gfxgfx
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
logo
 
gfx gfx
gfx
655534 Posts in 26192 Topics by 3726 Members - Latest Member: DerekTaylorIsAGenius February 28, 2020, 07:05:57 AM
*
gfx*HomeHelpSearchCalendarLoginRegistergfx
gfxgfx
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.       « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: It Takes Two--The Duets Thread  (Read 1205 times)
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« on: September 03, 2019, 02:47:20 AM »

There had been a duets topic on my old hobby forum before it was scuppered and for some reason it hasn't been revived on the new one. Reason enough to start one here.

I was prompted to do so by a remarkable Mozart duet I heard this morning. "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" (Men who feel the call of love) is sung by Pamina and Papageno in Act One, scene two of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte). The interesting thing is that they are not singing to or about each other! Pamina is singing about her Tamino and Papageno about his Papagena, although you wouldn't know it from the lyrics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV82NkhnD0o

https://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/song/1387

There is at least one example of this state of affairs in pop. Mickey & Sylvia's "Love Is Strange", which initially seems like a love duet between them, ends with this exchange:

"Sylvia"
"Yes, Mickey"
"How do you call your lover boy"
"Come here, lover boy"
"And if he doesn't answer"
"Oh lover boy"
"And if he still doesn't answer"
"I simply say
[sung] Baby, oh baby
My sweet baby, you're the one"
[sung by both] "Baby, oh baby
My sweet baby, you're the one"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mvN05MSa48

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Is_Strange
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 02:45:25 AM »

This is my all-time favourite Motown duet. Apart from the sincerity simply dripping off it, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "Your Precious Love" has the most wonderful bridge--those chords, that bass line! Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzo1ODMmymA

United in heaven. R.I.P. Tammi and Marvin.
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 01:46:21 PM »

Another favourite duet of mine is "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League from their superb album Dare! (every track a winner).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPudE8nDog0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_You_Want_Me
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 02:14:50 PM »

More up to date now... I'm not the world's biggest hip hop fan but I find this duet from 2002 between Nelly and Kelly Rowland most touching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WYHDfJDPDc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilemma_(song)
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 01:34:10 AM »

This is pretty heart-warming. Seems Larry and Rosemary bonded on the bipolar condition they share:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raOkacevBWI
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
RangeRoverA1
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 4297


I drink expired tea. wanna sip or spit?


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 08:28:11 PM »

The best duet - better than any in this thread, at least by now Tongue - is Mary Hopkin with Oasis (80s Oasis): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ls73oeUwZ_4

Beauty.
Logged

Short notice: the cat you see to the left is the best. Not counting your indoor cat who might have habit sitting at your left side when you post at SmileySmile.

Attention, Declaration Signature Walking Few Miles Near You. Hide With Chickens.

Who Is Who = Fact. Everybody Is People = Human. Logic 200%.
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2019, 10:44:46 AM »

It was mod Viper at the old Capitol BB MB who turned me onto this gorgeous duet by The Tubes--"Don't Touch Me There". Take it away, Re Styles and Fee Waybill!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTd3PrTzSPY
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2019, 06:47:53 AM »

How could I forget this extraordinary duet by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra? (Slowdive did a great cover.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-SVPJM4L4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_Velvet_Morning
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2020, 01:23:31 AM »

I was presented with this curious duet from BoJack Horseman on SoundCloud after finding a King Crimson album there that was unavailable on YouTube.

According to Bill Gates, "'I Will Always Think Of You' is a juxtaposed duet sung by Honey Sugarman (Jane Krakowski) & Eddie (Colman Domingo) in different time periods in the BJH episode 'The Old Sugarman Place'. It is also briefly sung by Crackerjack Sugarman and Honey Sugarman at the beginning of the episode." So now you know.  Wink

https://soundcloud.com/chiudi3/i-will-always-think-of-you?in=chiudi3/sets/bojack-horseman-soundtrack-music-from-the-netflix-original-series



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoJack_Horseman
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
Rocker
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 9129


"Too dumb for New York City, too ugly for L.A."


