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    We just watched this documentary (Netflixs) about the back-up singers who made so-sos sound good and greats sound even greater. There is some incredible kick-ass singing in this video, and the (mostly) women are sassy, funny and soooooo good at what they do! Also delves into why its hard for even a well-established back-up singer to go for a solo career.

    All in all, positive vibrations in this film!
    Last edited by Smilin' Bob; 09-26-2016, 11:35 PM.
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    F*** 'em if they can't take a joke!

  • #2
    Some back-up singers eventually get their own deal, like Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Luther Vandross, Michael McDonald, Rita Coolidge...the list is longer than most would think.

    It isn't just singers, though. Sidemen/women live in the same shadow. Clapton is a perfect example of one who found the limelight.
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    • #3
      Me and a bunch of Hermosa Beach locals once rubbernecked at a Smoky and the Bandit (IIRC) shoot. Saw Boit AND Farah. I was awestruck. Was 50 or more feet though. yuk yuk
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      • #4
        I always liked the ladies in Lynyrd Skynyrd.... they sounded and looked good. I like some of the old Motown groups with the snazzy backups!