KillerMovies - Movies That Matter!

REGISTER HERE TO JOIN IN! - It's easy and it's free!
Home » Misc » Music Discussion » Crooners: Why are they no more?

Crooners: Why are they no more?
Started by: AsbestosFlaygon

Forum Jump:
Post New Thread    Post A Reply
  Last Thread   Next Thread
Author
Thread
AsbestosFlaygon
The Original One

Gender: Unspecified
Location: Hall of Origin

Crooners: Why are they no more?

Why is the "crooning" style of singing gone nowadays?

There are no more new Dean Martins, Frank Sinatras, Solomon Kings, Nat King Coles, or Johnny Mathises in the industry.

Is it only because of trends? If that was the case, I know tons of people both young and old who still listen to these guys, so that must NOT be the reason.

Is it because there is a severe lack of talent in this generation of musicians?
Yes, that must be the case. If you sing too good, you "oversing" (A term I loathe so much. They made this up to hinder one's confidence in their singing style).

Also, I noticed that singers today rarely sing using their diaphragm. It seems like they forgot the basics on how to sing.


__________________


"Farewell, Damos... Ash, Pikachu... And you. All of my beloved." -- Arceus

Old Post Jul 3rd, 2014 06:00 AM
AsbestosFlaygon is currently offline Click here to Send AsbestosFlaygon a Private Message Find more posts by AsbestosFlaygon Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote Quick Quote
Omega Vision
Face Flowed Into Her Eyes

Gender: Male
Location: Miami Metropolitan Area

There are still crooners today (Michael Bubble, Andrea Boccelli (sort of--he's a hybrid of crooner and opera singer), and Josh Groban more or less fit the bill), they just aren't nearly as popular because musical tastes have long since moved on from that style of music.

You could just as easily ask why there aren't any great Boy Bands today.

I don't see the crooners as some gold standard of singing talent anyway. When you compare a Frank Sinatra or a Dean Martin to Ivan Rebroff or Caruso or Andrea Bocelli the crooner comes off looking pale.


__________________

“Where the longleaf pines are whispering
to him who loved them so.
Where the faint murmurs now dwindling
echo o’er tide and shore."

-A Grave Epitaph in Santa Rosa County, Florida; I wish I could remember the man's name.

Old Post Jul 5th, 2014 01:03 AM
Omega Vision is currently offline Click here to Send Omega Vision a Private Message Find more posts by Omega Vision Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote Quick Quote
jinXed by JaNx
Senior Member

Gender: Male
Location: Pittsburgh

To be fair, I think there are more, Crooners today than there ever have been before. Just like most of music, the talent is lost in what is marketable. I'm not saying this is a d thing because there is an over abundance of music for each specific genre today than ever before, you just have to search for it. The fact that, Paul Anka is still appreciated speaks a lot for where music is today. Music, today I think is more healthy than ever before.

For respect to the topic, however, I will stick with my choice of Paul Anka.


__________________
"If you tell the truth, you never have to remember anything" -Twain
(sig by Scythe)

Old Post Jul 11th, 2014 06:52 AM
jinXed by JaNx is currently offline Click here to Send jinXed by JaNx a Private Message Find more posts by jinXed by JaNx Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote Quick Quote
AsbestosFlaygon
The Original One

Gender: Unspecified
Location: Hall of Origin

If that's true, then where are the Paul Anka contemporaries?


__________________


"Farewell, Damos... Ash, Pikachu... And you. All of my beloved." -- Arceus

Old Post Jul 15th, 2014 03:01 AM
AsbestosFlaygon is currently offline Click here to Send AsbestosFlaygon a Private Message Find more posts by AsbestosFlaygon Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote Quick Quote
All times are UTC. The time now is 01:19 PM.
  Last Thread   Next Thread

Home » Misc » Music Discussion » Crooners: Why are they no more?

Email this Page
Subscribe to this Thread
   Post New Thread  Post A Reply

Forum Jump:
Search by user:
 

Forum Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
HTML code is OFF
vB code is ON
Smilies are ON
[IMG] code is ON

Text-only version
 

< - KillerMovies.com - Forum Archive - Forum Rules >


© Copyright 2000-2006, KillerMovies.com. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by: vBulletin, copyright ©2000-2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.