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 01:46:05 AM »

Usually I am not a fan of duets. But every now and then I have to make exceptions, especially when it comes to George Jones and Tammy Wynette. They did some fantastic work together:

I've Seen Better Days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9L7XsdtHdU


Cryin' Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSyHuYl9Tlg


One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9v1W3uktbw



And speaking of George, he also cut a great bluegrass album with Melba Montgomery:


Please Be My Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDOXWrMbNoA
« Last Edit: January 03, 2020, 01:55:52 AM by Rocker » Logged

a diseased bunch of mo'fos if there ever was one… their beauty is so awesome that listening to them at their best is like being in some vast dream cathedral decorated with a thousand gleaming American pop culture icons.

- Lester Bangs on The Beach Boys


PRO SHOT BEACH BOYS CONCERTS - LIST


To sum it up, they blew it, they blew it consistently, they continue to blow it, it is tragic and this pathological problem caused The Beach Boys' greatest music to be so underrated by the general public.

- Jack Rieley
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 03:33:33 AM »

Usually I am not a fan of duets. But every now and then I have to make exceptions

I'm the same! Maybe that's why many of my choices are a little on the weird side. Grin

Most "girl-boy" duets I like are straightforward line or verse trading with little or no vocal harmonizing (unlike your "Cryin' Time" and "One").

Peter and Kate's "Don't Give Up" is one of the... well, don't-give-up message songs I post when someone dear to me is struggling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEq-r2agqc
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2020, 03:06:48 AM »

I was in a bad place when I first heard "Where Is The Love" in 1972. Not so now.

Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway really nail it. Horrific to know that Hathaway jumped to his death seven years later.

Two prodigious talents--RIP, Donny. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcHPNUN-U8E

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberta_Flack_%26_Donny_Hathaway
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
NOLA BB Fan
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 845


"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2020, 11:48:38 AM »

Thanks to this thread I reintroduced myself to a wonderful album that came out I believe around 2006, "Adieu, False Heart". It was just about the last thing Linda Ronstadt recorded as her Parkinson's was starting to cause some problems with her voice. She recorded this acoustic album with Cajun musician/singer Ann Savoy.

 I find it relaxing, perfect for a lazy afternoon.
Please check out the following covers - these are particularly wonderful. Beautiful harmonies:

Walk Away Renee
Go Away From My Window
Logged

"No White Flags." - Team Gleason

"(Brian) got into this really touching music with songs like 'In My Room', and 'Good Vibrations' was amazing. The melodies are so beautiful, almost perfect. I began to realize he was one of the most gifted writers of our generation." - Paul Simon

 "The best thing you can be 'like' in music is yourself." Dr. John
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2020, 01:29:23 PM »

Thanks to this thread I reintroduced myself to a wonderful album that came out I believe around 2006, "Adieu, False Heart". It was just about the last thing Linda Ronstadt recorded as her Parkinson's was starting to cause some problems with her voice. She recorded this acoustic album with Cajun musician/singer Ann Savoy.

 I find it relaxing, perfect for a lazy afternoon.
Please check out the following covers - these are particularly wonderful. Beautiful harmonies:

Walk Away Renee
Go Away From My Window

Thanks for the tip, Lizzie. I have the album lined up for near-future listening. Wink
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
RangeRoverA1
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 4297


I drink expired tea. wanna sip or spit?


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2020, 03:33:49 PM »

Hey Nola check Cats. :D You can never miss Cats. 3D
Logged

Short notice: the cat you see to the left is the best. Not counting your indoor cat who might have habit sitting at your left side when you post at SmileySmile.

Attention, Declaration Signature Walking Few Miles Near You. Hide With Chickens.

Who Is Who = Fact. Everybody Is People = Human. Logic 200%.
beachcat
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 83


Gen X'er "Living in the Past"


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2020, 09:29:13 PM »

Another favourite duet of mine is "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League from their superb album Dare! (every track a winner).

