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Re: Vocalists Who Made You Stop The First Time You Heard Them.

Postby bobzilla77 » 11 Feb 2018, 18:07

Ralph Stanley, the bluegrass giant, is another one that comes to mind. Still makes me stop every time I hear it.
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Postby Quaco » 12 Feb 2018, 04:57

Kate Bush for sure.
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Postby fange » 12 Feb 2018, 06:31

Hearing Little Richard, Howlin' Wolf and Screamin' Jay Hawkins were all "holy shit!" moments for me.

More recently, i'm pretty the last time i pulled up and thought "whoa, great voice" was when i first heard Chris Cornell sing on Badmotorfinger. Hell of a rock vocalist.
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Postby quix » 12 Feb 2018, 07:03

Amy Winehouse for me too. I heard her first album Frank and thought... and here is the new Ella, at last.

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Postby The Slider » 12 Feb 2018, 13:50

Diamond Dog wrote:
Rayge wrote:Johnny Rotten.


I had Rotten too but crossed him off because I wasn;t sure in my mind if that was my initial reaction or second or third.



all three probably


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and of course his brother Den.




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Postby Insouciant Western People » 12 Feb 2018, 16:06

Diamond Dog wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:Karen Dalton.


You know what Charlie - I've never (knowingly) heard her.

I just went and checked her (incredibly short) career out... wow. Thank you!


Nick Cave cites her as a key influence. Remarkable voice and vocal style.
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Postby Charlie O. » 12 Feb 2018, 16:08

Nick wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:Karen Dalton.


You know what Charlie - I've never (knowingly) heard her.

I just went and checked her (incredibly short) career out... wow. Thank you!


Nick Cave cites her as a key influence.

But don't hold that against her.
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Postby Insouciant Western People » 12 Feb 2018, 16:08

Rayge wrote:Diamanda Galas


She was the one I immediately thought of.

Scott Walker too, especially from Nite Flights onwards.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Feb 2018, 16:10

Charlie O. wrote:
Nick wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
You know what Charlie - I've never (knowingly) heard her.

I just went and checked her (incredibly short) career out... wow. Thank you!


Nick Cave cites her as a key influence.

But don't hold that against her.


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Postby NMB » 12 Feb 2018, 17:25

He's not exactly a vocalist but the first time I heard Miles Davis's speaking voice was a scary moment.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Feb 2018, 21:31

Charlie O. wrote:
Nick wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
You know what Charlie - I've never (knowingly) heard her.

I just went and checked her (incredibly short) career out... wow. Thank you!


Nick Cave cites her as a key influence.

But don't hold that against her.


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Postby Robert » 12 Feb 2018, 22:41

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Antony Hegarty

and of course his brother Den.


Yes! I was here just to post that. His brother den ??

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Postby Diamond Dog » 13 Feb 2018, 09:24

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Postby Deebank » 13 Feb 2018, 20:38

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Postby the masked man » 13 Feb 2018, 21:30

I agree with Björk and Billy Mackenzie. Also, Nightwish's original singer Tarja Turunen really turned my head. Unbelievable voice in a metal context.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Feb 2018, 22:00

the masked man wrote:I agree with Björk and Billy Mackenzie. Also, Nightwish's original singer Tarja Turunen really turned my head. Unbelievable voice in a metal context.


Agreed on Bjork and MacKenzie and simple admiration for Nightwish reference, no. 1703.
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 13 Feb 2018, 22:20

Some really good choices there and a fair few that resonate with me, but nothing and no one ever hit me like Howard Tate. Get it While You Can or Ain't Nobody Home are probably good sledgehammer starting points.
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Re: Vocalists Who Made You Stop The First Time You Heard Them.

Postby Jimbo » 14 Feb 2018, 14:24

Sam Smith. Not that I rushed out to get his album I just think the guy has some fantastic pipes.
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Postby caramba » 14 Feb 2018, 14:56

Diana Ross at the start of one of those 60s Supremes records. I forget which one.

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Postby Insouciant Western People » 14 Feb 2018, 14:57

bobzilla77 wrote:Ralph Stanley, the bluegrass giant, is another one that comes to mind. Still makes me stop every time I hear it.


Yeah. For the same reason, I'd cite Hank Williams, Robert Johnson, and Skip James.
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