“Drummer Boy”
The Disciple Travelers
Independent (release date: October 1, 2022)

By Robert M. Marovich

Look out, Pentatonix—the Disciple Travelers gospel quartet performs a spectacular percussive a cappella version of “Drummer Boy.”

In many respects, the track is reminiscent of the Drifters’ “White Christmas,” in that it is a doo-wop take on a beloved holiday song with the bass voice playing a conspicuous role, albeit here as a beat boxer. Like the Mills Brothers, the quartet, formed in 1982, emulates the sound of instruments to lay the foundation for the harmonies. A fun take on a fun song.

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.