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Soulful Young Lady + Hot Guitar: Material?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Bunk McNulty, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Bunk McNulty

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    The band I work with most has for the last few years been playing a book that included a lot of Little Feat, Tommy Castro, Delbert McClinton, Robben Ford. A lot of roadhouse blues and funk, pretty guitar-centric. We've just acquired a young lady to front the band. She's way into Joss Stone, Beth Hart, '70s soul (she won us over at her audition with "Me and Mrs Jones" -- just killed it.) Anyway, I'm hoping to tap into the TB hive mind for material that accommodates a soulful female vocal with some hot guitar. We've already gotten to Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart...we'd be grateful for ideas. Thanks in advance...
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    How about a little Betty Lavette? You may also want to check out Shannon Curfman? Sounds like a fun project....we need a video!
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    Betty Lavette don't hear that name very often. My friends were her backing band for her last album back in 09 or 2010 can't remember. She's great.
  4. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    Soulful Blues - Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks
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    Beth Hart and Susan Tedeschi are great suggestions.

    Maybe check out some Grace Potter material.
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    Skunk Anansie...They are from the UK. I never heard of them till we jammed with a girl that has a really strong voice.. "Weak" and "Hedonism" are the two we play. Worth a listen.
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    We hit up some soul classics in our set, done in our own style, of course.




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    Don't just play what females have already covered. She has range, right? Play any and everything. Especially have her grab well-loved male vocals that she can take to new territory.

    I love that.
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    We actually don't even consider 'female' tracks for the most part. Its too easy to 'copy' or come too close to the original.
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    Susan Tedeschi for sure.

    Nina Simone
    Irma Thomas

    Rockabilly not soul or blues, but I love Imelda May.

    Check out this one from Nikki Hill
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    Sade, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Joss Stone, Vashti Bunyan, Adele, Dusty Springfield, Florence Welch, Paloma Faith... Real Thing, Mica Paris, Gladys Small, Beverley Knight...

    Should keep you going for a bit!
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    One of my favorite lady singer & guitar combinations is Lucinda Williams and Doug Pettibone. They call it country I guess, but it's more "alt" than "country", in my opinion.

    Good luck!
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    Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Susan Tedeschi and Alabama Shakes.
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    Love threads like this... Always leads to an hour or two listening to stuff I've never heard before! Thanks.
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    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

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    Keri Leigh "Here's your mop Mr. Johnson"



    Like Ms. Leigh, Rory has an incredible catalog, this is just an example of her skills.
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    The reggae feel on "Use Me" is way cool!
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  19. Bunk McNulty

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    "Me and Mrs Jones" see above.
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    Three songs that come to mind when I think soulful female vocal with driving electric guitar...

    Lauren Christy - Breed
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Hp-8WWrO8

    NY Loose - Spit
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=18_SYXrVE18

    Mazzy Star - She's My Baby
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yidJbNm8Uo


    And three songs that typically have a male vocal but might sound really neat if done by a female...

    Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D3Nl1GZzuw

    Spiderbait version of - Black Betty
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU1VfYYKMDk

    Raconteurs - Steady as She Goes (the bass player just "kills" in this video)
    vimeo.com/38180344

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