Vocal Coach Reacts to Whitney Houston (Live) – I Have Nothing

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  • Published On: 2019-11-21 07:05:57
  • Video Published/Author: John Henny Vocal Studio
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I analyze Whitney Houston’s towering performance from the 1993 Billboard Awards. Whitney gives a masterclass in rhythm, phrasing, vowel color, musicianship, and performance!

  1. Linda Thompson, who was Elvis’ girlfriend in later years, wrote this song to him. She was also married to Caitlin Jenner and had two sons. An eventful life, as well as a great songwriter talent

  2. Whitney is the best singer the world has ever had whether in the past or today. So many women singers today try to imitate her. But they should find their own voice and stop trying to sound like her. There's only one Whitney.

  3. I used to love how she'd wait for the audience to applaud and then come right back in. I don't see any other singer who does that. She reminds me of Dionne and Aretha, and all the older singers – so classy

  4. BTW, if you're looking for suggestions of songs you might react to for a video, you might consider Greta Van Fleet's Grammy-winning song "Highway Tune" because in it, among other things, lead singer Josh Kiszka in his live performance at The Lounge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCSayVA_3Cc) absolutely effortlessly and without even the slightest wince on his face just drops his jaw and lets an E5 fly out (around 2:21). BTW, his identical twin brother, Jake, plays lead guitar right next to him but never sings, which leaves me scratching my head, the only other miked singer being their younger brother, Sam, who plays bass and provides all backup vocals.

  5. Quick question– why do you never discuss when she changes key, how she finesses carrying out doing so, and the resultant effect? I ask because I've found Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" to be invariably cited as either the best or among the best examples of key changes in pop music, arguably even being what her performance of "I Haven Nothing" is best known for, musically and vocally speaking. So it seems like it'd be worth discussing, or at the very least be worth mentioning if you feel what discussions are already out there are enough. I don't know. I guess it just feels like the elephant in the room, and I can't figure out why, so I'm asking.

  6. I've watched many of her live performances of just one song and they're all totally different but so magneticly great!
    One of a kind live performer for eternity.

  7. Who could not love her?? Yes she was gay!! I love her, sad she couldn’t be who she was!! I think that was part of the drug problem !! You go through life trying to be who you’re not, see how that works for ya!! Soar and sing with the angels Whitney!! We ❤️YOU!!

  8. EVERYONE thought Bobby Brown introduced her to drugs. However, they were BOTH using alcohol and drugs when they met. She admitted to using alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and pills. She was allegedly molested by her aunt at a young age and never got over it. She was not having a great relationship with her family and I can only imagine what record executives were putting her through. Clive Davis, legendary record mogul & producer discovered Whitney, she was supposed to perform at Davis' pre-grammy party, in 2012, in the ballroom just downstairs from her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton. She never made it. That poor woman drowned in her hotel bathtub due to drowning and the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use". The amount of cocaine found in Houston's body indicated that she used the substance shortly before her death. Toxicology results revealed additional drugs in her system: diphenhydramine (Benadryl), alprazolam (Xanax), cannabis and cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril). The manner of death was listed as an "accidental drowning". Whitney was only 48. Tragically, Whitney and Bobby Browns daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown died EXACTLY the same way in 2015, drowned in a bathtub, with "marijuana, alcohol, benzoylecgonine, benzodiazepines and morphine" in her system. She was only 22. As if this wasn't enough, Bobby Brown lost BOTH his parents within the one year proceeding Whitney's death. Then adding insult to injury, Bobby Browns son from another relationship, Bobby Brown Jr was found dead in his home from a suspected overdose. He was 29. I have no idea how Bobby lives his life with all of this death and misery. His whole family is DEAD. How he keeps going on is a miracle to me.

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