Who do you think is the BEST singer of all time and why?
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18-05-2012, 12:16 PM
RE: Who do you think is the BEST singer of all time and why?
Wow - thanks Filox for the links to Josipa Lisac - I'm going to explore her work on YouTube!!

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I think Freddy Mercury had one of the greatest voices of all time - he had an incredible and dynamic range.

If we're talking about current pop singers, I think Beyonce knowles has a good voice and range -and she knows how to sing. She seems to be constantly improving and working on her voice - quite nice. ps... I know none of her work

I liked Joss Stone, but she seems to kind of found a rut.... still, a good voice.

Sisters Ann & Nancy Wilson - of Heart - good voice and range - powerful singer and can really lay down some good hard rock.

There is a guy called Antony Hegarty of a group called Antony and the Johnsons -wow- few voices out there like his.

I loved Amy Winehouse - a tremendous singer all around - her vocal range was fantastic and she knew how to sing jazz... not many people can pull that off and still play with pop music the way she did. She was unique. Shame there's only three albums of material featuring her.

Alan Vega - of Suicide... tremendous vocalist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYFpSihnRnQ ... case you've never heard him.

Kate Bush - good singer and songwriter - she actually has a good range which isn't always apparent in her videos... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOZDKlpybZE -this always sticks in my head.

Billy Holiday ... mmm. Beautiful.

K D Lang - yes, I said it.

Mr Tom Waits. There is no explanation for him. There is no one like him... no one even close. No one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AZWJAAmh3U --here he is -singing one he didn't write.

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22-05-2012, 04:24 AM (This post was last modified: 22-05-2012 11:43 AM by Filox.)
RE: Who do you think is the BEST singer of all time and why?
Oh yeah, Amy Winehouse... Do you know what I thought about her when I first heard her? I think it was "Rehab", and I thought: "This is some fat black chick, great, I love fat black chicks singing jazz/blues..." When I saw her, I thought everyone was fucking around with me, no way ever that a skinny white junky girl can sing like that. I pictured Aretha Franklin or Macy Gray, but this creature? Never in a thousand years.

She is now one of my favourite singers of all time, love every single song she made. A tremendous lost for the world of music, specially today.

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Kim, search for older works of Josipa Lisac, you will recognize them for being B&W. Also, you will see Zdenka Kovacicek with Josipa, so check them both, both are considered to be top quality Balkan singers, probably the best that ever came out of this whole part of Europe, not just my country. The music is not that great, but their voices and what they do with it...


I found something that you Americans should know and appreciate... I hope you will like this version. Smile

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23-05-2012, 08:18 AM
RE: Who do you think is the BEST singer of all time and why?
How could I have forgotten? And I also forgot his birthday yesterday!! I'm a horrible and inattentive fan. Undecided
Heart Beautiful Morrissey remains one of the BEST singers on the planet today.





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30-05-2012, 12:09 AM
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Some interesting artists listed here, but I have to disagree with any suggestions from the last 10 years or so and I never trust a studio recording. The best artists are the ones who can sing their work better live. Freddie Mercury especially! The James Brown & Pavarotti version of ' Its a Man's World' is an absolute wonder, the soul of Brown mixed with the emotion and power of Pavarotti is truly splendid:

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05-06-2012, 11:31 AM
RE: Who do you think is the BEST singer of all time and why?
WTF is wrong with you people!!! (I mean that in the nicest possible way Big Grin)

Any of ever heard of these guys:

Bruce Dickinson?
James LaBrae?
Russell Allen?

Tobias Sammet?

C'mon! Are you kidding me? Wink
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05-06-2012, 11:39 AM
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Late last night I was listening to a radio talk show that I podcast. Everyone else in the house was sleeping as were the dogs. I don't even remember what the topic was but they started playing a song by Christina Aguilera and although I had the volume very low all three dogs popped their heads up and started barking...I am guessing she isn't their favorite. Tongue

I don't think I can name a favorite singer, there are many that I really like but my musical tastes are so varied and it depends so much on my mood that it would change constantly and a lot depends on the song.

However I have to say that when Cheryl Crowe decided to cover Stevie Nicks I was ready to stage some sort of revolt. Hobo

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05-06-2012, 12:44 PM
RE: Who do you think is the BEST singer of all time and why?
Tobias Sammet and Freddie Mercury

Why?

Have you heard them?

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05-06-2012, 12:48 PM
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Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Jack Bruce, Etta James... These may not be considered the best in technical terms, but these guys throw out my favourite vocals.

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05-06-2012, 01:55 PM
RE: Who do you think is the BEST singer of all time and why?
No one's mentioned Tiny Tim?

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05-06-2012, 04:39 PM
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(05-06-2012 01:55 PM)Chas Wrote:  No one's mentioned Tiny Tim?
Oh good grief...combination of nails on a chalkboard and a cat in heat.

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