Hot Air Buffoons
- Tenor: Denny Price
- Lead: Mark Lang
- Bari: Harry Haflett
- Bass: Randy "Beef" Baughman
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The Hot Air Buffoons completed their first recording "Will Sing 4 Food" in 2006.
"Will Sing 4 Food" is a creative collaboration from all members of the quartet. There are plenty of fun things and funny things in this recording (other than the tuning, that is).. The songs on the recording are:
Sittin' On Top of the World (arr. Rob Hopkins)
Last Night Was the End of the World (arr. SPEBSQSA)
Crash Test Dummies (arr. Dennis Driscoll)
Dummy Mummy (arr. Tom Gentry)
Food Jive (arr. Ed Waesche & Don Gray)
Mistakes (arr. Roy Keys)
Yes Sir, That's Godzilla (arr. Jack Baird) From the First Hello to the Last Goodbye (arr. Lou Perry)
Let's Get a Plate From Them All (arr. Rob Hopkins)
South Rampart Street Buffet (arr. David Wright)
What'll I Do? (arr. Ed Waesche)
Shine on Me (arr. SPEBSQSA)
Chewing Gum (arr. Randy Baughman)
This recording is available through the Harmony Marketplace and a-cappella.com
Randy "Beef" Baughman sings the bass part and was born in Dover, Ohio at the delicate size of 4lbs, 8ozs. He has since put on weight and moved to Bowling Green, Ohio where he resides with his wife, Janine, and son, William. In real life, Randy teaches music at Whitmer High School in Toledo. His first a capella singing group was Melvin and the Nuclear Turnips while in high school. In college, Richard Mathey and the University Men's Chorus introduced Randy to barbershop music. He also performed two summers in a barbershop quartet at Cedar Point Amusement Park. Competition soon beckoned, and Randy's first quartet, the Varsity Lettermen, placed in the top ten their first time out! They would place no higher. His second quartet, the Varsity Lettermen (it was easier to get three new guys than a new name), placed third in their first competition! They would place no higher. Realizing that competition just wasn't working out, Randy joined a group called Yesteryear in 1985 just to have fun. They won the District competition in 1993 and went on to win the International competition in 1997. They would place no higher. Since Yesteryear retired in 2000, Randy joined up with the Hot Air Buffoons, just to have fun.
Harry Haflett sings the baritone part. Harry resides in Euclid Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Harry works nights and has a degree in Music Education. Harry is a second-generation barbershopper and has been a member of the Society since 1983. Harry Haflett harbors hopes of hopping happily on horses hooves, however, hardly has it happened.
Mark Lang sings the lead part and is the least experienced barbershopper of the group. He is also the youngest, the shortest, the most handsome, the one with the lowest golf handicap, the one with the least amount of mental illness, and the one with the youngest kids. He has a beautiful wife, Pam, of just over 15 years (that's 15 years of marriage not 15 years of age) and 2 children, Alyssa (12) and Jonathan (10), both of which love to sing (barbershop none-the-less). Mark lives in Cortland, Ohio where he works as a nurse anesthetist. He says this is where he gets his "sick" sense of humor. His hobbies include anything his wife tells him to do. Aside from his hobbies, he is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but don't hold that against him because he can still admit it in public (humiliation enough).
Denny Price sings the tenor part. Denny is a registered massotherapist (I guess you could say he gets paid to rub people the right way). He lives with his wife, Margie, who also sings in a Sweet Adeline's quartet and The Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus, which Denny directs. He has attained the distinction of Master Director with this chorus as well. In his spare time he also directs the Penn-Ohio Singers, a mens barbershop group in Sharon, PA near where he lives. He has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and various animals of all shapes and sizes. Denny is considered the outsider of the quartet because he resides in West Middlesex, PA. He is the only grandfather in the quartet.
- Barbershop Music Database: Contest scoring history