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Old 12-07-2012, 11:56 AM
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Mariah Carey's still got it after all these years (holiday music content)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWEfszb9h8Q


Someone posted this on FB and I just clicked it on a whim. I watch Late Night with Jimmy Fallon all the time...but somehow I missed this episode. Mariah's still got pipes! The Roots and Jimmy are also cool as always.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:00 PM
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She hasn't done too much high-diving into white powder yet to get ruined.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:08 PM
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She has one of the highest octaves in history.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:37 PM
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That was pretty good.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:46 PM
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who cares about the pipes! i've got something i'd stuff in her stocking this christmas!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:11 PM
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Perhaps Christmas albums are the way forward for her.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:26 PM
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who cares about the pipes! i've got something i'd stuff in her stocking this christmas!
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who cares about the pipes! i've got something i'd stuff in her stocking this christmas!
Heyyyy ohhhhhh!!!!!!
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Heyyyy ohhhhhh!!!!!!
This one's for you guys

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/i...e-mariah-carey

Merry erm...early Christmas.
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Carey is more tolerable than usual in that video.

Her incessant warbling (melisma) and that of Whitney Houston ruined an entire generation of singers who warble rather than trying to hit the note correctly.

The Voice is a great example of this - most of the singers are totally unlistenable, partly because of the constant melisma in their singing.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:16 PM
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Carey is more tolerable than usual in that video.

Her incessant warbling (melisma) and that of Whitney Houston ruined an entire generation of singers who warble rather than trying to hit the note correctly.

The Voice is a great example of this - most of the singers are totally unlistenable, partly because of the constant melisma in their singing.
I couldn't agree more. There's a couple of sayings I hear a lot when people sing nine notes when one is all they need. It's called "doing a Mariah", or for the older generation, "doing a Stevie Wonder". They should lock those "The Voice" singers in a room and have them listen to Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Perhaps they'll learn when to shut the hell up.
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I couldn't agree more. There's a couple of sayings I hear a lot when people sing nine notes when one is all they need. It's called "doing a Mariah", or for the older generation, "doing a Stevie Wonder". They should lock those "The Voice" singers in a room and have them listen to Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Perhaps they'll learn when to shut the hell up.
Mariah and Stevie singing that way is a WHOLE lot different than some "Voice" singer trying it. Same goes for bassists, guitarists, saxophonists, etc. The number of notes doesn't matter. You either have it or you don't.
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Mariah and Stevie singing that way is a WHOLE lot different than some "Voice" singer trying it. Same goes for bassists, guitarists, saxophonists, etc. The number of notes doesn't matter. You either have it or you don't.
Not that much different. Over-singing has almost become the norm these days. By the way Pilgrim, where's the "melisma" come from?
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