2. "Donny by 3 or 4 country miles." In response to Reply # 0
Donny had power, smoothness and perfect tone and pitch. Don't get me wrong Luther can sang and had the lil smoothness for the ladies on lock. But if you listen to Donny's entire catalog and really understand what he was doing vocally, there's no way Luther can touch that man's vocals. Donny is one of the most naturally and technically gifted singers to ever do it. Luther simply had the ladies crooner gimmick. Donny never had ONE piece of smoke or mirror with his shit.
6. "*blink twice*" In response to Reply # 3 Tue Apr-03-12 06:50 PM by Otis Oliver Ocean
I know who we talkin about and he ain't seein no Donny in no respect. I done acknowledged the man could sang. However he had his thing and stuck to it in his comfort zone. Nailing a Donny song the way Donny sang it is 100x harder than singing a song by Luther because Luther always stayed in that vocal comfort zone.
9. "tough for me to pick, but fat Luther wins out of these two by a french ..." In response to Reply # 0
if i had to pick One Male singer as the Greatest male Soul Singer ever and that is so tough WHEW WEE but give me the Kid Era of Michael Joe Jackson.
nobody has ethered other kids and grown folks as MJ did as a kid.
"who's loving you" alone and that JB audtion alone and for me anything he did from 69-80 was SOUL period
Marvin is a vocal Genius IMO.
you got Al Green, Donny hathaway, Jackie Wilson for my money is so slept on. I still ain't heard nobody wail like him and bust a split and still have the poweder on his face in place and a hanky too boot.
Freddie Jackson is the truth as well one of the Greatest Male singers Ever period.
Bobby Womack as well.
but Fat and the Jerri Curl that didn't fully flip over Luther was the Business
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10. "Donny Hathaway was on the Same Level as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye" In response to Reply # 0
Donny Hathaway surpasses Luther Vandross. Donny is more on the same level as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Listen to Donny's best: "A Song for You," "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know," "Thank You Master for My Soul," "Little Ghetto Boy," "For All We Know," "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother." There is no comparison for the richness in the tone of Donny's voice.