Topic: RS Magazine Top 100 Vocalists

What do you think of Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the top 100 vocalists?

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Re: RS Magazine Top 100 Vocalists

You mean this list: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/covers … 2/page/103

I think it's BS, like all other Rolling Stone lists and everything else it prints...they're either stuck intrenchably in the 1970s or featuring modern mtv crap rock/pop...I've got no use for that magazine.

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Re: RS Magazine Top 100 Vocalists

Hey all,

Here's the list:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/covers … 2/page/103

The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time

... and the list of voters...

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/covers … s/page/101

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Re: RS Magazine Top 100 Vocalists

Yeah, these list are somewhat useless, in the sense that someone at number 546 on the list might be a pivotal inspiration to you. It's really about selling magazines - something to read while waiting for a train. At least they said 'greatest', and not 'best'. There's a whole other can of worms around who is a 'good' singer. ;-)

Interesting fodder.

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Well, I don't know, the list looks pretty good to me.  I could quibble--John Lennon is a bit too high, and putting Johnny Cash ahead of Van Morrison seems wrong, but all in all it's solid.

Who could argue with Aretha?

Jersey Jack
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Re: RS Magazine Top 100 Vocalists

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/24200601

I liked the list, but initially couldn't figure out why it didn't include newer singers, who are technically superior in many ways.   So, here's the article on Rolling Stone's opinion on what makes a great rock singer.

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i have also found it intrestring that Dio, Dickinson, Halford, Ms. Wilson, Tate and the likes are not mentioned.

Ancora Imparo

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How can you really pick the top singers? If they want a true list, they need to ask EVERYONE in the world who has ever listened to music their opinion. Then you will also get great singers from say Asia, China, Australia...The voice portrays such artistry that it would be hard for me to pick even my top ten as I tend to look at singer's voices as colors of a palate and I like to paint a lot;) That is why I try to listen to as many different vocalists as possible. In fact, I am diggin that band Thriving Ivory right now, and I also just picked up the new G n' R, and I think I'll run out and buy the Amy Winehouse box set.

Jaime Vendera
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Let's face it, folks.  RS pulled together to do what?  To sell magazines.  They play into childish notions and needs. Like an accident on the freeway unless you have a strong will, you just gotta look. In this case, however, it isn't morbid curiosity, but a compulsion to validate one's views in comparison with others which inevitably leads to a 'taste's great/less filling' argument.  It all comes down to ego, in the end. 
We're heading into the season of Top 10 of '08 lists.  What if you could see these and simply take it as another's opinion without feeling the need to agree, or disagree?  What if you just didn't give a damn?  In the end, it's empty and meaningless anyway.  Give it a rest.  Please.

Re: RS Magazine Top 100 Vocalists

Rock,
What's up? It's been a while, how're you? And I actually don't give a damn, but since the topic was asking for views on the list, I gave mine tongue

Jaime,
Asia includes China big_smile

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hahaha, thanks for correcting me Conrete;) I should've said Europe and France;)_

Jaime Vendera
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I'm doing just fine, Concrete.  How are you?  Condolences to you, and your countrymen on the tragic events in Mumbai.  Give peace a chance, eh?  Maybe Lennon's "Imagine" should be given some serious air time in certain places.

Rock

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Rolling Stone has never "gotten it" when it comes to what Rock n Roll is really all about. The magazine is made up of VERY narrow minded (musically) people who somehow think Iggy Pop is a great "singer". I mean c'mon Bjork is ahead of Karen Carpenter on that list? Say what you will about The Carpenters music but Karen's voice was superbly superior to many of that list.

Rolling Stone magazine has never really gotten out of it's 1970's mentality.

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I'm doing okay Rock, thanks for the wishes. For once, the United States' intervention in this matter seems to have done some good for us, as in, goading our neighbour into doing more than just 'officially condemning' the incident. But my feeling is, there shall only be some token action taken to mollify the international community, which may not hamper the offenders much but instead provoke a strong backlash in future. Excuse my cynicism, it's part of our mental makeup now. But anyway, this is not a political forum, so I should stop this line of conversation.

On topic, @the post above, I love Karen Carpenter's voice smile

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I'm with Jamie with his comment on having a difficult time picking my top ten.
And also with Rock who said it's "empty and meaningless".

But I have to add, what about all the excellent vocal instructors who have TRAINED, TOURED, and otherwise "worked" with these singers - not only those listed, but many other excellent vocalists as well.

Something in my opinion that should be considered !
Many (perhaps not all on that list), wouldn't be where they are today without the instructors...

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Re: RS Magazine Top 100 Vocalists

Hi Rock, Jaime, NP smile Was just discussing how meaningless the '08 countdown (and all the others) have been with my 13 year old daughter a few days ago.. Its a matter of personal taste unless you are the puppet of a conglomerate with an agenda. In my younger and more naive years the "choices" that were supposed to reflect the taste of the "public" angered me...now these lists are a source of wry amusement smile

Ancora Imparo

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I have got this from the net. Check this out!!

