Linda Ronstadt - Tracks of my Tears

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  1. Dan R

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    My Dad said she was the greatest voice since Ella. He liked her, let's just say. A legend to be sure.
     
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    Andrew Gold on guitar and vocals, I recognize. LA pros there.
     
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    Saw her live late 70s at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Her, and Pat Benatar, are both performers I've seen who need almost didn't microphone to be heard.

    Her voice is better live than on recordings. Syruppy and sultry like hot molasses, with searing highs and a biting, gravelly edge when called for like 'You're No Good'
     
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    The late guitarist/vocalist Andrew Gold, the late bassist/guitarist/vocalist/Stone Poney Kenny Edwards, and the late drummer/vocalist/Bread member Mike Botts.
    Peter Asher and Val Garay engineering/producing.
    Masters all!
    I just love this!
     
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    And once again, I was fortunate enough to see Linda perform at the AWHQ in the mid 70's. Up close..
    Still a beautiful lady..
     
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    Freakin' genius.

    My number one, hands down, no contest, favorite female vocalist of all time.

    CP.
     
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    I fell in love with her when I was 19 or so, still love her.
     
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    When she sang When Will I Be Loved, my response was, "Right now!"
    What a total package! Great vocal ability, fabulous stage presence and one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen. Eat your heart out, Taylor Swift!
     
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    Yep agree with everyone above^...my favourite vocalist of all time.
    I think it was Willie Nelson (not certain) who said..." there are only two kinds of men in the world,
    those that are in love with Linda Ronstadt and those that have never seen or heard her."


    When she kicks it up at 1.05...goosebumps
     
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    If you listen carefully you'll see that this is an alternate take from the record version, and probably sung live for the camera, since she's perfectly in-sync in the ad-libbed parts. Val Garay said in a Recording Engineer/Producer article that they rehearse and recorded the band in the morning and she'd sit in the lobby with the control room door open, either reading a magazine or knitting, but working out her part in her head. Then it was time for her vocals. Val said he'd typically get one or two passes, front to back, with no pick-ups or punch-ins and then she was gone. She knew what she wanted and apparently didn't have much patience once she got it. The result is that many of those classic recordings were essentially live performances.

    That is also the first fingerstyle song I learned, learning isolation between thumb and fingers.

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    One of my top favorite cuts of hers. Great vocals, great band.
     
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    I agree with your Dad!
     
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    She was an amazing singer and performer.
     
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    she was something else.i hope she is ok.
     
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    OP - Thanks for posting that video. Wow! It was wonderful to see. And I just loved the little shrug of her shoulders at the end. Like, who am I? Fantastic.
     
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    Andrew Gold. Probably the nicest person I've ever met. I miss him.
     
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    Not sure who gave you guys permission to watch her videos? Plz stop now before I take legal action!


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    Linda Ronstadt, Patsy Cline and Karen Carpenter. The three greatest singers of all time in my humble opinion and in no particular order.
     
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    I used to see her in the late 60s and early 70s at the Troubadour in L.A. She'd come in on Monday night hootnight and sometimes sit in with a local band or the house band.
    Really nice lady. She has the loudest singing voice I've ever heard. Especially considering her size. Just booming.
    And it didn't look like she was trying to be loud. It just came out like thunder.
     
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    I loved the original version of Crazy, who didn't?
    The instrmentation in this version is perfect (the video is homemade).
    Linda is fantastic:

     
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