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Didn't Sinatra say something along the lines that Helen Forrest was the best singer among all of us? Or is that story just apocryphal? >>> Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> 7/11/2008 4:46 PM >>> Hello Steven On 09/07/08, Steven C. Barr wrote: > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Cary Ginell" <[log in to unmask]> >> I had the pleasure of seeing Ella at the Hollywood Bowl in the late >> '80s. She blew the place away, as Aaron said, but on this particular >> occasion, she stumbled off of a small riser? (only a couple of >> inches) and landed on her hands and knees. She made a joke and kept >> singing, laughing at her own expense. Got a standing ovation. As for >> sheer excitement, I rank Ella over Sinatra, but they were totally >> different kinds of singers. >> > Saw Ella at the "Imperial Room" in the Royal York Hotel, in downtown > Toronto, probably > c.1979. I was TOTALLY blown away! One of my fondest musical memories! > > So...does anyone exist, in this "post-punk-rock" generation, who > is/are capable of an > equivalent level of musical ability...?! > > I tend to think not...?!?! > If you don't mind going outside the US, Cheikh Lo has a great singing voice. However, there is nothing like the range of work of Ella or Sinatra - he spent most of his career as a studio session musician. There are only 3 or 4 albums so far. But worth hearing, especially the album "Bambay Gueej". I am very unimpressed by the current crop of "jazz singers". Regards -- Don Cox [log in to unmask]