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Thread: R.I.P Robin Gibb of the BEE GEES

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigchiz View Post
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    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is it! Awww.

    Screw it. I'm gonna crank "You Should Be Dancing" on the iPod and dance around the house right now. I just did it a couple of days ago with Donna Summer's "Last Dance." I'm doing it for Robin too. Even if the cat looks at me like I'm nuts.
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    I never got their Disco phase either**.

    But I loved their early stuff. "NY Mining Disaster", "Massachusetts", "Gotta get a message to you!", "To Love Somebody" etc.
    In that period they showed they were amongst the best songwriters on the planet.

    Robin's voice had a fragile quality that really worked best on songs that played on the emotions.

    Thanks for some great music Robin!


    **The falsetto thing just seemed silly to me, but glad it paid for them to have a decent, if short, retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbablanca View Post
    The falsetto thing just seemed silly to me
    Actually, Barry's falsetto was something he discovered he could do while recording "Nights on Broadway"... a couple of years before the disco juggernaut that was the "Saturday Night Fever".

    That era of Bee Gees was really more R&B/blue-eyed soul than straight-ahead disco. The use of falsetto in that context was right in line with what Frankie Valli, the Stylistics, Marvin Gaye, etc. were/had been doing.


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