Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice


Just got done watching "The Sound Of My Voice" a documentary about Linda Ronstadt.

What an excellent, well done and fantastic ode.

I must confess, I'm pretty biased.  Linda holds a special place in my heart and soul.  Wanting to hear her albums better, (higher fidelity), is what got me into high-end audio.


I also had several firsts that are related to her:

1st female vocalist that got me into that female vocalist genre of music, (my favorite)

1st celebrity crush

1st concert ever attended

1st celebrity autograph


Needless to say, she is a special artist and IMHO, the best female voice to ever grace Rock-N-Roll.  She did it her way and without compromise.

She catalyzed so many talents; Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Karla Bonoff, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, JD Souther and many more.  She also was able to cross pollinate many styles of music.

It's so very sad that she developed Parkinson's.  Wish she was still able to sing and perform, but she leaves behind a great catalog of music.

If you get a chance to see this, please do...it's wonderful.  Highly recommended!

LOVE you Linda!!!
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Too bad Linda never collaborated with Los Lobos!
... She recently took advantage of this "airing of her life" about her to voice a political opinion: that disappointed me - not because I agree or disagree with her, but because it just cheapened my opinion of her. Sorry - but I just don't believe recent re-popularity builds credibility. We all have opinions and I am disappointed that her "last hurrah" might be a political opinion...
Why not a simple "Thank You" to fans who idolize her, her talent and the memories tied to their life by hearing her sing her music...
GREATEST SINGLE RECORDED VOCAL PERFORMANCE: WHEN WILL I BE LOVED (SO from the heart...)
Political opinions, which we all have and a right to, aside, Ms. Ronstadt has my vote for female vocalist of the '70's. IMO she has transcended all genre of music she has so graciously shared with us. I continue to enjoy her varied catalog of music, and yes I had a crush on her in the 60's, which continues to this day. Listen to Linda and the Stone Poneys "Different Drums" and if it does not bring memories of the believability and honesty in a vocal performance I do not know what will (IMHO). She has many songs that evokes memories and passion in us all, to include "When Will I Be Loved".

OMG she brings back to when I was a teenager in Astoria ,hanging out at the local pizza place .Long ,Long Time ,is her song I remember  with joy and sorry..My first love Lisa  crushed my young heart ,but I will always love her anyway ,lol.But I love all of her albums ,I have everyone on cd .I had them most of them on Lp.But sold them .Luckily  when I got back into Albums  again ,I bough a collection from a lady and got alot of her 70s n 80s stuff in mint condition again .Her voice in my mind is Second to None.

IF you don’t want the context and understanding for her views just stick to the mainstream country rock
hits. IF you want a deeper understanding of her art and views, dig deeper. Her views on racism and the environment are not new. Alexa play me some soft jazz created by an apolitical bot with no history, context, beliefs or passion...,