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Underground Gourmet


A CAPELLA SOUL: Darryl Offley, Robert Lucas, Lamont Baker, Gerard Giddiens, and Tom Grunder (bass). “I haven’t punched a clock in twelve years,” says Offley―though they are out six days a week, “for three or four hours, depending on our voices and the people. We need good vibes.”
SOUND: A heavenly blend of soul, Motown, doo-wop.
BEST OF THE SUBWAY: “We were singing on the train and a gentleman offered us 100 bucks each to serenade her. On the way to her office, he picked up some champagne. He called her from the lobby, and when the elevator doors opened on her floor, we started singing,” says Offley. “The first song…was it “Stand by Me?’” asks Baker. “Yeah. And the second was ‘Blame It on the Alcohol,’ says Offley. “It worked!”

Listen: "I Wish It Would Rain"

Acapella Soul, "I Wish It Would Rain"

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