Originally Posted by Ian Williams
Yes, Kate is great and love her style! By the way, thanks to you - I started using those smiling faces, to break the routine.....:-)
Cheers Ian. No doubt I overuse them, but given that I like to kid around and how easy it is for people to misunderstand each other on the web, I figure it's better to be safe than sorry.
Kate has a really appealing quality about her voice - heaps of charm. I love singers with that X factor like her and John Lennon. And, of course, Freddie conquered the world with a charm offensive we'll sadly never see again.
Every now and then vocalists come up with emotional performances that are often not technically impressive but have knocked my socks off, like:
John Cale's version of Heartbreak Hotel
Marianne Faithfull singing Why'd Ya Do it
and Sister Morphine
BB King singing anything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sMWTqUuSh4
Melanie Safka in Candles In the Rain
Robert Plant in Since I've Been Loving You
Joe Cocker's cover of A Little Help from My Friends
Elton singing Candle In The Wind
Peter Gabriel singing Stagnation
when he was with Genesis.
Janis Joplin in Ball and Chain
Drums are great but, deep down, great vocal performances are the ultimate for me. I'll probably get beaten up for saying this :)