Harmony (past, present, and future)

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    To add a  few more songs with great harmony

    Temptations - My Girl

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1x7Yy9CXI

    The Four Tops - Reach out (I'll be there)

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

    The Chi-Lites - Have you seen her?

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6g7CliF98M

    Mamas and the Papas - Creque Alley

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5eo31F93wo

     

    DING DING DING DING !!!!

    Bonus Trivia Question:

    What is the name of the band that played on more number 1 hits than The Beatles,Rolling Stones ,Elvis and the Beach Boys combined? 

     
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    I Like the Christian Life - The Louvin Brothers

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

    Crying In the Rain - The Everly Brothers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caO4AO_g83E

    Keep On the Sunny Side - The Carter Family

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbmQQ4RfzVE

    Looking For An Echo - The Persuasions

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmqqFBMsKR4

     



    I figured you know a few.  :)

     

    BTW, the Persuasions reminded me that I failed to mention one of the best traditions in vocal harmony:   A capella.   I'm a big fan of modern a capella, especially performed by some of the new, as well as some of the venerable, college groups.    They are keeping the tradition alive, and doing it proud.  



    I love a capella and doo-wop. There is nothing more sublime than the human voice making beautiful music.

     
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    The Shape I'm In - The Band

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHCVTM6obmo

    It Makes No Difference - The Band

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-DY9n7_KFM

    Stormy Weather - The Spaniels

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY3pfW1SGBg

    At My Front Door - The El Dorados

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAP_z-kEhgk

     
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    Bonus Trivia Question:

    What is the name of the band that played on more number 1 hits than The Beatles,Rolling Stones ,Elvis and the Beach Boys combined? 

     




    Oh no....The Bee Gees?

     



    Fortunately not the Bee Gees.

     
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    I haven't heard the Everly Brothers type of harmonizing since they died...

     

     



    This begs the question if that style of harmony just isn't the trend any longer.   As you mentioned in another comment, over-dubbing took the recording industry by storm, and has no end in sight.   

     

    The article stressed the harmony omission in regard to the highly popular songs that seem to be making it to the top of the charts, and the more I think about it, and look at the current crop, it's hard to find evidence that refutes the claim.    



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    Yoga wrote "And it's too bad, because the absence of good harmony in vocals may be one of the reasons that much of the "current" music lacks a rich, enduring quality."

    The reason is that most - but not all - "current" music  is autotuned, over produced corporate music intended to generate $$$$$ NOT a rich and enduring quality....it's all about da $$$$$$ today! - IMHO

     
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    I Like the Christian Life - The Louvin Brothers

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

    Crying In the Rain - The Everly Brothers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caO4AO_g83E

    Keep On the Sunny Side - The Carter Family

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbmQQ4RfzVE

    Looking For An Echo - The Persuasions

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmqqFBMsKR4

     



    I figured you know a few.  :)

     

    BTW, the Persuasions reminded me that I failed to mention one of the best traditions in vocal harmony:   A capella.   I'm a big fan of modern a capella, especially performed by some of the new, as well as some of the venerable, college groups.    They are keeping the tradition alive, and doing it proud.  

     



    I love a capella and doo-wop. There is nothing more sublime than the human voice making beautiful music.

     



    The Funk Brothers

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

     
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    The Bee Gees did have some great harmonies on their early songs.

     
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    The Bee Gees did have some great harmonies on their early songs.

     




    Agree, their early stuff was good, and their later music wasn't all that bad.  i find it kind of funny that so many folks claim to hate the Bee Gee's when they have sold over 200 million albums Worldwide. Someone is lying.......Per Simon and Garfunkel, I also would put Sound of Silence, and Bookends up against almost anything the Beatles wrote (excluding Norwegian Wood). Those harmonies are magical, especially on America...

    As far as a band today with harmony. I'll go with the Corrs 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADgZ8rAgSHg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2fGHrh2qYE

     

     

     
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    Posts were removed from this thread?  Now I've seen everything.   There was nothing offensive in anything written here.   If posts are removed in a thread like this, you might as well shut down other forums altogether.   hahahah.   OH, I know -- someone probably caught up with PITA.   Don't ask.   

