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Saturday video break: Baby Come Back To Me

Time for some vocal harmonies, and a great place to start with that is The Manhattan Transfer. Here’s their oft-covered version of “Baby, Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love)”:

If you’re around my age, you probably saw them perform that on a PBS special or something like that. Possibly you knew or were in a college a capella group that performed it as well. According to Wikipedia, TMH dedicated their version of this song to The Capris, who did it before them. Here they are:

Not bad. I like TMH’s rendition better, but it’s easy to see why they’d feel a debt to The Capris. And because I so seldom get to give a shoutout to my hometown in this context, here are some of my Staten Island homeboys doing this on what must have been a public access cable show from back in the day:

Could have done with a little better sound mixing, and more camera focus on the lead singer, but overall I’d say they did a mighty fine job.

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