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Jennifer Warnes- It's The Right Time Of The Night 1977

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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by Anonymousreply 116November 25, 2022 4:04 PM

looks like a homely boy in some shots

by Anonymousreply 1November 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 Anonymousreply 2November 24, 2022 1:11 AM

Her Best of album is great. 10 tracks. All killer, no filler.

by Anonymousreply 3November 24, 2022 1:13 AM

I concur OP.

by Anonymousreply 4November 24, 2022 1:13 AM

I love Jennifer Warnes. One of the best pop singers ever and the definitive interpreter of Leonard Cohen.

by Anonymousreply 5November 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 Anonymousreply 6November 24, 2022 1:19 AM

Cohen couldn't sing to save his life, so what the fuck did he know?

by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2022 1:20 AM

I bought the 45.

by Anonymousreply 8November 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 Anonymousreply 9November 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 Anonymousreply 10November 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 Anonymousreply 11November 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 Anonymousreply 12November 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 Anonymousreply 13November 24, 2022 1:26 AM

She's a prolific songwriter and is worth millions these days, that's her main career.

by Anonymousreply 14November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 15November 24, 2022 1:29 AM

From Wikipedia:

[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 Anonymousreply 16November 24, 2022 1:30 AM

What hit songs has Jennifer Warnes written?

by Anonymousreply 17November 24, 2022 1:30 AM

R17 Don't they have Google over there by you?

by Anonymousreply 18November 24, 2022 1:32 AM

None, R17. She was a singer who didn’t write her own hits. À la Linda Rondstadt.

by Anonymousreply 19November 24, 2022 1:34 AM

She wrote some good songs, though, like "Shot Through The Heart."

by Anonymousreply 20November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 21November 24, 2022 1:36 AM

R21- Is me OP.

by Anonymousreply 22November 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 Anonymousreply 23November 24, 2022 1:39 AM

Jennifer has subtley, nuance... Linda couldn't relate.

by Anonymousreply 24November 24, 2022 1:40 AM

*subtlety

by Anonymousreply 25November 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 Anonymousreply 26November 24, 2022 1:45 AM

Jennifer was not one to do as she was told. It's pretty much that simple.

by Anonymousreply 27November 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 Anonymousreply 28November 24, 2022 1:50 AM

R28- You consider Madonna GIFTED?

by Anonymousreply 29November 24, 2022 1:52 AM

r29 = Katherine Jackson

by Anonymousreply 30November 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 Anonymousreply 31November 24, 2022 2:01 AM

She wore the whole hippy look well.

(She's a bit cross eyed BTW which probably didn't help)

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by Anonymousreply 32November 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 Anonymousreply 33November 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 Anonymousreply 34November 24, 2022 2:23 AM

Jennifer and Bill also sued a cruiseline that used soundalikes on a rewritten version of the song.

by Anonymousreply 35November 24, 2022 2:23 AM

R32- This is the BEST version of Easy To Be Hard

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by Anonymousreply 36November 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 Anonymousreply 37November 24, 2022 2:48 AM

So is she an unclaimed treasure?

by Anonymousreply 38November 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 Anonymousreply 39November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 40November 24, 2022 3:25 AM

Legacies have to be maintained.

by Anonymousreply 41November 24, 2022 3:26 AM

She looked JUST like my fifth grade teacher.

by Anonymousreply 42November 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 Anonymousreply 43November 24, 2022 3:28 AM

Arguably her best track.

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by Anonymousreply 44November 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 Anonymousreply 45November 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 Anonymousreply 46November 24, 2022 3:39 AM

Did she and Laura Branigan ever share a stage with Cohen?

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by Anonymousreply 47November 24, 2022 3:39 AM

She looked dykey.

It's the right time of the night for EATING YOUR SNATCH.

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by Anonymousreply 48November 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 Anonymousreply 49November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 50November 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 Anonymousreply 51November 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 Anonymousreply 52November 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 Anonymousreply 53November 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 Anonymousreply 54November 24, 2022 3:56 AM

Her version of the Todd Rundgren tearjerker.

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by Anonymousreply 55November 24, 2022 3:58 AM

If it wasn't for the voice Jennifer Warnes and Randy Van Warmer could be the same person.

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by Anonymousreply 56November 24, 2022 4:00 AM

I couldn't stand Karen Carpenter, either, R52.

by Anonymousreply 57November 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 Anonymousreply 58November 24, 2022 4:06 AM

I miss the seventies.

by Anonymousreply 59November 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 Anonymousreply 60November 24, 2022 4:12 AM

You can say that again, r58!

