Female Backup Singer Solos

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Flacjunky, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. I don't know if this would be considered a full blown duet, and it's not the way the officially released record sounded (which is how the overdubbed version of this video sounds), but this version of 'Tin Soldier' by the Small Faces with P.P. Arnold for TV sounds pretty good to me, even if a bit rough and raw.
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  2. Chrisaw

    Chrisaw Well-Known Member

    The The - Slow Train to Dawn with Neneh Cherry and Kingdom of Rain with Sinead O'Connor. Great tracks and great performances.
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  3. meihyes

    meihyes Forum Resident

    milwaukee, WI USA
    This reminds me I keep meaning to check out the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom...
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  4. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    Susan Ann Sulley on The Human League's Don't You Want Me.

  5. Smokin Chains

    Smokin Chains Forum Resident

    Nashua, NH
    This thread needs some Orange Goblin!

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  6. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    There are any number of songs trading off male and female vocals by the Jefferson Airplane, going back even before Grace Slick, with Signe Anderson taking I think the second verse on Let's Get Together. Grace did it several times later.

  7. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    A more currently one, but I am loving Becca Stevens duets with David Crosby on the tracks Sky Trails and also By The Light Of The Common Day.

    Their voices blend very well...........
  8. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Chicago "Take Me Back to Chicago" featuring Chaka Kahn

  9. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    neither of these would be mentioned as Backup singers

    Kate Bush - Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel count?

    I always liked Joni Mitchell on James Taylor's version of You've got a Friend
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  10. Wounded Land

    Wounded Land Forum Resident

    Prince “Head”
    Peter Gabriel “Don’t Give Up”
  11. Pennywise

    Pennywise Forum Resident

    Maggie Bell on Rod Stewart's Every Picture Tells A Story.
    "I firmly believed that I didn't need anyone but me
    I sincerely thought I was so complete
    Look how wrong you can be."
  12. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    Olivia Newton-John on John Denver's "Fly Away"

    Yoko Ono on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"

    K.T. Oslin on Alabama's "Face to Face"
  13. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    Carol Kenyon is pretty prevalent on Heaven 17's 'Temptation' :)
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  14. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA

    I wish I could remember a specific song that features Thornetta Davis with Big Chief, but I can’t. She’s on a lot of their songs on Mack Avenue Skull Game.
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  15. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles
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  16. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Phoebe Snow on Garland Jeffries Reelin'
    Linda Ronstadt on Neil's Hanging on a Limb
    Lisa Dalbello on Boz Scaggs' Miss Sun
  17. Anthology123

    Anthology123 Forum Resident

    Myrna Matthews' on the Baby's - Every time I think of you

  18. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

    The ATX
    How about Ofra Haza on Sisters Of Mercy - Temple Of Love
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  19. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Anyone that knows who Orange Goblin is on here is way good with me :thumbsup:
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  20. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Carol Kenyon on Simple Minds' 'Let The Children Speak'

    Clodagh Simmons on Mike Oldfield's 'Ommadawn, Part 1'

    Linda Press on Neil Diamond's 'Surviving The Life' :love:
  21. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    The lovely Christiane Legrand (a star performer in her own right, but backing here) on Procol Harum's "Fires"

  22. Johnny the Fox

    Johnny the Fox hot to hustle

    Washington, DC
    Carolyn Willis with Seals and Crofts on "Get Closer"

  23. Flacjunky

    Flacjunky Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Hunt County TX
    Thanks guys.

    The concentration of musical knowledge here is staggering.

    I didn't have a lot of these suggestions in my library, but I was able to expand the playlist to 15 songs.


    I'm gonna work on gettin' some of the others suggested.
  24. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
  25. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

    James Gang "Midnight Man"

    The female singer is Mary Sterpka - she sings the last verse. She was in a band with Joe Walsh before then (The Measles)

    One of my favorite songs.

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