     
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    Per Simon and Garfunkel, I also would put Sound of Silence, and Bookends up against almost anything the Beatles wrote (excluding Norwegian Wood). Those harmonies are magical, especially on America...

    RE: S&G ... I was thinking that they have something in common with lots of other artists, and that's that some of their biggest hits were not among their best songs (hardly a negative, since "not the best" for them is still stellar song-writing by any measure).   They belong in the pantheon classic contemporary  folk/rock; look how gorgeously their music has held up.     Nice call on Norwegian Wood, too.   

     

     
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    Posts were removed from this thread?  Now I've seen everything.   There was nothing offensive in anything written here.   If posts are removed in a thread like this, you might as well shut down other forums altogether.   hahahah.   OH, I know -- someone probably caught up with PITA.   Don't ask.   



    They were removed because he was banned due to some sports conversations that the Mods felt were inappropriate. 

     
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    Bonus Trivia Question:

    What is the name of the band that played on more number 1 hits than The Beatles,Rolling Stones ,Elvis and the Beach Boys combined? 

     

    The answer is "The Funk Brothers".They were the house band for a lot of the Motown hits.They played on songs like:

    • "Please Mr. Postman" - The Marvelettes
    • "Fingertips Pt. 2" - Stevie Wonder
    • "My Guy" - Mary Wells
    • "Where Did Our Love Go" - The Supremes
    • "Baby Love" - The Supremes
    • "Come See About Me" - The Supremes
    • "My Girl" The Temptations
    • "Stop! In the Name of Love" The Supremes
    • "Back in My Arms Again" The Supremes
    • "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" - The Four Tops
    • "I Hear a Symphony" - The Supremes
    • "You Can't Hurry Love" - The Supremes
    • "Reach Out I'll Be There" - The Four Tops
    • "You Keep Me Hangin' On" - The Supremes
    • "The Happening" - The Supremes
    • "Love Child" - Diana Ross and the Supremes
    • "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
    • "I Can't Get Next to You" - The Temptations
    • "Someday We'll Be Together" - Diana Ross and the Supremes
    • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Diana Ross
    • "The Tears of a Clown" - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
    • "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" - The Temptations
    • "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - The Temptations
    • "Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight and the Pips
    • "Just a Little Misunderstanding" - The Contours
    • "Shop Around" - The Miracles
    • "Shotgun" - Junior Walker & the All Stars
    • "How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)" - Marvin Gaye
    • "The One Who Really Loves You" - Mary Wells
    • "The Way You Do The Things You Do" - The Temptations
    • "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
    • "(I'm A) Road Runner" - Junior Walker & the All Stars
    • "Ain't too Proud to Beg" - The Temptations
    • "I Wish It Would Rain" - The Temptations
    • "Reflections" - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    • "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" - Martha & the Vandellas
    • "Hitch Hike" - Marvin Gaye
    • "What's So Good About Goodbye" - The Miracles
    • "I Was Made To Love Her" - Stevie Wonder
    • "It's The Same Old Song" - The Four Tops
    • "You've Really Got A Hold on Me" - The Miracles
    • "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" - The Four Tops
    • "If I Were Your Woman" - Gladys Knight and the Pips
    • "Going To A Go-Go" - The Miracles
    • "Heaven Must Have Sent You" - The Elgins
    • "Dancing In The Street" - Martha & The Vandellas
    • "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Cloud Nine" - The Temptations
    • "What's Goin' On" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Do You Love Me" - The Contours
    • "Get Ready" - The Temptations
    • "Function At The Junction" - Shorty Long
    • "My World Is Empty Without You" - The Supremes
    • "The Tracks Of My Tears" - The Miracles
    • "Can I Get A Witness" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Nowhere To Run" - Martha & the Vandellas
    • "Here Comes The Judge" - Shorty Long
    • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" - Stevie Wonder
    • "Beachwood 4-5789" - The Marvelettes
    • "Bernadette" - The Four Tops
    • "Two Lovers" - Mary Wells
    • "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted" - Jimmy Ruffin
    • "My Cherie Amour" - Stevie Wonder
    • "I Second That Emotion" - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    • "(I Know) I'm Losing You" - The Temptations
    • "First I Look At The Purse" - The Contours
    • "Ooo Baby Baby" - The Miracles
    • "25 Miles" - Edwin Starr
    • "I'll Be Doggone" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Pride and Joy" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Ball Of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" - The Temptations
    • "It Takes Two" - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
    • "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)" - The Isley Brothers
    • "Uptight" - Stevie Wonder
    • "Devil With A Blue Dress On" - Shorty Long
    • "Jimmy Mack" - Martha & the Vandellas
    • "Since I Lost My Baby" - The Temptations
    • "War" - Edwin Starr
    • "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Don't Mess With Bill" - The Marvelettes
    • "You Beat Me To The Punch" Mary Wells
    • "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" - The Four Tops
    • "Mickey's Monkey" - The Miracles
    • "Ain't That Peculiar" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" - Stevie Wonder

