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Daugrin
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Premiere Vocal Groups
Sunday, January 08 2017 @ 10:51 AM CST



Let's continue with more cool ideas you can steal. This is a Weavers '51 release. Pete Seeger is singing lead. As the groups popularity increased in the 50s, Pete evaporated... ya need to know about Pete Seeger folks. Great guitar arrangement for this tune! The backing vocals do not sound like horn lines. This tradition is from the Troubadours, different from the Doo Whop lineage we looked at last time.

Daug
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Re:Premiere Vocal Groups
Sunday, January 08 2017 @ 07:43 PM CST



Here is the inspiration which launched the Beach Boys. This harmony is from both the styles we have previously visited! A continuing tradition the 4 Freshman gets recycled each generation. Additionally, the Four or Five Copy Cats work this gig on every Ivy League Campi across the years. This stuff is amazing vibrant live!
The uncanny aspect of this combined approach is the voice leading. Here the singers perform the chords and connect to the next line smoothly, like the Doo Whop, as a horn arranger would work them out. Yet a strong sense of melody drives the group sound, like on the Weavers records. The highest form in the American Songster genre?
Think about vocal music folks, no place to hide in these band and no one can pick up yer parts on the fly if yer haven a bad night. They are high wire acts.

Daug
Daugrin
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Re:Premiere Vocal Groups
Sunday, January 08 2017 @ 08:30 PM CST



Now comes the High Lonesome Sound. The Mountain Sacred. Exhaustive studies of this style are available on the internet. Bill Monroe is perhaps the most well known innovator in this genre.
The recording industry has borrow deeply from this sound. Folk, Country, Country Rock, Blue Grass and Green Grass are a few of the tags used to market the experiences available in the high lonesome sound. Robby Robertson and "The Band" backing Bob Dylan didn't invent folk rock in '65. They electrified the high lonesome sound.
We have looked at three vocal band styles. In each one the lead is supported by the backing singers and or musicians. The rhythms, harmonies and approaches are unique, yet clearly share aspects of kraft. All were created, perfected, and sustained by regular folks ah? All Hollywood did was exploit them?

Daug
Dadai.2
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Re:Premiere Vocal Groups
Sunday, January 08 2017 @ 08:39 PM CST




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Daugrin
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Re:Premiere Vocal Groups
Monday, January 09 2017 @ 08:30 PM CST

Leonard Slye was a gifted singer in his native Ohio. As the Singing Cowboy Roy Rogers he was reportedly the highest paid actor in Hollywood for many years. Roy's music with the Sons of the Pioneers are classic high lonesone sounds. Folk music is the best description of the groups offerings, not a true cowboy band folks.
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, along with several others in the late 30s created western swing music. This is uptempo dance music usually driven by fiddle players and augmented with steel guitar. These bands had sophisticated rhythm sections and featured improvisation. The vocals in these groups don't get too far from the high lonesome sound, while the bands focus on musicianship and flash while they pound the dance rhythms.
Thanks for helping out Jack Smile

Daug
Moviz
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Re:Premiere Vocal Groups
Tuesday, January 10 2017 @ 09:15 AM CST

My God, those took me back some Daug and Jack; especially loved the Roy Rogers 'Tumblin' Tumblweeds' and the 'Cool Water', both songs I remember my Dad and his four brothers singing. They sounded wonderful and would just burst into song at the drop of a hat; no TV then in the 1940's. Really enjoyed that melancholy trip.....thank you. M

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Dadai.2
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Re:Premiere Vocal Groups
Tuesday, January 10 2017 @ 11:10 AM CST

The Mills Brothers of the thirties who inspired any number of vocal groups...


Take a listen >>> Texas Tango