karen carpenter's unrecognized daughter
i love alessia cara, abba, janis ian and julie london's voice! i also listen to lana del rey but i like her songs, not her voice
Thanks for sharing this. I hadn't heard it before. This version really seems to get better at the trumpet solo and afterwards. The comments do not disappoint with many acknowledging Carpenters and Karen's talent.This is obviously not a female singer (although there are females involved here), but it is such an upbeat, delightful take on the Carpenter classic that some of you might really enjoy this - Harry is, to say the least, a very talented performer:
Not really familiar with Bobbie's music, I only knew her from "Ode to Billy Joe" which I haven't heard in many a year, but in this particular recording, her voice sounds a bit between Karen's and Dusty Springfield's (at least to my ears)This past Saturday was the second Record Store Day of the year and included this release from Bobbie Gentry. Titled The Windows of the World it is her long-lost jazz album from 1968 and this marks it's first stand-alone release (the tracks were released on the 2018 box set). It's a really laid back album of contemporary classics and jazz numbers that she proves herself to be capable of doing as with the other genres (I still couldn't place her into one category).
I'm glad my copy arrived today; I had gone to a store on Saturday morning but it had sold out! got this online and the packaging and imagery is perfect for the feel of the album, which plays perfectly. Her voice has that same characteristic as Karen's of sounding like it's in the room, especially on this album. The LP includes two songs not from the jazz sessions: a Gentry original "I Didn't Know" from the Delta Sweete sessions and a previously unreleased alternative take of "Hushabye Mountain".
The album includes two Bacharach/David recordings, despite being an outstanding songwriter and producer herself, the Bacharach/David team seem well suited to her - she later had a global hit outside of the US with "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" which became one of the biggest sellers in the UK of 1970 after it reached No.1 and she soon got to the UK Top 40 again with "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head".
Here's Since I Fell For You:
I had actually forgotten about Celine Dion's version; I've only been aware of Jennifer Rush's version, long time ago. I immediately see her face before me : )Another lady that got a lot of airplay with "The Power Of Love"(Not the song by Huey Lewis) was Jenifer Rush. Her version of the song was the first I heard but once Celine Dion got hold of it, Rush's version disappeared from the airwaves. It does show up now and then on AM radio here. Miss Rush should have had a much bigger career.
Jennifer Rush’s version of ‘The Power of Love’ was Number One in at least six territories, including Australia and the UK, and Top 3 in a few others. In my country, it was on the charts for over seven months and spawned a Top 10 album, so is the definitive version, I believe.Another lady that got a lot of airplay with "The Power Of Love"(Not the song by Huey Lewis) was Jenifer Rush. Her version of the song was the first I heard but once Celine Dion got hold of it, Rush's version disappeared from the airwaves. It does show up now and then on AM radio here. Miss Rush should have had a much bigger career.
Coincidence - I had been listening to both Jennifer Rush and Miriam Makeba in the last week, (including Makeba’s ‘Malaika’ and her 1980’s album, ‘Sangoma’), and, unbeknownst to me, both were mentioned on this thread during that time.Revisiting the voice of this songstress from South Africa today. I've known a few of Miriam Makeba's songs since I was a kid, from my parents' music collection; a 45 of her hit "Pata Pata" and a few other songs on a reel-to-reel mixtape.
This one wasn't on it, but it's nice and gentle. At times her voice reminds me a bit of Patti Page's:
This next one was on that mixtape. It was only until many years later that I discovered that the click sound was actually a letter (written as "q") and not a woodblock or some other percussion instrument . Originally, the song title is Qongqothwane, but it's better known as The Click Song and sung in Xhosa, one of the 11 official languages in South Africa.
And... should you like to sing that way too, this easy 5-minute video teaches you how to make the sound(s)
The Three Xhosa Clicks taught easy! (YouTube video)