Jim Morrison - LA Woman

Gladys Knight - Midnight Train to Georgia

Michael Stipe - The One I Love

Paul Simon - The Boy in The Bubble

Robert Plant - Hey Hey What Can I Do

Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness

Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

Daryl Hall - She's Gone

Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me

Roger Daltry - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground

Kurt Cobain - All Apologies

Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man

Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer

Jerry Cantrell - Would?

Steve Perry - Faithfully

Carole King - So Far Away

Andy Partridge - No Thugs In Our House

John Lennon - Watching The Wheels

Morrisey - The Queen Is Dead

Bryan Ferry - Street Life

Bono - Like A Song...

Jimmy Barnes & Michael Hutchence - Good Times

Paul McCartney - Yesterday

George Harrison - My Sweet Lord

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Sting - Hungry For You

gigabit posted:

Jim Morrison - LA Woman

Gladys Knight - Midnight Train to Georgia

Michael Stipe - The One I Love

Paul Simon - The Boy in The Bubble

Robert Plant - Hey Hey What Can I Do

Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness

Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

Daryl Hall - She's Gone

Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me

Roger Daltry - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground

Kurt Cobain - All Apologies

Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man

Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer

Jerry Cantrell - Would?

Steve Perry - Faithfully

Carole King - So Far Away

Andy Partridge - No Thugs In Our House

 

Gladys, Otis, Daryl and Stevie: great additions. Daryl is such an underrated vocalist. And as much as I love XTC (and I do), I wouldn't have thought to include Andy Partridge in this thread.

robsutherland posted:

Nina Simone – Sinnerman

Nina Simone I Ain’t got No/I’ve got Life

Nina Simone – Four Women

Nina Simone – I Loves You, Porgy

Nina Simone – I put a Spell on You

Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.

But I'll take your Nina and raise you a Lady Day.

  • Strange Fruit
  • God Bless the Child
  • I'll Be Seeing You

Etc.

sunnylea57 posted:

Gladys, Otis, Daryl and Stevie: great additions. Daryl is such an underrated vocalist. And as much as I love XTC (and I do), I wouldn't have thought to include Andy Partridge in this thread.

I was trying to think of an XTC song also, but the closest I could get was Colin's vocals on Making Plans for Nigel. Their genius was song writing and arrangements imho.

I'll try to stop adding more but I thought of this one last night

Ian Curtis (Joy Division) - Transmission (The BBC Sessions)

sunnylea57 posted:

steve8's lists are pretty damned good. I'll add these:

Lowell George - Rock n Roll Doctor (Little Feat) 
Lowell George - Long Distance Love (Little Feat) 
Paul McCartney - Oh Darling (Beatles)
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Robert Plant - Since I've Been Loving You (Led Zep)
Neil Young - The Needle & The Damage Done
Janis Joplin - Summertime

Hey Bomba503.... ^.  

winetarelli posted:

“Georgia On My Mind” - Ray Charles

I honestly cannot believe no one has seconded this. Or even mentioned Ray Charles!  

Apart from Ray (my favorite vocalist of the rock era), here are some others...

”Mr. Pitiful” - Otis Redding

”Can’t Turn You Loose” - Otis Redding 

“Twist and Shout” - John Lennon 

“I Am The Walrus” - John Lennon

”Kozmic Blues” - Janis Joplin

”Get it While You Can” - Janis Joplin

”To Love Somebody” - Janis Joplin 

“Me and Bobby McGee” - Janis Joplin 

“The Letter” (live) - Joe Cocker

”Sweet Thing” - Van Morrison 

“(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” - Jackie Wilson

Blue (album as one cohesive work) - Joni Mitchell

”White Rabbit” - Grace Slick

”Today” - Marty Balin with Grace Slick

”Levon” - Elton John

This list is not exhaustive, even of some of the artists mentioned. Just a few thoughts. 

If non rock-era or way off rock, just a few obvious thoughts:

”St. Louis Blues” (1954 w/ Velma Middleton) - Louis Armstrong (and Velma is very good, too)

”Nessun Dorma” - Luciano Pavarotti (various recordings)

”O Mio Babbino Caro” - Kiri Te Kanawa (1983 Great Performances recording)

irwin posted:

just about anything sung by Renee Fleming.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv9UdtFepdY

Good call.  Opera performances come to mind and there are few references here.  While I do not consider myself an authority of any kind in re opera, i’d say any reasonable fan would suggest an aria by Maria Callas.

While I can’t pop off opera singers on a whim, I’d say any well sung Queen of the Night ari in the Magic Flute night perhaps humble a few singers in this thread.  Ditto a well sung count Aviveno in Esci omai, garzon malnato in il nozze di figaro.

it is my understanding Don Giovanni has some of the best bass singing of all time.

winetarelli posted:
winetarelli posted:

“Georgia On My Mind” - Ray Charles

I honestly cannot believe no one has seconded this. Or even mentioned Ray Charles!  

Apart from Ray (my favorite vocalist of the rock era), here are some others...

”Mr. Pitiful” - Otis Redding

”Can’t Turn You Loose” - Otis Redding 

“Twist and Shout” - John Lennon 

“I Am The Walrus” - John Lennon

”Kozmic Blues” - Janis Joplin

”Get it While You Can” - Janis Joplin

”To Love Somebody” - Janis Joplin 

“Me and Bobby McGee” - Janis Joplin 

“The Letter” (live) - Joe Cocker

”Sweet Thing” - Van Morrison 

“(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” - Jackie Wilson

Blue (album as one cohesive work) - Joni Mitchell

”White Rabbit” - Grace Slick

”Today” - Marty Balin with Grace Slick

”Levon” - Elton John

This list is not exhaustive, even of some of the artists mentioned. Just a few thoughts. 

Levon, undoubtedly. Probably my favorite Elton song.

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