20 feet from stardom

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  1. Shawn@PRS

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    I watched a movie on Netflix the other night called "20 feet from stardom". It's about background singers and it features some pretty prominent songs, even if you are not familiar with the singers who sung them. One of the highlights of the movie for me was this section where Merry Clayton and Mick Jagger talk about the vocals Merry did on the Stones' song "Gimme Shelter". The isolated vocal track illustrates the raw power and emotion a voice can achieve. Check it out.

     
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    NomadMike New Member

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    In the song itself I loved hearing Jagger say "whoo!" after her famous voice crack. Merry's performance will never be matched on that song.
     
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    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    Very cool, I always wondered who sung that part along with Mick.
     
  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    By strange coincidence I'm working on an ad track, and over the past few days we decided that to bring it to life (there are no lyrics) it really needs vocal accents. I've got a session with a great female singer tonight, who I love working with.

    Yes - a great singer like Merry makes ALL the difference in a track.

    And of course a bad singer kills it. ;)
     
  5. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Damn, what a voice and performance. Great story. I'll have to check this out, thanks for the heads up Shawn.
     
  6. Shawn@PRS

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    The entire movie is worth watching, especialy if you're a fan of music
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Cool movie, I really enjoyed it! But then again I have a thing for b-up vocals.
     
  8. alphasports

    alphasports New Member

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    Ya I saw that awhile back, very interesting (and maybe a bit depressing if you're in the Background Vocals bizz...)
     
  9. Daniel

    Daniel New Member

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    I saw a good bit of that show a few months(?) ago. Great show! I really enjoyed the perspective from the "backup" singers view.
     
  10. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Thanks for sharing. Really looking forward to watching this.
     
  11. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Another recommendation - excellent flick, and some great info in there.
     

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