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Posted on Dec 23, 2012 12:00:05 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 12:00:53 AM PST
alexwilbury says:
There already was a group like that. They were called simply "The Band":

Rick Danko (vocals, writer, bass, violin, trombone)
Levon Helm (vocals, writer, drums, mandolin)
Garth Hudson (every instrument you can think of and more)
Richard Manuel (vocals, writer, piano, drums)
Robbie Robertson (guitar, writer, occasional vocals)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 9:14:50 AM PST
:)..lol. best lineup ever! mom said she would go and would probably lhao..

your frind kent

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 2:10:37 PM PST
stevign says:
Marcia Ball (Vocals)
Delbert McClinton (Vocals & Harp)
Danny Gatton (Guitar)
Mac Rebennack (Piano)
Steve Gadd (Drums)
Christian McBride (Bass)
Vanessa Marcil (Tambourine & sexy outfit)

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 2:01:50 PM PST
stevign says:
Paul Butterfield (Harp)
Howlin' Wolf (Vocals)
Ronnie Earl (Guitar)
Otis Spann (Piano)
Steve Gadd (Drums)
Christian McBride (Bass)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 1:53:08 PM PST
stevign says:
Do I get to bring hand grenades? I'm in!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 1:52:02 PM PST
stevign says:
re: "But here's the real kicker"

99% of the time he's boring, he should stick to Smooth Jazz where it's a requirement.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 1:23:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012 1:25:11 PM PST
Well, if ya' want versatile...

Richard Thompson: Guitar, Vocals
Steve Morse: Guitar
Ric Sanders: Violin
Yo Yo Ma: Cello
Dave Pegg: Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Backing Vocals
Simon Phillips: Drums, Percussion

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 6:00:26 AM PST
Geezerguy says:
Stevie Wonder
Paul McCartney
Todd Rundgren
Steve Winwood
Edgar Winter

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 10:33:25 PM PST
Truly incredibe. Wow 666 my taste completely. Just amazing...

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 1:14:01 PM PST
I'll be there. Who will throw the first punches - Axl & Slash or the Gallaghers? Also I want to tuck a dollar bill into Sarah Palin's costume!

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 11:32:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 11:52:33 AM PST
Here's my All-star supergroup, mostly consisting of members from my previous "impossible versatile band" lineups. Those ones probably wont get along very well....

Yanni - Vocals & Triangle
Marilyn Manson - Broken Beer Bottles, Lacerations, Flute & Back Vocals
Sinead O Connor - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Rev Jesse Jackson - Banjo, Back vocals, Benedictions & Blessings
Susan Boyle - Tambourine, Vocals & Insults
Slash - Lead Guitar & Cigarette Distribution
Garth Brooks - Rhythm Guitar
Axl Rose - Piano, Growlings & Riot Control
Courtney Love - Mandolin, Harp & Screams
Bono - Bell, Flashy Suits and Money Donation Control
50 Cent - Occasional MC & Gun control
Steve Martin - Banjo & Random Jokes
Tommy Lee - Drums

Belly Dancers: Sarah Palin, Condoleezza Rice, Rosie O`Donell, Donald Trump and Charlton Heston.

Choir: Jackie Evancho, Serj Tankian, Christina Aguilera, Jack Black, Liam & Noel Gallagher, Celine Dion & Trent Reznor

So ? Are u guys coming to the show:) ?...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 10:57:32 AM PST
I bet it was awesome! Saw them last summer, but couldn't work it out this year...love them Wolves!!!

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 10:50:54 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Cody:
Good one...I just saw them do the entire Kiko...amazing!

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 10:41:39 AM PST
hmmmm...

Los Lobos

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 9:52:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 9:53:15 AM PST
vivazappa says:
FREDDIE-vocals vocals vocals
Mike Campbell--Guitar ect...you name it he plays it!
Billy and Mickey (Grateful Dead)--Drumz, percussion, the rack, timpani
Tony Levin--Bass electric, acoustic, and the stick!
Keith Emerson--Synths, organ, piano and that thing he rubs between his legs!
and throw in David Lindley--Guitarz--just for kicks!!!

