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50's and 60's ONLY...greatest singers/entertainers


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Initial post: Nov 1, 2011 1:50:27 PM PDT
C'mon...pamper us old folks! And I'll get you started.

Dinah Washington

Jack Jones

Roberta Sherwood

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 4:46:19 PM PST
A few really stunning vocalists...

Gene Pitney
Del Shannon
Dusty Springfield
Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers
Scott Walker

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 7:16:09 PM PST
Jerry Lee Lewis
Johnny Cash
Roy Orbison
Eugene Pitts

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 10:35:30 AM PST
Miranda731 says:
Jackie Wilson; Clyde McPhatter; Eddie Fisher; Perry Como; Connie Francis; Frankie Laine; Al Martino; Five Satins; Sonny James; Hank Snow; Johnny Ace

many more, and of course the king....Elvis Presley

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 10:01:50 PM PST
Great taste...I loved all these artists and definitely agree with you.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 1:21:47 AM PST
Frank Sinatra
Peggy Lee
Brook Benton

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 1:02:33 AM PST
Miranda731 says:
Have to add Roy Hamilton, the Everly Brothers, and Buddy Holly

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 8:42:30 AM PST
Hinch says:
In no particular order

Nat King Cole
Sammy Davis Jr
James Brown
Elvis
Johnny Cash
Dean Martin
Patsy Cline
Otis Redding
Sam Cooke
Hank Williams

Posted on Nov 13, 2011 10:00:40 AM PST
Marcia Lao says:
Nat, Peggy Lee, June Christy, Four Freshman, Hi Lo's!

Posted on Nov 13, 2011 10:13:23 AM PST
W.H. says:
Bobbie Gentry
Julie London
Frankie Lymon
Dionne Warwick
Nancy Wilson
AND...
...virtually every artist on the Motown label!

Posted on Nov 13, 2011 12:12:55 PM PST
Les Janetzki says:
c'mon people :
roy orbison
gene pitney
delshannon
buddy holly
elvis presley
jerry lee lewis

Posted on Nov 13, 2011 9:55:31 PM PST
Bobby Darin

Sinatra

Elvis

Peggy Lee

The Treniers

Jackie Wilson

Martin & Lewis

Dinah Washington

Johnnie Ray

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 2:37:27 AM PST
Danny G. says:
Hmm. Guess I'm an oddball. My all time faves don't ever seem to get much love. The first 2 that come to mind; Gary Puckett, he of Union Gap fame, has incredible range and an awesome voice. Matt Munro, who makes Sinatra soung like an Idol reject. Frank was ok, and you are either a fan of his or not,but I read where even he raved about Munro.

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 7:32:57 PM PST
Munro was considered the British Sinatra by many people.

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 7:33:33 PM PST
Speaking of incredible range...how about the late, great Johnny Maestro?

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 1:51:16 PM PST
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Miranda731 says:
can't forget Mario Lanza, and another with a great voice was Roy Hamilton

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 11:10:26 AM PST
Glad somebody mentioned Bobby Darin...one of our all-time great, unique talents. But Andy Williams, Perry Como, and Johnny Mathis truly need to be included as outstanding vocalists of that era. Polly Bergen was also a beautiful singer, first winning acclaim and an Emmy for her portrayal of Helen Morgan on Playhouse 90. HOWEVER, has anyone even mentioned Judy Garland?? Perhaps the Greatest Entertainer in the world, she truly broke all kinds of records with her historic 1961 Carnegie Hall concert....still revered on CD to this day. And in the 40's and 50's there were all her classic recordings from "Meet Me in St. Louis" to "A Star is Born."

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 3:23:32 PM PST
Snoo says:
Dion and the Belmonts anybody ???

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 12:55:50 PM PST
Sabrina Bush says:
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Tony Bennett
Nat King Cole
Ella Fitzgerald
Dinah Washington
Elvis
The Beatles
Bobby Darrin
Judy Garland
Roy Orbison
Buddy Holly
Sam Cooke
James Brown
Brook Benton
Johnny Mathis

I loved all the rock groups in the sixties, but I am thinking of which music I want to listen to today. I like to hear an oldie by Gary Puckett or Paul Revere and the Raiders (I adored Mark Lindsay) but when I program my iPod it is filled with Sinatra, Fitzgerald, and others from my list. I think these are the classic artists that represent the era.

Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Richard
Matt Munro

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 7:20:21 PM PST
Gene says:
Janis Joplin
Joe Cocker
Robert Plant
Jim Morrison
Ray Charles
David Byron
So many more...

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 11:04:09 AM PST
Shining Star says:
Sam Cooke
Ray Charles
Sammy Davis Jr
James Brown
Otis Redding
Little Richard
Buddy Holly
Elvis Presley
Curtis Mayfield

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 5:41:49 PM PST
Looking through all my CD's, realized Arthur Prysock hasn't been mentioned. The greatest mellow, romantic voice I can remember. When he sang in the commercials "Tonight....Let it be Lowenbrau" I went out and bought some....and I didn't even drink beer!
I'm sorry, but I personally always thought Ella Fitzgerald was overrated, especially when she attempted that annoying jazz scat. And I know Billie Holiday is almost worshipped as a jazz icon, but that was a terrible chalk-on-a-blackboard voice to hear. Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and yes...Della Reese...were infinitely better.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2011 5:45:46 PM PST
Martin & Lewis???

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2011 9:33:26 AM PST
Joe Hunter says:
Don't Forget Greg Rollie of Santana

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2011 3:59:57 PM PST
david keene says:
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