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16-06-2018, 12:25 AM
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Singers and singer-songwriters

Okay, new thread. One I've been toying with for a while.

The biggest thing I noticed whilst I was relaying my albums thread on here was the interest in singer-songwriters. The contributors to my thread overwhelmingly popped up when mention of a great songwriter appeared in my list....Dylan, Morrison, Springsteen etc.

I'm starting this thread to highlight any of your favourite songwriters which you may wish to speak about or post videos from. But, it's not limited to songwriters - we can share our thoughts on some of the best singers too.
For instance, my first choice had not one single album in my Top 1000 but I rate him as one of the greatest singers ever, mainly as he was known mainly as a singles artist. But what an amazing voice...Here's Andy Williams:



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16-06-2018, 01:10 AM
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Don't think you can have thread about singer songwriters without Paul Simon. This is Graceland taken from the eponymous album, perhaps one of the best albums ever written?

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16-06-2018, 04:11 AM
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Roy Orbison

In dreams.

https://youtu.be/TPqZs7Vl_xg
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16-06-2018, 11:02 AM
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I am going for Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong and with a name like that you have to be impressed.

Her clarity of voice and lyrics speak for many women. One of our underated singers

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16-06-2018, 11:09 AM
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My favourite singer/songwriter is Peter Gabriel from the group Genesis who started his solo careerr in 1985.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gabriel

I feel moved listening to his music
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16-06-2018, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Bratti ->
My favourite singer/songwriter is Peter Gabriel from the group Genesis who started his solo careerr in 1985.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gabriel

I feel moved listening to his music
Especially this one. His cover of a Magnetic Fields song. Heard this first in an episode of medical comedy Scrubs.

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16-06-2018, 04:36 PM
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I'd have to mention Donovan here.
One of the best, poetry to music.
I just can't choose one song, there are so many.
I think anyone who can write lyrics and compose the music to go with them are amazing.
My Mum could listen to a tune and play it on the piano immediately. I wish I could know a musical instrument so well that I could know how it would sound without thinking!
To sit down and write a story is clever but to write music is true talent, I think.
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16-06-2018, 04:56 PM
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Re: Singers and singer-songwriters

Originally Posted by Judd ->
Don't think you can have thread about singer songwriters without Paul Simon. This is Graceland taken from the eponymous album, perhaps one of the best albums ever written?

Paul Simon is one of my favourite songwriters. Here are a couple more great songs...



and this one never fails to send shivers down my spine,

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For sheer songwriting brilliance, Joni Mitchell takes a lot of beating, especially those first six albums.




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