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The Many Voices Of Lauryn Hill

Hear an interview with the singer and rapper whose voice is the story of the hip-hop generation.

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George Jones: The Voice Of Heartbreak

George Jones, who died Friday at 81, could pull and bend notes until they made listeners hurt.

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Janis Joplin: The Queen Of Rock

Her voice was rough around the edges, unmistakable and impossible to imitate.

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Icelandic singer Bjork is as famous for her eccentric outfits as she is for her transcendent voice. Bernhard Kristin/ILC hide caption

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Bjork: A Celestial Voice

The Icelandic singer is as famous for her eccentric outfits as she is for her transcendent voice.

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Ella Fitzgerald had not one sad edge to her voice. She always had listeners smiling by the second note. George Konig/Hulton Archive hide caption

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Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady Of Song

Her "scat" singing was as dazzling as her simplest melodic statements.

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