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Title: Favourite Singers
Post by: Andy Pants on October 21, 2010, 06:17:16 PM
Basically I'm looking for something new to practice and inspire me because I'm sick of always practicing the same artists and repertoire, so post your top 5 favourite singers here. Amanda is a given to she doesn't count.

1. Nina Simone
2. Jeff buckley
3. Maynard James Keenan
4. Sam Cooke
5. Jack White


Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: CeeGBee on October 21, 2010, 08:24:09 PM
Top five....   Hmmm...  I must think on this.

Neko Case is definitely on the list...

and Eddi Reader, even though I understand she's gone all churchified...

Oooh, and Holly Brewer.

I'll have to think about two more...  Pretty much all my favorite singers are women...
...except maybe Michael Crawford.
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Cheddars Cousin on October 21, 2010, 08:38:57 PM
Ozzy
Adele
Ian McCulloch
Roddy Frame
Kate Nash
Damien Rice
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: absynth aura on October 21, 2010, 10:38:12 PM
Hmmm this can be difficult......

Vibeke Stein
Mikael Akerfeldt
Anneke van giersbergen
Danny Cavanaugh
Melissa Ferlaak-Koch (not sure which surname she's using at the moment)
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: such a classic girl on October 21, 2010, 11:23:53 PM
i'll have to think on this and post later, but i just wanted to say big ups on jeff buckley and sam cooke. love them both dearly.
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: overratedtoejam on October 21, 2010, 11:32:45 PM
not in any order:

leslie feist
regina spektor
francoise hardy
nina persson
alison goldfrapp
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: imaginary friend on October 22, 2010, 12:16:40 AM
5 faves that haven't been mentioned yet:

Chris Cornell
Kristy Thirsk
Kate Bush
Ofra Haza (probably my alltime fave)
Layne Staley


...also seconding Anneke van Giersbergen and Ian McCulloch.

#@!
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: meganpaige on October 22, 2010, 02:01:15 AM
Hmm. I can't whittle it down to 5. Just pretend I posted twice? I don't know.

In no particular order:

Freddie Mercury
Martin Gore
Georgia Train
Stephanie J. Block
Karen Carpenter
k.d. lang
Alison Krauss
Bradley Nowell
Tori Amos
Nick Hexum
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: CeeGBee on October 22, 2010, 10:57:10 AM
Oooooh!  Freddie Mercury!  Yes!
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Sarah Doll on October 22, 2010, 03:37:03 PM
In no particular order (and will probably be more than 5)

Chester Bennington
Josh Groban
Mike Shinoda
Freddy Mercury
David Bowie
Elvis
Patsy Cline
Regina Spektor
Jonathan Davis
Georgia Train
Chino Moreno
Mishkin Fitzgerald
Jason Webley
Frankie Valli
Imelda May
Rob Zombie
Otis Redding
Solomon Burke
Serj Tankian
James Marsters

Oops, sorry... :buck2:
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: J_Beck on October 22, 2010, 06:24:36 PM
Nate Dogg
Regina Spektor
Maynard James Keean
Matisyahu
Nadia Ali

How is that for a mix?
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Cirque on October 22, 2010, 07:37:18 PM
Kaia Wilson
Amy Ray (of the Indigo girls)
Spoonboy (or David Combs as is his real name)
Dawn 'the faun' McCarthy (Faun fables)
Melissa Ferrick
Katie Sketch (The Organ)
Erin McKeown
Janis Joplin
Regina Spektor

These are all my favourite voices, oh and the chick from Bikini Kill.
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Breschau on October 22, 2010, 08:49:55 PM
Sarah Slean
Thea Gilmore
Tanya Donelly
Sarah McLachlan (though her last album was meh)
...
I can't think of a 5th that I like sufficiently more than all others to put in a top 5, so the following get joint 5th place (in no particular order):
KatieJane Garside
Erika Amato
Janine White
Katherine Blake
Melora Creager
Free Dominguez
Carrie Akre
Imogen Heap
Toni Halliday
Ani DiFranco
kaRIN
Amandine Ferrari
Georgia Train
Bif Naked
Poe
Donna Lynch
Andrea Kerr
Monica Richards
Shirley Manson
Beth Gibbons

Basically the 5th place ones are singers who, if I heard they had a new band/project, I'd immediately check it out based solely on their involvement (though in some cases I'm maybe having difficulty separating my liking for them purely as a singer from my liking for the overall package of singer/music/and-maybe-lyrics).

