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Darren J. Ray

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Gold - Break Away (vocals only) (The Beach Boys - 1969/unreleased)
It looks like we have a bootleg bolting into the play-offs. Still, a wondrous sound, and fascinating to identify the individual lead vocals. It's Carl singing lead from 0:18 to 0:47, then it's Brian until the chorus, which is Al. Second verse is all Carl until Mike’s bit. On the alternate Hawthorne version (which Deb#1 used in Season IV), it's all Brian on the first verse….



Silver - Idris Strike Song (Chumbawamba - 2003)
I only knew them for that ‘it’s a whiskey drink’ rubbish. Hated it. This feels like I’m listening to the Carlton theme song, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, except I don’t barrack for Carlton. On second thoughts, it’s more like the old St Kilda song, based on ‘I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside’. I’m starting to like it more. Makes me want to join the union. Where do I sign? Reminds me of Karate Worm’s out of the box selections in his only week, back in Season II, before some unhelpful comments sent him packing, leaving us the poorer.

Bronze - Caravan of Love (live) (The Housemartins - circa 1986)
Guess you had to be there but glad I wasn’t.

Participant - The Bright Light of Glasgow (Celsi, Bragg & Maitland - 2017)
Speaking of which. Not sure how an impromptu live recording in an art gallery of a song none of us knew is supposed to challenge ‘Break Away’. Quaint but I preferred ‘Kooks’.

Your weeks always stretch my grey matter, Paul. You should host more. 

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I liked this song when it came out when I was a kid.  When I hit adulthood, I thought it was dumb and cheesy.   Now, I love it, and it's become one of my theme songs for this summer

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djr - i only realised the clip wasn't the 'official'
after i'd sorted the selections.
time was when this board wouldn't even allow one to type the word
'legofboot'.
thanks for the comparison.

ah, kds, that insidious 'don't worry, be happy...',
it sneaks into the synapses and sits there, does it not!
i disposed of that as one of the 4 choices.
too,too awkward to admit liking it.
too, too catchy...

the one bobby mcf example i'd've picked is this
- a mind-and-voice-freeing little exploration of the pentatonic scale,
from the ted site:



david w  - thanks for reminding me of that collaboration.
trio bulgarka by themselves,v might've, in retrospect,
fared better than current opposition.
but, so would might a squad of tuvan throat singers...
(1st 3 minutes of the ted  clip)



i sidestepped including some ridiculously bonkers but brilliant björk
but, should'v.

and, even i wouldn't inflict this on you:

oops, i just did...



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Quote:
Originally Posted by paul g adsett
djr - i only realised the clip wasn't the 'official'
after i'd sorted the selections.
time was when this board wouldn't even allow one to type the word
'legofboot'.
thanks for the comparison.

ah, kds, that insidious 'don't worry, be happy...',
it sneaks into the synapses and sits there, does it not!
i disposed of that as one of the 4 choices.
too,too awkward to admit liking it.
too, too catchy...




Yep, the older I get the more willing I am to accept my love of 80s cheese.  
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Larry Franz

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A capella versions of the Fleetwoods' two big hits (both #1 in the US and Canada in 1959) and another one I think is extraordinarily good.

"Mr. Blue"


"Come Softly To Me" 


"Unchained Melody" (not a single)



Plus OT: Not a cappella. So shoot me! Bwahahaha!

"Tragedy" (top 10, 1961)


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  hey, thanks for the Kate Bush with Trio Bulgarka, David W!   She really looks like Mary Steinbergen huh?
and I love the Fleetwoods so much I have several of their albums even non-greatest hits ones.

sorry, I have not had time to vote yet, maybe tomorrow.   Larry: did you ever hear the Rubinoo's
a cappella "Heroes & Villains"?   respectable!    
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Larry Franz

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Don't think I ever did. Great album title: "Crimes Against Music"

The Rubinoos, "Heroes and Villains"


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Who elses week would you hear Tuvan throat singing and Punk Inuit ?
Trouble is the latter could open the doors to a Yoko "song" !
Interesting how those chaps got to sound like a didgeridoo on the first track .
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Pentatonix are an acapella group well known for their incredible covers.   Here's a Daft Punk medley.



And a Fleet Foxes cover, "White Winter Hymnal".


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The description on YouTube says this is missing the "music". Not quite. 

This is special: The Miracles, "Ooo Baby Baby" without instruments.


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A cappella is always one of the highlights of a BW/BB show for me..and, well, music in general really.

GOLD  Breakaway.  Stunning track.

Quote:
. It's Carl singing lead from 0:18 to 0:47, then it's Brian until the chorus


O.M.G it is too.

and what's that at 2:14? "Take em right back"?

Moving on...

SILVER Idris Strike Song
BRONZE Bright Light of Glasgow
TIN  Housemartins.  It's okay but compared to the above, very ordinary - "4th best". 

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very nice competition with beautiful songs.  When I read 'Going to the Chapel', I think of a cappella singing, because well, my church like Jim Bouton said in 'Ball 4', believed they were the only ones going to heaven, since we followed the Bible the closest, such as never having a piano or any instrument while singing praises because we were 'making melody in our hearts'.   So, a cappella, at the chapel you see. 

But back on planet earth:

1.  'Breakaway' of course is a very great song  (is that a cigarette lighter clicking near the end?). 
2. 'Idris Strike Song' by Chumbawamba   (gotta elevate this one for the lyrics)
3. 'Caravan of Love' by The Housemartins (love the falsetto near the end!) and
4. 'Bright Light of Glasgow' by Celsi, Bragg, and Maitland
  (good tune, but they needed to rehearse their lines a few more times before rolling tape)

GREAT 'Ooh, Baby Baby' Larry!  dare I say it?  'Hats off to YOU'...

if anyone liked Larry's link to the Rubinoos version of 'Heroes', they did a similar take on the
Lou Christie tune "Rhapsody in the Rain".  


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sir paul,

Tough one, and too tough to sort.  BUT a clear Gold

Gold - to Break Away, which to me, is a breakaway song.  It kind of was the end of the older Beach Boy sound but clearly heading toward Sunflower. It's a beauty, any way that it is played.

Then a complete three-way tie where I just can't sort them: Fatboy Housemartin to Chumba and I'm CERTAINLY not voting against Nelson and Anni here.  ALL vocally stylized well enough but you went right into the Beach Boy wheelhouse, the incredible vocal arrangements of Brian Wilson and beautiful voices of the Beach Boys STILL in their prime.

Some WITH instruments and some not>

Following up David with Kate:


Some Anni and Nelson (with instruments)

Is Rockapella still doing it?

Greatness:


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GREAT 'Ooh, Baby Baby' Larry! 

Yes, isn't that beautiful? I bumped into it last night and have played it several times since. Now we just need to officially change the title from "Ooo Baby Baby" to "Ooh Baby Baby" (which I also thought it was) and it will be perfect.

Not from Brooklyn or The Bronx: The Nutmegs, from New Haven, Connecticut, which is further up I-95 (it's 68 miles from the Bronx Zoo to Yale). 

"Hello"


"I Fell In Love" 



Re: "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times". Definitely greatness.

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Okay Larry, 

Keeping the New Haven sound going  (for the Nutmeg State - Connecticut). Fred Paris and Bill Baker and the Five Satin's - also New Haven. 

Chordettes  from Sheboygan (NOT CT):

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