(Any Genre or Era ) THE finest exponents of vocal harmonies you can think of ?

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  1. Telejester

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    When I think of the cream of the crop and pinnacle of vocal harmonies, for me 1977 to 1979 Bee Gees set the bar astonishingly high, and all without auto tune , trickery and stuff like that. IMO the Bee Gees during that era defined vocal harmony excellence, who do you pick for the thread ?
     
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    The Everly Brothers were pretty strong.

    They had that family natural harmony thing going on, like the Bee Gees.
     
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    If you heard them at Woodstock on the vinyl LP you might change your mind dude.
     
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    So many to name--the Beatles, early Eagles, CSN, the Beach Boys, Mary Ford, Brad Delp, Queen...
     
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    Yeah, the Beatles and Beach Boys are the first that come to mind.
     
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    Here is a beaut...........The Eagles
     
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    Absolutely stunning !!

    Compare the pop stars of today and their auto tune and it ain't funny.
     
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    Early rhythm and blues had some impeccable harmony groups.







     
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    Some of the greatest vocal music I know is classical, but I'm not sure if we could mention classical and modern composers (from Lassus to Gesualdo to Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ohana, Ligeti or David Hykes).
    This is one of my absolute favorites:



    Outside classical music the Hi-Lo's (especially the sophisticated arrangements of Clare Fisher, a major influence on Herbie Hancock by the way), Take 6.
    In pop music the obvious Beach boys, but the Free design too.
    And I remember Lewis Taylor using some great vocal harmonies on his Lost album.
     
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    I still remember Dave Marsh writing of this one in his book The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1,001 Greatest
    Singles Ever Made
    in the early 1990s: "You could say the Beatles improved from here but not that they
    got better, because rock and roll doesn't get better than this." (Good thing the clip from A Hard Day's
    Night
    is still around---they had the Beatles mime to the record for the scene---since the Beatles have
    been pulled from YouTube mostly . . . ) It might be their greatest harmony performance among their
    early hits, too . . .

     
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    Manhattan Transfer
    The Andrews Sisters
    Trio (Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton)
     
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    Let's not forget Motown . . .





    . . . or Chicago soul . . .



     
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