The Best Lineup that Never Was: Dove Brothers
Let’s continue the “Best Lineup that Never Was” series with a look at the Dove Brothers.
- Jay Parrack. Parrack can blow the roof off with his high endings, but he can also sing the soft tenor parts–such as those required by “I Can Pray”–to perfection.
- Ben Harris. Harris, the lead singer for Southern Sound, has always struck me as having a voice falling somewhere between McCray Dove and Jake Hess in voice quality.
- Daniel Riley. Eric Dove has a fairly distinct accent and tone that no other baritone quite duplicates; however, when Daniel Riley sticks to singing baritone and doesn’t venture into lead singer territory, his voice is the closest to Dove’s that I can come up with.
- Ray Dean Reese. His voice quality sometimes reminds me of David Hester’s. Of course, I should have said that in reverse, but that would have defeated the purpose here.
I think that this group could sing the current lineup’s songs so well that an audience that only saw but did not hear them would sit back and wonder if it was the real McCoy.