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    I love these two...

    Jackie Wilson, Higher and Higher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzDVaKRApcg

    Al Green, Let's Stay Together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM
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    Have a really tasty slice of jump blues doo wop (with a great tenor solo)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUEunq3jihE
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    Here's a video of Jackie Wilson, in the baddest red suit with fringed boots ever, rocking Higher and Higher uptempo. I guess they didn't call him Mr. Excitement for nothing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1odvp-_bhk

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    I believe it was a heart attack vs. stroke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rackety Sax View Post
    I love these two...

    Jackie Wilson, Higher and Higher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzDVaKRApcg

    Al Green, Let's Stay Together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM
    My wife's favorite artist and song are Jackie Wilson and Higher and Higher. Her other favorite artist is Al Green. In fact, most women (of a certain age) love Al Green. Very few bands cover Al Green tunes but when they do, the women all respond. My band does a version of Take Me To The River that includes the horn lines from Al Green (we play the lines with sax & harp) along with some of the feel of the Talking Heads version and the Delbert McClinton version. It's a guaranteed dance floor filler.
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    I'd love to hear a saxophone do this song, even an alto.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsAjDDX-WhQ

    This one too, echoes of doo-wah, and oh, so powerful.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC-YEtaCOzk

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    Can't believe there are only 6 posts on this thread. This music is my life's soundtrack, as much a i love jazz/blues and classical-soul/r+b is what "spoke to me" and still does.
    I wouldn't know where to start though compiling a list of favourites.

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    Let's start with the Best....
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    My favorite Doo-wop songs are White Christmas sung by the Drifters and I Wonder Why by Dion and the Belmonts. I also like At the Hop by Danny and the Juniors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMusicMan View Post
    ...Her other favorite artist is Al Green....
    What, no Marvin Gaye? This is legendary, for good reason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNydcwDriuU
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    Here's my favorite Shoo-Bop Shoo-Bop song ...





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    I really like this one, but there a lot I like, it's a very fun and energetic style:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yJ1on04jSI
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMusicMan View Post
    My wife's favorite artist and song are Jackie Wilson and Higher and Higher. ...
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    O.K. - I like "Why Do Fools Fall In Love". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ45VxN6UqE

    Saw him do this live, BTW.
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    Funny, I think in one of the books on Anthony Braxton, Braxton talks about being a huge fan of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.
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    My wife's favorite artist and song are Jackie Wilson and Higher and Higher...
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    No pressure on you
    It's a deceptively simple 3-chord song that's very difficult to do well. It has a unique guitar strumming/keyboard rhythm part, backing vocals, horn parts, and a cool horn line interlude. I've done versions in a couple of bands I've been in but it never comes off well. You've got to get the rhythm just right and the feel, the energy, as well as the backing vocal and horn parts. Otherwise it sounds weak, like a bad cover band. It also helps if you have Jackie Wilson's voice.
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    Certainly not doo-wop (which I like very much) but (I think) well qualified for Soul...Eddie Floyd and "Knock On Wood". Wow...so many to choose from!
    Good thread.

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

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    I've played that arrangement of Knock On Wood for several years now in my main band. Our "horn" section is the harp player and me on tenor. There's a cool horn interlude in the middle of the tune.

    In that band and in other bands I've been in, I've done a bunch of those Stax/Memphis, Fame/Muscle Shoals, Atlantic R&B, New Orleans soul and r&b tunes. Think Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Sam and Dave, Chris Kenner, Fats Domino ... The list is too long. I grew up playing this stuff half a century ago and I'm still loving it and playing it today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMusicMan View Post
    I've played that arrangement of Knock On Wood for several years now in my main band. Our "horn" section is the harp player and me on tenor. There's a cool horn interlude in the middle of the tune.

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    Blues harps and tenor make a great mini-horn section. I've been on both sides of that one- actually harps and baritone works even better if you can get a good, cutting harp tone
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    Blues harps and tenor make a great mini-horn section. I've been on both sides of that one- actually harps and baritone works even better if you can get a good, cutting harp tone
    It's the War horn section, with Lee Oskar on harp and Charles Miller on sax (Slippin Into Darkness, Cisco Kid, Low Rider, etc.)

    When we do harp & tenor sax, I do tend to play harmony below the harp. Sometimes the harmony is close, in the same interval. I have a wonderful Martin bari and I do like the idea of the bari & harp, but as I'm also playing keys I need to limit the amount of gear I'm taking to the gig. As it is, it takes me longer to set up and take down than the drummer or the guitar who is also setting up the PA.
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