Archive for August 2010

“Crazy On You” covered by Inside Out

August 28, 2010


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De-Mixing The Genres

August 14, 2010

ROUND TWO: The Best Male Vocalists Ever

I got lots of feedback on my original list. Several people made really good arguments, including the fact that it’s impossible to mix such a diverse field of genres. So I decided to to with another approach to my favorite male vocalists, this time listed by Genre. See if this strikes you as more fair. (NOTE: I realize many artists could be classified in a different genre, but this was the best way I could manage it!)

POP

R&B/SOUL

1. Paul Carrack wiki | youtube
1. Marvin Gaye wiki | youtube
2. Michael Jackson 2. Stevie Wonder
3. Don Henley 3. Donny Hathaway
4. Phil Collins 4. Ray Charles
5. Sting 5. Sam Cooke
6. Peter Gabriel 6. Seal
7. John Waite, Bad English 7. Luther Vandross
8. Peter Cetera 8. Peabo Bryson
9. Paul McCartney 9. James Ingram
10. Michael McDonald 10. Otis Redding
11. Eric Martin, Mr. Big 11. Al Jarreau
12. Richard Page, Mr. Mister 12. David Ruffin, The Temptations

CLASSIC ROCK
(1960-1989)

CONTEMP. ROCK
(1990+)

1. Steve Perry wiki | youtube
1. Chris Cornell wiki | youtube
2. Joe Elliott, Def Leppard 2. Danny O’Donahughe, The Script
3. Lou Gramm, Foreigner 3. Paul Meany, Mute Math
4. Paul Rodgers, Free/Bad Company/Queen 4. Brandon Flowers, The Killers
5. Brad Delp, Boston 5. Bono, U2
6. Steve Lukather, Toto 6. Doug Robb , Hoobastank
7. Max Carl, 38 Specal 7. Jim Adkins, Jimmy Eat World
8. David Coverdale, Whitesnake 8. Jon Foreman , Switchfoot
9. Steve Winwood, Traffic/Spencer Davis Group 9. Chris Martin, Coldplay
10. David Clayton-Thomas, Blood Sweat & Tears 10. Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol
11. Sammy Hagar, Van Halen 11. Chris Robinson, The Black Crows
12. Brian Johnson, AC/DC 12. Anthony Followill, Kings Of Leon

ALTERNATIVE

COUNTRY

1. Jeff Buckley wiki | youtube
1. Keith Urban wiki | youtube
2. John Mayer 2. Vince Gill
3. Jakob Dylan, The Wallflowers 3. Collin Raye
4. Jason Kay, Jamiroquai 4. Bryan White
5. Rufus Wainwright 5. Ronnie Dunn, Brooks & Dunn
6.  Dave Barnes 6. George Strait
7.  Adam Levine, Maroon 5 7. Lee Greenwood
8.  Jason Mraz 8. Josh Turner
9.  Ben Gibbard, Death Cab For Cutie 9. Ronnie Milsap
10. Rob Thomas 10. Kenny Rogers

JAZZ/CROONERS

OLDIES

1. Mel Torme wiki | youtube
1. Roy Orbison wiki | youtube
2. Nat King Cole 2. B.J. Thomas
3. Sammy Davis Jr. 3. Tony Williams, The Platters
4. Dean Martin 4. Ben E King, The Drifters
5. Michael Bublé 5. Marty Robbins
6. Tony Bennett 6. Felix Cavaliere, The Young Rascals
7. Harry Connick Jr. 7. Johnny Mathis
8. Bing Crosby 8. Jim Reeves
9. Bobby Darin 9. Perry Como
10. Frank Sinatra 10. Bobby Vinton

BOBBY MCFERRIN


Yes, this man has his own Genre. He is one of the finest vocalists who has ever lived, but what the heck category should he be under?! Let’s just post a video of him doing what only he can do and leave it at that.