Meddie 70s and 80s

Over the next twenty years, through the eighties, the Meddiebempsters produced no fewer than twelve albums, archiving nearly eighty songs on a combination of vinyl and cassette. Yet among them all, to Meddiebempsters and their fans no song is more dear than “Mood Indigo.” The Duke Ellington tune was performed first in 1937 and is still sung by today’s Meddiebempsters.

These decades of group history have been described as some of fierce camaraderie. As the group enlarged from its fixed number and split from the College Glee club, the slightly larger group of singers held tightly to one another, honoring old songs and ushering in newer, shorter-lived tunes in an era when modern pop a cappella received an explosion of popularity.

90s ‘Bempsters