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Offline malloy

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Any Karen Carpenter fans here?
« on: September 05, 2020, 09:44:06 AM »
What do you think of this?

Dubbed as a Carpenter clone, I thought, "Yeah, right!" But then I took a listen.

https://youtu.be/Qb0Ug1wDA1g
https://youtu.be/GvmJQbjpZ2g

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Re: Any Karen Carpenter fans here?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 01:20:25 PM »
I have a copy of Karen Carpenter's Greatest Hits. Her picture fits on the LP spine.   :duh

Oh boy, I think I'm going to hell for that one.  :evil:
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Re: Any Karen Carpenter fans here?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 01:56:44 PM »
Shane has a very good voice and a lot of subscribers. As to Karen Carpenter, I appreciate her more now than when she was performing.
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Re: Any Karen Carpenter fans here?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 02:10:59 PM »
Passed before I was born and at a younger age than I am... age 33. Sad body dysmorphia life.

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Re: Any Karen Carpenter fans here?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 06:42:43 PM »
Ball State university 1973ish.
This woman's voice was captivating.
I'm not a huge Carpenters fan but what a show.
And Lori was the best.


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Re: Any Karen Carpenter fans here?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2020, 07:41:22 PM »
Ms. Ericks has a beautiful voice that is almost a Karen Carpenter clone in tone.  Almost.   Carpenter had more resonance and a deeper range... and arguably the best pop music voice since ?Ella?  Even Ms. Fitzgerald didn't have that liquid roundness that Karen did so effortlessly. 
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Re: Any Karen Carpenter fans here?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 06:15:26 PM »
Ever notice how women pop stars have very low voice, while male pop stars have very high voice?
Karen Carpenter was a tenor and Michael Jackson was a soprano.

It's difficult to be in fan jail. Drugs is common way to deal with the pressures of "being famous."

I always liked her. I was ~5yo when she was big. The little I heard of her on radio back then I liked. Nice voice, warm loving personality in her voice. Very motherly and soothing. She was a decent drummer, too, fancied jazz. I think we talked about her drumming here a few years back.   RIP Karen

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Re: Any Karen Carpenter fans here?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2020, 11:46:26 PM »
Shane has a very good voice and a lot of subscribers. As to Karen Carpenter, I appreciate her more now than when she was performing.

True. I never expected this quality. I was expecting a Billie Eillish-esque, hip-singing, whisper pop-ish, 'cannot sing', 'cannot carry a tune' rendition. So, quite a pleasant surprise. About Karen, I only did appreciate her much later on.

Ms. Ericks has a beautiful voice that is almost a Karen Carpenter clone in tone.  Almost.   Carpenter had more resonance and a deeper range... and arguably the best pop music voice since ?Ella?  Even Ms. Fitzgerald didn't have that liquid roundness that Karen did so effortlessly.

Yes. She even comes very close to the phrasing of the originals. She most likely studied the songs very closely.

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Re: Any Karen Carpenter fans here?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2020, 11:20:27 AM »
  Have several Karen Carpenter LPs. Content is VG however recording quality sucks.

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