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woodsprite

(11,951 posts)
157. Probably Cher.
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 11:37 PM
Apr 14

I always used to try to mimic either Julie Andrews, Shirley Jones, or Karen Carpenter when I was young.

K.D.Lang. applegrove Apr 14 #1
Yes, she has a powerful voice. TY applegrove. debm55 Apr 14 #3
my first thought Stardust Mirror Apr 14 #10
100% No contest for me, she's the only one whose voice can bring me to tears. Runningdawg Apr 15 #227
What a voice, so strong but with a slight element of vulerability. marble falls Apr 15 #236
I was so proud as a Canadian when she sang at the Calgary Winter Olympics. applegrove Apr 15 #237
Probably Renee Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa or Dawn Upshaw. Ocelot II Apr 14 #2
Thank you , Ocelot II, Enjoy the music. debm55 Apr 14 #5
Heart's TrueBlueNV Apr 14 #4
Thank you, TrueBlueNV. Ann Wilson also has a powerful voice. debm55 Apr 14 #6
Absolutely! Bayard Apr 15 #161
Mine might be Deborah Harry. Mister Ed Apr 14 #7
TY Mister Ed . I agree with you about Deborah Harry. debm55 Apr 14 #9
Ethereal. blm Apr 14 #152
Me too DBoon Apr 15 #228
Tatiana Shmayluk of JINJER . stonecutter357 Apr 14 #8
TY stonecutter357. Question for you ---her voice was sweet and delicate at the begining. Is that her singing the second debm55 Apr 14 #12
It is 100% Her voice . She did this in one take ! stonecutter357 Apr 14 #19
Get out!!! How does/can she change her voice that much? debm55 Apr 14 #21
Funny you should ask... malthaussen Apr 14 #41
This may help . This Trained Singer Teaches Metal Bands How To Scream , stonecutter357 Apr 14 #146
Ty stonecutter. Your post is very interesting. I watched the video twice. debm55 Apr 15 #232
Ella Fitzgerald Stardust Mirror Apr 14 #11
Thank you Stardust Mirror. Ella "s voice was perfection. debm55 Apr 14 #14
Sarah Vaughan. malthaussen Apr 14 #24
fine fine Stardust Mirror Apr 14 #29
Billie Holliday. And Edith Piaf. AloeVera Apr 14 #83
Edith doing "Ca Ira" is my Bastille Day go-to. malthaussen Apr 14 #110
Tres a propos AloeVera Apr 14 #144
The greatest...and her elecution was perfect demosincebirth Apr 15 #163
She was one in a million. Not Heidi Apr 15 #167
I'm with you on Ella. I'd also add Sarah Vauhan, the other greatest jazz singer. brush Apr 15 #183
OMG - - kid in a candy store ... stopdiggin Apr 14 #13
TY stopdiggin. All of your choices are right on the spot. debm55 Apr 14 #17
i'll only argue about harris. mopinko Apr 14 #89
How dare you! Not Heidi Apr 14 #109
Bonnie Raitt... bahboo Apr 14 #15
TY bahboo. I agree. debm55 Apr 14 #18
Yes! Silver Gaia Apr 14 #26
TY Silver Gala. Bothe wonderful singers. debm55 Apr 14 #112
Linda Ronstadt. House of Roberts Apr 14 #16
Thank You, House of Roberts. I so enjoyed how her voice would change with every song she sang. debm55 Apr 14 #20
Yes! Silver Gaia Apr 14 #30
Me too. nt doc03 Apr 14 #40
Karen Carpenter, hands down. malthaussen Apr 14 #22
TY malthaussen. debm55 Apr 14 #27
No one better ever than Linda. n/t MuseRider Apr 14 #49
TY MuseRider debm55 Apr 15 #171
It would be interesting to hear her cover Minnie Riperton songs. rzemanfl Apr 14 #50
Karen Carpenter was initially a second fiddle to her brother, which you probably knew, but Brother Buzz Apr 14 #72
This is so interesting......thanks for this info. a kennedy Apr 15 #194
Thank you malthaussen. debm55 Apr 14 #80
Patsy Cline- She had a hauntingly pitch perfect voice Brother Buzz Apr 14 #23
