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post #1 of 69
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i was thinking the other day about certain people whose voices i've always liked, so i thought it might be a cool thread for people to post which ones they like, too. plus, if there are singing voices, we'll have more recommendations on what to listen to.





here's a few of mine.



speaking:

morgan freeman

james earl jones

viggo mortensen

ian mckellen

cate blanchett





singing:

eva cassidy

cat power

joss stone

meatloaf

david bowie

enya

annie lennox
post #2 of 69
This is a cool thread!



For singing I like Dave Matthews. His voice is so odd that it becomes pleasing. I haven't heard him speak, but I'm wondering whether being South African has something to do with it.



As for speaking voices, I like anyone with a Brooklyn accent. I can't think of specific people at the moment.
post #3 of 69
sinigng:

interpol guy

mike patton

oingo boingo

iggy pop



talking:

david bowie

**** the pint, she take blood by the liter. 

i'll never leave her, my vicious vixen. 

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**** the pint, she take blood by the liter. 

i'll never leave her, my vicious vixen. 

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post #4 of 69
Off the top of my head ~



Speaking:



Sir David Attenborough

Bill Oddie

Sean Connery

Ardal O'Hanlon

Morgan Freeman

David Bowie





Singing:



Sting

Enya

Eva Cassidy

Tunde Baiyewu (from the Lighthouse Family)

Freddie Mercury

Johnny Borrell (from Razorlight)

George Harrison

David Bowie



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post #5 of 69
how did we leave off christopher walken in the talking section?!



no ****, damn.

**** the pint, she take blood by the liter. 

i'll never leave her, my vicious vixen. 

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**** the pint, she take blood by the liter. 

i'll never leave her, my vicious vixen. 

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post #6 of 69
Um I can't think of speaking voices on my own, so I'll just steal some of yours for now.



speaking:

Morgan Freeman

James Earl Jones

Ian McKellen (except in The Golden Compass)





singing:

Nick Cave

Leonard Cohen

Regina Spektor

Tori Amos

Rufus Wainwright
post #7 of 69
I really love Garrison Keillor. I hate though, that he's doing commercials for Honda. That western-Midwestern accent is very comforting to me.
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post #8 of 69
speaking...

Sir Anthony Hopkins

Richard Burton

Sean Bean



singing...

the late Billy MacKenzie (of the band the Associates), he's not very well known but to me he had the most beautiful voice i've ever heard...

Natacha Atlas

Serj Tankian (System of a Down)
post #9 of 69
everyone obviously knows what I'd post here.

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post #10 of 69
Speaking: Gabriel Byrne and Antonio Banderas



Oh yeah, Jimmy Smits
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post #11 of 69
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Originally Posted by starling View Post

This is a cool thread!



As for speaking voices, I like anyone with a Brooklyn accent. I can't think of specific people at the moment.



Heh.....I have to say that's funny being that I'm from Brooklyn. I find it completely grating when people speak like that



As for this thread....



Speaking



Steve Buscemi



Singing



Jim Morrison

Jimi Hendrix
post #12 of 69
(edited...found it!)



I love this woman's voice, from an old Broadway version of Riverdance:



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post #13 of 69
Mine...I do professional voice work

and

the ones in my head.
post #14 of 69
Speaking:

Morgan Freeman

Christopher Walkin

Patrick Stewart





Singing:



Jim Morrison

Jeff Martin (Tea party)
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Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavanto

'May everyone everywhere be happy
May the whole world be joyous'
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Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavanto

'May everyone everywhere be happy
May the whole world be joyous'
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post #15 of 69
It doesn't get better than Richard Burton speaking Dylan Thomas's words in Under Milkwood and I also really like the voices of Joanna Lumley and Ingrid Newkirk.
post #16 of 69
Singing:



Frank Sinatra

Elvis Presley

Nat King Cole

Freddie Mercury

Bruce Dickinson

Ronnie James Dio

Michael Jackson

Marvin Gaye

Steve Perry
post #17 of 69
Singing:

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"and I stand

upon a mountain

made of weak and useless men"

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"and I stand

upon a mountain

made of weak and useless men"

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post #18 of 69
speaking voice: my partner





singing: bobby darin
post #19 of 69
Gary Owens. (from Laugh-In)
slops, gloops, and gruels.
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slops, gloops, and gruels.
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post #20 of 69
Singing: Shania Twain



Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid...~Albert Einstein~
"Nothing tastes as good as kindness feels" - ~ElaineV~
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Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid...~Albert Einstein~
"Nothing tastes as good as kindness feels" - ~ElaineV~
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post #21 of 69
I found Javier Bardem's voice in No Country For Old Men enthralling (Well, I like his ordinary voice too, but in NCFOM it was deeper and slower...mmm). If he did an audio tape with that going on I would never stop listening to it.



Same goes for Anthony Hopkins.
post #22 of 69
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Originally Posted by Shantih View Post

I found Javier Bardem's voice in No Country For Old Men enthralling (Well, I like his ordinary voice too, but in NCFOM it was deeper and slower...mmm). If he did an audio tape with that going on I would never stop listening to it.



Oh good one. I totally agree. I might even be inclined to go on a date with Anton Chigurh, regardless of the haircut.
post #23 of 69
Speaking:



Stephen Fry

Sean Connery

Jim Sturgess

Douglas Adams

Simon Jones

Morgan Freeman

Bill Patterson

Any of the Beatles





Singing:

Jim Sturgess

Rachel Evan Wood

Frank Sinatra

Ewan McGregor

James Blunt
post #24 of 69
Richard Grieco...Hes my fave from his acting and music...to his voice work in Nissan commercias and cartoons and audio books...
post #25 of 69
I really love Sacha Baron Cohen's voice. I mean his actual talking voice, which is deep with an English accent. It's so pleasing for some reason, I always say I could just listen to him talk for hours. I want him to read a story to me



As for singing, I love Regina Spektor's voice. So lovely



I know there are a million more, but I'll think of them later..
post #26 of 69
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jenna View Post

here's a few of mine.



speaking:

morgan freeman

james earl jones

viggo mortensen

ian mckellen

cate blanchett





singing:

eva cassidy

cat power

joss stone

meatloaf

david bowie

enya

annie lennox





wanted to add more.



speaking:

anthony hopkins

garrison keillor is a good one

kathleen turner when she was younger

john cusack



singing:

the woman in the group metisse.

ray lamontagne
post #27 of 69
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Originally Posted by gillibean View Post

Speaking:

Jim Sturgess



Singing:

Jim Sturgess

Rachel Evan Wood



YES!!!!! Across the Universe is such an amazing movie. I have watched it wayyy too many times...



Jim Sturgess is... And Wood has a beautiful voice.





Oh, and to add to the list for singing:

Ani DiFranco. I love her music deeply. 'Nuf said.
post #28 of 69
There's a ton but at the top of my mind right now is Jeff Buckley (shiver).
post #29 of 69
I'll actually make a thoughtful post....



Male vocalists::



Jim Morrison ((....durr))

Neil Young

Syd Barrett

...and recently...Jack White



Female vocalists::



Grace Slick



Speaking::



English/Irish accents



Canadian 'accents' are pretty interesting too...I hear those a lot around here

"you know, nowhere in the bible does it say that jesus was not a raptor"


www.animal-adoptions.org

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"you know, nowhere in the bible does it say that jesus was not a raptor"


www.animal-adoptions.org

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post #30 of 69
Speaking -

James Earl Jones

Hugh Jackman

David Tennant

Sean Connery



Singing -

Cristina Scabbia

Anthony Stewart Head
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