jaguars_fan

jaguars_fan

Junior Audioholic
#1
jzac asked a great question with the male voices! What about the women? Much larger pool to choose from...

Possible choices;

Chalotte Church (overall)

Roberta Flack (R&B)

Stevie Nicks or Nancy Wilson (rock)
 
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flyv65

Full Audioholic
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#4
Although I think that Sarah MacLachlan is adorable and some of the songs she sings make me moist, it's hard to top Janis Joplin for the title.

Bryan...who'd everybody else pick?...
 
Rob Babcock

Rob Babcock

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#5
Alison Krauss - Aside from her instrumental virtuousity, she has a great voice.
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh - Lead singer of Altan.
kd lang - I'm not a huge fan of her songs, but her voice is incredible.
Candace Night - Beautiful voice, great songs.
Linda Ronstadt - Again, not a big fan of her music but an impressive singer.

I'll have to amend my list, though, if we're going just by hottie factor. ;)
 
howie85

howie85

Full Audioholic
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#6
dont forget Mariah Carey for the Hottie list
oh yea and she sings too..LOL :p
 
Az B

Az B

Audioholic
#8
Kate Bush, hands down. She has an 8 octave range with awesome control, and her songwriting is so out there it sends shivers down my back even after years of listening.
 
rgriffin25

rgriffin25

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#11
Az B said:
Kate Bush, hands down. She has an 8 octave range with awesome control, and her songwriting is so out there it sends shivers down my back even after years of listening.
8 octave range?????? Is that even humanly possible? I thought 3 was pushing it.
:confused:
 
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Leprkon

Audioholic General
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#12
Linda Rondstadt and Alison Krauss have the "purest" voices, to me.

Enya has incredible talent as well.

Pat Benetar and Martina McBride have the widest range of song capability.
 
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Zarg

Junior Audioholic
#13
And My Nominations Are...

- Ella for scat and swing jazz
- Cleo Laine for Broadway and mellow jazz
- Sarah McLachlan for soft rock
- Janis Joplin for the blues

... Not getting a hard rock nominee right now ... can't be Steve Nicks, and Pat Benatar doesn't do it for me. I'll sleep on it and come back to the thread later.

See ya!
 
Az B

Az B

Audioholic
#14
rgriffin25 said:
8 octave range?????? Is that even humanly possible? I thought 3 was pushing it.
:confused:
Sorry, I typed the wrong number. I had been thinking about 88 key pianos all day and had 8 octaves on the brain.

It is indeed only 4 octaves. But as you mentioned, this is nearly inhuman.

Hawkeye,

I just read that about 2 days ago. I'm sure it will be interesting.
 
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Krafty1

Audiophyte
#15
Whitney Houston......the obvious choice
Alison Krauss....Wow
Mary J Blige....I don't think she would win the "best" award but she is a personal R&B fave
Sarah McLaughlin

Krafty1
 
annunaki

annunaki

Moderator
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#16
4 octaves is quite impressive. That is like 100hz-1600hz range. For a human's vocal chords that is rather unique. I would be lucky to hit two octaves. :p

I think Madonna has a good voice, or used to. Enya and Jennifer Warnes are quite good as well.
 
Az B

Az B

Audioholic
#18
Krafty1 said:
Whitney Houston......the obvious choice
Some pop divas around these days aren't exactly what they seem. I've used the same engineer as Whitney Houston and he showed me what her secret is... a pitch modulator. Apparently smoking crack and getting whacked around has taken quite a toll on her ability to stay in pitch.
 
Rob Babcock

Rob Babcock

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#19
An awful lot of divas use pitch modulators to stay in key. I guess good pitch isn't even a requirement anymore. It used to be you'd get busted if you did a lot of tinkering in the studio because you couldn't reproduce it live, but between machines & prerecorded vocals (lip synching) that's not a barrier, either. Lots of marginal talents become big stars as long as they have a good look (eg Britney, Avril Lasagne, Alicia Keys, etc).

BTW, I'd probably have to list Gwen Steffani as a singer I like a lot. Very unusual voice, you could even say gimmicky. I wouldn't blame anyone who said they didn't like her, but I think she sounds good. I particularly loved her duet with Brian Setzer, "You're The Boss."

I sorta like Sarah Brightmans voice, but her music's a bit uneven.
 

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