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Motown Personified: The Four Tops.

The 1st video is a live performance; the 2nd is the studio version.

Featuring Levi Stubbs on lead vocal, this combo took the world by storm with a number of hits in the sixties, most memorably with the immortal “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”.

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Audio Music vocalists

Islamic Vocalists of Note.

Aqi Pishak: Love Song.
Abu Zelof.
Radha /Ga’s.
Tahlil.

Memorable music from the World of Islam series.

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Vocalists, of Note.

Johnny Hartman: They Say It’s Wonderful.
Al Hibbler: After the Lights Go Down Low.
Arthur Prysock: Ain’t It Funny.
Leon Thomas: One.
Leon Thomas: Song for my Father.
Jimmy Scott: All The Way.
Irene Kral: Small Day Tomorrow.
Peggy Lee: I Think It’s Going to Rain Today.
Peggy Lee: Don’t Explain.
Chris Connor: All About Ronnie.

A sampler, from upper-echelon practitioners of the art.

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Arthur Brown: Fire!

The indomitable Arthur Brown, who possesses the most profound dance moves and world-view in the world, is also a pretty astonishing vocalist.

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Music music videos vocalists

Joan Jett.

The great Joan Jett, First Lady of rock.

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The Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin, with four scintillating live performances. Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones are all in top form. JPJ even has his moments, esp. No Quarter. Plant, as always, is as powerful, beguiling, and inventive a lead vocalist as any that exists on this planet, and both Page and Bonham demonstrate why they are legends.

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Jimi Hendrix, whether performing the somber, doleful Hey Joe, the furiously kinetic Johnny B. Goode, or the iconic, brain-imploding National anthem, was a virtuoso on his instrument unlike any other.

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The Song-Poems.

John F. Kennedy Was Called Away.
Baby, Set Your Date On Time.
Richard Nixon.
Jimmy Carter Says Yes.
Convertibles and Headbands.
Little Rug Bug.

The wonderment of the Song Poem has led a long and prosperous life. Advertisements in magazines and whatnot—especially the latter—calling for “non-professional” “poets” to go ahead and send in their masterworks, and have them set to music, have resulted in…improbable finished products. Many of the above sampling are the work of Rodd Keith, the so-called “Mozart” of the song poem. One Norm Burns takes a shot at some others. All are indisputable in their existence.

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Hand of the Poet: Jarvis Cocker.

A Sheffield lad, Pulp’s Jarvis Branson Cocker remains a titan and figurehead of the British music world. The “Erotic Coathanger”‘s quirky, enigmatic ways make him a source of immense curiosity to millions. Then, there are his hands, the antics of which are unprecedented in the annals of such things.

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The Gordon Lightfoot.

Seven Island Suite.

The great Gordon Lightfoot, who is not only a legend in the music world, but {arguably} rates as the highest-ranked Canadian of all time, has written some of the most iconic and memorable songs ever. A mere sampling is here presented, including some criminally neglected gems.