Pam at http://postcardpam.blogspot.com/ has posted something she nicked from another blog (Kate takes five?) about 'your top five male singers' and I have been thinking about it for a little while. Or it might be top five albums or cd's.......anyhoo....not bands, just male singers. Which is harder than it sounds y'know.....I mean I love lots of bands, many of whom have great vocalists, and yet if you don't include bands and just concentrate on independent vocalists the field is narrowed down somewhat. Anyway I am not going to limit myself to five ('cos yes...I am the Queen of everything and you are not the boss of me....) and I am going to add to this list as I think of people, but in order to make a start I begin with .....
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine, which is a wonderful wonderful album that my daughter now loves just as much as I do. I drove all the way to London and back just to see him in concert many years ago, which for me was a big deal. Worth it though.....
Next up is Rufus Wainwright - Rufus does Judy. Good old 'belting them out' voice.
Add to the mix any Frank Sinatra/Brook Benton/Nat King Cole.
Possible some Barry White. Jackson Brown. Peter Gabriel.
John Martyn - Solid Air.......the most amazingly atmospheric voice/music.
Crikey this is going to be harder than I first thought. I will return.
This is me returning later. My mister has just given me a cd he bought for me as a blast from the past that I used to love years ago.....aaaaaahhhh ....some funk people...........I give you Johnny Guitar Watson!