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Yellow Belly Acapelly

The Villan 10 Apr 04 - 10:11 AM
Uncle_DaveO 10 Apr 04 - 10:36 AM
Sooz 10 Apr 04 - 01:15 PM
fat B****rd 10 Apr 04 - 02:19 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 10 Apr 04 - 02:27 PM
Sooz 10 Apr 04 - 02:30 PM
GUEST,The sexy, sultry one. 10 Apr 04 - 02:34 PM
Sooz 10 Apr 04 - 02:39 PM
Strollin' Johnny 10 Apr 04 - 03:29 PM
The Villan 10 Apr 04 - 05:01 PM
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Subject: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: The Villan
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 10:11 AM

Yellow Belly Acapelly are a new group who are going to impose their wicked will at the Market Rasen Folk Club on April 23rd. They had better be good or I will be reporting them to Breezy and El Greko, so that they can be added to their black list.

Yellow Belly. Where does it originate from?

Why Acapely? Cause it rhymes.

This snippet does seem a bit like one of the trio!
Singing without instruments comes in many shapes and sizes. One of the attractions for artists is the nearly unlimited pallet the voice provides. The same singer can sound sultry and sexy one minute, cold and machine-like the next, then change to a trumpet, and morph again to a soft harmonic background "ooooh."


What do they do?

I have borrowed the following from the following website.
http://www.a-cappella.com/misc/acappella.php

A Cappella? Acappella? A Capela?
A CAPPELLA, ACAPPELLA, ACAPELLA,
A CAPELLA, ACAPELA OR A CAPELA?
The phrase a cappella is among the most butchered and misunderstood musical terms. The predominant, and most "correct" spelling, is ...
a cappella - two words, two "p's," two "l's."
singing without instruments
A Cappella, A Picky Definition
Musicologists have fun debating the extent to which a cappella, "in the style of the chapel," can include instrumental accompaniment. Some argue that early sacred a cappella performances would sometimes include instruments that double a human voice part. So, the correct definition of a cappella should be something like "singing without independent instrumental accompaniment."
At Mainely A Cappella, we are trying to popularize this style of music, so we like to keep it simple.
a cappella - two words, two "p's," two "l's."
singing without instruments
Those of you who are serious singers may say, "my voice is my instrument!" True. But will the general public understand the meaning of "singing without other instruments?" Or the more cumbersome, "singing without non-vocal instruments?"
A Capella?
Some musical dictionaries indicate the Italian a cappella is preferred over the Latin a capella (one "p") yet both are technically correct. Why do those dictionaries muddy the waters with two spellings?
The phrase was first used in Italian Catholic churches, where Latin was the language for sacred text. Thus, the Latin spelling for 'in the style of the chapel' - a capella - has some historical basis. However, most other musical terms - forte, accelerando, and many others - are Italian in origin. Since the Italian spelling is more consistent with other musical terms, it has been used more frequently.
Given the difficulty of spelling our favorite style of music, we'd like to endorse the simplicity of a single spelling:
a cappella - two words, two "p's," two "l's."
singing without instruments
Acappella
Joining the two Italian words together to make Acappella is a popular variation in the U.S. For many streetcorner singing fans, Acappella means unaccompanied singing of '50s (and early '60s) songs. There were a series of recordings released in the early 1960's of Mid-Atlantic unaccompanied doo-wop groups called "The Best of Acappella." The liner notes on the first LP noted that Acappella means "singing without music." In this matter we do tend towards being picky - instruments do not alone music make! A cappella (or Acappella) singers make music while they are ...
singing without instruments
A more recent, second meaning of Acappella has emerged. The Contemporary Christian group Acappella is the first formed by prolific songwriter Keith Lancaster. In the early 1990's he added Acappella Vocal Band (now mostly known as AVB) and "Acappella: The Series" which uses studio singers (plus lots of electronic help) to perform songs around specific themes. All of these efforts are now combined in The Acappella Company. The good news is they have sold millions of recordings and have contributed greatly to the awareness of a cappella. The bad news is they have popularized a spelling variation, and through the heavy use of electronically manipulated voice (which can sound like any other synthesized instrument) have chipped away at the idea of ...
singing without instruments
There's now a third meaning that has emerged on urban music singles - voices without instrument tracks. There are often remixes of the song labeled acappella (or some variation, rarely the traditional spelling). Even on largely rap songs, an acappella mix will stand on its own. It's not really singing, but it's acappella!
A Capela
This spelling is totally wrong, and yet has been used by those who should know better. The most prominent occurrence is on the re-release of first album by the Singers Unlimited. Originally titled "Try to Remember," this very popular collection of vocal jazz arrangements by Gene Puerling has no doubt led some to misspell, or at least question the correct spelling of ...
a cappella - two words, two "p's," two "l's."
singing without instruments
(As an afterthought on this observation - in languages besides English a cappella is correctly spelled differently. The Singers Unlimited recordings were made in Germany - if anyone knows how it's spelled in that country, let me know!)
Occapella
The Manhattan Transfer sang a song with this title on their debut, eponymous album. Ironically, the whole song is accompanied, as are most of the songs by this group, so one can only guess at the intended meaning. The lyrics "Everything's gonna be mellow, Listen while we sing it occapella" precede a refrain of scat-like harmony (with the band receding into the background but still audible).
Also ironically, The Manhattan Transfer are often the group music lovers think of when they hear the phrase "a cappella." Many people associate "close harmony" with "a cappella," which certainly makes a great deal of sense. Popular 20th Century and 21st Century a cappella is characterized by extensive use of close harmony - when voices separated by small intervals (seconds, thirds, fourths) sing the same rhythm and words. The Manhattan Transfer sing great close harmony, but most of it includes instrumental accompaniment. Only a handful of their dozens of songs are performed a cappella.
Oxapello? (yech!)
The Blenders open their second album "From the Mouth" with a shtick-filled song by this title. On this brief cut, the group is trying to discuss their new recording with an unenlightened agent, who keeps referring to the style of "Oxapello." Hopefully the next time you run into someone similarly confused, you'll remember to politely tell them:
a cappella - two words, two "p's," two "l's."
singing without instruments
A Cappello
On the Coats' second album, "Your Joy," one of the fun originals is "A Cappello Blues." The phrase is sung straight (that is, pronounced incorrectly) until the final chorus, when a hesitating voice-over says "uh, isn't it, a cappella, with an "a"?" By now, hopefully, you've got the correct spelling emblazed in your brain.

