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October 24, 2007


Robert Rouse

Oddly enough, the first time I heard Simply Red, I thought it was a new Carly Simon song. I liked it, but it sort of freaked me out to learn that - not only wasn't it Carly, it was a MAN! Freaky!

The Fat Lady Sings

Every once in a while you run across an artist who stands out. I thought the same thing about Toni Braxton the first time I heard her. The 'wow' factor; something special about the artist’s sound and look. Mick Hucknall’s voice is truly amazing – and I agree – there is a resemblance to Carly Simon. Hucknall’s tonal quality, it’s richness – very Carly Simon – especially in her early days.


What a treat. Thanks!


I thoroughly enjoyed that hon, thank you! I too love his voice, and the first time I heard him I thought it was a female singing!


I used to LOOOOOOVVVEEEEE that song. Thanks for bringing it up. I think I ought to put it in my act since he kind of sounds like me. LOL

The Fat Lady Sings

You have that range and tone? Cool! You know, people always told me I sounded rather like Streisand - but that was quality of tone and vibrato. I was never blessed with her fabulous range and impeccable control. Two octaves - two and a half on a good day. As I've grown older, my bass tones have deepened; but I no longer seem to be able to reach into my soprano - even in full head voice. Ah well - I'd prefer to sing Carmen than Norma any day!

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