen

Between 1953 and 1954 THE THIRTEEN has traveled over 30,000 miles and appeared in over 240 concerts before secondary schools, colleges and universities, resort hotels, business groups, and numerous radio and television audiences.

In 1953 THE THIRTEEN became the first Colgate singing group to invade the West Coast where the boys sang at some of the famous nightclubs and hotels in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. At such places as the Mocambo, the Thunderbird Club, and at the movie studios they met and performed with some of the best talent the nation has to offer.

In 1954 the group traveled to Nassau in the Bahamas, and became the main attraction at the British Colonial Hotel. It was this trip which was largely responsible for the addition of two calypso songs to THE THIRTEEN'S repertoire-"Hold 'em Joe" and "Man Smart, Woman Smarter," the latter of which is included in this album. That same year THE THIRTEEN became the first callege singing group to be invited to the Apple Blossom festival in Winchester, Virginia. In addition, extended trips to Chicago, Buffalo, and Rochester where the group specialized in radio and television performances, gave THE THIRTEEN an ever widening variety of audiences ranging from Sororities at Northwestern University to the Pump Room in the Ambassador East Hotel in Chicago.

This album, celebrating the thirteenth anniversary of THE THIRTEEN, shows that wide traveling is not the only reason for the group's fame. It is, rather, the distinctive versatility and spontaneity that THE THIRTEEN captures and transmits to its audiences that enables it to make friends wherever it goes.