Why "Mainely" A Cappella?
Singing without instruments comes in many shapes and sizes. One of the attractions for artists is the nearly unlimited pallet the voice provides. The same singer can sound sultry and sexy one minute, cold and machine-like the next, then change to a trumpet, and morph again to a soft harmonic background "ooooh."
In short, a cappella enables "out of the box" music - art that defies singular categorization.
It's not surprising, then, that the artists who create breathtaking, out-of-the-box a cappella performances sometimes want to add instruments. The vocal pallet does have some limitations, after all. We endorse artistic creativity, and so we include recordings that include accompanied songs along with a cappella performances.
Another issue debated among purists is whether a cappella allows for percussion accompaniment. While we think the Nylons, Acappella and others should be allowed to describe themselves as "singing without instruments" without saying "but with a drum track," our "mainly" moniker allows us to step aside and let customers decide.
Of course, it's not always the artists that choose to add instruments. Recording industry executives by and large don't appreciate the marketing potential of a cappella beyond the token ballad cover. So, many groups performing luscious close harmony capable of standing on its own are told by their record labels in no uncertain terms that the recordings will include instruments. Still, the music is appreciated by the same fans who love pure a cappella ...


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 10:36 AM

My understanding (yes, I know, I have been wrong once or twice in my life!) is that "a cappella" is a CHORAL style, and should not be used to refer to a single voice line. That's "unaccompanied".

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Sooz
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 01:15 PM

They made an appearance at Lincoln Folk Club last night. Not sure which one was sexy and sultry though.


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: fat B****rd
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 02:19 PM

Regarding "Yellow Belly". I was once told by some North Lincolnshire country person that it was to do with a sort of orange/yellow heather that left sheeps bellies stained when they wandered over it.
Someone with a greater knowledge of this sort of thing will maybe enlighten us further.

