Although the GW Troubadours are known for their a capella prowess and the Harlem Globetrotters for their basketball abilities, the two came together to celebrate in a way that has never happened before in the 89-year history of the Globetrotters. On March 11, the Globetrotters announced that the Troubadours would be honored with a “Trotter Tribute,” which the Globetrotters usually bestow upon stellar athletes who are as adept at their sport as the Globetrotters are at their basketball.
However, it’s easy to notice that the Troubadours are not affiliated with sports in any way. In fact, the Troubadours are the first non-sports-related recipients of the award. They are receiving the award for their irresistible rendition of the Globetrotters’ catchy whistling theme song, “Sweet Georgia Brown,” which they recorded and posted on YouTube to welcome the Globetrotters to Washington, D.C. for their three games in the district over March 13 and 14.
Globetrotter Big Easy Lofton was seemingly in awe of the Troubs’ rendition, saying, “The next time we take the court, I’m sure we’ll have the GW Troubadours’ version of ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ stuck in our heads. What a welcome into the nation’s capital.”
The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/DWlpbs95VcE