Your favorite goosebump causing singer’s voice

A twofer: Roy Orbison and k.d. lang duet on Crying

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Florence Foster Jenkins.
Wait— is “goosebumps” the same thing as “skin crawl”?

Pavarotti. The first time I heard him live (1986) was memorable to say the least.

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I’m gonna say one that probably no one knows, but Justine Suissa from Oceanlab is just the most beautiful voice I’ve ever heard, so smooth and silky:

Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab - Breaking Ties (Flow Mix) - YouTube

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Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star.

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Leonard Cohen.

Livingston Taylor.

Paul Robeson.

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Lura: “Sing a Tango”
Open Qobuz (track 14)

do you have a favorite album/cd of cassandra wilson?

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This 1987 recording with the Vienna Philharmonic still sounds great to me. At the right volume setting, the 9th Symphony Ode to Joy is a real goosebumpster. It has 4 solo vocalists (soprano, alto, tenor, and a baritone or bass) plus the choir.

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  • Iris DeMent
  • Neko Case
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Tom Waits
  • Maria McKee

My start was from the Jazz side, a Sampler of her JMT era:

The best from her blues side:

And a good later one:

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Blue Light 'Til Dawn does not have a “bad” track on it.

Great album. Very good to great sonics.

IMO/FWIW.

For me its Aoife O’Donovan. I’m not a huge folk fan but her voice absolutely transcends. I first heard her on the Fretboard Journal’s youtube channel with Julian Lage (one of my fav guitarists) and Chris Eldridge and I was absolutely stunned by her voice.
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Most recently I started listening to her EP "Bull Frogs Croon (and other songs) in which she is with a string quartet. Its quite musical and the version on Qobuz I’ve been listening to sounds just perfect.

Stacey Kent… Lovely voice and very well recorded. Also Sarah Brightman - powerful.

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