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Old 05-30-2014, 01:07 PM   #21
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In no particular order:

“Classic” voices

Sinatra
Nat “King” Cole
Mario Lanza
Pavarotti
Ed Ames
Brook Benton

“Rock era” Voices

Steve Perry
Freddie Mercury

Ladies:

Connie Francis
Jane Olivor
Joan Sutherland
Monsterrat Caballe
Jo Stafford
Young Mariah Carey
Petula Clark
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:12 PM   #22
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Frank Sinatra (really wanted to list J.D. Souther, but realistically couldn't do it).
Kelly Willis.
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I can't pick a female voice because there are so darn many good ones. Dawn Upshaw and Renée Fleming are delightful, but Caballe and Callas are like fingernails on a blackboard for me.

I enjoy a lot of jazz and a few pop/rock singers, but I don't think of their voices as that appealing. OTOH, Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Springsteen have given me a lot of pleasure over the years even if they are pretty hoarse. Sirius' "E Street Radio" occupies pre-set #1 on my car radio.
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[QUOTE=AllDone;1454475] Dawn Upshaw and Renée Fleming are delightful, but Caballe and Callas are like fingernails on a blackboard for me.[/QUOTE]

I can say the same for a few names that were listed on this "subjective" thread.
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No one is picking Bob Dylan?
...or Yoko Ono?
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...or Yoko Ono?
I think you may be on the wrong thread. Did you intend to post here?
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Man, that's really mean!

But since I had never heard Yoko Ono sing, I had to find out for myself. Here's a performance.

And about Bob Dylan, I like him myself. I remember reading a story about Bob Dylan's mentor having a slurred voice because of a stroke, and it rubbed off on Bob.

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I heard her "sing" at a Survival Sunday gig, and it was like a cat being torn apart by a coyote.
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Ahem... All I will say is that it must be sweet music to Lennon's ears.

But then, I was never that big a fan of the Beatles.
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All totally subjective of course, no right/wrong. But Neil Diamond? Really?

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Sometimes just need some "Sweet Caroline" .



It's a classic
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I always wondered what John Lennon REALLY thought of Yoko's voice.
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Two favorite female vocalists. Karen Carpenter - smooth and silky and did a wide variety of songs. Close second would be Whitney Houston for the same reasons.
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I heard her "sing" at a Survival Sunday gig, and it was like a cat being torn apart by a coyote.
I don't know much about Ono's work, but here's a snippet from a Wikipedia article.
Ono released her first solo album, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, in 1970... Her album included raw, harsh vocals, which bore a similarity with sounds in nature (especially those made by animals)... Some songs on the album consisted of wordless vocalizations... and other musical artists who have used screams and vocal noise in lieu of words...
I am not going to look for it on youtube.
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People often say that "Love is blind", but it can also be deaf.
LOL.

I didn't care for John Lennon's voice either. IMO, it's a little better than Ono's. Then again, I've been to Bob Dylan's concert. I was sitting at cheap seats but I could hardly understand what he was singing.
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Pavarotti and Joan Baez.
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LOL.

I didn't care for John Lennon's voice either. IMO, it's a little better than Ono's. Then again, I've been to Bob Dylan's concert. I was sitting at cheap seats but I could hardly understand what he was singing.
I had a similar experience and a Bob Dylan concert even when sitting near front row. Plus, sometimes was a bit difficult to see through all the say, "clouds of smoke"
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