Home      Artist Signup       Station Mash      Login        Songs       Feedback Factory       COMMUNITY      Add New Topic          
Bob Elliott
Views for this Topic: 2481

1/24/2021 10:26:53 PM
New Sound: Day By Day

9/11/2020 2:58:17 AM
In Answer to Your Question...

6/18/2020 1:55:47 PM
I Have a Song for You (Heard About You in the News)

5/24/2020 2:55:48 PM
Sacred Mound

5/14/2020 8:58:39 PM
How Are Things With Scott?

5/9/2020 9:58:09 PM
Naive Melody (This Must Be the Place)

5/1/2020 6:48:15 PM
Mercy, Mercy Me (You Never Heard My New Sound Until You Heard My New Sound)

3/21/2020 5:02:14 PM
Watch How the Coronavirus Spread Across The United States

2/28/2020 9:24:08 PM

12/21/2019 4:57:38 PM
The Last Third of Elvis’ Christmas Album

12/11/2019 7:13:26 PM
We Three Kings

11/10/2019 9:58:02 PM
Last Song Release for 2019, Last Song of the Album "Wooden Soul," Our Most Classic?

11/1/2019 8:03:35 PM
It’s Great to Be a Contender

10/2/2019 7:21:41 PM
I Wrote This Soul Thing When I Was 24 (bonus Tom O'Brien back vox)

9/15/2019 4:42:33 PM
Favorite Solo Section on Something of Yours

8/18/2019 3:50:01 AM
"Tools" -First Song Off New Album "Wooden Soul" by The Pawns

6/24/2019 5:40:57 PM
I Love "The Supremes"

5/14/2019 5:50:28 PM
IYF Obstruction

4/10/2019 2:50:37 PM
To Me, the Central Album Has Been “ Talking Book”

3/24/2019 2:32:22 AM
Heard About You in the News

2/16/2019 2:14:02 AM
Many Interesting Ideas I Could Put In...

11/11/2018 3:34:38 PM
For Your Soul Consideration

9/21/2018 2:15:19 AM
My Favorite Bee Gees Song

8/4/2018 1:16:43 PM
Checking Vocal Level On Mix

7/19/2018 7:37:54 PM
I Would Vote for Donald Trump

7/14/2018 10:21:39 PM
When Nothing Else Works With Our Two Month Old Granddaughter ......

7/14/2018 10:14:49 PM
To Me No Jazz Piano is Even Close to Thelonious Monk

5/20/2018 1:47:34 PM
Unmastered Mix Posted for Mixing COmments

3/20/2018 8:11:42 PM
Good to Have You Back

3/10/2018 2:56:50 PM
Faces (rough early stage 3/10/18)

1/31/2018 4:26:06 PM
Every Day I Write Words to This Song

1/19/2018 12:08:04 PM
Tricky Thing About Picking ‘Julia’

1/8/2018 3:35:29 PM
About 50 Songs

1/7/2018 2:20:28 PM
Acoustic Guitars Sound and Play Better a Whole Step

9/26/2017 2:56:07 PM
Songs I'm Learning for My Upcoming Pumpkin Patch Gig

9/22/2017 6:01:08 PM
On Solos and Other Complexities

9/6/2017 7:19:47 PM
Our Last Album: "Tom O'Brien and the Pawns-The Long Awaited Return" is Now Streaming Everywhere

6/15/2017 10:56:17 AM
To Make Something Beautiful...

5/15/2017 6:06:36 PM
In Answer to Lesley

3/23/2017 7:17:35 PM
Haiku for My Lover

2/1/2017 11:23:49 AM

2/1/2017 11:21:16 AM
Atomic Dog

1/9/2017 2:19:08 PM

1/9/2017 2:08:53 PM
The Music That Gets the Most of Your Attention

10/19/2016 10:10:34 AM
What Kind of Fool Am I?

