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  • cullman
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by tandfman
    My favorite Ella is her Rogers & Hart album. It really shows off her amazing talent as well as that of the greatest songwriting team of the 20th century.
    Even the Philistine that I am would have to agree with that.
    Me three.

    cman

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by tandfman
    My favorite Ella is her Rogers & Hart album. It really shows off her amazing talent as well as that of the greatest songwriting team of the 20th century.
    Even the Philistine that I am would have to agree with that.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Satchmo is a miracle. I recently bought a dvd of a perfromance recorded in 1948. There really arent any words to describe his genius.
    And I recently bought a CD or Satchmo and Ella singing together. Some good stuff.

    My favorite Ella is her Rogers & Hart album. It really shows off her amazing talent as well as that of the greatest songwriting team of the 20th century.

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  • kuha
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Another singer that Sinatra called a genius is Ray Charles, not the voice of the others but style coming out of his ears.
    And then there is Satchmo singing What a Wonderful World, which pretty much makes me cry every time I hear his version.
    On this we completely agree!!

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Another singer that Sinatra called a genius is Ray Charles, not the voice of the others but style coming out of his ears.
    And then there is Satchmo singing What a Wonderful World, which pretty much makes me cry every time I hear his version.
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    Satchmo is a miracle. I recently bought a dvd of a perfromance recorded in 1948. There really arent any words to describe his genius.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Another singer that Sinatra called a genius is Ray Charles, not the voice of the others but style coming out of his ears.
    And then there is Satchmo singing What a Wonderful World, which pretty much makes me cry every time I hear his version.

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Originally posted by bambam
    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Originally posted by kuha
    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by tandfman
    Sinatra and Fitzgerald will endure.
    Ella will, but I really think Frankie won't. His style of crooning was too 40s/50s. He'll go the way of Rudy Vallee. On the other hand, Elvis (and I'm not even a fan of his) will survive.
    I don't want to come across as the world's biggest Sinatra fan, but I totally disagree. There's some possibility that he'll be one of the very few from this era that will be remembered in 100 years. The stuff he did in the late 50s, in particular, is just amazing...


    Sinatra is for the ages. Not a chance the greatest pop singer of his generation will be forgotten. He is "the voice".
    IMHO, the voice of that generation was Nat King Cole. A voice we will not hear the like of again.
    I have to agree, nobody likes NKC more than me but Sinatra is also unique.

    Another singer that Sinatra called a genius is Ray Charles, not the voice of the others but style coming out of his ears.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by bambam
    IMHO, the voice of that generation was Nat King Cole. A voice we will not hear the like of again.
    The first radio song I ever heard and liked was Perry Como's Catch a Falling Star. I just wikied it and realized that it came out in 1957 when I was 6, and a year AFTER Elvis hit with Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog.

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  • bambam
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    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Originally posted by kuha
    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by tandfman
    Sinatra and Fitzgerald will endure.
    Ella will, but I really think Frankie won't. His style of crooning was too 40s/50s. He'll go the way of Rudy Vallee. On the other hand, Elvis (and I'm not even a fan of his) will survive.
    I don't want to come across as the world's biggest Sinatra fan, but I totally disagree. There's some possibility that he'll be one of the very few from this era that will be remembered in 100 years. The stuff he did in the late 50s, in particular, is just amazing...


    Sinatra is for the ages. Not a chance the greatest pop singer of his generation will be forgotten. He is "the voice".
    IMHO, the voice of that generation was Nat King Cole. A voice we will not hear the like of again.

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  • Walt Murphy
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    Originally posted by dj
    Originally posted by tandfman
    We can contiinue this off line, lest we be censured for the worst kind of hijacking imaginable--turning a thread about a Rolling Stone list into a discussion of J.S. Bach! :roll:
    tandfman is right, I'm sorry.

    Bach to basics, pdq!
    I'm having a flashback to a scene in a hotel room in Eugene in the 1970s(76 Trials?)

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by AthleticsInBritain
    And when you get even more of an appreciation of the finer things in life you'll realise Tony Bennett is even better!
    Nah!

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  • cullman
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    Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald...for starters. Still plenty of room to add personal favorites. My personal fave is Fred Astaire because so many great songs were written specifically for him by Gershwin and Berlin.

    cman 8-)

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  • AthleticsInBritain
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    Originally posted by kuha

    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Originally posted by kuha
    I don't want to come across as the world's biggest Sinatra fan, but I totally disagree. There's some possibility that he'll be one of the very few from this era that will be remembered in 100 years. The stuff he did in the late 50s, in particular, is just amazing...
    When I was a teenager, I thought Sinatra was a complete joke. I had to get older (and, I trust, a tiny bit wiser) to realize how wrong that view was...
    And when you get even more of an appreciation of the finer things in life you'll realise Tony Bennett is even better!

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  • kuha
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    Marlow: Perhaps related to your story, but in a completely opposite way: I remember distinctly that my parents HATED Sinatra--not because of his artistic ability, but because of his less-than-sterling character, associations, etc. I NEVER heard Sinatra at home but distinctly remember them saying that he was, essentially, a disreputable character. So, there's some possibility that my later respect for him reflects something of the pleasure of discovering the "forbidden." Honestly, though, his vocal artistry is just amazing--he could turn pop pablum into pure gold...

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by kuha
    Everyone has the right to their own wrong opinion, including you, poor utterly wrongheaded sir!
    When I was a teenager, I thought Sinatra was a complete joke. I had to get older (and, I trust, a tiny bit wiser) to realize how wrong that view was...
    Well, thank you, bad ham... I mean Mar... I mean kuha. I find it interesting that my affinity for Sinatra was the reverse. My dad liked him, so I liked him, but when the Beatles hit, he sounded so . . . old . . . that I grew tired of him very quickly. When I hear a song by him now, he just sounds . . . dated. Sorry!

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