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Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
05/28/18 at 16:00:13
 
In a similar vein to Lonís acoustic guitar Iíd like start a thread about vocal harmonies. There are some duets that come to mind for me. †Lyle Lovett and Rickie Lee Jones, †North Dakota on the Joshua Judges Ruth, †Patty Griffith and Emmylou Harris, Trapeze on Children Running Through. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Soulís Chapel album and of last but not least Crosby Stills & Nash with and without Young.í

If you have a band or song that have outstanding sounding vocal harmonies please share. †Iíve never listened to Choral music but only because Iíd never know where to start. †Iím open to all genres from the band HoneyHoney to Ray Charles.

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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
Reply #1 - 05/28/18 at 16:14:00
 
My favorite: Marvin Gaye's multi-tracked harmonies, his own voices supporting his own voice. And probably my favorite example is the album
"What's Going On."
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Reply #2 - 05/28/18 at 16:17:12
 
Thanks I have that. †:) †It's next in the Que sorry queue. Ain't english grand.  Actually I think that I'm going to cue up the next album so cue is right.  (according to the internet so must be true)
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Reply #3 - 05/29/18 at 14:21:27
 
Also these other two of my three favorite Marvin Gaye albums feature his great harmonizing with himself. Gaye was a real talent, and he started out in doo-wop bands and knew multi-part harmonies very well, and with his vocal skill and studio skill was able to reinvent that aesthetic and craft with just his own voice.



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Reply #4 - 06/02/18 at 01:16:01
 


I forgot to mention...

The Beatles
Abby Road
What was I thinking
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Reply #5 - 06/05/18 at 18:24:39
 
Album: Grievous Angel
Gram Parsons Emmylou Harris

Love Hurts
In My Hour of Darkness
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Reply #6 - 06/05/18 at 18:28:33
 
Glenn Miller?
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Reply #7 - 06/05/18 at 21:25:51
 
Sure but I was shooting for vocal harmonies

Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters cued up thanks to Spotify
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Reply #8 - 06/05/18 at 21:28:09
 
It's almost time for me to listen to the Boswell Sisters again. . . once a year or so I go through their recordings. They definitely had cool harmonizing and Connee was a great lead.
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Reply #9 - 06/05/18 at 23:21:37
 
Dana, no offense, but your animated avatar is obnoxious.  Can you have the same thing without the movement?
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Reply #10 - 06/06/18 at 06:18:00
 
Onnoxious was kinda the point😂. †It's not like I use smiley faces ...OH. †let me see if I can find something that is slightly less objectionable but still allows my avitar self to shine thru

But do you have any vocal harmonies I should hear?
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Reply #11 - 06/06/18 at 15:06:57
 
Thanks.  It was interfering with my ZEN!   Roll Eyes

Well, ... Mamas and Papas, of course.
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Reply #12 - 06/12/18 at 02:12:00
 


The kid will live and learn
as he watches his briges burn
from the point of no return

Steely Dan AJA is also up there.
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Reply #13 - 08/14/18 at 06:15:39
 
Does it count if you post to your own thread asking for suggestions?

Since nobody else wants to contribute...



Trio II
Studio album by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
Released      February 9, 1999
Recorded      1994
A gem of true artists with a synergy that transcends musical style.
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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
Reply #14 - 08/14/18 at 18:13:44
 
Then recently divorced from Steve Wonder, Syreeta Wright. Lots of Stevie on this one, which he produced. Best "talk box" harmonies ever!

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Reply #15 - 08/14/18 at 18:54:45
 
Paul Chambers "Bass on Top" Blue Note Japan SHM-CD

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Reply #16 - 08/14/18 at 19:34:09
 
Goro Ito and Jacques Morelenbaum "Rendez-Vous in Tokyo"





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Reply #17 - 08/14/18 at 22:46:12
 
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Reply #18 - 08/14/18 at 23:22:20
 
With Fripp as an added bonus:


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Reply #19 - 03/22/19 at 16:57:59
 



OK, I must have been living under a rock for most of my life.  Why is I've never heard of this album?
Either that or my tastes have matured and I can now appreciate true genius.

Awesome harmonies, textures and musicality.
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Reply #20 - 03/22/19 at 18:14:36
 
Who knew Art Blakey was known for vocal harmonies.  I'll have to try to find this one.

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Reply #21 - 03/22/19 at 18:25:44
 
Sorry, wrong thread. . . I don't actively seek out superlative vocal harmonies, didn't mean to place it in this thread. I'll relocate it.
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Reply #22 - 03/22/19 at 18:28:46
 
No worries I thought I was missing something.  The possibilities are awesome.
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Reply #23 - 03/22/19 at 18:57:18
 
Okay, your search continues. No vocals on the Blakey. Some nice ensemble horn playing.
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Reply #24 - 04/10/19 at 00:28:54
 
For cutting harmonies I would recommend Dailey and Vincent. Their album, Singing From The Heart is amazing and sharp. Then try The Fairfield Four for even more incredible harmonies. None better.
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Reply #25 - 04/10/19 at 19:02:45
 
That's what I'm talking about!

Have you heard Mountain Man
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