Your top favorite voices of all time (dead or alive)

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Arnieh
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Post by Arnieh » April 4th, 2013, 10:32 am

I'm removing Mel Blanc from my list (who's normal voice was not all that distinctive) and adding Ricardo Montalbán. :)

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Post by miss stav » April 4th, 2013, 10:49 am

May I add the sweet voice of Julie Andrews?
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Post by Mike001 » April 4th, 2013, 11:09 am

Emma Kirkby.

http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/a.asp?a=A154

Sample:

http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/mp3_extr/44af2665903b15c8/66106-01-01-VBR-X.mp3keeps flowing:
That haughty little glance,
bright and menacing,
that poisonous dart
is flying to strike my breast.
O beauties for which I burn,
by which I am severed from myself:
wound me with your glance,
but heal me with your laughter. ...
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Post by Hobbit » April 4th, 2013, 11:23 am

miss stav wrote:May I add the sweet voice of Julie Andrews?
Ooh, I second this one!!!
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Post by Arnieh » April 4th, 2013, 11:33 am

Added Julie Andrews and Emma Kirkby to the list. :)

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Post by LitWit » April 5th, 2013, 9:08 am

Paul Scofield (played St. Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons.)
James Earl Jones is definitely one of my favorites- I have his recording of the King James New Testament. :9: Morgan Freeman is another one. And I think all the rest are Librivoxers. :wink:

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Post by Mike001 » April 7th, 2013, 9:00 am

LitWit wrote: James Earl Jones is definitely one of my favorites- :
Is he the one in the film of "Conan the Barbarian", or am I getting mixed up?

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Post by Arnieh » April 7th, 2013, 6:57 pm

Mike001 wrote:Is he the one in the film of "Conan the Barbarian", or am I getting mixed up?
Yes, Jones played Thulsa Doom in the movie.

Added Paul Scofield to the opening post. :thumbs:

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Post by wildemoose » April 12th, 2013, 9:34 am

LitWit wrote:Paul Scofield (played St. Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons.)
James Earl Jones is definitely one of my favorites- I have his recording of the King James New Testament. :9: Morgan Freeman is another one. And I think all the rest are Librivoxers. :wink:
I had the very great privilege of seeing James Earl Jones onstage in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." It wasn't such a good production but hearing that voice live was pretty amazing.

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Post by Sharpandpointless » April 15th, 2013, 7:19 am

Adrian Pasdar (Jim Profit) The only voice more epic is that of Keith Szarabajka ( who plays the boss, Chaz Gracen in this scene)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u8CSFnv4Ac
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Post by Arnieh » April 15th, 2013, 6:08 pm

Sharpandpointless wrote:Adrian Pasdar (Jim Profit) The only voice more epic is that of Keith Szarabajka ( who plays the boss, Chaz Gracen in this scene)
Added Adrian Pasdar and Keith Szarabajka to the opening post. :thumbs:

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Post by thestorygirl » April 18th, 2013, 10:45 am

1. Benjamin Netanyahu
2. John Rhys-Davies
3. Geoffrey Rush
4. Dan Stevens
5. John McDonough
6. Christopher Lee
7. Gwynn Beech
8. Paul Scofield

:D

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Post by Arnieh » April 18th, 2013, 10:18 pm

thestorygirl wrote:1. Benjamin Netanyahu
2. John Rhys-Davies
3. Geoffrey Rush
4. Dan Stevens
5. John McDonough
6. Christopher Lee
7. Gwynn Beech
8. Paul Scofield

:D
Added to the opening post. :thumbs:

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Post by Mike001 » April 20th, 2013, 1:06 am

Arnieh wrote:Added ... Emma Kirkby to the list. :)
Good, she's a favourite singer with me.

Here's a male voice I quite like -- Stewart Granger's. I was trying to find a clip to remind me of it, but could only find visuals and music on old clips of his films. As I remember he sounds a little "mid-Atlantic" -- English but slightly Americanized. It was the clean and firm quality of his voice I liked. It sounded right for the kind of bold, upright, manly characters he played -- Allan Quartermain and so on.

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Post by Arnieh » April 21st, 2013, 12:28 pm

Mike001 wrote:
Arnieh wrote:Added ... Emma Kirkby to the list. :)
Good, she's a favourite singer with me.

Here's a male voice I quite like -- Stewart Granger's. I was trying to find a clip to remind me of it, but could only find visuals and music on old clips of his films. As I remember he sounds a little "mid-Atlantic" -- English but slightly Americanized. It was the clean and firm quality of his voice I liked. It sounded right for the kind of bold, upright, manly characters he played -- Allan Quartermain and so on.
Cool. Stewart Granger has been added to the opening post. 8-)

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