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Old 4th June 2020, 08:06   #46
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I think Clare Torry deserves a spot in this list.
The way she expresses her feelings without saying anything in words but in melodious tune is nothing less than extraordinary.
That really is talent. Here Brit Floyd, a tribute band, renders the same song equally well.

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Amazing thread. Keep the recommendations coming.
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Adding a few more.

- Johnny Cash
After such an amazing career, to have such a monster hit in Hurt (albeit a cover) was just special. The video is a masterpiece and deservedly won a Grammy that year.


- Dave Mathews
My goodness, what a singer. And with a great band around him. Perfect for those long distance road trips.


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Vashti Bunyan - Train song (also featured as intro for TV series - Patriot)
Loved the show and the intro, didnt know where it was from. Thanks for sharing!

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I'm not a fan of her songs but you can see the voice she has in this video:
Wow, didnt know she had this in her. Very nice.

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Barry from the BeeGees comes to mind as a unique voice since he was able to render a completely different tone for males (Staying Alive). This is one of my favorites as well.
Fabulous voice indeed. We had a triple cassette Best of Bee Gees compilation when we were growing up. Good times.

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One more that I absolutely love listening to. Chris Daughtry. I rooted for him in American Idol, and this video shows why:
I would have bet everything I had at that time (admittedly not that much though) that he would have won that year. I really loved his voice from the first time I heard him, maybe it is best that he didnt win. He was always destined for stardom and had a ton of charisma.

Remember when Fuel was hot for a minute? I thought they would be the next big thing.

- Brad Scallions
Lead singer of Fuel. They are one of the forgotten heroes of rock music. They had some really nice songs in Hemmorhage, Innocent, Bittersweet, Shimmer, Falls On Me and my all time favourite song of theirs, Bad Day.

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- Johnny Cash
After such an amazing career, to have such a monster hit in Hurt (albeit a cover) was just special. The video is a masterpiece and deservedly won a Grammy that year.

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Thanks for that. How can one forget Trent reznor!
One song I can't skip is Dead souls. Features on the ost of the crow.

Listen to when he starts low and goes louder about 2/3rd of the way in and the beast transitions. Especially the final chorus. Awesome stuff. This song is a cover, much like Cash covered hurt (that was such a surprise for me when I found out years ago).
Even when Trent is just talking, as he does with quite a few works, it's brilliant. Instance :
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Jasleen Royal - An indie performer. She has had her hits and misses. Her more famous tracks are "Phir Dekhiye" from RockOn! and "Din Shagna Da" from Phillauri.

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Sorry for nit-picking - Phir Dekhiye was sung by Caralisa Monteiro, not Jasleen. Jasleen came onto the scene much later, from India's Got Talent.
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American Idol 2020 likely winner - Nepal's Arther Gunn does a take on Bob Marley:



while Shubha Mudgal demonstrates her versatility:



and Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa go live in Amsterdam with the blues

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Sorry for nit-picking - Phir Dekhiye was sung by Caralisa Monteiro, not Jasleen. Jasleen came onto the scene much later, from India's Got Talent.
Yeah. I realised that I skipped words after that Editing option went away.
What I meant to say was her rendition of "Phir Dekhiye" which as you said, she sang at IGT.
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Shubha Mudgal in THIS song:
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While Shubha Mudgal demonstrates her versatility:
Big fan of Shubha Mudgal. Strong voice across three octaves.

Raag Bhimpalasi - sound from heaven



Shobha Gurtu has a unique voice for light classical and Thumri.


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There are so many others, but these are my top of the pops.
Chip in guys, would love to use this lockdown to find some new voices!
Thanks Mayankk, great post !

Most of my personal preferences are already covered here. Ones I couldn't find so far in post (and I highly recommend) are Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan. Both were more than just singers and their other talents usually overshadows their singing.

> Morrison's voice remains gold standard for deep masculine voice, soothing to ears but carries attitude. Influenced many after him...


> Dylan - Opinions are divided: raw, harsh, nasal, even disturbing. There are die-hard fans and haters. But no one can deny he (and his voice) was unique which defined a genre and generation.



Other Notable Artists with unique voice ( I couldn't find/ missed in past posts): Bruce Springsteen, Bono (U2), David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney (Beatles), Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones).

On Indian Side: Kishore Kumar

Great initiative, made me revisit my music library once again. Felt good, music can really heal. Looking forward for more suggestions.

PS: My first post, any feedback to improve is appreciated.
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Thanks Mayankk, great post !

Most of my personal preferences are already covered here. Ones I couldn't find so far in post (and I highly recommend) are Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan. Both were more than just singers and their other talents usually overshadows their singing.
With your name, I would have expected Eric Clapton!
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With your name, I would have expected Eric Clapton!
Ha ha, he indeed is my favorite. But was already quoted by other BHP-ians

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Some of the amazing voice I relished since my teens and it’s getting sweeter as it is gets older like wine.

