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post #106 of 138
Pretty subjective, but for me in no particular order-
-Paul McCartney
-Vic Damone
-Mel Torme
-JD Souther
-David Crosby
-Elvis
-Everly Brothers
-Frank
-Nat King Cole
post #107 of 138
How could I forget Donny Hathaway?
post #108 of 138
Thread Starter 
Ian Anderson, has the haunting twists in pitch that put him in the most glorious male singer category! ;D
post #109 of 138
I would like to add a couple of soul greats; firstly, Mr. Soul, the incomparable James Brown. He sure liked beating his wife, but he could suck every last drop of emotion from a melody like a 200-watt vacuum cleaner sucks dirt from a carpet; secondly, my fave singer of all time, Sam Cooke. He could do it sweet and clean, or he could get down and dirty, and he wrote nearly all of his stuff -- some of which are the most exquisitely-constructed yet deceptively simple melodies in the history of popular music.
And I also love sinatra, who had many of the same qualities as sam. Plus Hank Williams, but that's more because of his wonderful lyrics and mournful soul than the timbre or clarity of his voice. for that particular distinction, I would award the greatest natural singing talent as the late Johnny Cash. His voice soared and seared, infusing the Cash flavour to everything he set his vocals to. So many of his covers reached greater peaks than the originals that I think that if I could only listen to one more singer for the rest of my life, it would be him.

I'm just thankful for all the great singers mentioned on this thread because they have all brought such great joy and light to the world, and will continue to do so, even though many of them have passed on.

P.S. R. Kelly is not included in this group. Sorry -- peeing on young girls is a bridge too far as far as I am concerned.
post #110 of 138
I'm a bit surprised that noone has mentioned João Gilberto. Listen to Girl from Ipanema, Corcovado, and other songs, that man has a voice like a sun setting in a sea of honey.
post #111 of 138
For "glorious", if operatic, then Beniamino Gigli, Melchoir, and Caruso. If non-operatic, Harry Belafonte.
post #112 of 138
Mikael Akerfeldt for me
post #113 of 138
Thread Starter 
Roy Orbison is hands down on this list!
post #114 of 138
kurt cobain and jack white!!!

LOL....
post #115 of 138
Thread Starter 
Marvin Gaye certainly had the melody ranges covered!
post #116 of 138
Going strictly for "glorious", it's this one for me:
http://home.arcor.de/tao47/sample.mp3

Peter Schreier, Beethoven 9, Karajan 1977.
post #117 of 138
Brother Ali.
Tony Bennett a few years ago.
Later Johnny Cash.

I generally don't like dude's singing though. Wait why am I commenting? Crap.
post #118 of 138
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Originally Posted by lamb View Post
For "glorious", if operatic, then Beniamino Gigli, Melchoir, and Caruso. If non-operatic, Harry Belafonte.
yes,
and Lemeshev http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW52S...elated&search=
and Jussi Bjoerling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZJqR...elated&search=
post #119 of 138
Darby Crash from The Germs. I love that snotty, gutteral, something-stuck-in-the-throat voice.
post #120 of 138
Peter Hammill vocal performances are often thrilling, engaging and almost always over the top.
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