kash at ran.es
Tue Feb 4 11:06:43 PST 2003
>I wouldn't think it's an instrumentalists' thing or a jealousy thing
Ok, maybe I didn't cover this deeply enough. In some cases, it IS a
pain to back a singer who completely ignores the band, or even directs
it...or blames it if things go wrong. And, many musicians (I'm not
including myself here) just don't like a singer in the way. I,
personally, enjoy backing a singer that forms part of the music, but do
not like having one on stage who just takes over the band.
>While an occasional vocal is ok, it's still the instruments that hold
Some songs cry out for the words, though. Trouble In Mind, Angel Eyes,
Doctor Jazz, Ain't Misbehavin'.... to name a few, with no connection
whatsoever between them. And, the general public likes to hear the
words to a song. They recognize a song, many times, by the words rather
than the melody.
Anyway, I'm into the "heart" thing, and if a musician has it, that's
great. If a singer has it, that's great. Doesn't matter the instrument
(the voice being an instrument in its own right).
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