Ok, I'm almost done with this thing now. Couldn't pin this down to a straight Top 5 vocalists so had to split it between ladies and gentlemen.
<strong><em>Top 5 Male Vocalists</em></strong>
1. <strong>Gerry Rosalie</strong> (The Sonics)
2. <strong>Black Francis</strong> (Pixies)
3. <strong>Otis Redding</strong>
4. <strong>Ian Gillan</strong> (Deep Purple)
5. <strong>Jeff Buckley</strong>
<strong><em>Top 5 Female Vocalists</em></strong>
1. <strong>Cat Power</strong>
2. <strong>Sandy Denny</strong> (Fairport Convention)
3. <strong>Ronnie Spector</strong> (The Ronettes)
4. <strong>Nina Simone</strong>
5. <strong>Lucinda Williams</strong>
Check out the blog for justifications and further guff.
So, much happier with this than I was with my Top 5 Guitarists. I'll get this supergroup thing wrapped up next week with additional musicians and a final line-up.