     There's a great documentary called "Standing in the shadows of Motown" that has their story.

     
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    Posts were removed from this thread?  Now I've seen everything.   There was nothing offensive in anything written here.   If posts are removed in a thread like this, you might as well shut down other forums altogether.   hahahah.   OH, I know -- someone probably caught up with PITA.   Don't ask.   

     



    They were removed because he was banned due to some sports conversations that the Mods felt were inappropriate. 

     



    Really?   Again?   ... Smile ; too funny.    

    Too bad, because he makes decent contributions here (although I know he'll "rise from the ashes" and surface in no time flat, if he hasn't already).     

    I do think my post re: spelling out PITA did get removed, though.  :)   No worries.   ha.

     
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    "Too bad, because he makes decent contributions here (although I know he'll "rise from the ashes" and surface in no time flat, if he hasn't already)." 

     

    He should call himself Phoenix.

     
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    Never My Love - The Association

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQJi6_-PjHo

    In My Room - The Beach Boys

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE7ZrSjiRtw

     
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    Who got booted???

     

    Undecided

     
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    In response to mrmojo1120's comment:

    Bonus Trivia Question:

    What is the name of the band that played on more number 1 hits than The Beatles,Rolling Stones ,Elvis and the Beach Boys combined? 

     

    The answer is "The Funk Brothers".They were the house band for a lot of the Motown hits.They played on songs like:

