The Greatest Singers Of All Time

  
By:  john-russell  •  4 weeks ago  •  30 comments

The Greatest Singers Of All Time

Nominations? 

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I prefer pop singers who have an instantly recognizable voice , sing with clarity, and if necessary to the song , have a powerful voice.  There are hundreds of great singers who have achieved popular success, in pop , rock, country, and R&B. 

Here is how I start off this list

MISS CHATELAINE - KD Lang

SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE - Michael Jackson

WHAT DID I HAVE I DONT HAVE NOW?  -  Eydie Gorme

IN DREAMS - Roy Orbison

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER - Whitney Houston

MY HEART STOOD STILL -  Frank Sinatra


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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Am I The Same Girl ? 

Crying - Don Mc Lean 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago

Roy Orbison, who wrote the song "Crying" , supposedly called Don Mc Lean "the voice of the century"  based on this performance. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  author  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS - Englebert Humperdinck

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
3  Dean Moriarty    4 weeks ago

Elvis

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Dean Moriarty @3    4 weeks ago

Elvis greatest vocal performance

SUCH A NIGHT - Elvis Presley

 
 
 
Kathleen
4  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

Pasty Cline was always a favorite of mine. She had a beautiful singing voice. My favorite is Sweet Dreams.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Kathleen @4    4 weeks ago

SWEET DREAMS - Patsy Cline

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    4 weeks ago

Greatest Rock Singer is Ronnie James Dio!

 
 
 
Tessylo
6  Tessylo    4 weeks ago

One of my favorites.  

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
6.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Tessylo @6    4 weeks ago

You have great taste in music Tessylo!

 
 
 
It Is ME
7  It Is ME    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
8  Paula Bartholomew    4 weeks ago

Although I am not really into opera, Mario Lanza was heads above one of the great voices.

 
 
 
Kathleen
9  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

Another vocalist that I would like to mention is Jon Anderson. He was a high unique voice that is different. It’s almost angelic in a sense.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
10  author  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

OUR DAY WILL COME - Amy Winehouse

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
11  al Jizzerror    4 weeks ago

Jesus Christ! (superstar)

I nominate the guy who sang the part of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Ian Gillian's voice is so fucking powerful it echoed in my head for two days after I went to a Deep Purple concert.

Here's "Jesus":

 
 
 
Goodtime Charlie
11.1  Goodtime Charlie  replied to  al Jizzerror @11    4 weeks ago
Ian Gillian's voice is so fucking powerful it echoed in my head for two days after I went to a Deep Purple concert.

That was the acid echoing in your head.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
11.1.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Goodtime Charlie @11.1    4 weeks ago
That was the acid echoing in your head.

I never took "acid" at a concert.

I usually just smoked hashish.

Did you ever attend a Deep Purple concert?

 
 
 
MUVA
12  MUVA    4 weeks ago

The velvet fog

 
 
 
Kavika
13  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers. Unchained Melody.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
14  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago

Again?  Same questions, same answers.  How about something a little more esoteric, like who was the best player of the spoons, or best Appalachian Dulcimer player, or best ragtime pianist, or best tambourine player....?

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
14.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14    4 weeks ago
something a little more esoteric, like who was the best player of the spoons, or best Appalachian Dulcimer player, or best ragtime pianist, or best tambourine player....?

I know you can't watch YouTube vids in China but this is a good one.

I hope you can find it on an uncensored site.

Constant Sorrow - from the movie O brother, Where Art Thou

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
14.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  al Jizzerror @14.1    4 weeks ago

Yes, it's on both Tudou and Bilibili, both are Chinese sites - loved the movie.  What I can't get is the authentic version sung and played by an older genuine old-time traditional music performer, which I do recall watching when I was able to open YouTube.

I'm not asking anyone to tell me what they've posted any more unless it's a reply to one of my comments or is on one of my seeds/articles that I'm obligated to moderate. 

Did you know that it was a totally different singer who was singing that song in the movie?  From IMDb:  " George Clooney practiced his singing for weeks, but in the end his singing voice was dubbed by country blues singer Dan Tyminski ."

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
14.1.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.1.1    4 weeks ago
Did you know that it was a totally different singer who was singing that song in the movie?

Yes.  Here's the skinny:

December 11.2013 – Story Behind The Song “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” by the Soggy Bottom Boys

See the video here! Soggy Bottom Boys Man Of Constant Sorrow

The song is a real life reflection of a bluegrass musician from Kentucky of the early 20th century. He was miner and logger who was robbed, shot and ended up blind. His only means of income was his music.

Kentucky bluegrass fiddler, Richard Dick Burnett wrote the song in 1913.

Emry Arthur recorded it in 1928, but it was made famous by Ralph Stanley and the Stanley Brothers in 1950. Bob Dylan and Waylon Jennings also recorded a version

This song was featured in the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”, which is based on the novel The Odyssey. The song relates to the story: the line, “I am a man of constant sorrow. I’ve seen trouble all my days” refers to Odysseus and all the troubles he had on his journey home.

The Soggy Bottom Boys were a group that was made up for the movie with George Clooney as one of the members. The real voice was that of Dan Tyminski ( from the band Union Station, with backing vocals from Harley Allen and Pat Enright.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
14.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14    4 weeks ago
or best Appalachian Dulcimer player

Go right ahead Buzz. Then you will complain that your seed only got three responses. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
14.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @14.2    4 weeks ago

Lighten up, John.  Obviously I wasn't being serious.  Hey, how many tambourine players are there anyway?  

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
16  Ed-NavDoc    4 weeks ago

I have always been partial to Judy Collins myself. Beautiful voice. Originally did "Maid Of Constant Sorrow" in the very early 60's.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
17  author  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

BRIAN WILSON - Colors Of The Wind

 
 
 
Ender
18  Ender    4 weeks ago

For one of the greatest radio stations that were out there.

Dski

 
 
 
Ender
19  Ender    4 weeks ago

I have played this before but...best ever.  At least in modern times.  

I would be a groupie. Wait, I am gonna do that....

Is there a line between groupie and stalker? Times have changed....

 
 
 
Ender
19.1  Ender  replied to  Ender @19    4 weeks ago

 
 
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