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Old 02-22-2009, 11:12 PM
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Default Vocal Harmonies!!!!

I sometimes get side tracked from drumming and fantasise about being a singer. I'm craving vocal harmonies at the moment.

Can anyone recommend some good vocal harmony listening??? I'm looking for ideas for a side project. I'm open minded to any ideas and am willing to take influence from any era (be it contempory or ancient), style (folk/jazz/world music.)

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Old 02-22-2009, 11:42 PM
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Try Iron Maiden

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Old 02-22-2009, 11:48 PM
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Lol, not an obvious choice but I suppose they're in there. Beach Boys would be a natural starting point, lest you wish to enter in to the murky world of the barbershop quartet...
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:48 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J0O8wTzvIc

B e a utiful!!!!! song. We played a concert band version of this piece at our area all state concert. My god, its so powerful. The harmonies are amazing!!!!!!! especially the ending. However, one needs patience to listen to this type of stuff.

On another note, try to get a hold of a recording by the a capella group "Take 6." They do a little something with a song called "seven steps to heaven." Sooooo good. The bass singers actually sound like bass guitars. really good stuff.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: Vocal Harmonies!!!!

Thanks for these replies. Not spent a great deal of time listening to Iron Maiden so im going to look into it. I lve the beach boys already - apparently there is a version of pet sounds without any instrumentation on it.

These are interesting suggestions - keep them coming!
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:32 PM
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Jimmy Eat World usually have some nice harmonies going on
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:34 PM
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Listen to the BeeG's or Queen.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:36 PM
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Ralph Vaughan Williams Mass. Just do it. I listened to the Halle Choir (my girlfriend is in the choir) perform this a couple of weeks ago and it blew my mind.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:22 AM
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The beatles are the first pop band that come into my mind. Also, every single choir in the world.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:51 AM
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Queen
Boys To Men
Backstreet Boys _ Sorry
98 Degrees
Lady Smith Black Mambazo
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:19 AM
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[quote=GRUNTERSDAD;544667]Queen
Boys To Men
Backstreet Boys _ Sorry
98 Degrees
Lady Smith Black Mambazo[/QUOTE

check out simple plan. live stuff and the new album
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:09 AM
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You should check out A Perfect Circle, their vocalist is pretty great. He's now become a somewhat arrogant person though, rather hate him, I miss the old Maynard, back when he didnt seem to give a crap. Also check out the bands Incubus and The Mars Volta (But only their first album though; "De-loused in the Comatorium") TMV's vocalist is quite amazing, especially in that album too.
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Def Leppard. They pull them off live too.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:57 AM
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I sometimes get side tracked from drumming and fantasise about being a singer. I'm craving vocal harmonies at the moment.
Can anyone recommend some good vocal harmony listening???Thanks
Ryan
We play some Boston & some Foreigner oldies.
They sound good......but took some work from us to get good vocals.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:16 PM
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Styx always had great vocal harmonies and could pull them off live. The Temptations, Isley Brothers, Those 70's guys groups: Four Tops, O'jays, Chi Lites, Commodores, Earth Wind and Fire, all those great doo wop groups from the late 50s early 60s: Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters, Little Anthony, Crosby Still and Nash, The Eagles, Ricky Skaggs or any blue grass. I forgot The Mamas and the Papas.
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The Good Old War!

They also play as Anthony Green's backing band if you're familiar with his work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9b6T...eature=related
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:39 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1GPT...rom=PL&index=2

If you watc Scrubs, you'll freak when you see this. But really, they're actually really impressive. Check out some of their other stuff. I bought their CD.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:28 AM
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Default Re: Vocal Harmonies!!!!

I'm going to second the Beach Boys and The Beatles. There is also a version of Pet Sounds that includes all of the tracking. The Making of Pet Sounds. It is really cool to hear those songs being built. It may be helpful to you to hear how he adds harmonies as he goes along in the recording process. And as for the Jimmy Eat World post, you can't go wrong with their album Clarity.

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:16 PM
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Default Re: Vocal Harmonies!!!!

Sweet had amazing harmonies and guitarist Andy Scott hits some high notes that are not natural for most men. KISS always had good harmonies too. I've always liked bands where all the members sing.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:46 PM
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For vocal harmonies, try Stryper.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:59 PM
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Check:
Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin.
Rob Halford - Judas Priest.
Ian Gillan - Deep Purple.
Ian Astbury - The Cult.
Freddy Mercury - Queen.
Jon Anderson - Yes.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:17 PM
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Or try Rockapella. You know, the ones who sang Carmen Sandiego? And they did a sweet a capella rendition of the Folger's jingle.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:43 PM
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The Bare Naked Ladies have got some amazing harmonies too.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:32 PM
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