Excellent choice! It immediately reminded me of another of one of my favorite '80s duets, "Obsession" by Animotion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIs5StN8J-0
Logged

"Star bright, star light,
Make this wish come true tonight..."
RangeRoverA1
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 4297


I drink expired tea. wanna sip or spit?


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2020, 10:21:37 PM »

Hey, beachcat. :D Been long, can you answer question I did ask to you in Favorite Instrumentals thread in general music? Thank thee.
Logged

Short notice: the cat you see to the left is the best. Not counting your indoor cat who might have habit sitting at your left side when you post at SmileySmile.

Attention, Declaration Signature Walking Few Miles Near You. Hide With Chickens.

Who Is Who = Fact. Everybody Is People = Human. Logic 200%.
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2020, 03:05:21 AM »

Another favourite duet of mine is "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League from their superb album Dare! (every track a winner).

Excellent choice! It immediately reminded me of another of one of my favorite '80s duets, "Obsession" by Animotion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIs5StN8J-0

Thanks, bc. Wow, the recommendations are simply pouring in! I've added "Obsession" to my steadily growing list of must-listens. Wink
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2020, 01:56:52 AM »

Another favourite duet of mine is "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League from their superb album Dare! (every track a winner).

Excellent choice! It immediately reminded me of another of one of my favorite '80s duets, "Obsession" by Animotion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIs5StN8J-0

Nice! I must have missed that at the time (a generational thing). As for Dare!, it's one of those albums of all good stuff. Every track a winner, including "Get Carter". I don't believe Human League recorded any other duets...

"That's The Way (I'm Only Trying To Help You)" by Culture Club is a pretty good candidate for this category, with backing vocalist Helen Terry up there in the spotlight with Boy George: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCM18h4xwPQ

I keep coming back to those first two CC albums. George sounds terrified on the first one but seems resigned to his dangerous lifestyle on the second.
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
beachcat
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 83


Gen X'er "Living in the Past"


View Profile
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2020, 06:47:58 PM »

Here's another '80s duet, JK. "What Have I Done to Deserve This," by the the Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield. Great song. I remember watching the video when I was a kid and being enamored of the dancers' glittery costumes and big feather headdresses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn9E5i7l-Eg

Can't say I've ever been a Culture Club fan, but that duet you posted really nicely showcases George's voice. But that Gaye/Terrell song you shared was gorgeous!
Logged

"Star bright, star light,
Make this wish come true tonight..."
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5677


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2020, 01:31:50 AM »

Here's another '80s duet, JK. "What Have I Done to Deserve This," by the the Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield. Great song. I remember watching the video when I was a kid and being enamored of the dancers' glittery costumes and big feather headdresses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn9E5i7l-Eg

Can't say I've ever been a Culture Club fan, but that duet you posted really nicely showcases George's voice. But that Gaye/Terrell song you shared was gorgeous!

Thanks, bc. Given the right material (as here) Dusty was unbeatable!

And that Gaye/Terrell duet gets me every time. Motown could deliver the most heartbreaking "middle eights".
Logged

"Ik bun moar een eenvoudige boerenlul en doar schoam ik mien niet veur" (Normaal, 1978)
I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower: A Beach Boys Orchestration Web Series ($1,584)
beachcat
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 83


Gen X'er "Living in the Past"


View Profile
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2020, 06:39:37 PM »

Hey, beachcat. :D Been long, can you answer question I did ask to you in Favorite Instrumentals thread in general music? Thank thee.

Hi RR, sorry about the loooong delay! I just recently got back to these boards after a hiatus because of, well, you know, life, but in case it was missed, I responded to your request recently. Glad to be back Cheesy
Logged

"Star bright, star light,
Make this wish come true tonight..."
gfx
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
gfx
Jump to:  
gfx
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Page created in 1.162 seconds with 22 queries.
Helios Multi design by Bloc
gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!