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Old 08-07-2007, 03:38 PM
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Jackson Browne, "Stay" - Who sang falsetto?

In the extended live version of Stay there appears to be at least two other people taking turns singing the refrain, "Oh, won't you staaaayyyy, just a little bit longer...."

One voice appears to be that of a female and the other of some guy doing it in falsetto.
I swear I've heard that guys voice on at least one other song doing basically the same sounding falsetto, but I can't remember that song. Bonus if you can come up with that answer as well.

Who are the people besides JB that sing the refrain in the song Stay, and for the bonus, has that other guy done a similar act in another song?
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:40 PM
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David Lindley - instrumentalist extra-ordinary and the owner of the world's largest collection of polyester shirts.

I saw him about 2 months ago at the Birchmere in Alexandria. Wonderful show.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:45 PM
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David Lindley - instrumentalist extra-ordinary and the owner of the world's largest collection of polyester shirts.

I saw him about 2 months ago at the Birchmere in Alexandria. Wonderful show.
Jeez, I thought I had a stumper.
And who was the gal?

Also, has Lindley done this bit on another popular song?
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:52 PM
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Shit, he's playing Shank Hall in Milwaukee on 8-2-07.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:59 PM
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Shit, he's playing Shank Hall in Milwaukee on 8-2-07.
Double shit, that was last week!

Shoulda got him to Staaaayyyy, just a little bit lonnnger....
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:04 PM
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How about that ... a quick check of the credits confirms that it was Lindley.

For years, I thought that was really songwriter Maurice Williams guesting on Browne's "Stay". That's what I thought the crowd noise was for -- I had this mental image of Williams walking in from stage left

Williams was a member of the Zodiacs, who first recorded the song in the 50s.
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:30 PM
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Double shit, that was last week!

Shoulda got him to Staaaayyyy, just a little bit lonnnger....
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I keep thinking we're still in the 7th month!

OK, now who's the chick?
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:03 PM
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Can anyone confirm that the other members of the band were pissed at him when he jumped in with the falsetto?
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:07 PM
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In the extended live version of Stay there appears to be at least two other people taking turns singing the refrain, "Oh, won't you staaaayyyy, just a little bit longer...."
What "extended live version" do you mean? The one on Running On Empty, or something else?
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:45 PM
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Jeez, I thought I had a stumper.
And who was the gal?
That would be Rosemary Butler, a popular back-up singer at the time. She performed with Jackson Browne, The Doobie Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt... she seemed to be credited on every album I bought in the 70's and 80's.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:55 PM
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What happened to JB? Is he around, does he put out records?

BTW, check out Lindley's version of Mercury Blues.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:42 PM
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It was many years till I finally realized that was David Lindley singing and playing steel guitar on Stay. I've been a Lindley fan for ages and have seen him at least 4 or 5 times. It was one of those moments, of course that's David Lindley's mad steel guitar skilz!

I've seen Jackson Browne a couple of times around town for various benefit concerts. It's probably been 10 years though. Indeed, according to this site:
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:22 PM
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What "extended live version" do you mean? The one on Running On Empty, or something else?
Yeah, I think that's the one. I hear it on the radio all the time, I don't have the album. It's definitely live and by extended I mean that they play The Load Out and Stay together, live.

Does anyone know if Lindley has done falsetto on any other works? This is clearly bugging me...

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Old 08-07-2007, 11:24 PM
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Can anyone confirm that the other members of the band were pissed at him when he jumped in with the falsetto?
Where've you heard this? There was a little crowd noise before he sang so it must have been when he approached the microphone right? The whole shtick sounded pretty rehearsed.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:24 AM
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BTW, check out Lindley's version of Mercury Blues.
Seconded.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:45 AM
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What happened to JB? Is he around, does he put out records?
Yes he's around- and causing trouble.





