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      Are there any a cappella tunes on this album?


      >From: mantran@yahoogroups.com
      >Reply-To: mantran@yahoogroups.com
      >To: mantran@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [ManTran] Digest Number 1492
      >Date: 1 Oct 2004 19:15:14 -0000
      >
      >
      >There are 3 messages in this issue.
      >
      >Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. My initial two cents on Vibrate . . .
      > From: "Springer,James C." <james.springer@...>
      > 2. RE: My initial two cents on Vibrate . . .
      > From: "Springer,James C." <james.springer@...>
      > 3. RE: My initial two cents on Vibrate . . .
      > From: "Brian Raiche" <braiche@...>
      >
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      >Message: 1
      > Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 15:23:47 -0500
      > From: "Springer,James C." <james.springer@...>
      >Subject: My initial two cents on Vibrate . . .
      >
      >
      >All,
      >
      >Seeing as there hasn't been any real feedback yet (baring Russ' short
      >take with a more complete one to come) I figured I throw out an opening
      >volley and see if a discussion opens up on the new album. Like Russ,
      >let me note I've barely gotten through two playbacks of the album and my
      >opinion is still forming.
      >
      >With that said, I'll note a personal bias for preferring albums that are
      >concept/themed. However even with that bias, I've got to say I like this
      >recording as a whole ... maybe better than I expected I would. Also, I'm
      >just giving initial thoughts on these tunes and not giving a thesis on
      >each piece. Given the talented number of singers on this list, I'll
      >leave you all to hash this out in "musical" depth.
      >
      >Here are my initial (light) thoughts:
      >
      >Walkin' in N.Y. - I really like this tune; some nice harmony and a
      >great way to open this album. This one just leaves me with a feel.
      >
      >Greek Song - For all the talk about Rufus' Vibrate, frankly, I enjoy
      >this tune and Alan's lead on it much better than the titular song.
      >
      >Vibrate - Sorry folks, can't say why but this song just doesn't do it
      >for me. And though the Britney Spears reference is cute in reference to
      >getting "up there," I, however, find it annoying. Hey, there's no
      >accounting for taste :) It's funny the first time though . . . sort of.
      >
      >The New JuJu Man - Arguable, for me, the biggest surprise on the album.
      >I didn't know what to expect by Cheryl just does a knock-out horn on
      >this. Sold!!! Really stunned me the first time.
      >
      >Doodlin' - Great remake on LHR's classic. Can't say it supersedes it,
      >but a perfect piece for the group. Nice solos from all. My first listen
      >I was a little disappointed, but upon my second pass realized it was
      >very good. I think the first time around I was still overwhelmed by Tutu
      >and wasn't really "hearing" it :)
      >
      >The Twelfth - This one, IMHO, sounds like something that would have
      >easily fit on Offbeat of Avenues. It has that feel for me. Much like
      >Doodlin', I liked it better on my second listen but unlike Doodlin', not
      >one of my favs.
      >
      >First Ascent - Don't really "get" this one (or is that "get into" this
      >one.) Maybe I'll like it better after a few more goes, but right now it
      >just doesn't do anything for me. Kudos though for the effort
      >(experimentation) though.
      >
      >Core of Sound (Modinha) - If I felt the Twelfth harked of Offbeat,
      >certainly this tune harks back to Brasil. I like this tune, especially
      >given my personal bias towards bossa nova and the group's own Brasil
      >outing.
      >
      >Feel Flows - I know I like it, just can't remember it enough though to
      >say anything useful ...
      >
      >Embraceable You - What can I say? I love this tune and specifically the
      >group's harmonizing on it. I've wanted a recorded version of this since
      >I first heard them sing it on a Disney (channel) live performance way
      >back circa '87 or '88. My only fault with it is that (and it could just
      >be my nostalgia) the Turtle Island String Quartet turned in a much
      >better string performance (from the above mentioned show.)
      >
      >Come Softly To Me/I Met Him On A Monday - I smell "classic" doo-wop for
      >the group on this one. And though I prefer the group on "jazzier"
      >entries, this is just a wonderful doo-wop piece from them. It's among
      >one of my favs from this album.
      >
      >
      >Bottom-line, as I mentioned earlier, I like it. We have all those things
      >that make the group so wonderful; Vocalese (Doodlin', Tutu,) pop/jazz
      >(Walkin' in N.Y.), Brazilian (Modinha), doo-wop (Come Softly To Me),
      >standards/harmonizing (Embraceable You,) etc.
      >
      >As I was compiling this e-mail I now know why there hasn't been much
      >feedback yet. I realized as I was entering the tracks that I barely know
      >them enough (in context of the group's performance) to say anything more
      >than some superficial comments. But I figured, hey, at least it's a
      >start :)
      >
      >Take care all.
      >
      >Jim
      >
      >
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      >Message: 2
      > Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 15:31:18 -0500
      > From: "Springer,James C." <james.springer@...>
      >Subject: RE: My initial two cents on Vibrate . . .
      >
      >
      >I apologize in advance for some, er, grammatical slip-ups. That's what I
      >get for not proof-reading. For example, "This one just leaves me with a
