This mid-’60s recording shows the new arrangements and styles that had come into prominence since the previous recording nine years earlier. The standards and Dixieland tunes remain, but a few new sounds make an appearance as well.
From the liner notes:
The Amherst College D.Q., resplendent in tattersall vests, arrowhead shirts, and bas wejuns, is not to be confused with the Power Elite. However, the group combines a blend of die-hard enthusiasm, wild sophistication, and obscure motivation which can only be summed up as a parodoxical but rewarding faux pas.
Despite their own efforts to the contrary, the D.Q. remains one of the outstanding college singing groups in the East. The magic of their warm appeal to audiences has prompted rivals to exclaim, “Look at yon singers! They have a lean and hungry look — such men are dangerous!” Such men are
fanaticfantastic…they are the D.Q.