Greatest Singers-- Male!
- Tim Buckley. "Lorca".
- Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones). "Let It Loose".
- Mark Stewart (Pop Group). "We Are Time"*.
- Klaus Nomi. "The Cold Song" (live).
- Ewan McColl. "Chylde Owlet (Child 291)".
- Dave Thomas (Pere Ubu). "Nonalignment Pact"*.
- Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd). "Dark Globe".
- Jim Morrisson (Doors). "The End" (only a clip).
- Blind Willie Johnson. "Nobody's Fault But Mine"/"Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground...".
- Frank Sinatra. "I'm A Fool To Want You"/"One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)" (Mercer/Alren).
- Captain Beefheart. "Orange Claw Hammer"*.
- Bruce Springsteen. "Drive All Night".
- Tom Waits. "Anywhere I Lay My Head".
- Ian Curtis (Joy Division). "Ceremony" (Live).
- Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu). "Rose of Sharon"*.
- Fred Astaire. "Night And Day" (Porter)/"Puttin' On The Ritz" (Berlin).
- Cab Calloway. "Minnie The Moocher"/"Hi De Ho Man".
- Lux Interior (Cramps). "Sunglasses After Dark"/"TV Set".
- Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys). "California Ueber Alles".
- Daniel Johnston. "True Love Will find You In The End"/"Careless Soul"/"Don't Play Cards With Satan".
- Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields). "Busby Berkeley Dreams".
- Matt Berninger(The National). "Bloodbuzz Ohio".
- Jonathan Richman (The Modern Lovers). "Hospital".
Dudes who won't show up here: Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Jeff Buckley, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tom Jones, Bob Marley, Mike Patton, and so on...
Featuring their best in studio performance (unless there's a live thing that is just THAT MUCH BETTERER)
Piero Scaruffi said this of Jazz musicians, but I think it holds true for all musicians and even singers:
"I am not too interested in the instrumental technique. I am more interested in emotion than in technique. Traditionally, jazz has been associated with technique (an odd mis-interpretation of the original spirit of Afro-american music by white intellectuals). I do not enjoy listening to music for the sake of a brilliant solo. That solo has to deliver emotion. If it is technically breathtaking but does not deliver any emotion, that musician is not very interesting to me. There is a difference, in my opinion, between a juggler and an artist. If the playing is barely passable, but it delivers a lot of emotion, that musician is a genius. "
*all in this mediafire thing