The Best Singers of All Time

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    Mar 13, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
    Here's my favorite. She had the most beautiful vibrato. Her voice was full, strong, and dynamic. The way she transitioned into songs effortlessly is what makes this a stand out performance.

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    Mar 18, 2014 8:02 PM GMT
    ^^ love(d) her ^^

    Celine Dion


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    Mar 21, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
    AlmondJoy said^^ love(d) her ^^



    Me too! icon_smile.gif
    The Best Singers of All Time

    I figured it would be fun to list who we think the best singers of all time are. For kicks we can use a word or phrase to describe the character of their singing voice.


    1) Mariah = Cashmere
    2) Christina Aguilera = Powerhouse
    3) Beyonce = Technique
    4) Whitney Houston = See 2 and 3
    5) *Adele = Hauntingly beautiful (maybe it's the British accent in her singing voice)
    6) Michael Bublé = Velvet
    7) Josh Groban = You Raise Me Up = Perfection icon_smile.gif
    8.) Andrea Bocelli = Beautiful vibrato
    9) Boyce Avenue = I love his voice
    10) Etta James = I wish she could have recorded on the equipment we have today


    *Adele hasn't established what the other artists have, but her voice is undeniable (Concert at Royal Albert Hall). I'd also like to note a criticism of Whitney and Mariah which is their decline in vocal ability. Hopefully Adele will turn out another 2-3 albums before her voice changes.
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    Mar 21, 2014 1:03 AM GMT
    Adele isn't a vocalist. Love her, but no.

    Christina... has the voice but never learning how to use it or developing a greater sense of musicality are a massive hinderance.

    Anyway, lots of people, lots of generations, but the last 30 years still belong to Whitney and Mariah as far as mainstream.
  • flahotstuff

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    Mar 21, 2014 1:31 AM GMT
    They say that Karen Carpenter had the most perfect voice- I'm just saying......
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    Mar 21, 2014 3:17 AM GMT
    DBomb129 saidAdele isn't a vocalist. Love her, but no.

    Christina... has the voice but never learning how to use it or developing a greater sense of musicality are a massive hinderance.

    This is 100% true. It frustrates a lot of her fans from her Stripped days.

    Anyway, lots of people, lots of generations, but the last 30 years still belong to Whitney and Mariah as far as mainstream.

    I agree. I'm not a crazy Mariah fan (I am a crazy Beyoncé fan), but her range is just WOW. I prefer her low notes (they're sexy), but I recently watched some of her concerts from the 90's and her voice is like cashmere -- soft and sweet. She had power, but it wasn't her strength. Whitney's voice was thick, dynamic, and powerful.
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    Mar 21, 2014 3:20 AM GMT
    flahotstuff saidThey say that Karen Carpenter had the most perfect voice- I'm just saying......


    For some reason this made me think of the song Coal Miners Daughter, but Karen wasn't the singer.
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    Mar 21, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
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    flahotstuff saidThey say that Karen Carpenter had the most perfect voice- I'm just saying......


    For some reason this made me think of the song Coal Miners Daughter, but Karen wasn't the singer.


    "Coal Miner's Daughter" was Loretta Lynn's autobiographical song that was made into a movie. Karen Carpenter had a beautiful voice, very rich, distinctive, with perfect phrasing and pitch.

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    Mar 21, 2014 6:52 PM GMT
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    Mar 21, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    No one comes close to Ella Fitzgerald.

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    Mar 21, 2014 9:26 PM GMT
    Judy Durham, Karen Carpenter icon_smile.gif
  • Musicman91

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    Mar 21, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    No particular order:

    Aretha Franklin
    Barbra Streisand
    Judy Garland
    Karen Carpenter
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Whitney Huston
    Celine Dion
    Mariah Carey
    Adele
    Janis Joplin
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    Mar 22, 2014 2:54 AM GMT
    Peter Cetera in the west. Noriyuki Makihara in the east.
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    Mar 22, 2014 5:09 AM GMT
    My turn. I play this card!

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    Mar 22, 2014 5:16 AM GMT
    Michael & Elton

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    Mar 22, 2014 1:50 PM GMT
    AnOriginal saidHere's my favorite. She had the most beautiful vibrato. Her voice was full, strong, and dynamic. The way she transitioned into songs effortlessly is what makes this a stand out performance.



    Compare This, AnOriginal:

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    Mar 22, 2014 9:31 PM GMT
    @StephenABC

    I enjoy opera; my favorite is Ave Maria. She can definitely sing!

    So many great singers on this forum! I couldn't hold a note to any one of them lol.
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    Mar 22, 2014 9:42 PM GMT
    Sharkadelic saidNo one comes close to Ella Fitzgerald.



    I enjoyed all her little "ad-libs", I think that's what you would call them. I really enjoy that era of music.

    I love BB King and Eric Clapton. I chose Eric Clapton's song Wonderful Tonight for my cousins wedding. I figured my mother probably would submit the same one, so as a backup I also chose Beyoncé's Love on Top or Stevie Wonder's Isn't She Lovely.
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    Mar 22, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
    @AlmondJoy

    Thanks. When I watched Loretta Lynn's movie as a child, I felt the need to sing "Coal Miners Daughter" for I can't tell you how long lol.

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    Mar 26, 2014 2:02 AM GMT
    AnOriginal,

    Let me know if this is worth a hug:

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    Mar 26, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    If you don't want to hug me, that's okay.

    Here's another one (not to be missed, since you like Whitney).

    Gorgeous Sound!

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    Mar 26, 2014 2:32 AM GMT
    I ought-ta put a band together and sing this effing song for y'all.

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    Mar 26, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    Sorry I was MIA; I sometimes forget to check up on forums. I LOVE a good hug. I enjoyed Bobby's voice. It reminded me of Rod Stewart singing "Have I Told You Lately". Thanks for posting the videos :-) (((BIG HUG Stephen)))