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 12:18:04 AM PST
Lemmy - Vocals
Malcom Young - Guitar
Johnny Ramone - Guitar
Adam Clayton - Bass
Tiny Tim - Uke
Phil Rudd - Drums

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 3:28:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 3:31:30 PM PST
The OP said : (all have to be living)...But if we can use the deads as well then here's another one:

Impossible versatile band # 5

Andrea Bocelli - Vocals
Joe C - Back Vocals, Beat Box & Mandolin
Trent Reznor - Keyboards & Back Vocals
Dave Mustaine - Lead Guitar
Tori Amos - Piano & Occasional Back Vocals
Victoria Banks - Rhythm Guitar
Nicole Fiorentino - Bass & Sexyness
Boyd Tinsley - Violin
Benny Benassi - DJ
Nicholas Barker - Drums

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:26:16 PM PST
Fischman says:
I'm afraid I shortchanged Larry

200 hit records, over 100 of them Gold or better!

He was the guitarist on Piano Man.

He also toured with a number of these artists. That versatility is equally productive when putting together a touring band or a studio group.

Yes indeed--he did Reelin' in the Years

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 2:17:43 PM PST
Music Lover says:
Fischman-great post on one of the best and most diverse session men ever. Doesn't he do the Reelin In The Years guitar solo as well? I'm curious as to what Billy Joel song(s)? it must have been something on the first 2 or 3 albums as I think those were all studio musician backed

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 2:14:40 PM PST
Fischman says:
Four those who don't know Larry Carlton's resume:

One time member of Steely Dan--responsible for guitar on Kid Charlemagne which Rolling Stone called one of the three greatest guitar solos of all time.

Hugely successful as a solo artist in fusion and hard jazz
Equally successful as a solo artist and member of Fourplay in smooth jazz

But here's the real kicker--he's been the guitar on over 100 hit albums, many of them being the most iconic albums by the most iconic artists--here's just a partial list:

Four Tops
Helen Reddy
Kim Carnes
Booker T & the MGs
Barbara Streisand
Billy Joel
Dusty Springfield
Linda Ronstad
Minnie Ripperton
Franki Vallli
The 5th Dimension
Glen Campbell
Michael Jackson
Al Jarreau
The Brothers Johnson
Seals and Crofts
Christopher Cross
Olivia Newton John
Chet Atkins
David Crosby
Herb Alpert
Michael McDonald
The Temptations
Stanley Clarke
Jaco Pastorius
Lou Rawls
Crusaders

How's that for versatility? Furthermore, his versatility has been praised by such diverse artists as Herbie Hancock, Robben Ford, Sting and many more.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 1:45:20 PM PST
impossible versatile band# 4

Axl Rose - Vocals
Lauryn Hill - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Susan Boyle - Back Vocals & Tambourine
Max Cavalera - Rhythm Guitar
Melissa Auf der Maur - Bass & Back Vocals
Q-ball - Keyboards
Nico Mcbrain - Drums

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 1:12:43 PM PST
Impossible versatile band#3

Bjork - Vocals
Tom Morello - Lead Guitar
Billy Corgan - Rhythm Guitar & Back Vocals
Sting - Bass & Back Vocals
Marilyn Manson - Keyboards
John Dolmayan - Drums

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 12:56:17 PM PST
Impossible versatile band #2 :

Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals and shakings
Rev. Jesse Jackson - Keyboards and Vocals
Courtney love - Lead Guitar & back Vocals
Busta Rhyme - Beat Box/MC
Sheryl Crowe - Rhythm Guitar
Rick Allen - Drums

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:24:37 PM PST
Mark R. Allen,

Absolutely right.

Spector considered the artists themselves virtually interchangeable as evidenced by releasing some Ronettes recordings as being by "The Crystals"!

One could argue that the current trend toward "studio-made" artists, using studio manipulations such as "autotune" etc. and putting control more in the hands of the production team over the artists is just a throwback to the Spector era, which, BTW, certainly produced some classic recordings.

So, perhaps the current trend is simply a matter of the music industry having come "Full Circle"?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 11:55:23 AM PST
CH

What made Martin so successful was that he LISTENED to the musicians and helped actualize the sounds they heard in their heads. All too few producers of that era did that. Think Phil Spector.
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