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Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:27 am

A breathtaking a cappella (vocal only) isolated version, of the '73 Marvin classic [taken from the bonus section of the superb DVD, Marvin Gaye - The Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981].
It's so good you can hear every nuance, murmur and breath [and tape punch-in!] imaginable.

File under stunning.

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Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:48 am

That's just AWESOME!

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:54 pm

JimmyCool do you do acapellas please post some so we can hear!

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:00 pm

elvisalisellers wrote:A breathtaking a cappella (vocal only) isolated version, of the '73 Marvin classic [taken from the bonus section of the superb DVD, Marvin Gaye - The Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981].
It's so good you can hear every nuance, murmur and breath [and tape punch-in!] imaginable.

File under stunning.

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An a cappella performance would suggest that Gaye had no vocal accompaniment and sang that, perfectly in tune and time on his own with no help. This is not an a capella performance, it is simply an isolated vocal track, which is something very different.

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:09 pm

poormadpeter wrote:An a cappella performance would suggest that Gaye had no vocal accompaniment and sang that, perfectly in tune and time on his own with no help. This is not an a capella performance, it is simply an isolated vocal track, which is something very different.

It can mean either:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_cappella
A cappella can also describe the practice of using just the vocal track(s) from a multitrack, instrumental recording to be remixed or put onto vinyl records for DJs. Artists sometimes release the vocal tracks of their popular songs so that fans can remix them. One such example is the a cappella release of Jay-Z's Black Album, which Danger Mouse mixed with The Beatles' White Album to create The Grey Album.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j& ... de-uWzii6g

That said, thanks for your contribution - it was immeasurable.

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:07 pm

promiseland wrote:JimmyCool do you do acapellas please post some so we can hear!

I don't want to compete with fg76 :(

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:34 pm

elvisalisellers wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:An a cappella performance would suggest that Gaye had no vocal accompaniment and sang that, perfectly in tune and time on his own with no help. This is not an a capella performance, it is simply an isolated vocal track, which is something very different.

It can mean either:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_cappella
A cappella can also describe the practice of using just the vocal track(s) from a multitrack, instrumental recording to be remixed or put onto vinyl records for DJs. Artists sometimes release the vocal tracks of their popular songs so that fans can remix them. One such example is the a cappella release of Jay-Z's Black Album, which Danger Mouse mixed with The Beatles' White Album to create The Grey Album.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j& ... de-uWzii6g

That said, thanks for your contribution - it was immeasurable.


Well, I don;t think Marvin Gaye was the modern interpretation of the term DJ. In musical terms, a cappella refers to no instrumental accompaniment, not having that accompaniment subdued.

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:44 pm

poormadpeter wrote:
elvisalisellers wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:An a cappella performance would suggest that Gaye had no vocal accompaniment and sang that, perfectly in tune and time on his own with no help. This is not an a capella performance, it is simply an isolated vocal track, which is something very different.

It can mean either:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_cappella
A cappella can also describe the practice of using just the vocal track(s) from a multitrack, instrumental recording to be remixed or put onto vinyl records for DJs. Artists sometimes release the vocal tracks of their popular songs so that fans can remix them. One such example is the a cappella release of Jay-Z's Black Album, which Danger Mouse mixed with The Beatles' White Album to create The Grey Album.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j& ... de-uWzii6g

That said, thanks for your contribution - it was immeasurable.


Well, I don;t think Marvin Gaye was the modern interpretation of the term DJ. In musical terms, a cappella refers to no instrumental accompaniment, not having that accompaniment subdued.

Are you serious?

It's immaterial on whether an a cappella remix is prepared for use by a DJ or not! It's still considered "a cappella" - regardless of how it was actually recorded originally.

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:57 pm

I'm very serious. A capella in the true sense of the term is the art form of singing without any accompaniment. The term has been around for hundreds of years. If DJs want to steal the term from classical music, that's fine, but they are lying to themselves if they believe that removing instruments from a recording after the fact is a capella singing. It is not, it is simply providing us with the voice track. Nothing more, nothing less. And there is a huge difference between a voice track that was originally accompanied being "breathtaking" and "nuanced" and a true a cappella performance being the same as it didn't have the accompaniment in the first place to keep the voices in time or tune. You believe the bastardised version of the term if you like. I'll stick with the Oxford English Dictionary definition:

adjective & adverb

(with reference to choral music) sung without instrumental accompaniment: [as adjective]: an a cappella Mass [as adverb]: the consorts usually perform a cappella.

One quick search of google shows that the term used by djs is not "a cappella" but "acappella", all one word (not one solitary listing under google of "a cappella" when tied to the term dj) - which shows that those stripping the vocals of instrumental tracks know that what they are doing is not "a cappella". Instead they have changed the term slightly in order to give it their own meaning. Lesson to learn: never trust wikipedia articles, especially one that gives you information which is not referenced.

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:28 am

And one quick search of Google shows that the term variation "acappella" has been around for half a century [there were doo-wop albums released in the early 1960's called "The Best of Acappella"].

Lesson to learn: research properly prior to spouting such gibberish.

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:11 am

elvisalisellers wrote:And one quick search of Google shows that the term variation "acappella" has been around for half a century [there were doo-wop albums released in the early 1960's called "The Best of Acappella"].

Lesson to learn: research properly prior to spouting such gibberish.


a few misspellings over the years is neither here nor there. the fact is that the djs quite clearly make a distinction between what they are doing and what the term means in its true definition. Misspellings aside, all of those doo-wop albums use the term in its original definition not the bastardised version. one can only assume you have little or no knowledge of italian musical terms, what they mean and where they come from. But then ignorance and talking out of backsides seems particularly rife on these boards at the moment.

Re: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (a cappella)

Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:51 am

poormadpeter wrote:
elvisalisellers wrote:And one quick search of Google shows that the term variation "acappella" has been around for half a century [there were doo-wop albums released in the early 1960's called "The Best of Acappella"].

Lesson to learn: research properly prior to spouting such gibberish.


a few misspellings over the years is neither here nor there. the fact is that the djs quite clearly make a distinction between what they are doing and what the term means in its true definition. Misspellings aside, all of those doo-wop albums use the term in its original definition not the bastardised version. one can only assume you have little or no knowledge of italian musical terms, what they mean and where they come from. But then ignorance and talking out of backsides seems particularly rife on these boards at the moment.

You tried your best initially to be a smart ass, but in the process have only highlighted how antiquated you are.

Face it, you'd never heard the term in the modern practice before and have been digging a hole for yourself ever since.


P.S. In future, think twice before hijacking any of my threads with your delusions of self-importance. Thanks!