Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

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Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Bob Dylan
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James Taylor
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Don McLean
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Joni Mitchell
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Carole King
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Leonard Cohen
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Melanie
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Laura Nyro
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other
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Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Sep 2021, 23:07

Singer-songwriter is pretty music, very pleasant on the ears and even thought-provoking, but rarely swinging, dancey, funky, or groovy. I've got Don McLean spinning now, the digisleeve remaster of "American Pie", with restored artwork, better sound, and two bonus tracks.

First of all, the slow build-up to THAT song. Why not just kick off immediately, it is what we are waiting for. This is more salon music than concert hall music.

I went to see him with band at a small venue. The full set centered around THAT song and Vincent, and was a polite affair that never really took off.

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Re: Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby slightbreeze » 10 Sep 2021, 23:19

Joni, Carole and Laura tick all the boxes. The rest are boring old farts....apart from Melanie, who is just appalling
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Re: Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Sep 2021, 23:21

slightbreeze wrote:Joni, Carole and Laura tick all the boxes. The rest....all men as are boring old farts. The Guardian couldn't have put it better :)


:lol:

If it had not been for Dylan going electric, I don't think I would be interested.
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Re: Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby Purgatory Brite » 11 Sep 2021, 10:05

Are defining a "singer-songwriter" as an artist that performs alone on acoustic guitar or piano?

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Re: Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby GoogaMooga » 11 Sep 2021, 11:24

Purgatory Brite wrote:Are defining a "singer-songwriter" as an artist that performs alone on acoustic guitar or piano?


Pretty much, but they can have a band. Like Albert Hammond, who borders on pop.
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Postby Lord Rother » 11 Sep 2021, 11:27

Ed Sheeran

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Re: Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby Positive Passion » 11 Sep 2021, 11:31

Chuck Berry

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Re: Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby OUTPLAY » 11 Sep 2021, 18:23

Timmy Mallett
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Re: Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby Muskrat » 11 Sep 2021, 22:20

Positive Passion wrote:Chuck Berry


Is the answer. In the English language, at least.
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Re: Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Sep 2021, 00:11

Muskrat wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:Chuck Berry


Is the answer. In the English language, at least.


The poet laureate.
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Re: Who is the epitome of singer-songwriter?

Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Sep 2021, 00:16

OUTPLAY wrote:Timmy Mallett


Didn't he write "Young at Heart" for Gracie Fields?
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