Favourite Singers

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  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Frankly I don’t pay much attention to singers. My standard answer has been Otis Redding or Marvin Gaye for decades. Today my pick is Curtis Mayfield or Donny Hathaway. Female probably Etta or Ella.
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  2. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    Richard Thompson and Nick Hatper, they tell a story and sound so unique.

    Rhiannon Giddens, OMG what a voice, what a musician.
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  3. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Not sure if they are my absolute favorites but these 2 come to mind: Lucinda Williams and Bill Withers.
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  4. Shock

    Shock Electromatic

    Sep 7, 2020
    10 Grammys, 3 AMAs, 2 ACMAs, a Tony and a Golden Globe nominee. Linda was the greatest female voice of my generation. A close second is Aretha. But the question is my favorite. Kim Shattuck of the Muffs.

    Chris Cornell or Robert Plant maybe the most talented, but again not the favorite. Eddie Vedder, Mike Ness and Burton Cummings in a tie.
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  5. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Mike Ness rocks!!!!!!!!
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  6. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    First 5 to come to mind for female/male voices I really enjoy:

    Female: Kate Rusby, Allison Krauss, Eva Cassidy, Patsy Cline, Diana Krall
    Male: Peter Gabriel, Nat King Cole, Michael McDonald, Don Henley, Gary Allan

    I don't think any of these have been mentioned yet. Two more honorable mentions that haven't been mentioned: Raul Malo and Chris Isaak.
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  7. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Nick13, Orville Peck, Ronnie James Dio, Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin.
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  8. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Strong contender for my personal #1 favourite is Mavis Staples.
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  9. gretschbigsby

    gretschbigsby Electromatic

    Nov 21, 2009
    Female: Astrud Gilberto
    Male: Pops Staples
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  10. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    Mar 12, 2012
    Todd Rundgren...Lloyd Cole....Robyn Hitchcock....Butch Walker....Dan Wilson...Matt Wilson...John Lennon...

    Kate Bush...Sheryl Crow...SHeDaisy (can't pick just one of them 'cause of their great harmonies....oh??? ok...Ya caught me, I admit I have a crush on Kristyn)...Sara Bareilles...Liz Phair...Alison Krauss...and, last but definitely not least...Susanna Hoffs
  11. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    This girl can belt out a tune....Love her

  12. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Male singers

    Love what this guy did with what he had when he was a bit younger

    Not this young


    About here

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  13. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    No singer has ever moved me as much as Linda Ronstadt.
    I almost hate to admit it but Michael Bolton has gotten to me also.

    John Prine had a terrible voice but what he said with it was deeper than anyone else.

    Ann Wilson
    James Taylor
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  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Although she's a bit older than me, let's make it a double date with me and Nancy!

    My wife and I saw them in Toronto in 2019. Ann's voice can't hit the highest notes any more but she can still bring it. Nancy too.
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  15. GVDobler

    GVDobler Synchromatic

    May 15, 2011
    Las Vegas
    Linda Ronstadt
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  16. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    Male: Chris Isaak, Johnny Cash, Dale watson, Marty Stuart, Roy Orbison, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakum.
    Female: Etta James, Patsy Cline, Bebel Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Linda Rondstat.
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  17. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Rob Halford, David Coverdale, Ray Price

    Ann Wilson
  18. Dumbthumbs

    Dumbthumbs Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2020
    New Mexico
    Don Henley
    Norah Jones.
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  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Maria Muldaur
    Minnie Riperton (5-octave range!)
    Tony Joe White
    Lonnie Mack
    Dianna Krall
    Sam Cooke
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  20. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Saw her at the Troubadour around 68’, not long after she left the Stone Ponys.

    My girlfriend and I were a couple tables back from center stage. Linda stood just above us wearing a loose top cut down almost to her navel and she played the tambourine...arms going apart and back.... My eyes never left her. :) That girlfriend never let me forget that, I married her...The girlfriend, not Linda.:D

    oh ya, Linda’s voice was simply stunning in that amazing venue.
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