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by Anonymousreply 61November 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 Anonymousreply 62November 24, 2022 4:17 AM

Oops, i realize that's Deb Boone. One in the same.

by Anonymousreply 63November 24, 2022 4:18 AM

Can't you see her in a nun's habit?

by Anonymousreply 64November 24, 2022 4:19 AM

Her Wikipedia makes no mention of her personal life. No spouse listed…

Makes me sad for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 65November 24, 2022 4:20 AM

If Rachel Maddow were a pop singer, she'd be Jennifer Warnes.

by Anonymousreply 66November 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 Anonymousreply 67November 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 Anonymousreply 68November 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 Anonymousreply 69November 24, 2022 12:00 PM

[quote]I bought the 45.

How many did you need?

by Anonymousreply 70November 24, 2022 12:07 PM

[quote]One in the same.

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 71November 24, 2022 12:07 PM

R7 = has shit taste

by Anonymousreply 72November 24, 2022 2:46 PM

R72 has shit in his ears.

by Anonymousreply 73November 24, 2022 4:37 PM

Randy VanWarmer was cute in a nerdy professor way.

by Anonymousreply 74November 24, 2022 4:43 PM

Jennifer Warnes is Terri Gibbs with 20/30 vision.

by Anonymousreply 75November 24, 2022 4:44 PM

Leaving this here. Notice Warnes doesn't show up in this list. Ronstadt does.

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by Anonymousreply 76November 24, 2022 5:04 PM

Linda Ronstadt doesn't rate her own music. Linda knows.

by Anonymousreply 77November 24, 2022 5:10 PM

She’s a bland performer. Her music is bland. She should tour with that wild ass Rita Coolidge

by Anonymousreply 78November 24, 2022 5:21 PM

A live vocal while promoting "First We Take Manhattan."

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by Anonymousreply 79November 24, 2022 5:24 PM

It’s the right time of the night for fingering my cunt.

by Anonymousreply 80November 24, 2022 5:26 PM

An album in this vein would have been nice.

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by Anonymousreply 81November 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 Anonymousreply 82November 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 Anonymousreply 83November 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.

Lesbian, then.

by Anonymousreply 84November 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 Anonymousreply 85November 24, 2022 5:47 PM

She's probably taking the nutloaf out of the oven as I type for turkey day.

by Anonymousreply 86November 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 Anonymousreply 87November 24, 2022 6:42 PM

I love her voice, its deep resonance and her vibe.

by Anonymousreply 88November 24, 2022 6:45 PM

She looks so fug right around the 2:29 mark when she's hitting those long notes.

by Anonymousreply 89November 24, 2022 6:47 PM

Yikes, R87. Thanks for the gossip. I wonder what her gripe was at the mastering studio?

by Anonymousreply 90November 24, 2022 6:58 PM

Bitch stole my act.

by Anonymousreply 91November 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 Anonymousreply 92November 24, 2022 7:14 PM

Watching this feels like my home economics teacher singing to me about feeling horny.

by Anonymousreply 93November 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 Anonymousreply 94November 24, 2022 7:24 PM

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by Anonymousreply 95November 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 Anonymousreply 96November 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 Anonymousreply 97November 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 Anonymousreply 98November 24, 2022 9:10 PM

Weyes Blood - bland as fuck

by Anonymousreply 99November 24, 2022 9:12 PM

She had zero appeal.

by Anonymousreply 100November 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 Anonymousreply 101November 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 Anonymousreply 102November 24, 2022 9:21 PM

^^Let’s not turn this into a Carpenters thread, bitch.

by Anonymousreply 103November 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 Anonymousreply 104November 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 Anonymousreply 105November 25, 2022 2:09 AM

She had a gift for writing songs that earwormed.

by Anonymousreply 106November 25, 2022 2:14 AM

She’s a lezzy.

by Anonymousreply 107November 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 Anonymousreply 108November 25, 2022 3:40 AM

The song is so romantic.

by Anonymousreply 109November 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 Anonymousreply 110November 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 Anonymousreply 111November 25, 2022 4:25 AM

Up...

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by Anonymousreply 112November 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 Anonymousreply 113November 25, 2022 4:54 AM

hated her songs

by Anonymousreply 114November 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 Anonymousreply 115November 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.

by Anonymousreply 116November 25, 2022 4:04 PM
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