I got a bunch of great responses to my random question about who your favorite singer is. So many choices!
So--let's narrow it down a bit. First off--my top three choices, from my list of (counting)13 singers: Barbra Streisand, Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell. In that order. Ella Fitzgerald made the list, along with people like Sinead O'Connor, Chrissie Hynde, Shelby Lynne, Tricia Yearwood, Rosemary Clooney, and Karen Carpenter.
Now--your replies, with vote tallies:
WOMEN with 2 votes:
WOMEN with 1 vote:
Emmy Lou Harris
k d lang
Not a bad list at all. Good work, people! Now for the gents, none of which received more than one vote:
Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Nusrat Fata Ali Khan
Not a bad lineup there, with some really distinctive voices and great song stylists.
SO--I'm going to do a poll! I'll put it in the sidebar for a month. For the women, I'll do the top four vote-getters. Then everyone can just vote and we'll see which singer tops the pops!
Now for the men, I'll need some help--as no one got more than one vote, and I didn't have any male singers on my list so my vote doesn't count, I'll ask everyone to vote for their top male singer from the list above. Go to it, people! When I get four top vote-getters, I'll do a male singer poll too. Until then, it's LADIES' NIGHT! Oh yes the music's right, oh yes it's ladies' night, oh what a night! (oh what a night)