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Name me some great vocal songs for a duo

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by harpinon, May 15, 2011.

  1. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  2. frickengruvin

    frickengruvin Silver Supporting Member

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    Your vocal attributes not withstanding, anything from Simon and Garfunkle or the Beach Boys. Many of The Beatles releases have some awesome harmonies...
     
  3. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, we were thinkin Beatles, Eagles. Any specifics?
     
  4. JSeth

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    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!

    Have fun!
     
  5. Brooks

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    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
    Bartender
    Wonderwall
    Melt With You
    Fire on the Mountain
    Cumbersome
    Steal My Kisses
    What It’s Like
    Wagon Wheel
    Bubbletoes
    Stairway to Freebird
    Jenny 867 5309
    Bad Moon Rising
    Folsom Prison
    The Joker
    Use Me
    Come Together (jack johnson style)
    Hold My Hand
    Another Brick in the Wall (jack johnson style)
    Flake
    Crazy (Seal)
    Hey Hey What Can I Do
    Sweet Dreams
    Blister In The Sun
    Santeria
    Sweet Home Alabama (I know, but it works)
    Maryjane’s Last Dance
    Brown Eyed Girl (see "alabama" above)
    Tainted Love
    What I Got
    Wish You Were Here
    Simple Man
    Closing Time
     
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    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    More Than Words
    Don't Dream It's Over
    Everybody Wants to Rule the World
    (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman :D
     
  7. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Everly Brothers songs are killer if the harmonies are strong.
     
  8. boldaslove1977

    boldaslove1977 Silver Supporting Member

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    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
    hotel california
    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
    american girl
    free fallin
    don't stop believin
    stand by me
    send me on my way
    martyr
    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)
    runaround
    can't always get what you want
     
  9. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanx, brooks & bold. Some good suggestions.
     

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