There are those voices, those smoothe, silky voices, you know the ones. They can read the ingredients off canned food and make you melt. Let’s name a few:
James Earl Jones
Then there’s Barry White. His voice is so sultry, his music has been dubbed “Baby Making Music”.
A list of Best Speaking Voices also named: Anthony Hopkins, Elvis Presley, Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, Vincent Price, and of course, Don LaFontaine.
On the lists of all the “Bad Boys of Voice,” one voice is consistently missing. This voice reaches millions, it touches our hearts every week, “from the crossroads of the West..” He welcomes us to a program of inspirational music and spoken word…..
Yup! That’s him. Lloyd D. Newell. Now I know some of you are thinking, you’re crazy, you just grouped him in with some of the best speaking voices of ALL time! You might be saying he’s got nothing on Nathan Morris (the bass from Boyz II Men who does the speaking parts). Well, I’m saying your wrong, there’s a reason he annouces for a Grammy winning choir, his voice is like sunshine in my soul today!
Now don’t go telling folks that there are two sistas with a blog saying that during Music and the Spoken Word is the perfect time to get your groove on. Yes, Brother Newell is definitely on the list, but for that particular calling, please stick to the smooth sounds of Brotha Barry White.