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05-15-2011, 03:34 PM
I just hooked up with a great singer/ guitarist.
We are going to put together a duo with an emphasis on big vocal songs.
Mostly 60's & 70's stuff and some newer stuff also.
Name some good harmony rich songs that would go over well at wineries and dinner clubs.
05-15-2011, 03:36 PM
Your vocal attributes not withstanding, anything from Simon and Garfunkle or the Beach Boys. Many of The Beatles releases have some awesome harmonies...
05-15-2011, 03:43 PM
Yeah, we were thinkin Beatles, Eagles. Any specifics?
05-15-2011, 04:20 PM
Just get yourself a Stevie Wonder Songbook... there are literally dozens of his tunes that fit the bill... anything from "Tuesday Heartbreak" (from "Mucis of My Mind"?) up through "Hotter Than July"...
I do a solo arrangement of "Another Star" that people really connect with, regardless of whether they can place the tune or not...
Although it's nice to play some songs that EVERONE knows, I have always focused upon the material from artists that folks may not have heard, much if at all...
Other groups to check out are The Band - can't beat 'em for great songs with great vocals... ANTHING by Steely Dan will catch folks' ears... a lot of Van Morrison's earlier work has room for solid harmonies, too!
05-15-2011, 07:59 PM
did the acoustic duo thing for 7 years, we went thru alot of tunes, these went over the best;
Land Down Under
Don’t Let Me Down
Got You Where I Want You
Melt With You
Fire on the Mountain
Steal My Kisses
What It’s Like
Stairway to Freebird
Jenny 867 5309
Bad Moon Rising
Come Together (jack johnson style)
Hold My Hand
Another Brick in the Wall (jack johnson style)
Hey Hey What Can I Do
Blister In The Sun
Sweet Home Alabama (I know, but it works)
Maryjane’s Last Dance
Brown Eyed Girl (see "alabama" above)
What I Got
Wish You Were Here
05-15-2011, 08:05 PM
More Than Words
Don't Dream It's Over
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman :D
05-15-2011, 08:30 PM
Everly Brothers songs are killer if the harmonies are strong.
05-15-2011, 08:40 PM
i've done a ton of acoustic duo gigs in the past few years... some of the better ones i've done with fun harmonies...
boys of summer
hold my hand
brown eyed girl (yes, i said it)
land down under
country roads (a whole lot faster than you'd expect)
i want it that way (laugh all you want, people go nuts)
twist and shout
don't stop believin
stand by me
send me on my way
king of wishful thinking
take me home tonight
don't let me down (never did it, but always wanted to)
livin on a prayer
dead or alive
i'll be there for you
sunday morning (maroon 5)
can't always get what you want
05-15-2011, 11:12 PM
Thanx, brooks & bold. Some good suggestions.
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