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Favorite dead singer

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Posted on Apr 6, 2012 1:17:40 PM PDT
JudyK says:
Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 2:08:51 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 6, 2012 2:44:58 PM PDT
I agree with Layne Staley. I would have liked to have heard a lot more from Alice in Chains. Bon Scott and Ronnie James as well...

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 2:54:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 6, 2012 3:14:42 PM PDT
I didn't see "just ONE" as a requirement in the original post, so mine's going to be a bit long...

1. ELVIS! I don't care for his status as "legend" so much as his voice, style and delivery was/is so unique and fantastic: he could sing anything, from raw rock to soft ballads, and I can imagine him being just as competent in opera if he'd wanted to. From foreign songs like "Muss I Denn," "Santa Lucia," "Now or Never" (well, based on an Italian song anyway) to catchy rockers like "Big Hunk 'O Love," "Jailhouse Rock," "Little Sister" to ballads and later '60's-'70's material, the guy could sing just about anything. The songs themselves may not have always been as "mainstream" as those by the Beatles, Dylan, etc, but there's no doubt his voice was reason enough just to listen, IMO.

After him, in no particular ranking:

Luciano Pavarotti (couldn't act for his life, opera or film, but he had one of the best voices EVER)
Nat King Cole
Roy Orbison
Tatiana Troyanos
Enrico Caruso
Buddy Holly
Eddie Cochran (had he lived, he may have replaced Elvis as "original '50's rocker" in the '60's)
Dean Martin

I know I'm forgetting a few...

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 3:03:40 PM PDT
Phaid says:
Bon Scott

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 5:39:20 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 8:43:34 PM PDT
GamblingJim says:
Just missed seeing Bon before he died...always liked Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy also

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 9:10:54 PM PDT
Kylie says:
Elvis

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 5:43:36 PM PDT
ELVIS FAN says:
(Gregory Sandows, Music Professor at Columbia University) said about Elvis Presley's voice:
"I suppose you'd call him a lyric baritone, although with exceptional high notes and unexpectedly rich low ones. But what is more important about Elvis Presley is not his vocal range, nor how high, or low it extends, where its center of gravity is. By that measure, Elvis was all at once a tenor, a baritone and a bass, the most unusual voice I've ever heard."
Also:
"The voice covers two octaves and a third, from the baritone low-G to the tenor high B, with an upward extension in falsetto to at least a D flat. Presley's best octave is in the middle. D-flat to D-flat. Call him a high baritone." "Moreover, he has not been confined to one type of vocal production" "He is a naturally assimilative stylist with a multiplicity of voices - in fact, Elvis' voice is an extraordinary voice, or many voices." - (Henry Pleasants, The Great American Popular Singers)
And Again -
"The guy had a variety in his vocal styles and approach; he could make more vocal tones, with just his voice, than a guitar player with 50 pedals and gadgets. If you never even saw the guy, you could plain feel, not just hear the emotion and passion in his voice." - (Country singer Roger Wallace)
Case Closed!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 6:11:11 PM PDT
ELVIS FAN says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 6:45:48 PM PDT
Bob Bykowski says:
John Lennon is an obvious, incredibly worthy choice. But I would also choose Gene Clark, formerly of the Byrds. A great singer/songwriter with a superb, underrated body of solo albums in addition to his great Byrds songs; an entrancing, moody voice and one of the founders of country-rock as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 6:58:23 PM PDT
ELVIS FAN says:
Well 1 out of four, is not too bad.

Posted on Apr 7, 2012 7:51:55 PM PDT
Bela says:
Phil Lynott, Joey Ramone, DIO, Elvis, Hank Williams,
CASH, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Stiv Bators,
Frank Sinatra, Jerry Reed, Freddie Mercury.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 8:25:22 PM PDT
stevign says:
Ok, Elvis can carry Ray Charles' jock strap. And after lots and lots of practice perhaps he could have eventually carried his luggage. Case Closed!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 8:45:10 PM PDT
Joe Strummer? You're kidding, right?

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 9:50:00 PM PDT
ELVIS FAN says:
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Posted on Apr 9, 2012 10:11:03 PM PDT
JD8345RT says:
Dana Key

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 10:14:08 PM PDT
LC says:
Michael Jackson
Freddie Mercury
Kurt Cobain
Michael Hutchence
Luther Vandross

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2012 10:17:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2012 10:21:14 PM PDT
Yes, we get it, EF. You hate the Beatles. Get over yourself already! You're not doing yourself or Elvis any favors. Geesh!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2012 10:54:14 PM PDT
stevign says:
re: "you are just jealous"

Of a dead fat man? I kind of doubt it.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 12:35:46 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 7:17:09 AM PDT
stevign says:
Yep, she had a pretty good voice.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 7:18:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 10, 2012 7:18:59 AM PDT
Tank says:
Cesaria Evora

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 7:39:01 AM PDT
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