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Old 02-11-2005, 06:46 PM
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Bonnie Riatt

Grace Slick

Janis Joplin

Diana Krall

Norah Jones

Natalie Merchant

Allison Krauss

Donovan

Tim Buckley

Paul McCartney

John Lennon

Jackie, from Pentangle

Judy Collins

Melanie

Cat Stevens

Van Morrison

Marvin Gaye
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:22 PM
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Oh......one name: Carol Kidd.

If you have not heard Carol Kidd. Try listen to her stuff on Linn Record's website.
If the song "When I Dream" doesn't send chills up your spine I don't know what will.
Heck this 1 minutes crippled sample of the song might just do it for you too: One of her best albumn
Pick the Real Audio link of "When I Dream". The WMA link is too low quality at 12Kbps.

Most of her albumns are audiophile reference quality recordings as well. Highly recommended
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No one has mentioned three of of my favorite vocalists in rock.

Roger Waters - He had a way of making you feel what he felt
Steve Winwood - Pure smoothness
Chris Cornell - The same thing as Waters with a very hard edge to it.
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:59 PM
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Alot of my faves have already been mentioned but here's some that haven't

Chris Isaak
Robert Plant
the late Layne Staley (from Alice In Chains)
Ben Harper
Dave Matthews
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The mere mention of Otis Redding upthread sent chills up my spine (good ones).

Also on the list:
Brian Wilson harmonies from "Pet Sounds"
Lyle Lovett
Smokey Robinson
certain Mary Chapin Carpenter tunes


Oddly enough, I don't count any of these among my top 2 or 3 or 10 favorite artists, but in their best moments they're pretty inspiring.
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:32 PM
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Mary Fahl
Shawn Colvin
Alison Krauss
Jonatha Brooke
Jennifer Kimball
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Aimee Mann
Julia Fordham
Kate Bush
Sarah McLachlan
Karen Peris
Leigh Nash
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Lhasa de Sela:

http://217.160.250.165/forums/showthread.php?t=59007
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William Hung... but i only get chills because its so... bad.

But for the good ones, i like Bono, Josh Groban, Sherri and Stacy DuPree (of Eisley), Shane Barnard and Shane Everett, and Jason Mraz.
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Most of my favorites have been mentioned over and over again, but what the heck?

Eva Cassidy. I agree with the prior comment that I've never been the same since listening to her version of Over the Rainbow. Recently learned to play her version of autumn leaves, but I've got too much respect for her to try to sing it.

Nick Drake - particularly Black Eyed Dog. I don't think was a great singer, but he was a great musician and it worked.

Johnny Cash - Hurt and The Man Comes Around

Allison Krause - Lucky One, and many others

and here's one I don't think I've seen ...

Art Garfunkle. I saw S&G perform live last fall. I hope I never forget it.
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Forgot to add.....Ann Wilson of Heart. Incredible set of pipes at any age!
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Sends chills up my spine??

Only one came to mind immediately: Maria Callas

But reading through the mainly pop responses I'd add Carl Wilson.
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Hmm,, Chills up my spine?

Early Bob Dylan

Tinny Tim

Mrs Miller (remember her?)

Sid vicious

the list goes on and on,

in more modern times, are some girl singers , who dance around in skimpy outfits, lip sinc'ing to pre recorded music.
Some of them give me chills, but it ain't their singing, and it ain't my spine.

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Some of these have more to do with the singer's overall qualities (lyrical content, originality) as opposed to vocal range or power
These are listed in no certain order, just as they occurred to me:

Kate Bush
Stevie Nicks
Lane Staley (Alice in Chains)
Norah Jones
Sarah McClachlan
Diana Krall
Al Jarreau
Chris Isaak
Alison Krauss
Elvis Costello
Harry Connick
Tracy Chapman
Jon Anderson (Yes)
David Gilmour
Mariah Carey (first album - before she got weird)
Freddie Mercury
Peter Gabriel
Robert Plant
Mark Knopfler
James Taylor
Van Morrison
Sheryl Crow
Geoff Tate (Queensryche)

There's more I'm forgetting...
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Only singer I've ever seen reduce an audience to tears with the beauty of her voice - Eddi Reader
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Old 02-12-2005, 12:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gteague
grace slick (if i could only pick one)

and i 2nd sandy's jennifer warnes singing cohen and mtnbyker's gillian welch

buffy sainte-marie
janis joplin
melanie
lucinda williams
nanci griffith

leonard cohen
tom waits
willie nelson

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I second this list and add David Gilmore and Rodney Crowell.
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