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Nocturnal battle

Monday, February 8, 2010

Carry Me


Beach Boys, Beatles, CSNY, the list of premiere rock harmonizers is a short one. Maybe the Band? Who am I forgetting?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mamas and Papas; Chad and Jeremy; Association; Bee Gees; Righteous Bros; Supremes; Four Tops; Monkees; Peter, Paul and Mary; We Five; etc etc

Blue Heron said...

Don't buy it but I think I need to add the Temptations. I said premiere and you are giving me We Five?

Anonymous said...

We Five was a horrible choice; however a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame roster yielded these additional candidates: Simon and Garfunkel, Lovin Spoonful, Staples Singers, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Rascals, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Byrds, Everly Bros, Earth Wind and Fire.

Anonymous said...

what about Jackson Browne?
Nancy

Blue Heron said...

Harmonizers plural, Nancy.

Anonymous said...

Grateful Dead-very average. Your readers are losing it. Not one person raved about Bob Dylan (the Band)

Blue Heron said...

I did. I'm talking top of the heap and I think it's Beatles, Beach Boys, CSNY. I remember hearing an interview once with the Wilson Brother's father about them singing as young boys in the car with their cousins. Easy to underrate. I am not talking singers, I am talking harmony. The Dead actually came close on American Beauty and Workingman's Dead. Try Attics of my Life or Brokedown Palace.

Anonymous said...

you're right, the Dead's harmonies on the albums you mention are as good as it gets; as for the Boys, Brian was their resident genius, and he patterned their harmonies after the Four Freshmen. :.(

Blue Heron said...

Airplane's vocals almost make the cut, until Paul opens his mouth. Moby Grape make it for sure but nobody knows them...

Anonymous said...

Cass Elliot and Dave Mason's album featured some wonderful two-part harmonies.

NYSTAN said...

OY and YO

Anonymous said...

Byrds, Springfield, Flying Burritos, Steely Dan, Little Feat...