Create Your Ultimate Band

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by OmIsWhereTheHeartIs, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. OmIsWhereTheHeartIs

    OmIsWhereTheHeartIs Active Member Thread Starter

    Ideally one that would actually work together.

    Guitar: Ry Cooder
    Guitar/Harmonica: Alan Wilson
    Bass: Ronnie Lane
    Drums: Levon Helm
    Piano: Dr. John

    Vocals: shared.

    Note that I attempted to make a group that would work well together. There are countless musicians I'd love to add but tried for chemistry and sound.
  2. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    For me, it has indeed already existed! :tiphat:

  3. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Orbiting Sgr A*
    If those departed were still among us and everyone each still in their prime years :

    Mark Lindsay - lead vocals
    Danny Hutton - lead vocals
    Carol Kaye - guitar & electric bass
    Tommy Tedesco - guitar
    Larry Knechtel - keys & electric bass
    Hal Blaine - drums
    Steve Douglas - saxophone
    Jackie Kelso - saxophone
    Bud Brisbois - trumpet
    Ollie Mitchell - trumpet
    Jim Horn - flute
    Tommy Morgan - harmonica
    Tom Bahler - tenor backing vocal
    John Bahler - tenor backing vocal
    Jackie Ward - alto backing vocal
    Sally Stevens - soprano backing vocal
    Gene Morford - bass backing vocal

    The greatest Pop-Rock studio group of all-time. Up to me, I'd name the group after the song 'September Street', which appears on the 1973 Chad Allan (former Guess Who singer) album 'Sequel'.

    September Street would cover songs authored by the best pop-rock writers of the '6Os and '7Os, such as Jackson Browne, Donovan Leitch, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Nilsson, Burt Bacharach, Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, Jackie DeShannon, Neil Diamond, Alan Gordon, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Dan Penn, Joe South, and Jimmy Webb, among others.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2020
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  4. NJ Englishman

    NJ Englishman Active Member

    Bergenfield, NJ
    This could be a fun thread! For me:

    Vocals - Ian Gillan and Floor Jansen
    Guitar Steve Howe and Steve Hackett
    Bass and backing / harmony vocals - Chris Squire
    Keyboards - Jon Lord and Rick Wakeman
    Drums - John Bonham
  5. John Shaft

    John Shaft Well-Known Member

    Cleveland, Ohio
    Lead Vocals: Tom Jones
    Guitar: Ted Nugent
    Bass: Lemmy Kilmister
    Drums: Bun E. Carlos
  6. Lynivevoli

    Lynivevoli Forum Resident

    Vox: Ronnie Van Zant
    Guitar: Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Guitar: Duane Allman
    Bass: Tommy Caldwell
    Drums: Frank Beard
  7. mark winstanley

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

    When I did this thread a couple of years ago I think it was

    Stanley Clarke
    Bernard Purdie.

    But there are hundreds
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  8. mark winstanley

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

    Elvis Presley vocals, gtr (circa 1961)
    Jeff Beck gtr
    Paul McCartney bass, vocals
    Steve Winwood organ, piano, vocals
    Billy Cobham drums
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  9. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    Miles on trumpet
    Coltrane on sax
    Hendrix on guitar
    Bootsie on bass
    Tony Allen on drums
    Prince on guitar and vocals
    They will just jam until the early morning, my friend
  10. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Karen Carpenter - drums, vocals
    Minnie Riperton - vocals
    Clarence White - guitar, vocals
    Brian Cole - bass, vocals
    Al Kooper - keyboards, guitar, vocals
    Carl Wilson - guitar, vocals
  11. OmIsWhereTheHeartIs

    OmIsWhereTheHeartIs Active Member Thread Starter

    Thank you for rescuing it. It bombed initially haha.
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  12. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Lee Morgan - trumpet
    Sonny Rollins - tenor sax
    Eric Dolphy - alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
    Jimi Hendrix - guitar
    Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
    Garth Hudson - various keyboards
    Richard Davis - bass
    Billy Higgins - drums

    The Temptations - vocals, when needed

    But would they work together? I tried to pick 'em so everyone there had worked with at least one other, or at least someone like that - but Garth and Jimi are the wild cards, there are safer choices there like Grant Green and Joe Zawinul, but I wanted to mix it up but stay within the bounds of sanity...I love Buddy Emmons' pedal steel and Johnny Gimble's fiddle playing, but I don't see a fit here.
  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I can dig that!
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  14. gad999

    gad999 Well-Known Member

    Vocals/bass - Phil Lynott
    Rhythm guitar - James Hetfield
    Lead guitar - Michael Schenker
    Keyboards - Jon Lord
    Drums - Mick Tucker
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  15. Nimby

    Nimby Well-Known Member

    Lewis, Scotland.
    Drums: Animal.
    Everything else: Spinal Tap.

