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Any Perry Como Fans in the Peanut Gallery?

Okay, so I'm dating myself, but I'm wondering if anyone else on this site loves the late Perry Como's voice? There's actually a triad of male vocalists that I love: Perry Como, John Gary and Matt Monro---all, sadly, deceased. In my humble opinion, none of the current crop of male singers measures up to these three.

By RobLawrence
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I'm hesitant to lump Mr. C--who started as a big band singer, then transitioned into MOR--with male vocalists from different schools and eras, such as George Jones (country), Otis Redding (R&B), or Robert Plant (rock). But regarding that pop genre I am a fan of the vocal stylings of the man from Canonsburg (just three counties away from me, btw). Tony Bennett is still my all-time favorite among the standards singers; I consider Al Martino the most underrated. And in my opinion Willie Nelson is as good a cross-generational stylist as anyone.

SonofMax Level 7 July 24, 2018
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@RobLawrence I have, and to John Gary as well.

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I was and still am a Perry Como fan.

Nakiarogue Level 5 July 21, 2018
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GIve Mr Buble a go. Rather than croon he's sort of jazzish inspired like Tony Bennett but got an incredible tone and easy delivery

Geoffrey51 Level 7 July 12, 2018
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The Bluest Skies you've ever seen are in Seattle! I remember Perry Como sang the theme song for "Here Come the Brides" when I was a girl.

Julie808 Level 7 July 12, 2018
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I can dig on some Perry Como, having been fed a steady diet of AM radio as a young boy. Although I'd prefer something like Nat King Cole. Or Johnny Mathis, god damn that dude could sing.

recluse Level 4 July 12, 2018
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@RobLawrence I agree with the "Stardust" song.

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Yes guilty as accused..love Perry Como.. Andy Williams....not just their voices...but their style of how they lent their voices to the songs..

They sang with heart..like poets reading their own poetry if you know what I mean..

Hitchens Level 8 July 12, 2018
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Mr C recorded an album in Nashville with the Nashville sound and it was exceptional (IMO). The Album title was, "The Scene Changes", and it can be heard on YouTube. You can search YouTube for 'Perry Como The Scene Changes" and will have links to listen to all 12 songs.

jlynn37 Level 8 July 11, 2018
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I like Perry Como very much ~ and Matt Monroe as well. If it weren't for rampant racism, however, I think there are two voices that outshine many of the male vocalists of that era ~ Arthur Prysock and Johnny Hartman. (I also love Chet Baker.)

Spudnut Level 6 July 11, 2018
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I always loved Perry Como and used to watch his show all the time. I thought he had a beautiful voice. My other favorite was Dean Martin. I don't remember the other two gentlemen. But, I do think that Sam Smith has the most beautiful voice.

Alvinsmama Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Love Dean Martin!

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"Dream along with me....I'm on my way to the stars." Remember he used to have a big white cockatoo who would sit on his shoulder while he sang? I saw the bird bite the HELL out of his ear on camera once! Perry never blinked. His voice was rich and mellow, and even as a small child, I loved him.

LucyLoohoo Level 8 July 11, 2018
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Just for a moment I imagined him trying to sing samba de una nota and figured out he’s just a crooner

Morganfreeman Level 7 July 11, 2018
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@RobLawrence no 👎🏾 not dirty at all, contrary very clean, perfect and polite. I like it kinda dirty or greasy and also more rude than polite smile009.gif

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Love Perry Como!!! I just changed my station to Perry, Thanks!!

pepperjones Level 8 July 11, 2018
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I can't sing for the life of me, but I am a musician, I've written tons of peices. But even though I can't sing, I've always had a great admiration for those that can.
Perry Como is one of them. He was a bit before my time, but my mom loved his voice, and I got to hear a lot of his songs from my mom playing them back in the day. Damn good singer.

TristanNuvo Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Mr C is one of my favorite male vocalists along with Nat King Cole.

jlynn37 Level 8 July 11, 2018
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@RobLawrence You lost me on that one. I never cared for any high pitched tenors. To each his own..

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@RobLawrence Music is one thing that most everyone has a different flavor for. I prefer instrumental to vocal, I am old school and like the music of the 30s, 40s, 50s. Big Band, Dixieland, Bluegrass, Light Jazz.

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@RobLawrence My favorite female vocalist is Anne Murray.

@RobLawrence Try this and pay attention to her accompaniment. Gives me goosebumps.

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@RobLawrence AND...Dean Martin. Elvis was also a great crooner!

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Como was one of the great crooners --in a class with Bing Crosby and Bony Bennett.

wordywalt Level 8 July 11, 2018
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I know of Matt Monro. He was a great vocalist. I agree with you about today's singers.

Ellatynemouth Level 8 July 11, 2018
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I did like Matt Monro.

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