The Brothers Four. In Person

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This album is a 1962 release by Columbia records. The Brothers Four In Person recorded at the U.S. Naval Academy and at Vanderbilt University. This is a mono album recorded in High Fidelity.

Bob Flick, John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley met at the University of Washington, where they  were members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, in 1956, that gave them the groundwork for the name Brothers Four. Their first professional performances were the result of a prank played on them in 1958 by a rival fraternity, who had arranged for someone to call them, pretend to be from Seattle's Colony Club, and invite them to come down to audition for a gig. Even though they were not expected at the club, they were allowed to sing a few songs, and were subsequently hired. Flick recalls them being paid "mostly in beer."

The group left for San Francisco in 1959, where they met Mort Lewis, Dave Brubeck's manager. Lewis became their manager and later that year secured them a contract with Columbia Records. Their second single, "Greenfields," released in January 1960, hit #2 on the pop charts, sold over one million copies, for which they were awarded a gold record. 

The early British Invasion and ascendance of folk rock musicians such as Bob Dylan put an end to The Brothers Four's early period of success, but they kept performing and making records, doing particularly well in throughout the American hotel circuit and in Japan. 

Many may not know that the group with Jerry Dennon (record producer and promoter) built a radio station in Seaside, Oregon in 1968. That station was sold in 1972 to a group from Montana.

This album sounds very good and is in very good condition, it show some very faint needle scratches. Overall very good. Evey the cover looks good and shows very little shelf wear.