Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mr. Grieves, Jul 1, 2016.
Micky Dolenz has the most underrated voice in all of rock/pop.
I HATE these list-threads! Yet...I just can't help throwing my lot in...
Iarla O'Lionaird, apparently not an official member of Afro-Celt Sound System
Janis Siegel (relatively hard to untangle from the rest of The Manhattan Transfer)
Len Dresslar (relatively hard to untangle from the rest of The Singers Unlimited)
Todd Rundgren after he's had about 3 songs to warm up
Marc Connors of The Nylons
Peter Gabriel (the one from the '80s, who used to put out albums more frequently that the one we got now)
Marylin McCoo (but mostly the blend of voices of The 5th Dimension)
June Christy (I'm told I have a voice like hers...which I should be proud of...if I weren't a dude)
I had to make it 20! In no particular order:
Nat "King" Cole
Liam McKahey (Cousteau)
Murray Lightburn (The Dears)
Gary Clark (Danny Wilson)
Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin
Robert Plant (in his prime)
Ronnie James Dio
John Mellencamp (in his prime)
Nat King Cole
And probably a handful more I can't think of off the top of my head.
Ronnie James Dio
Brian and Carl Wilson
I think maybe you left someone out.
Nope, I sure didn't.
Am seeing a lot of mentions of John Lennon on here as one of the `ALL TIME` great singers....really? Do people consider Lennon to be a `GREAT` singer?
Even John Lennon himself thought that he was not a very good singer, that`s why he put all that really annoying `ECHO` all over his solo tracks, and why Yoko Ono (bless her) had it removed from the reissued `Double Fantasy` album.
This from a wordpress blog.........
`As odd as it sounds, John Lennon never really liked his own voice.
He constantly pushed Abbey Road’s engineers to modify the sound. Thus, the Lennon we’re most accustomed to hearing is typically double-tracked (“Eight Days A Week,” “Tell Me Why”) bathed in 50’s style echo (“A Day In The Life,” “Come Together,” “Imagine”) distorted (“I Am The Walrus”) run through a Leslie organ speaker (“Tomorrow Never Knows”) or even reversed (“Rain”).
Yoko Ono, has chosen to remix the album they had just released when he was murdered in December 1980 — Double Fantasy — to focus more attention on Lennon’s voice`.
Scott Walker (Scott to "Til' the Band Comes in)
Finally some love for Brandy on this forum! ( @JohnnyQuest )
For male artists I have always been drawn to what I will call the more quirky voices so Neil Young and Bob Dylan. For female Joni Mitchell
Strange to hear the key brought down. The TV track she used was in the original key and she slowed it down. It's very obvious but she sings her face off. She's better now even than this.
People I could maybe listen to sing a cook book recipe (do people remember telephone books)?
Julia Cortes (Machucambos)
Brandy is a Queen indeed!
Billy Joe Shaver
Paul Simon/Art Garfunkel
Plus MANY others....
BONUS: John, Paul, George, & Ringo, of course.
Can't quite keep it to 15 and not in order, but,
Mississippi John Hurt
and a boatload more.
Marvin stays with me on my island
Sade has recently replaced Aretha for my female vocalist
Alecia Moore (Pink)
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