Johnny Colla: A different sound and texture
Cris Cohen: Some of these songs on "Voices" were staples of the Huey Lewis & The News a cappella set. Did you approach these differently / write up the charts for these differently for "Voices" than you did for Huey Lewis & The News?
Johnny Colla: First and foremost, Huey’s a baritone while I’m a tenor, so I had to move the keys up a bit from the HLN versions. I also (obviously) wanted a different sound and texture for my solo project, the most obvious being the addition of female voices. And really, between those two elements and some ‘almost a cappella’ percussion, I stayed pretty true to all my original arrangements. I mean, they worked for HLN . . . why not Johnny Colla?
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