Thank you Brother Buzz.. She had a beautiful voice. debm55 Apr 14 #34
how in the heck did we get this far down thread without somebody going there .. ? -(nt)- stopdiggin Apr 14 #147
+33. Harker Apr 15 #209
Oh boy-it's so hard to choose! Alliepoo Apr 14 #25
Carole King would top my list of female singer-songwriters. House of Roberts Apr 14 #39
Thank you Alliepoo, When I was married, that was the first song my husband and I danced to. debm55 Apr 14 #62
TY Alliepoo You can choose all of them. They are all terrific. debm55 Apr 14 #118
Irene Cara.. Permanut Apr 14 #28
Thank you Permanut. Irene Cara did have a wonderful voice. debm55 Apr 14 #66
Linda Ronstadt CanonRay Apr 14 #31
Agree Deuxcents Apr 14 #38
Thank you CanonRay. debm55 Apr 14 #120
debm55......... Upthevibe Apr 14 #32
Thank you , upthevibe. All of your choices are wonderful debm55 Apr 14 #63
Joan Baez rurallib Apr 14 #33
Thank you rualib. Yes, Joan had a beautiful voice. debm55 Apr 14 #67
Norah Jones Sneederbunk Apr 14 #35
Karen Carpenter. Lunabell Apr 14 #36
Hard to name just one. Linda Ronstadt, Karen Carpenter, Trisha Yearwood, Mary Chapin Carpenter rsdsharp Apr 14 #37
Ty rsdsharp. thank you for all of them . RIP Eva Cassidy---what a beautiful voice and song. debm55 Apr 14 #79
My beloved Michelle Kwan FelineOverlord Apr 15 #202
Sting wrote it, and had the hit with it, peaking at #2 on the Billboard AC Chart, rsdsharp Apr 15 #205
Thank you so much FelineOverlordfor the song and Michelle's program. debm55 Apr 15 #216
Laura Nyro, who was also a great songwriter. whathehell Apr 14 #42
TY whatthehell. I agree. debm55 Apr 14 #121
Yes, wasn't she terrific? whathehell Apr 14 #135
Sandy Denny Cartoonist Apr 14 #43
Thank you Cartoonist. debm55 Apr 14 #122
Have you heard Eva Cassidy's cover of that song? consider_this Apr 14 #155
3 if you don't mind AltairIV Apr 14 #44
I was wondering when someone would mention Kate Bush. Lochloosa Apr 14 #68
Ty Lochloosa. debm55 Apr 15 #172
Ty AltairIV debm55 Apr 15 #173
Streisand. Frasier Balzov Apr 14 #45
Ty Frasier Balzov. Tove her voice and and movies. what a talent. debm55 Apr 14 #128
I really like Queen Latifah, K.D. Laing and Carole King... CTyankee Apr 14 #46
TY CTyankee, Agree on all three. I sawCarole King three times with James Taylor. Great concert. debm55 Apr 14 #129
I think I wore out my Tapestry album, I played it so much. I was between marriages, ya know, and it spoke to me... CTyankee Apr 14 #154
TY CTyankee debm55 Apr 15 #169
Another vote for Patsy Cline. Mr.Bill Apr 14 #47
Thank you , Mr. Bill and Mrs. Bill debm55 Apr 14 #53
Laura Branigan. rzemanfl Apr 14 #48
Thank you rzemantl. debm55 Apr 14 #51
Nellie Lutcher (40s blues/pop) Chipper Chat Apr 14 #52
The song is ended Chipper Chat Apr 14 #58
Ty Chipper Chat. debm55 Apr 15 #174
Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner LoisB Apr 14 #54
Great choices, LoisB. TY debm55 Apr 14 #57
How'd we get to #55 without mention of Stevie Nicks?! (Oh & I love nearly all already mentioned as well) hlthe2b Apr 14 #55
Ty hlthe2b. debm55 Apr 15 #176
Sinad O'Connor Goonch Apr 14 #56
Thank You Goonch. Sweet.beautiful voice and soul. May she rest in peace. debm55 Apr 14 #59
Can't pick just one DelMar dem Apr 14 #60
TY DelMar dem debm55 Apr 15 #175
Annie Lennox Delarage Apr 14 #61
TY Delarage. All three are great. debm55 Apr 14 #71
Strange that no one said Whitney Houston (including me). LoisB Apr 14 #64
TY LoisB. Yes Whitney had a beautiful voice. debm55 Apr 14 #70
Cesaria Evora MadLinguist Apr 14 #65
