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I don't know what she's saying but I Like it...Beautiful!  Thanks


i dont know either! lol!

 

i just pretend the vocal is a part of the instruments ;)

post #1187 of 2426
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Originally Posted by bluemonkeyflyer View Post

I don't know what she's saying but I Like it...Beautiful!  Thanks

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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

i dont know either! lol!

 

i just pretend the vocal is a part of the instruments ;)

 

I always find it interesting when people on the internet point out that they can't understand the lyrics of a song. None of the people I know in real life have ever told me "I like this song, but man I wish I could understand what s/he is singing." Personally I've always though of the human voice as just another instrument. The only two things that come to mind right now that set it apart from most musical instruments are that each person has a unique voice, and that you can use words when you sing to express very specific ideas.

 

I personally actually find the possibility to convey very specific messages somewhat limiting in many cases; music without words can convey very abstract and not specific thoughts/feelings/atmospheres/(even stories) which are different from listener to listener and can change every time you hear the music. People can of course leave room for interpretation in their lyrics, but when that is not the case and they had something very specific in mind, they lock what they want people to get from the lyrics in place. That's not a bad thing in itself, but if the content of the lyrics is very uninspired, the words can really drag down a good composition. Once you've paid attention to bad lyrics in a specific song, it's hard to not hear them.

 

After all that I've just said, I'd like to point out that there are of course many songs that become a lot better once you understand the lyrics, and even a lot of songs that just wouldn't work on any level without the words.

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1,100+ posts and no mention of Goapele .... blink.gif

 

I've had the good fortune of seeing her perform live quite a few times around the Bay Area and she always kills.  

 

 

I love this one..

 

 

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Frou Frou:

 

 

 

 

Daphne Willis:

 

 

 

...and since I've posted the above cover of Adele's song, here's another that's nicely done:

 


Edited by Mython - 9/15/12 at 3:53pm
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Excellent singers!

 

My personal favorite. Still want to see them in concert.

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Eva reminds me of a few female soloists. Sandy Denny, Stevie Nicks, etc. Very smooth and no gimmick yodeling or yo-yo gliding her notes. Just pure, simple tone to present the melody.

 

      X2   I like almost all songs from Eva Cassidy and Sandy Denny. For example, I do not listen to Gospel music at all, but when Eva sings it, I listen to her. 

 

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Eva Cassidy "Live at Blues Alley" best one imho. And she reputedly had a cold when it was recorded!!
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       I like Eva's "Songbird" a little more. Her "Live at Blues Alley" is my second favorite album among all 2000GB of music that I have. Sometimes those two albums bring tears to my eyes.

 

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Has Eva Cassidy been mentioned yet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     I believe she has been mentioned many times within this thread. But she deserves to be mentioned again.  Sorry for being off topic: did you get that photo from my avatar  :-)   

     "Somewhere" is IMHO not her very best album, but I chose that album art as my avatar because it shows a well-lighted photo of Eva with her full name.


Edited by zzffnn - 9/19/12 at 7:43am
post #1192 of 2426

Christina Perri-

 

I believe she is underrated.  Her vocals are amazing and the recording quality of her album is fantastic.  Her voice really shines with great headphones.  She has a voice like Jewel that is almost hypnotic and every song is an enjoyable listen.

 

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Anna Maria Jopek - Upojenie   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo9hsqk3SVk

 

Anna Maria Jopek with Pat Metheny  Live from Poland   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2TLUthcHT4

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Anna Maria Jopek - Upojenie   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo9hsqk3SVk

 

Anna Maria Jopek with Pat Metheny  Live from Poland   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2TLUthcHT4

 

Nice voice but am I alone in finding plucked eyebrows hideously unnatural and unattractive? It seems to be an epidemic in modern western society these days!

 

Anyway, thanks, I do like her voice.

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Molly Johnson, another Spotify find.

 

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Imogen Heap does "Blanket" in HD Live at Ronnie Scott's in London with Jeff Beck and Aussie Tal Wilkenfeld on bass (she's 26!)....WOW!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBXjukKLeFw

 

The complete concert in HD:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwSt2R54Xs&feature=related

 

Check out Beck's and Wilkenfelds' solos on "Cause We've Ended as Lovers" at time marker 10:22.


Edited by bluemonkeyflyer - 9/20/12 at 2:56pm
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Imogen Heap does "Blanket" in HD Live at Ronnie Scott's in London with Jeff Beck and Aussie Tal Wilkenfeld on bass (she's 26!)....WOW!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBXjukKLeFw

 

The complete concert in HD:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwSt2R54Xs&feature=related

 

Check out Beck's and Wilkenfelds' solos on "Cause We've Ended as Lovers" at time marker 10:22.

 

Yes, Blanket is amazing. It was the first time I heard Imogen Heap. Naturally I've been a fan ever since. It's a big shame the song isn't on the CD version of the concert. The BD is one of the best live performances I've ever seen and the recording quality is very good although both the BD and the CD are a bit too loud for my taste.


Edited by TJ Elite - 9/20/12 at 3:24pm
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Today's Spotify Find, Emilie-Claire Barlow

 

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For anyone who happens to think that no one in the K-pop genre can actually sing =P

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