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Old 03-14-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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I could use a distraction from world events. You too? How about letting us know who you think is the best singer of all time? A few of my favs to kick it off....Orbison, Sinatra and Cline





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Old 03-14-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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Definitely Ella Fitzgerald---and not just because jazz is my favorite genre.
Johnny Mathis said "She was the best. She was the best there ever was. Amongst all of us who sing, she was the best."
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Patsy Cline is hard to beat. But here is a close second.

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Old 03-15-2011, 12:29 AM   #5
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I've always liked:
Pop
Morten Harket of A-ha:


And Jeff Buckley was amazing.


Soul
The Reverend.


Father of Soul-Sam Cooke


A modern update from another Green.


Jazz and Blues
Billie Holiday


Ted Hawkins


And when I'm in a metal mood:
Geoff Tate-Queensryche. I can vouch that he is GREAT live.


Fish-Formerly of Marillion. Also great live!
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Great choices. My vote would be Judy Garland. I'm only 55 but for some reason we had many of her records around when I was young, and of course there is always "Somewhere over the rainbow'.

I also always loved the smoothness of Karen Carpenter's voice and range but her portfolio of work and early demise makes it hard to put her on the greatest list.
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I would have to go with Ella for females and Pavarotti for males. Those two send chills down my spine.
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Elvis in his prime, Andrea Bocelli. And I agree on Patsi Cline
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There are a lot of excellent singers including some already listed but as a singer I will pick Jim Reeves.






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Patsy Cline on the list.
Judy Collins for Someday Soon.
Bev Bivens. Anything.
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Hard to beat the harmonies of the Beach Boys. This one makes me think of Nords :-)

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Hey, I love Iz too! But then again, I'm kinda wierd
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James Taylor. I go in for lyrics more than anything though.
Anything from Sweet Baby James.
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I thought this was a sewing machine thread. I almost didn't check it out. I'll keep my favorite singer under wraps. He would clash with the others.
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Though I love rock and roll, and hard rock, I really enjoy crooners such as Sinatra. Modern times, Michael Buble has a great voice - which I like and I don't get the raised eyebrows from my wife when I listen to him because she likes him... but I think for her it has allot to do with his looks!
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