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Discussion in 'Music' started by RyanPC, Oct 2, 2003.
Cat Power.Trish Keenan (R.I.P.) from 'Broadcast'.
Her older stuff was amazing, but wow did she go downhill. Lost her range, probably lots of studio "fix-ups" to her recordings. Very sad.
not the biggest fan, but she performed probably the best rendition of the national anthem for a superbowl.
I have to say Amy Lee of EvenescenceShe has a good voice and is really sexy so she wins in my bookcase in point
Amy Lee and Sandra Nasic
did I mention
So, who'll be the only artist in (American) music history who will have a #1 album in six (!!) decades - 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and the current decade?
Of course, there's always a very slight chance Chris Brown will be in first place next week, but I don't think so.
And she is in SPLENDID voice on this new album. I wasn't looking forward to this one at all (I think the whole Duet album thing has been overdone), but they did a nice job on it and her voice is the best it's been in a few years.
It's a great album, deserving the record it's going to set..
Tylor Swift is my favorite because she has amazing voice & also i love this girl, she is so beautiful.
celine dion is one of my favourite singer she have a very soulfull voice
Celine is so popular that many people hesitate in giving her great voice it's proper due, because one does not need to have a huge amount of experience listening to female vocalists to recognize the magnificence that is Celine's voice. I think that many people purposely want to put the spotlight on a singer that is not so well known to the public, because so many are already aware of someone like Celine, and how terrific her voice is. And people may feel that they are being too obvious in pointing out the quality of a voice like Celine's which most of the public already takes for granted as being great, anyway. That would be similar to me announcing to a group of people that I think Meryl Streep is a great actress.
BTW, as a teenager, Celine was winning singing competitions all over the world, including Japan, which only verifies what a terrific instrument the woman possesses.
Another favorite female vocalist of mine, since first hearing her in 1968, is Judy Collins. Certainly, she's another woman with a gorgeous voice.
Over 11 years late to this thread which started in October 2003. I must agree with the original poster....
To this day I keep listening to her songs, watch her music videos and I am amazed as how effortlessly she sang some of the most beautiful songs recorded. And of course she was also a drummer in many of the Carpenters' hits.
Streisand in her prime.
Saw Barbra in Amsterdam, two years ago.
She's still in excellent voice.
(Think I mentioned her before..... )
Dr Marquez, I appreciate you spot lighting Karen Carpenter, and reminding us that she was the choice of RyanPC, who originated this thread. Your posting caused me to go downstairs into our theater/music room and retrieve Carpenters Gold: 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION from our CD collection.
Carpenters Gold is quite an extensive collection, being comprised of 40 selections, with each of its 2 discs containing 20 songs.
Am not sure why we have never played these CDs, other than when we first bought the set roughly 10 years ago. But a possible reason occurs to me.
You see we bought Carpenters Gold during one of our trips out to Tucson, Arizona, to visit my daughter, in either 2004 or 2005. I know that the fate that befell the lovely Karen Carpenter does not really fit the definition of suicide but its tragic circumstances may have still hit close to home for me because my daughter Sarah took her own life in early 2006, shortly before we were to return for another visit.
It was not my intention to play for sympathy, or be a downer, by detailing the foregoing. Guess I've adjusted to the reality of things about as well as most folks who have lost their child.
Now, however, I'd like to rediscover the beauty that emanated from Karen Carpenter. Actually, the CD set was more my wife's choice when we were browsing in the CD section of that Tucson Best Buy. But I had certainly remembered Karen Carpenter's voice from many years before, when her songs were heard on my car's AM radio. (didn't have FM radio in my car in the late 1960s or early 70s) Looking at the back of the CD cover at Best Buy, song titles like Rainy Days and Mondays, Top Of The World, and Superstar instantly brought back memories.
Maybe it's somewhat ironic, in view of what eventually happened to Miss Carpenter, but my exposure to her music has me remembering her as a singer
who had this sunny tone to her voice that could just raise one's spirits and make you glad to be alive. I'm sure that among the 40 songs on Carpenters Gold, you will find more serious, even dark, selections, but I want to hear that voice again. So we will start listening to those discs while having lunch, this afternoon.
Now, Ann Kelly, a true femme fatale. Then, Julie London.
Your post above brought brought tears to my eyes. As a father myself I cannot possibly even begin to feel what you must have gone through. May you enjoy your collection listening to Karen's beautiful voice.
You may also be interested in several DVD's of The Carpenters which I watch every now and then:
The Carpenters - Gold Greatest Hits (~ $16 on Amazon)
The Best Of The Carpenters - Live in Japan (~ $24 on Amazon)
Close To You: Remembering The Carpenters (~ $17 on Amazon)
Video quality is not that great, but remember that these were filmed or taped back in the 70's.
Still I don't regret buying these.