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Todays crooner#1

Discussion in 'Radio' started by Spitfire, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Just need some inspiration and input.
    Besides Harry Connick jr., Jamie Cullum and Michael Bubl?©, who are the crooners of 2007?
  2. Check out a guy from Buffalo, NY named Michael Civisca. I have all of his CD's and have seen him perform several times with our local big band. He can really swing! Nice guy too.

    His site is: www.michaelcivisca.com You can hear some of his tracks on it.

  3. Julius Xavier

    Julius Xavier One of the Regulars

    Here's one for you.

    Matt Dusk. He is by far my favorite. He use to be the lounge singer at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. He's great. www.mattdusk.com

  4. I vote for Dusk, Civisca, and Buble.
  5. CanadaDoll

    CanadaDoll Practically Family

    Josh Groban is great, and as a group Il Divo do some good singing too.:)
  6. Mike in Seattle

    Mike in Seattle My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Interesting listening to the samples on the site - he sounds a lot like classic Sinatra.
  7. LadyStardust

    LadyStardust Practically Family

    My God, he's fantastic!! I had never heard of him before, so I'm very grateful for the link and introduction, indeed! I have to agree with Mike above, he sounds almost identical to Sinatra, even with a "clearer" style, I think.
    As for my own suggestion, I'll put up Max Raabe. He's more 30's style, and I can see how he might put people off, but I think he's great.
  8. WOW!

    Thanks for all the links and suggestions. Got to visit my cd-dealer this afternoone.:)
  9. lindylady

    lindylady A-List Customer

    Josh Groban has the voice for crooning, but he hasn't ventured into this style of singing yet. Perhaps he'll explore it in his next album.
  10. Crooner - maybe, maybe not, but just an all-around great pop/Broadway baritone is Richard Muenz (rhymes with "you-uns"). He used to be on Garrison Keillor's American Radio Company out of NYC.

    Richard's bio mentions that he played in Camelot alongside both Richard Burton and Richard Harris. I guess this makes him Richard the Third.
  11. Johnny Boyd

    Johnny's the singer from the band Indigo Swing. The band is no longer together, and Johnny's done a couple of solo runs since then, but they're not quite as good as the stuff with the band. He's still the top crooner in my book, though. I haven't met a girl in the dance scene yet who doesn't just love Johnny Boyd. In fact I've met some who drove over 200 miles to catch his shows. There's no other voice like his.

    Here's a link to a CD site where you can hear some Indigo Swing stuff. I suggest tracks #'s 5 and 13 from Indigo Swing, #'s 3 and 14 from All Aboard, and track #4 from Red Light to get a feel for his "crooning" style.

  12. Dixon Cannon

    Dixon Cannon My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Rod Stewart has been doing a nice job lately. Very listenable compared to some of his previous work.

    -dixon cannon
  13. Chris Isaak... 'nough said. :)
  14. Chris Issak is awesome - though not the model of a crooner. His concerts are the best I have ever seen. I hung out with him after a show several years ago and we talked about our mutal appreciation for jazz legend Chet Baker. Isaak is a super cool guy who never let fame and fortune go to his head.

  15. flat-top

    flat-top My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Make sure you have "We Are in Love" and "Blue Light, Red Light" by Harry Connick Jr. THOSE are the "must have" albums!
  16. Ever hear Max Raabe? The man has a voice that's right out of a 20's record. Almost like Cliff Edwards.
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    I know. Thanks. I think I have all the albums that H.C.jr. has ever produced.
    Not all as good as these two, but what the heck....when you like him, you like him. Never been to a concert though. Hope he soon comes to Europe. Some place near.
  18. Harry rocks! I went to see him back in '95 - fantastic, although I have to say that I preferred his band's set to his as he was performing stuff mostly from his (then) forthcoming album, Star Turtle. It was good but not as good as his swing and jazz IMO. Have you heard his version of The Bare Necessities? Brilliant!

    Back on topic - Ray Gelato is my absolute #1. I've been a bit of a fan-girl since I first saw him back in 1981. I last saw him a couple of months ago and he is still the best!

    I don't really care for Jamie Callum - I actually find him incredibly boring.

    Ever heard of Peter Grant? He's only 18 but has the most amazing voice. We're going to one of his gigs next month.

    I'd never heard of Michael Civisca before I saw this thread but now I'm thinking I'd like to hear more! :D
  19. Harry Connick Jr has a new Cd coming out at the end of this month. It's a tribute to New Orleans and sounds to be pretty heartfelt. Also met him a few times when he was starting out and he was in total awe and fear of Sinatra. Harry's father (the former N.O. D.A.) is also a crooner in more of the non-jazz mold.


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