9/3/2016 3:58:10 PM
The Privilege of Playing 'People'

9/2/2016 9:49:18 PM
Interesting Thing About 'Angelique'

8/27/2016 4:34:47 PM
Tom O'Brien and The Pawns: The Long Awaited Return

5/22/2016 1:09:34 PM
Current State of Notebook

4/23/2016 6:23:06 AM
And I'll Know My Song Well Before I Start Singin

4/20/2016 4:34:38 PM
The Melodist is a Rare Bird

4/14/2016 4:28:25 PM
Six Musical Plans

4/6/2016 4:46:29 PM
Outside Reaction

4/3/2016 11:22:33 AM
Perfect Lyrics

3/30/2016 3:10:50 PM
To M

3/25/2016 5:01:38 PM
The Music That's Got Me Right Now

3/16/2016 2:52:45 PM
Hop on Pop's One by One

8/2/2015 10:11:29 AM
My Band is "The Pawns"

3/10/2014 3:44:32 PM
She Gave Me Pictures

2/9/2014 3:05:16 PM
Full Version of "When Louis Armstrong Speaks"

2/3/2014 8:01:37 PM
My Return to Music

9/14/2013 1:46:10 PM
I Liked This Song of Mine Okay at First...

5/24/2013 6:13:15 AM
But When I'm In My Best Mind...

5/5/2013 10:05:32 AM
This Only Took Me 5000 Hours

4/18/2013 4:51:42 PM
Back to Mono

4/16/2013 2:22:57 PM
Don't Forget, I Won a Golden Bunny Award

3/25/2013 4:08:25 PM
A Prob with IAC...

3/11/2013 4:33:07 PM
So Did I Mess Up My Sparse Song, or just Rightfully Develop It?

2/19/2013 3:39:25 PM
In the Wee Small Hours

1/11/2013 9:37:51 PM
Dinah Flo

12/13/2012 10:14:45 PM
Playing the Rules

11/29/2012 11:45:26 AM
IAC Gem Top to Bottom

10/29/2012 6:55:36 PM
Treble and Bass

10/28/2012 12:14:36 AM
Mixing Something So Beautiful Tonight, Here at Midnight

10/14/2012 4:17:35 PM
FInal Mix Up on 'Tuning of the Generations"

9/25/2012 11:32:36 AM
We're Staying Logged in Now

9/8/2012 11:24:56 PM
Got a New Sound for Ya

7/25/2012 9:40:39 AM
What Really Goes On With IAC Listens?

4/1/2012 12:04:57 AM
She Gave Me Pictures

2/28/2012 4:22:10 PM
The Dependents

2/25/2012 9:47:37 PM

3/15/2011 6:07:55 PM
I'm Not Really Gone

12/5/2010 7:21:56 PM
A Brand New Song from The Bipolar Bears

12/1/2010 7:27:03 PM
Two New Mixes

9/5/2010 6:36:40 PM
Here is "Peach"

8/22/2010 1:14:20 AM
Here's a Video of Me Playing With My Friend's Band

7/6/2010 11:50:39 PM
Broken Wing

6/19/2010 9:48:32 AM
Hit the Top Forty

4/23/2010 8:19:14 PM
Here is the Polyrhythmic Strange Thing Tom O'Brien and I Are Writing...

3/12/2010 12:57:55 AM
Think I Have a Better Mix of "When Louis Armstrong Speaks"

3/1/2010 11:17:09 PM
Anyone Want to Play Outside Producer on This Remix of "Endless"?

2/26/2010 7:20:46 PM
I Think I Finished Mixing "Silver Hands"

2/19/2010 2:44:41 PM
'Silver Hands' Now Fantastically Overproduced (Wanna Be Armchair Critics?)

1/6/2010 4:54:56 PM
"Stupendose and Ridicular" Has Become Even More Stupendous, Even More Ridiculous...

