music trivia: a cappella music

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His 1984 album, The Voice, was the first solo vocal jazz album made without any accompaniment or overdubbing. A later voice-only recording was awarded Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 1989 Grammy Awards. He already had two Grammys from 1986 for vocal arranging and Jazz vocal performance with Manhattan Transfer for their Vocalese album. He also has collaborated with Quincy Jones, En Vogue, Yo-Yo Ma, and Robin Williams, to name just a few.
Bobby McFerrin
A medieval style of singing used in the Catholic church of the middle ages. Though you can still find new recordings from many of your favorite monasteries, if that's your thing. It's not for vocal harmony fans, though, since it is sung in unison.
Gregorian Chant
This African choir became well known in the U.S. for their collaboration with Paul Simon on his Graceland album, specifically on the songs; "Homeless" and "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes", but they have been recording steadily since 1973.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
He released his "A Cappella" album in 1985. With songs such as, "Pretending to Care", "Johnny Jingo", "Hodja" and "Something to Fall Back On". It was a departure from earlier albums like; Something/Anything, Hermit of Mink Hollow, and The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect, with their hit singles, such as, "Hello It's Me", "Can We Still Be Friends", and "Bang the Drum All Day".
Todd Rundgren
This quintet emerged from the TV show The Sing-Off. They are well known for their covers of pop songs and their Christmas albums with songs such as; "Mary, Did You Know?", and "Hallelujah" as particular favorites.
Another group with a penchant for Holiday music is this small choir of mens' voices that formed 1996 at Indiana University. They took their name from a 1967 album by Thelonious Monk, and have worked with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow, Dolly Parton and others.
Straight No Chaser
This 2012 movie about collegiate acappella singing groups spawned two sequels, and starred; Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Elizabeth Banks, among others.
Pitch Perfect
S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. is an abbreviation for the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of what kind of acappella singing in America?
Barbershop Quartet
8 time Grammy winners in a variety of categories including; vocal jazz, soul gospel and r & b vocal group, they contributed to the "Do the Right Thing" soundtrack and have collaborated with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, k.d. lang, and Cece Winans. What is their name?
Take 6
What American singer/songwriter/pianist, and judge on The Sing-Off (an acappella singing contest TV show) produced a 2009 album of collegiate acappella covers of his songs?
Ben Folds
Level 46
Mar 18, 2019
If anyone wants to hear great acapella, you should listen to best acapella group of all time----THE NUTMEGS.
Level 62
Apr 6, 2019
Thanks for the suggestion. I checked them out but imo they are not up to the standard of any of the groups, singers or recordings in my quiz.
Level 62
Mar 19, 2019
Thanks, I'll check them out. Unfortunately, along with many other similarly obscure artists that I like, that would be a too difficult answer for most jetpunkers to get. Also, you seem to be a fan of a cappella, but you didn't take the quiz. Is there any specific reason why? I only ask because I am trying to make my quizzes as appealing as possible to prospective takers.