Singers you like


Let's just post some videos and talk about vocal. I don't like many singers, but those that I do I really do.
Here I go to start:
http://youtu.be/3OGST44Bq_I
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Loreena McKennitt is very musical, I can see why you like her.

Only current vocalists have good audio and video, consequently I chose Sade; she makes a very appealing video, and I like this vocal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB8EUs5NFLM
Yeah, me too.
One more by Loreena. Powerful stuff.
http://youtu.be/ejfVldn_1e8

Dusty Springfield "The Look Of Love".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAIsTc_zPlg

Not for me really, be it voice or looks. By the way, Sade's "Lovers' Rock" album has a few very nice songs, I even have this cd.
Sarah Vaughan You Tube Montreal 83 Send in the clowns
I used to like Sarah Vaughan when I was much younger, haven't heard her for quite some time. Maybe I should.

Anita O'Day is the epitome of a jazz singer, and this is my favorite by her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGyYy4GAa14

She's also got a lot of style. Here she sings a song I don't particular care for, but when she she sings it; it's boss.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agp2on83hrA&feature=related

I liked the second selection better than the first. I particularly liked the instrumentation and the music.
Needfree I have a recording of her with Count Basie in 1981. It was re-mastered on XRCD. Send in the Clowns is included and it is a stunning performance. Sarah at the top of her game although her voice got a bit smokier as she aged her artistry became more masterful.
Sarah Vaughn, now you're talking! Here's another great:

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=_G0qKQTGCWk
Neo-classical, anyone?
Dark.
http://youtu.be/Rf7uHcEPiDI
Sarah Vaughn did a take on "I'll Be Seeing You" that didn't make it to Live at the Tivoli but did to a budget CD called the Ultimate Sarah selected by Dee Dee Bridgewater. At 5:05 it is almost acapella backed up with a subdued trio. I am not sure I have heard anyone else maintain a song with so little else going on and make it sound so wonderful.
A little heads up about Sarah Vaughan she never sang a song the same way twice. Her Montreal 83 rendition is one of the best performances I know of. Also you tube James Brown and Pavarotti, not sure about the spelling, this is a mans world. Stellar performance.
Just received two awesome CDs today from B&N. Both with unique singers and voices.

1. The Staple Singers - The Best of the VEE-JAY years.
A young staples family. Very unique sound. Great songs. Great CD cover photo. Miss Marvis as a teenager!

2. Erich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orch - ROUND-UP
This is an awesome CD, great western themes and music. The great Frankie Laine doing Vocals. This is truly America's Classical Music. You ain't got it, git it! I ordered the SACD version, but received the red-book version, even it has 'warning' labels on it concerning volume. It's a Telarc, so the difference between sacd and redbook is nil. Outstanding Sound. Be sure your high-end speakers can take it. :)