Bestest Duets?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by edenofflowers, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Duets are dodgy. They can be absolutely perfect blends of two compatible outstanding singers or inappropriate and ugly head-on collisions between howling imbeciles.

    So when it comes to your favourite duets - who do its?

    Here's my #1...



    Perfect.
     
  2. spsimmons

    spsimmons Voted #1 Hoffman Forum Member of All Time

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    This is a recent favorite of mine.

     
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  3. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    First to come to mind is Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "You're All I Need to Get By"
     
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  4. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

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    Genya Ravan & Ian Hunter - Junkman.

     
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  5. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Mesh-Who Says, 2009 (Julia Beyer)
     
  6. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

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    Neil Tennant & Pam Sheyne - So Sorry I Said.

     
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  7. loudinny

    loudinny Forum Resident

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    One of my favorites that I never get tired of hearing.....

     
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  8. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Another good 'un...



    Todd Rundgren slays on this track. Since hearing this song I've always wished Todd had let someone else produce him as his vocals here are about as good a performance, recording and production as I've ever heard from the man. It's absolute schmaltz but by God it works.
     
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  9. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Essexx-Undercover, 2007 (Tom Shear)
     
  10. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Jim and Jean.
     
  11. Dr. Luther's Assistant

    Dr. Luther's Assistant Howling in a Vacuum

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    Killing the Blues
    Robert Plant / Alison Krauss
     
  12. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Nena/Peter Heppner-Haus Der Drei Sonnen, 2010
     
  13. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    That works. I think it has a lot to do with compatible and complimentary voices, styles and personalities and these two fit together perfectly.
     
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  14. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Moby-Slipping Away 'Escapar', 2006 (Amaral)
    A French version was done with Mylene Farmer as well.
     
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  15. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

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    Shane MacGowan & Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York... Just in time for the Holidays, too!

     
  16. fogalu

    fogalu Forum Resident

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    I hate to be the first to bring in the goddamn Beatles but:
    John and Paul in "If I Fell". If that's not a duet then I'm a brother to a father of a monkey.
    I can't seem to locate the superior mono version but the stereo will have to do.

     
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  17. eatthecheese

    eatthecheese Forum Resident

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    Some of my favorites: (with duet partners):

    The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (Merry Clayton)
    Meat Loaf - Paradise By the Dashboard Light (Ellen Foley)
    Felt - Primitive Painters (Liz Frazer)
    Belle and Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane (Monica Queen)
    Tinersticks - Travelling Light (Carla Torgerson)
    Smashing Pumpkins - Farewell and Goodnight (D’Arcy with Billy and James)
    Pogues - A Fairytale Of New York (Kirsty MacColl)
    R.E.M. - Me in Honey, E Bow The Letter (Kate Pierson, Patti Smith)
    Dinosaur Jr. - Get Me (Tiffany Anders)
    The Smithereens - In a Lonely Place (Sinead O’Connor)
    Beth Orton - Pass In Time (Terry Callier)
    Bob Dylan - One More Cup Of Coffee (Emmylou Harris)
     
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  18. Dr. Luther's Assistant

    Dr. Luther's Assistant Howling in a Vacuum

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    I was told there wouldn't be work problems...
     
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  19. loudinny

    loudinny Forum Resident

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    IDK why but it gives me the “chills” everytime I listen to it!!!
     
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  20. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

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    Honestly every Gaye and Terrell duet is magic. The greatness of any one recording is only determined by how good the song they were given was. Not every song was a great one, but several sure were. If I had to pick one it would be "Ain't nothing like the real thing."
     
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  21. loudinny

    loudinny Forum Resident

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  22. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

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    This is SHF, so I don't expect much appreciation for country, but Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn belted out a long string of classics, probably none better than this:

     
  23. MikeP5877

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    Billy Vera and Judy Clay "Storybook Children"

     
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  24. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

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    Gram & Emmylou - Love Hurts

     
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  25. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

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    Tammy Wynette and David Houston "My Elusive Dreams"

     

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