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Terry
post Aug 19 2012, 08:41 AM
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Just listening to Radio Dismuke and up comes "Paul Whiteman Orchestra - How About Me".

Who is the vocalist on this? It must rank near to the worst ever, along with Wes Vaughn on I'll Be a Friend, and Seger Ellis on Bix and Trams' Blue River.

Any more candidates ?
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post Aug 19 2012, 01:35 PM
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Paul Whiteman Orchestra - "How About Me"... he seems to be doing a 'trick' or 'style' that resembles the male equivalent of Helen Kane with that Betty Boop style! Moving the voice up then back down... he's trying to be 'modern' in his styling, but just sounds out of tune! Another 'fail' in this recording is his voice is too far in the background and the orchestra overpowers him.


"I'll Be A Friend With Pleasure" isn't too bad... that was 'the style' in vocals at that point.

Personally, I'm not a fan of vocals at all in music! If there must be a vocal, it should be only one chorus! I do love vocal trios, and and groups though. I find too, that in the music of the 20s and 30s there is a 'fail' in the vocal, and takes away from the great musical styles. I have gone as far as to edit a vocal out completely.

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post Feb 9 2013, 03:22 AM
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QUOTE (gregoryagogo @ Aug 19 2012, 01:35 PM) *
"I'll Be A Friend With Pleasure" isn't too bad... that was 'the style' in vocals at that point.

Well, it was "a" style. Wes (Weston) Vaughan recorded a good bit with Ted Weems and acquits himself a little better, but damn, not much.

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I find too, that in the music of the 20s and 30s there is a 'fail' in the vocal, and takes away from the great musical styles. I have gone as far as to edit a vocal out completely.

Tell 'em about Sam Sanders. (I hope, for his sake, that that wasn't his real name.)


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- Terry   The worst vocals ever   Aug 19 2012, 08:41 AM
- - gregoryagogo   Paul Whiteman Orchestra - "How About Me...   Aug 19 2012, 01:35 PM
|- - 2nd Sax Bb Tenor   QUOTE (gregoryagogo @ Aug 19 2012, 01:35 ...   Feb 9 2013, 03:22 AM
- - Bob from Pa   QUOTE (Terry @ Aug 19 2012, 04:41 AM) Jus...   Sep 4 2012, 09:22 AM
- - 2nd Sax Bb Tenor   Still lousy, but probably meant to be lousy, is tr...   Feb 16 2013, 06:47 PM
- - 2nd Sax Bb Tenor   (double post, because smartphones are not always t...   Feb 16 2013, 07:04 PM
- - gregoryagogo   I found this song recently, and definitely this IS...   Feb 16 2013, 09:31 PM
- - gregoryagogo   Soooo bad it was, that I removed the vocal! S...   Feb 16 2013, 09:33 PM
- - Terry   You did a nice job there Gregory, it is now a very...   Feb 17 2013, 08:44 AM
|- - 2nd Sax Bb Tenor   I can't play redhotjazz files any more, but I...   Feb 17 2013, 03:49 PM
||- - gregoryagogo   QUOTE (2nd Sax Bb Tenor @ Feb 17 2013, 07...   Feb 17 2013, 04:46 PM
|- - gregoryagogo   QUOTE (Terry @ Feb 17 2013, 12:44 AM) You...   Feb 17 2013, 04:40 PM
|- - 2nd Sax Bb Tenor   QUOTE (gregoryagogo @ Feb 17 2013, 04:40 ...   Feb 17 2013, 08:43 PM
|- - gregoryagogo   QUOTE (2nd Sax Bb Tenor @ Feb 17 2013, 12...   Feb 18 2013, 01:53 AM
|- - 2nd Sax Bb Tenor   QUOTE (gregoryagogo @ Feb 18 2013, 01:53 ...   Feb 18 2013, 05:20 AM
|- - gregoryagogo   QUOTE (2nd Sax Bb Tenor @ Feb 17 2013, 09...   Feb 18 2013, 06:04 AM
- - Terry   However, that is such a vast improvement that I ca...   Feb 17 2013, 09:41 PM
- - heer_bommel   You think those were bad? Then I've got a surp...   May 6 2013, 03:30 PM
|- - gregoryagogo   QUOTE (heer_bommel @ May 6 2013, 07:30 AM...   May 6 2013, 03:40 PM
- - Terry   QUOTE (heer_bommel @ May 6 2013, 10:30 AM...   May 11 2013, 12:23 AM
- - Roseman   In doing some web searcing for Fran Frey stuff (Sa...   May 28 2013, 11:38 PM
- - Terry   I think the weird solo sounds a bit like a high pi...   May 29 2013, 12:17 AM
- - laughland   Yup Don, I'd agree - that is a little bit bad....   May 29 2013, 12:53 AM


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