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From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
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Which saint? Which wine? Chocs? Caviar. Piffle. Here's the REAL poll.

Poll #1349137 Whose is THE voice of romance?

Who is the premier singer of love?

Edith Piaf
4(33.3%)
Lady 'Day (Billie Holiday)
2(16.7%)
Ella
2(16.7%)
Miss Peggy Lee
0(0.0%)
Deanna Durbin
0(0.0%)
Dame Vera Lynn
0(0.0%)
Marlene Dietrich
1(8.3%)
Anne Shelton
0(0.0%)
Dame Shirley Bassey
1(8.3%)
Sarah Vaughan
0(0.0%)

Or...

Charles Aznavour
1(11.1%)
Francis Albert Sinatra
2(22.2%)
Yves Montand
0(0.0%)
Tony Bennett
0(0.0%)
Dame Cleo Laine
0(0.0%)
Lena Horne
1(11.1%)
Someone whom I shall nominate
5(55.6%)

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tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: February 14th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Leonard Cohen.


... um, possibly I'm being overly down-beat at the moment.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 14th, 2009 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)

You? Perish the thought.

I KNEW I ought to have listed Bing Crosby, just for you....
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: February 14th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: You? Perish the thought.

*raises eyebrows, says nothing*
serriadh From: serriadh Date: February 14th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
The cafe where I often have lunch has started playing Leonard Cohen. Which is all very well and I'm enjoying it (I don't know much Cohen, to be honest) but does not exactly inspire me to go back to work in the afternoon.
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: February 14th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love Leonard Cohen, but he's not exactly all flowers and chocolates...
magic_at_mungos From: magic_at_mungos Date: February 14th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Play a bit of Charlie Parker.
ringbark From: ringbark Date: February 14th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Chris de Burgh

without whom, I wouldn't have married vivh or had my three wonderful sons
tekalynn From: tekalynn Date: February 14th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Amália Rodrigues.

For the gentlemen, Carlos do Carmo.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: February 14th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. No idea what he was singing about, but the voice, the voice!
fpb From: fpb Date: February 15th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear, now you'll have to quarrel with straussmonster. She nominated F-D for the part of Snape in a projected Harry Potter opera, and generally hates his guts - and the guts of anyone silly enough to presume that their taste in voices matches hers.

I, however, also admire him.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: February 15th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Trying to harsh a girl's DFD mellow is just mean, and puts you in significant karmic debt. Plus I'm sure there's something about it in the Geneva Convention...
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fpb From: fpb Date: February 15th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
You've got a point there. "Ne me quitte pas..."
fpb From: fpb Date: February 15th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I voted for litte Piaf, of course. But really, memorable love songs whom one would use for one's life theme if only one was so lucky can come from the strangest quarters. "Walk with me" by The Seekers, for instance. And Simon and Garfunkel once wrote a song - "Kathy's Song" that is not even one of their best, but that sums up my first ever experience of love so perfectly that I thought they must have had second sight or something. And then, of course, there is "Bridge Over Troubled Waters". But if I wanted to serenade my love from only one source, I would use Neapolitan songs - "O' sole mio", "Tu ca nun chiagne", "Dicitencello Vuje", "Core 'ngrato"... I have nothing to do with Naples, but the list is both mighty and enormous.
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