“A” Agnetha Fältskog, “B” Björn Ulvaeus, “B” Benny Andersson, and “A” Anni-Frid Lyngstad, it’s like an addiction listening to ABBA and my favourite “Angel Eyes”



Teens of 80’s adored honey sweet voice of Marie Fredriksson from Roxette, my favourite “Fading like a Flower”



I doubt whether this generation recognize Tom Scholz from Boston, mesmerizing voice and what a music they made. I got introduced to this band during my high school days (1990) and BOSTON become like an addiction, I love to blast “Livin for you” from the album “Walk on” during my sweet home runs.



80’s and 90’s introduced phenomenal Rock bands with amazing ballads and pure musical talent, do you recognize Kip Winger from rock band Winger, whenever I play “Miles away” my neighbor’s too listen



Magical voice of Sebastian Bach from Skid row “I Remember you” and Joe Elliott – Def Leppard “Have you ever needed someone so bad”, I guess my replay button will be damaged soon.





Long live Rock Ballads
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Most of the vocalists I consider good have been mentioned already - Jon Bon Jovi, Axl Rose, Sting. I also kind of like Richie Sambora, he used to provide backing vocals for Bon Jovi (in Bed Of Roses, the higher pitched voice), but he also released two of his own albums, and one of my favorite songs is Ballad Of Youth




Most of what I listen to is metal, usually symphonic, and most of my favorites are more male vocal bands/tracks those aren't exactly known for amazing vocals, so it is kind of limiting to have to list female fronted bands. Among thrash metal bands, James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine have great vocals, and Philip Anselmo of Pantera has a wide range from guttural (5 minutes alone) to soft (Cemetery Gates). Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Ozzy Osborne are two other vocalists with very different, unique voices, as also Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.

At the other end of the vocal spectrum is Marvin Lee Aday aka Meatloaf. Brilliant vocals for ballads.



Tarja Turunen of Nightwish, Simone Simons of Epica are nice, with Vibeke Stene of Tristania being my favorite in the genre. Their new singer , Mariangela Demurtas is nice too (see Year Of the Rat below) but I rate Vibeke over Mariangela.

Tarja Turunen : Over The Hills And Far Away


Tarja Turunen : Bless The Child


Simone Simons - White Waters


Simone Simons - Design Your Universe


Vibeke Stene in Cease To Exist :


Mariangela Demurtas in Year Of The Rat :


Incidentally, 2020 is the Chinese year of the rat!!

Within Temptation's Sharon Del Adel:
The Howling

Our Solemn Hour:


Among the more mainstream singers, I was listening to Alan Walker and some of the vocals were very intriguingly nice. So I went about looking for each of them, especially the ones I loved.
Of those, the voice I really loved was that of Iselin Solheim , who sang Faded and Sing Me To Sleep, her voice feels soothing, and this song Sing Me To Sleep kind of got stuck in my head. She also has other tracks not by Alan Walker.

Iselin Solheim - Sing Me To Sleep live
Pay attention to the part where she sings "Anywhere , anytime, I would do anything for you, anything for ya" part - I find that last bit absolutely cute.


Iselin Solheim - Wizard of Us:


Another superb vocalist from Alan Walker's tracks is Tomine Harket in Dark Side :
Tomine Harket singing "Dark side" live :


One more of Alan Walker's songs whose vocals stood out , All Falls Down, turned out to be Noah Cyrus, who happens to me Miley Cyrus' sister, hadn't heard anything about her before searching for this track.
Noah Cyrus in All Falls Down



Another pop singer I found randomly listening to stuff on Youtube, she's got a raspy vocals
Charli XCX - Boom Clap (OST for The Fault In Our Stars)



Among Hindi/Indian musicians:
I find Mohit Chauhan's vocals truly outstanding. Songs like Nadaan Parindey couldn't be rendered better by anyone else. Shaan is my other favorite Indian singer, amazing voice and amazing music. I also like Nikhil D'Souza and KK for a few select tracks I've heard.

How can I forget Ram Sampath - the lead of rock back Colorblind. He also sand Bhag DK Bose in Delhi Belly.
He is simply amazing, somehow rock isn't too popular in India and he had to go filmy afterwards, but listen to this :


If that's now A+ grade rock music and vocals, what is ?

I can't recall any female Indian singer in particular that I like, maybe Shirley Setia but she does covers more than originals, nice voice though.
And though not Indian, Momina in Coke Studio's "Afreen Afreen" , what a sweet voice!

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I doubt whether this generation recognizes Tom Scholz from Boston, mesmerizing voice and what music they made.
Tom did not sing. Brad Delp did. That falsetto is all Brad Delp.

FYI, Tom was a think, lanky, geeky engineering graduate from a small engineering school near Boston called MIT. He worked for the Polaroid Corporation and while working there developed a Walkman style guitar amp he called the Rockman and later expanded this to develop the Bassman/Bass-Ace. He founded "Scholz Research & Development" around 1980-81 to develop other products for Pro-Audio. I think the last product (or among the last products) they developed was a compressor for acoustic guitar for Jim Dunlop Corporation.

That's pretty much the gist of Tom's life (oh he was married twice). You can google the rest.

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Tom did not sing. Brad Delp did. That falsetto is all Brad Delp.
Hello Navin, Thanks for correcting. You are right, Brad Delp is the lead vocalist and Tom Scholz the founder. Walk On is my favorite album, hope you do like Boston.
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