I get Lesbian vibes from her in this video. She has a really deep singing voice too.
The back up men in her band- all of them were so nonfat and non muscular- all were so slim.
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I get Lesbian vibes from her in this video. She has a really deep singing voice too.
The back up men in her band- all of them were so nonfat and non muscular- all were so slim.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||November 25, 2022 4:04 PM|
looks like a homely boy in some shots
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 24, 2022 1:04 AM|
definitely some homely back up singers in that video, but that was also not an unusual look for guys in the 70s.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 24, 2022 1:11 AM|
Her Best of album is great. 10 tracks. All killer, no filler.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 24, 2022 1:13 AM|
I concur OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 24, 2022 1:13 AM|
I love Jennifer Warnes. One of the best pop singers ever and the definitive interpreter of Leonard Cohen.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 24, 2022 1:14 AM|
I wouldn't say she's the definitive Cohen interpreter. Cohen himself was supportive of her album but even he expressed some reservations.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 24, 2022 1:19 AM|
Cohen couldn't sing to save his life, so what the fuck did he know?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 24, 2022 1:20 AM|
I bought the 45.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 24, 2022 1:21 AM|
Definitely gives off lesbian vibes in that video. The vest has a lot to do with it, as does the short hairstyle. But there's also something about her attitude in the video, especially toward the end, that comes of like she's not singing this song to a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 24, 2022 1:22 AM|
Don't get me wrong. I actually like this song otherwise I wouldn't have bothered posting it her on the datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 24, 2022 1:23 AM|
Well, he knew his own songs and Jennifer Warnes' Easy Listening inclinations weren't entirely in the same vein...
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 24, 2022 1:24 AM|
Her voice was just as good as Linda Ronstadt, but because she didn't look as good in short shorts, she didn't get the same career
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 24, 2022 1:25 AM|
R9- Watching the video it's as if she singing-
It's the right time of the night for making love TO A WOMAN.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 24, 2022 1:26 AM|
She's a prolific songwriter and is worth millions these days, that's her main career.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 24, 2022 1:28 AM|
I love her performance of the theme song from Norma Rae, “It Goes Like It Goes”—a dizzying, beautiful song.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 24, 2022 1:29 AM|
[quote]She was so committed to her Catholic faith, that for a while she entered a convent after graduating from high school.
That garners both a religious and non-religious MARY! from me.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 24, 2022 1:30 AM|
What hit songs has Jennifer Warnes written?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 24, 2022 1:30 AM|
R17 Don't they have Google over there by you?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 24, 2022 1:32 AM|
None, R17. She was a singer who didn’t write her own hits. À la Linda Rondstadt.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 24, 2022 1:34 AM|
She wrote some good songs, though, like "Shot Through The Heart."
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 24, 2022 1:35 AM|
I actually stumbled upon her obscure version of this song from Hair the other day which led me to her hit song of 1977. I like her version of Let The Sunshine In from 1969.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 24, 2022 1:36 AM|
R21- Is me OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 24, 2022 1:36 AM|
Um, i think her voice is boring and bland. It does NOT compare to Linda Ronstadt, who had definite range.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 24, 2022 1:39 AM|
Jennifer has subtley, nuance... Linda couldn't relate.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 24, 2022 1:40 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 24, 2022 1:42 AM|
there's a reason Jennifer Warnes was never a very popular singer and made the switch to songwriting. Her "subtlety" wasn't all that compelling and she sounded very monotonous and boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 24, 2022 1:45 AM|
Jennifer was not one to do as she was told. It's pretty much that simple.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 24, 2022 1:49 AM|
Yes, if only Jennifer was a gifted singer as Madonna or Janet Jackson she would have been much more famous
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 24, 2022 1:50 AM|
R28- You consider Madonna GIFTED?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 24, 2022 1:52 AM|
r29 = Katherine Jackson
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 24, 2022 1:53 AM|
That song was played everywhere. I'll never forget that even a woman in the post office said when the song came on, "I hear that song all the time." It got a ton of airplay.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 24, 2022 2:01 AM|
She wore the whole hippy look well.
