Original air date July 23, 2011 | Time 59:00
Three-part Harmony: Peter, Paul and Mary, CSN, Beatles, Dan Hicks
Singer-Songwriters and Three Part Harmony Peter, Paul and Mary began recording in 1962 in Greenwich Village and three-part harmony was their signature for their entire careers through Mary's death in 2009. We hear "Bob Dylans' Dream", "And When I Die", and "The Great Mandella" from 1966-67. Crosby, Stills and Nash out on the West Coast also developed three part harmony from their first album through today. We hear "Heartlessly Hoping", "Wooden Ships" and "Suite Judy Blue Eyes" from their May 1969 debut album. One month earlier in April 1969 the Beatles began their final recordings at Abbey Rd in London and worked closely to make one last great record. We hear John, Paul and George in beautiful harmony on the song "Because". Back in the states in a 1971 live recording from the Troubadour Club in California, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks also sang jazz-inflected three part harmony in an entirely acoustic setting. We hear "News From Up the Street" and "Where's the Money".