Iowa History Reissue Series: "Collage"

by The Jax of Harmony

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    This tape is a dub from the original vinyl of "Collage" by The Jax of Harmony. Recorded in Des Moines, IA.

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"A collection of unrelated items which take on artistic and aesthetic significance when appropriate grouped.

"This definition is certainly characteristic of the musical potpourri contained in this stereo recording of the “Jax of Harmony” barbershop quartet. From the title to the pure barbershop contest set “South Medley” and “May I Tell You My Dream”, the Collage them is complete.

"Collage describes the long and varied barbershop experience of the “jax” which includes over 72 years of barbershopping, the 1972 Central State District (CSA) Championship, three times S.P.E.R.S.Q.S.A., Inc. International Competitors (semi-finalists – top 20 ranking), and performances in many of the 50 states and Puerto Rico.

"Ardent members of the Des Moines, Iowa “Des Moines – Aires” barbershop chapter, all four men are active in the chapter administrative and musical programs."

The “Jax of Harmony” are:

Tenor – John Mininger – married – two sons – is a 12-year barbershopper ready to sing anytime, any part, any song. John is assistant administrator of Iowa Methodist Hospital and an original “Jax” member.

Lead – Mike Rehberg – married – two daughers and a song – is a 19-year barbershopper in Illinois Land-O-Lakes and Central states (CSA) Districts. Mike sang in the L-O-L District Champions the “Badg-Aires” and the “Fantastics”. Mike is the “Des Moines – Aires” musical director and is administrator of the Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Crime Laboratory.

Baritone – Roger Spahr – married – two songs – is a 12-year barbershopper who sang formerly with the “Midland Four”. Roger has held nearly every chapter administrative post in the “Des Moines – Aires” and is the current chapter President. He is half of a father and son barbershop team. Roger is a REALTOR in Ankeny, Iowa.

Bass – Jerry Pike – married – three songs – is a 28-year barbershopper who sang previously with the “Hawkeye Four” quartet. An original “Jax” member, Jerry held numerous chapter offices and has been musical director of the “Des Moines – Aires”. Jerry is in the insurance business.

Originally released in 1975.


released March 7, 2015



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