Life & Times of Destiny Quibble

Cynthia Haring & World Nation singers hosted a CD release party for The Life and Times of Destiny Quibble at 6 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2011, at the Lake House in Spring Hill, Florida.  The children, ages 5-19, and guest artists performed songs and dances for more than 100 people attending throughout the evening.  Among the songs performed were “Up on the Roof,” “So Much in Love,” and originals, “Don’t You Let Your Baby Down” and “The Calling.” 

Part of the show included solo songs performed by members of the group. Caitlin Matthews sang “Sukiyaki,” a classic love song in Japanese.  Crimson Leavitt played guitar and sang two of her originals, “The Right Road” and “I Can Breathe.” Samantha Gee sang two classics, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Orange Colored Sky.”

The Destiny Quibble CD is a 29-year retrospective collection that includes 16 originals, two cover songs, and three “environments.”  Some of the compositions hail from early recordings and multimedia shows in Chicago, 1982-1988, when Cynthia Haring performed in the Chicago club and college circuit under the name of Destiny Quibble. Other songs come from her World Nation children’s performance groups in Iowa-Illinois, Arizona, and Florida.  The two cover songs that appear on the Quibble collection – “Up on the Roof,” written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, and “So Much in Love,” a Doo Wop classic – are also featured on upcoming CD collections, “Cruisin’ in My Wagon” A Journey through Doo Wop, Pop and Swing” and “Walking in a Memory: A Collection of Nostalgia Songs.”

One of Haring’s main collaborators, Katia Valdeos, assisted on production of the Tampa recording sessions at Morrisound.  “It is exciting to see how the kids learn a song, really polish it, and then go into the studio to record,” says Valdeos.  “Even more amazing is the process that leads to the final mixed song that appears on a recording.  No one can imagine the time, costs, care and attention to detail needed to produce one song, let alone a whole CD.”