12/6/2009 3:10:12 PM
So Here is an Acoustic Only Version of "First Contact"

11/19/2009 9:18:32 PM
On Covers

11/9/2009 9:05:42 PM
The Absolutes Are a Cool Young Band Here at IAC

11/3/2009 7:42:56 PM
Sympathy for the Devil

11/3/2009 1:44:12 PM
It Keeps Saying the Song Uploaded, but Then it's Not There

11/1/2009 12:48:23 PM
Need Help With Problem Between Zoom H2 and MacBook Pro

11/1/2009 12:29:51 PM
Two Things That Restored My Faith in Art Last Night

9/17/2009 12:38:20 AM
The Unicorns

9/16/2009 1:03:20 AM
Something Obvious About the Beatles That Sets Them Apart From Most Everyone...

9/16/2009 12:50:31 AM
Portrait of the Artist and the Day Job

9/16/2009 12:38:57 AM
"Spirit" Was an Underrated Band

9/12/2009 7:23:25 AM
Writing On Piano...

9/10/2009 1:52:05 AM
We Should Be Able to Edit Our Thread Titles When We Use the Wrong "Your"

9/10/2009 1:50:31 AM
Music You're Not Ready to Hear

8/16/2009 1:09:57 AM
This Just in From Mom

8/15/2009 11:47:36 PM
A Simple Imperative That Would Take My Solo Shows Higher

8/4/2009 5:01:33 PM
The Zoom H2 Field Recorder is a Revolution for Me

7/1/2009 9:29:53 PM
Six Sixty-Six

6/9/2009 10:51:39 PM
Best Singer I Ever HEard

6/5/2009 10:12:57 PM
The Song You Need to Sing

6/5/2009 9:12:13 PM
After Decades of Playing, I May Have Begun to Understand Strumming

5/29/2009 9:54:57 PM
Alternative Retro and Psychedelic

5/28/2009 9:38:04 PM
It's the Writing, Stupid

5/26/2009 3:51:39 AM
So Here Is Something I Am Writing Lyrics First

5/15/2009 9:09:01 PM
I Think Maybe My Favorite Way to Write a Song Nowdays...

5/14/2009 1:43:28 AM
Do My Hands Look Like Fish?

5/13/2009 2:01:34 AM
Skype and the Modern Songwriter

5/7/2009 10:45:30 PM
I'm Honored to Have Received My First Award Here

5/1/2009 4:41:38 AM
Two Songs Recorded by Tom O'Brien and I

4/27/2009 5:03:54 AM
What I Like Best of All Those Songs On the Front Page New and Hot

4/27/2009 12:05:24 AM
The Stones

4/26/2009 11:53:41 PM
The Pablos

4/19/2009 5:18:36 AM
Tom O'Brien is a Best Friend and A Musical Wonder...

4/16/2009 9:39:14 PM
Am I Messing This Song Up With This Remix?

4/10/2009 5:37:31 PM
My Daughter Wants Me to Leave This Rough Recording as Is...Any Opinions?

4/7/2009 12:40:55 AM
That Pete Townsend Quote Sure is Stupid

3/29/2009 10:11:57 PM
So Here's the Strange New Recording

3/27/2009 7:52:16 PM
Each Track is a High Wire Act

3/25/2009 7:49:32 PM
Talk to Me About Changing Tones by Turning Down the Pick-ups

3/23/2009 8:08:45 PM
The Song I'm Working on Is Getting So Weird...

3/20/2009 11:05:58 PM
I Was Almost in the Hitline...

3/20/2009 10:28:03 PM
I Am Free...

3/18/2009 7:36:28 PM
Life Is but a Dream...

3/7/2009 1:49:53 AM
Bottom of the Big Fifty

3/4/2009 11:56:00 PM
She Said, "It's Perfect"

2/25/2009 2:16:54 AM
I Think I'd Like a Way to Have My Music Freely Downloadable

2/23/2009 2:38:16 AM
Always Searching for What Makes it So Real

2/17/2009 8:01:30 PM
Got Thurston Moore's "Trees Outside the Academy"

2/16/2009 11:02:15 AM
A Theory About Drum Machines etc.

2/10/2009 8:41:09 PM
Layers of Time (2)

2/8/2009 12:52:00 PM
IAC is So Cool

2/7/2009 11:42:46 PM
These Are Tracks I'm Gonna Try to Get Some Friends to Play On...

