The new documentary 20 Feet from Stardom turns the spotlight from centerstage to the voices in the background. They've harmonized with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and Stevie Wonder, yet they themselves remain "unsung". Let's recognize their contributions with a set of songs featuring great backup singers. Whether you can name the singers or not, leave your song suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set this morning.
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Here's what we played this morning:
1. "Gimme Shelter" - The Rolling Stones (Merry Clayton, vocals)
2. "Red Streamliner" - Little Feat (Michael McDonald and Patrick Simmons, vocals)
3. "Walk on the Wild Side" - Lou Reed (The Thunderthighs, vocals)
4. "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" - Paul Simon (Ladysmith Black Mambazo, vocals)