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Old 07-06-2017, 05:53 PM   #101
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People have a pretty rosy retrospect here. It's as though people are actively avoiding showing a recency bias.

Or perhaps it's just age:
I would say its mostly age. Most of us here are old farts Music is much more generational than any other art form. I am very ignorant of the music of the last 30 years. I know and love the music I grew up with but have no interest or knowledge of whatever it is the kids are listening to these days. When I do hear something new (or old) that I like I do seek it out but there isn't much that has spun that dial in quite a while.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:04 PM   #102
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I was going to mention this, along with the fact that there are good singers outside of Jazz.

Thread took a heavy dip with some of the more recent picks, so I won't make a joke about picking a certain singer for value, since it's possible she can pop up now.
There's so much subjectivity with this that it's almost impossible to criticize any pick. I picked Buffer as a facemelter in a draft that I didn't take all that seriously.

I was pretty surprised to see Beyonce last this long. Hell there's still a female vocalist that's around that shouldn't. I'm sure she'll be picked before I get her.

I also perceive voice as a talent not necessarily just something that sounds nice which is why I picked Michael Winslow. I didn't pick up for his normal voice. I picked him for what he's capable of doing with it. I can't think of anybody who can do what he does.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:10 PM   #103
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Another thing about this draft that is interesting is this question.

Is it the singer or the song?

Some singers can make almost any song sound great and some songs can make almost any singer sound great. There is a fine line here.

I took Neil Young for instance. But I don't wanna hear Neil Young do covers just like I don't wanna hear anyone else cover Neil Young songs. I don't know the answer. But I know I am choosing voices that I personally like to listen to.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:28 PM   #104
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There's so much subjectivity with this that it's almost impossible to criticize any pick. I picked Buffer as a facemelter in a draft that I didn't take all that seriously.
I believe it is fact that there are good singers who are under 40 today. What a sad world it would be if that wasn't true.

I was also making reference to singers who are dead, but not Jazz, so it's not only age, but actual taste in music.(I'm more classically inclined than Jazz inclined)

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I also perceive voice as a talent not necessarily just something that sounds nice which is why I picked Michael Winslow. I didn't pick up for his normal voice. I picked him for what he's capable of doing with it. I can't think of anybody who can do what he does.
For sure, the voice that means the world to one person is atonal trash to another. It is subjective and admittedly, I shouldn't pick on it too harshly.

To get to the level that you can hold down a set of tunes for hours on end takes far more practice than people realize, and surely, doing that day in, day out, album after album, is an incredible feat of talent culminated from years of practice. So, even if someone dismisses a singer as "no talent," I prefer to consider the decades of practice that "no talent" put in.

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Another thing about this draft that is interesting is this question.

Is it the singer or the song?

Some singers can make almost any song sound great and some songs can make almost any singer sound great. There is a fine line here.

I took Neil Young for instance. But I don't wanna hear Neil Young do covers just like I don't wanna hear anyone else cover Neil Young songs. I don't know the answer. But I know I am choosing voices that I personally like to listen to.
It's a good point. I'd certainly consider Plant the voice of Led Zeppelin. It would possibly work without his voice, but that music is so ingrained with his voice that any other singer covering the band just sounds wrong. There's a few undrafted examples here that I feel are the same.

There are some songs that are so technically difficult that few can ever dream of covering them appropriately.

Then there are other songs that are so simple and universal that anyone can sing it, and oddly, many songs that are nearly impossible to sing as the original are covered to amazing effect by mere mortals.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:36 PM   #105
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Skip me...I'll be home later
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:01 PM   #106
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The greatest actor of his generation reads one of the great poets:

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Old 07-06-2017, 09:08 PM   #107
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Round 7:

You want current? Here you go:

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London Grammar is a British trio that is all over the English charts these days. Haven't really made a big dent Stateside yet, but Hannah Reid's vocals leading the way, I can't imagine them not being successful here.

Reid has an incredible range, but it's her low register that just kills me. Beautiful.





That last one if them interpreting Chris Isaak's wicked Game. Just amazing. The ending gives me chills.

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Old 07-06-2017, 09:11 PM   #108
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I will go with another actor in one of my favorite films of all time. The voice-over, a Malick trademark, by Linda Manz makes Days of Heaven unforgettable.





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Old 07-06-2017, 09:18 PM   #109
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That's a nice pick, John.


Anyone want to go 15 rounds? I'm having a hard time cutting my list down to ten!
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:26 PM   #110
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That's a nice pick, John.


Anyone want to go 15 rounds? I'm having a hard time cutting my list down to ten!
I'm game.

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Old 07-06-2017, 11:49 PM   #111
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Round 6

Roy Orbison

I didn't expect Roy to last this long? Just a spectacular voice with phenomenal range. This guy can sing with feeling.
All this! He could have easily gone in the first round.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:58 PM   #112
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Round 7 pick. Again, this is someone that needs no introduction – a comedy genius with the perfect voice that knew when and how to use it - Curly Howard. His voice is more famous than God's. Or any singer for that matter. And so much more enlightening and entertaining.

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Old 07-07-2017, 12:04 AM   #113
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:19 AM   #114
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Round 8 pick. For a young kid, when he started out, his voice was unbelievable for one so young, and so suited for the blues that he is just a Natural. Johnny Lang:





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Old 07-07-2017, 12:49 AM   #115
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Round 8:

Can't go by without having some country in here...

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One of the most beautiful voices that has ever existed. I don't care if you're not a country music fan...how could anyone not absolutely love Emmylou's voice?







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Old 07-07-2017, 12:54 AM   #116
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I picked one of Emmylou's Albums in a best of Albums draft. One reason was her haunting and beautiful voice. Great Pick.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:02 AM   #117
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:42 AM   #118
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woo woo wooo wooo wooo Curly was soitently on my list as well
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:16 AM   #119
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More than happy to go extra rounds. Haven't even got to the good stuff yet.

Pick # 8

The iconic voice of my childhood:

W. C. Fields


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Our picks, Phat, are a match made in heaven:


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Old 07-07-2017, 03:05 PM   #121
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Our picks, Phat, are a match made in heaven:


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He could have easily gone in the first round.
No doubt. I can't believe my top picks are still available.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:35 PM   #123
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I will never pick late 80s - to now female vocal gymnasts. They do nothing for me.


Looks like we are going 15 rounds!
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:48 AM   #124
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Whose ever turn it was is skipped!
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:35 AM   #125
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I will never pick late 80s - to now female vocal gymnasts. They do nothing for me.


Looks like we are going 15 rounds!
Glad we are going 15! Gives me a chance to fit in more of my categories.
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