The DQ of Amherst College

Songs by the DQ & Zumbyes (1952)

This album is an interesting experiment in collaboration. The DQ, newly reorganized after World War II, recorded with the Zumbyes, singing eight songs on their own and seven College songs as a combined group.

From the album notes:

The “DQ” appeared at the Singing College under the wing of the Glee Club in the twenties. Disbanded during the war, it resumed as an independent singing group in 1947 and has remained so ever since. In its post war capacity, it is “a group of eight men who liked to sing and who did something about it.” Accordingly, their presentations are informal as is the majority of their fifty-four song repertoire.

Track listing:

  1. Hello

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  2. I’m Going to Charleston Back to Charleston
  3. Lindy
  4. Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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  5. Beale Street Blues
  6. Katie Malone
  7. Dreamin’
  8. Ballin’ the Jack

With the Zumbyes:

  1. Good Days
  2. In This Blessed Old World
  3. Schneider’s Band
  4. Senior Song

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  5. Blessed Ye Circling Hills

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  6. Paige’s Horse

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  7. Lord Jeffrey Amherst