Best song and/or album by a mixed gender duo

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  1. maxwell2323

    maxwell2323 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    What do you feel is the best song or album by a mixed gender duo and why?
  2. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    Double Fantasy by John and Yoko
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  3. manxman

    manxman Forum Resident

    Isle of Man
    Sunfighter by Paul Kantner & Grace Slick.
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  4. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Lillington NC
    Anything from Conway & Loretta, because it's Conway & Loretta.:p
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  5. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    The Civil Wars by The Civil Wars (2013)


    I am a huge Civil Wars fan. While both of the two records they released together are magical (Barton Hollow came first in 2011) I have a special place in my heart for the dark, ominous self-titled record from 2013. It is a breakup album in every sense of the word. Joy Williams and John Paul White are both extraordinarily talented singers and songwriters and I have solo records by them both, but together they had something extraordinary. Chemistry, vocal-blend, storytelling. It was all sensational. I still miss them. Fragile, gothic, Southern folk.

    Here's "Dust to Dust" from this record:

  6. Mathew

    Mathew Forum Resident

    Denver, Colorado
  7. bobc

    bobc Bluesman

    Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch (& David Rawlings!)
  8. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

    Uppsala Sweden
    First that comes to mind because its a recent purchase is Hot Summer Day by Its a Beautiful Day:

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  9. bobc

    bobc Bluesman

    I almost forgot - Raising Sand (Alison Krauss/Robert Plant)

    Best track - Killing The Blues
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  10. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

    Uppsala Sweden
    Do they have to sing on the same song or can they just switch throughout the album?

    Because I could take Dark Side of the Moon if latter is the case.
  11. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

    Uppsala Sweden
  12. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    I dunno if it's the "best" but I do love this one:

  13. adad

    adad Forum Resident

    San Diego
  14. Another Steve

    Another Steve Forum Resident

  15. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

    Cincinnati Ohio
    In And Out Of Control By The Raveonettes is an excellent mixed gender duo album.
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  16. SuddenSam

    SuddenSam Forum Resident

    Littleton, MA. USA
    Awesome. I assume I can get this on CD?
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  17. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    My favorite husband-wife duo is probably the late Iola & Sullivan Pugh, the Consolers. Sullivan was a great songwriter and the pairing was so raw. This is probably my favorite of their songs.

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  18. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    Easily my favorite male-female singing duo is Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (my favorite Marvin Gaye records too are their records), with the great husband-wife songwriting team of Ashford & Simpson. I could pick any one of their hits but I'm going with this one:

  19. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

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  20. TerpStation

    TerpStation "Music's not for everyone."

    washington, dc
    Ile go with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Live from Oakland...

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  21. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

    Uppsala Sweden

    Well, there are no lyrics per say, but you will understand if you listen ;^)
  22. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

    New Mexico USA
    Pretty in Black is my favorite — great intense retro rock.


    It’s funny, the whole “mixed-gender duo” category has produced plenty of brilliant stuff but not a lot I can immediately fix on as great.

    I’d say the absolute greatest I know of is Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

    Some faves: Nancy & Lee, Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry, Robert Plant & Sandy Denny, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, She & Him, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, George & Tammy, Susan Ann Sulley and Philip Oakley of Human League on “Don’t You Want Me"....
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  23. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Angus and julia stone
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  24. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Not that song..."Baby, It's Cold Outside!"
  25. Etienne Hanratty

    Etienne Hanratty Forum Resident

    Lump: Lump
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