Author Topic: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby  (Read 1301 times)

Chedney Honks

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Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« on: January 01, 2021, 09:46:38 PM »
I'll give you three goes and then you are fucking DEAD.

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 09:56:41 PM »
California Dreamin'

Utterdrivel

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 09:57:55 PM »
I'll go for Because by those Beatles

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 10:00:49 PM »
The Roches

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2021, 10:02:07 PM »
"Forever" has the best Beach Boys harmonies

shagatha crustie

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2021, 10:06:02 PM »
Helplessly hoping CSN

shagatha crustie

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2021, 10:07:20 PM »
Oh and this fucking gorgeous thing

https://youtu.be/mtxApGqGza8

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2021, 10:11:46 PM »
Damn it, I wish I could sing


Sin Agog

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2021, 11:19:50 PM »
Maybe a Bulgarian women's choir like Angelite.  Even better when coupled with a bit of rough like Huun Huur Tu.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r0YKDFq_4Uc

It's weird reading the comments and seeing how much of a meme they've become.  I once listened to that album naked in a field in the South Downs, only to ride back just before dawn and cycle straight into the side of a cow.

On the more trad side, I always find The Paris Sisters' You massively moving.  It's not the most inventive harmonising or anything, but there's genuine pain in those voices. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SmtzYpw0o-I

Also someone recently said some shite about the state of British pop music pre-Beatles, but the one Caravelles album is one of the most played things I own.  They're so incredibly echoplexy and breathy.  Adore them.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4w-eZ0i9_II
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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2021, 11:21:51 PM »
Everly Brothers.

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2021, 11:48:10 AM »
Not better, because you know why, but also perfect

And your dream comes true https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyE8QYP8rwQ

The Warmth Of The Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoDm_flnwxc

wouldn't it be nice (vocals only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPN53PHDwe4 -- I can almost forgive you Mike...

Aleister Growley

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2021, 12:18:42 PM »
Really Saying Something - Bananarama and Fun Boy Three

Drip Drop - Dion And The Belmonts

Forever - Roy Wood

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2021, 07:31:51 PM »
River Man - The Swingle Singers.

Perfection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxQkVtvwcLk

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2021, 10:05:10 PM »
Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2021, 10:33:56 PM »
On the more trad side, I always find The Paris Sisters' You massively moving.  It's not the most inventive harmonising or anything, but there's genuine pain in those voices. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SmtzYpw0o-I

Also someone recently said some shite about the state of British pop music pre-Beatles, but the one Caravelles album is one of the most played things I own.  They're so incredibly echoplexy and breathy.  Adore them.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4w-eZ0i9_II
Lovely stuff.

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2021, 10:40:59 PM »
Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis

the winner!

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2021, 10:47:50 PM »
Flash Light - Parliament

rue the polywhirl

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2021, 10:54:18 PM »
The secret course on mario sunshine - https://youtu.be/X6QEIwEFRZE

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2021, 10:46:46 AM »
(not better, but still good)

Chris Rainbow, Capital Radio jingle singer, rather unhip pal of Kenny Everett made some great vocal tunes in the 70s

All Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO1zvTa47jc
Dansette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvoWqp-zNgc
Dear Brian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YMQZhuqSAw&list=PLVNjySNHtHp7QErUSY_0D5lLXvOufz3VA&index=4

Chedney Honks

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2021, 04:10:20 PM »
Some amazing stuff in here I've never heard before. Cheers!

jenna appleseed

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2021, 10:23:31 PM »
(not better, but still good)

Chris Rainbow, Capital Radio jingle singer, rather unhip pal of Kenny Everett made some great vocal tunes in the 70s

All Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO1zvTa47jc
Dansette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvoWqp-zNgc
Dear Brian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YMQZhuqSAw&list=PLVNjySNHtHp7QErUSY_0D5lLXvOufz3VA&index=4

and Dear Brian's a Brian Wilson/Beach Boys/Smile tribute...
eta:

https://brianwilson.websitetoolbox.com/post/from-bw-com-admin-brians-message-about-the-passing-of-chris-rainbow-7313576

from Brian Wilson via his people
"I felt really bad to hear about Chris Rainbow passing away, he was too young. I remember in the late 1970s, a friend played "Dear Brian" for me and I was touched and honored by it. It was a beautiful track. I wish the best for Chris's family and friends.

Love & Mercy,

Brian"

Rizla

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2021, 10:32:29 PM »
 A beautiful harmony needn't be angelic, it can be rough-hewn, clay baked and end in a different key than it started.

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2021, 11:11:00 PM »
Some Sicilian lads bang out something traditional and religious and it reminds me a bit of Song to the Siren

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZlYcESO_XI

Lungpuddle

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2021, 11:34:13 PM »
Technically it's a cover of a Sutherland Brothers song, the original was slightly more subtle but I think this version manages to retain the raw emotion while appealing to populist sensibilites and is just on the right side of sentimental. People may, possibly rightly, think it's a bit too broad, but I think it's pitched perfectly. Life has been hard, things are getting worse, but I can't imagine that dampening our appreciation for such a tune.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGBdsJxxWn4

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2021, 03:37:12 PM »

Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2021, 06:54:33 PM »
(not better, but still good)

Chris Rainbow, Capital Radio jingle singer, rather unhip pal of Kenny Everett made some great vocal tunes in the 70s

All Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO1zvTa47jc
Dansette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvoWqp-zNgc
Dear Brian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YMQZhuqSAw&list=PLVNjySNHtHp7QErUSY_0D5lLXvOufz3VA&index=4

Thanks for posting those... beautiful songs I'd never heard before.

Sin Agog

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Re: Better harmonies than Don't Worry Baby
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2021, 07:21:15 PM »
There's this jazzy Venezuelan geezer called Aldemaro Romero who used to concoct some insanely intricate and fun polyrhythmic vocal interplay.  This track in particular is so gottdamned good.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhcTMVhvtEs

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