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Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« on: May 28, 2021, 10:13:51 PM »
Gruff Rhys encapsulates this for me. He's no octave spanning technical power house of a singer, but I could listen to him sing the phone book in his mellifluous style, his voice just relaxes the brain. Lovely tunes help mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usGdERPWoPU&ab_channel=GruffRhysGruffRhysOfficialArtistChannel

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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 10:36:46 PM »
James Taylor? Very easy on the ear.

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 12:16:51 AM »
Karen Carpenter - I've never heard a voice hit low notes so effortlessly and still sound beautiful.

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 12:17:51 AM »
Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Carl Wilson.

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 12:21:09 AM »
Billie Eilish, Billie Marten, Tessa Violet, Nena, Julia Stone and her brother Angus, Peter Paul and Mary
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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 12:26:32 AM »
Joni Mitchell. It’s like honey being drizzled into my ears*

*not literally, that would be hideous

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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 12:28:38 AM »
Gotta be Mark Hollis for me, especially later Talk Talk and his solo album. Often a very subtle performer, barely understandable at times, but just one of the most comforting voices I've ever heard.
Inside Looking Out might be my favourite performance of his.

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2021, 12:31:42 AM »

Hope Sandoval has the most bestest voice ever.

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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2021, 12:56:09 AM »
Edda Dell'Orso, Hako Yamasaki, Nara Leao, Dionne Warwick

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2021, 01:15:48 AM »

And let's not forget Phil Minton.

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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2021, 01:16:43 AM »
Emmylou Harris
Rachael Goswell
Bobbie Gentry

Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2021, 02:16:28 AM »
Emmylou Harris has a voice that could make a grown man cry. She sounds so beautifully sad. And agreed about Gruff Rhys. Early Catatonia as well before Cerys fucked up her voice, it has a rather ethereal quality to it. Especially on the 93-94 EPs.

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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2021, 03:53:53 AM »
Tracyanne Campbell

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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2021, 05:36:06 AM »
Judee Sill

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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2021, 08:12:17 AM »
Liz Harris
Julianna Barwick

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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2021, 08:23:17 AM »
Joni Mitchell. It’s like honey being drizzled into my ears*

*not literally, that would be hideous

By around Court and Spark, yeah - she could be quite shrill up to that point.

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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2021, 08:38:21 AM »
Sandy Denny. My favourite singer.

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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2021, 08:55:46 AM »
Nick Drake.

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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2021, 08:58:46 AM »
Jenn Wasner
Paul Buchanan

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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2021, 09:01:13 AM »
Sam Cooke, Al Green, Stevie Wonder

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« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2021, 11:23:33 AM »
Betty Davis
Roxanne Clifford
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2021, 11:43:49 AM »
Harriet Wheeler from The Sundays. A voice I can never tire of.

On a similar tack, I've got into the new album from Subsonic Eye and their singer has a lovely voice and a really nice way of gliding from one note to another. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvSD0HZ21pY

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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2021, 12:12:02 PM »
Bobby Wratten i've always found soothing, there's little bits of Field Mice songs i'd play over and over again because I enjoyed his intonation.

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« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2021, 01:59:27 PM »
Mimi parker from Low, so sombre yet comforting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNmuVPl8o8I

Iris Dement has such an expressive voice, here with Emmylou Harris for double voice pleasantness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FikZwgj89HI

Not singing, but I could listen to PJ Harvey talking for hours, her soft Dorset accent is a delight.

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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2021, 02:22:49 PM »
Well I like Rufus Wainwright

I like John Grant

I like Christian Gerhaher

I like Arooj Aftab

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« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2021, 02:27:32 PM »
I've developed a fondness for Mark Lanegan as well. The leathery old growler could make a phone book sound sexy.

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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2021, 03:30:35 PM »
Harry Nillson
Kevin Ayers
Nat King Cole
Ella Fitzgerald
Dusty Springfield
Emitt Rhodes
David McAlmont
Bernard Cribbins


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Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2021, 03:42:01 PM »
Edward Droste of Grizzly Bear.


Peggy Lee.


Thom Yorke of Radiohead.


Antwaun Stanley (sometime with Vulfpeck)

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« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2021, 03:48:27 PM »
Karen Carpenter - I've never heard a voice hit low notes so effortlessly and still sound beautiful.

This. Amazing voice.

Re: Singers with incredibly pleasant voices
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2021, 04:09:51 PM »
Yeah, Karen Carpenter had a voice like an incredibly rich chocolate sponge cake.

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