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Who Have The Greatest Voices.

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Logo Hater, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Logo Hater

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    Who in your opinion have the greatest voices, it may be someone who you don't particularly like, but you can appreciate their singing ability. Their range and just the sound of their voice is a pleasure.

    Mine would be, (sticking to popular music.)

    MALE:

    Mick Hucknal,
    Luther Vandross,
    Freddie Mercury.


    FEMALE:

    Barbra Streisand,
    Aretha Franklin,
    Karen Carpenter. (So melodic)
     
  2. madj71

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    My favourite voices:

    Liz Frazer (Cocteau Twins), Skye (Morcheeba), Natacha Atlas, Sinéad O'Connor, Dorothy Moore, Françoise Hardy, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)...

    David McAlmont, Morrissey, Jeff Buckley, Jean-Louis Murat, Morten Harket (A-ha), Thom Yorke (on early Radiohead albums), Roy Orbisson, John Lennon...

    I am sure I'm forgetting many....
     
  3. Garrett

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    Male

    Nat King Cole (what a lush warm voice).
    Marvin Gaye
    Walter Jackson
    Matt Munro
    Jackie Wilson


    Female

    Karen Carpenter (was there ever a sweeter voice. Just remembered I missed part 2 of her story on the radio last night).:mad:
    Linda Ronstadt
    Izzy (popular with me:D )
     
  4. eviljohn2

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    Male:
    I couldn't pick a favourite

    Female:
    Stevie Nicks

    Although Mariah Carey should get a special mention for her 9 octave range :eek:
     
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    Male:
    Nick Cave
    Johnny Cash

    Female:
    Janice Joplin
    Grace Slick

    I like the 'gravelly' thing.
     
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    My favorites

    Male
    Luther Vandross
    Marvin Gaye
    Sting
    Lionel Richie
    Jon Bon Jovi
    Barry White

    Female
    Karen Carpenter
    Anita Baker
    Sade
    Barbara Streisand
    Tina Turner
     
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    I was just thinking Johnny Cash, although I prefer Joe Strummer - especially in his more recent outings.
     
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    Male:

    Brandon
    Paul Rodgers
    Maynard James Keenan (for difference value)
    Zach De Le Rocha (Pure hate, no one comes close)
    Chris Cornell
    Ben Christophers
    James Taylor
    Thom Yorke (just "Let Down")
    Peter Gabriel

    Lay-dees

    Not a huge female vocals fan, so will mull it over.
     
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    I hope i_like_it_cube follows this - not one mention of Sinatra or Elvis yet! :rotfl:

    Maynard James Keenan is a bit surreal but I think the studios and nature of his music add to that.

    If you're looking for "different" then Jake from Capdown has some energy that I've not found elsewhere - especially live! :clap:
     
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    In no particular order....

    Female....
    Karen Carpenter
    Stevie Nicks
    Joni Mitchell

    Male.....
    Boz Scaggs
    Phil Lynott
    Bruce Springsteen
    Peter Gabriel
    Donald Fagen
     
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    Male
    David Coverdale
    Bonn Scott
    Huey Morgan
    Fats Domino
    Freddie Mercury

    Female
    Like others not really keen on female vocals so need to look thru my collection !
     
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    Female:
    Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)
    Tori Amos
    Eva Cassidy
    Ricky Lee Jones
    Roberta Flack


    Male:
    Chris Cornell
    Stuart Staples (Tindersticks)
    Nick Cave
    Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing)
    Mike Patton
    Dave Grohl
     
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    Tom york

    Jill scott

    Beth orton

    Bill withers

    al Green

    Joan armatrading

    Ella fitzgerald

    james dean bradly


    robert plant

    james taylor (just something soothing)


    Jack white


    and just too many more...
     
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    Ronnie James Dio

    Joe Elliot

    Jaquie McShee

    Shakira
     
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    In terms of contemporary music, I think Norah Jones' voice is really stirring.

    Not quite Jazz, not quite country. A flavour all her own, and very tasty!
     
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    Eva Cassidy
    Elia Fitzgerald

    Jeff Buckley
    Kurt Cobain
    Freddy Mercury
    Ian Gillan

    Theres loads of them really..................
     
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    Beverley Craven
    Karen Carpenter
    Norah Jones
    Petula Clark

    Daryl Hall
    Freddie Mercury
    Nat King Cole
    Donald Fagen

    Jury is out on who is 'The Best'!
     
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    male

    (lead singer of The Christrians) but im not, id like to point out!
    Peter Grabriel
    Shubert

    female

    Eva Cassidy
    sonja
    Micheal Jackson (white & black version) :rolleyes:
     
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    In the early Deep Purple days, Ian Gillan's voice was astonishing for sheer power and range - just take a listen to the greatest live rock album of all time (imho), Made in Japan. The notes he reaches during 'Child in Time' still make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up !

    As for David Coverdale, Gillans replacement in the Purple line up in the mid-70's, I'll own that his voice has gotten better, but I have live albums where quite frankly he squawks like a demented chicken !
     
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    Another vote for Joan Armatrading
    Also Beth Hirsch- the women who did "All I need" on Moon Safari
    Beth Orton but only when working with the Chemicals
    For Blokes
    Steve Edwards (Check out "Sound of Violence" by Cassius
    Ian Brown.
     
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    mine would have to be

    male

    Paul weller
    Jackie Wilson
    Steve marriott
    Morrisey

    Female

    Christina Aguleria
    Aretha Franklin
    Rachel Stevens (fit bod worth a shout) :grin;
     
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    Ray White

    Gil Scott-Heron

    Miki Howard

    Billie Holliday
     
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    Beth Hirsch gets another vote from me tons;)
     
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    Female

    Dolores O'riordan (Cranberries) simply sublime

    Male

    Andrew Eldritch (tsom) Memories of a misspent youth:devil:

    Adrenochrome.
     
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    Otis Redding
    James Brown
    David Lee Roth
    Faces era Rod Stewart
    Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)
    Al Green
    Bon Scott
    Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
    Curtis Mayfield
    Ronnie James Dio

    kd lang
    Annie Lennox
    Sheryl Crow
    Bonnie Raitt

    for me it's all about the feel rather than the technical ability
     
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    Forgot some other female great voices

    Dionne Warwick (especially when she sings ‘Reach Out For Me’).

    Whitney Houston (Dionne niece, liked here early stuff but not the later stuff).

    I like Dusty Springfield a lot but here voice is not quite as good as my other choices.
     
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    Fullyagree with that post!

    Male:

    Thome Yorke (versatile as they come)
    Tricky
    Mushroom
    Jimi Goodwin(Lead singer from doves)
    Jay Kay
    Damon Albarn
    Richard Ashcroft

    Female:

    Tracey Thorn
    Bjork
    Sinead O Conner
     
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    No one's mentioned Sarah McLachlan, superb!
    Annie Lennox, been a fan for a long time.
    Eva Cassidy of course.
    Liz Frazer sublime..


    Of the blokes.

    Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon)
    Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
    Neil Finn (Crowded House)

    To name but a few
     
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    Björk gets a vote from me too
     
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    and a shout to that lady from Moloko
     

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