(She's a bit cross eyed BTW which probably didn't help)
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 24, 2022 2:08 AM|
I've Had the Time Of My Life was originally offered to Donna Summer, who turned it down because she didn't like the title to the movie "Dirty Dancing." It was ungodly or some shit. Bad decision, Jennifer agreed to do the song with Bill Medley and they had a huge monster hit with it and made a ton of $$$$$.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 24, 2022 2:19 AM|
R5 just this morning on my way to work I was listening to her cover of one of Leonard's songs and thinking I don't know enough about her catalog and that I really needed to tell deeper into it and then today I come across this thread so that's crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 24, 2022 2:23 AM|
Jennifer and Bill also sued a cruiseline that used soundalikes on a rewritten version of the song.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 24, 2022 2:23 AM|
R32- This is the BEST version of Easy To Be Hard
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 24, 2022 2:36 AM|
Last time I looked at that video on YT there were a lot of thirsty commenters calling her the hottest woman of the 70s!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 24, 2022 2:48 AM|
So is she an unclaimed treasure?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 24, 2022 2:52 AM|
I was lucky enough to see Warnes in concert a few years ago in Richmond Hill, which is north of Toronto. It was a great show, but curiously, she only sang one Cohen song - and it was part of a medley. The audience kept requesting more Cohen but she didn't perform any other Cohen songs. She did sing Up Where We Belong .
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 24, 2022 3:06 AM|
She’s pretty much forgotten now even though she had two number one songs.
This, however, is my favorite song of hers.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 24, 2022 3:25 AM|
Legacies have to be maintained.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 24, 2022 3:26 AM|
She looked JUST like my fifth grade teacher.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 24, 2022 3:26 AM|
R12 it's interesting you compared her to Linda Ronstadt as I've always thought her tone was very similar to Linda's albeit a bit deeper. I miss pop singers who actually had character to their voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 24, 2022 3:28 AM|
Arguably her best track.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 24, 2022 3:30 AM|
Hottest woman of the 70s? Apparently they are blind and/or haven't seen Jan Smithers (Bailey on WKRP).
Warnes looks like a stay-at-home Christian mom who teaches bible study at Sunday School and always contributes to bake sales.
r43 I've never heard Warnes hitting high notes like on Blue Bayou, her songs with Nelson Riddle (Someone to watch over me) and many other Ronstadt songs. Warnes has a very low, boring voice with almost no variation in notes/tone, and never hits any high notes. Also, Ronstadt has a clarity in her voice that Warnes really doesn't possess. She sounds like she did a few bong hits on most of her songs. Listen again.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 24, 2022 3:32 AM|
[quote]This is the BEST version of Easy To Be Hard
I much prefer the Jennifer Warner version. Sung as it was intended in the show. The screeching caterwauling version at R36 is banal.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 24, 2022 3:39 AM|
Did she and Laura Branigan ever share a stage with Cohen?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 24, 2022 3:39 AM|
She looked dykey.
It's the right time of the night for EATING YOUR SNATCH.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 24, 2022 3:45 AM|
I was a big fan of her in the ‘70s. She first came to my attention when she was a regular on the Smothers Brothers show in the late ‘60s.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 24, 2022 3:45 AM|
She records quite infrequently, but she’s taken great care of her voice. She sounds most the same as a septuagenarian as she did 50+ years ago, even a bit warmer now.
