Who Have The Greatest Voices.

Logo Hater

Novice Member
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)
 
M

madj71

Guest
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....
 

Garrett

Moderator
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 )
 
R

rhoamish

Guest
Male:
Nick Cave
Johnny Cash

Female:
Janice Joplin
Grace Slick

I like the 'gravelly' thing.
 

Wasabi

Novice Member
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
 
G

Gambit

Guest
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.
 

alexs2

Well-known Member
In no particular order....

Female....
Karen Carpenter
Stevie Nicks
Joni Mitchell

Male.....
Boz Scaggs
Phil Lynott
Bruce Springsteen
Peter Gabriel
Donald Fagen
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
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 !
 

tomson

Active Member
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
 

seany

Banned
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...
 

MartinImber

Active Member
Ronnie James Dio

Joe Elliot

Jaquie McShee

Shakira
 

Miyazaki

Novice Member
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!
 

karkus30

Banned
Eva Cassidy
Elia Fitzgerald

Jeff Buckley
Kurt Cobain
Freddy Mercury
Ian Gillan

Theres loads of them really..................
 

itcosthowmuch

Active Member
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'!
 

Cool-hand

Novice Member
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:
 

dc007

Active Member
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 !
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
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.
 

UncagedTyphoon

Novice Member
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;
 

Adrenochrome

Well-known Member
Female

Dolores O'riordan (Cranberries) simply sublime

Male

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

Adrenochrome.
 

cheeseywang

Standard Member
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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