One-off duets from the 60s and 70s

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  1. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I like to compile these fun little CDs and I got the idea for this one. Here's a few I thought of so far:

    Stumblin' In - Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman
    Something Stupid - Frank and Nancy Sinatra
    Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
     
  2. David Bowie/Bing Crosby
     
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  3. Someone In A Tree

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    Kenny & Stevie
     
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  4. Kulbot

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    Barbara Streisand/Donna Summer, 'No More Tears (Enough is Enough) 1979:

     
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  5. Dillydipper

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    Neil Diamond and Babs, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"; most significant, in that, it didn't actually happen. It was just a guy in a studio, outside of the record industry, who put the two recordings together. Eventually the label saw the light, and put it out.
     
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  6. Dillydipper

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    Then there's Frank and Moon Zappa, and "Valley Girl". OhMyGohhhhhd-!
     
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  7. l-l-d

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    Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash: Girl from the north country

    (not sure if it would count here, as there are more duets on the recent bootleg release. But as Elton & Kiki did another duet in the 90s, it may fit the bill)
     
  8. JozefK

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    Canned Heat & The Chipmunks - "The Chipmunk Song" (1968)

     
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  9. WildHoneyPie9

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    Vader Abraham & Boer Koekoek - Den Uyl is in den olie (1974)

     
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  10. dickens12@excite

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    Elton John and Kiki Dee had a few duets. None of them hit as big as "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," though.
     
  11. bRETT

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    Is there any information on record as to how this thing actually came about? I have always wondered. That is the real David Seville/Ross Bagdasarian doing the Chipmunk voices, apparently for one of the last times?
     
  12. Shambolicus

    Shambolicus It's 'cause I'm short, I know...



    Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger covering The Temptations’ “(You Gotta Walk And) Don’t Look Back” (1978)
     
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  13. geo50000

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    Tom Jones & Janis Joplin - "Raise Your Hand" (1969);
     
  14. seed_drill

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    I guess Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes "Up Where We Belong" is a little out of your timeframe.
     
  15. Dwight Fry

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    I think the only track on "Rough Mix" which Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane actually sang together was "Heart To Hang Onto".

    Not sure if this qualifies: Alice Cooper and Donovan Leitch on "Billion Dollar Babies."

    Finally, one from the 80's, but I like it, so...Meat Loaf and Roger Daltrey, "Bad Attitude."
     
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  16. JozefK

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    Obviously, they were on the same record label. After that, your guess is as good as mine.

    This idea wasn't unknown -- there was George Jones and Gene Pitney. But what if the concept had been more popular? We could have had:

    Frank Zappa and The Velvet Underground
    Bob Dylan and Paul Revere & The Raiders
    Elvis Presley and The Jefferson Airplane
    Buck Owens and Stan Freberg
    The Everly Bros and Bob Newhart
    Lenny Bruce and Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Jimi Hendrix and Napoleon XIV
     
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  18. l-l-d

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    I am your singer - Paul & Linda

    (lots of songs with harmonies and such, but this is the only duet I can think of.....)
     
  19. l-l-d

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    Elvis Costello & George Jones - Stranger in the house
     
  20. john hp

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    Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris

     
  21. ajsmith

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    I had no idea about this! How did this this come about?!?! That has to be one of the most inexplicable records I’ve ever encountered on here!
     
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  22. john hp

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    Bettye Swann & Buck Owens

     
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  23. Al Kuenster

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    Paul McCartney and Micheal Jackson-Say, Say, Say & The Girl is Mine
    Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder-Ebony and Ivory
     
  24. john hp

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    Nilsson & Cher

     
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  25. Alert

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    "Battle of Evermore" Led Zeppelin with Sandy Denny
     
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