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High Register Singing

PostPosted:Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:13 pm
by gratephulphish123
I'm watchin truckin up to buffalo right now and theres a really girly voice singing, definately not jer so it's either bobby or brent, i doubt brent but could bobby really sing THAT high, in alot of recordings in the 80's and 90's i hear a female voice :-?

PostPosted:Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:25 pm
by BlobWeird
Do you have Reckoning? if so listen to Deep Elem Blues. Listen to the chorus and youll hear a VERY high pitched voice. thats good old bobby.

PostPosted:Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:44 pm
by gratephulphish123
lol somehow i figured it's be him, hehehe silly weir, is he the high voice in the 90's too or is that vince

PostPosted:Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:27 pm
by LazyLightnin
Bobby does that all the time, often in the last few lines of a song when he's all pumped, i used to think it was strange but its just Bobby all energized. hard to swallow at first yes but its Bobby and hes wailin'!

i think Bobbys songwriting made for some great outro's, he always gets to shout over and over the last lines, i think its freakin awsome!

Brent is the high voice on reckoning, he did some higher vocals 79- i dunno early 80's listen close and youll be able to follow Brents maturity in his playing and singing over just a short 5 year period.

PostPosted:Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:59 pm
by lostsailor8782
there are some Buckets from the early 80's where Bobby just looses his mind and goes crazy with the falsetto voice

PostPosted:Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:32 pm
by BlobWeird
LazyLightnin wrote: Brent is the high voice on reckoning, he did some higher vocals 79- i dunno early 80's listen close and youll be able to follow Brents maturity in his playing and singing over just a short 5 year period.
Those high vocals you hear behind Jerry in the chorus are definitely Bobby.

PostPosted:Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:48 pm
by LazyLightnin
then whos doing the high voice during Bobby songs? its the same vocal.

PostPosted:Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:03 am
by BlobWeird
hmm do you have an example? Because im certain thats Bobby. If Brent came out of the grave and said thats him I still wouldnt believe it lol

PostPosted:Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:08 am
by myoung6923
Brent did a lot of the high harmonies - that was one of the big attraction that the dead had towards him - they needed someone that could hit those high harmonies that Donna used to get. I think that Berent had a great voice to those high parts.

PostPosted:Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:00 am
by Winterland
Weir also used to freak out on Estimated in the 80's Healy had the echos really going. Mayby it was the doses? LOL

PostPosted:Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:07 am
by AugustWest
I like the opener on downhill from here where bobby treats the alpine valley crowd with some high register spirit on the very first song of the night. "all night long" That is when you know bobby means it.

PostPosted:Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:37 am
by shakedown_04092
Thanks for the morning laugh, this thread had me cracking up reacing you guys' posts! :lol:

PostPosted:Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:08 am
by gratephulphish123
lol yeah i just listened to a sugar magnolia involving screamin glike a bird of prey, thats weir alright, wonder if he still does this stuff with ratdog

PostPosted:Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:22 am
by BlobWeird
myoung6923 wrote:Brent did a lot of the high harmonies - that was one of the big attraction that the dead had towards him - they needed someone that could hit those high harmonies that Donna used to get. I think that Berent had a great voice to those high parts.
Dont get me wrong here. I know Brent does high harmonies. Ive heard enough 80's to tell this. But that recording isnt Brent. Bobbys voice is obvious there. At least to me it is. Maybe give it another listen and youll see.

PostPosted:Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:24 pm
by myoung6923
ye - deep elem high part is all bobby without question