I think she is a better interpreter than Ronstadt, though nowhere nearly as prolific or adventurous in her career.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 24, 2022 3:46 AM|
I actually never liked her singing or this song (I actually really disliked it), but she must have something that I don't hear, since she's so well regarded.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||November 24, 2022 3:47 AM|
She and Karen Carpenter were some crappy ass singers, IMO. That's all I'm going to say about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||November 24, 2022 3:50 AM|
Karen Carpenter was one of the greatest female vocalists of the 20th Century. She was an extraordinary talent. She was never appreciated for the artist she was until years after her death.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 24, 2022 3:52 AM|
^ As Ella Fitzgerald once said, if you don’t like Karen Carpenter’s voice, you don’t like popular music.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||November 24, 2022 3:56 AM|
Her version of the Todd Rundgren tearjerker.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 24, 2022 3:58 AM|
If it wasn't for the voice Jennifer Warnes and Randy Van Warmer could be the same person.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||November 24, 2022 4:00 AM|
I couldn't stand Karen Carpenter, either, R52.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||November 24, 2022 4:03 AM|
She seems so smug and content in her homeliness in the OP video. Only in the 70s could one look and dress like a Sunday school teacher and have a hit song.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||November 24, 2022 4:06 AM|
I miss the seventies.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||November 24, 2022 4:09 AM|
The critics are raving on YouTube:
"Just about my favourite clip on YT at the moment ! .. I find this Jennifer Warnes performance totally magical .. Wonderful live vocal (even better than the record ), and such an engaging, personality filled delivery .. Love her feeling and her gorgeous, too-cute-for-words facial expressions .. Love everything about this ! 🥰👏😍👏"
"Jennifer Warnes is so incredibly talented! I absolutely love her profound singing voice and her rather shy personality in this live performance. She actually looks like a purely wholesome school teacher in this clip, but there's nothing wrong with that. She is very beautiful just the way she is and plus she obviously has no problem being herself."
"Excellent melody and feel, uncomplicated and simple, but enduring in its appeal. A pretty lady in jeans, wearing glasses, perfectly complements the wholesome simplicity..."
"Two thumbs up. Looks like a math teacher from the 70's. No fancy wardrobe or dance routine. Not needed when you posses talent."
|by Anonymous||reply 60||November 24, 2022 4:12 AM|
You can say that again, r58!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||November 24, 2022 4:13 AM|
r61 looks like she's a cross between ONJ and Anne Murray. I halfway expect her to break out in "I honestly love you" but she wouldn't be able to pull off the notes (out of her range).
|by Anonymous||reply 62||November 24, 2022 4:17 AM|
Oops, i realize that's Deb Boone. One in the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||November 24, 2022 4:18 AM|
Can't you see her in a nun's habit?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||November 24, 2022 4:19 AM|
Her Wikipedia makes no mention of her personal life. No spouse listed…
Makes me sad for some reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||November 24, 2022 4:20 AM|
If Rachel Maddow were a pop singer, she'd be Jennifer Warnes.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||November 24, 2022 4:27 AM|
[Quote] I've never heard Warnes hitting high notes like on Blue Bayou, her songs with Nelson Riddle (Someone to watch over me) and many other Ronstadt songs. Warnes has a very low, boring voice with almost no variation in notes/tone, and never hits any high notes. Also, Ronstadt has a clarity in her voice that Warnes really doesn't possess. She sounds like she did a few bong hits on most of her songs. Listen again.
Why would I listen again when you haven't even listened to, say, Warnes' version of "Don't Make Me Over"?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||November 24, 2022 11:58 AM|
[Quote] I halfway expect her to break out in "I honestly love you" but she wouldn't be able to pull off the notes (out of her range).
What a nonsense. ONJ had a thin voice with a screechy upper range.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||November 24, 2022 11:58 AM|
I can never taken Karen Carpenter entirely seriously after that little "oh!" she does on their version of "Ticket to Ride." It's so actressy. She played at life, she didn't live it.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||November 24, 2022 12:00 PM|
[quote]I bought the 45.
