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Your favorite vocalist...

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



  1. OMG how could I forget Ronald and Smokey?!?


    I always seem to overlook females on these lists, so I have to say:


    Patti Labelle
     
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  2. Otis Redding does it for me.

    I'm a metal fan so Halford, Dickinson, and Dio reign supreme for me in that genre... hard to pick one.
     
  3. bassstrangler

    bassstrangler

    Mar 2, 2015
    AZ
    Ian Curtis

    Kate Bush

    Johnny Cash

    Pat Fish (aka the Jazz Butcher)

    Jonas Renkse (Katatonia)

    Freddie Mercury

    Tom Waits

    David J

    Nick Cave

    Blixa Bargeld

    David Sylvian
     
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  4. REV

    REV

    Jun 18, 2006
    These days I'm really impressed with Rachael Price from Lake Street Dive.
     
  5. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    All of the above! Linda, Smokey, Jon Anderson, Joe Cocker, Patsy, so many more. As far as live goes The hair on the back on my neck stood up and I had goose bumps throughout the entire Joe Cocker concert when he opened for Tina Turner a few years ago. OMG!

    Oh Yeah another one of the great live perfromances that I have been fortunate enought to witness ia Ann Wilson of Heart...I never bought a Heart album but saw them a few years ago in their old age. What a voice!

    Just thought of another...Timothy B Schmit (and he's one of us)!
     
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  6. Supadope

    Supadope

    Nov 30, 2015
    Louisville
    I am sometimes gassy.
    James Brown
    Bono
    Billy Idol
     
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  7. wjl

    wjl

    Jul 18, 2017
    near Frankfurt, Germany
    endorsing nothing except maybe free and open source stuff, like Linux
    Shi
    AnneCozean
    marmotte
    moonchild
    Aleonz
    (all from wikiloops.com where you can actually record with them)
     
  8. ellipsis

    ellipsis Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Santa Fe, NM
    Lydia Loveless has an astonishing voice. A force of nature.

     
  9. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    My top three favorite vocalists, in order:

    1. Jon Anderson of YES (by far!)
    2. Don Henley of the Eagles
    3. Ann Wilson of Heart
     
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  10. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig +1 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    There is a reason why my 35-year old son is named Jon.
     
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  11. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Did you mean Ann Wilson of Heart? If so, I agree that she has an incredible voice. She is my favorite female vocalist! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    Woops, yes Ann Wilson!
     
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  13. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Why Yoko Ono of course!
     
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  14. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    seriously though

    Sheryl Crow
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Stevie Nicks
     
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  15. Chine Moreno - Deftones
    Scott Weiland - STP
    Curt Cobain - Nirvana
    Maynard James Keenan - Tool
    Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge/Slash
    Shaun Morgan - Seether
     
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  16. jackn1202

    jackn1202

    Feb 14, 2018
    Austin, TX
    Josh Homme of QOTSA
    Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees
    Natasha Schneider of Eleven
    Graham Coxon of Blur
    Roger Waters of Pink Floyd

    Some folks may notice a correlation between the first three.

    Also, for some strange reason I love hearing Les Claypool’s voice.
     
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  17. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    F: Flora Purim
    Esperanza Spalding

    M: Steve Winwood
    Tom Waits

    But in general, I tend to prefer strictly instrumental music.
     
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  18. blue4

    blue4

    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    Going on just pure vocal and not who's body of work I like the best, I'd have to say female vocals would be Jewel, Elle King, and Allison Krauss.

    Male vocal is a lot harder to say. I don't tend to follow them solely on their voice alone like I do for the female vocalists. So I'd say Willie Nelson, David Coverdale (although many of his songs are just plain silly) and the guy who's name I can't spell from Live.
     
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  19. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    Dionne Warwick.

    Marcy Levy, one of Eric Clapton’s best back up singers. I really liked her work on The Core and others...
     
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  20. Wow TB is OLD :roflmao:

    That being said - I’ll throw out Layne Staley as an old - but not quite as old - option. When he sang, his entire body voiced the note. The emotion that only desperation can bring. Tragic life but god what a voice.

    Newer - Brian Aubert from Silversun Pickups. Raspy raw goodness.

    Current - laugh if you want, but Lady Gaga can sing virtually anything (have you heard her with Tony Bennett?) And Pentatonix and Lake Street Dive. Dayum.
     
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