Last week, I noted that Bob Dylan’s “Silvio” uses backing vocals in a deceptively complex way, using every way you can use backing vocals to draw the listener’s attention around. For shits and giggles, I’ve decided to painstakingly notate the specific usage of those vocals.
There’s an instrumental break in this section.
Another instrumental break, but this time the backing vocals twice hum a very simple, very Dylanesque melody (i.e. one long stretch on the one note ending in a little flourish).
Another instrumental break, but this time the backers sing “woo-woo!” on the first beat of the first two measures before bringing back the melody from the second break.