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Linda Ronstadt - The most talented singer of all time. (2 Viewers)

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I'm incredibly embarrassed to say that I was not aware of just how incredible Linda Ronstadt was/is. Like many, I only became aware of her full catalog due to interest after her song "Long Long Time" was played during a recent episode of HBO's "The Last of Us". I knew the name. But not the voice. So after going down a rabbit hole of youtube performances, music, interviews, and reaction videos, I am blown away.



When I close my eyes and try to think of who I personally think are the greatest female singers of all time I think of Whitney and Pasty Cline immediately. Then I think of Arethra, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. Then Amy Winehouse and Adele. Then I get to the Lauren Hills, Beyonce, Pink, and Mariahs. Im sure Im forgetting a few but those are who I came up with, not all in order.

Im not sure Linda isnt better than all of them. The others may have better songs or be better performers, but she moves into my top spot strictly on voice talent alone.

"There are 2 Kinds of Men in This World...Those who have a crush on Linda Ronstadt and those who have never heard of her."-Willie Nelson.

I am so one of them. :wub:



No Auto tune. No lip-syncing. An actual PERFORMER.

Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time


Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou


Linda Ronstadt "You're No Good" December 21, 1973

 
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Not much shock value here. If you said you were leaving your wife for 76 year old Sylvester Stallone, that would be more noteworthy. NTTAWWT.
 
Nah, most people I know had a hard time tuning in the episode 3 of Last of Us. Such a terrible episode, thank goodness they are back to the story in episode 4.
 
I'm incredibly embarrassed to say that I was not aware of just how incredible Linda Ronstadt was/is. Like many, I only became aware of her full catalog due to interest after her song "Long Long Time" was played during a recent episode of HBO's "The Last of Us". I knew the name. But not the voice. So after going down a rabbit hole of youtube performances, music, interviews, and reaction videos, I am blown away.



When I close my eyes and try to think of who I personally think are the greatest female singers of all time I think of Whitney and Pasty Cline immediately. Then I think of Arethra, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. Then Amy Winehouse and Adele. Then I get to the Lauren Hills, Beyonce, Pink, and Mariahs. Im sure Im forgetting a few but those are who I came up with, not all in order.

Im not sure Linda isnt better than all of them. The others may have better songs or be better performers, but she moves into my top spot strictly on voice talent alone.

"There are 2 Kinds of Men in This World...Those who have a crush on Linda Ronstadt and those who have never heard of her."-Willie Nelson.

I am so one of them. :wub:



No Auto tune. No lip-syncing. An actual PERFORMER.

Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time


Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou


Linda Ronstadt "You're No Good" December 21, 1973

I feel that way about SADE
 
Nah, most people I know had a hard time tuning in the episode 3 of Last of Us. Such a terrible episode, thank goodness they are back to the story in episode 4.

Glad you got that off your chest. Do you have time to add to the music discussion or do you need to get back to the rally?
I would argue most people didn't even notice any song played in that episode. I know I didn't.


Look man. I have my own thoughts on that episode too but I discussed them here.

This thread is for Que Linda.
 
Nah, most people I know had a hard time tuning in the episode 3 of Last of Us. Such a terrible episode, thank goodness they are back to the story in episode 4.

Glad you got that off your chest. Do you have time to add to the music discussion or do you need to get back to the rally?
I would argue most people didn't even notice any song played in that episode. I know I didn't.
Lucky for you there are links in this thread to see what you missed.
 
I'm incredibly embarrassed to say that I was not aware of just how incredible Linda Ronstadt was/is. Like many, I only became aware of her full catalog due to interest after her song "Long Long Time" was played during a recent episode of HBO's "The Last of Us". I knew the name. But not the voice. So after going down a rabbit hole of youtube performances, music, interviews, and reaction videos, I am blown away.



When I close my eyes and try to think of who I personally think are the greatest female singers of all time I think of Whitney and Pasty Cline immediately. Then I think of Arethra, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. Then Amy Winehouse and Adele. Then I get to the Lauren Hills, Beyonce, Pink, and Mariahs. Im sure Im forgetting a few but those are who I came up with, not all in order.

Im not sure Linda isnt better than all of them. The others may have better songs or be better performers, but she moves into my top spot strictly on voice talent alone.

"There are 2 Kinds of Men in This World...Those who have a crush on Linda Ronstadt and those who have never heard of her."-Willie Nelson.

I am so one of them. :wub:



No Auto tune. No lip-syncing. An actual PERFORMER.

Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time


Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou


Linda Ronstadt "You're No Good" December 21, 1973


I’ve been thinking about starting a thread to discuss the most iconic and/or talented singers in pop music history. Linda would definitely be on the list. Along with some of the others you mention I’d add Karen Carpenter and Sia. Stevie Nicks would probably be a more controversial add.
 
When I close my eyes and try to think of who I personally think are the greatest female singers of all time I think of Whitney and Pasty Cline immediately. Then I think of Arethra, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. Then Amy Winehouse and Adele. Then I get to the Lauren Hills, Beyonce, Pink, and Mariahs. Im sure Im forgetting a few but those are who I came up with, not all in order.
You’ve never heard of Ann Wilson I guess 😳

But yeah, always been a fan of Linda’s
 
When I close my eyes and try to think of who I personally think are the greatest female singers of all time I think of Whitney and Pasty Cline immediately. Then I think of Arethra, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. Then Amy Winehouse and Adele. Then I get to the Lauren Hills, Beyonce, Pink, and Mariahs. Im sure Im forgetting a few but those are who I came up with, not all in order.
You’ve never heard of Ann Wilson I guess 😳

But yeah, always been a fan of Linda’s

Ann Wilson is great. Linda is better imho.
 
