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JayCrawford

Top 10 male vocalist!

1. Elvis Presley
2. Sam Cooke
3. Marvin Gaye
4. Freddie Mercury
5. Stevie Wonder
6. Ray Charles
7. Frank Sinatra
8. Nat King Cole
9. Luther Vandross
10. Little Richard

What about you guys and gals. Who are your top 10?
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Reply #1 posted 01/13/21 6:50pm

Margot

-Elvis

-Otis Redding

-Prince

-Roy Orbison

-Jim Morrison

-Wilson Pickett

-Ben E. King

-Sam Cooke

-Frank Sinatra

-Aaron Neville

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Reply #2 posted 01/13/21 7:20pm

Margot

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Reply #3 posted 01/14/21 6:43am

Empress

I know you asked for top 10, but my picks are not in any particular order.

George Michael

Freddie Mercury

Prince

Aaron Neville

Sam Cooke

Marvin Gaye

Al Green

Ray Charles

Rod Stewart

Tony Bennett

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Reply #4 posted 01/14/21 8:26am

MattyJam

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Michael Jackson

George Clinton

Prince

Van Hunt

D'angelo

Ozzy Osbourne

Sly Stone

Ronnie James Dio

Rob Halford

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Axl Rose

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Reply #5 posted 01/14/21 8:56am

SantanaMaitrey
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Terence Trent d'Arby
Marvin Gaye
James Brown
Prince
Bob Dylan
Jacques Brel
Mick Jagger
Curtis Mayfield
Solomon Burke
Jim Morrison
O tempora! O mores!
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Reply #6 posted 01/14/21 8:59am

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MattyJam said:

Michael Jackson


George Clinton


Prince


Van Hunt


D'angelo


Ozzy Osbourne


Sly Stone


Ronnie James Dio


Rob Halford


Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal


Axl Rose

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I love George Clinton, but what makes him, in your opinion, a great singer? I always thought his greatest talent was organizing, writing, producing...
[Edited 1/14/21 9:00am]
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Reply #7 posted 01/14/21 10:14am

MickyDolenz

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Nikolai Volkoff
Steve Urkel
Telly Savalas
Archie Bunker

William Shatner
Bugs Bunny
Mr. T
Elmo
Tom Waits
Steven Seagal

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #8 posted 01/14/21 10:23am

alandail

Prince and Barry Gibb are my top 2

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Reply #9 posted 01/14/21 10:36am

StrangeButTrue

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I love MNEK's voice so much, I'm hoping he has more stateside success but I'm cool with him being my little go to secret (love his productions as well as his amazing vocals). I was about to make a post about him but I'll just go ahead and say it here.

He's in my Top 10

Prince

MJ

Stevie Wonder

Freddie Mercury

John Lennon

Teddy Pendergrass

Marvin Gaye

MNEK

Ronald Isley

Barry White

if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #10 posted 01/14/21 10:37am

StrangeButTrue

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MickyDolenz said:

Nikolai Volkoff
Steve Urkel
Telly Savalas
Archie Bunker

William Shatner
Bugs Bunny
Mr. T
Elmo
Tom Waits
Steven Seagal

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Archie Bunker sang that beautiful duet with his wife but I'd say for Rocketman alone Shatner should be above Bunker.

if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #11 posted 01/14/21 10:48am

SantanaMaitrey
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MickyDolenz said:

Nikolai Volkoff
Steve Urkel
Telly Savalas
Archie Bunker


William Shatner
Bugs Bunny
Mr. T
Elmo
Tom Waits
Steven Seagal


Bugs Bunny, that's Mel Blanc, right?
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Reply #12 posted 01/14/21 11:04am

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MickyDolenz said:

Nikolai Volkoff
Steve Urkel
Telly Savalas
Archie Bunker

William Shatner
Bugs Bunny
Mr. T
Elmo
Tom Waits
Steven Seagal

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #13 posted 01/14/21 1:21pm

kitbradley

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Luther Vandross

Peabo Bryson

Jeffrey Osborne

Stevie Wonder

George Benson

Maurice White

Prince

Phillp Bailey

Al Jarreau

Ron Isley

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
"The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing." - Socrates
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Reply #14 posted 01/14/21 2:03pm

JayCrawford

MickyDolenz said:

Nikolai Volkoff
Steve Urkel
Telly Savalas
Archie Bunker


William Shatner
Bugs Bunny
Mr. T
Elmo
Tom Waits
Steven Seagal




Possibly the worst attempt at trying to be funny.

0/10.
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Reply #15 posted 01/14/21 3:02pm

jjhunsecker

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Elvis Presley
Marvin Gaye
Roy Orbison
Sam Cooke
Ray Charles
Otis Redding
Levi Stubbs
Robert Plant
Muddy Waters
Al Green
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Reply #16 posted 01/14/21 3:49pm

MickyDolenz

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JayCrawford said:

Possibly the worst attempt at trying to be funny. 0/10.

