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    Best Vocalist

    In light of the guitar and rhythm section threads, who does everyone think are the great vocalists? short list, not in order:

    Ian Gillan
    Freddie Mercury
    Roger Daltrey
    Chris Cornell
    Jeff Buckley
    Eddie Vedder


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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    In light of the guitar and rhythm section threads, who does everyone think are the great vocalists? short list, not in order:

    Ian Gillan
    Freddie Mercury
    Roger Daltrey
    Chris Cornell
    Jeff Buckley
    Eddie Vedder
    Daltrey is my #1, and Cornell and Buckley are high up there. He's a turd, but Axl Rose is incredibly distinctive. Gotta give some love to Mick Jagger, since I was named after a Stones song. Clapton's voice is very diverse. Janis Joplin and Grace Slick could wail. I personally love Bob Dylan and David Bowie, but they're not hard rockers.


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    Re: Best Vocalist

    David Clayton-Thomas
    Wilson Pickett
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Joe Cocker
    Janis Joplin
    Diana Krall



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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Robert Plant...no question.



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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Robert Plant
    Roger Daltrey
    Chris Cornell
    Kurt Cobain
    Billy Corgan
    Gavin Rossdale

    ....are on my list but I gotta go with Ian Gillan of Deep Purple and later Black Sabbath


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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Billy Holiday
    Robert Plant
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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Daltrey is my #1, and Cornell and Buckley are high up there. He's a turd, but Axl Rose is incredibly distinctive. Gotta give some love to Mick Jagger, since I was named after a Stones song. Clapton's voice is very diverse. Janis Joplin and Grace Slick could wail. I personally love Bob Dylan and David Bowie, but they're not hard rockers.

    Agree 100% with Rose. I love the Stones, and think Jagger is a great frontman, but sheer singing i don't know how I put him. Joplin could howl for sure. I can't believe I left the Band's trio of Richard Manuel/Rick Danko/Levon Helm


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    Re: Best Vocalist

    I've always been a huge Chris Cornell fan, I could listen to his first solo album all day.


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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Paul Rodgers of Bad Company is one of the best rock vocalists. For jazz it has to be Al Jarreau. For female singers Eva Cassidy has a truly amazing voice that will send chills up your spine.



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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Dime a dozen.


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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Glenn Danzig, Peter Steele or that guy from Crash Test Dummies.

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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Alicia Keyes, is that up for debate? She's one of the best vocalists of the past 20 years, I don't think anyone can debate with that.


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    Re: Best Vocalist

    John Lennon
    Paul McCartney

    I can't believe we went 12 posts without mentioning these two.



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    Re: Best Vocalist

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Alicia Keyes, is that up for debate? She's one of the best vocalists of the past 20 years, I don't think anyone can debate with that.
    Another good call. Her voice is gorgeous. Same with Billie Holiday earlier. Also love Jenny Lewis' voice from Rilo Kiley.

    Also Caleb Followill from Kings of Leon has an incredibly distinctive voice. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys also has an amazing voice.


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