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The Four Freshmen: Love Songs

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Take a valuable document, make a photocopy, make a copy of the copy, repeat the process another 19 times and the end result would be a barely recognizable replica of the original. Such is the case with the latest (and 22nd) configuration of the Four Freshmen.

The current crop of guys-Bob Ferreira, Curtis Calderon, Vince Johnson and Brian Eichenberger-have been together for more than a decade and are as harmonically tight as many of their predecessors. But that Freshmen magic, that jazz-flecked hipsterism that underlined their acrobatics and set them apart from the endless array of American vocal groups in the 1950s, has faded to comparative blandness. This could easily be a reconstituted version of the Lettermen.

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