Favourite Singers

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  1. bringbackrattles

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    We've had favourite bands and now how about favourite singers ?
    Picking one or two is hard so I'll make it your top 10. Here's mine in no particular order.
    Paul Rodgers. Janis Joplin. Bon Scott. Bono. Bonnie Raitt. Robert Plant. Neil Young. Blondie. Kate Bush.Bob Dylan.
    John Lennon just missed out !
     
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    America have got their soul singers..
    ... and we've got arsehole singers.
     
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    Our soul singers.

    I said the very the same joke the other day and no-one got it then either.

    Or they just gave it a wide berth. ;)
     
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    Frank Sinatra
    John Lennon
    Dave Gahan
    John Grant
    Guy Garvey

    Need to think on after that ......
     
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    Sorry for my ignorance, but who's Dave Gahan ?
     
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    Old Micky Bubbles has a fantastic voice. Smooth as anything and so melodic. Can’t stand his music though.

    Love Dolly Partons voice and also like a few of her songs. While on the subject of country and western singers with great voices you also have to mention Jonny Cash and Hank Williams.

    My natural leaning is towards heavy rock and metal when it comes to music so love Bruce Dickenson and Ozzy’s voice but have to give a special mention to Kurt Kobain as imho has one of the greatest singing voices ever.
     
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    Lead singer of Depeche Mode. Fantastic voice.
     
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    Yep, I so very nearly put Cobain down.
     
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    Hard to keep to 10: Grace slick, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Margot Timins (cowboy junkies), Dylan, Judith Durham, Paul Rogers, Janis Joplin, James Taylor, Madeleine peyroux.



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    he put himself down (sorry!)
     
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    Good choice,forgot his name !
     
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    I wonder if Elvis gets picked ? Not Costello !
     
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    Freddie Mercury deserves a mention, great voice and frontman. His performance at Live Aid looked epic!
     
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    Al Green
    Chris Cornell
    Otis Redding
    Little Richard
    Elvis Presley
    Stevie Wonder
    Minnie Riperton
    Miguel
    Ray Lamontagne
    Sam Cooke
     
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    Kurt Cobain
    Eddie Vedder
    Bjork
    Florence Welch
    Elton John
    George Michael
    Sian Evans - Lead singer of Kosheen
    Paula Cole
    Michael Stipe
     
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    Frankie Valli anyone?
     
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    I've posted music from many of my favourite singers in the "What are you currently listening to" thread. Most of my favourites are women since I prefer female voices.

    Women: Grace Slick, Joan Baez, Mimi Farina (Joan Baez's sister), Skeeter Davis, Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield, Mary Hopkin, Lulu, Melanie, Alison Krauss, Nancy Griffith, Crystal Gayle, Rita Pavone, Gigliola Cinquetti

    Men: Freddie Mercury, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Gene Pitney, Cat Stevens, Perry Como, Sergio Endrigo

    I'm sure I've missed some.

     
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    Eva Cassidy deserves a mention.
     
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    And as much as it is fashionable not to like her Adele has an amazing voice. As did Amy Winehouse.
     
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    I tend to like singers who sound unique, either the voice or the style of delivery. So in no particular order
    Elizabeth Frazer
    Bjork
    Bowie
    Billy Mackenzie
    Sinatra
    Louis Armstrong
    Sandy Denny
    Pavarotti
    John Lydon
    Chrissie Hynde
     
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    Elizabeth Fraser has a gorgeous voice.
     
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    it's the way I tell 'em
     
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    Great choices!
     
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    Here's mine. (other than the ones I highlighted on ajsccfc's post)
    David Gray
    Annie Lennox
    John Lennon
    Bob Dylan
    Amy MacDonald
    Barns Courtney
    Chris Rea
    Leonard Cohen
    Johnny Cash
    Tom Petty
    I've got loads more that would fit this list but these are just 10 off the top of my head and in no particular order (except maybe the first 4!)
     
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    Surprised nobody has said Jeff Buckley, unless i've missed it.

    Chino Moreno (Deftones), Jeff Buckley, John Lennon, Jamie Lenman (Reuben / himself), Conor Mason (Nothing But Thieves), Guy Garvey (Elbow), Jez Williams (Doves), Kurt Cobain, James Dean Bradfield (older angry Manics era) and Arianna Grande.
     
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    David Ruffin (Temptations) was in a class of his own.
    Marvin Gaye
    Dusty Springfield
     
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    Robert Smith
    Ben Lewis
    Green Gartside
    James Blunt
    Debbie Harry
    David Sylvian
    Ian Astbury
    Michael David Rosenberg
    Van Morrison
    Dolores O'Riordan (RIP)
     
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    Adele
    Frank Sinatra
    Roger Daltrey
    Don Williams
     
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    Linda Ronstadt or Maria Muldaur anyone?
     
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    Kelly Jones Stereophonics
     
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    Shane McGowan and has the stunning food looks as well
     
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    Garvey and Grants version of Kindling is brilliant
     
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    Personally think Noel Gallagher has a great voice
     
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    I won't do ten ATM
    But the two girls from first aid kit make amazing harmonies and such a pity they're splitting .
    Rose Royce sand some cracking vocals during my courting years
    Many a smooch and a feel on a Friday or Saturday night to her classic songs
    Some brilliant choices saluting the great talents of our era in this thread !!
     
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