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Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Seven

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Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Seven

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Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Seven

Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Seven

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Sounds Like ...?

How would you describe these four voices?

Listen to Johnnny Cash

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Listen to Ethel Merman

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Listen to Willie Nelson

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Listen to Roy Orbison

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Vocal Impressions is our challenge to listeners to tell us how to describe famous voices in metaphoric language. Our last challenge was to take on the voices of Rodney Dangerfield, Paul Robeson, Samuel L. Jackson and "Mama" Cass Eliot. We present those descriptions, and offer up four new voices: Johnny Cash, Ethel Merman, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison.

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