The other night I was checking some older live performances of "I'll Never Love This Way Again" and let me tell you...I can see that vocal prowess runs in that family. In her prime, Dionne's voice, in her upper register, had a similar tone to Whitney's...or should I say, Whitney's voice had a similar tone...the vibrato's similar, the clarity and volume...although I do find Dionne's voice, back in the day, still more powerful than Whitney's. Holy shitballs! I was blown away.
Check these out:
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h-kDcPp2Ws&feature=related[/ame] (HOLY CRAP @ the last belted notes!)
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71wQTlwxPm0&feature=related[/ame] (I belts what I think it's an G#5...I never thought she could go that high)
I already really enjoyed her tone, wich is very unique, and singing style but I underestimated her vocal ability, technically speaking, quite a bit...I stand corrected now!
I wanted this with y'all 'cause, well, first of all, I was really impressed by her voice and, second, I wanted to try make people see how Dionne could belt the SHIT out of a song 'cause I, like many people I hear talking, thought she couldn't.