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Naturally 7: A full-band beatbox

ナチュラリー7:7人のビートボックス

February 4, 2009

独自のスタイルを持ったR&Bグループのナチュラリー7が、ビートボックスでオーケストラ並みの楽器のグルーヴをパフォーマンスします。曲は"Fly Baby"です。

Naturally 7 - A capella ensemble
The group Naturally 7 practices vocal play -- the art of using the human voice to mimic instruments. It's as if a beatboxing troupe decided they could "-box" a whole orchestra: flute, horns, drums, guitar -- building a vocal wall of sound. Full bio

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♫ I think I'm ready to do my thing ♫
そろそろ始めようか
01:22
♫ I think I'm ready to take my chances ♫
やっと俺の出番が回ってきたようだ
01:24
♫ I've been dining out and all stressed out ♫
今まで運が悪かったから
01:27
♫ Due to the circumstances. See? ♫
疲れ切ってしまった だろう?
01:29
♫ I gotta get up, get up, get up, get up ♫
でも 起き上がって 動き出さなきゃ
01:32
♫ Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up ♫
さあ しっかりと目を覚まそう
01:38
♫ I see what you're saying ♫
そうだ その通りだ
01:43
♫ We sent a demo to the world, they said it sounds like Take 6 ♫
デモテープが Take 6 に似ていると言われたから
01:45
♫ I said "Hold on, wait a minute, I'll be back with the remix" ♫
「リミックスして来る」と言ったのに
01:47
♫ They looking at us funny, we can't make any money ♫
奴らがまともに取り合わないから 俺達には金が入らなかった
01:50
♫ It took us years to figure out that we was dealing with dummies ♫
仕方のないヤツを相手にしていると気づくのに 数年かかった
01:52
♫ They didn't understand the sound from the Bronx, that's the boogie down ♫
連中はブロンクスのブギダウンを理解してなかったのさ
01:54
♫ to Huntsville, Alabama, there's no circles in my planner, so ♫
だからアラバマのハンツヴィルへ行って
01:57
♫ It was time to make the product, so we hooked up with Townsend ♫
制作をするために タウンゼンドと手を組んだ
02:00
♫ Made a deal with John Neal, on the road sold ten thousand ♫
ジョン ニールと契約したら ツアーで1万枚も売れた
02:02
♫ WBA, that means a trip to Nashville ♫
ナッシュヴィルのWBAに行くと
02:05
♫ Festplatte showed up and said them boys are naturals ♫
Festplatte関係者が来て 俺達を天才だと言った
02:07
♫ Can you hear what they were hearing? See what they were seeing? ♫
俺達は耳も目も 研ぎ澄まされているってことさ
02:10
♫ From Bronx to Berlin, we took the tour European ♫
ブロンクスからベルリンへ ヨーロッパをツアー
02:12
♫ All vocal yeah, we widit, call the album "What is it?" ♫
声だけの音楽で "What is it?"ってアルバムを出した
02:15
♫ With Sarah Connor, set the goal for number one and we hit it ♫
サラ・コナーと共演したら 見事に1位に輝いた
02:17
♫ But now it's Kev, Sim, Drew, Stew, time for a new day ♫
Kev Sim Drew Stewを迎え ここから新しく始まりだ
02:19
♫ Ring the alarm, hit 'em on Skype or a two-way ♫
Skypeかtwo wayでみんなに知らせよう
02:22
♫ Sung by the words, we ready to fly! ♫
そうだ 声を上げて飛び立つ時だ
02:25
♫ Fly baby! Time to leave that nest ♫
さあ 飛ぼう!巣立ちの時
02:28
♫ Fly baby! This ain't no time to rest ♫
さあ 飛ぼう! 休む時間は無い
02:30
♫ Come on fly baby, we got work to do ♫
さあ 飛ぼう! やらなきゃいけないことがある
02:32
♫ Here we go, spread my wings and ... ♫
行こう 翼を広げて...
02:35
♫ Fly baby! Time to leave that nest ♫
慣れ親しんだ場所を後にしたら
02:37
♫ Fly baby! This ain't no time to rest. Come on ♫
飛び続けるんだ!立ち止まっている暇はない
02:40
♫ Fly baby! We got work to do ♫
成功を目指すなら!することはたくさんある
02:43
♫ Here we go. Spread my wings and fly. One more time ♫
その才能を思う存分発揮するんだ
02:45
♫ Fly baby! Time to leave that nest ♫
一歩を踏み出して!新しい場所を目指そう
02:50
♫ Fly baby! This ain't no time to rest ♫
大空へ舞い上がったら!羽ばたき続けるんだ
02:52
♫ Fly baby! We got work to do ♫
今がチャンス!これを逃すなよ
02:55
♫ Here we go, spread my wings and ... ♫
俺達の実力を見せてやろう...
02:57
♫ Fly baby! Fly baby fly ♫
さあ 飛ぼう! 飛び立つんだ
03:00
♫ Fly baby! Fly baby high ♫
さあ 飛ぼう! 高く高く
03:03
♫ Fly baby! Up to the sky ♫
舞い上がろう! 大空のかなたまで
03:05
♫ Spread my wings and fly ♫
翼を広げて飛び立つんだ
03:08
Instrumental!
インストゥルメンタル!
03:11
♫ We're ready to fly! ♫
さあ飛び立つ時だ!
03:31
(Applause)
(拍手)
03:34
Thank you very much.
ありがとう
03:45
(Applause)
(拍手)
03:47
Translator:Keisuke Kusunoki
Reviewer:Chieko Tamakawa

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Naturally 7 - A capella ensemble
The group Naturally 7 practices vocal play -- the art of using the human voice to mimic instruments. It's as if a beatboxing troupe decided they could "-box" a whole orchestra: flute, horns, drums, guitar -- building a vocal wall of sound.

Why you should listen

The men of Naturally 7 can sing like a dream. But what you might not expect from this vocal group is what else they do -- their voices contain multitudes of instruments, from a glorious trumpet to a full drum kit (with a side of turntables). They call it "vocal play" -- the art of creating instrumental music with the human voice. It's an evolutionary step beyond beatboxing, which is a solo pursuit -- these seven musicians are a tight orchestra.

Naturally 7's sonic range is clear even by reading the member lineup: Roger "N'glish" Thomas is a baritone and rapper; Rod Eldridge handles tenor, trumpet and scratching; Warren Thomas brings percussion, guitar and a third tenor. Baritone Dwight Stewart; tenors Jamal Reed and Garfield Buckley (who also plays harmonica); and bass Armand Hutton round out the group.

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