A Piano and A Voice

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  1. BiffJackson

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    Sometimes the simple purity of just a piano and a singing voice is the perfect way to present a song. Here's an opportunity to share some of your favorite piano/vocal performances. A piano and a voice.

    I'll start: "Have A Little Faith In Me," by John Hiatt.

     
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  2. Mal

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    Phil Spector - "I Can Hear Music" demo

     
  3. jwb1231970

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    Brian Wilson, Still I Dream of It
     
  4. Sneaky Pete

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    James Booker
    Please Send Me Someone to Love
     
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    "Talking Old Soldiers" - Elton John

     
  6. Aphoristical

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    Here Comes The Flood - Peter Gabriel

     
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  8. jwb1231970

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    Actually one of the best examples I could think of was Brian's Surf's Up which captures all the complexities of the finished version but just as beautiful.
     
  9. savemenow

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    Neil Young - After The Gold Rush (almost)

     
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    Radiohead - How I Made My Millions

     
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  11. fldveloce

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    Laura Nyro, And When I Die. At age 18.

     
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  14. BiffJackson

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    Tom Waits is always great, but, for me, early Tom Waits is the best.

     
  15. Dillydipper

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    Manhattan Transfer did "Agua" on their Brasil album. Janis did it again solo, with Fred Hersch bringing a stunning, artistic stateliness to it. You can almost hear the teakwood and bamboo around the room. It's one of my go-to picks for demonstrating the stark power of a single voice and piano;
     
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  16. DJ LX

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    Always liked this one:

     
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  17. DJ LX

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    But if I had to pick an all-time favorite...

     
  18. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    The great Jim Boggia, from his "Abbey Road Sessions" project, doing "Penny Lane". (NOTE: You'll have to click on the link and then go down and start the song yourself, but believe me, it's worth it!) ...

    The Abbey Road Session, by Jim Boggia
     
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    John Cale, "Heartbreak Hotel"
     
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    "Good Friends" - Joni Mitchell (demo)
     
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  22. DJ LX

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    A few years back Sparks, one of my all time favorite musical acts, released a live album with their songs rendered with only piano and vocals. (An 'unplugged' albums twenty years too late!) However, I haven't bothered to get it. I love the full sound they achieve on their studio albums so much that I'm afraid this will be a let down.

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  23. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    Jim Croce, normally a guitar artist, ironically recorded a piano based song as one of his final recordings and one that was the only song he ever recorded that was written by his guitar companion, Maury, who sadly died with him. Pure beauty all the way and a song that will live with me until the day that I die.

    "SALON & SALOON"

     
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  24. jlf

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    That's the one I was thinking of when I saw the thread title. Wish we could hear more stripped-down '80s Joni.
     
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  25. Chance

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    Songbird - Fleetwood Mac (Christine McVie)
    Nina Simone And Piano!
     
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