Continuing on a theme inspired by Up With People/Tony Robbins and The Wiggles, I'm all about positivity these days(OK, its been two days, but who's counting).I'm ready to sweat out that small stuff while waving to my neighbors!! (Go with me here)..Lists remain a positive force in my blogging, so here's another one....
The Top 50 One Of A Kind Vocalists
This list is about vocalists who sound like no other..they may be icons, trailblazers or mushmouths..but each one is one of a kind. In order to make this list(IMO) these men and women cannot be fantastic vocalists who are often imitated (Bruce, Eddie V., Layne S.,)..these are people who have a completely original vocal style.Just as an iconic guitarist is known for his tone, this list is sort of a vocal equivalent. There are several that leave me reaching for painkillers, but it matters not. Originality was the deciding factor: Nobody sounds like the individuals on this list and no one should even try....
14)Geddy Lee 1974-1982
16)Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons)
20)Alan Wilson(Canned Heat)
22)Ronnie James Dio
23)Rod Stewart(Faces,Jeff Beck Group)
25)Burton Cummings(the Guess Who)
27)John Lee Hooker
32)Cedric Bixler(the Mars Volta)
33)Richard Butler(Psychedelic Furs)
34)Maynard James Keenan(Tool)
36)Joni Mitchell (1968-1979)
38)Stevie Ray Vaughan
45)Sinead O' Connor
53)Justin Vernon(Bon Iver)
55)Caleb Followill(Kings of Leon)
56)Doug Martsch (Built To Spill)
60)Michael McDonald(Doobie Bros.)
I'm sure I missed a couple ,two ,three....and that's where you come in.
Stay golden, pony boys...
Keep Your Feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars....
when one door closes another one opens.....
and all of that shit.