2/2/2009 6:32:45 PM
Listening to IAC Stations While doing the Bills

1/31/2009 12:31:32 PM
Did I Lose Anything When I Mixed This Tune?

1/31/2009 11:21:00 AM
Well, I Don't Know Anything About What Happened w/ Ray and Anjuli

1/30/2009 11:17:18 PM
I'm Living Like a Slave Trying to Save What I Already Gave,,,

1/30/2009 8:19:25 PM
These Things I Heard...

1/29/2009 3:13:32 PM
How Do People Get on the Hitline?

1/27/2009 9:01:54 PM
I Don't Believe in God, but...

1/23/2009 9:37:38 PM
Trips Me Out to Hear Hugh Interview Steve Ison

1/23/2009 1:21:16 PM
Layers of Time

1/19/2009 10:45:07 AM
OatP and Friends Station

1/18/2009 8:24:51 PM
I Recorded the First and Only Time I Ever Played This New Song...

12/20/2008 11:22:39 AM
Do You Think We May Have Some Copyright Issues Here?

12/20/2008 9:36:39 AM
Flametop Fred is My Favorite Internet Presence

12/16/2008 5:49:59 PM
Even Your Tears Flow to the Sea...

12/14/2008 6:19:27 PM
The Hard Mirror of Recording

12/11/2008 9:02:43 PM

12/11/2008 8:15:47 PM
Here's an Outtake My Nephew Swears is My Best Song

11/28/2008 7:45:46 AM
Which Are the Best Written Songs at IAC?

11/19/2008 4:34:39 PM
If You Like to Hear Writing Tapes

11/12/2008 5:20:44 PM
Someone Needs to Tell the Featured Artist Her Songs Aren't Playing Today

11/12/2008 5:15:56 PM
Is There Something New in the System Here?

11/12/2008 3:20:55 PM
A Few Songs I Love to Cover at Solo Acoustic Shows

11/6/2008 8:01:20 PM
To the One That Asked for the Lyrics to "My Girl Sings"

11/6/2008 5:49:11 PM
I Never Really Wanted to Be a Solo Artist

11/4/2008 3:15:26 PM
Boy, Do I Agree With the Carole King Quote Up Today

11/3/2008 8:09:41 PM
Kinda Weird to be Likely on the Verge of Major History

11/3/2008 7:38:57 PM
Check Out This IAC Song: "No More Black Times"

11/2/2008 4:14:09 PM
Spruced Up My Page

10/30/2008 4:15:15 PM
Bon Iver, "For Emma Forever Ago"

10/27/2008 7:08:12 PM
I Often Wonder if My Out-Takes Are My Hits

10/27/2008 3:20:52 PM
McCartney, Red Rose Speedway and Band on the Run

10/26/2008 10:01:20 AM
The Strange and the Accessible

10/22/2008 1:05:03 PM
Anyone Want to Comment on Mix of First Song Done for Next Album?

7/21/2008 11:38:51 AM
On the Early Bob Dylan's Picking Abilities

6/19/2008 9:35:26 AM
"Teenager of the Year" is...

6/10/2008 1:12:39 PM
I Think I KNow the Real Reason Dylan Left the Folk Movement

6/10/2008 1:06:05 PM

5/23/2008 2:50:40 PM
Crack-a-Jack-Crow Writes Cool Paragraphs for the Songs on the Stations

5/22/2008 3:00:41 PM
Getting Ready to Bloom

5/16/2008 2:43:14 PM
Tightening up the Gut While Singing

5/16/2008 1:02:13 PM
Is It Wrong to Ask Who is Doing All This Listening?

5/9/2008 7:57:30 PM
What I Really Want to Do

4/15/2008 11:33:35 AM
Brian Wilson's "Smile" is So Brilliant...

4/11/2008 4:57:31 PM
Pip and Merry's Song "Liberty"

4/7/2008 6:04:29 PM
On the Road Ahead

4/4/2008 6:01:50 PM
Let's Give Gibson Some Love Now

4/4/2008 5:49:24 PM
If It's Important to YOOOUUUU, Then It's Important to MEEEEEEEE!

