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Thread started 04/16/15 9:07am

MusicAddict95

Your Favorite Singers

I see there hasn't been a "favorite singers" thread in a while, so I thought I'd get one started. Go on and give me your list of your favorite singers
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Reply #1 posted 04/16/15 9:19am

TheGoldStandar
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Esthero ("your favorite singer's favorite singer")

Billie Holiday

Natalie Merchant

Al Green

Big Maybelle

Chaka Khan

Etta James

David Bowie

MNEK

Michael Jackson

Fats Domino

Elisabeth Troy

Freddie Mercury

Amy Winehouse

Aretha Franklin

Me'shell Ndegeocello

Lauryn Hill

D'Angelo

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Reply #2 posted 04/16/15 9:22am

Empress

This is a great question, so let's not get into the usual arguements about who sings better than who.Some of my favs are:Whitney HoustonAmy WinehouseGeorge MichaelRod Stewartk.d. LangCandi Staton PrinceSam CookeMarvin GayeAl GreenJust to name a few.
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Reply #3 posted 04/16/15 10:51am

MattyJam

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Rock singers:

Axl Rose

Sebastian Bach

Rob Halford

Freddy Mercury

Pop singers:

Michael Jackson

Prince

Van Hunt

Tori Amos

Kate Bush

David Bowie

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Reply #4 posted 04/16/15 11:16am

Allnall

Maurice White
Sade
Mick Hucknall
Kate Bush

Fiona Apple
Phillippe Wynne
Mama Cass

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Reply #5 posted 04/16/15 11:47am

TheGoldStandar
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Allnall said:

Maurice White
Sade
Mick Hucknall
Kate Bush

Fiona Apple
Phillippe Wynne
Mama Cass

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Great selection!! Mama Cass has such a beautiful voice, I hear a lot of Cass in Amy Winehouse tracks.

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Reply #6 posted 04/16/15 4:19pm

whitechocolate
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I'm goin' strictly chronologically from childhood on up 2 the present day:

Anne Murray

Natalie Cole

Evelyn "Champagne" King

Minnie Riperton

Teena Marie

Peabo Bryson

Mary Davis (SOS Band)

Frankie Beverly

Kate Bush

Shirley Horn

Jimmy Scott

Mariah Carey

Erykah Badu

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Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #7 posted 04/16/15 5:10pm

dancerella

Madonna
Prince
Cheryl Lynn
Grace Jones
Stevie Nicks
Howard Hewett
Axl Rose
Mic Murphy (the System)
Kelis
Dale Bozzio
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Reply #8 posted 04/16/15 5:22pm

whitechocolate
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dancerella said:

Madonna Prince Cheryl Lynn Grace Jones Stevie Nicks Howard Hewett Axl Rose Mic Murphy (the System) Kelis Dale Bozzio

U got good taste! smile

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #9 posted 04/17/15 12:55am

dancerella

whitechocolatebrotha said:



dancerella said:


Madonna Prince Cheryl Lynn Grace Jones Stevie Nicks Howard Hewett Axl Rose Mic Murphy (the System) Kelis Dale Bozzio

U got good taste! smile




Thank ya darlin'!
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Reply #10 posted 04/17/15 1:31am

NorthC

Prince, Marvin Gaye- that goes without saying.
I also like those rough voices: James Brown,Terence Trent d'Arby, Bob Dylan (yes, really!)
Also: Isaac Hayes, Jacques Brel
The ladies: Aretha Franklin (of course) Joss Stone, Kate Bush, Cassandra Wilson.
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Reply #11 posted 04/17/15 6:05am

kitbradley

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CHAKA KHAN

Phyllis Hyman

Mariah Carey

Vesta Williams

Tina Turner

Aretha Franklin

Stevie Wonder

Peabo Bryson

Luther Vandross

Jeffrey Osborne

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #12 posted 04/17/15 7:31pm

MusicAddict95

My turn. Here are my favorite singers/groups biggrin :

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Mariah Carey

Whitney Houston

Celine Dion

Boyz II Men

Donna Summer

Stevie Wonder

Luther Vandross

Michael Jackson

Tevin Campbell

Peabo Bryson

Jackie Wilson

Brandy

Lionel Richie

George Michael

Elton John

Debbie Gibson

Teddy Pendergrass

Michael McDonald

Betty Wright

Karen Carpenter

Dolly Parton

LeAnn Rimes

James Taylor

Carole king

Toni Braxton

Prince

Madonna

Bee Gees

Janet Jackson

Wilson Phillips

The Beach Boys

The Beatles

Brian McKnight

CeCe Winans (The Winans, including BeBe Winans)

The Clark Sisters

Marvin Gaye

The Temptations

The Supremes

The Rascals

Steve Winwood

Richard Marx

Belinda Carlisle

Michael Bolton

Amy Grant

Huey Lews & The News

Sting/The Police

Donny Hathaway

Phil Collins

Des'ree

Annie Lennox

Lalah Hathaway

Smokey Robinson/The Miracles

Martha & The Vandellas

Terence Trent D'Arby

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*WHEW* I think I'll stop there lol

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Reply #13 posted 04/17/15 7:37pm

JoeBala

All mentioned by various here. I like all types of music. The list is too long. My fav five Elvis-Fiona-Sam-Terence-Marc cool

Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #14 posted 04/17/15 9:14pm

RJOrion

Prince Nelson

Maurice White

Wanda & Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions)

Chaka Khan

Philip Bailey

Minnie Riperton

Jessica Cleaves

David Ruffin

Martha Reeves

Diana Ross

Anita Baker

Jill Scott

Luther Vandross

Lillo Thomas

Duncan Sheik

Gene Chandler

Michael Jackson

Pat Sylvers

Angie Sylvers

Aretha Franklin

Elton John

Fantasia

Lianne LaHavas

Darren Hart (Harts)

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Reply #15 posted 04/17/15 9:15pm

RJOrion

dancerella said:

Madonna Prince Cheryl Lynn Grace Jones Stevie Nicks Howard Hewett Axl Rose Mic Murphy (the System) Kelis Dale Bozzio

wow...mic murphy..The System..

good one..