How many did you need?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||November 24, 2022 12:07 PM|
[quote]One in the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||November 24, 2022 12:07 PM|
R7 = has shit taste
|by Anonymous||reply 72||November 24, 2022 2:46 PM|
R72 has shit in his ears.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||November 24, 2022 4:37 PM|
Randy VanWarmer was cute in a nerdy professor way.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||November 24, 2022 4:43 PM|
Jennifer Warnes is Terri Gibbs with 20/30 vision.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||November 24, 2022 4:44 PM|
Leaving this here. Notice Warnes doesn't show up in this list. Ronstadt does.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||November 24, 2022 5:04 PM|
Linda Ronstadt doesn't rate her own music. Linda knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||November 24, 2022 5:10 PM|
She’s a bland performer. Her music is bland. She should tour with that wild ass Rita Coolidge
|by Anonymous||reply 78||November 24, 2022 5:21 PM|
A live vocal while promoting "First We Take Manhattan."
|by Anonymous||reply 79||November 24, 2022 5:24 PM|
It’s the right time of the night for fingering my cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||November 24, 2022 5:26 PM|
An album in this vein would have been nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||November 24, 2022 5:27 PM|
[quote]I miss pop singers who actually had character to their voice.
Check out Weyes Blood (real name Natalie Mering). She’s like a cross (vocally) of Aimee Mann and Karen Carpenter, but better than that comparison might seem. She has a very rich, low voice.
Any kween looking for an outrageous 9-octave range and schlocky songs will be disappointed however.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||November 24, 2022 5:33 PM|
[quote]I can never taken Karen Carpenter entirely seriously after that little "oh!" she does on their version of "Ticket to Ride." It's so actressy. She played at life, she didn't live it.
What on earth does this even mean? Christ.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||November 24, 2022 5:35 PM|
[quote] She was so committed to her Catholic faith, that for a while she entered a convent after graduating from high school.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||November 24, 2022 5:43 PM|
She does look like a lesbian at OP's video. Yes, the vest added to the pings on the gaydar.
Voice sounds like Anne Murray (another suspected lesbian), to me.
I wouldn't have thought about Linda Rondstadt, but that's a good comparison. Karen Carpenter, as well.
[quote] she’s taken great care of her voice
People who sing in a lower register like JW can maintain their voices longer. I saw an interview of Gladys Knight and she said that, early in her career, someone told her to bring the key down on the songs she was performing.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||November 24, 2022 5:47 PM|
She's probably taking the nutloaf out of the oven as I type for turkey day.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||November 24, 2022 6:14 PM|
Two friends of mine have dealt with her and said she was a complete pain in the ass. One worked at a sound mastering company where she was a client and said she was one of the worst musicians he had to deal with. Another encountered her while working at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. She brought up about 3 of her albums to the front counter that she had discovered in the 99 cent bargain bin and made a fuss about it, asking why her albums were in the bargain bin, as if they should be up on the wall with a high price tag.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||November 24, 2022 6:42 PM|
I love her voice, its deep resonance and her vibe.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||November 24, 2022 6:45 PM|
She looks so fug right around the 2:29 mark when she's hitting those long notes.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||November 24, 2022 6:47 PM|
Yikes, R87. Thanks for the gossip. I wonder what her gripe was at the mastering studio?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||November 24, 2022 6:58 PM|
Bitch stole my act.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||November 24, 2022 7:04 PM|
I knew someone several years ago that knew her quite well. She is indeed a difficult person: while very talented she’s a nut when it comes to her opinion of the music business. She’s bitter and thinks everyone is screwing her over. Mostly record labels. And she has no money. For someone who’s such an audio perfectionist she’s done nothing to preserve her very sparse back catalog.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||November 24, 2022 7:14 PM|
Watching this feels like my home economics teacher singing to me about feeling horny.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||November 24, 2022 7:17 PM|
R27, What exactly in detail did Clive Davis want Jennirer Warnes to do that made her object? Are we talking about her appearance or her reluctance to engage sexualy with certain people?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||November 24, 2022 7:24 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||November 24, 2022 7:30 PM|
R94: Clive did what he did to a lot of people signed to Arista at the time. When it came time for Jennifer to record her third Arista album in 1981 he started micro-managing the sessions and wouldn’t let her finish songs that she wanted. So she bailed out of Arista and released the Best Of album with two new tracks that survived those sessions. Clive did the same thing to Al Stewart: drove him off the label by insisting on creative control.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||November 24, 2022 9:07 PM|
[Quote] What on earth does this even mean? Christ.
