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Do you buy solo albums by members of famous duos?

Postby GoogaMooga » 30 Sep 2021, 20:20

So - do you buy solo albums by one half of the big duos, Everly Bros, Hall & Oates, Sam & Dave et al.?

I think the obvious ones there are Paul Simon's and, to a lesser extent, Art Garfunkel's. But I've got the ones I mentioned above, too. Though no Bill Medley. Nor Dean Torrance. But I do have Jan Berry.

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Postby C » 30 Sep 2021, 20:41

It depends on how one define 'famous'

David Crosby & Graham Nash

David Sylvian & Holger Czukay

Brian Eno & Harold Budd

John Foxx & Harold Budd

John Foxx and Robin Guthrie

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

Dave Cousins & Brian Willoughby

Rick Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap



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C wrote:Will Barclay James Harvest feature well.....?

If we get as far as a top 100, I'd certainly consider it

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Postby slightbreeze » 30 Sep 2021, 20:45

I bought "Sacred Sounds" by Daryl Hall circa 1980. Mmmm, what an interesting album, mainly thanks to a certain Mr Robert Fripp. Blue eyed soul it most certainly is not.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 30 Sep 2021, 21:09

C wrote:Dave Cousins & Brian Willoughby

Rick Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap

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Rick Wakeman & Dave Cousins, for that matter! (Does BW have a solo album?)

I think buying an album by the main songwriter in a duo (AKA Simon, Cousins, etc.) is not unusual. So I'm going to assume Googs is really asking about, for example, Garfunkel, Oates, or solo Everlys. I don't think I have any.

Gotta admit I'm curious what a John Ford Coley record might sound like. :D
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Postby slightbreeze » 30 Sep 2021, 21:27

C wrote:It depends on how one define 'famous'

David Crosby & Graham Nash

David Sylvian & Holger Czukay

Brian Eno & Harold Budd

John Foxx & Harold Budd

John Foxx and Robin Guthrie

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

Dave Cousins & Brian Willoughby

Rick Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap



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Joni Mitchell and ........... (Fill in blanks)

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Postby GoogaMooga » 30 Sep 2021, 22:30

It's more case by case for me, not just a matter of who wrote the songs. I remember buying "Breakway" before I got any Paul Simon solo, like years before.

I like Bobby Hatfield solo on "Unchained Melody", but I am not sure I'd want a whole solo album by him. Nor Bill Medley.
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Postby slightbreeze » 30 Sep 2021, 22:42

Forgot Marc Almond. Does Jack White count?

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Postby GoogaMooga » 30 Sep 2021, 23:15

slightbreeze wrote:Forgot Marc Almond. Does Jack White count?


Sure. Marc Almond is a good call.
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 01 Oct 2021, 07:11

GoogaMooga wrote:
I like Bobby Hatfield solo on "Unchained Melody", but I am not sure I'd want a whole solo album by him.



His "Messin' in Muscles Shoals" album is well worth a listen.
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Postby The Fish » 01 Oct 2021, 08:21

Walk In My Shadow wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
I like Bobby Hatfield solo on "Unchained Melody", but I am not sure I'd want a whole solo album by him.



His "Messin' in Muscles Shoals" album is well worth a listen.


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Postby Darkness_Fish » 01 Oct 2021, 09:08

I'm not sure I have that many records by duos. Certainly not vocal duos. I don't even own any solo Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, or Marc Almond, either.

I've got some Martyn Bates solo albums, but I'm guessing I'm the only fan of Eyeless in Gaza here. Don't have any of Alan Vega's solo stuff, but I do have him working with Marc Hurtado in a different duo.
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Postby Neige » 01 Oct 2021, 09:58

Yeah, I have most Fagen and Becker solo albums.

Also every single one by Richard and Linda Thompson.
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 01 Oct 2021, 11:24

Who but Sir Martin has solo albums by Fairport members (other than Thompson and Denny)?

Dave Swarbrick? Simon Nicol? Dave Pegg?

I certainly don't.

John and Beverly Martin, not Fairport related.

Love and Money's James Grant.
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 01 Oct 2021, 11:33

John Lennon and Paul Macartney solo. I wouldn't bother with those except for a bunch of singles. Even solo George needs cutting thru his songs. Only Ringo has the best singles and they will fit on a short compilation.
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 01 Oct 2021, 11:36

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Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Oct 2021, 11:44

If it's a guy and a girl, I find at least the girls do well, Nancy Sinatra, Tina Turner, Cher... but I've even got Sonny Bono's solo album! Scarce on CD and a cult item: "Inner Views"

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Postby Neige » 01 Oct 2021, 12:10

Walk In My Shadow wrote:Who but Sir Martin has solo albums by Fairport members (other than Thompson and Denny)?

Dave Swarbrick? Simon Nicol? Dave Pegg?


I have a couple of Swarb's - but wasn't even aware that solo albums by Peggy and Simon actuelly existed!! :lol:
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Postby C » 01 Oct 2021, 13:47

toomanyhatz wrote: (Does BW have a solo album?)


Yes Dave. Two


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If we get as far as a top 100, I'd certainly consider it

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Postby der Freiherr » 01 Oct 2021, 14:23

Somehow I ended up with a Charlie Louvin record, but I didn't pay for it and I never listen to it.
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