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Thread started 03/22/10 8:46pm

scriptgirl

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Would you say Tina Turner is a great singer?

Or is she more of an entertainer?
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Reply #1 posted 03/22/10 9:01pm

ernestsewell

scriptgirl said:

Or is she more of an entertainer?

She's awesome. Period. Voice. Style. Energy. Class. etc.
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Reply #2 posted 03/22/10 9:06pm

Timmy84

Yeah.
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Reply #3 posted 03/22/10 9:07pm

Cinnie

she is a great singer! whatcha talmbout?
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Reply #4 posted 03/22/10 9:14pm

midiscover

If you're into gritty vocals, I guess.
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Reply #5 posted 03/22/10 9:42pm

Timmy84

Gritty, soulful, Southern-fueled church growls... yeah I love me some Tina.
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Reply #6 posted 03/22/10 11:12pm

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Whatever it is she does, she does it right! I love her voice...and I would say that she's an entertainer AS WELL.
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Reply #7 posted 03/22/10 11:26pm

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Hmmm I like Tina, though I'm not a huge fan, but her vocal range does seem rather limited. But she's kick ass in concert.
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Reply #8 posted 03/22/10 11:35pm

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She's both.

Many are familiar with the Ike & Tina or the 80s era comeback Tina.
She pretty much has been giving you variations on those sides through the years.
However, as a singer, when placed in a different setting, she still comes through because she's a PRO.

This is evidenced by her restrained yet sizzling take on Joni Mitchell's...



...Edith and the Kingpin


This is from Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters (2007)




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Reply #9 posted 03/23/10 12:15am

kenny88

I think she's a better entertainer than vocalist - like most pop stars.
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Reply #10 posted 03/23/10 5:30am

LiveToTell86

Yeah, she is definitely a great singer. My problem is that her actual songs (I only know the post-1984 ones) are not strong enough...
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Reply #11 posted 03/23/10 6:13am

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LiveToTell86 said:

Yeah, she is definitely a great singer. My problem is that her actual songs (I only know the post-1984 ones) are not strong enough...


I share your point of view. nod
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Reply #12 posted 03/23/10 6:42am

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Tina is everything...period!
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Reply #13 posted 03/23/10 7:43am

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ernestsewell said:

scriptgirl said:

Or is she more of an entertainer?

She's awesome. Period. Voice. Style. Energy. Class. etc.


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Reply #14 posted 03/23/10 8:40am

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LiveToTell86 said:

Yeah, she is definitely a great singer. My problem is that her actual songs (I only know the post-1984 ones) are not strong enough...


Her 1960-1975 stuff is the best. The Private Dancer era was her finest moment as a solo artist.
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Reply #15 posted 03/23/10 8:55am

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This is nice!!!

You don't have to hoop and hollar and hold notes long to be a great singer..

She is a great singer and entertainer


This tune is a great example
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Reply #16 posted 03/23/10 10:23am

Cinnie

That was my favorite off of Herbie's record too. smile
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Reply #17 posted 03/23/10 10:33am

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Timmy84 said:

The Private Dancer era was her finest moment as a solo artist.


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Reply #18 posted 03/23/10 10:44am

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hey wash your mouth out with soap biggrin
Tina is a great singer, she sang before Aretha SHOW TINA BIT OF RESPECT






Ike abusing Tina mad he used to be - little her voice

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Reply #19 posted 03/23/10 12:21pm

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theAudience said:

She's both.

Many are familiar with the Ike & Tina or the 80s era comeback Tina.
She pretty much has been giving you variations on those sides through the years.
However, as a singer, when placed in a different setting, she still comes through because she's a PRO.

This is evidenced by her restrained yet sizzling take on Joni Mitchell's...



...Edith and the Kingpin


This is from Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters (2007)




Music for adventurous listeners


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Reply #20 posted 03/23/10 1:12pm

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I saw her live last year and she was great.
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Top notch!
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Reply #22 posted 03/23/10 3:05pm

Cinnie

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I saw her live last year and she was great.


Nice. I saw her in the 80s and 90s. smile
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Reply #23 posted 03/23/10 3:13pm

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scriptgirl said:

Or is she more of an entertainer?


Tina is THE queen of Rock & Roll. I think she is a great singer AND entertainer.

Why do you think Beyonce beat-bites the hell out of THIS woman?!?
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Reply #24 posted 03/23/10 3:16pm

Cinnie

TonyVanDam said:

scriptgirl said:

Or is she more of an entertainer?


Tina is THE queen of Rock & Roll. I think she is a great singer AND entertainer.

Why do you think Beyonce beat-bites the hell out of THIS woman?!?

Indeed. I first thought/realized this when I heard "Work It Out".
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Reply #25 posted 03/23/10 6:17pm

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A great singer, no! A stylist, perhaps. Entertainer, well if you like shimmy-shaking and wig hair tossing yes.
She isn't very versatile as a singer - not much range and she growls a lot.
I can be effective at times, but tone and finesse, nawh.
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Reply #26 posted 03/23/10 6:54pm

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I say that she is both. In her early days, she was one heck of a singer. She wwas raw. Vocals that were out of this world. Over the years, she became more of an entertainer, which is really good. Hands down the Queen of Rock and Roll.
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Reply #27 posted 03/23/10 7:08pm

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Sorry, her growling does nothing for me.
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