A friend of mine opened for him once and she was invited to sing Stay with him during his set. I insist that my Jackson Browne story (linked) is way better than her Jackson Browne story.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:49 AM
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I can also confirm that it was David Lindley because my brother was at the show at Merriwether Post.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:04 PM
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If you like David Lindley, check out his mid-1960s band Kaleidoscope. They were truly a groundbreaking band, mixing elements of psychedelia, middle eastern and folk music. They made four albums, of which the first two (Side Trips and A Beacon From Mars) are real mind-melters. Very unique music that actually still holds up today, unlike many of their contemporaries. To me, it's by far the best stuff that guy ever did.

More info here...
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:55 PM
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Seconded.
This is the album you want.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:52 PM
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Yeah, I think that's the one. I hear it on the radio all the time, I don't have the album. It's definitely live and by extended I mean that they play The Load Out and Stay together, live.

Does anyone know if Lindley has done falsetto on any other works? This is clearly bugging me...
The only thing I can think of that sounds similar to the falsetto on 'Stay' would be Supertramp's 'Goodbye Stranger', but I'm sure that's not David Lindley singing on that one.
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:22 AM
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The only thing I can think of that sounds similar to the falsetto on 'Stay' would be Supertramp's 'Goodbye Stranger', but I'm sure that's not David Lindley singing on that one.
Yep, that's the one. Thanks. Then who is that singing in that song?
Anyone?
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:36 AM
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Yep, that's the one. Thanks. Then who is that singing in that song?
Anyone?
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:28 PM
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I always thought that the woman sounded a lot like Robert John ("Sad Eyes'; "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), who could sound a lot like a female singer when he was belting out the high notes.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:56 PM
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This is the album you want.
Definitely a classic.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:01 AM
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David Lindley sounds like Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons.
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Sounds like a Zombie to me.
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David Lindley sounds like Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons.
Only if you think all falsettos sound alike. Which they don't.
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If you like David Lindley, check out his mid-1960s band Kaleidoscope. They were truly a groundbreaking band, mixing elements of psychedelia, middle eastern and folk music. They made four albums, of which the first two (Side Trips and A Beacon From Mars) are real mind-melters. Very unique music that actually still holds up today, unlike many of their contemporaries. To me, it's by far the best stuff that guy ever did.

More info here...
Seven Ate Sweet for your pleasure, folks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciYyJxQDw1g
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What's your name? Uh, MikeF...
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He rich? Look, what is this about?
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Where've you heard this? There was a little crowd noise before he sang so it must have been when he approached the microphone right? The whole shtick sounded pretty rehearsed.
In Jackson Browne: Story of a Hold Out there is a note that Running On Empty was the first album JB made with any female band members. There's also some verbiage about the record company releasing Stay to the radio stations to put him on the charts and then releasing The Load Out/Stay months later to extend his time on the charts (and sell more albums). Very strategic.

I recall an interview with JB about the various songs of that album. He said the crowd was cheering for the return of their (female) keyboardist to the stage and he was sure it was specifically about her and her return because they had done the show at other venues and either kept her on stage or had other band members leave and return and they never got the same response. I would guess, therefore, that the keyboardist was quite nice to look at(?)

As for the falsetto, JB said in the interview that they sometimes invited a random roadie to come on and do that part (tying in with The Load Out praising the roadies) but the one that made the album was DL doing it.

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The interviewer's name escapes me now and it's bugging me. She did a regular Sunday night series of these talk-about-your-best-selling-album interviews. I heard the show in San Diego when she was on the air there, and found out decades later that she's up in Los Angeles -- and has recently moved to yet another Classic Rock oriented station.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:48 PM
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Talk about a blast from the past...


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Old 05-26-2016, 04:55 PM
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When David Lindley was asked to play on the Linda Ronstadt/Dolly Parton/Emmylou Harris album Trio, he asked what instruments they wanted him to bring, they said "Bring it all." He brought a truckload of stringed instruments. He wanted to be ready for anything.

He also plays on Jackson Browne's Love is Strange live album, and countless tracks for many other musicians. Let's not forget the Twango Bango albums with eclectic drummer Wally Ingram.
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