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Songs With Famous Unexpected Back Up Singers And Session Musicians

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Songs With Famous Unexpected Back Up Singers And Session Musicians

Post by CK-722 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:13 am

Sue Cowsill on "I'm On Fire" by the Dwight Twilley Band. (Free-ee-ee-ee-ee I think, like and spaghettied.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS_cgag9eQg

Linda Ronstadt on "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold. Second verse. (We must attend to her needs, she's so much younger than you.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boAv-Bu4MrI

Glen Campbell plays the bowed hacksaw on "Baby I Do Love You" by The Galens. (From near the beginning. Theremin and Moog replaced the need for hacksaws.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6wAFXxyHuQ

Ray Stevens plays harpsichord on "Reach Out In The Darkness" by Friend and Lover. (Background to "I knew a man that I did not care for, and then one day this man gave me a call.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqLRd4neGGE
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Post by sfpcc » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:42 am

Linda Ronstadt on "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold.

Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor / Neil Young - Heart Of Gold

Linda Ronstadt / Warren Zevon Excitable Boy

Ray Stevens / Handclaps / Sugar Sugar

Juice Newton / Ebony Eyes / Bob Welch

Mick Fleetwood, John McVie / Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon

David Letterrman / The Hockey Song, (Hit Something) - Warren Zevon



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Post by Vic Doucette » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:58 am

Jackson Browne's "Redneck Friend" features Elton John (listed as "Rockaday Johnny") on piano.


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Post by matt1 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:52 pm

Ray Stevens sings back up on "Broomstick Cowboy" by Bobby Goldsboro (1965 or 1966).



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Post by matt1 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:53 pm

The late Leon Russell, the late Glen Campbell & Hal Blaine on drums on some tracks from The Monkees (debut) & "More Of The Monkees".



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Post by ftballfan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:01 pm

Walter Egan's hit "Magnet and Steel" has Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham (both of Fleetwood Mac) on backing vocals



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Post by SpartanAM » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:18 pm

Michael McDonald on Steely Dan's Aja Album


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Post by lidoshuffle » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:56 pm

Mick Jagger on Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" also, On Elton John's remake of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", (1975) Sir Winston O'Boogie is the backing vocal..(John Lennon)



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Post by sfpcc » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:57 am

Years before The Devil Went Down To Georgia Charlie Daniels was a session musician in Nashville. During that time he played on a Leonard Cohen album.



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Post by matt1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:14 pm

The Bee Gees sings back up on Chicago "Little Miss Lovin'" (from 1978 "Hot Streets")



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Post by Milk » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:09 pm

Stevie Ray Vaughn played the guitar solo on David Bowie's "Let's Dance".

Slayer's Kerry King played the guitar solos on Beastie Boys' "You've Got a Fight For Your Right to Party" and "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn".



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Post by sfpcc » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:57 am

Elton John played on Saxon's Party Till You Puke.



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Post by Chris1980 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:32 pm

Madonna on "Sidewalk Talk" (Jellybean) (only on the choruses and bridge; the verses were sung by the late Kat Buchanan)
Daryl Hannah on "You're a Friend of Mine" (Jackson Browne & Clarence Clemmons)
Cheryl Ladd on "I Want You, I Need You" (Chris Christian)
Chaka Khan on "Higher Love" (Steve Winwood - she also appeared in the video)
Chaka Khan on "Save It for a Rainy Day" (Stephen Bishop)
Martha Davis (The Motels) and Patty Smyth (Scandal) on "Sunset Grill" (Don Henley)
Michelle Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) on "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (Belinda Carlisle)
Darlene Love on "The Power of Love/Love Power" (Luther Vandross)
Dusty Springfield on "The B**ch Is Back" (Elton John)
Gladys Knight & The Pips on "Share Your Love with Me" (Kenny Rogers)
Prince on "A Love Bizarre" (Sheila E.) (the song is basically a duet but was not credited as such)
Sheena Easton on "U Got the Look" (Prince) (again, a duet that was not credited as such)
Luther Vandross on "Keep Coming Back" (Richard Marx)
A pre-stardom Cher on "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (Righteous Brothers)
Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt sang backup on Emmylou Harris' album version of "Mr. Sandman," but were not featured on the single release due to contractual issues. They did later do a number of "Trio" albums together, though.
Mariah Carey started by singing backup for Brenda K. Starr though I'm not sure if she sings on any of Brenda's hits.



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Post by Chris1980 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:41 pm

Some others:

The Jackson 5 on "You Haven't Done Nothin'" (Stevie Wonder)
Michael Jackson on "Somebody's Watching Me" (Rockwell)
Rick Astley and Kiki Dee on "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (Elton John)
Stevie Wonder (harmonica) on "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" (Elton John), "I Feel for You" (Chaka Khan) and "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" (Eurythmics) among many others
Eric Clapton (guitar) on "I Wish It Would Rain Down" (Phil Collins)
George Michael on "Wrap Her Up" and "Nikita" (both Elton John)
Olivia Newton-John on "Fly Away" (John Denver)
Siedah Garrett was Michael Jackson's uncredited duet partner on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" and also co-wrote "Man in the Mirror." (Jackson had wanted to do the song with Barbra Streisand but she declined.)



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Post by ftballfan » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:44 pm

On multiple occasions, a former Fleetwood Mac member has appeared on a Fleetwood Mac album after leaving the group.
[*]In 1979, original guitarist Peter Green, who had left the group in 1970 but briefly rejoined in 1971 after Jeremy Spencer left, appeared on the song "Brown Eyes" off the album Tusk
[*]On 1990's Behind the Mask, Lindsey Buckingham, who had left in 1987, appeared on the title track playing guitar
[*]1995's Time had Buckingham appear on the track "Nothing About You"; Buckingham (and Stevie Nicks, who had left in 1991) would rejoin Fleetwood Mac two years later
[*]2003's Say You Will had Christine McVie, who had left in 1998 (and would rejoin in 2014), appear on the tracks "Bleed to Love Her" and "Steal Your Heart Away"

Speaking of Say You Will, Sheryl Crow appeared on the title track and "Silver Girl"



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