Voices you either love or hate...
June 22, 2008 11:26 AM Subscribe
I like singers with strange voices. I don't like novelty songs (e.g. Betty Boop) and I don't like "songs" that are so avant-garde that they're basically noise (e.g. someone screaming into a microphone). So I'm not looking for strange music. I'm looking for traditional (melodic) music sung by singers with non-traditional singing voices. Examples of what I like: Joanna Newsom
, Leon Redbone
, Screamin' Jay Hawkins
, Elaine Stritch
posted by grumblebee to media & arts (106 answers total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
This is obviously a matter of personal taste and interpretation, but I want to find singers with a lot of eccentric character -- not singers that are just putting on a weird act.