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Postby satanfriendly » 17 Jul 2017 10:14

I was watching Macy Gray being interviewed over the weekend and it reminded me what a wonderful and very distinctive voice she has This got me thinking of other singers/vocalists with equally distinct voices.

Here's a few of my favourites starting with the obvious Macy Gray



So what are other peoples thoughts as to vocalists who could be said to be unique or different.
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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby JaS » 17 Jul 2017 11:05

Bjork should probably get a mention here, with the first song I heard her sing still a favourite of mine.

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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby andybeau » 17 Jul 2017 11:38

Very distinct voice

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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby seamonster » 17 Jul 2017 14:55

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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby seamonster » 17 Jul 2017 14:57

His kid sounds a bit like him. Here's a great piece -
poor drummer's a bit cramped, but, makes do heroically.

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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby vinyl master » 17 Jul 2017 22:04

Macy's pretty good, although I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Sade...No one does it quite like her, or ever will IMO!

Here's a nice rarity from her from the early days, a b-side to certain versions of the "Hang On To Your Love" 45'... 8)

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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby JoeE SP9 » 18 Jul 2017 19:30

seamonster wrote:His kid sounds a bit like him. Here's a great piece -
poor drummer's a bit cramped, but, makes do heroically.



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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby billshurv » 18 Jul 2017 20:00

If you want distinctive there is of course Tom Waits and Van the man.
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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby Per-Mikael » 19 Jul 2017 10:08

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Postby Japi Roelofs » 19 Jul 2017 11:25

Lots of unique and distinct vocals going on in punk and metal music. This is probably the one that started it all :mrgreen:

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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby Tinkaroo » 19 Jul 2017 11:31

https://youtu.be/NKne3073Xl0

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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby cminor7b5 » 19 Jul 2017 14:31



The album this group made won the Grammy for International Music in the late '80s I believe.

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares (translated as "The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices") is a compilation album of modern arrangements of Bulgarian folk songs featuring, among others,[1] the Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, with soloists Yanka Rupkina, Kalinka Valcheva and Stefka Sabotinova; and the Filip Kutev Ensemble.[2]

The album was the result of fifteen years of work by Swiss ethnomusicologist and producer Marcel Cellier and was released in 1975 on his small Disques Cellier label. Some of the recordings he made himself; others were taken from the archives of Radio Sofia.[2]
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Re: Unique and distinct vocals

Postby andybeau » 19 Jul 2017 16:05

From the late 70s
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