Who Do You Think Is the Greatest Singing Keyboardist?

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  1. Umbari

    Umbari Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Music ain't a competition, but who do you think is the greatest singing keyboardist in rock music?
    :)
     
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  2. Dandelion1967

    Dandelion1967 My Favourite Parks Are Car Parks

  3. Charlie Rich
     
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  4. Paul Sofronoff

    Paul Sofronoff The Last Earbender

    Little Richard
     
  5. poisonedhangman

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    Keyboardist or pianist? Not to nitpick. But some specialize and some play piano exclusively while... umm singing the blues (for example.)

    If I had to pick Keyboardist. Then maybe Gregg Allman.

    Piano probably Ray Charles or Charlie Rich.
     
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  6. pokemaniacjunk

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    Rick Davies
     
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  7. Steve Winwood, however he sound great whatever instrument he plays!
     
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  8. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    1-Ray Charles
    2-Jerry Lee Lewis
    3-Little Richard
     
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  9. Umbari

    Umbari Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Acoustic/electric piano, organ :)
     
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  10. matches

    matches Well-Known Member

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    I seem to associate keyboards more with Bruce Hornsby than these others, who I generally view as pianists. Tori Amos plays piano primarily as well.

    But most of the above choices are legends.
     
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  11. poisonedhangman

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    Acoustic piano... Professor Longhair.

    Electric piano... Keith Emerson.

    But you should definitely buy Professor Longhair before you graduate to Keith Emerson.

    :D:D:D
     
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  12. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Ray Charles and/or Steve Winwood and/or Stevie Wonder and/or Gregg Allman (different styles, er,
    different strokes for different folks!)
     
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  13. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    I'd stop at Professor Longhair & be perfectly happy myself. :D
     
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  14. Tom Kitch

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    Stevie Wonder
     
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  15. poisonedhangman

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    You could drop me on an desert island with nothing but food, water... And records? (Professor Longhair & Earl King.) I'd be happy for the rest of my life. Heck. Come back and take the Professor Longhair away and leave the Earl King discs. I'd last as a rational human being for a few years.
     
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  16. Yovra

    Yovra Collector of Beatles Threads

    Stevie Wonder
     
  17. rockerreds

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    Eric Carmen
     
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  18. Terry

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    Steve Winwood
     
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  19. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Positivity

    Tori Amos.



    And Elton John, of course. Kind of crazy he hasn't been mentioned yet.
     
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  20. Purple Jim

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    There is no greatest but my favourites would be:

    Greg Allman
    Stevie Wonder
    Little Richard
    Ray Charles
    Dr. John
    Prince
     
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  21. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

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    Richard Manuel is another contender
     
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  22. Harp Of Glass

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  23. carlwm

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    Howard Jones is pretty amazing even in his mid Sixties. Last year's Transform album found him in fine voice.
     
  24. Cryptical17

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    Billy Joel
    Elton John
     
  25. carlwm

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    Dan Fogelberg.

    Marvellous voice and a wonderful ivory tinkler.
     

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