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Can any of your singerbabes do this?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by GlennW, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    This performance gets me. You need to watch the whole thing. Maybe I'm imagining things, maybe not.

  2. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    No doubt, she was great. Am I right in remembering that she actually was in rehab when they shot this? Couldn't go to the grammys in person so they set up a stage to broadcast from in England.
  3. Unprofessional


    Mar 5, 2012
    Don't worry, I've got it under control.

    A pity and a waste.
  4. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Sorry, but I always thought she was over rated.
  5. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    It's a shame that she seemed to buy into the whole industry lifestyle facade. Undoubtedly she thought she could stop anytime she wanted and was surrounded by a bunch of sycophantic enablers. I feel for her parents who seemed like they tried to take her out of that lifestyle.

    Musically, when she was hitting on all cylinders she was the real deal.
  6. kikstand454


    Sep 28, 2012
    She's alright, and this is a cool performance, but I've always thought of her as a less talented, pop version of Nora Jones.
    Same Etta James/ whiskey voice.....less actual musical taste.

    Trully a shame to lose her though, its just sad. Great pipes, fun to watch.
  7. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
  8. jelly6466


    Sep 28, 2010
    +2, never got the attraction.
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    At least it didn't involve ping pong balls.
  10. Slade N

    Slade N Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    portland, or
    Can any of your singer babes do this?
    ...what, OD?
  11. Slade N

    Slade N Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    portland, or
    At least it didn't involve ping pong balls.

    like this?
  12. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Seriously? Norah Jones? Not hearing much resemblance.
  13. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    She reminded me of 'Retha at the end. The girl had a sound, and good phrasing.

    She wasn't up there being all cute and trendy - she was testifyin'.
  14. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    Maybe this will be up to TB's standards.

    Walkin' After Midnight - Kelly Clarkson
  15. bigswifty1


    Dec 8, 2011
    Well on my list I have Eva Cassidy and Karen Carpenter at the top, then a biiigggg gap and then ... everyone else. Decent female singers are even more common than blues guit*r players with a str*t.

    It takes someone crazy special to blip my radar.

  16. Thisguy


    Sep 28, 2013
    Abilene TX
    I can't say anything negative about her. She had a talent and went somewhere with it. Sucks the way it ended. Like so many before her.
  17. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
  18. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    she is one of those things you get or you don't
    she was fearless live-either she sucked or she went for it and sometimes genius and sometimes not but at least different every time.
    she had great musicians surrounding her. if you dig enough, you will find a wealth of rare b sides and demos that were brilliant.
    she had problems but she was one of the best singer / songwriters of the times. her take on the standards blew everyone away in my opinion.
    the media made her famous for all the wrong reasons but she was the real deal.
    in jazz circles, she is highly regarded as one of the best that ever was.
    her best performance is the Dingle Ireland one at the small church in 2006. doesn't get much better than that. she was hitting on all cylinders for that one.
    and yes, that his her in my avatar
  19. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound

    All I could take was about 5 seconds of it.
  20. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    People are mighty quick to put her down.

    From a vocalist's standpoint, she was similar to Hendrix in her live performances. Both had plenty of very good and not-so-good shows, and others that were just plain amazing. Either one could be OFF or ON, but when ON some serious **** was goin' down.

    She didn't just priss around, she MEANT it.

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