Rachel and Vilray

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by elihu, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

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    Lots of fun here...music starts at 3:00.

     
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    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Nice - I wish I had a green Tele .
     
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    One more...I got put on call so I've been listening to these all morning.

     
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    knopflerfan Friend of Leo's

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    Who said you couldn't get some "jazzy/big-band" tones out of a Tele?
     
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    Harry Styron Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    What greater privilege could there be than to accompany Rachel Price!

    She and Vilray have posted videos since before Lake Street Dive took off.

    Her father was the director of a choir that traveled internationally connected with the Baha’i faith. Here she is at age 12:
     
  6. elihu

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    Agreed.

    But that brings to mind the departure of trumpet player Mike Olson from Lake Street Dive. IMO he was a major part of the quirkiness that made them so appealing to me. Check out his trumpet solo on their version of Bohemian Rhapsody live in Pittsburgh. Apparently it was an amicable departure though.

    https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/lake-street-dive-departure-mike-mcduck-olson/

    I'm going to post another because I love watching great musicians having fun.

     
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    oldunc Tele-Afflicted

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    They put out a very nice album together. Price is much too fine a singer for YouTube sound, though.
     
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    Her voice reminds me of Amy Winehouse. But listening through my phone and youtube I’m not sure if that’s really true. From what I hear she has a beautiful voice.
     
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    Here's this morning's cut. I'm amazed that this song is an original-lyrics remind me of Cole Porter.

     
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    Ignatius Friend of Leo's

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    I really like what I've heard of them, and I've seen some of Rachel and Vilray's stuff too. She is an incredibly talented vocalist.

    But...

    ....is it just me, or is there something sort of contrived about her style? On one hand I'm happy to see the "young 'uns" being exposed to jazz/jazz-ish vocal stylings, especially given LSD's popularity (or relative popularity). Maybe I haven't picked up on it yet, but I can't help but feel that she's just regurgitating and that she hasn't yet found her own voice, her own thing.

    Maybe it's just me. I like her/them a lot. I just feel like something is missing.
     
  11. elihu

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    I guess that's just different taste in music. I find Rachel's vocal stylings pure and exuberant.

    But I understand how you feel. I feel the same way about Lucinda Williams' voice. Her world-weary rasp sounds artificial and contrived to me. I had her first album on the Smithsonian label and that was my impression then and following albums just reinforced that to me. But that's okay-not everything is for everyone.
     
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    Timo Tele-Meister

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  13. Ignatius

    Ignatius Friend of Leo's

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    I think I need to see her (them) live. Sometimes a live performance conveys that exuberance you mention.
     
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