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Gene Puerling

Gene Puerling, leader of the innovative vocal quartet the Hi-Lo's and a noted vocal arranger whose sophisticated harmonies influenced the sound of other groups, including the Beach Boys

The Hi-Lo's rich sound sprang from Puerling arrangements that could make other performers swoon. Jazz pianist and TV host Steve Allen is said to have called the Hi-Lo's “the best vocal group of all time.” Singer Bing Crosby reportedly said: “These guys are so good they can whisper in harmony.”

Puerling “exhumed songs from the past and reinvigorated them,” creating “a catalog of grand American standards,” Don Gold, a former Downbeat magazine editor, wrote in 2002 in the Chicago Tribune.

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