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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by the harp unstrung, Feb 29, 2016.
I don't listen to enough to have a true favourite and I feel cliché picking Sinatra. I do know you Yanks love Bublé though. When I drove across the States he was by far the most played Canadian artist. Mind you, this was a few years back, 2010-2012ish.
Since Benedetto is your favourite, give me a "must hear" album to find please and thanks.
I think if Lady Gaga decided to play it seriously, she'd be the next best female crooner in the world.
She cut that album "Cheek To Cheek" with Tony Bennett and I was astounded that she had range, sincerity and a soul in her voice.
Just wow!! Lots of WoW!
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening? Bing'll do me.
Tell 'em I'll be there.
Frank always was and still is. Everyone else is just copying his game. Sinatra defined the genre, set the standard, and opened the door for others to follow. And they're still trying to follow his lead.
Personally, I have never been a fan of Frank Sinatra. I do like Michael Buble. My parents were Dean Martin fans.
Tony Bennett was my mom's guy...and he's my guy, too.
My da was a Nat King Cole guy.
It's much like #1 and 1a...
Dean Martin and a very good modern one is James Hunter -love his stuff and he is incredible live!
One immediate example...just listen to how many people try and sing "My Way"-HIS-way at the karaoke bars.
I like lots of crooners, overall though, Sinatra is my favorite vocalist, crooner or otherwise.
He has recorded over 1200 songs (lots were different versions of the same song), not including short songs or parodies or radio spots.
Out of the 60 or so hours of tunes of his I have, I can only spot a clinker/off-key note on 1% of them, all natural w/o pitch correction.
To me, Frank's singing style was delivered with such ease he may as well have been talking.
Dean Martin may sound like he had more fun singing and perhaps sang slightly more whimsical tunes than Sinatra, his perfect pitch, however, was sometimes up for grabs
He didn't have the best voice in the world, but no one used their voice as an instrument like Sinatra.
There are others of that era whose tone was better or more unique, such as Tony Bennett's, but he sure sang flat quite a bit of the time.
I thought he was slightly better on those alleged "live" recordings that many artists from all eras seem to market.
In all fairness to him and others of that era who's pitch was slightly off, was said to be the quintessential Jazz style.
Quoted for truth.
I don't have any particular favorite, but I do like Bobby Darin, as well as Sinatra.
Raul Malo from The Mavericks.