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Bonnie Raitt

What does DL think of this vocal powerhouse?

by Anonymousreply 51October 17, 2021 10:46 AM

I only know “Something to Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and I always thought her hair was cool.

by Anonymousreply 1September 21, 2021 6:41 AM

She's no Bonnie Franklin!

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by Anonymousreply 2September 21, 2021 7:15 AM

Terrible song choices.

by Anonymousreply 3September 21, 2021 7:16 AM

I like the bluesy stuff.

by Anonymousreply 4September 21, 2021 7:18 AM

I prefer her father.

by Anonymousreply 5September 21, 2021 7:19 AM

I really liked Something to Talk About, it was like an inside joke between a friend, about our mutual (then closeted) gay friend. For some reason the song reminds me of the Sue Grafton alphabetical murder mystery book series, I imagine the narrator, Kinsey Millhone, as a down to earth Bonnie Raitt type who would probably like her as an artist.

by Anonymousreply 6September 21, 2021 7:53 AM

Is she a homosexualist, ladies?

by Anonymousreply 7September 21, 2021 8:34 AM

I love this old Bonnie Raitt version of this John Prine song.

I can't find the reference, but I can swear that she joked once that back in the day, she sat on more faces than she could remember.

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by Anonymousreply 8September 21, 2021 8:37 AM

She had that huge album the the late 90s (?), won every major grammy that year. Then what?

by Anonymousreply 9September 21, 2021 9:17 AM

Bland, boring, and no big boobs.

by Anonymousreply 10September 21, 2021 9:39 AM

Iconic, you dumb whores.

by Anonymousreply 11September 21, 2021 10:08 AM

Her version of Randy Newman’s “Guilty” is amazing…the best rendition ever.

by Anonymousreply 12September 21, 2021 10:59 AM

BR is also a respected guitarist.

"I Can't Make You Love Me" is a really sad song.

by Anonymousreply 13September 21, 2021 11:12 AM

She plays a wicked slide guitar and her voice is beautiful. "Louise" is a favorite of mine. Her first two or three albums, before she got commercialized, were outstanding.

She is not a homosexualist.

by Anonymousreply 14September 21, 2021 9:37 PM

A friend from mine she cries at night and she calls me on the phone….

by Anonymousreply 15September 21, 2021 9:45 PM

I think she's BI sexual, if not lesbian. (yes, I know she had a husband once)

by Anonymousreply 16September 21, 2021 9:57 PM

Because we've all been there at least once....

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by Anonymousreply 17October 14, 2021 2:20 PM

She’s an icon!!

by Anonymousreply 18October 14, 2021 2:31 PM

I saw her in SRO concert at Red Rocks in Denver and she put on a fantastic show. She caught a whiff of the ever present pot smoke and joked about 20 years of sobriety down the drain. lol. She does some pretty good covers....my favorite is Del Shannon's "Runaway".

by Anonymousreply 19October 14, 2021 2:39 PM

She thought Cidny Bullens was sexy back when they were butch rocker Cindy Bullens. As did Elton John.

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by Anonymousreply 20October 14, 2021 3:05 PM

Bonnie's dad was Broadway icon John Raitt.

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by Anonymousreply 21October 14, 2021 3:18 PM

^ We know

by Anonymousreply 22October 14, 2021 3:50 PM

Love her. But as much as I love Prince too, his cover of I Can't Make You Love Me was absolutely awful.

One of her more recent music videos featured same sex couple kissing, fwiw.

by Anonymousreply 23October 14, 2021 3:56 PM

John Raitt

In his prime there were few to none better.

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by Anonymousreply 24October 15, 2021 8:03 AM

Silver haired Big Daddy!

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by Anonymousreply 25October 15, 2021 8:04 AM

She was ushered into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame much too easy!

by Anonymousreply 26October 15, 2021 11:34 AM

R21 He was terrible in the movie version, creepy and weird. He could never translate to film.

by Anonymousreply 27October 15, 2021 11:46 AM

I can't make you love me was an incredible song, I was very moved by it the first time I heard it.

by Anonymousreply 28October 15, 2021 12:57 PM

There is nothing more heartbreaking than realizing someone you want, doesn't want you. Best one can do is dig up a bit of pride and try to exit gracefully.

by Anonymousreply 29October 15, 2021 1:25 PM

George Michael did a good version of I can't make you love me, but it should have been covered by somebody like Whitney Houston or Gladys Knight, somebody who can really do justice to melody and lyric. It's an incredible song!

by Anonymousreply 30October 15, 2021 1:29 PM

Bonnie Raitt is a terrific blues singer. I’ll take her any day over Adele.

by Anonymousreply 31October 15, 2021 1:43 PM

A great mane of hair!!!

by Anonymousreply 32October 15, 2021 1:44 PM

I especially like her early stuff.