3/30/2008 9:23:58 PM
One Week at the Coast and Here's Some Creativity

3/17/2008 3:30:04 PM
Three Strings and a Key

3/14/2008 8:34:59 AM
Thank You IAC, It's No Small Deal to Me...

3/9/2008 4:16:22 PM
It's Mind Boggling to Me That "The Velvet Underground Album"is a 1969 Release

3/1/2008 5:41:14 PM
Music is Enough for a Lifetime, but...

2/29/2008 11:47:26 AM
Gonna Get Hijacked by the Velvet Underground Now

2/25/2008 6:33:24 PM
One of the Biggest Hinderances to the Home Recordist...

2/23/2008 7:44:39 AM
I Don't Want to be Carted Off to the "Crazed Fan Department", but...

2/14/2008 9:05:36 PM
I Like "Hop on Pop"

2/11/2008 11:51:15 AM
There Are Times When I'm Glad to Be a Nobody in the Music Business

2/8/2008 7:59:00 AM
Hope It's Not Against Protocol to Say My Album "Simple Machines" is Now Selling at CD Baby

1/30/2008 3:04:20 PM
Hammer On, Pull Off

1/29/2008 11:52:41 AM
How Many of You Like Public Enemy's "Don't Believe the Hype?"

1/28/2008 10:36:10 PM
How Do I Get My Page to Look Like Steve Ison's?

1/27/2008 7:10:31 PM
When You Think You Made a Beautiful Album


IAC Prime Member


Bob Elliott

6/9/2009 10:51:39 PM

Best Singer I Ever HEard
Bob Dylan, for several reasons...

Add Comment

6/9/2009 11:03:37 PM

You mean it wasn't me ? Shit.

Add Comment

Bob Elliott

6/9/2009 11:19:04 PM

Well, you are sincere...that puts you ahead of the game.

Add Comment

Jeff Allen Myers

6/9/2009 11:50:50 PM

I am sure you have your artistic, personal reasons...

But I am not with you at all there Bro :)

Add Comment

Bob Elliott

6/10/2009 12:37:28 AM ---- Updated 6/10/2009 1:34:37 AM

Well, I didn't say he was the best YOU ever heard...

You may not have heard him.

Add Comment

Jeff Allen Myers

6/10/2009 1:05:21 AM

I get it Bob...... I don;t agree with "your" assessment......at all....

And Yes sir I have heard him..... plenty. Sure he is a great artist, he has his place in History...but to say he is the best singer you have heard??? I hate his voice, everything about it.....and yes that is "MY" opinion.

So, you posted here, I gave you a response....and you replied back to me in an offhand way.

Is there a reason you posted it, do you want a response??? Please enamor me with your reasons Bob, ...or are you waiting for more people to disagree with you before you let us know?

Add Comment

Bob Elliott

6/10/2009 1:32:27 AM

Nah Man, I know you've heard him. I was just trying to crack you up...

He is the best singer I ever heard, though...

Add Comment

Jeff Allen Myers

6/10/2009 1:46:55 AM


I would say your own voice has alot of "character" that fits your tunes well, maybe you are hearing him the same way and that is what is important to you.

Lets just say ol Mr.Dylan would suck as a Lead singer in a cover band :) But it works for his own tunage.



Add Comment

6/10/2009 6:55:28 AM

fwiw I'd say 2 vocalists who would be near the top of my list would be Al Green and Tompkins from the Stylistics.

Add Comment

Hop On Pop

6/10/2009 12:41:48 PM

The arguments here against are many and are obvious.
In defense of Bob (both Bobs), while most people equate the two, there IS a difference between having a great voice and being a great singer. And they are not dependent upon one another.

In many ways, I will agree with Bob E. Dylan does more with what he's got, than a lot of other folks could dream of doing with a beautiful set of pipes.

In fact, a lot of folks who have beautiful voices, get lazy about their singing, and simply rely on the sound of the instrument, itself to get them through.