So I'm very much a female voice person.  If I had to pick male singers/vocalists I guess I'd say Thom Yorke, Mike Patton, Trent Reznor, and maybe Larry Love (Rob Spragg).  But I'd feel sorta weird about it.
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Johnny on October 22, 2010, 08:56:39 PM
Alanis Morissette
Morrissey
Annie Clark
Regina Spektor


Those are just the ones that come to mind other than palmer.
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on October 22, 2010, 10:08:37 PM
Females:

Otep Shamaya (I wouldn't call her a singer, I prefer the band's older cds - Jihad, Sevas Tra, House of Secrets where her vocals are much more dark)
Joanna Newsom
Karen O
Cecilia Bartoli
Diana Damrau

Males:

Zach Condon
Owen Pallett
Jay Brannan
David Dondero
Jesse Lacey
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: J_Beck on October 22, 2010, 11:03:57 PM
Since we have Tori Amos and Maynard listed I have to post up this gem:
http://www.youtube.com/v/9P_33BbQlBg
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: imaginary friend on October 22, 2010, 11:06:56 PM
good call on Nadia Ali, dude.  :)

#@!
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: BATTEREDxBRIDExLUVR! on October 23, 2010, 10:04:25 AM
ke$ha
regina spektor
lady gaga
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Sarah Doll on October 24, 2010, 04:39:55 AM
Ah, shame! I must, must, must add Johnny Cash!!
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: caddy on October 25, 2010, 03:04:40 PM
Cecilia Bartoli

<3


Let's see,

Leontyne Price
Rie Fu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik8J9L5rJnc&feature=related) (she may very well be the next Hikaru Utada..blasphemy, I know.)
Daniel Johns
Sutton Foster
Kristin Chenoweth
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: meganpaige on October 25, 2010, 03:16:58 PM
Cecilia Bartoli
<3

Cecilia! How did I omit her?

Also adding to my list:
Sherie Rene Scott (although, it took a bit for her to grow on me...)
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Blue Canary on October 25, 2010, 03:17:29 PM
Tom Waits is my favorite singer ever in the history of history.
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Sarah Doll on October 25, 2010, 03:23:55 PM
Ah, Tom Waits too..

and Dave Grohl.

There's too many great singers!!
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: absynth aura on October 25, 2010, 04:21:49 PM
Adding Floor Jansen to my list.

Not the greatest quality:
http://www.youtube.com/v/tNXtKnkU2GI&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: J_Beck on October 27, 2010, 06:24:26 PM
I'm an idiot for forgetting this one:

And since they used a video from my old bike (well mine was actually faster thanks to some modifications  :headbang: ) I had to post this one:

http://www.youtube.com/v/QQPhQ7Nvias
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: such a classic girl on October 27, 2010, 11:48:06 PM
okay, here goes.

ladies:
- aretha franklin
- billie holiday
- debbie harry
- cat power
- imogen heap
- imelda may
- janis joplin
- joan jett
- karen o
- patti smith
- regina spektor
- sharon jones
- siouxsie sioux
- poly styrene

gents:
- robert plant
- leonard cohen
- lou reed
- ian mackaye
- nick cave
- trent reznor
- phil anselmo
- morrissey
- steven tyler
- axl rose
- johnny cash
- ian curtis
- iggy pop
- michael hutchence
- sam beam
- bruce dickinson
- perry farrell
- layne staley
- sufjan stevens
- david byrne
- mick jagger
- sam cooke
- tom petty
- tom waits
- shane macgowan
- prince
- jason webley
- jeff buckley
- david bowie
- jello biafra
- jim morrison
- jason isbell
- elliott smith
- mike patton
- lee ving
- peter murphy
- cat stevens
- joe strummer
- lux interior
- damien rice
- glenn danzig
- freddie mercury
- thom yorke
- anthony kiedis
- jack terricloth

that, uh, got a little bit longer than intended. though i could probably keep adding to it.
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Andy Pants on November 08, 2010, 02:32:17 AM
New Obsession

http://www.youtube.com/v/vgSn0SbQJQI?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: imaginary friend on November 08, 2010, 09:27:21 AM
my fave Danzig vocal performance:

http://www.youtube.com/v/dvKlgiodZ_k

 :glasses9:

#@!
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Sarah Doll on November 08, 2010, 03:24:09 PM
I love Danzig! :)

Ok, somehow forgot the amazing Boekbinder sisters! :O

Such a classic girl, I agree with most of what you listed!
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: meganpaige on November 08, 2010, 03:28:07 PM
Dame Shirley Bassey.
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: such a classic girl on November 08, 2010, 03:47:30 PM
I love Danzig! :)

Ok, somehow forgot the amazing Boekbinder sisters! :O

Such a classic girl, I agree with most of what you listed!

i have pretty great taste, it's true.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: Two Headed Boy on November 08, 2010, 04:14:31 PM
In no particular order...

1. Stina Nordenstam
2. Thorunn Magnusdottir
3. Hope Sandoval
4. jón þor (jónsi)
5. Georgia Train
Title: Re: Favourite Singers
Post by: armyoflarry on November 09, 2010, 12:43:00 PM
Dax Riggs
Stephen Stills
Bjork
Chris Whitley
Kate Bush