Discussion in 'Music and Recordings' started by Mikoss, Mar 25, 2016.
Thanks Jinxy. Her voice shines through her solo works too.
I think she's been well served by using Dave Stewart as a producer as well.
A couple amazing tracks from Angela Bofill:
Alison Krauss with The Chieftains. Her voice is mesmerizing.
Julie Fowlis - the sweetest Scottish Gaelic speaking voice from the Hebride islands, clear and sparkly like a mountain spring.
From the "Brave" animation OST:
From other albums:
Never heard of this singer, but am wowwed by her voice. It has tinkly/pure timbre in the upper registers, and yet she has a nice breathy bottom (you hear that a little in the 2nd song). If she were singing country in the U.S. with a couple back-up singers, she'd be playing stadiums, easy.
Weelll, there may have been a dozen years of vocal maturation between the first and the second song I posted, from her first album (2005) and her latest (2017). That might account for the changes you're hearing toward the bottom of the scale.
This song & her style in singing don't really move me, though I can't argue with the truth of the central idea. But her voice? That's another matter. I'd like to hear her sing some tunes w/real harmonic & vocal dynamics, soft-to-loud and back. I think there's a helluva lot more in that voice than we hear in this tune.
The timbre and frequency range remind me a bit of Tracy Chapman, another artist whose tunes didn't really get through to me (but the voice sure did).
Next one I really need to look into and get more of is a sweetheart I found when browsing through a collection of royalty-free music at one point. (Somehow the song got lost in some corner of my collection until Shuffle reminded me of it a few minutes ago.)
Johanna Dahl (a.k.a. "Selestine"):
My favorite Enya track.........such soulful music.
Yeah, this is a cover of the Destiny Child's song, but the harmonies kill me.
WARNING: TURN YOUR SOURCE VOLUME DOWN DUE TO THE APPLAUSE START.
Edit: found a live SNL version from Destiny's Child:
This song always gets me...
This late recording by Billie Holiday just destroys me. Her voice is nearly gone. It's pure soul: artistry & pain (she died the following year). Many had hurt this woman, but no one more than herself:
My daughter was actually listening to this one on Spotify...this recording is 'meh', but the studio version is awesome.
She has a lovely voice.
And cute too.
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