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Do It A Cappella (1990 Television Show) Soundtrack
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Produced by Spike Lee the Do It A Cappella special showcased a number of modern and traditional A Cappella groups first in local settings (subways and bathrooms and such) where there was a natural echo, and then the same groups in an organized show at a music hall.
The most experienced of the performers, the Persuasions, with three tracks on the soundtrack, steal the show. You can really hear true pasion for their music in Looking for an Echo and display that they are masters of their craft with Pass on the Love. But the younger Mint Julips bring a fresh voice to A Cappella while showing clear influence from music greats like Jackie Wilson with their cover of Higher and Higher. And their finally team up with Lady Smith Black Mombaso teaming to sing the Lion Sleeps tonight is pure magic. Not to be overlooked in the recording sessions is capturing two great tracks from Rockappella while they were at their best, representing the best of purly new school A Cappella.
Fifteen years ago this show introduced me to a rich musical form and tradition, and showed there was still life in the medium. And fifteen years later this soundtrack still holds as one of my favorite albums. It is a great overall sampler for anyone to get introduced into A Cappella music and still acts as a great compilation of talent for those already familiar.
From this review, maybe a year after posting this, someone with the vhs let me buy their copy and also sent it over with it burned on a dvd. So yay. amazon hooked me up with this one. I'm pleased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
GREAT MOVIE IF YOU LOVE A CAPPELLA. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DVDPublished on July 17, 2014 by BENJAMIN F HARRIS JR
Have purchased several times as I have moved from device to device over the years. I find it a bit uneven in terms of the style & quality of the a capella groups featured. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by L. Webb
Loved the performances by Rockapella and True Image. Under the Boardwalk is spectacular! Performances by Take 6 (jazz), the Mint Juleps (all female), Ladysmith Black Mambazo... Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by Dennis
after 2 songs you've heard enough it all sounds the same. Many of the songs are remakes, no originality it starts to grate on your nervesPublished on December 13, 2013 by Angela McFadden
I first saw this show in 1991. I loved it so much I bought the soundtrack but lost it a while back. I decided to repurchase it and the music is just as good as I remembered it to... Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by Teri
this was a gift for my wife and thank god it was not vinyl as she would have worn it out by nowPublished on May 24, 2013 by Walter R Mondor