CULT SOUNDS                                                                                   

Actors and the male falsetto sound

  
shannon
jones
  
 
louchristie
valli
sayer
john
gibb
bailey
jackson
prince
somerville
timberlake
smith
williams

The Four Freshmen 1955

Del Shannon 1961

Gene Alford & The Four Knights 1962

Jimmy Jones 1960

Brian Wilson1964

Franky Valli 1967

Lou Christie 1966

Leo Sayer 1976

Elton John 1976

Barry Gibb 1977

Pillip Bailey 1978

Prince 1983

Michael Jackson 1983

Jimmy Somerville 1985

Justin Timberlake 2005

Pharell Williams 2013

Sam Smith 2014

Jazz

Rhythm & Blues

Soul

surf rock   beat  mainstream

mainstream

disco      funk

R&B

Dance Pop

Neo Soul

Singer Songwriter

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Brian Wilson strong influence by the Four Freshmen

The Four Freshmen with a capella parts, serving as ideal for Brian Wilsons vocal arrangements

Barry Gibb and Michael Jackson singing falsetto

Sam Smiths seamless transition from chestvoice to headvoice

Phillip Bailey from Earth, Wind & Fire and his signature falsetto sound

Producer, composer and arranger Marco Basci (Los Angeles) about the male falsetto sound