Are there any good singers these days?

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,215
    Look on Blue Coast and Chesky records...they have some no so famous, but excellent artists
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 223
    Try Cecile McLoren Salvant for a different experience. My spelling may be off.
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  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 536
    Clean. Classy. Tasty. Interesting.

    Madeleine Peyroux

  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,583
    Won't throw out an artis,t, but the audiophile vocal recording CD is excellent for vocalist fans
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,033
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    Clean. Classy. Tasty. Interesting.

    Madeleine Peyroux


    I think she is very talented with well recorded music and makes great background music for dinner or sex, but I get bored after 3-4 songs. Not long enough for dinner but plenty for other uses...
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,215
    VR3 wrote: »
    Won't throw out an artis,t, but the audiophile vocal recording CD is excellent for vocalist fans

    Here's a great reference song from that CD
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    Does anyone still think there aren't good singers these days? :p
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 671
    edited May 2018

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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 671
    Seriously, Beyoncé has a decent voice - my problem with her songs, is that it never seems to fail that somewhere in the middle, she has some dumb-**** rapper jump in with his “uh HUH, uh-HUH” crap and totally ruin anything she had going.

    I REALLY enjoy just about all of Allison Krauss’s music, AND her recording and mixing is great.

    Also, a new one I’m enjoying is Sean Rowe

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,947
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Does anyone still think there aren't good singers these days? :p

    Well there ain't no Shirley Basseys in the bunch. I do like a lot of the stuff people put up.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,550
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    One of my absolute favorite folk groups:


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,550
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Have seen Sarah Jarosz live, wow she can play!!! And I really do enjoy her voice, despite her lack of depth and range.

    My fav concert video of hers:


    Have you heard "I'm With Her"?



    Sarah Jarosz
    Sarah Watkins
    Aoife O'Donovan

    Nice stuff, IMO.
    Terrific harmonies.

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,033
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Have seen Sarah Jarosz live, wow she can play!!! And I really do enjoy her voice, despite her lack of depth and range.

    My fav concert video of hers:


    Have you heard "I'm With Her"?



    Sarah Jarosz
    Sarah Watkins
    Aoife O'Donovan

    Nice stuff, IMO.
    Terrific harmonies.

    Oh yes, the friends that we have seen Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins with just saw them in Dallas. We just couldn't swing it this time...

    Shelby Lynne's "I Am Shelby Lynne" opened me up to a whole world of country/folk/blues/R&B that I previously did not listen to. One of my favorite tracks from that album:



    And while I've gotten into her music as much, her sister Allison Moorer has an even better voice:


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,550
    Yeah, I run kinda hot & cold on Shelby Lynne. She's OK, though, for sure.

    I heard some snippets of Inara George's -- the late, great Lowell George's daughter -- new rekkid on NPR t'other day. No real impression one way or t'other of her music, but her voice struck me as not bad at all and refreshingly unaugmented.

    https://www.npr.org/2018/05/07/609019532/in-dearest-everybody-inara-george-confronts-her-fathers-death



    YMMV, etc., etc.

    PS Nothin' wrong with Beyonce's vocal prowess, I'd opine.



  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,550
    oh, oh, oh!

    Somebody else that the OP might want to check out - if he's not familiar with them - is the duo Lucius. They're a little off the beaten path, but they're pretty darned good, I'd opine.

    Again, no warranty express or implied; YMMV, yadda^3.

  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,509
    edited May 2018
    I think there are plenty of singers with good voices. The problem IMO is not the voices, but the genre/style/type of music being produced. Just what current generations like to hear I guess.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,033
    Ricardo wrote: »
    I think there are plenty of singers with good voices. The problem IMO is not the voices, but the genre/style/type of music being produced. Just what current generations like to hear I guess.

    what genre do you like @Ricardo? Soul, blues, country, folk, R&B, pop? Go through the list above, unless you only like glam rock or death metal I think you will find something to your liking! And I am sure @Nightfall can give us some more raucous suggestions!
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 558
    Only one male singer mentioned in this thread? Michael Buble and Leslie Odom can sure croon. I'll throw Ed Sheeran in there as well.

    I'll also add to the ladies list:
    Joy Williams (a la Civil Wars; John Paul White is no slouch himself)

    Melody Gardot

    Brandi Carlile (more soulful than 'pretty')

    I really like Alison Krauss, too (already mentioned).
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,009
    edited May 2018
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,009
    here she is at my other brother Darryl's house

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,588
    +1 on Joss Stone good stuff.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,033
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Yeah, I run kinda hot & cold on Shelby Lynne. She's OK, though, for sure.

    I just lost a little respect there doc. Not all, but a little ;)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,550
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Yeah, I run kinda hot & cold on Shelby Lynne. She's OK, though, for sure.

    I just lost a little respect there doc. Not all, but a little ;)


    sorry. :( I do own one of her albums, let the record show :pensive:

    ...as to "any good singers these days" -- in an attempt to bring a little gender balance to this thread ;) I kinda like this guy, too. Not sure if he counts as "these days"; I think he's been around for quite a while.


  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,033
    although her music is quite diverse and avant-garde at times, Esperanza is incredibly talented, both vocally and as a bassist. I would LOVE to see her live:


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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,567
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Biggest problem with Adele, is she needs to fire all her recording studio masters....If you have revealing speakers, sounds not so good

    Absolutely, some of the worst recordings in the modern era I can recall. Shame too for such a beautiful voice. Amy W. with ya too on that one.

    Good singers ? I'm terrible with names, but have heard many that are not household names. Give Wardsweb/Luther a shout.....the man can rattle them off like they were family at a picnic.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,041
    edited May 2018
    This lady is amazing, and a fine instrumentalist as well.




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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,550
    This lady is amazing, and a fine instrumentalist as well.




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    Yes, she is quite excellent.
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