[Dixielandjazz] A capella front-line (and vocals)

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Wed Jul 28 07:02:55 PDT 2004

At 05:39 AM 7/28/2004 -0500, Dave Gravatt wrote:
>On the subject of band members singing, I thought it was fairly obvious and
>well-known that the appeal of band vocalists is not their vocal ability but
>the joy that is projected when they "sing". It is, of course, a fact that
>you don't have to be a good singer to appeal to a lot of people. (Just turn
>on the radio for proof.) People generally respond to the energy in a voice,
>not the virtuosity. And, by the way, we have four "singers" in our group but
>will normally do only two or three vocals in a set, if that. Face it, the
>masses respond to a vocal far more readily than to an instrumental. None of
>us (in our group) are "good" but we all get a good response because it's
>obvious we're having fun.

The audiences at public concerts sure do enjoy even sorta bad vocals with
energy and fun vibes, but for pity sake, don't use 'em on your CDs!!! 


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