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HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« on: April 19, 2010, 11:29:31 pm »
Who is the better song stylist?
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 08:24:59 am »
I'd go with Sade.. mainly because she's been at least moderately more prolific than Anita.. mad props to Anita of course, Detroit homegrown.. both pioneers of quiet storm, 80's jazzy soul..
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 09:15:47 am »
Sade every day, twice on Sundays. Whew...
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 09:38:49 am »
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 01:32:14 pm »
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 02:41:21 am »
This is a really hard one, but I'm taking Anita Baker. Sade is great and she has the longevity thing, but Anita had more songs I liked.

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 09:09:58 am »
This is a really hard one, but I'm taking Anita Baker. Sade is great and she has the longevity thing, but Anita had more songs I liked.


I agree.  Ms. Baker did have more songs I liked than Sade especially when Anita was lead singer in a soul group (whose name escapes me now)before she became the 'Anita Baker' we listeners are all familiar with.

But the question is... Who is the better song stylist?
and I think the interesting thing is that Sade wasn't really a strong lead singer;  She has this deep, monotone voice. She can barely raise her notes octaves above Ms. Baker's church choir-like voice and at the height of Sade's prime during the mid to late 80s, her sound virtually started a new radio listening market as most people didn't know Sade was really a lead singer of a British band because her name headlines the act: 'cool jazz', if I recall...   ...but...

I dig Sade simply because she merely sounds comfortable in her own element and doesn't try too hard to be something that she's not.

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 01:08:19 pm »
Answering strictly Magic's question of who is the better stylist I go with Sade.  I think Anita has a better voice and I give her the edge on if I had to pick one's greatest hit CD over another to be stranded with I'd take Anita.
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2010, 06:17:05 pm »
Sade is a talker and not a singer and is therefor disqualified. 8)

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 07:32:21 am »
Oh, now I remember... 

Anita Baker was down with Chapter 8 back-in-th-day. :)

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 03:46:12 pm »
No disrespect to Helen, but all her songs sound the SAME to me.
I like her music.  But it's all interchangeable.

I think Anita Baker has more range and versatility.

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Anita Baker or Sade
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2010, 09:37:29 am »
Sade is the better song stylist....her diction is much better than Anita Baker's too even Nancy Wilson commented on her need to improve years ago.