Bennett is still performing?My mother's best friend was a Bobbysoxer in NYC before WW II, and always insisted Tony Bennett (who was a singing waiter for her when in his mid teens when she went on dates with her fiancee in Queens) was vastly superior to Frank Sinatra (who agreed with my mother's friend) in live performances. Over 80 years later, my parents saw him live last year, and said he still puts on a good show. (Just to stay on his feet through complete live stage performances is an achievement.) My parents plan to see him again on December 11th for his scheduled tour date at Foxwoods Casino. Bennett is now 94. A career singing for live audiences over a period of more than 80 years is insane. His voice hasn't changed.
Yeah but this is more about who embodies the performer rather than who your personal favourite band or artist is from a music perspective.Such an 'American' thing, Prince. He doesn't have anything close to the level of support here as he does in the US. I suppose it's like Oasis in England vs Oasis in the US, if you know what I mean.
I have one Prince album.
Of the top of my head, from people I have seen live. This is a combination of musical ability, charisma, and crowd atmosphere
Rage Against The Machine
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
Maybe not so fast. What does Springsteen himself have to say?:End thread, please.
He doesn't have the voice that he had so he does more of a emotional jazz style.Bennett is still performing?
Roy Orbison was one of the first singers I can recall that had such range in his voice, and made hitting low to high octaves look effortless with his laid back stage presence. He wasn't much of a showman on stage with that stiff, almost detached persona, but he sure could sing.Maybe not so fast. What does Springsteen himself have to say?:
At a concert with James Brown, Johnny Rivers, Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins on 7 May 1988, the Big O crushed it out of the Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swanzey, NH so completely that people were telling him afterwards he could sell the place out by himself if he returned. (As a bartender trainee serving him free Cokes, I was one of those letting Roy know that after seeing his performance.) Nicest man and easily the best live performer I ever met and saw on stage. Within his too short lifetime, he was universally revered by his peers. Elvis considered him the world's greatest singer. We've already seen what Springsteen's said. Everybody wanted to perform with him, and many did.
Clearly the day that man stops singing is the day they put him in the ground.He doesn't have the voice that he had so he does more of a emotional jazz style.
From January of this year....
Best one for taking advantage of a naturally declining voice was Johnny Cash...who used his "old and dying" voice to good effect.
You have just said that Jarvis Cocker is one of the greatest performers of all time.Jarvis Cocker
There are way too many in music. It's not until you see a live show up front that you realise how good and professional professional (yes, twice) musicians are. It's just as if a switch is flicked.
He's 94 but pretty healthy all things considered.... has a wife half his age...Clearly the day that man stops singing is the day they put him in the ground.