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The Mellow Fellows ...
... are a group of about two dozen men who love to sing! The group performs at about twenty events each year. In 2011 the group made its MN State Fair debut performing a half-dozen shows over two days at the Ramberg Senior Center. We were pleased to have been invited back six more times, through 2017.
In August 2018, the group performed on the the Cosgrove Stage, near the Education Building. We offered three half-hour shows. As usual, we added in a few newer songs and kept some of the older favorites.
Other performances in 2017-18 included about a dozen at senior living facilities, for church groups, and for various celebrations (e.g., retirements, birthdays, and funerals).
The repertoire runs the gamut including songs from various decades and in various genres. Click on the underscored links to hear sample recordings from a recent performance.
Here’s a random sampling by decade:
from the 1920s (“Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue”), the 1930s (“Lulu’s Back in Town”), the 1950s (“Hey, Good Lookin’” by Hank Williams), the 1960s (Smokey Robinson’s “My Girl”), the 1970s (“All that Jazz”), the 1980s (“Seven Bridges Road”), and from the 1990s (“Walking in Memphis”).
Or a random sample by genre:
Religious / Spiritual: “You Raise Me Up,” “Amazing Grace,” “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” “A Parting Blessing,” and “River in Judea.”
Show tunes: “Hey Look Me Over” from Wildcat, “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables, “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha, and “Step to the Rear” from How, Now, Dow Jones.
Americana: “God Bless America,” the Irving Berlin classic; “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and “Oklahoma” by Rodgers and Hammerstein; “I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl)” a turn-of-the-previous-century classic; “Shenandoah”; and “The Water is Wide.”
Seasonal: “Silver Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” “December Child,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” and “Child of God”
Popular: “Pretty Woman,” “Save The Last Dance For Me,” “Blue Bayou,” “All the Gold in California,” “Danny Boy,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Happy Together,” “Moonglow,” and “Under the Boardwalk.”
Appreciative audience at the Ramberg Center in August 2015.
Performing on the Cosgrove Stage at the State Fair in 2018.