All the best from fB (formerly a Meggie)


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 02:27 PM

Yellow-belly has more than one connotation.
Yellor-belly, English- applied to people of the fens, who were said to have yellow bellies, like their eels, or like frogs. 1787

yellow belly- applied to soldiers of the Mexican Army. 1842 (doubtfully the earliest usage- long usage for both cowardice and jealousy).
yellow belly- a coward
yellow belly- a frog. A tortoise. A bird. Etc.

a cappella- from Italian, chapel. Also alla capella or a capella (spelling also accepted in the OED) Nowadays applied to unacompanied choral voices (Uncle DaveO, your usages are the accepted ones).


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Sooz
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 02:30 PM

The Acapellies are definitely cowards!


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: GUEST,The sexy, sultry one.
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 02:34 PM

It was quite obvious to whom the description of sexy and sultry was referring. You have only to look and listen to understand why. If you attend the Market Rasen folk evening on 23.04.04. you will be perfectly aware that this group is excellent, brimming with talent, youth and enthusiasm. We are Yellow Belly Acapelly because we are from Lincolnshire (Lincolnshire people are described as yellow bellies because of an old Lincolnshire military uniform which had a yellow front),and we are singing in harmony without the aid of any other instruments.


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Sooz
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 02:39 PM

And without a safety net!

Lots of explanations for the term Licolnshire Yellowbelly here


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 03:29 PM

And sometimes without harmony!

Villan - praise before experiencing performance can be a dangerous thing! YBA currently have three songs only - sounds like a short spot!

Johnny (The short, fat, bald, ugly one with a gob like Morton Gap!)
:0) :0)


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: The Villan
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 05:01 PM

I had only planned 2 songs. I am not that daft. If the audience stay in their seats, I might let you do the third :-) Oh and by the way, no putting glue on the seats just to keep them in their seats.


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: The Villan
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 05:12 PM

Yellow Belly from my understanding is as follows:-

The soldiers from Lincolnshire wore Blue and white tunics.
They were stuck in a field, fighting for many days and trapped by the opposition.
Nobody had taught these soldiers about always peeing downwind.
Instead they peed straight into the wind and after many days of battle, were seen to be running away.
The white had turned to yellow due to the wee splattering back onto the white parts of their tunics, which happened to cover their bellies.
Somebody seeing them fleeing said "here come the yellow bellies".

Since then all people from Lincolnshire have learnt to pee downwind from a very early age.


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: The Villan
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 05:14 PM

Unfortunately, Strollin' Johnny was never taught to pee down wind. :-)


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 03:36 AM

Villan, I'm a Tall-Ship sailor of more years than I care to remember (true - not a joke, ask your bro). I do everything downwind.
Johnny :0)


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 04:36 AM

I will therefore withdraw my comment about you. You obviously have been well taught. :-)


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Gwed
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 05:00 AM

Hi. I've just joined the ranks of those who have nothing better to do with their time than to write silly messages to one another--are the timings of these messages really correct? 4.36 a.m.???? unbelievable-- you lot really must suffer from bad bouts of indigestion or have much to feel guilty about to be up and about at that ungodly hour.Everyone knows that canaries are yellow, but that does not make them cowardly or incontinent. Canaries are blessed with beautiful voices and their singing delights anyone who listens. Let's face it-- some of us are born to be canaries whilst others are destined for ever to remain crows.


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Sooz
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 05:23 AM

Eastern Standard Time Gwed - add 5 hours for GMT!


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 06:03 AM

Sooz, are you a canary or a crow? LOL


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Sooz
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 06:20 AM

Well - I nearly always wear black.........


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Gwed
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 06:20 AM

Fanks Sooz. Eye reelized this.Eye aint fik. Eye woz teeched bye gud owd yella belly teechas oo new wot thay wear dooin.
It was still very early for a Sunday morning, especially for those who are on holiday from their "proper jobs".


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 10:14 AM

Gwed you reprobate! You know I'm often up and about at that 4:30 am, whether it's a 'proper job' day or not!
Johnny :0)


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 11:00 AM

I take it that makes you a canary then Sooz :-)

Didn't Johnny Cash wear black?


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Subject: RE: Yellow Belly Acapelly
From: GUEST,Lancs man
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 06:35 PM

Learn your history please!

Why liken people from lincs to cowards or frogs?

Look into the history when Bristh Army was formed.


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