"I Dont Run From Danger" = timeless classic

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Reply #16 posted 04/18/15 8:24am

HardcoreJollie
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Stevie wonder
Chaka Khan
Prince
Ronald Isley
Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner
Michael Cooper (Confunkshun)
Jeffrey Osborne
Glenn Goins (p-funk)
Aretha
Steven Tyler
Mick Jagger
Anita Baker
Natalie Cole
Bill Withers
Paul Rodgers
If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #17 posted 04/18/15 3:47pm

Lammastide

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I assume the point is whose voices impress me, and not necessarily whose output. If so, off the top of my head...

Prince

Neil Tennant

Roland Orzabal

Maxwell

Sade

Sam Cooke

Marvin Gaye

Cassandra Wilson

Dina Washington

Dianne Reeves

Deniece Williams

Carol King

Allison Goldfrapp

Brendan Perry

Jose Gonzalez

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #18 posted 04/18/15 4:50pm

Graycap23

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Rochelle Farrell

Prince

Bilal

Dangelo

Freddie Mercury

Donnie Hathaway

Stokley Williams

Smokey Robinson

Lalah Hathaway

Tonex/B. Slade

Curtis Mayfield

Stevie Wonder

Sam Cooke

Luther Vandross

Annie Lenox

Phillip Bailey

Lead singer 4 Heatwave

El Debarge

Chici Debarge

Conya Doss

Ledisi

Ndambi

Darien Brockington

Cameron Korvet

Anthony Hamilton

Frank McComb

Mavis Staples

Belita Woods

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #19 posted 04/18/15 5:43pm

Lammastide

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Graycap23 said:

Rochelle Farrell

Prince

Bilal

Dangelo

Freddie Mercury

Donnie Hathaway

Stokley Williams

Smokey Robinson

Lalah Hathaway

Tonex/B. Slade

Curtis Mayfield

Stevie Wonder

Sam Cooke

Luther Vandross

Annie Lenox

Phillip Bailey

Lead singer 4 Heatwave

El Debarge

Chici Debarge

Conya Doss

Ledisi

Ndambi

Darien Brockington

Cameron Korvet

Anthony Hamilton

Frank McComb

Mavis Staples

Belita Woods


Excellent list

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #20 posted 04/18/15 11:07pm

BenSCR

Michael Jackson
David Bowie
Prince
Marc Bolan
Bryan Ferry
Freddie Mercury
Mick Jagger
Diana Ross
Kate Bush
Debbie Harry
James Brown
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Reply #21 posted 04/19/15 2:24am

Free2BMe

Michael Jackson
Marvin Gaye
Teena Marie
Sade
Jill Scott
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Reply #22 posted 04/19/15 5:13am

duccichucka

K-Ci Hailey
Bilal
Bonnie Raitt
Emmylou Harris
Bobby Womack
Chris Robinson
Michael Speaks
Rufus Wainwright
Steve Marriott/Paul Rodgers
Ali-Ollie Woodson
Ella Fitzgerald

Special Mention:

Jimi Hendrix's vocals on "Electric Ladyland" is mesmerizing.


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Reply #23 posted 04/19/15 9:08am

Shawy89

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Sam Cooke
Al Green
Sly Stone
Michael Jackson
Prince
Terence Trent D'Arby
Marvin Gaye
Jackie Wilson
Johnny Cash
Elvis Presley
Maxwell
Tina Turner
Aretha Franklin
Annie Lennox
Enya
Amy Winehouse
Duffy
Norah Jones
Lauryn Hill
Bob Marley
Davis Bowie
Paul McCartney
Bruno Mars
Lady Gaga
Janelle Monae
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. - Buddha
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Reply #24 posted 04/19/15 3:25pm

leecappella

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To me 'favorite' means the one that I like the most out of them all. I've only got one favorite singer: Donna Summer. I 'like' a lot of other singers too, but they aren't my favorite. Too many to list:)

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Reply #25 posted 04/23/15 5:22am

thetimefan

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In no particular order:

Elvis

Prince

Michael Jackson

Stevie Wonder

Sam Cooke

E.J. Johnson (from Enchantment)

R Kelly

Al Green

El DeBarge

Marvin

Smokey

Freddie Mercury

Sananda (TAFKA Terence Trent D'Arby)

Babyface

Donny Hathaway

Curtis

John Lennon

Marc Bolan

Maxwell

Jackie Wilson

Glen Campbell

Lauryn Hill

James Brown

Jeffrey Osborne

James Ingram

Barry White

Eugene Record (from the Chi-Lites)

Luther

Phil Bailey

Frank McComb

Anthony Hamilton

Brian McKnight

Carl Wilson

Brian Wilson

Sir Paul

Rod Stewart

Billy Preston

Lionel

Barry Manilow

Mariah

Whitney

Linda Jones (soul singer from the 60's)

Brian McKnight

Barry Gibb

Robin Gibb

Mama Cass

Peabo Bryson

among many others

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