Regarding the Singers Unlimited item in the following exhibit, Rifftides reader David Perrine writes:
The Singers Unlimited was an updated and expanded (via technology) version of Puerling’s previous group the Hi-Lo’s (which in a later edition also included Don Shelton as one of the four voices.) While Fischer probably wasn’t involved with “In Tune”, he did write instrumental arrangements for both groups and one of the Hi-Lo’s finest tracks is a Fischer piece called “Summer Sketch” from the “and all that jazz” album.
The Hi-Los And All That Jazz (1959) is an indispensable album, but Columbia Records dispensed with it. It has been out of the catalogue for more than 20 years, last reissued on CD—nearly in secret—in 1991 by the label’s Sony Music Special Products division. Amazon offers a few used copies for less than twenty bucks, but the album is rapidly disappearing. Marty Paich’s Dek-Tette accompanied the Hi-Los. The horn soloists were among the west coast’s major players; Jack Sheldon, Bud Shank, Herb Geller, Bill Perkins, Bob Enevoldsen and Vince DeRosa. Gene Puerling’s liner notes mention that he, Fischer and Marty Paich each wrote vocal arrangements for the date, although he doesn’t identify the arrangers track by track. “Summer Sketch” is almost certainly Fischer’s arrangement for the voices, and I have a hunch that “Then I’ll Be Tired of You” is, too. It seems to have his harmonic earmarks. This may be the definitive version of that great Arthur Schwartz song (lyrics by Yip Harburg). Sheldon demonstrates with his trumpet work on the bridge section of the final chorus that “just” playing the melody can be the most creative option for a soloist——if he has tone, phrasing and taste like Sheldon’s.