TY MadLinguist . It;s okay to put two. debm55 Apr 14 #69
Annie Haslam, Renaissance! lastlib Apr 14 #73
Chrissie Hynde Ohio Joe Apr 14 #74
TY Onio Joe. debm55 Apr 15 #178
Stevie Nicks and..... LakeArenal Apr 14 #75
Thank you LakeArenal debm55 Apr 15 #179
Stevie Nicks MichMan Apr 14 #76
HAHAHAHAHAHA. I listened to the video post 3 times. TY MichMan. debm55 Apr 14 #127
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa bif Apr 14 #77
TY bif. debm55 Apr 14 #130
Joni Mitchell BoomaofBandM Apr 14 #78
TY. Joni is a treasure. debm55 Apr 14 #119
Judith Durham FuzzyRabbit Apr 14 #81
FuzzyRabbit, thank you debm55 Apr 14 #82
Glad to see that I'm not the only person to recognize Judith Durham. LakeVermilion Apr 14 #87
Completely unique voice. blm Apr 14 #104
Joni Mitchell NNadir Apr 14 #84
TY NNadir. She is right up there with Roberta Flack with my choices. debm55 Apr 14 #117
There are many if..fish..had..wings Apr 14 #85
TY. I didn't like the beginning, but once Holly Cole started singing it was great. debm55 Apr 14 #105
Karen Carpenter! Imalittleteapot Apr 14 #86
Ty imalittleteapot. Very Beautiful voice. Tragic life. debm55 Apr 14 #103
Happy Rhodes justaprogressive Apr 14 #88
TY justaprogressive. The second video really shows her voice range. debm55 Apr 14 #99
haha yes, justaprogressive Apr 15 #198
Janis Joplin. tavernier Apr 14 #90
Ty tavernier, Janis had a very unique voice. debm55 Apr 14 #97
my voice teacher told me to imitate voices i love. mopinko Apr 14 #91
Thank you mopinko. debm55 Apr 14 #96
Hole TexasDem69 Apr 14 #92
Thank you TexasDemDem69 debm55 Apr 14 #95
Aretha Franklin coprolite Apr 14 #93
Agree and welcome to the Lounge. debm55 Apr 14 #94
Aida Garifullina Danascot Apr 14 #98
That is beautiful. Ty Danascot. debm55 Apr 14 #100
Laura Nyro calguy Apr 14 #101
TY Lovely voice. and songs. debm55 Apr 14 #102
Yes. A favorite from back then. brush Apr 15 #184
Shawn Colvin Not Heidi Apr 14 #106
Thank you, Not Heidi. I will do a search on her. debm55 Apr 14 #116
Down the Avalanche BlueSky3 Apr 14 #139
Margo Timmins IowaGuy Apr 14 #107
Ty IowaGuy debm55 Apr 14 #108
100% agree. rubbersole Apr 15 #185
Ty rubbersole. debm55 Apr 15 #195
for warmth, Bette Midler. FOr style, Diana Ross. for belting, Donna Summer, for air raid siren msongs Apr 14 #111
Bravo msongs. debm55 Apr 14 #113
air raid siren...LOL Not a Houston fan. If she would just sing yellowdogintexas Apr 14 #156
Mine is Annie Lennox iwillalwayswonderwhy Apr 14 #114
Ty. I really loved "Sweet Dreams" debm55 Apr 14 #115
Catherine Russell Easterncedar Apr 14 #123
Ty Easterncedar. debm55 Apr 14 #126
Deborah Harry Woodwizard Apr 14 #124
Agree. TY Woodwizard. debm55 Apr 14 #125
so many great voices out there. mopinko Apr 14 #131
Yes , so many and so different and unique in their style and genre. debm55 Apr 14 #137
Carly Simon. Linda Ronstadt. Carole King. 3catwoman3 Apr 14 #132
Wonderful list 3catwoman3 Thank you. debm55 Apr 14 #136
Lucinda Williams cos dem Apr 14 #133
Ty cos dem. Your list is wonderful. debm55 Apr 14 #134
Don't forget BlueSky3 Apr 14 #138
Lady Gaga AkFemDem Apr 14 #140
Ty AkFemDem debm55 Apr 15 #180
Pat Benatar. Different Drummer Apr 14 #141
Barbra Streisand and Rita Coolidge nt aka-chmeee Apr 14 #142
Unsung Divas Keepthesoulalive Apr 14 #143
This message was self-deleted by its author stonecutter357 Apr 14 #145
Loreena McKennitt. greatauntoftriplets Apr 14 #148
Floor Jansen of Nightwish LA Blue Bengal Apr 14 #149
Linda Ronstadt BOSSHOG Apr 14 #150
TY BOSSHOG debm55 Apr 15 #196
