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Emmy Lou Harris

 

Oh yes. A friend describes her voice as shrill and piercing, which it may be to some. To me, it's like sand-washed silk.

 

Has anyone mentioned Madeleine Peyroux? Some of her stylings get old, but her voice is great.

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Has anyone mentioned Madeleine Peyroux? Some of her stylings get old, but her voice is great.

 

Why not just listen to Billie Holiday?

 

Wasn't there a singer who sounded like Billie and when she heard her, she said, "If that bitch ain't me, she's dead!"

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Celine has a great voice? I'm going to go shoot myself.

 

Granted it's a mechanical one - measured in PSI and DB but we won't talk about pitch. And I'm not a Madeline Peyroux fan at all. It's almost "cool" to like her for some reason - I don't get it.

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Have I missed a post about Judy Garland and Edith Piaf?

 

In similar style, Elaine Paige is unbelievable.

 

I never enjoyed the sound of Piaf. I considered Judy, but her stuff after 1948 was so bad, I just couldn't excuse it. Liza is similar. Her early stuff showed so much promise, but then she went "reality" on us.

 

Interesting about Judy - her first "hit" Over the Rainbow was arguably the best song she ever did. Peaking at 12 must be tough.

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Interesting about Judy - her first "hit" Over the Rainbow was arguably the best song she ever did. Peaking at 12 must be tough.

 

I'm not a fan but a lot of people would disagree with you, including the audience at the Palladium!!!

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Celine has a great voice? I'm going to go shoot myself.

 

Granted it's a mechanical one - measured in PSI and DB but we won't talk about pitch. And I'm not a Madeline Peyroux fan at all. It's almost "cool" to like her for some reason - I don't get it.

 

 

And she is a dud live.

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Interesting about Judy - her first "hit" Over the Rainbow was arguably the best song she ever did. Peaking at 12 must be tough.

 

I'm not a fan but a lot of people would disagree with you, including the audience at the Palladium!!!

 

They probably would, but in those situations people are saluting a memory, not the reality.

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Interesting about Judy - her first "hit" Over the Rainbow was arguably the best song she ever did. Peaking at 12 must be tough.

 

I'm not a fan but a lot of people would disagree with you, including the audience at the Palladium!!!

 

They probably would, but in those situations people are saluting a memory, not the reality.

 

Her version of 'The Man That Got Away' in A Star Is Born still brings tears to my eyes. Sadly, all the YouTube versions that I tried to link to are as a much-older, less-impressive Judy.

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Celine has a great voice? I'm going to go shoot myself.

 

Granted it's a mechanical one - measured in PSI and DB but we won't talk about pitch. And I'm not a Madeline Peyroux fan at all. It's almost "cool" to like her for some reason - I don't get it.

 

 

And she is a dud live.

 

Conversely, Elaine Paige is hard to capture on record.

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Celine has a great voice? I'm going to go shoot myself.

 

Granted it's a mechanical one - measured in PSI and DB but we won't talk about pitch. And I'm not a Madeline Peyroux fan at all. It's almost "cool" to like her for some reason - I don't get it.

 

 

And she is a dud live.

 

She's played the local jazz fest here twice and was underwhelmed both times.

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