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brehme1989

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Who are the greatest vocalists of your country/language?

From male vocalists, we've been blessed with a lot of choices but it's up to genres and not that many transcended into the global scene as much.

From female vocalists on the other hand, we've been extremely lucky to have a list that includes:

Maria Callas, one of the most unique sopranos, La Divina as she was called:

The celestial voice of Nana Mouskouri:


And we share Luxembourg's 1972 Eurovision winner Vicky Leandros with the Germans, here in a duet of a classic modern Greek song with Nana:


There is a number of other great female singers of course with great domestic success across all genres but I think these three stand out, along with the great Elena Souliotis, Savina Yiannatou and Agnes Baltsa who unfortunately are not as appreciated in Greece as they should be.

Nana is my favorite of them all, even if Callas is by far the #1. I cannot imagine a human being not liking Nana's music but I get that many may be turned off by the operatic music of Callas, Souliotis etc.

And I just love this performance here:
 

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When it comes to females, I would have to put forth:

Whitney Houston-https://youtu.be/3JWTaaS7LdU

Ella Fitzgerald-https://youtu.be/u2bigf337aU

For males:

Frank Sinatra-https://youtu.be/ZEcqHA7dbwM

Bob Dylan-https://youtu.be/OeP4FFr88SQ

Tons of others but I think these four are some of the greatest
 

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@Opie no love for Aretha Franklin? I find her very good but overrated, when mentioned as a top vocalist ever in the world that is.
 

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@brehme1989 Oh no doubt Aretha had the voice but yeah I never really liked her stuff.

Now if I had to say non American favorites would probably be Freddie Mercury and Dolores O'Riordan
 

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Who are the greatest vocalists of your country/language?
For me greatest Croatian male vocalist is Vice Vukov


Up there with him is probably Ivo Robic called Mr. Morgen,


Also Vinko Coce


id say best female vocalist is probably Tereza Kesovija, or maybe Josipa Lisac.

Btw always loved Demis Roussous, and there is a croatian version of song My friend the wind.


Lyrics are different but music is same :D
 
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