Bands in Heaven

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Ever wonder what it's like in Heaven with all the artist we have lost. I'm taking Artist that have died and putting them together see what type of band heaven has by combining artist. Start your Band in Heaven.
My first band in heaven would be---

Keith Moon --- Drummer The Who
Jimi Hendrix -- Guitar singer songwriter
Sam Cooke --- Singer Songwriter
Donald Duck Dunn --- Bass Player

To start with I would take Donald Duck Dunn as a Bass Player, Jimi Hendrix on Guitar, Keith Moon on Drums, and Sam Cooke as the singer. This band today would probably be doing a bluesy rock kind of music.

Well that's how this works make up your own band and start a discussion of what you think they would be playing today. Have fun
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OK, my blues superband has three guitarists, and 2 singers and a few spares, just in case someone is partying too hard the day before

1st Guitar and vocals: Jimi
2nd guitar: Duane Allmann
3rd guitar: Mike Bloomfield
Bass: Jack Bruce
Drums: Bonzo Bonham
Singer: Janis Joplin
Harmonica: Paul Butterfield or Little Walter or Sunnyboy, whoever is not drunk ;)
Keyboard: Otis Spann
Manager/stand in Bass player/Body guard/bouncer: Willie Dixon
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Jeff Porcaro (Drms) + Frank Zappa (gtr-voc) + Jaco Pastorius (bass) + Miles Davis (trmpt) ... probably a scouring avant garde jazz rock quartet ... yummy
clusters Clusters CLUSTERS !!!!!!
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Hey Dave, cool thread.
Mine would be.

Drums = Buddy Rich
Bass = Bob Babbitt
Guitar = Rory Gallagher
Singer = Roy Orbison
Keyboardist = John Lennon

This is an astounding/shocking list, I think they would be doing multi-genres.
From Motown, Jazz, Folk, Rock and Blues. Maybe even a POP song or two.
I know there are better for each placement.
But, for well rounded-ness. Don't think you could beat the collective.

Show your favorites. :)
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1st guitar: Jimi Hendrix
2nd guitar: Stevie Ray Vaughan
3rd guitar: B.B. King
Bass: Jack Bruce
Drums: John Bonham
Singers: Janis Joplin, Bob Marley
Keyboard: John Lennon (Jon Lord)

This is my choice.
Once in a life span is dying. I hope not because there is no beer.
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Very cool thread! Mine would be close to Oli's choices, I reckon. Depends on the band though!

For jazz, I'd want:

Drums: Buddy Rich
Bass: Ray Brown
Guitar: Ronny Jordan
Trumpets: Miles Davis & Dizzy Gillespie
Saxophones: Grover Washington Jr & John Coltrane
Piano: Art Tatum
2nd Piano & Vocals: Gill Scott Heron

Still working on a contemporary line-up!
Edited by mpointon on 29-10-2015 21:07
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For a contemporary band I'd have:

Drums: Jeff Porcaro
Bass: Phil Lynott
Guitar 1: Frank Zappa
Guitar 2: Randy Rhodes
Keys 1: Richard Wright
Keys 2: Ray Manzarek
Vocals: Ronnie James Dio & Freddie Mercury

I reckon that'd have a few feet tappin'
Edited by mpointon on 29-10-2015 21:19
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Anything goes .... so how about this ...

Vocals: Elvis
Guitar 1: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Guitar 2: George Harrison
Keys: Ian Stewart
Bass: Jack Bruce
Drums: John Bonham

They'd play some killer classic Rockabilly Rock Blues. Think fast rockin Elvis.

Opening song would be their version of Crossroads.
Edited by Slimdaver on 30-10-2015 06:07
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Hmm, would like to hear these guys jam together:

drums: Uriel Jones
bass: Mike Porcaro
guitar: Garry Shider
keys: Joe Sample
vocals: Don Blackman
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How about the ultimate Blues band.
Muddy Waters
BB King
Robert Johnson
Howlin Wolf
Pete Best
Donald Duck Dunn
True Blues played here
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two bands
Duane Allman
Michael Bloomfield
Berry Oakley
John Bonham
Jon Lord
Freddie Mercury


BB King
Freddie King
Jaco Pastorious
Mitch Mitchell
Ron McKernan

and for a little trivia, backup drummers
Eric Childs, and Peter "James" Bond
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Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
Bass: Michael League
Keyboards: Cory Henry - Lyle Mays
Piano: Ahmad Jamal
Guitars: John Scofield, Steve Lukather
Horns: Joshua Redman, David Sanborn, Fred Wesley, Roy Hargrove
Vocals: Seal, Tina Turner

So difficult...
Edited by Tofzegrit on 31-10-2015 04:52
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Country Band !

Vocals - Johnny Cash
Bass - Tommy Shannon
Keys - Joel ‘Taz’ DiGregorio
Drums - Buddy Harman (Nashville)
Guitar - Joe Walsh
2nd Guitar - Billy Gibbons
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Tofzegrit wrote:
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
Bass: Michael League
Keyboards: Cory Henry - Lyle Mays
Piano: Ahmad Jamal
Guitars: John Scofield, Steve Lukather
Horns: Joshua Redman, David Sanborn, Fred Wesley, Roy Hargrove
Vocals: Seal, Tina Turner

So difficult...


Vinnie isn't dead enough! :)
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mpointon wrote:
Tofzegrit wrote:
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
Bass: Michael League
Keyboards: Cory Henry - Lyle Mays
Piano: Ahmad Jamal
Guitars: John Scofield, Steve Lukather
Horns: Joshua Redman, David Sanborn, Fred Wesley, Roy Hargrove
Vocals: Seal, Tina Turner

So difficult...


Vinnie isn't dead enough! :)

Think most of them are still alive... Or it's us that have died but just don't see it yet..... Ooh spooky! ....

::o
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Did not read the notice before
Don't make me lose my time please, I'm working here ! !! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Drums: Sitting Bull
Percussion: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Bass: Leonardo Da Vinci
Lead Guitar: Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
Rhythm Guitar: Enzo Ferrari
Keyboards: Ernest Hemingway
Piano: Pablo Picasso
Lead vocals: Kim Jong-il & Louis XIV
Backing vocals: Sigmund Freud, Marie Stuart
Saxophones: Ned Stark, Ayrton Senna
Trumpet: Jesus Christ
Yukulele: Rocky Marciano

Right ?
Edited by Tofzegrit on 03-11-2015 05:14
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Hahahahaha! That's a quality band for sure! I would buy some tickets for their concert! :)
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