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  • #16
    Originally posted by gh
    None of my favorite women are there. In no specific order:

    Joan Baez
    Judy Collins
    Nanci Griffith
    Loreena McKennit
    Emmy Lou Harris
    I agree with the first two. Also, how about Julie Andrews? I got to meet her a few years ago, and she was very sweet.

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    • #17
      Julie Andrews? One of the great Broadway and movie voices...which reminds of another hit maker by proxy, Marni Nixon who was the voice in the movie versions of "The King and I" and "My Fair Lady." Nixon's son is Andrew Gold who wrote and sang Thank You For Being A Friend (Golden Girls theme) among other tunes.

      Other good voices, prog rocker vocalist extraodinaire Jon Anderson of Yes. Johnny Maestro of Sixteen Candles and Brooklyn Bridge fame can still bring it.

      cman ops:

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      • #18
        Don't forget Nixon as Natalie Wood in West Side Story as well

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        • #19
          Originally posted by gh
          Don't forget Nixon as Natalie Wood in West Side Story as well
          NPR's Fresh Air had an interview with Nixon a while back, and talked about making West Side Story. Apparently no one told Wood that they weren't going to use her singing while they made the movie and when Wood found out she didn't handle it very well.

          Another great female singer they forgot about was Jo Stafford, who just died a few months ago.

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          • #20
            Linda Ronstadt
            Teddy Pendergrass
            Gene Pitney
            David Clayton-Thomas
            Eva Cassidy
            Ben E. King
            Clyde McPhatter
            Ronnie James Dio
            Bonnie Bramlett
            Chuck Jackson
            Levi Stubbs
            And a hundred pop, jazz, Broadway, and gospel singers

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Marlow
              Best pipes (tho I can't name a song I like by any of them), random order

              1. Céline Dion
              2. Linda Ronstadt
              3. Mariah Carey
              4. Chirstina Aguilera
              5. Barbra Streisand

              The only guy I can think of that sounds good in anything is - Phil Collins.
              I really don't like the crooner du jour - Josh Groban
              For best pipes, I gotta go with

              Sissel (Kyrkjebo)
              Hayley Westenra

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              • #22
                Did Sinatra really not make this list......or does he not qualify for some reason?

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                • #23
                  Mahalia Jackson. Somebody oughta be spanked for leaving her off the list.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time&q

                    Originally posted by BillVol
                    http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/24161972/page/103

                    Neat to see the handwritten picks by some of the members of the panel that selected the list:

                    http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gall ... s_inside_t
                    Any list that has Bob Dylan as a good singer is crap. His voice is about as good as Sonny Bono.

                    Now as a song writer, he might have a shot.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by marknhj
                      Best I've seen live are:

                      Sinead O'Connor
                      Joan Armatrading
                      Annie Lennox

                      David Bowie
                      Bono
                      Robert Plant
                      Loved Armatrading. A unique voice.

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                      • #26
                        Greatest I ever saw live: Sarah Vaughn, Cleo Laine and Lou Rawls.
                        Current fave has to be Diana Krall.

                        bambam! Sissel Kyrkjebø is from my hometown of Bergen, Norway. Terrific voice!

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by bambam
                          Originally posted by Marlow
                          Best pipes (tho I can't name a song I like by any of them), random order

                          1. Céline Dion
                          2. Linda Ronstadt
                          3. Mariah Carey
                          4. Chirstina Aguilera
                          5. Barbra Streisand

                          The only guy I can think of that sounds good in anything is - Phil Collins.
                          I really don't like the crooner du jour - Josh Groban
                          For best pipes, I gotta go with

                          Sissel (Kyrkjebo)
                          Hayley Westenra
                          grace slick

                          no one is close

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Per Andersen
                            Greatest I ever saw live: Sarah Vaughn, Cleo Laine and Lou Rawls.
                            Current fave has to be Diana Krall.

                            bambam! Sissel Kyrkjebø is from my hometown of Bergen, Norway. Terrific voice!
                            And when I was in Bergen in 1991 I bought a CD of hers! (and one of Arve Tellefsen as well). I love Vestland, Vestland.

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                            • #29
                              Is this purely a list of rock n' rollers? How can they not have Ella Fitzgerald in there, who's better than all of those female singers except for Aretha Franklin? (She used to do a great impression of Aretha as well). Or Cassandra Wilson? No Whitney Houston?

                              As for the men, whatever you think of the man, Michael Jackson needs to be higher in terms of actual voice reasons as opposed to music. And how can Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney be ahead of David Bowie? He's by far the best of the Brits.

                              Oh and Tina Turner could do clear as well - just listen to River Deep Mountain High. Never heard anyone sing like that!

                              By the way, maybe I'm biased, but the best female jazz singer of the current crop isn't signed and has been out of the business for a while. But she is a friend of mine, Helen Adamson. She's on MySpace if you want to listen to her.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by eldrick
                                Originally posted by bambam
                                Originally posted by Marlow
                                Best pipes (tho I can't name a song I like by any of them), random order

                                1. Céline Dion
                                2. Linda Ronstadt
                                3. Mariah Carey
                                4. Chirstina Aguilera
                                5. Barbra Streisand

                                The only guy I can think of that sounds good in anything is - Phil Collins.
                                I really don't like the crooner du jour - Josh Groban
                                For best pipes, I gotta go with

                                Sissel (Kyrkjebo)
                                Hayley Westenra
                                grace slick

                                no one is close
                                Eldrick, we must think alike. After I wrote that, I was thinking I should have added Grace Slick to my list. Great choice.

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