Favorite Songs With Harmonies

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  1. atomicmassunit

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    Hey guys, I'm trying to think of some good songs for a duo acoustic act, stuff with great vocal harmonies. What are your favorites?
     
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    My fav. would be hard to work into a twosome (as opposed to multi-part harmony), but I love Seven Bridges Road by the Eagles....amazing harmony. Also, any CSNY is good....again, would have to be tweaked for two versus four singers.
     
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    "Suite Judy Blue Eyes". Always love playing that tune, and it's not impossible if you use the right tuning.
     
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    "Down in a Hole" by Alice in Chains.
     
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    Nickel Creek has some great harmonies. CSNY, Iron and Wine.
     
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    Kings X, Beatles, Beach Boys, Eagles, Extreme, Van Halen etc,,,
     
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    Not a real popular tune but Try and Love Again, Eagles Hotel California. Not only were the vocal harmonies superb but so were the guitars. One of the nicest tunes I have ever listened to through headphones.
     
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    The Louvin Brothers and Gram Parsons (w/ Emmy Lou) are pretty good.
     
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    Nutshell by alice in chains is good.

    father and son by cat stevens.
     
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    Tons of Beatles songs, with "The Night Before" being my favorite.
     
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    Check out Kim Deal and Robert Pollard's duet on Love Hurts off the "Love & a .45" soundtrack. Beautiful.

    Also, anything by Buck Owens, if you're into that.

    Also, Faded Love.
     
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    anything by the mamas & the papas
     
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    If you're gonna go CSNY then do "Helplessly Hoping"....much less schlockey than Suite Judy Blue Eyes IMO.....that one is hard to pull off with a duo
     
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    Sounds of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
    More Than Words - Extreme
    No Excuses - AIC
     
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    Stay Away - Alice in Chains
     
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    Hell, pretty much all of AIC's "Jar of Flies" for that matter
     
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    "Love Hurts " - Gram and Emmylou
    "Two Of Us" - John and Paul
    "Oh Sister" - Bob and Emmylou
    "Wind On The Water/To The Last Whale" - David and Graham (the intro is pretty cool, too).
    "Scarborough Fair", "The Boxer" - Paul and Art
     
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    One of My Favorites too!!

    Also I really like the Live version of Little Wing , with Eric Clapton and Sheryl crow..
     
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    "You Don't Have to Cry" - CSN
    "I'll Be Back Again" - Beatles
    "Two of Us" - Beatles
    "Pumpkin Head" - Crowded House
    "Tell Me Why" - Neil Young
    "In A Daydream" - Freddy Jones band

    ...I could go on and on...:)
     
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    obviously really cool, but i don't think it'll work in a duo.
     

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