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Dana
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Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
05/28/18 at 16:00:13
 
In a similar vein to Lon’s acoustic guitar I’d 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 Soul’s Chapel album and of last but not least Crosby Stills & Nash with and without Young.’

If you have a band or song that have outstanding sounding vocal harmonies please share.  I’ve never listened to Choral music but only because I’d never know where to start.  I’m open to all genres from the band HoneyHoney to Ray Charles.

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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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
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Released      February 9, 1999
Recorded      1994
A gem of true artists with a synergy that transcends musical style.
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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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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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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
Reply #15 - 08/14/18 at 18:54:45
 
Paul Chambers "Bass on Top" Blue Note Japan SHM-CD

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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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Re: Songs or Bands With Superlative Harmonies
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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Tom Waits:
And the newspapers were fooling,
And the ash-trays have retired
'Cause the piano has been drinking,
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking,
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me
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Reply #26 - 09/02/21 at 14:46:32
 
Try Aztec Two-Step.
Self titled album.
Great harmony and guitar playing.
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Reply #27 - 09/07/21 at 22:54:50
 
The Thorns S/T Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins and Pete Droge did a one-off with really decent songs. Stupendous Harmonies, well recorded. Seems like they're living their influences/ paying homage to  CSNY, Eagles, Tom Petty.

There's a deluxe version - disc 1 = album proper, disc 2 = same songs w/ just acoustic. Kind of a master class in when and how to orchestrate a barer boned song. As an armchair producer myself, I enjoy it immensely.
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Reply #28 - 09/08/21 at 00:09:04
 
The last disc to listen to on this first time through the UHQCD set from Japan--disc 1 because I am going backwards this time.

Lee Morgan "Complete Live at the Lighthouse 1970" Blue Note Japan UHQCD box set, disc 1
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Reply #29 - 09/08/21 at 15:09:22
 
The Beatles cited this as the inspiration for “Because” on Abbey Road. The harmonies are pretty lush:
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Reply #30 - 09/08/21 at 15:51:19
 
Also, these guys. There's a reason they were Vocal Group of the Year over and over in the 80s.
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Reply #31 - 09/11/21 at 22:47:09
 
And these guys, too:
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Reply #32 - 09/11/21 at 23:07:26
 
I'm a big fan of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross and the Blue Stars (Parisian band of the 'fifties and 'sixties.)
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