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fendrguitplayr
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Greater Boston

Where suspense is never in short supply.
Aug 28th, 2007 01:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've always liked Burt Cummings vocals. He knows how to use dynamics and has a good range. Even on the latest Bachman-Cummings recordings, he can still bring it.

B.J. Thomas is another that I really admire for sheer range, dynamics and singing from his soul.

Of course, there's Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and a bunch of R&B singers that I like a lot.

Most of the country singers I like are females. I really dig Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss, Martina, Miranda Lambert, Terri Clark, there's so many of 'em.

And in general, I like a good variety. For example, Dianne Reeves, Tony Bennett, Michelle Branch, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Stevie wonder, Luther Vandross, Al Jarreau, Faith Hill, Nina Simone, Eva Cassidy, Sinatra, Macca, Lennon, too many to list.

JohnnyGuitarReed
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CLEVELAND, OHIO

Go BROWNS!
Aug 28th, 2007 02:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

C.F. Turner (BTO)
John Foggerty
Ronnie Dunn
Ronnie Milsap
Martina Mcbride



kooder
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USA

Different is all I got ta offer.
Aug 28th, 2007 02:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In no order:

Howlin Wolf
Louis Armstrong
Billie Holiday
Aretha Franklin
Alison Krauss

tc7
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United States

Aug 28th, 2007 03:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ella

Thomas47
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Southwestern NY

Roxy-darlin'
Aug 28th, 2007 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Way too many to enumerate, but lately, I'm listening a lot to:

Muddy Waters
Al Green
Wilson Pickett
Jimi
Howlin' Wolf
John Lennon
Levon Helm

BigBottom
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United States

Bass - How Low Can You Go?
Aug 28th, 2007 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Freddie Mercury
Chris Cornell
Mick Hucknall
Paul McCartney
Sam Cooke

vomer
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UK

Aug 28th, 2007 05:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Paul Rodgers. Apart from timing, phrasing, effortless power, he just has pure rich tone in his voice. Now if Leo Fender were to have designed a voice...

Saracen
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Texas

Se habla Inglés
Aug 28th, 2007 05:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Michael McDonald
Lowell George and All of the other Georges
Buck Owens
Joe Ely
Roy Orbison
Tony Bennett
Frank Sinatra

HenryJ
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West Fla. Republic

Paw Paw
Aug 28th, 2007 08:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like guys with high-pitched, bright-sounding voices. Not tinny or harsh. People like the late Carl Wilson, and his brother Brian (but the way he sounded in the '60s.
Billy Joel.
C of CSN&Y.
The solo voice in "Dance With Me" by Orleans, whoever that was. Great voice.

There are others I like to hear just because they write great songs, not because of the timbre of the voices, like John Lennon. Lennon actually hated his voice. But I like it.

Best with a lyric: Frank Sinatra.

mark bjorke
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Annapolis, MD

Before I speak, Iet me say something
Aug 28th, 2007 08:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mavis Staples

Aretha Frankin

Kelley Hunt

Hal Ketchum

BB King

Dwight Yoakum

Patsy Cline

Sir Paul

Hank Williams

Sinatra

Bobby Darin

Dean Martin

Muddy Waters

to name a few


DangerousMan

Ireland

I eat desks
Aug 28th, 2007 08:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Most of these are probably not to everyone's taste, but...

P.J. Harvey

Bono

Jack White

Michael Stipe

Otis Redding

Neil Young

Muddy Waters

Bill Withers

Mick Pyro (From the Republic of Loose, an Irish band.)

6V6man
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Ypsi-Ann, Mich'gan

27 watts O' Princetons!
Aug 28th, 2007 09:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 Tony Bennett...

If I knew I was going to come back, in my next life, with a voice like Tony's, I'd die a very, very happy man in this one.

My tops (besides Tony):

Eva Cassidy
Roy Orbison
Del Shannon
George Harrison
John Lennon
Freddy King
Otis Redding
John Lee Hooker
(is anyone noticing a pattern here?)
Marvin Gaye

Now for the living:

Aretha
Jimmy Dale Gilmour (definitely an acquired taste)
Neil Young
Nora Jones
Willie Nelson
Stevie Wonder
Jesse Richards (my vocal coach, no relation... she's sung on the Xena - Warrior Princess soundtrack)

Jesse's Website

John Evans
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USA- Illinois

When you're called on, show up!
Aug 28th, 2007 11:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The standards for me are expression, phrasing, and control. So, it's

Aretha Franklin
Mavis Staples
Otis Redding
Marvin Gaye
Jack Bruce
Steve Winwood
Frank
Tony Bennet
Mel Torme
Paul Rodgers
Graham Nash
Timothy B. Schmidt
Emmylou Harris
Trisha Yearwood
Pat Benatar
Kiri Te Kanawa
Ella Fitzgerald
Eva Cassidy
Lind Ronstadt
Mario Lanza
Renee Flemming


jte

BigBottom
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United States

Bass - How Low Can You Go?
Aug 29th, 2007 11:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was driving the other day and John Denver's, "Annie's Song" came on the radio. Now I didn't grow up a fan, and I pretty much didn't pay attention to him, as I'd considered him just, "That kindly country boy who sang with the Muppets and starred with George Burns in Oh God!," but as an adult listening to him with an open ear for the first time, I was blown away. What a beautiful, natural and clear voice he had. His singing sounds effortless. I downloaded some of his recordings off iTunes after that.

Extra Crispy
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Oregon USA

The older I get, The better I was
Aug 29th, 2007 12:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

John Lennon
The Wicked Pickett
Delbert McClinton
Otis
Johnny Adams
Joni Mitchell
Bing Crosby
Lots n Lots more

ConchoBill
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Universe of Tejas

Bluz Cowboy
Aug 29th, 2007 12:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Frank Sinatra
Elvis
John Lennon
Muddy Waters
Robert Cray
Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce
Paul McCartney
Jim Morrison
Otis Redding
John Lee Hooker
BB King
Billie Holiday


Mike the marksman
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Baghdad, Iraq

smells like,,,camp victory
Aug 29th, 2007 12:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jerry Garcia (when he was singing well)
Steve Miller
Jack Bruce
Otis Redding
Iggy Pop
Rob Tyner (MC5)
Allison Krauss
Muddy Waters

the only ones I can name right off

Extra Crispy
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Oregon USA

The older I get, The better I was
Aug 29th, 2007 01:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're right PEDRO.. it was a glaring oversight.
R.C. has one of the richest and most dynamic voices of all times.

John Evans
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USA- Illinois

When you're called on, show up!
Aug 29th, 2007 02:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, as soon as I posted, I thought I'd left out Ray, Chaka, Gladys (I fell in love with her when I was a teen ager- saw her on Flip Wilson doing "Midnight Train" and ....), Patsy Cline, Roberta Flack.

jte

Chikpicker
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Toad Suck,Arkansas

Hot and Cranky
Aug 29th, 2007 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Carolyn Martin

She's great!!

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