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For the Irish showband, see The Freshmen (band)

The Four Freshmen is an American male vocal band quartet that blends open-harmonic jazz arrangements with the big band vocal group sounds of The Modernaires (Glenn Miller), The Pied Pipers (Tommy Dorsey), and The Mel-Tones (Artie Shaw), founded in the barbershop tradition. The Four Freshmen is considered a vocal band because the singers accompany themselves on guitar, horns, bass, and drums, among other instrumental configurations.

The last original member retired in 1993, but the group still tours internationally to sold-out audiences and has recorded jazz harmonies since its late '40s founding in the halls of the Jordan School of Music at Butler University (Indianapolis).

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1955 Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones 1
1956 Freshmen Favorites 1
1961 The Freshman Year 1
1962 The Stars in Our Eyes 1
1993 Voices in Love / Love Lost 1
2002 First Affair / Voices in Fun 1
2005 Four Freshmen in Person / Voices and Brass 1
Day by Day 1
Two Classic Albums from The Four Freshmen 1
Voices in Latin / The Freshman Year 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1991 Capitol Collectors Series Compilation 1
1993 Greatest Hits Compilation 1
1993 Spotlight on the Four Freshmen (Great Gentlemen of Song) Compilation 1
2002 Best of the Four Freshmen: The Liberty Years Compilation 1
2002 The Complete Capitol Fifties Sessions Compilation 1
Complete 1950-1954 Studio-Issued Recordings Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 More 4 Freshmen and 5 Trombones / The Four Freshmen in Person, Volume 2 Live 1
1994 Live at Butler University With Stan Kenton and His Orchestra Live 1

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