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  •  What about those who don't sing in English? (none)
    You know... sing in the languages of the ..... South Asia.

    An example? Just for starters.

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    There are dozens of South Asian singers who are adored by vast percentages of BILLION+ cultures.

    Changing the subject. Classical.

    THEN - there are the classical singers. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa springs to mind. Maria Callas... and the list goes on. And those fat tenors, too. The well-fed warblers aren't entirely my cup of tes (mainly because I can't understand the words through all that vibrato...)

    But I have one female singer recording of Schubert's Ave Maria which never fails to bring a lump to my throat...

    Anyhow - I know. Whilst the title of this engaging little diary didn't stipulate ONLY popular music and Jazz category didn't mean to ignore them. Did you?

    It's so easy to forget.

    When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane. - Herman Hesse

    by jpwillis on Sun Aug 21, 2005 at 03:11:38 PM PDT

    •  Another Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (none)
      Qawwali fan here...yeah, what a voice!  I agree with everything you've said in your post and also wondered why only popular music singers were listed.  And Callas singing "O Mio Bambino Caro" is always my lump-in-the-throat moment.

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