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Old 01-07-2009, 07:16 AM
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My wife and I will be performing in two weeks and we want to do more songs where she does the lead vocals. Any sugestions? Our current songs include covers of Buffett, Van Morrison, CCR, CSN, Bob Seger, Eagles, Stones, Bon Jovi, etc., with a couple newer songs thrown in. Thanks for your input.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:21 AM
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Default indigo girls

indigo girls have some beautiful harmonies. power of two, etc..... also what about some eva cassidy. beautifully simple guitar music with great female vocals. landslide?
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I just started working a bit with a female singer. Some of the stuff we're working on includes Carly Simon, Sarah McLachlan, Alannah Myles, and Fleetwood Mac. If country isn't OUT, I successfully did some stuff with another female singer prior- The Judds, The Wreckers, Patty Loveless, Sugarland. Just some thoughts...

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I put a post up about a great song I've learned recently....simple and even in my vocal range, so I'm sure it would be doable.

http://69.41.173.82/forums/showthrea...ghlight=needle
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Several years ago I heard a male/female duet do the old Merilee Rush [later Juice Newton] "Angel of the Morning," alternating lines until the chorus, and it was way cool. I've done that song for years from a male perpespective and it works, but the duet really brought a new twist to the song. Made it more like a conversation.
Other than that, don't forget Linda Rhondstadt's songs. Always a crowd pleaser. "Keep Me From Blowing Away," is my favorite of hers.
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KT Tunstall has great tunes that are fun to play on an acoustic. Here she is with Black Horse and Cherry Tree:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYEU91d8ngc

Here is a cover of the Jackson 5 hit "I want you back" I love her use of the looper in both of these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM490EXk8v0
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Surprised that nobody has mentioned AKUS yet ?
Most anything by Alison Krauss and Union Station would be a great for male female duet situations. I have even done a couple with a female singer that used to perform at the local coffee shop.

Another great one is Whiskey Lullaby.
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KT Tunstall has great tunes that are fun to play on an acoustic. Here she is with Black Horse and Cherry Tree:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYEU91d8ngc

Here is a cover of the Jackson 5 hit "I want you back" I love her use of the looper in both of these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM490EXk8v0
When I watch KT using that looper I ask myself "why in the hell am I not using one of those when I perform?" Talk about a very simple way to put some percusion in to back you up. I have always thought about using it to play more than 1 guitar part in a song but adding a percusion or bass line like she does is where it's at.
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When I watch KT using that looper I ask myself "why in the hell am I not using one of those when I perform?" Talk about a very simple way to put some percusion in to back you up. I have always thought about using it to play more than 1 guitar part in a song but adding a percusion or bass line like she does is where it's at.
I love using my looper for percusion or layering when playing something like Pacabel Canon in D.... (such fun to have yourself playing in 4-5 part harmony). I also use it to practice lead electric guitar parts by playing a backing track and then soloing over it. Also neat for copying a part of a song off my ipod, slowing it down at pitch to learn something.... so many fun uses. It was well worth the 175 cheeseburgers I spent on Craigslist for it.
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Stevie Knicks and Lindsey Buckingham - Landslide
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Stevie Knicks and Lindsey Buckingham - Landslide
Apart from the spelling and Mr Buckingham,i agree.Stevie Nicks with or without Fleetwood Mac and having seen your existing influences,how about Pat Benatar?
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We like Benatar. Which of her songs do you think would work with just an acoustic guitar?
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It depends on her vocal range, but some good old stuff I would recommend are:

Janis Ian (anything from the album "Between the Lines")

Carole King

Roberta Flack (sp?)

My wife has had some success singing Neil Young songs such as Tell Me Why and Heart of Gold. She has also done a rendition of City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman) that I think sounded pretty good, and Luck Man (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) which gave it a surprisingly realistic fresh twist. Dare to experiment and do the unexpected...the results may surprise you!
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We like Benatar. Which of her songs do you think would work with just an acoustic guitar?
Got to be ,Hit Me With Your Best Shot;it should be fun to arrange as an acoustic number.Please record it and post it here if you do it.
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Do me a favor and check out Amy Martin and Kate Rusby. Both can be found on Itunes.
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