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Your favorite vocalist...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Chad Michael, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Lowend65


    Sep 21, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    Vocalists who blow me away consistently
    Nathaniel Rateliff - just intense tone, awesome phrasing. Can take a very basic song and make it amazing without a ton of pyrotechnics

    Lalah Hathaway - came across this performance recently and am absolutely blown away. Amazing range, amazing phrasing, dual-tone singing at the 6-min mark. Need to learn more about her. , But jebus even the band can't keep it together towards the end of this tune because she's so amazing .

    Layne Stanley - a spooky vibe that on one can seem to match.

    Chris Cornell - don't even need to discuss

    Brad Sinsel from War Babies. This one is a little obscure as the band never fully made it. His vocal tone is really unique without being obnoxious A couple of examples Hang me Up & In the Wind

    Antwaun Stanley of Vulfpeck - seriously show me someone who could do this
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  2. John Fogerty
    Bruce Dickinson
    Joe Elliott
    Simon Neil
  3. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Van Morrison
    Al Jarreau
    Bobby McFerrin
    Maysa Leak

    How can you pick just one with so much talent out there.
  4. Mamoru


    Jan 23, 2019
    Carmen Cuesta-Loeb.

  5. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    What? 12 pages and no Diamonda Galas?

    But I kid....
    There’s many I would pick that have already been mentioned, but why rehash, there’s so many more. I’ll go with these people, and just keep it in the realm of pop/rock/whatever and revisit later...

    The Ladies——
    Liz Fraser(Cocteau Twins)
    Dusty Springfield(with an emphasis on ‘Dusty In Memphis’)
    Jacqui McShee(Pentangle)
    Maddy Prior(Steeleye Span)
    Lisa Gerrard(Dead Can Dance)
    Anna Vonn Hausswolff
    Bridget St. John(if Nico and Nick Drake had a baby...)
    Judy Collins
    Julie London
    Clare Torry(Who? You’ve heard her a billion times)
    Vashti Bunyan
    Franchoise Hardy

    The Gentlemen——
    Scott Walker(in all phases of his career)
    Bryan Ferry
    Brendan Perry
    John Cale
    Peter Hammill
    Richard Thompson
    Colin Blunstone
    Steve Kilbey
    Serge Gainbourge

    There are many, many more great singers, I’ll give them their due, but it’s difficult to narrow it down.
  6. SoonerBill

    SoonerBill Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2017
    Female - Natalie Merchant
    Make - Ian Anderson
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  7. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Wow, you know Jackie too? And the Merlin Factor? Very cool! Rhonda was my first bass teacher (she was on the band's first album if I'm not mistaken) and I used to sometimes play with Jim (this was around five years ago - I haven't seen him lately). The one time I got to see the Merlin Factor live was on my eighteenth birthday and it was a lot of fun. A couple of years ago I saw Kim singing with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the Maison Symphonique here in Montreal and I'll never forget that performance. She tore the house down.
  8. No contest for me: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
  9. wjl


    Jul 18, 2017
    near Frankfurt, Germany
    endorsing nothing except maybe free and open source stuff, like Linux
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
  10. SuperUltra


    Feb 11, 2019
    Corey Taylor
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  11. kjp360


    Feb 11, 2014
    I tend to like singers most often because of the level of what I call 'emotional content' that they bring or brought to songs vs. sheer vocal ability but occasionally the two criteria two line up.
    Some that often come to my mind when this type of question is posed include; Steve Marriott, Stevie Wonder, Ian Gillian, Gram and Emmy-Lou (especially together), Ronnie James Dio, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Otis Redding, Mavis Staples, I could definitely go on...
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  12. bgartist

    bgartist Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Donny Hathaway
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  13. Gopherbassist


    Jan 19, 2008
    Hard to pick, but the first voice that come to mind is Chris Cornell. Ronnie James Dio. Ian Gillan. Claudio Sanchez. Noelle Le Blanc. Whatever the guy from Duran Duran's name is. Mike Patton.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2019 at 7:15 PM
  14. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    Many of my favorites have already been mentioned, but these two deserve some props:

    Gary Brooker
    James Dewar
  15. Neil Young is my favorite Neil Young type vocalist.

    Louis Jordan

    I love Cab Calloway , even tho I'm nowhere near 100. :spit:
  16. Yes /c:
  17. Brad Delp
    John Wetton
    Many already mentioned and I'll add this guy...

    Ed Roland
  18. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    It changes on my mood, but right now, nothing is sounding better to me than Celeste.


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