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Love these guys…

… I have always loved Katie Melua, it pisses me off that she gets slagged by moron YouTube trolls who claim she can’t sing… WTF!?… the woman has and amazing voice…

… the guy playing the piano behind Katie is Mike Batt… I’ve loved his music even longer than Katie’s, because he’s been around much longer…

… these guys are recent discoveries… love them to bits!


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Roger Waters is an astonishing, towering genius… the first song here, ‘When the Tigers Broke Free’, refers, not to four legged tigers, but to German Tiger heavy tanks, which were, initially, virtually unstoppable horror weapons…


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Adore Natalie Merchant (: She has a gorgeous, powerful voice, she writes heart-wrenchingly beautiful, intelligent, though often sad, songs, and she is one of the sexiest dancers I have ever seen (:

… she also, obviously, has a very strong personality… I saw her once, on a TED special, where she started singing, and the audience got all excited, and started clapping along, and Natalie stopped singing, and yelled words to the effect of ‘hey, dorks, you are geeks, I’m a singer, please stop your out-of-time clapping and let me sing!’ The audience was suitably cowed (:


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Once Upon a Time in The West came out when I was 10. The music, Ennio Morricone’s music, made me cry, and has made me cry ever since. This is (soprano) Susanna Rigacci, performing the title theme… though not the original singer of the theme, she is better… her voice is a force of nature, towering over an entire orchestra…

… here is a much shorter, just as gorgeous, understated version by Steffi Vertriest…

… and here’s a theremin version…

… I adore the theremin, I find it and theremin artists to be almost magical/unfathomable in a fabulous, retro-futuristic way. Katica Illennyi is actually a classically trained violinist, who seems to play theremin as a side-gig  (:


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I absolutely adore (adore, adore) Girl in a Coma! I’ve done paintings of them;

https://orijinalchris.com/2013/11/19/girl-in-a-coma/

https://orijinalchris.com/2013/11/23/nina/

and, on Instagram, received ‘likes’ and comments from two of the band members…


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Love the crunchy sound and Halsey’s beautiful voice…

… love Daughter, love their anthemic/crescendo-type, fabulous music, also really love KEXP’s beautiful, high quality music vids…

I fell instantly in love with Elizabeth Fraser’s voice (Cocteau Twins) the moment I first heard it (decades ago), as I often do with singers I never stop loving… don’t bother trying to understand what she’s saying, it’s often gibberish, just let her gorgeous, gorgeous (soprano) voice fill your heart…

… Rosie Thomas was another instant love… so gorgeous…

… oh, oops, another amazing Maria McKee song/performance… who put this in here?…

 

 


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Although I found most of Couer De Pirat’s music too poppy for my tastes, her soundtrack for ‘Child of Light’ blew me completely out of the water! It is like the work of an entirely different person of an entirely greater magnitude of talent. Be prepared to cry…

… here’s something equally gorgeous, but totally different… Ann Hampton Callaway has an astonishing voice…

… Ingrid Michaelson has everything going for her, she’s gorgeous, funny, clever, and fabulously talented…