    • "Please Mr. Postman" - The Marvelettes
    • "Fingertips Pt. 2" - Stevie Wonder
    • "My Guy" - Mary Wells
    • "Where Did Our Love Go" - The Supremes
    • "Baby Love" - The Supremes
    • "Come See About Me" - The Supremes
    • "My Girl" The Temptations
    • "Stop! In the Name of Love" The Supremes
    • "Back in My Arms Again" The Supremes
    • "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" - The Four Tops
    • "I Hear a Symphony" - The Supremes
    • "You Can't Hurry Love" - The Supremes
    • "Reach Out I'll Be There" - The Four Tops
    • "You Keep Me Hangin' On" - The Supremes
    • "The Happening" - The Supremes
    • "Love Child" - Diana Ross and the Supremes
    • "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
    • "I Can't Get Next to You" - The Temptations
    • "Someday We'll Be Together" - Diana Ross and the Supremes
    • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Diana Ross
    • "The Tears of a Clown" - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
    • "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" - The Temptations
    • "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - The Temptations
    • "Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight and the Pips
    • "Just a Little Misunderstanding" - The Contours
    • "Shop Around" - The Miracles
    • "Shotgun" - Junior Walker & the All Stars
    • "How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)" - Marvin Gaye
    • "The One Who Really Loves You" - Mary Wells
    • "The Way You Do The Things You Do" - The Temptations
    • "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
    • "(I'm A) Road Runner" - Junior Walker & the All Stars
    • "Ain't too Proud to Beg" - The Temptations
    • "I Wish It Would Rain" - The Temptations
    • "Reflections" - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    • "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" - Martha & the Vandellas
    • "Hitch Hike" - Marvin Gaye
    • "What's So Good About Goodbye" - The Miracles
    • "I Was Made To Love Her" - Stevie Wonder
    • "It's The Same Old Song" - The Four Tops
    • "You've Really Got A Hold on Me" - The Miracles
    • "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" - The Four Tops
    • "If I Were Your Woman" - Gladys Knight and the Pips
    • "Going To A Go-Go" - The Miracles
    • "Heaven Must Have Sent You" - The Elgins
    • "Dancing In The Street" - Martha & The Vandellas
    • "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Cloud Nine" - The Temptations
    • "What's Goin' On" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Do You Love Me" - The Contours
    • "Get Ready" - The Temptations
    • "Function At The Junction" - Shorty Long
    • "My World Is Empty Without You" - The Supremes
    • "The Tracks Of My Tears" - The Miracles
    • "Can I Get A Witness" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Nowhere To Run" - Martha & the Vandellas
    • "Here Comes The Judge" - Shorty Long
    • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" - Stevie Wonder
    • "Beachwood 4-5789" - The Marvelettes
    • "Bernadette" - The Four Tops
    • "Two Lovers" - Mary Wells
    • "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted" - Jimmy Ruffin
    • "My Cherie Amour" - Stevie Wonder
    • "I Second That Emotion" - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    • "(I Know) I'm Losing You" - The Temptations
    • "First I Look At The Purse" - The Contours
    • "Ooo Baby Baby" - The Miracles
    • "25 Miles" - Edwin Starr
    • "I'll Be Doggone" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Pride and Joy" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Ball Of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" - The Temptations
    • "It Takes Two" - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
    • "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)" - The Isley Brothers
    • "Uptight" - Stevie Wonder
    • "Devil With A Blue Dress On" - Shorty Long
    • "Jimmy Mack" - Martha & the Vandellas
    • "Since I Lost My Baby" - The Temptations
    • "War" - Edwin Starr
    • "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Don't Mess With Bill" - The Marvelettes
    • "You Beat Me To The Punch" Mary Wells
    • "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" - The Four Tops
    • "Mickey's Monkey" - The Miracles
    • "Ain't That Peculiar" - Marvin Gaye
    • "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" - Stevie Wonder

     There's a great documentary called "Standing in the shadows of Motown" that has their story.




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    Did anyone mention that Do Wopp relies heavily on harmony and baseman?

     
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    Did anyone mention that Do Wopp relies heavily on harmony and baseman?



    Yes, DevilD mentioned it earlier in the thread.   Not surprising that you'd mention it, too. 

     
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    Who got booted???

     

    Always me. I have a little problem straightening out turds over on the Pats board.  RidingWithTheKing here.

     

    They're over there with Brady autographed panties on their heads, in a nutshell.  

    Carry on.



    No comment re: the Brady bunch.  :)   (I love him, too ... hahahah)

    But when this happens (to you), the music threads get ripped off at the same time.   We're just innocent bystanders, so keep that in mind.    :P

     

     
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    Did anyone mention that Do Wopp relies heavily on harmony and baseman?



    Check out some of the doo-wop songs I have links to on my posts here. I am a big big big big fan of the genre. Can't say it enough! Here's another one for ya.

    Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight - The Spaniels

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiBbHXKRGf0

     
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    Per Simon and Garfunkel, I also would put Sound of Silence, and Bookends up against almost anything the Beatles wrote (excluding Norwegian Wood). Those harmonies are magical, especially on America...

     

    RE: S&G ... I was thinking that they have something in common with lots of other artists, and that's that some of their biggest hits were not among their best songs (hardly a negative, since "not the best" for them is still stellar song-writing by any measure).   They belong in the pantheon classic contemporary  folk/rock; look how gorgeously their music has held up.     Nice call on Norwegian Wood, too.   

     

    Yoga, I could not agree more. Just watched the rock and roll hall of fame concert the other night and was blown away at how good those two still sound.

     




     

     

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