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #17 posted 01/14/21 5:25pm

RnBAmbassador

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Stevie Wonder

Sam Cooke

Donny Hathaway

Luther Vandross

David Ruffin

Steve Perry

Levi Stubbs

Freddie Mercury

Nat King Cole

Prince

Nore the above list is not in order, just my Top 10

Music Royalty in Motion
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Reply #18 posted 01/14/21 6:20pm

MattyJam

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SantanaMaitreya said:

MattyJam said:

Michael Jackson


George Clinton


Prince


Van Hunt


D'angelo


Ozzy Osbourne


Sly Stone


Ronnie James Dio


Rob Halford


Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal


Axl Rose

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I love George Clinton, but what makes him, in your opinion, a great singer? I always thought his greatest talent was organizing, writing, producing...
[Edited 1/14/21 9:00am]


He's not a great singer technically, but I just love his music and his delivery. There's nobody else like him and that makes him utterly unique, which makes up for any shortcomings he may have as an actual vocalist.
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Reply #19 posted 01/15/21 4:30am

RJOrion

1. Luther Vandross
2. Nat King Cole
3. Prince
4. Stevie Wonder
5. Michael Jackson
6. Marvin Gaye
7. Sam Cooke
8. Levi Stubbs
9. Maurice White
10. Teddy Pendergrass
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Reply #20 posted 01/15/21 4:34am

RJOrion

"Axl Rose"... LOL...yeah, right
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Reply #21 posted 01/15/21 6:52am

MattyJam

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RJOrion said:

"Axl Rose"... LOL...yeah, right


In his prime he was great.
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Reply #22 posted 01/15/21 4:54pm

Goddess4Real

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Here is my Top 10 Male Vocalists music

1. Prince

2. Teddy Pendergrass

3. Stevie Wonder

4. David Bowie

5. Michael Jackson

6. D'angelo

7. Frank Sinatra

8. Luther Vandross

9. Donny Hathaway

10. George Michael

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #23 posted 01/15/21 6:06pm

Graycap23

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Prince

George Michael

Sam Cooke

Luther VanDross

Ron Isley

Terrence Trent Darby

Al Green

Donny Hathaway

D'angelo

Stokley Williams

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Reply #24 posted 01/17/21 9:15am

homesquid

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1. Freddie Mercury

2. Marvin Gaye

3. Roy Orbison

4. Ronnie James Dio

5. David Ruffin

6. Michael Jackson

7. Rob Halford

8. Sam Cooke

9. Al Green

10. Prince

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Reply #25 posted 01/17/21 11:30am

wilmer

1. Freddy Mercury
2. Stevie Wonder
3. Luis Miguel
4. Michael Jackson
5. Prince
6. Luther Vandross
7. Tevin Campbell
8. R. Kelly
9. Frank Sinatra
10. Steve Perry
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Reply #26 posted 01/18/21 3:27am

RJOrion

the great Jackie Wilson is on NONE of our lists...thats a crime, and time is the accomplice... even Frankie Lymon should have some mentions...but so many years have passed and generations have forgotten
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Reply #27 posted 01/18/21 8:13am

jjhunsecker

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RJOrion said:

the great Jackie Wilson is on NONE of our lists...thats a crime, and time is the accomplice... even Frankie Lymon should have some mentions...but so many years have passed and generations have forgotten


He should be... He just missed being on my list. An extraordinarily talented performer and dancer. I think a problem is right now his material is relatively hard to get- there’s only a couple of CDs currently in print domestically
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Reply #28 posted 01/18/21 8:38am

SantanaMaitrey
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I'm afraid early soul singers like Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke are overshadowed by the ones who came after them like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and James Brown, who captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and 70s and took the genre to a whole new level.
I remember that in Holland, Reet Petite and Wonderful World were hits in 1987, the first had a video with an animated clay figure, the latter was part of a commercial. That's how I got to know about both artists. Terence Trent d'Arby also covered Wonderful World on the Wishing Well maxi single. If you don't know his version, check it out, it's worth listening.
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Reply #29 posted 01/18/21 9:34am

RJOrion

several singers who were in bands or groups often dont/didnt get proper recognition as being among the greatest male vocalists:

Maurice White - EW&F
Philip Bailey - EW&F
Levi Stubbs - Four Tops
Ronald Isley - The Isley Brothers
David Ruffin - The Temptations
Phillipe' Wynne - The Spinners
Smokey Robinson - The Miracles
Eddie LeVert - The O'Jays
Stokely Williams - Mint Condition
Jeffrey Osborne - LTD
Bobby DeBarge - Switch
Russell Thompkins Jr. - The Stylistics
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