Nat King Cole and Johnny Hartman are two that I like quite a bit in jazz.
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5/16/07 at 5:06am
Cat Stevens has a nice voice, but it's a little too syrupy for my taste; that said "Sad Lisa" and "The Wind" take some beating, so somewhere between writing the songs and singing them Cat didn't do too badly. As for why he was refused entry to the U. S., I didn't think that anyone knew for sure, but it was certainly a bad mistake by U. S. immigration.
Jeff Buckley, yes. Freddy Mercury, yes. Nick Drake, Scott Walker, Rufus Wainwright, Robert Plant, Prince? It's so difficult to pick just one when the material that they sing is often so disparate.
I'd be tempted, though, to say Tim Buckley. His material wasn't particularly good (IMHO) but his voice always made it sound glorious.