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Greatest Vocal Band of All Time

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DBCrocky, Dec 29, 2011.


  1. DBCrocky

    DBCrocky

    Oct 18, 2011
    Cary, NC
    Taken from the Beatles thread.

    Contenders:
    The Beatles
    The Beach Boys
    Crosby Stills Nash Young

    Honoroable Mention:
    The Eagles

    Who else?
     
  2. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Tom Waits
     
  3. BlacksHole

    BlacksHole

    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    The Temptations; the Four Tops.
     
  4. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Sep 14, 2005
    The Lennon Sisters were great. And the Bee Gees!

    Oh, and the Traveling Wilburys! ;)
     
  5. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    The Shaggs
     
  6. N.F.A.

    N.F.A.

    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Do the Everly Brothers count as a band?
     
  7. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    You might consider Queen and also Jellyfish who were sort of between Queen and the Beach Boys.

    Also Earth Wind and Fire, Take Six, and countless country bands.
     
  8. Abba
     
  9. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Yes
     
  10. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    The Mills Brothers
    Beach Boys
    Eagles
    Temptations
    Supremes
     
  11. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    The Association
    Three Dog Night
     
  12. NKUSigEp

    NKUSigEp

    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Heart
    Alice in Chains
     
  13. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    I look at this as two different types of groups. Those that play instruments and sing and those that are vocalists who don't play. Either way, here are some more good ones.

    The Doobie Brothers
    Styx
    Kansas
    Journey
    Boston
    REO Speedwagon
    Foreigner
    The Four Tops
    The Vogues
    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    Little Anthony & The Imperials
    The Impressions
    The Drifters
    The Supremes
    Martha & The Vandellas

    Also, check out The Vocal Group Hall of Fame website

    The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation - Dedicated to Honoring the Greatest Vocal Groups of The World.
     
  14. Hands down, The Manhattan Transfer.
     
  15. kimokeo

    kimokeo

    Jul 7, 2009
    Louisana's Leroux
    Little River Band
     
  16. You beat me by 2 minutes!!!

    There really is nothing left to be said, The Manhattan Transfer hit harmonies that any of the aforementioned bands, as good as they are, would have trouble imagining, much less executing.
     
  17. I vote for the Beach Boys. Of course, if we had to judge every vocal band by their single best song, Queen wins hands-down.

    My favorite vocal band of the last decade is Jump Little Children.

    Jump Little Children - Pigeon - YouTube has some of the most beautiful harmonies I've ever heard. Absolutely haunting.
     
  18. in my book the eagles are kings of harmony
     
  19. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    Starland Vocal Band, of course.:bag:

    Big +1.

    I'm shocked no one mentioned The Band before me. Danko, Manuel and Helm, what a trio of voices!
     

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