The Four Voices – Sealed With A Kiss (1960)
The Four Voices comprised Allan Chase (tenor), Sal Mayo (tenor), Bill McBride (baritone) and Frank Fosta (bass baritone) based out of Tennessee.
The group formed in 1955 and faded into obscurity after the success of Sealed With A Kiss. You can hear them backing up a few Ray Conniff songs recorded between 1956 and 1958 such as the Fred Weismantel-penned Lovely One.
Sealed with a Kiss was written by Peter Udell with music by Gary Geld. The two worked as Geld-Udell Music Corporation from 1959 and later went on to compose, write and win a 1975 Tony Award for their musical Shenandoah.
The best known record of track is Bobby Vinton’s 1972 single, who arranged for the song to include a painfully 70s bongo lead-in. The disco edge ages the Vinton version, so I am happy to bring you the original and timeless variation.