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Thanks to exposure via television's Nat King Cole Show, the Hi-Lo's Columbia debut proved to be the group's commercial breakthrough, a somewhat surprising distinction given that it's also their most eclectic and challenging effort to date. Reuniting with conductor Frank Comstock, the Hi-Lo's continue to challenge the formal limitations of the group harmony aesthetic — their vocals go up, down, and side-to-side, yet Gene Puerling's arrangements are unerring, walking the tightrope between chaos and control with absolute assurance. However, for all its flights of fancy Suddenly It's the Hi-Lo's remains a human and heartfelt affair, never substituting acrobatics for emotion. Renditions of perennials like "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "Stormy Weather," and "Love Walked In" are both innovative and immediately accessible.

Biography

Formed: 1953 in Hollywood, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The Hi-Lo's tower among the most innovative and influential close harmony quartets of the postwar era, expanding the parameters of traditional pop via sophisticated, jazz-inspired arrangements that profoundly shaped the rock & roll generation who followed in the group's wake. So named for their expansive vocal range, the Hi-Lo's formed in Hollywood in early 1953 — bass baritone Gene Puerling and baritone Bob Strasen first teamed in the Milwaukee-based Four Shades, while baritone Bob Morse...
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