Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?

There have been successful singers in almost any style that realistically did not have a "golden" voice.  Perhaps guilty pleasures.  Who are yours?



A little off topic but your cat references remind me of a box I keep of Hifi memorabilia from my 45 years of peddling "decent" gear. In the collection is a Focal Utopia berylium tweeter from years ago that formerly belonged to a customer. We’ll just say that curiosity didn’t kill the cat, but a cat claw did kill the $1,000 tweeter. The cost of pet ownership got nicked a little that day.

Glenn Gould...he hums along with his piano but I still like him.

Billy Gibbons has a great voice by the way, as does Elvis Costello and many others listed here. What's the standard? Opera? A great voice is one that gets the point across mostly in tune...serves the song as it were. Lots of so-called  "great" singers don't get that done, so I'll take Johnny Cash all actual GREAT singer.