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    AthleticsInBritain
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    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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  • gh
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  • gh
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    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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  • eldrick
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  • eldrick
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    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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  • Per Andersen
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  • Per Andersen
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    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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  • gm
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  • gm
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    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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  • Vince
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  • Vince
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    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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  • BillVol
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  • BillVol
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    Mahalia Jackson. Somebody oughta be spanked for leaving her off the list.

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

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  • bambam
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  • bambam
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    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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  • Whitman
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  • Whitman
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    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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  • Conor Dary
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  • Conor Dary
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    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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  • gh
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  • gh
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    Don't forget Nixon as Natalie Wood in West Side Story as well

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  • cullman
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    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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  • Conor Dary
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  • Conor Dary
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    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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  • SQUACKEE
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  • SQUACKEE
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Tina Turner is my alltime fav. female singer. She has it all, style, pipes,soul, charisma, sexy as hell. Great songs.I love her. She would be on my top 5 alltime. Im convinced the only reason people make lists is to enjoy the arguments.
    That's odd, because I've always thought that Tina (and Janis Joplin) had rusty pipes but superb 'style'. They are highly entertaining (and soulful), but the objective clarity of their singing was, to be rude, rather muddy. Joe Cocker is the male extreme - I love his singing, but his voice is actually . . . bad. Oh, and Rod Stewart too.
    I guess it depends on your defination of pipes. Tina can really belt it out although its not a clear sound. I guess we could call her a rusty pipe singer.

    Joe is a human freak who is on my top 5 alltime male vocalist but i wouldnt describe him has having pipes!

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