Are you familiar with Carpenters' "Ticket to Ride" from their "Singles" album?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||November 24, 2022 9:09 PM|
[Quote] What did Clive Davis want Jennirer Warnes to do that made her object?
Compare her output to Melissa Manchester's and there's your answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||November 24, 2022 9:10 PM|
Weyes Blood - bland as fuck
|by Anonymous||reply 99||November 24, 2022 9:12 PM|
She had zero appeal.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||November 24, 2022 9:14 PM|
[quote] I can never taken Karen Carpenter entirely seriously after that little "oh!" she does on their version of "Ticket to Ride." It's so actressy. She played at life, she didn't live it.
It's not like "Ticket to Ride" was a deep and gritty song.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||November 24, 2022 9:20 PM|
[Quote] It's not like "Ticket to Ride" was a deep and gritty song.
The problem isn't the song, it's her attempt to throw in a little exclamation of anguish. It fails to convince.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||November 24, 2022 9:21 PM|
^^Let’s not turn this into a Carpenters thread, bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||November 24, 2022 9:24 PM|
That "The boy who's driving me mad is going awaaay! OH!" is a homage to a similar exclamation in the original Beatles recording.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||November 24, 2022 9:36 PM|
I've also heard she is notoriously difficult. But like a lot of great singers, Dusty, etc. she can be a perfectionist. Arista released a bunch of those budget Platinum and Gold collections some years ago and apparently, Warnes demanded her collection be removed, although I think now it's being sold again.
As r92, stated, she hasn't done much to preserve her catalogue. She was involved in the 20th-anniversary reissue of Famous Blue Raincoat but she seems to be sour on her Arista years. Aside from her popular duets and Right Time of the NIght, she doesn't have any songs that have endured or introduced her to new generations of fans.
I can't blame her for disagreeing with Clive. He had a way of blocking artists' creativity but I think someone like Melissa Manchester was better at compromising. She would sing the hit songs to sell the album but write a few album tracks which allowed her to gain songwriting credits and to tap into her creativity.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||November 25, 2022 2:09 AM|
She had a gift for writing songs that earwormed.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||November 25, 2022 2:14 AM|
She’s a lezzy.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||November 25, 2022 2:15 AM|
Does anyone else wonder why so many super talented, created singers and songwriters are lesbian or at least bisexual?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||November 25, 2022 3:40 AM|
The song is so romantic.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||November 25, 2022 4:12 AM|
[quote] Does anyone else wonder why so many super talented, created singers and songwriters are lesbian or at least bisexual?
Can you give some examples, R108?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||November 25, 2022 4:22 AM|
She looks like a 2nd year grad student at the newly established Women’s Studies Department at Yale, circa 1977
|by Anonymous||reply 111||November 25, 2022 4:25 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 112||November 25, 2022 4:27 AM|
Does she hold the record for singing most Oscar nominated songs?
She sang the nominees from Norma Rae, Dirty Dancing, An Officer and a Gentlemen and Ragtime.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||November 25, 2022 4:54 AM|
hated her songs
|by Anonymous||reply 114||November 25, 2022 12:29 PM|
[Quote] Does anyone else wonder why so many super talented, created singers and songwriters are lesbian or at least bisexual?
Gay people tend to learn performance - a false face - at a young age. The stage is also somewhere where respect is granted alongside affirmation. There's safety there.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||November 25, 2022 1:56 PM|
I've Had the Time Of My Life was inescapable, that fucking song was played every five minutes for months, you heard it constantly. The same thing happened with Celine Dion's Titanic song a decade later.
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