      >feel." ... Hmmmmm, that would be a "good feel." I noticed I messed up
      >some grammer/syntax elsewhere too, oh well.
      >
      >Jim
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      >Message: 3
      > Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 20:42:07 -0400
      > From: "Brian Raiche" <braiche@...>
      >Subject: RE: My initial two cents on Vibrate . . .
      >
      >I have been listening as well....
      >Some real surprises on the album! Shades of the past and a look forward as
      >well. I look forward to everyone's comments!!
      >-brian
      >
      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: Springer,James C. [mailto:james.springer@...]
      >Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 4:24 PM
      >To: mantran@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [ManTran] My initial two cents on Vibrate . . .
      >
      >
      >
      >All,
      >
      >
      >Seeing as there hasn't been any real feedback yet (baring Russ' short take
      >with a more complete one to come) I figured I throw out an opening volley
      >and see if a discussion opens up on the new album. Like Russ, let me note
      >I've barely gotten through two playbacks of the album and my opinion is
      >still forming.
      >
      >
      >With that said, I'll note a personal bias for preferring albums that are
      >concept/themed. However even with that bias, I've got to say I like this
      >recording as a whole ... maybe better than I expected I would. Also, I'm
      >just giving initial thoughts on these tunes and not giving a thesis on each
      >piece. Given the talented number of singers on this list, I'll leave you
      >all
      >to hash this out in "musical" depth.
      >
      >
      >Here are my initial (light) thoughts:
      >
      >
      >Walkin' in N.Y. - I really like this tune; some nice harmony and a great
      >way to open this album. This one just leaves me with a feel.
      >
      >
      >Greek Song - For all the talk about Rufus' Vibrate, frankly, I enjoy this
      >tune and Alan's lead on it much better than the titular song.
      >
      >
      >Vibrate - Sorry folks, can't say why but this song just doesn't do it for
      >me. And though the Britney Spears reference is cute in reference to getting
      >"up there," I, however, find it annoying. Hey, there's no accounting for
      >taste :) It's funny the first time though . . . sort of.
      >
      >
      >The New JuJu Man - Arguable, for me, the biggest surprise on the album. I
      >didn't know what to expect by Cheryl just does a knock-out horn on this.
      >Sold!!! Really stunned me the first time.
      >
      >
      >Doodlin' - Great remake on LHR's classic. Can't say it supersedes it, but a
      >perfect piece for the group. Nice solos from all. My first listen I was a
      >little disappointed, but upon my second pass realized it was very good. I
      >think the first time around I was still overwhelmed by Tutu and wasn't
      >really "hearing" it :)
      >
      >
      >
      >The Twelfth - This one, IMHO, sounds like something that would have easily
      >fit on Offbeat of Avenues. It has that feel for me. Much like Doodlin', I
      >liked it better on my second listen but unlike Doodlin', not one of my
      >favs.
      >
      >
      >First Ascent - Don't really "get" this one (or is that "get into" this
      >one.) Maybe I'll like it better after a few more goes, but right now it
      >just
      >doesn't do anything for me. Kudos though for the effort
      >(experimentation) though.
      >
      >
      >Core of Sound (Modinha) - If I felt the Twelfth harked of Offbeat,
      >certainly
      >this tune harks back to Brasil. I like this tune, especially given my
      >personal bias towards bossa nova and the group's own Brasil outing.
      >
      >
      >Feel Flows - I know I like it, just can't remember it enough though to say
      >anything useful ...
      >
      >
      >Embraceable You - What can I say? I love this tune and specifically the
      >group's harmonizing on it. I've wanted a recorded version of this since I
      >first heard them sing it on a Disney (channel) live performance way back
      >circa '87 or '88. My only fault with it is that (and it could just be my
      >nostalgia) the Turtle Island String Quartet turned in a much better string
      >performance (from the above mentioned show.)
      >
      >
      >Come Softly To Me/I Met Him On A Monday - I smell "classic" doo-wop for the
      >group on this one. And though I prefer the group on "jazzier" entries, this
      >is just a wonderful doo-wop piece from them. It's among one of my favs from
      >this album.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >Bottom-line, as I mentioned earlier, I like it. We have all those things
      >that make the group so wonderful; Vocalese (Doodlin', Tutu,) pop/jazz
      >(Walkin' in N.Y.), Brazilian (Modinha), doo-wop (Come Softly To Me),
      >standards/harmonizing (Embraceable You,) etc.
      >
      >
      >As I was compiling this e-mail I now know why there hasn't been much
      >feedback yet. I realized as I was entering the tracks that I barely know
      >them enough (in context of the group's performance) to say anything more
      >than some superficial comments. But I figured, hey, at least it's a start
      >:)
      >
      >
      >Take care all.
      >
      >
      >Jim
      >
      >
      >
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        > From: Nathaniel Adams [mailto:NathanielAdams006@...]
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        > Are there any a cappella tunes on this album?

        No.

        Jim

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