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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:29 PM
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Favorite Vocal Harmony Songs. Lead off with Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
My all-time favorite. Always get chills listening to this tune. Absolute magic.

http://youtu.be/J2T0RpkyqUU
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:47 PM
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1. I like Carry On/Questions better.
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:49 PM
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2. Yes, a very close second for me. Great song!
:thumbsup:
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:52 PM
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3. Not to get all TMI, but my firstborn loved this song in utero. Kicked to it every time, and after
he was born, I would sing it as a lullaby. Very fun.

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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:13 PM
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4. The Weight
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:09 PM
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5. Cathy's Clown
So awesome...and a terrific song to sing along to!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBvhYupmZFM
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:20 PM
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6. Also my favorite anti-war song -- by FAR:
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Moxy Fruvous "Gulf War Song":
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Y7HslyQXE
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:26 PM
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7. Steeleye Span- Orfeo/Nathan's Reel
Everly Brothers-Cryin' in the rain

Beatles-Because

Simon and Garfunkel- Only livin' boy in New York





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canoeist52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:39 PM
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8. Simon and Garfunlel's "Benedictus"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai3UhslbPOk

Could listen to this forever
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:52 PM
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9. The Angelic Gospel Choir w/ The Dixie Hummingbirds: One Day
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 07:09 PM by abq e streeter
Posted this on facebook earlier this afternoon with an Easter greeting to my Christian friends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPnv4cFRdxA
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:56 PM
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10. Allison Krauss Down in the River to Pray
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:57 PM
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11. And any one of dozens by The Beachboys, including of course, Surfer Girl
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 07:12 PM by abq e streeter
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:20 PM
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12. The Beatles-Tell Me Why
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:22 PM
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13. And where does one even start with The Temptations and The Miracles...
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:55 PM
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14. What does a vocal harmony song mean?
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 08:42 PM by RandomThoughts
I been listening to some Pink Floyd music lately.

I think they have good Harmony.

Another note on

Wish You Were Here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCQTr8ZYdhg

As posted before, I think that is a great Easter Morning song, sorta an Eater Egg, the story of them running into the tomb and seeing the body gone, and how many at some time or another have that same fear. I think the better spirit has always been here in many ways.

The comment Heroes for Ghosts, and Hot Ashes for trees, both fit in the difference of stone and wood craft, I would guess Floyd has a wood craft preference. Actually that is presumptuous, maybe they favored tree, but there songs have much stone in them also.

Although they say it both ways on the topics, one is tree for stone, the other stone for tree, so when you listen to it, is it saying, did you as in it is a bad thing, or did you as in it is something admired. Might even be a comment of both, I find that really interesting.


And a smile from a veil is really beautiful.



(Note I ignore whatever is said at 19 seconds, people been adding things to video clips to try and take away beauty of music, been happening for awhile, like the person that added to the beginning of Hero music video. Have to learn to know when something is to try to block the great stuff in things like stories and song.)



Got it now, found something new in that song just now.

Heroes for ghost, Crucifixion,
hot ashes for trees Resurrection.

That makes complete sense, tree to stone, then stone to tree.

Yea that's it alright, heaven from hell, blue skies from pain. That's Resurrection after Crucifixion.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:59 PM
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17. Totally awesome!!!!!!!!!
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 09:00 PM by RandomThoughts
"You think you can tell"

In the context 'You think you can tell the story, watch this'

Way to go Pink Floyd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:50 AM
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20. The Cage line is not a bad thing, some may not understand how that can be seen
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCQTr8ZYdhg


The phrase "did you exchange a walk on part in the war, for a lead role in a cage" is something else.

It is the hardship of making a difference, what Pink Floyd probably felt, as do many other people that try and are in the spot light, many are people that inspire me. I think it is about those that take some hardship to pull the world to better justice, people that make a stand when it is not easy.

In my view that is not saying that is a bad decision, but explaining the difference in situations. The why of some things. It also fits Easter story.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:07 PM
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24. Roger never made any bones about the fact
that he felt utterly imprisoned by the band's success after "Dark Side." He hated the fact that the band had to play football stadiums to faceless crowds who didn't get his points, the things that were expected of him by the suits both in terms of musically and businesswise, and the demands of stardom. He'd never wanted to be a "rock star" but rather a successful working musician with a non-mass audience.

It took him about twenty-five years to work through all of that. Fortunately he never became self-destructive and eventually embraced a style of performance presentation that he was comfortable with (i.e., no more football stadiums).