It's like the difference between your 15-year-old nephew playing a '59 Gold Top Les Paul through a custom, hand-built amplifier, versus Glenn Gould playing a toy piano.

So yeah, Bobby D. is, in fact, a GREAT singer.

Add Comment

Jeff Allen Myers

6/10/2009 12:52:15 PM

Todd, Take his material out of the equation...... all of it. I believe it is coloring your opinion...as is his legendary status.

To me a "Singer" includes many items besides voice and ability to hit notes... Its passion, Rhythm, timbre, etc....

I can find twenty people on this site who are better singers then Bob...... I guess to me "Great" is a term I do not use loosely.

He is an aquired taste... I do believe if you take out his impact as an artist, his catalog, and his Icon Status you will find a mediocre singer at best.... that grates on far more people then he pleases.

But, as Bob E pointed out...This is a personal opinion and as such it cannot be refuted....

Add Comment

Hop On Pop

6/10/2009 1:08:15 PM

I have taken the material out of the equation... and still believe that he is a great singer. How he uses the gravelly, abortion of a voice that he has, he uses extremely well. His phrasing. His passion.

No, the timbre is NOT good. But that has nothing to do with anything, except what God gave him.

Also, take a listen to several songs in a row, from different albums. His voice on "Blowin' in the Wind" sounds nothing like the person who is singing "Lay Lady Lay" who sounds nothing like the person who is singing "Tangled Up In Blue". And, it's not just the song.

Bobby D. would not be my pick for best singer ever, either. But he is a helluva lot better than most people give him credit for. As I said, it's what he does with what he's been given.

Add Comment

Jeff Allen Myers

6/10/2009 6:29:32 PM ---- Updated 6/10/2009 6:30:56 PM

Well we wholly disagree, to me Timbre has alot to to with being a "great singer"

Not sure you have taken his material out of the equation, his phrasing and passion are fully connected to his classic songs. The mark of a great singer is that they can sing a variety of songs..both their own, and other artists.

As for "Lay Lady Lay" I agree with you, It sounds nothing like him...are we sure its really him? :) anyone have a live video of him singing it? I have no idea why he would not use that voice on other songs instead of constantly giving us that pathetic drawl that is often caricatured for comic effect.

A great singer should not have an "abortion" of a voice. Now if he was labled an "Effective Singer" I would agree with you there....

I am not a huge fan of Dylan, so you can figure that into the equation.

Its comes down to what you enjoy, and what you are into. Indian singers (from India) have millions of fans who love them, when I hear them I wince... case in point.

Labeling someone "Great" is highly subjective. Some think Elvis was a Great Singer, others view him as a pathetic, drug addicted, fat buffoon.



Add Comment

6/10/2009 7:17:20 PM

A lot of people bitch about Neil Young's singing also.

Dylan is mystifying. I've heard him caress his songs at times where he is so good he's almost otherworldly. Other times he sings in such an unaffected halfassed manner that he seems like somebody is blackmailing him or something to make him open his mouth.

Jeff, do you find Celine Dion to be a good singer ?

I more agree with Bob here than disagree but I'm not quite sure what we're talking about here can be defined as simply as "singing". What this is about is a direct emotive link from the brain and soul to the vocals. It's not really the art of singing per se, rather it's the art of expressing one's own song, a personal creation. Those who are not songwriters need not apply. :)

Add Comment

Bryon Tosoff

6/10/2009 7:34:55 PM

I believe it is his ability to capture the essence of the story he is telling through song and words and projects the same through his interpretation , I dont think he would be able to sing too much of anyones else songs, he just does what he is good at, doing his thing. It is not the texture of his vocals that sets him apart, I would consider him adequate as a singer, nothing spectacular, but he is much more then a singer/performer/entertainer, he embodies the songs nature that tonal quality or color that Dylan possesses is unique to him alone, but it is his ability to draw you into what he is expressing as he shares the stories. It is how the song is him and about his experiences and how he weaves it so well in his lyrics and melody

The above is what I would use in my classes or at university.BS baffles brains

In other words, he is a great songwriter/storyteller

Add Comment

Jeff Allen Myers

6/10/2009 7:56:43 PM ---- Updated 6/10/2009 7:58:33 PM

Perhaps we are caught up on the definition of "Singer" as it is used here.

