Your favorite goosebump causing singer’s voice

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


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.


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


Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star.


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?


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:


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

Great album. Very good to great sonics.


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.
Video Here

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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