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  • Xenno
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What Are Your 5 Favorite Singers Of All Time?
Here's another one of those ^&%$# surveys

I needed an outlet to express my love & admiration for......

1.) Lisa Gerrard (solo & Dead Can Dance)

No one has a better voice and if they come close their material usually stinks (ie Whitney Houston). She is fantastic.

The others:
2.) Hope Sandoval (Warm Inventions & Mazzy Star)
3.) Liz Fraser (especially w/ Massive Attack)
4.) Loreena McKennitt
5.) David Byron (Uriah Heep)

Burn some bytes - who do you like?

Xenno
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  • sony666
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Reply #1
1) Glenn Danzig (Misfits, Samhain, Danzig)  B)  -> best overall
2) Ronnie Dio (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio)  -> "technically" best singer ever on this planet
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HUGE gap
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3) uh... hard... Axl Rose. A-Hole but nice voice.
4) Bon Scott (70's AC/DC)
5) Johnny Cash 

  • Xenion
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Reply #2
Gianna Nannini
Andrea Corr (mtv unplugged)
Joe Cocker
Charlemaine
Tracy Chapman

btw: Loreena McKennitt is good too

  • xmixahlx
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Reply #3
lol...

otis redding
marvin gaye
paul rodgers

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insert gap here, too...
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rod stewart
robert plant
chris youldon

edit: ooooh... danzig is a crazy mofo!  but i would take a guess that that is to your liking with a "666" in your nick...

  • Bylie
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Reply #4
My choice:

1) Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)

I've seen these guys play live, it was one of the best performances I've ever seen.  It's not one of those "lets just sing our songs and get out of here" bands, the way Adam sang every song with so much feeling, he even improvised some lyrics from Nathalie Imbruglia who played before him (NI was not that great ).

2) Joost Zweegers (Novastar)

Great in a band, great solo, great acousticly I just love his music.

3) Sarah Bettens (K's Choice)

She's got a voice that makes you just sit there and listen to the entire album without moving.

4) John Hiatt

Love the voice!

That's it for me, I've got lot's more that I like but these are the ones that for me stand out.

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Reply #5
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1.) Lisa Gerrard (solo & Dead Can Dance)
2.) Hope Sandoval (Warm Inventions & Mazzy Star)
3.) Liz Fraser (especially w/ Massive Attack)
4.) Loreena McKennitt
5.) David Byron (Uriah Heep)

Just 5?!? Sorry 

I can't agree more with your Lisa Gerrard choice...she is an excellent singer. Sacrifice proves her vocal capability perfectly...but I do like Brendan Perry's sensitive voice as well.

Elizabeth Frazer is also great...I would also put there Paula Frazer (Tarnation)...it must be something with the name I guess 

Perry Blake...an excellent irish songwriter, who's voice is so delicate and atmospheric that haunts you. Try his song "This Time Is Goodbye" to get a glimpse...

Thom Yorke (Radiohead)...there's something unreal in his voice. It's not just technically excellent, it's mostly that it manages to be so expressively melancholic that it turns you into a pessimistic masochist...I adore that voice   

Tim Buckley/Jeff Buckley...the same tragic fate put an end to some astonishing voices and great songwriters. What a shame... 

David Tibet...the lyricist and singer of Current 93. Listen to his Soft Black Stars album played live (Some Soft Black Stars Seen Over London) and be ready to break into pieces from his "narrative" beauty. He and Mark St. John Ellis of Elijah's Mantle have the best voices for almost "spoken word" albums...check "The Soul Of Romanticism" where he and Ozymandias have gathered some well known english poets (Shelley, Keats, Wordworth, Coleridge and Lord Byron) and made a great album.

Beth Gibbons (Portishead)...whenever she desperately ascertains "...nobody loves me" (Sour Times), you feel immersed in her emotional agony in a very soothing way, even if that sounds contradictory. Her first solo album is on its way...October 28th.

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Reply #6
"I'M ON THE HIIIIGHHHHHWAY TO HELL!"

  • smg
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Reply #7
Just five is tuff but here goes.....

1. Steve Perry....Journey
2. Rodger Daltrey....The Who
3. Patti Smith....The Patti Smith Group
4. Bon Scott....AC/DC
5. Buddy Holly....The Crickets
What if the Hokey Pokey....is What it's all about?

