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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:30 PM
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Poll question: Saturday Night Battle of the Bands: Aretha Franklin vs. Gwen Stefani

Which diva is your Queen?
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:31 PM
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1. That's not fair
Edited on Sat Feb-28-04 09:31 PM by TroubleMan
No offense to Gwen....but we're talking about the Queen of Soul here.
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Dob Bole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:32 PM
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2. It's really, really not fair...
Aretha can sing like nobody's business, so I should vote for her. But Gwen is very attractive. Guess I'll go with the talent part.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:34 PM
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3. "Can't you hear what the New Breed is sayin'?"
No Doubt is a great band though-and Gwen also has an emotive voice.

I voted for Aretha though. lol.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:36 PM
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4. How in the fuck can Gwen Stefani be tied with Aretha Franklin?
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:37 PM
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6. My Battle of the Bands polls are often like that
isn't it cool?
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:48 PM
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11. I guess some people never paid attention to what Franklin...
Edited on Sat Feb-28-04 09:55 PM by Kahuna
has to offer. She is in a class by herself.

For the uninitiated, check out, "I've never loved a man."
That's the one that starts: You're no good--Heartbreaker! You're a liar and a cheat! I don't know why, I let you do these things to me. Friends keep tellin' me. That you ain't no good. But Oh oh, they don't know-- I'd leave you -- if I could.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:50 PM
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35. My favorite! You can hear both the anger
and the LUST jump right out of the speakers.

THE female vocal performance. Period.
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:36 PM
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5. plz
Aretha would win over Gwen in any kind of song competition
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:38 PM
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7. Gimme some soul!
Aretha!
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:47 PM
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8. Re Re rules! The only people on her heals are...Barbra Streisand and..
Patty Labelle.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:48 PM
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10. Etta James
Koko Taylor
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:49 PM
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13. Now listen. I have some Etta James CDs. She is not in the same..
Edited on Sat Feb-28-04 09:50 PM by Kahuna
class with Aretha. Uh uh.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:53 PM
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14. Actually, she kind of is.

For years, I've said that if Aretha hadn't come along, Etta James might very well have become the Queen of Soul. There's not a whole lot of soul music as good as (let alone better than) Etta's 1960s recordings for the Chess label.

For a perfect (and inexpensive) example of Etta James at her best, grab a CD copy of her 1968 album, TELL MAMA. It kicks ass from beginning to end!
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:56 PM
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16. I don't see it. James is good. But her pipes and range don't..
come near Aretha's.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:55 PM
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15. I'm very into the blues
as well as soul and r&b.
Bessie Smith as well as Etta and Koko are all the caliber of Aretha in my book.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:12 PM
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20. Ever listen to wbgo.org streaming on Saturday mornings?
Edited on Sat Feb-28-04 10:19 PM by Kahuna
This is my local jazz (public radio) station. On Saturday mornings they have a program called, "Rhythm Revue," from 10:00am to 2:00pm est. They play really old R&B and blues hits going back to the early fifties to the early seventies. This is a great find for lovers of R&B oldies. They play really obscure stuff and artists like Etta James, Ruth Brown, Wilson Pickett, and Bobby Womack. They play a lot of hits from the Chess label. You should check it out. Otherwise, they play real jazz. It's a great public radio station.
http://www.wbgo.org
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:33 PM
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25. WMSE Milwaukee School of Engineering 91.7 FM on the Internet
I know Paul Host and Dewey Gill from the 1980's.
Thanx for the link, here's one in return!
http://www.wmse.org/listen.shtml
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:47 PM
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9. Who's Gwen Stefani?

Whoever she is, I guarantee ya, she's got nothing on Lady Soul!!!
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:13 PM
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21. lead singer of No Doubt
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:49 PM
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12. Maybe the poll was being freeped?
nt
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wellstone dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:09 PM
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17. If I have to ask
"Gwen who?," am I still allowed to vote?
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:10 PM
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18. No Doubt about it!
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:11 PM
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19. I love Gwen, but there isn't even a contest
not even close
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:14 PM
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22. "Chain of Fools" vs. "Bathwater"
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Red_Storm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:26 PM
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23. Not the most serious battle of the bands

R-E-S-P-E-C-T-
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Character Assassin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:26 PM
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24. Both are overrated, bloated and crying out for attention.
Fucking blah.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:49 PM
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:52 PM
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27. Would you prefer Britney Spears????
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:55 PM
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28. Don't waste your time. The guy's a contrarian.
Edited on Sat Feb-28-04 11:34 PM by NightTrain
All he wants is to show us ignorant peons how superior his musical tastes are. Just ignore him.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 10:58 PM
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29. A lot of us have seen him in other forums
too. I know I have.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 09:56 AM
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:54 PM
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36. CA would diss Mozart without any specifics.
Move along, nothing to see here...
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 11:32 PM
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30. This is actually difficult for me
Edited on Sat Feb-28-04 11:37 PM by mvd
Now Aretha definitely has the stronger voice. But I love's Gwen's lively and sensual voice, too. So the vocals are equal in enjoyability, and the material is also pretty equal overall. I don't think Aretha always picked material that used her voice enough. Like on "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man." I voted Gwen because she's so far behind.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:05 PM
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33. Note that
I think Aretha probably has the strongest female voice ever - so there are a lot of singers who would have a hard time beating Gwen. Gwen's voice is one of my faves.
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finecraft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 11:38 PM
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31. Cha..Cha...Chaaaaaaaaaaain
Chain of Fools.......
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:33 PM
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34. cheney ooooo foooools
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 03:33 PM by thebigidea
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