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Barbershop Quartets, Present at the Creation

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Barbershop Quartets, Present at the Creation

Barbershop Quartets, Present at the Creation

Barbershop Quartets, Present at the Creation

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The common image of a barbershop quartet is of white men singing four-part harmony, but the musical form actually emerged from the barbershops and street corners of African-American neighborhoods. In the latest segment of NPR's Present at the Creation series, Jim Wildman reports on the roots and styles of barbershop for Morning Edition.

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