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Reply #8
THE Led Zeppelin

  • mtm
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Reply #9
Bjork
Tori Amos
Freddie Mercury
Glenn Danzig
King Diamond
Titus (Acid Drinkers, Albert Rosenfield)
Jim Morrison
Eric Idle (sic! )
Les Claypool
Mike Patton
Chuck Schuldiner
Ozzy Osbourne
Bruce Dickinson
Quorthon (Bathory)
Peter Steele
Tomasz Budzynski (Armia)
Robert Smith
David Bowie

and few other... 
Marius the Mad

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Reply #10
Definitely not the most technically proficient, but I could listen to these five sing the classified ads:

1.  Sinead O' Connor - Aside from Nothing Compares 2 U, everything she does gets me goin'.  Troy and Jerusalem from The Lion and The Cobra are my favorites.  Sacrifice from Two Rooms makes Elton's rendition seem pointless.  Makes me want to call my ex and play it really loud ('cept its her CD).
2.  Ella Fitzgerald - You Do Something To Me makes me want to call my ex and beg for lovin' (do I have issues?)
3.  Elvis Costello - What a terrible voice but so perfect for his work.  Cant imagine anyone with a sweet smooth voice singing "They call her Natasha but she looks like Elsie....I don't want to go to Chelsea"
4.  Dusty Springfield
5.  Morrissey

Most Honorable Mention: Sarah McLachlan, Aretha, Lenny Kravitz, Michelle Shocked, Neil Young
Yeah, when you call my name
I salivate like a Pavlov dog...

  • sony666
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Glenn Danzig (yay!)
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Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Peter Steele (Type O Negative)
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cool
Though I woulnd't rate Ozzy a "great singer" 

  • kennedyb4
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Reply #12
These threads are cool!

They really make you think sometimes.

1. Christine Mcvie
2. Holly Cole
3. Elton John
4. Bonnie Raitt
5. My Dad when he was driving the car

Edit - Forgot Sting.  Sorry Pops youre outta there

  • marteataca
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Reply #13
mmm...

Glenn Danzig
Elvis
Jim Morrison
Joey Ramone (wow) 
Tim Maia (I guess that no one here have never heard before (except Roberto)) 


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Reply #14
Please allow me to list a name from contemporary Christian music ...

There just is no better male solo vocalist than Steve Green (bar none, end of story, period).  Nobody else can match the wonderful tones produced by his brilliant tenor voice.

I have most, if not all, of his English CDs (I know he has also made recordings in Spanish, but I don't have any of those).  I can't pick a favorite Steve Green CD, but if you haven't heard him sing, you might enjoy listening to "Hymns - A Portrait of Christ".  The music on this CD is all familiar hymns and gospel songs.  The arrangement of "How Great Thou Art" is exceptional, and it really shows off Steve's voice.

[That last comment sounds a little strange, I hope you know what I mean.  I don't intend to imply that Steve Green is a "show-off", especially on a song about the greatness of God!]

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Reply #15
Tracy Thorn

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Reply #16
Not forgetting:

Roy Orbison: One of the few male 3 octave voices!
Joan Armatrading: Wonderfully expressive voice.
Rod Stewart: Already mentioned and pitch perfect beneath the gravel!
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Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson)
Ronnie James Dio (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio)
Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne)
Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
Chuck Schuldiner (Death, Control Denied)
Quorthon (Bathory, Quorthon)
James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
Matthew Barlow (Iced Earth)
Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell)
Abbath (Immortal)
Mille Petrozza (Kreator)
Charles Rytkönen (Lefay, Morgana Lefay)
Warrel Dane (Sanctuary, Nevermore)
Peavy Wagner (RAGE)
Jon Oliva (Savatage)
Ville Laihiala (Sentenced)
Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly)
...and many more

  • Mac
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Reply #18
Not in any order :

Johnothan Davis (korn) - emotion in all his songs
Zack de la Rocha (rage against the machine) - energy & lyrics
Mike D / Adam Yauch / Adam Horowitz  (beastie boys) - classic and funny!
KRS ONE - intelligent and political lyrics to beat ratm..
Busta Rhymes - saw him live, he could manage 6000 words per minute after drinking that evian!

After brielfy looking, I can't see them anywhere  Woo I'm original, or just have bad taste..
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  • LIF
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Reply #19
Billie Holiday
Nancy Wilson
Jack Teagarden

Gal Costa(brazilian)
Milton Nascimento(brazilian great musician)

LIF
"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life" (Art Blakey)

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Rod Stewart: Already mentioned and pitch perfect beneath the gravel!

I dunno if Rod is "pitch perfect" or not ... I can't get past the "gravel" you mention!  Blechhhh!   

[I don't think "blech" is a real word in english, but it does accurately describe my reaction to Rod Stewart's voice.    ]

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Reply #21
Nat King Cole
Julianne Regan (All About Eve)
Tony Bennet
Neil Diamond
John Denver

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Reply #22
1. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

2. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)

3. Bono (U2)

4. Ozzy (Black Sabbath, Ozzy)

5. Brad Delp (Boston)
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  • floyd
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Reply #23
no order:

Robert Plant (hard to believe he wasn't the first choice for the Led Zep vocalist!)
Layne Staley (RIP..  sniff)
Chris Cornell
Maynard Keenan
Jim Morrison

  • xmixahlx
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Robert Plant (hard to believe he wasn't the first choice for the Led Zep vocalist!)


well... terry reid stills kicks ass anyways...