Melody Boys quartet dominated the 1930’s Czech music scene

Photo: Czech Radio

Male close-harmony singing gained worldwide popularity in the 1920s. In 1930’s Czechoslovakia the leading representative of this trend was the Melody Boys quartet.

This particular vocal style became all the rage in 1920’s Europe and one of its leading representatives at the time was the American band The Revelers, who released numerous recordings.

At the end of the 1920s, their style of singing – acapella, i.e. without instrumental accompaniment, or just with the piano – inspired a group of German singers to establish the ensemble Comedian Harmonists, who soon gained fans across Europe.

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