Who is your favorite "forgotten singer"?

Discussion in 'Radio' started by Hammelby, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    I have several CDs of British Dance Bands of the 30s and Sam Browne sings in many of them.He sings along with Billy Cotton & His Orchestra,"Remember Me?", with Joe Loss & His Orchestra, "I'll Never Smile Again" and also many other tunes with Ray Noble. I particulary like his interpretation of "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie".
    As you say LadyStardust, he was brilliant!
     
  2. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Julie London
     
  3. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    ...and Chick Bullock, another amazing voice of the thirties, love his version of "Tain't No Use". :)
     
  4. SFSEAN

    SFSEAN New in Town

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    Favorite forgotten singer?

    Has to be Johnny Hartman.
     
  5. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Good call.

    LD
     
  6. pretty faythe

    pretty faythe One Too Many

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    Singer, dancer, acter, comedien.
    Danny Kaye
     
  7. Lee Lynch

    Lee Lynch One of the Regulars

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    Good choice, there, and I'd be hard put to match except for to mention the stunning talent and beauty of Vera-Ellen.
     
  8. chucklehead

    chucklehead A-List Customer

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  9. beaucaillou

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    Dick Haymes.
     
  10. Katt in Hat

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    I can still her in my head.

    Bev Kenney - "La de Da, 'tis Autumn"

    Just a few albums. Died in 'late 50s very young.
     
  11. ValleyBoy

    ValleyBoy Familiar Face

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    Carmen Mcrae

    She never quite hit the big time to the extent of ELLA or Billie, but Carmen Mcrae had some pipes. More than anything she exhibited an unusual phrasing and pitch quality. Anybody remember her?
     
  12. ValleyBoy

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    Now if we are going to include Blues.....

    Son House, Leadbelly, and Blind Lemon Jefferson come to mind. Son House is one heck of a bluesman. And yes, I'm only 30. [huh] :D
     
  13. Katt in Hat

    Katt in Hat A-List Customer

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    None who have heard her could forget her. What style!
     
  14. plain old dave

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    Tommy Duncan.

    Gold Star for the 1st reply that says who he sung with, and special mention for the 'outlaw' song that mentions him.
     
  15. ValleyBoy

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    Her speaking voice just exemplifies the Golden Era for me.
     
  16. Decobelle

    Decobelle One of the Regulars

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    Bob Wills! Bob had a dance hall here in Sacramento called Wills Point.

    I love the voice of tenor Allan Jones! He and Vaughn Monroe are favorites.
     
  17. Rafter

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    Glamorous blonde looks and an all-American name, made the classy and multi-talented Nancy Ames a big USA television star during the '60s, thanks mainly to the states side version of the weekly British groundbreaking satirical series, THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS. It certainly allowed Nancy to fast-track an existing recording career. Nancy’s voice was expansive and easy on the ear. She was one of the most frequent guests on the Ed Sullivan Show. Making almost as many appearances as Stiller & Meara!!
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  18. Fedorista

    Fedorista Familiar Face

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    Makes you proud to be from Texas where you tip your hat to the ladies & the Rose of San Antone, no?
     
  19. plain old dave

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    Come on now! It don't matter who's in Austin, Bob Wills Is Still The King!
     
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    George Formby and Ukelele Ike.
     

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