I looked around and didn't see any recent threads, so I thought I'd start one. Please point me to a recent one if it exists. I say "vocalist" instead of "singer" because singers tend to be trained. They can have terrific control and even range, but this training can't give their voices something unique; a tone that is captivating. My favorite all-around vocalist is Tom Jones. He's both a great singer and a great vocalist. He had it all. My favorite rock vocalist is John Lennon; definitely not trained but terrific tone and growl. My favorite female singer/vocalist is probably Aretha Franklin, but there have been some others that came and went that were awesome. I'd love to hear about some others so I can check them out. Thanks.