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    With Dave's best vocal performance?



    I think so.

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    Certainly one of his best, with some incredible screams. I still think I'd go with either Fools or Romeo Delight for my favorite vocal performance from Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Certainly one of his best, with some incredible screams. I still think I'd go with either Fools or Romeo Delight for my favorite vocal performance from Dave.
    Dave really shines on WACF.
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    I've always thought Little Dreamer was his best. He really shines on that song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Certainly one of his best, with some incredible screams. I still think I'd go with either Fools or Romeo Delight for my favorite vocal performance from Dave.
    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Dave really shines on WACF.
    so true. WACF.
    Was gonna say another favorite vocal performance is probably Take Your Whiskey Home.

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    I would throw 'Dance the Night Away' in to the mix

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Work'in Hard View Post
    I would throw 'Dance the Night Away' in to the mix
    Absolutely. If there's anyone here who's never heard the isolated vocals on that you'll want to check it out on youtube. So damn cool.
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    Two of my favorite DLR vocals are Drop Dead Legs and In a Simple Rhyme
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    'On Fire' is definitely up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    I've always thought Little Dreamer was his best. He really shines on that song.
    I always loved that tune! Great choice, DD.
    Throw some HAIL, I'll Wait, and GGB into the hat for me as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Absolutely. If there's anyone here who's never heard the isolated vocals on that you'll want to check it out on youtube. So damn cool.
    Exactly what I was thinking. Here it is. That's great singing in my book. Try singing along and you'll see that it's not that easy to sing.



    I think what helped me appreciate Dave the most was trying to sing Little Dreamer for a recording I did. Just replicating his swing and cadence is tough. Also, try singing Light Up the Sky sometime and see if you can pull it off.

    Other examples of his vocals might be Ice Cream Man and Big Bad Bill. You can't just step up to a mic and sound like that. Dave is a unique vocalist. That's why it works both ways with Dave and Sammy singing each other's songs....they are so different it just wouldn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpospoke View Post
    Exactly what I was thinking. Here it is. That's great singing in my book. Try singing along and you'll see that it's not that easy to sing.

    I think what helped me appreciate Dave the most was trying to sing Little Dreamer for a recording I did. Just replicating his swing and cadence is tough. Also, try singing Light Up the Sky sometime and see if you can pull it off.

    Other examples of his vocals might be Ice Cream Man and Big Bad Bill. You can't just step up to a mic and sound like that. Dave is a unique vocalist. That's why it works both ways with Dave and Sammy singing each other's songs....they are so different it just wouldn't work.
    Absolutely. DTNA for sure and the other isolated tracks show what a great singer he was... the power, projection, control and timber.

    Funny I think many people see those isolated vox as the opposite --- sorta making fun of them or what have you. Well at least the RWTD one which is sorta funny because of the shit Dave's spouting out. But like you say... not many singers can step up to the mic and sing any of this stuff nearly as good and convincing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpospoke View Post

    ...no desire to derail this, just a quick interjection:

    Those harmonies. Are you fucking kidding me?!? I tell ya, they're like BUTTAH!

    This is the first time I've ever heard this iso vocal track, but I got chills when that first chorus hit...

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    Check out the isolated vocals for Jump too. Fantastic.
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