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Your favorite backing band?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by antonkk, Feb 23, 2021 at 11:32 AM.

  1. antonkk

    antonkk Senior Member Thread Starter

    You know The E Street Band, The Heartbreakers, The Attractions, The Wailers etc.

    What's your favorite backing band and why?
  2. Steve Baker

    Steve Baker Forum Resident

    Columbia, Maryland
    I'll go with the un-named Muddy Water's backing band:

    Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Elgin Evans and Otis Spann, Willie Dixon
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  3. RudolphS

    RudolphS Forum Resident

    Rio de Janeiro
    Zappa & The Mothers.

    Also, every backing band who played with Janes Brown.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021 at 11:43 AM
  4. Wordnat2

    Wordnat2 Square as hay, dull as cattle.

    Is this a serious question? The Attractions.
  5. The Dark Elf

    The Dark Elf Curmudgeonly Wordwraith

    Crazy Horse or The Band. Because.
  6. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys... a finishing school for future stars... many different lineups over the years, but so many of the boys who came out of his band were "the best of the best"...
  7. Zardok

    Zardok Forum Resident

    Castle Cary
    The Beatles
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  8. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Chicago, IL, US
    Too many to list. Underrated: Three Dog Night.
  9. Jowcol

    Jowcol Forum Resident

    Somerset, England
    The Rumour

    The Hot Band

    The Magic Band

    The Famous Flames
  10. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    Pat Hare and Hubert Sumlin passed through the ranks as well... amazing band...
  11. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Houston, TX, USA
    Yes, that is the best answer. Cotton in place of Little Walter works as well.
  12. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

    Los Angeles
    The Revolution were dynamite in their time. Hard to not be overshadowed by Prince, but they nearly managed.

    All time favorite though would like be The Meters. Sure we know them as their own entity, but they were
    also the house band for many Allen Toussaint produced records too. They play so well together.
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  13. CHIP72

    CHIP72 Forum Resident

    Silver Spring, MD
    These guys with their boss (circa 1990):

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  14. extravaganza

    extravaganza Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA USA
    I might be able to think this through better, but first thought that leaps to mind are The Attractions.
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  15. Nimby

    Nimby Rotten hound of the burnie crew

    Lewis, Scotland.
    The Nashville Teens trying to keep up with Jerry Lee at the Star Club.

    Other than that, I have a soft spot for The City Slickers.
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  16. Meyer

    Meyer Heavy Metal Parking Lot Resident

    Napa, CA, USA
    Booker T. and the MGs (although they were a headlining act themselves).
  17. l-l-d

    l-l-d Forum Resident

    Denmark, Europe
    The Shadows

    Some (most?) of those late 50s/early 60s songs with Cliff Richard are really good popsongs. They were the perfect match.
    Some (most?) sound dated nowadays, but I don't care. When they were good, they were good.:D
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  18. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    The Wondermints
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  19. Bassist

    Bassist Forum Resident

    Fine line between a backing band and a band that is named after its leader who controls everything but lets try and walk that line.

    The Wailers in 76
    The Parade era Revolution
    Van Morrison's band circa It's Too Late to Stop Now
    The Zappa band in '79 with Willis, Wolf et al
    Bowie's band with Alomar and Belew
    The Rumour
    Dave Lee Roth's first solo band
    Rory Gallagher's group on Irish Tour through Calling Card

    are all great. I would probably have to put the Parade band at the top of that list.

    Don't know about SAHB. I assume they operated as a real band rather than backing musicians. Rainbow would raise similar questions.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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  20. Mr Bassie

    Mr Bassie Back for more

    Sound Dimension which is the Studio One recording band
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  21. Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs Forum Resident

  22. Emilio

    Emilio Forum Resident

    The Spiders From Mars.
  23. ScottishStuart

    ScottishStuart Active Member

  24. Cryptical17

    Cryptical17 Forum Resident

    New York

    James Burton
    John Wilkinson
    Jerry Scheff
    Glenn Hardin
    Ronnie Tutt
    Charlie Hodge
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  25. KAJ1971

    KAJ1971 Ex-burger flipper/Sapper/book seller, Reg Nurse.

    Booker T. & The MG's and Petty's Heartbreakers.

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