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Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: April 5, 2023 11:37

In spite of his 60 years of worldwide fame, I think Mick is actually UNDER-appreciated by the general public when it comes to his abilities as a singer.

If you had to pick ONE studio track with Mick’s most jaw-droppingly amazing vocal performance, what would it be?

For me, at the moment at least, I would choose “All Your Love” from the Blue & Lonesome disc. Possibly the most stunning vocal performance ever recorded. Especially given that this is a 72-year-old singer. Unbelievable.

Drew

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: April 5, 2023 12:21

this is not something i can easily answer but without giving it much thought the two that spring immediately to mind are

i don't know why

and

watching the river flow

however these would probably be better defined as performance by him that i enjoyed a lot and not maybe objectively his most astonishing performances ever

it will be interesting to me to see how this thread develops and what people choose

i wonder if any widespread consensus is possible on this subject



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2023-04-05 12:35 by ProfessorWolf.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: April 5, 2023 12:47

Let me pedantic for a minute : the DW outtake "What Am I Gonna Do With Your Love" istruly fantastic.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: April 5, 2023 12:53

I Got The Blues from Sticky Fingers.

JumpingKentFlash

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: April 5, 2023 13:03

What Mick came up with on "Angie" is brilliant. His interpretation of Keith's song
is astonishing to me. Packed with all the emotions one feels when breaking up, his performance uses all the vocal possibilites to communicate the heartbreak; top performance Mick!
Rockandroll,
Mops

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: ribbelchips ()
Date: April 5, 2023 13:28

I love Mick on Stray Cat Blues and Loving Cup. He's also great on Monkey Man, Angie, Moonlight Mile and lots of other songs from that era.

In the early sixties his voice wasn't that great (probably just unexperienced). On songs like "I've been loving you too long" it even is embarassing at times (You were tiiiiiieeeeeed). Somewhere in the 1980s he probably started taking singing lessons, which didn't really benefit his voice in my opinion. The emotions that were so convincing in the 1968-1976 songs, sound 'over-acted' with al those ad-libs and decorations (sobs)..

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: April 5, 2023 14:04

Winter is also great.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: RobberBride ()
Date: April 5, 2023 14:08

So many incredible vocal performances to choose from... but

LET IT LOOSE

.. immediately pops into my brain.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: April 5, 2023 14:18

definitely not a rock song (I think Jagger is much overrated as a rock singer. He much better on ballads and blues songs)…

'Wild Horses' is surely amongst his best vocal performances

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: bakersfield ()
Date: April 5, 2023 14:26

All of Blue and Lonesome - his best album as a singer.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: keefriffhards ()
Date: April 5, 2023 14:34

Not entirely sure Mick has ever sang an astonishingly great vocal but Wild Horses, UMT, Factory Girl, Satisfaction, Spider To The Fly and Angie come close.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: Whale ()
Date: April 5, 2023 14:36

Let it loose is Mick giving it all at the peak of his abilities.
It's fantastic.
There's also a bootleg where he sings Tops and I also consider that to be one of his greatest.
As well as @#$%& blues maybe.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: Virgin Priest ()
Date: April 5, 2023 15:01

TOPS !!

Hey baby
Every man is the same come on

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: Rip This ()
Date: April 5, 2023 15:19

Let it Loose
I Don't Know Why....crazy that the general public probably never even heard this)
Tops
Licks Tour in Paris had some incredible recent live performances that were memorable.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: April 5, 2023 15:28

I Got the Blues live at The Marquee 1971.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: jigsaw69 ()
Date: April 5, 2023 15:32

First song that jumps to mind for fantastic vocals is....Let it Loose

for pure rock n roll swagger...Shattered

and for acting out a role using great vocals, talking, whispers and other screams n shouts.....Fingerprint File

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: TrulyMicks1 ()
Date: April 5, 2023 15:33

Quote
JumpingKentFlash
I Got The Blues from Sticky Fingers.

So many great songs but this came to mind first for me as well

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: TrulyMicks1 ()
Date: April 5, 2023 15:33

Quote
NashvilleBlues
I Got the Blues live at The Marquee 1971.

Mick at his finest!

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: mkbbcmr ()
Date: April 5, 2023 15:49

So many brilliant vocal performances but my favourite one is still "Goin' Home", all 11+ minutes of it. Youthful intuition, spirited improvisation, perfect timing. Truly astonishing.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: EasterMan ()
Date: April 5, 2023 16:09

Let's Work.

"Laaaaaaaazzyy"

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: Eleanor Rigby ()
Date: April 5, 2023 16:21

Let it loose
I don't know why
Sympathy..

Live : All down the line 1972 !!!

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: dkwalika ()
Date: April 5, 2023 16:24

All of Blue and Lonesome.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: April 5, 2023 16:37

The coming home bit in Moonlight Mile remains a favourite.

Then the whole Tattoo You (in particular side 2 - No Use in Crying!!!)

Simply put, his whole career is just one gem after another. Easier to list Mick's "lame" vocal performances ... are there any?

C

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: April 5, 2023 16:42

I think some of the cuts off Black and Blue show Mick at the very top of his game, his voice just sounds so rich and full.

Hand of Fate, Crazy Mama, Hey Negrita, Memory Motel, Fool to Cry and even Melody and Cherry Oh Baby.

Maybe not their best album, but maybe his best album.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: April 5, 2023 16:54

Symphony For The Devil!! How many covers of that exist? I've probably heard at least 20, and although some are decent, nobody comes close to Mick!

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: Valeswood ()
Date: April 5, 2023 17:05

For me it's Let It Loose, followed by Laugh, I Nearly Died and That's How Strong My Love Is.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Date: April 5, 2023 17:08

The studio version of Start Me Up is pure class.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: ThePaleRider ()
Date: April 5, 2023 17:10

Yeah...Side Two of Tatoo You...'Worried About You, in particular. Which really means the Black and Blue album for vocal highlights, I guess. Love how Mich can pack multi syllables into 4-letter words in Crazy Mama...

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: downagain ()
Date: April 5, 2023 18:07

For me, nothing tops Let it Loose. With his vocals, re really does.

Re: Mick’s most astonishing vocal performance?
Posted by: northof49 ()
Date: April 5, 2023 18:42

Have always liked Mick's singing on Cry To ME, that and his manic outro on Monkey Man...although I'm not exactly sure one would call that 'singing'.
And, as others have already stated, he is stellar throughout on Blue and Lonesome.

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