The DQ of Amherst College

D.Q. (1965)

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 fanatic fantastic…they are the D.Q.

Track list:

  1. Are You from Dixie?
  2. I Talk to the Trees

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  3. Friendly Persuasion
  4. Mississippi Mud
  5. Lindy
  6. The First Time
  7. Ballin’ the Jack
  8. Dancing on the Ceiling

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  9. Linda
  10. Long Ago and Far Away
  11. Shine
  12. Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
  13. La Mer
  14. Little Innocent Lamb
  15. Summertime
  16. If You Want to Be Boys Again
  17. Hymn to Amherst
  18. Senior Song

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  19. Little Three Medley
  20. In This Blessed Old World

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  21. To the Fairest College
  22. Lord Jeffery Amherst