Music: Jabberwocky with a Beat

I'm gonna pack my suitcase

Pack

You should be movin'

Pack

You need some groovin'

Pack

The blues have done their bit, yeah!

This jabberwockian fantasy is not the handiwork of a beat generation poet, but the nightly stock in trade of the nation's slickest new vocal group—the Lambert, Hendricks and Ross trio. In Los Angeles' Crescendo Club last week, the three performers triple-tongued their way through these lines (to Everyday) and half a dozen other numbers. What they were up to was a startling vocal and verbal imitation of instrumental jazz, particularly the big-band style of the 1930s. The whisky drinkers, like the trio's record fans, dug...

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