1. Freddie Mercury (Queen, Solo)
2. Jackie Wilson
3. Jeff Buckley
4. Sam Cooke
5. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin, Solo)
6. Ian Gillan (Deep Purple, Solo)
7. Steve Perry (Journey, Solo)
8. Roy Orbison
9. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Solo)
10. Clyde McPhatter (Drifters, Dominoes, Solo)
11. Elvis Presley
12. Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
13. Marvin Gaye
14. Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle)
15. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden, Solo)
16. Stevie Wonder
17. Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Solo)
18. Al Green
19. Tim Buckley
20. Tony Williams (Platters)
21. Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
22. Smokey Robinson
23. Curtis Mayfield
24. Roger Daltrey (The Who, Solo)
25. Roy Hamilton
26. Solomon Burke
27. Little Willie John
28. Michael Matijevic (Steelheart)
29. Little Richard
30. Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, Queen)
31. Roy Khan (Kamelot)
32. Burton Cummings (The Guess Who, Solo)
33. Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings, Solo)
34. Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
35. Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations, Solo)
36. Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)
37. Brad Delp (Boston)
38. Dennis DeYoung (Styx, Solo)
39. Wilson Pickett
40. Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)
41. Joe Cocker
42. Ben E. King (The Drifters, Solo)
43. Luther Vandross
44. Carl Wilson (Beach Boys)
45. Van Morrison (Them, Solo)
46. Peter Cetera (Chicago)
47. Richard Manuel (The Band)
48. Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers, Solo)
49. Barry White
50. Levi Stubbs (Four Tops)
51. Eric Burdon (Animals, War, Solo)
52. David Ruffin (The Temptations, Solo)
53. Billy Joel
54. David Bowie
55. Axl Rose (Guns N Roses)
56. James Brown
57. Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
58. David Byron (Uriah Heep)
59. Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire)
60. Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
61. Layne Staley (Alice In Chains, Mad Season)
62. Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
63. Elton John
64. Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
65. Otis Redding
66. Frankie Valli (The Four Seasons, Solo)
67. Jimmy Beaumont (The Skyliners)
68. Prince
69. John Farnham (The Little River Band)
70. Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Perfect Circle)
71. Jim Morrison (The Doors)
72. Rod Stewart (The Jeff Beck Group, Solo)
73. Dion (Dion and The Belmonts)
74. Jimi Jamison (Survivor)
75. Greg Lake (ELP, King Crimson)
76. Del Shannon
77. Philip Anselmo (Pantera)
78. Art Garfunkel (Simon & Garfunkel, Solo)
79. Dennis Edwards (The Temptations)
80. Cedric Bixler-Zavalla (At The Drive In, The Mars Volta)
81. Jimmy Gnecco (Ours)
82. Bono (U2)
83. Neil Diamond
84. Bob Seger
85. Jack Bruce (Cream)
86. Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Mayfield 4)
87. Steve Winwood (Traffic, Solo)
88. Bill Withers
89. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
90. Russell Allen (Symphony X)
91. Todd Rundgren
92. Klaus Meine (Scorpions)
93. Meat Loaf
94. James Taylor
95. Steve Marriott (Humble Pie)
96. Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Solo)
97. Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
98. David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)
99. John Lennon (The Beatles, Solo)
100. John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Solo)

Re: RS Magazine Top 100 Vocalists

Here are them names.
100 Mary J. Blige
99 Steven Tyler
98 Stevie Nicks
97 Joe Cocker
96 B.B. King
95 Patti LaBelle
94 Karen Carpenter
93 Annie Lennox
92 Morrissey
91 Levon Helm
90 The Everly Brothers
89 Solomon Burke
88 Willie Nelson
87 Don Henley
86 Art Garfunkel
85 Sam Moore
84 Darlene Love
83 Patti Smith
82 Tom Waits
81 John Lee Hooker
80 Frankie Valli
79 Mariah Carey
78 Sly Stone
77 Merle Haggard
76 Steve Perry
75 Iggy Pop
74 James Taylor
73 Dolly Parton
72 John Fogerty
71 Toots Hibbert
70 Gregg Allman
69 Ronnie Spector
68 Wilson Pickett
67 Jerry Lee Lewis
66 Thom Yorke
65 David Ruffin
64 Axl Rose
63 Dion
62 Lou Reed
61 Roger Daltrey
60 Björk
59 Rod Stewart
58 Christina Aguilera
57 Eric Bourdon
56 Mavis Staples
55 Paul Rodgers
54 Luther Vandross
53 Muddy Waters
52 Brian Wilson
51 Gladys Knight
50 Bonnie Raitt
49 Donny Hathaway
48 Buddy Holly
47 Jim Morrison
46 Patsy Cline
45 Kurt Cobain
44 Bobby “Blue” Bland
43 George Jones
42 Joni Mitchell
41 Chuck Berry
40 Curtis Mayfield
39 Jeff Buckley
38 Elton John
37 Neil Young
36 Bruce Springsteen
35 Dusty Sprinfield
34 Whitney Houston
33 Steve Winwood
32 Bono
31 Howlin’ Wolf
30 Prince
29 Nina Simone
28 Janis Joplin
27 Hank Williams
26 Jackie Wilson
25 Michael Jackson
24 Van Morrison
23 David Bowie
22 Etta James
21 Johnny Cash
20 Smokey Robinson
19 Bob Marley
18 Freddie Mercury
17 Tina Turner
16 Mick Jagger
15 Robert Plant
14 Al Green
13 Roy Orbison
12 Little Richard
11 Paul McCartney
10 James Brown
09 Stevie Wonder
08 Otis Redding
07 Bob Dylan
06 Marvin Gaye
05 John Lennon
04 Sam Cooke
03 Elvis Presley
02 Ray Charles
01 Aretha Franklin

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