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Thread #87383   Message #1631092
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
20-Dec-05 - 05:35 AM
Thread Name: Where is that singer coming from?
Subject: RE: Where is that singer coming from?
Another, related theme, that interests me is the use of exaggerated vocal mannerism. For example, Buddy Holly's " hiccups ". Now, Elvis did a bit of "hiccupping", and I believe that Buddy simply took it from Elvis and drove it in to the ground. Likewise, Shirley Bassey ( not one of my favourite singers)who has - what I would call - a, way over the top, dramatic delivery; think of her singing " I, I who have nothing". Again, I'm pretty sure she got that from the great Dinah Washington. Again, Dinah used that device a very subtle way, whereas Shirley lays it on with a trowel.