From the other favorites suggested my vote goes to Beirute - the Flying Club Cup, Carole King Tapestry and Joni Mitchell - Hejira
After many years I have listened again to Fleetwood Mac Rumours and it is really special. I am also really obsessed about Crosby, Stills, and Nash - Their first album with Suite Judy Blue-eyes ( I was still too young when it was on the top but I have stolen it, "borrowed" without saying anything,from my uncles collection)
Thank you Bear, Celia Cruz is probably one of my favorite everbear wrote:ChristianSchwengeler wrote:Another of my Andromeda selections would be for sure Celia Cruz & Sonora Matancera - Oya, Diosa y Fe (©1954)
dory wrote:I second the vote for Billie Holliday. I am completely obsessed. For slightly more unusual choices I highly recommend Silvio Rodriguez. He has a spectacular voice and is a great singer/songwriter. He is also great to sing along withnif you are a tenor or a soprano-- great for the boredom of those long intergalactic flights. Finally, my most obscure pick for English speakers. Vintage Maxime le Forestier. Not his recent stuff which is ok but not exciting but his very old tunes. If I had a very long and boring flight I might throw in some older Gordon Lightfoot albums (can you tell I like singing along and higher pitched voices?) and maybe some Cesaria Evora--obviously challenging for someone with no lower range to sing along with but fun to listen to. Maybe also some Paris Combo. Ok. I give up. Stuff the darn spaceship full or get an ipod.
Billie Holliday and Cesaria Evora is a very good choice - I will tell the crew about your singing - no problem we will enjoy the flight.