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Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: steve...
Date: July 04, 2014 07:27PM
This must be one of the best renditions ever done (1983 NBA All-Star Game).

Marvin Gaye sings the National Anthem




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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: July 04, 2014 07:55PM
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steve...
This must be one of the best renditions ever done (1983 NBA All-Star Game).

Marvin Gaye sings the National Anthem

Thank you for this. I had never heard it before.

The tune started out as an English Gentlemen's Club drinking song. Key, while being most graciously imprisoned, came up with a few new lyrics. He must have heard the music somewhere...

Some have described this National Anthem as the most difficult to carry off, because of the pitch changes.

Well, what isn't difficult, isn't worth taking Pride in.

Eustace
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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 04, 2014 08:10PM
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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 04, 2014 09:12PM
Good but I still prefer Whitney Houston at the 1991 Superbowl. I just prefer a stronger rendition than Gaye delivers.

That being said, I think La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem, is the most rousing anthem ever -- Whether it is the one from Casablanca or Placido Domingo, it is incredibly stirring.

Russia has a good one also -- [www.youtube.com]. The music is the same as the former USSR, but the lyrics were changed.



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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 04, 2014 09:22PM
Nope, "stylized" versions of the National Anthem just doesn't do it for me. Give me well performed, standard singing every time. old fogey smiley
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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: flareslow
Date: July 04, 2014 09:46PM
Someone else may have posted this long ago, but it's still my favorite:

Classic National Athem
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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: wave rider
Date: July 04, 2014 10:05PM
I'd like to see a mashup Marvin Gaye/Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner.

I quite enjoy each individually.

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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: rob banzai
Date: July 04, 2014 10:39PM
Marvin's is my favorite, but I also like this one from the '91 All-Star Game: Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby



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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 05, 2014 08:14AM
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steve...
This must be one of the best renditions ever done (1983 NBA All-Star Game).

Marvin Gaye sings the National Anthem
Probably my favorite version too. We had Laker season seats that year and managed to get tickets to the All Star Game, so I actually saw that live. There was like a trillion billion jigawatts running through the place from the second he hit the first note. It just hit everybody at once, 'Oh damn. Marvin is about to light one off.' But really, it was Marvin. How could he have done it any other way? grinning smiley

Nike used it in a commercial promoting the 2008 men's Olympic basketball team.

I have nothing against more traditional renderings though. Whitney's 1991 performance is great, and the Forum, back in the Chick Hearn/Wilt Chamberlain/Jerry West days, once in a awhile used to use a local performer, Frank something or other, and he always rocked the house with a very traditional rendition (Sorry Frank, your last name is lost to the mists of time, and I'm not up to busting out my Yoda level google-fu quite this early in the morning).
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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: modelamac
Date: July 05, 2014 08:29AM
That is sad! Why don't people sing it the way it is written?



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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: rob banzai
Date: July 05, 2014 08:53AM
old fogey smiley



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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: graylocks
Date: July 05, 2014 08:53AM
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That is sad! Why don't people sing it the way it is written?

given the song's origin that would mean singing it while sitting on a barstool hoisting a stein of ale.

personally I like it when an artist gives a solid new take on an familiar tune. Gaye nailed it. i also admire a standard well delivered. Whitney Houston soared. there's room in my world for both.



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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: July 05, 2014 09:20AM
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graylocks
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modelamac
That is sad! Why don't people sing it the way it is written?

given the song's origin that would mean singing it while sitting on a barstool hoisting a stein of ale.

personally I like it when an artist gives a solid new take on an familiar tune. Gaye nailed it. i also admire a standard well delivered. Whitney Houston soared. there's room in my world for both.

Yup, you've got it, although "stein" would have sounded a little foreign back then, except to some Hessian ears

Let us not forget: This was not a Revolutionary War Song. It was composed during, and for, this little backwater of the much larger-in-scale 1812 war. That Napoleon guy's war.

And even the Barr version must be acknowledged, even if it was revolting, because, well...
Revolution.

Eustace
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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: Black
Date: July 05, 2014 03:04PM
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From the comments:
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I would say your view is kind of...well...communist, no? Everything has to be the same? No individuality?





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Re: Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 06, 2014 08:10AM
"stylized" versions of the National Anthem just doesn't do it for me. Give me well performed, standard singing every time.

Agreed.

I enjoy and appreciate individuality in many endeavors.

In some instances, I think stylization is distracting, annoying, gross, narcissistic, and inappropriate.

The national anthem is one of those instances.


From the comments:
kiva8224 hours ago

I would say your view is kind of...well...communist, no? Everything has to be the same? No individuality?


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