Pretenders-Chrissy Hynde. She slays me! Great voice and all around talent. I saw they Learning to Crawl brewens Apr 14 #151
Nina Simone uber alles SYFROYH Apr 14 #153
Probably Cher. woodsprite Apr 14 #157
Thank you woodsprite. debm55 Apr 15 #233
No Dolly Parton??? I can't believe it. I do have a list inside the post though yellowdogintexas Apr 14 #158
Queen Latifah - yes! Not Heidi Apr 15 #164
Yes to all of your choices. Ty yellowdogin texas. debm55 Apr 15 #221
It's hard to believe ... lpbk2713 Apr 14 #159
TY lpbk2713 Loved listening to Gladys Knight as a teen. debm55 Apr 15 #222
Aretha Franklin MaryMagdaline Apr 15 #160
Agree, TY debm55 Apr 15 #224
Margo Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies. rubbersole Apr 15 #162
TY rubbersole. debm55 Apr 15 #177
I have an abundance of favorite female singers. Niagara Apr 15 #165
Ty Niagara debm55 Apr 15 #170
Yw Debbie! Niagara Apr 15 #197
Grace Slick maxrandb Apr 15 #166
Ty yes Grace had a very unique voice. debm55 Apr 15 #168
Surrealistic Pillow was recorded in the cavernous RCA Hollywood Studio Brother Buzz Apr 15 #200
There is a God Botany Apr 15 #181
Thank you Botany. debm55 Apr 15 #188
God has some other fav tunes too. Botany Apr 15 #190
Thanks , Botany debm55 Apr 15 #201
The Queen - Linda Rondstat k55f5r Apr 15 #182
TY k55f5r debm55 Apr 15 #193
Nina Simone, hands down. OldBaldy1701E Apr 15 #186
Thank you Old Baldy1701E debm55 Apr 15 #191
Queen Latifah IbogaProject Apr 15 #187
TY IbogaProject Love her voice and songs debm55 Apr 15 #189
As others have already said Karen Carpenter. a kennedy Apr 15 #192
I agree a kennedy. She was beautiful before trying to lose the weight. debm55 Apr 15 #199
Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Better Midler, Ella Fitzgerald... No Vested Interest Apr 15 #203
TY No Vested Interest. Wonderful singers. debm55 Apr 15 #217
Renata Scotto ! HUAJIAO Apr 15 #204
Thank you HUAJIAO debm55 Apr 15 #223
Do you know who she was? HUAJIAO Apr 16 #240
Joni Mitchell - her voice is so clear and bright; like a bell ringing. patphil Apr 15 #206
Agree. TY patphil debm55 Apr 15 #225
Jo Stafford Layzeebeaver Apr 15 #207
Ty layzeebeaver. debm55 Apr 15 #234
Natalie Merchant needs a mention underpants Apr 15 #208
Wow. wonderful post and Natalie Merchant's voice debm55 Apr 15 #229
Reba McEntire. Elessar Zappa Apr 15 #210
Diana Ross Chainfire Apr 15 #211
Agree, with and with the Supremes. TY Chainfire. debm55 Apr 15 #226
Linda Ronstadt comes to mind, but there are so many!! ailsagirl Apr 15 #212
a little surprise i don't see tori amos here da svenster Apr 15 #213
Ty you for your choices, da svenster. All talented singers. debm55 Apr 15 #220
Besides Joni yesphan Apr 15 #214
TY yesphan, I agree. debm55 Apr 15 #219
Selena TlalocW Apr 15 #215
TY TialocW Selena was a very talented young woman. May she RIP debm55 Apr 15 #218
Aretha Franklin... Mike Nelson Apr 15 #230
Thank you. Mike Nelson. Aretha was the queen. debm55 Apr 15 #239
Retired teacher Skgeer Apr 15 #231
Welcome fellow Nina Simone and Roberta Slack fan! marble falls Apr 15 #235
I am also a retired teacher.and Ilove Roberta Flack debm55 Apr 15 #238
Marian Anderson retread Apr 16 #241
TY retread. Totally agree, debm55 Apr 16 #242
Another vote for Annie Lennox Mad_Dem_X Apr 17 #243
TY Mad_Dem_X debm55 Apr 17 #244
Patsy Cline Emile Apr 17 #245
Thank you Emile debm55 Apr 17 #246
Early Ani DiFranco and LeonidPlanck Apr 17 #247
ty LeonidPlanck debm55 Apr 17 #248
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