To me you Sing with your Voice, it is musical.....and I rate it by the ability to hit notes on pitch, with a decent range, a pleasing timbre., with emotion and excellent phrasing/rhythm... I believe Dylan fails on all of these. except for emotion and passion.

Now is he a Great Artist??? Yes....his voice is part of his art and it works I just don't rate him a "great" singer.... just me.

Young is another great Artist, with an interesting voice full of character...I would not rate him great "singer"

There are many great artists who are not very good singers, but they marry their voices to the songs in a creative, passionate way that works far beyond the ability to "sing"

Now we can get caught up in semantics with the definition of "sing" it means many things to different people. To some..the Heart "sings".

Dion? Yes she is an excellent "singer" in the traditional definition... , but I can't stand her....it goes beyond her voice...its more her material, demeanor, and personality that rubs me the wrong way.

As with songs and styles, this is a subjective question and there is no right or wrong answer. Bob E demonstrated this when he indicated the difference between our individual, personal opinions.

Add Comment

Tom O'Brien

6/11/2009 12:15:20 AM

Yeah, what Jeff said...

Are you just trying to stir up a hornets' nest, Bob? You did that for sure.

So, you owe us... what makes Dylan the best singer? Is it because he kind of sounds like you sometimes? LOL.

Add Comment

Bob Elliott

6/11/2009 3:47:35 AM

What Dylan does is sing songs. The way it sounds to me when he sings is some of the best singing I ever heard. (up to at least 1975 and occasionally after).

Dylan is someone who knew he'd been given a great voice, and he went forward with it without care for whatever this one or that one thought.

I love the timbre, the tone, the phrasing...

It's interesting how many people say Celine Dion has a great voice but they hate to hear it. Like when Mark Twain said about some composer's music that it was better than it sounded.

I think his voice could have sounded just as good on very many covers depending on if he connected with the song or not.

I think he was a great singer...and there are ways in which I can't think of anyone who touches him. I don't mean it with an asterisk beside it, I just flat out think his voice was a national treasure.

Not that I don't love the voices of a multitude of folks, I really do...

Can't think of anyone more believable.

Add Comment

Bob Elliott

6/11/2009 3:57:14 AM

I don't really get how one could listen to "Desolation Row" and not feel a great voice.

Add Comment

Sly Witt

6/11/2009 4:13:59 AM

Sorry Bob, as much as I respect you.... it's clearly Perry Como

Add Comment

Bob Elliott

6/11/2009 5:50:13 PM

My father would heartily agree...

Add Comment

Bryon Tosoff

6/11/2009 6:50:35 PM

Perry Como for sure was superb, although I really liked Johnny Matthias he is my fav singer

Add Comment

Evil Grin

6/11/2009 9:51:50 PM

I think Freddie Mercury deserves mention here.

Geoff Tate of Queensryche is another fav of mine.

I think both are worlds ahead of Dylan.

That's just MY opinion.

Dave / Evil Grin

Add Comment

Evil Grin

6/11/2009 9:52:55 PM ---- Updated 6/11/2009 9:53:56 PM

*duplicate post* - oops

Add Comment

Bryon Tosoff

6/11/2009 10:00:36 PM

Hey Evil Grin
for sure Freddie was a superb singer and could do about anything.I agree
But Dylan is something special as is Pete Seeger, and Joan Baez, they changed the landscape of songwriting and performing...they were the pioneers in a way for folk music and Dylan just became an innovator by stepping outside of the expectations accepted by the folkers who thought his foray into the amped up folk rock thing was sacrilege,,. he stands alone as one willing to sacrifice his existing career for something different.

Add Comment

        ©2015-16 IndieMusicPeople.com      All Rights Reserved