She and Peter Asher had a great knack for finding songs from mostly unknown songwriters. She famously helped introduce Warren Zevon to the world by recording four of his songs before anyone had heard of him.
Like Smokey Robinson and Roy Orbison? :wink:

Zevon was the outlier.
 
She and Peter Asher had a great knack for finding songs from mostly unknown songwriters. She famously helped introduce Warren Zevon to the world by recording four of his songs before anyone had heard of him.
Like Smokey Robinson and Roy Orbison? :wink:

Zevon was the outlier.
Mostly was a bad choice of words. I should have said relatively unknown. It changed the meaning.

JD Souther, Karla Bonoff, Anna McCarrigle, Eric Kaz all fit the theme.
 
Check out Emmy Lou Harris. She will also blow your mind.

I know that genre well because my mom listened to it, to and from school.
 
Carly Simon, Linda, Dolores O'Riordan, and Christine McVie have been my Rushmore for a Long Long Time. Chaka Khan is right there sound wise. And the Pointer Sisters. And Tammi Terrell and Grace Slick. Oof, this is hard.
 
I'm incredibly embarrassed to say that I was not aware of just how incredible Linda Ronstadt was/is. Like many, I only became aware of her full catalog due to interest after her song "Long Long Time" was played during a recent episode of HBO's "The Last of Us". I knew the name. But not the voice. So after going down a rabbit hole of youtube performances, music, interviews, and reaction videos, I am blown away.



When I close my eyes and try to think of who I personally think are the greatest female singers of all time I think of Whitney and Pasty Cline immediately. Then I think of Arethra, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. Then Amy Winehouse and Adele. Then I get to the Lauren Hills, Beyonce, Pink, and Mariahs. Im sure Im forgetting a few but those are who I came up with, not all in order.

Im not sure Linda isnt better than all of them. The others may have better songs or be better performers, but she moves into my top spot strictly on voice talent alone.

"There are 2 Kinds of Men in This World...Those who have a crush on Linda Ronstadt and those who have never heard of her."-Willie Nelson.

I am so one of them. :wub:



No Auto tune. No lip-syncing. An actual PERFORMER.

Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time


Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou


Linda Ronstadt "You're No Good" December 21, 1973

I would add Maria McKee to your list above. Her career has taken on several personalities and a couple of them are worth checking out.
 
I'm incredibly embarrassed to say that I was not aware of just how incredible Linda Ronstadt was/is. Like many, I only became aware of her full catalog due to interest after her song "Long Long Time" was played during a recent episode of HBO's "The Last of Us". I knew the name. But not the voice. So after going down a rabbit hole of youtube performances, music, interviews, and reaction videos, I am blown away.



When I close my eyes and try to think of who I personally think are the greatest female singers of all time I think of Whitney and Pasty Cline immediately. Then I think of Arethra, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. Then Amy Winehouse and Adele. Then I get to the Lauren Hills, Beyonce, Pink, and Mariahs. Im sure Im forgetting a few but those are who I came up with, not all in order.

Im not sure Linda isnt better than all of them. The others may have better songs or be better performers, but she moves into my top spot strictly on voice talent alone.

"There are 2 Kinds of Men in This World...Those who have a crush on Linda Ronstadt and those who have never heard of her."-Willie Nelson.

I am so one of them. :wub:



No Auto tune. No lip-syncing. An actual PERFORMER.

Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time


Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou


Linda Ronstadt "You're No Good" December 21, 1973

I would add Maria McKee to your list above. Her career has taken on several personalities and a couple of them are worth checking out.
I was today years old when I learned she was the (half) sister of Bryan McLean of Love.
 
I remember a couple years ago breaking out some of her old songs and thinking "Wow, that's way better than I had remembered!".
It's amazing that Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, Barbara Streisand and Karen Carpenter were all singing at the same time. :tebow:
 
I'm incredibly embarrassed to say that I was not aware of just how incredible Linda Ronstadt was/is. Like many, I only became aware of her full catalog due to interest after her song "Long Long Time" was played during a recent episode of HBO's "The Last of Us". I knew the name. But not the voice. So after going down a rabbit hole of youtube performances, music, interviews, and reaction videos, I am blown away.



When I close my eyes and try to think of who I personally think are the greatest female singers of all time I think of Whitney and Pasty Cline immediately. Then I think of Arethra, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. Then Amy Winehouse and Adele. Then I get to the Lauren Hills, Beyonce, Pink, and Mariahs. Im sure Im forgetting a few but those are who I came up with, not all in order.

Im not sure Linda isnt better than all of them. The others may have better songs or be better performers, but she moves into my top spot strictly on voice talent alone.

"There are 2 Kinds of Men in This World...Those who have a crush on Linda Ronstadt and those who have never heard of her."-Willie Nelson.

I am so one of them. :wub:



No Auto tune. No lip-syncing. An actual PERFORMER.

Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time


Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou


Linda Ronstadt "You're No Good" December 21, 1973

I would add Maria McKee to your list above. Her career has taken on several personalities and a couple of them are worth checking out.
I’ve loved Maria McKee forever. I went to 3 Lone Justice concerts back in the day.

As far as greatest female vocalist ever, I know it’s probably passé but I can’t really see anyone beating out Aretha for the title.
 
One could make a case for Linda Ronstadt being the cutest of all time. But most talented singer? Off the top of my head, Joni Mitchell > Linda; Carly Simony > Linda.... and I could go on, but I don't see the need for that.
 

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