I saw The Wall 30th Anniversary tour last fall and the man I saw on stage was having fun, enjoying performing and seemed thoroughly at peace with himself and his legacy, which is a staggering one. Recent interviews I've heard confirm that. I suppose it's easier to mellow in one's late 60s (RW is now 67 IIRC) but he seems to be about as content as can be and proud of what he has accomplished in a remarkable artistic career. He has earned every bit of it.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:02 PM
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15.  CSN&Y were incredible with harmony...Mamas and Papas came close.
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:23 PM
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16. I cut my r'n'r teeth on Beatles Harmonies....
But nothing beats Queen. Even Freddie's over-the-top stuff on Day at the Races, and that ridiculous Bicycle song can't make me diss them. You Take my Breath Away just sends me!

Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zSzlT5zBXs&feature=play...
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:23 PM
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18. I hung around with a group of people in high school who played that song all the time. I hated
every moment of that time of my life. I can't stand that song.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:47 PM
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19. The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:06 PM
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30. I love that song.
So evocative.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 08:02 AM
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37. The whole "Bridge Over Troubled Water" album was great.
Their voices are very good together.
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:27 AM
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21. The Robbs-Race With The Wind
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:50 PM
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22. Any of those great Hollies and Beach Boys singles from the 1960s
with the stacked three/four/five part harmonies. Swoon.
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yankeepants Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:50 PM
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23. Aimee Pure Prarie league
I just heard it on the radio. I love that song.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:55 PM
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26. I was a big fan of Craig Fuller's work in Little Feat...
...hated to see him leave, but having him back in Pure Prairie League means he's still out there making music, so that's not such a bad thing.

:toast:
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:53 PM
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25. "Bad Sneakers" by Steely Dan...the BEST vocals of Michael McDonald's CAREER.
The Doobie Brothers stuff, for me, was too brittle, too crass, too desperate to be "hit singles." I liked him on "Takin' It To The Streets," his first album with the Doobies, and progressively less after that.

But his work on "Katy Lied?" Holy CRAP...especially his vocals on "Bad Sneakers"...

...his harmony with Donald Fagen is the stuff of legend:

Yes, I'm going insane
And I'm laughing at the frozen rain
And I'm so alone
Honey, when they gonna send me home?


There's a stupid, pointless intro on this YouTube clip...but it's the only one that's the "Katy Lied" original with the McDonald vocals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUO3sl7rNM4

:toast:
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:04 PM
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27. I pick..."See How We Are"..by X..
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:12 PM
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28. Southern Cross isn't bad either. n/t
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:39 PM
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29. Queen's delay vocal rounds on "The Prophet's song" (A Night at the Opera)
(not sure what the exact term for it is)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbuHnRuRtEY&feature=rela...

I always liked this better than Bohemian Rhapsody.

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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:09 PM
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31. Oh, Good one! I'd forgotten about that song.
And some of the earlier recordings post Sea of Rhye and pre BoRap. I know music is subjective but I have no problem declaring that Freddie had the best voice of anyone in the business. I love "Days of our Lives" but watching the vid where he was wasting away is really difficult. Always makes me cry.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:50 PM
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32. With only 18 Grammy nominations and 10 wins, the group Take 6.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 10:52 PM by kwassa
all acapella, all the time.

medley of hits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkL3nBCpoCo

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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:45 AM
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33. Sound Of Silence -- Simon and Garfunkel.
Check out the single note harmony (0:12 to 0:24, 0:47 to 0:59, etc) that lasts juuuust a little too long, creating an exquisite tension.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgbBLKet14E

Beautiful, baby, Beautiful.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 11:56 PM
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34. Attics of My Life, by the Grateful Dead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f7RqEsydYY

Though I could also go with Uncle John's Band, or Brokedown Palace, or any other of a dozen or so Dead songs from that era :)
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 12:38 AM
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35. CSNY "Country Girl"
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 07:51 AM
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36. CSN&Y are the best, but Three Dog Night had some incredible harmony also.
The ending of "One Man Band" can give you shivers.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 09:19 AM
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38. Almost anything by Queen
Freddy Mercury was a great vocalist but I think it was the perfection of his meshing with the other vocals in the band that really made them great.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 02:58 PM
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39. Emmet Spiceland- The Bells of Shandon
If anyone can find it for me I would be very greatful-
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 03:12 PM
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40. Find the cost of Freedom
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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 06:43 PM
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41. So many listed here are great - here's my favorite (L. Cohen)
"If It Be Your Will" performed by the Webb Sisters with Lenny's spoken opening:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJRKg07W1zU
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 09:28 AM
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42. Willin
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 09:38 AM
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43. Geez! How could I forget!
Because -- The Beatles

Beatles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWlLPJG9Cvg

Those crazy kids from Across The Universe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wmKXQP_3zM
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 01:17 PM
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44. Lady of the Lake- Rick Wakeman
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 01:58 PM
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45. California Dreamin'
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