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To which other vocalists should I be listening?

I recently took up the ukulele, and have been doing well enough that I'm ready to start recording a few of the songs I've learned. A few of my friends have pointed out some interesting things about my voice, and I'd like to explore this a little more as a listener. [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Feb 18, 2015 - 9 answers

Did girl groups ever not sing about love?

What girl groups in the oldies era had popular songs that weren't about romantic love/lust/attraction/dating? [more inside]
posted by bluesapphires on Feb 13, 2015 - 22 answers

Help a hacking amateur singer out?

I'm singing in the chorus of Handel's Messiah tomorrow at Carnegie Hall, and as luck would have it, I seem to have caught a whale of a cold, which by now has more or less calmed down to just a pretty bad cough. I'd rather not collapse in the middle of the Hallelujah Chorus (or any other choruses, come to think of it). Any advice for dealing with a pretty bad cough in the short term when you can't just take to your bed? [more inside]
posted by holborne on Dec 21, 2014 - 8 answers

This rock chick needs more rock chicks to listen to.

I realized recently that a good 90% (at least) of the music I like features male singers. Which then led me to realize that I have fairly specific requirements/tastes when it comes to female singers. Help me find more women who rock! [more inside]
posted by scody on Jan 4, 2014 - 167 answers

truth/data backing up my intuition on gender marketing & music?

I'm about to ask a—perhaps sexist—question about the possible differences in how men and women—broadly speaking—identify with songs in marketing. But first, some set-up. As a branding exercise, I've been working on tackling a fictitious start-up consisting of two fashion retailer brands. One's a men's brand, and one's a women's brand, both part of the same fictitious umbrella corporation. When fleshing out the details of any brand, I like to immerse myself in the environment of that brand as much as possible, approaching it almost like a method actor approaches a role. Part of this process for me is usually creating a playlist of music I identify as feeling right for that brand. Songs I can imagine playing in the store itself. I noticed my thought process behind selecting tracks for the menswear and womenswear brands were entirely different, and I'm wondering if there's any underlying truth or data to support my intuitions. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Aug 2, 2013 - 16 answers

Chansons françaises comme celles de Charles Trenet

Francophone Mefites- what other mid-century French singers should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Jun 4, 2013 - 5 answers

How do you spot an amateur?

How do you spot an amateur in your trade, profession, or hobby? Specifically, what are some examples of things that people without experience do, while attempting what you do or know well, because they don't know any better that make their lack of experience obvious? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Sep 18, 2012 - 266 answers

Ladies sing anthems

Help me find more "anthems" sung by women or female-fronted bands that will get happily stuck in a loop in my head. [more inside]
posted by mostly vowels on Nov 13, 2011 - 52 answers

Who is this older male singer?

I'm trying to remember a male singer who is over 50, possibly Canadian, possibly with mostly white/grey hair. I remember that he has a very very good voice, and I believe he is famous bordering on legendary, though not popular among young people. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Mar 31, 2011 - 216 answers

Who were the Hollywood Jills?

Who were the Hollywood Jills, and where can I find more of their music? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Mar 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Best place to advertise creative/theatre/singing gig in NYC?

A small, cheerful, talented group of strangers will run into my girlfriend & I somewhere in NYC and break into song to help me propose to her. How do I find these fine folks? [more inside]
posted by shazzam on Sep 20, 2010 - 21 answers

Jesus Is Just Alright, Oh Yeah!

How many popular singers and musicians became preachers (or other religious/spiritual equivalents) later in life? [more inside]
posted by amyms on Jun 5, 2010 - 13 answers

Step Aside, I'll Sing This One

Examples of hit songs sung by someone other than the lead singer? [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Dec 16, 2009 - 57 answers

The Birth of Rock and Roll

What was the really good music of the fifties and sixties? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Nov 17, 2009 - 35 answers

Is cheese bad like milk is for singing voices?

It is well-known that opera singers don't drink much milk because it makes phlegm and affects their voices, but what about cheese? Does that cause phlegm?
posted by Quillcards on Sep 17, 2009 - 14 answers

Singers who listen to other songs?

I'm looking for songs in which the singer specifically references listening to another musician, song or album. Please help? [more inside]
posted by Brody's chum on Sep 11, 2009 - 142 answers

Who are the world's greatest singers?

I'm a singer-songwriter and am looking to improve, expand, and hone the use of my voice by listening to recordings (studio or live) of some of the world's greatest singers. I'm looking for suggestions for who to give a listen to. Artists with great voices are obvious and easy to come by, so I'm more interested in suggestions for people you consider masters of interpretation, delivery, phrasing, conveying emotion, etc. I'm also really interested in learning more about the greats beloved in nations other than my own (I live in the U.S.). Thanks!
posted by Hydrophilic on Jan 28, 2009 - 34 answers

Any recommendations for recordings of traditional Mexican ballads by female singers?

Any recommendations for recordings of traditional Mexican ballads by female singers? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 26, 2009 - 6 answers

English listing of artists from promotional video of Chinese 2008 Olympics?

Is there an English listing of all of the artists found in the China 2008 Olympics promotional video/theme? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Voices you either love or hate...

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. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 22, 2008 - 106 answers

The Boss and concert stuff....

What was Bruce Springsteen taking during the show in Atlanta? [more inside]
posted by griffey on Apr 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Recommended German-language singers similar to French language singers

Which German language singers would you recommend for those of us like French singers such as Carla Bruni and Madeleine Peyroux. I tried Ute Lemper but she seemed a tad on the heavy and intense side. Definitely looking for that cool, jazzy feel.
posted by vac2003 on Jan 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Bands with more than one (good) lead singer

Mainstream bands with more than one (good) lead singer? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Mar 31, 2007 - 74 answers

"When Frank Zappa was a little ba-aby, sittin' on his daddy's knee...?" Songs about singers?

Songs about Singers, for folk hero singalong? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Mar 3, 2007 - 24 answers

Where was this article about female jazz sisngers?

Help me find this magazine article. Sometime in the last couple of years there was a critical review of contemporary female jazz singers in which some of the more successful singers (e.g., Diana Krall I think) were unfavorably compared to lesser known singers. Article might have been in the New Yorker or the Atlantic, but I'm not sure.
posted by Jackson on Aug 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Good Duets

What are some good duets? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Aug 18, 2006 - 43 answers

What bands have drummers as lead singers?

What bands have a drummer as a/the lead singer? [more inside]
posted by awegz on Jul 24, 2006 - 66 answers

AC/DC is hard to sing!

Singers... I need your advice on vocal care. [more inside]
posted by SwingingJohnson1968 on Apr 10, 2006 - 23 answers

Funny sounds on MP3's

Anyone else ever notice funny sounds on MP3's with particularily low-pitched male vocals? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Sep 21, 2005 - 8 answers

Recommend some songs with dusky/dusty/scratchy singers?

[MoreMusicFilter] Looking for some songs where the voice (male perferred, female also good) is a dusky/dusty/scratchy kind of timbre. "A catch in the throat" is how I put it in my mind.
posted by e^2 on Nov 10, 2004 - 30 answers

Fado Singers

Wow! I just listened to Amalia Rodrigues for the first time. So who can recommend some other great Fado singers?
posted by rdr on Mar 3, 2004 - 13 answers

What is this song in this commerical for the Toyota Echo?

What is the song/artist in this commercial for the Toyota Echo?
posted by srboisvert on Dec 11, 2003 - 11 answers

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