#191 the langley schools music project – i’m into something good

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i’ve been pretty swamped with stuff the last couple of days, and that’s somehow found its way to making my waking moments full of dread, or at least overwhelmed by the things i need to get done. but this morning, i woke up feeling quite fine, humming this tune in my head, and feeling much better, really. there’s no purer version of the song – “i’m into something good” originally by herman’s hermits – than that captured on a 2-track recorder in 1976 by elementary school music teacher hans fenger, who coordinated the langley schools music project by assembling a 60-strong choir comprising school children aged 9-12. fenger believed more in an organic approach to music rather than focusing on theory, and this preference was quite clear in the raw and quite magical atmosphere present in these recordings. their rendition of “i’m into something good” uplifts me in a way nothing else can, with a wooo-ooo backing vocal that never fails to bring a smile to my face.

mp3: the langley schools music project – i’m into something good

One response to “#191 the langley schools music project – i’m into something good

  1. wonderful. i only know the Earl-Jean version (from the One Kiss Can Lead To Another box set), which i love quite a bit. i’ll have to look up the Herman’s Hermits version.

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