    But really, let's try a trio:
    Drums: Evelyn Glennie.
    Piano & vocals: Tori Amos.
    Guitar: Polly Harvey.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020 at 3:39 AM
  16. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

    Placerville, CA
    Guitar, vocals: Neil Young
    Rhythm Guitar, vocals: Frank "Poncho" Sampedro
    Bass, vocals: Billy Talbot
    Drums, vocals: Ralph Molina

    Lead guitar, vocals: Jimi Hendrix
    Rhythm guitar: Nile/Rogers
    Bass: Bootsy Collins
    Drums: Steve Jordan

    Tenor Saxophone: John Coltrane
    Trumpet: Miles Davis
    Piano: Herbie Hancock
    Guitar: Freddie Green
    Bass: Ron Carter
    Drums: Art Blakey

    Guitar/ Vocals: Elmore James
    Harmonica/ Vocals: Charlie Musselwhite
    Bass: Jerome Arnold
    Drums: Fred Below
  17. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Robert Plant
    Jimmy Page
    John Paul Jones
    John Bonham

    No sarcasm intended.
    Jimmy Page was trying to do just that..create the ultimate band and from that standpoint he did.
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  18. Zbriscoe1

    Zbriscoe1 Forum Resident

    jacksonville, nc
    Tom Waits
    Keith Richards
    Mike Campbell
    Steve jordan
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  19. ragepil

    ragepil Forum Resident

    BBG - Bonham, Bruce, Gallagher
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  20. Bassist

    Bassist Forum Resident

    Linda Ronstadt (was originally thinking Elkie Brooks or maybe Irma Thomas)
    Lowell George
    Jerry Garcia
    Albert Lee
    Leon Russell
    Steve Gorman (had to have a Crowe in the mix)
    and as it is a fantasy I'm going to play bass myself
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  21. john lennonist

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

    Not sure they'd actually gel together very well, but:

    Lead Guitar -- Jimi Hendrix
    Rhythm Guitar -- Neil Young
    Bass -- John Entwistle ... or ... Phil Lesh
    Drums -- Keith Moon
    Keyboards -- Ray Charles
    Vibes -- Milt Jackson
    Harmonica -- Toots Thielemans ... or ... Little Walter

    Lead Vocals (Male) -- John Lennon ... or ... Howlin' Wolf
    Lead Vocals (Female) -- Karen Carpenter
    Harmony Vocals -- Beach Boys

    Songwriter(s) -- Lennon / McCartney

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  22. john lennonist

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

    To add to what I posted directly above, a great one that would gel together would be the band that was proposed and were apparently in discussions before Lennon decided against it... later stating (paraphrasing), "I'd been stuck with the same musicians for 10 years and decided I didn't want to get stuck with the same musicians again."

    Whether those were completely John's thoughts or were heavily Yoko-influenced, who knows.

    John Lennon
    George Harrison
    Eric Clapton
    Klaus Voorman
    -- bass
    Ringo Starr

    (Plus the songwriting of John, George and Eric could have yielded some great stuff)
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020 at 9:21 AM
  23. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    Vocal: Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin
    Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
    Bass: Bootsy Collins
    Drums: Al Jackson Jr
    Keyboard: Ray Charles
    Sax: King Curtis
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  24. Jaycat

    Jaycat Forum Resident

    Harvard, MA, USA
    I'll take a ticket for that show.
  25. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

    Monk, Mingus, Coltrane, Jones


    Little Richard vocal, piano, Chuck Berry g, Muddy Waters bass, Charles Connor ds


    Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Herbie Hancock, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Mtume


    Bruford, Bruce, Tippett, Fripp, Driscoll-Tippetts


    Marriott, Townshend, Entwistle, Moon

    and many others.

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