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Larry Franz

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Given that the pre-weekend lull seems to have arrived early this week, and given that I sometimes visit this site and notice that only one visitor is present (presumably that's me), I thought these two excellent vocal performances of "All Alone Am I" would be appropriate.

Brenda Lee
youtube.com/watch?v=SNIrH51jCzI

Alison Krauss
youtube.com/watch?v=xuva3I6Wo58


Speaking of people, or a lack of them, Barbra Streisand had a big hit in 1964. 
youtube.com/watch?v=fPlQ6EtArSc

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bonnie bella

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Hi Al.

Great vocals usually equate to great names.  I couldn't think of anything outside of the popular stuff, so here are some great vocals I've been listening to this week.  

The Chemical Brothers ft Beck.  Catchy and a lovely understated vocal from Beck.



Heard this on the radio yesterday and had to Shazam it to see who it was.  Surprised to see it was John Cougar Mellencamp.



Another one that got turned up real loud this week.



And if you haven't heard this guy sing yet, it's worth your while.




Maybe not the greatest vocalists ever, but the greatest ones so far this week.  [smile]







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Thanks Larry and Bonnie for the shares. Great vocals, I think, just grab you somehow.

Larry, I've alwsys respected The Fleetwoods. Now with Brenda, Alison K and of course, Babs, you can't go wrong. Bonnie brings in some interesring vocals and of course Jackie Wilson Said .

The four I chose just get me wanting to sing along.

Keep searching for your perfect vocal.

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Three classics.  With apologies to Young Rascals.

G Beach Boys.  As I've said before, the original is one of my favourites already.  Oh man, when those strings really come in.  Great music behind all four actually.   I'm not particularly interested in the album.  

S Beatles

B Temptations

T Young Rascals  

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Darren J. Ray

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Gold - Yesterday (The Beatles - 1965)
Books have been written about this one song. It's the most recorded song ever for a reason. The first time I ever heard the song was not the Beatles version but the Lettermen version. When I eventually heard the original, I remember thinking, "That's it?".



Silver - The Warmth of the Sun (The Beach Boys with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 2018)
I've always thought the original didn't sound enough like the Lettermen. Problem solved. Now it sounds just like the Lettermen.  

Bronze - My Girl (The Temptations - 1964)
Snazzy moves, great record. And there's the now legendary James Jamerson on the bass.

Participant - How Can I Be Sure (The Young Rascals - 1967)
As Felix Cavaliere stated, this song probably would not have happened without 'Yesterday' or 'Michelle'. The concertina is a nice addition, but what would the group be doing in France? The weather line had already been used in 'Happy Together' a few months earlier. Gee, Dino looked like Paul McCartney.

I consider this one of the greatest vocals of all time...

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Gold - The Beach Boys - Even though I'm not really a fan of the RPO playing over BB classics, I still think the song itself is good enough for gold.   It's tied with Surf's Up as my favorite BB song.  

Silver - The Beatles 

Bronze - Temptations 

Tin - YR 
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Larry Franz

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bonnie -- That Chemical Brothers video is remarkable in a disturbing kind of way. 

Another from Van Morrison -- "Ballerina"
youtube.com/watch?v=ZdB5N4meH9g


The Righteous Brothers were good at singing.

"Ebb Tide"
youtube.com/watch?v=Uzmz9TXaglI

"Just Once In My Life"
youtube.com/watch?v=7pfnVS0T-f0

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Al Forsyth

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Thanks, D.A.N., Darren and kds for the votes and reasoning.  Now we're moving.  Brian, still gets the nod. 

Larry - more Bobby Hatfield when he goes with Unchained Melody:

Awesome vocal!

Keep on voting for vocal, song, or group.  It's Eddie vs. Paul, vs. David, vs. Brian. They put down amazing vocals on the songs.

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Darren J. Ray

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Well, that Rolling Stones video didn't last very long. 
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Lisa G/TS

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Okay I'm think I'm ready for Plumbing Week (fine pipes):

GOLD -- Young Rascals, How Can I Be Sure -- Well, I became sure by the teensiest of margins as I'll explain shortly. Looks like I'm one of the rare eclectics/rebels/dingbats here that's always dug this track and its vocals. Very Burt Bacharach-ish...Bacharach-y...well, you know.

SILVER -- Beatles/McCartney, Yesterday -- Jumpstart your hearts? Yep, heaven knows there's a gazillion worse versions over the years. Then there's this.. probably the best scene from that '84 unintentional horror flick "Give My Regards To Broad Street" where he imagines himself destitute:



BTW Al (and others of a certain vintage) -- your thoughts on when you first heard it in '65?

BRONZE -- The Temptations, My Girl -- I know some might frown on a tied Bronze, so I'll give The Tempts a little more attention in the rankings. 

PEWTER -- Beach Boys, The Warmth of the Sun -- The strings are a nice layer at least on this track as John B said. 

So Al, you were expecting me to post a Pavarotti on The Simpsons clip? Doesn't seem to exist (surprise) but found the next best:




Then again, who can really top "Enrico Pallazzo"'s stirring rendition of the American anthem? (You're tearing up already): 




Seriously now, a couple of other fine pipes not already mentioned that I could suggest:

A little over 20 years ago, when I first heard this then 13-year-old, I remember thinking "Who the ~blank~ is this?" in a complimentary way:



Glad to see/hear on here occasionally some of you appreciate this old "homie" (for me), here with one of my faves and finer deliveries:



Thanks, Al! 
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David W

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Tough choice this week ......


Gold -The Temptations 

Silver-The Beach Boys (with RPO)

Bronze-The Beatles

Tin-The Young Rascals 

One of the best vocals and one of the greatest ever 45s





A Temps cover and if you like a brilliant intro , a gravelly voice and a long drum solo........ 





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liamios

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Gold - Yesterday - I couldn't possibly rate any other song in gold, Yesterday is beyond a classic.
Silver - My Girl - Another song I remember from my early child hood, fabulous catchy vocals.
Bronze - How Can I Be Sure - First time hearing this song, really enjoyable. Quite like Young Rascals 😉
Tin - The Warmth Of The Sun - Good song too, had to put it here because it was up against some tough competition.
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Larry Franz

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More recent vocal sounds.

Alvvays -- "Archie, Marry Me"
youtube.com/watch?v=ZAn3JdtSrnY

The Kills -- "Future Starts Slow"
youtube.com/watch?v=NwudqTCkBis

The War on Drugs -- "Pain"
youtube.com/watch?v=J9LgHNf2Qy0

Lord Huron -- "The Night We Met"
youtube.com/watch?v=KtlgYxa6BMU

Plus one that never gets old.

The Rolling Stones featuring Merry Clayton -- "Gimme Shelter"
youtube.com/watch?v=RbmS3tQJ7Os

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Al Forsyth

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NOW the votes are rolling in but more importantly, the vocal selections that people are adding. Excellent. I'll start adding tomorrow as it looks as though the voting is beginning to move all over.
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bonnie bella

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Not sure if it's the greatest voice, but it's distinctive. 





And mix in a little Johnny Cash ...



Lisa, great Leanne Rimes.  She does have a great voice.  Reminds me that Miley also had a good voice, just not great musical tastes - except for this.



Voting tomorrow ...



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