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by Anonymousreply 33October 15, 2021 1:48 PM

GM's cover of ICMYLM

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by Anonymousreply 34October 15, 2021 1:52 PM

What are Bonnie's pronouns?

by Anonymousreply 35October 15, 2021 1:53 PM

For such a popular song ICMYLM has only been covered a handful of times in recordings.

My guess is people who know they cannot do song justice stay away.

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by Anonymousreply 36October 15, 2021 2:04 PM

“Jack Daniels was the only man who was never unfaithful to me.”

by Anonymousreply 37October 15, 2021 2:10 PM

Her ex-husband was Michael O'Keefe, the actor who played Fred (husband and then ex-husband to Jackie) on Roseanne.

by Anonymousreply 38October 15, 2021 10:57 PM

I love her '70s albums, but it seems like people only ever talk about Nick of Time (1989) and Luck of the Draw (1991). it's astonishing how good she was from the start. She never pretended to be anything other than an upper-middle-class suburban white girl and yet she sounded so authentic, not unlike Emmylou Harris I guess. Her voice wasn't as powerful as Ronstadt's but she was smarter (certainly more politically astute) and more interesting. Her cover of the Marvelettes' "Danger, Heartbreak Ahead" is actually better than the original. Probably can't say that about any other white artists covering Motown.

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by Anonymousreply 39October 15, 2021 11:33 PM

A true original. One of the very best…

by Anonymousreply 40October 15, 2021 11:50 PM

Bonnie is incredible. I have to admit that I arrived fairly late to the party, when she released "Green Light" in 1982. I loved that record and played it to death. The next album ("Nine Lives") left me a little cold, but then of course "Nick of Time" came along in 1989 and it all clicked. Great album, she was in great voice, video featuring the then very hot Dennis Quaid on VH1.... She finally got her due. The rest of that album and those that followed in the early to mid 90s are for the most part very good to great. She has such a deep catalogue, though. You can always go back earlier to her albums from the early to late 70s and discover some fantastic songs. She never disappoints. There is always something new to discover with her. I remember during her "Nick of Time" a friend of mine referred to her as "the witch with the white forelock." I just shook my head. Yes, of course, that was all she was. Moron.

by Anonymousreply 41October 16, 2021 12:03 AM

God, has new music become truly awful. Remember when artists looked out together and actually could sing. I mean sing songs that actually meant something with emotion!

by Anonymousreply 42October 16, 2021 12:15 AM

Put together*

by Anonymousreply 43October 16, 2021 12:15 AM

[quote]Her ex-husband was Michael O'Keefe, the actor who played Fred (husband and then ex-husband to Jackie) on Roseanne.


by Anonymousreply 44October 16, 2021 2:27 AM

Great live performance by George Michael of I can't make you love me!

Thanks for posting R34! ❤

by Anonymousreply 45October 16, 2021 9:06 AM

She allegedly had a fire crotch. Now, her crotch looks like a small fire covered by a melting snow cap.

by Anonymousreply 46October 16, 2021 9:43 AM

[quote]We know

Many here would have no clue who John Raitt was, they weren't even born in the 1990s. These people don't even know most of the rock bands people are posting about, let alone, a late Broadway star.

by Anonymousreply 47October 17, 2021 2:48 AM

That's why we hate them, R47.

by Anonymousreply 48October 17, 2021 2:50 AM

YW R45

That clip demonstrates what great talent GW was, and what world lost from his death far too soon.

GM not only had a great instrument, but he knew how to use and take care of it as well.

For those that didn't bother suggest reading comments to that YT video. Several are from people who worked with GM including a few there when live performance of "ICMYLM" was recorded.

No one has a bad thing to say about GM in those comments. He was always described as a wonderful person.. generous to a fault.

by Anonymousreply 49October 17, 2021 2:54 AM

He really did the song justice R49. Even when it came out as a single I thought George Michael's version had more depth than Bonnie Raitt's. And he was on top of his vocal game during that wonderful live version. Very beautiful and subtle musical arrangement too. Just superb!

Apparently he was very generous with his money too, big donations to charities over the years. Quite sad he died way too young, but I think he was a troubled guy who just couldn't find any piece of mind.

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