Is China Forbes pitch perfect?


Any Pink Martini fans would probably understand why I ask this question. I just listened to Sympathique's 'Lullaby' song, which is the last song off of the 'Sypathique' release. It is the most hauntingly beautiful vocals I've ever heard in my life. China Forbes voice is without a doubt one of the best female vocals I've ever heard. It's difficult for me to even argue that statement with myself. Could she be pitch perfect? This is obviously my own opinion, but man can she sing.

The Pink Martini song 'Clementine' off of Hang on Little Tomato is a female vocal force to be reconed with. I think she may be the perfect female voice. I realize we all have our favorites but WTF??? This chick is unreal. I don't know what she looks like, but I'm gonna maul her if I meet her.

For any female vocal heads that are unfamiliar with Pink Martini, you should check them out. China Forbes is a talent like no other I've ever heard.
donjr
I agree! I have her two solo albums "'78" and "Love Handle" and she has a marvelous voice. I have never heard any of the Pink Martini stuff, but I do really like her.
'China Forbes is a talent like no other I've ever heard.'

Steady. There are many many female singers alive (and dead also) with utterly supreme out of this world enough to bring a tear to a glass eye vocal skills.
Yes, I agree China Forbes does have a lovely voice though.
Steady. There are many many female singers alive (and dead also) with utterly supreme out of this world enough to bring a tear to a glass eye vocal skills.
Yes, I agree China Forbes does have a lovely voice though.
I agree. Maybe I would say a very lovely voice.
Pink Martini is about as much fun as any music lover will ever find. Their music is so eclectic. China is a phenomenon. Her voice is a gift from God. I regularly enjoy all 4 Pink Martini albums. If you haven't heard them, make the effort! Hang on Little Tomato might be a good place to start. China is a Siren!
Oy vey. I live in Portland, ground zero for the Pink Martini phenomenon. It's amazing that the gestalt of our little city is defined by Tonya Harding, Pink Martini, and having more strip clubs per capita than any other city in America. There's some good stuff going on here as well and that stuff ain't it.
I didn't know about the strip clubs. I know there's some great micro brews.
Not too cool, but I'd love to see China Forbes in one of those strip clubs! She looks as perfect as she sounds.

Dan
Dan, Portland is the place for you; I'll buy the first beer! The good news is that we have some good eye doctors here, as well as hearing specialists.
Have you stopped taking your meds?
They're certainly not treating anyone for glaucoma in Portland. I heard it's similar to Jamaica there.
I'm a big fan of China and Pink Martini but I would say she is uneven, ranging from the good to the excellent. So don't overdo it. An example: the French song about Syracuse (Sicily), track 10 on Hey Eugene, features some ineffective, shakey singing by China (it's a wonderful, show-off-your-stereo song, BTW, but not so much because of CF). That said, she is often excellent.

You know who really rocks on that band - Gavin the trumpeter. He is out of this world good.