Monday 16 May 2011

Worlds Greatest Whistle register singer: Debelah Morgan

...Okay. Fine. Second greatest "whistler" after Minnie Ripperton- sorry Mariah.

To those who her brief career passed by at the start of the new century, Debelah Morgan was a Rnb/pop singer that had a worldwide hit with the single Dance with me. Though her recording career never really set the music world on fire, her unparalleled ability in the whistle register-something she unashamedly liked to demonstrate on near enough all of her songs- has kept her musical legacy alive amongst fans of this unique vocal styling.
What was amazing about Debloah’s voice was the ease that it passed into the whistle register. It was always well connected to the rest of her range, sounding natural with a healthy, bright timbre to it- take note Christina Aguilera’s- that she was able to execute with pinpoint accuracy. Like Mariah and Minnie, she could even intonate in this part of her range. But this was all nothing in comparison to the impressive complexity and speed of the melisma -vocal runs- she executed whilst in this register; a feat that is still unsurpassed till this day by any other singer.

Though Debolah’s time in the spotlight was short lived, she managed to not only meet the most famous exponent of the whistle register, one Mariah Carey, but also shockingly out-sing her during an ensemble performance at a benefit concert for victims of 9/11, becoming the surprise star of the whole performance.

Watch the video below to see some of her most amazing whistle notes and her singing with Mariah Carey on the song What more can I give.


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  2. The girl can blow... oh, yes, she can. But, what some people do not understand is that Mariah's voice is richier than any whistles blower's. Geogia Brown, a brazilian singer, who beat Mariah's whistle register record on Guiness book, is not a good singer; whistles are all she can do. Just like this girl, and that guy who's got famous on youtube. They blow great registers, but their voices sound very poor.
    Tell them to sing "Butterfly" and "Silent night" just using falseto like Mariah did; they'll die trying... LOL
    Mariah does NOT own the best whistle notes, but she can do much more than this.
    Forget the whistles, and try to compare Mariah's voice with any other whistle blower's, and you'll find out that she's the best SINGER after all.
    See Minnie Ripperton, her voice was angelic, but had the same tone.
    Mariah can fly through so many tones. Whatch Mariah performing "Oh come all ye faithfull" to Obama family, so you can "see" how many colours Mariah's voice has.

  3. @lh. Spot on. Debolah is definitely NOT a better singer than mariah. She is Nowhere near Mariah level. Part of the point of this post is to show that having a access to the whistle register, even a brilliant one, has no bearing on success.

  4. Ok, I understand. I'm just tired of people who tries to put Mariah down. I get so angry... LOL

    BTW, do you know the Brazilian singer Geogia Brown? She's Guiness Book 2007 higher whistles register blower. She's famous in Europe, but, here in Brazil, she's not:

  5. Personally I prefer Mariah when it comes to whistles because they are sweeter to the ear and not quite as shrill or piercing

  6. sorry why did you mention Aguilera here were praising her whistle register or
    bashing it Cuz from though i'm huge fan of hers I'd understand of you were bashing it Cuz it weak but it great when she reach her whistle notes with her
    head voice overall both are brilliantly connected.

  7. Spot on. Debolah is definitely NOT a better singer than mariah. She is
    Nowhere near Mariah level. Part of the point of this post is to show
    that having a access to the whistle register, even a brilliant one, has
    no bearing on success.

  8. I don't see it... She's noway near Mariah's level as far as whistling is considered, and don't even mention her in the same sentence as Minnie! That's insulting. Shame on you, DD.

  9. I think this little girl wrote this story about herself.

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  12. Her whistles seem like they're a little off key and unpleasant to hear.

  13. The what more can i give is dubbed. The whistle in the live version is totally strained and cracks suddenly. watch?v=h-R-TZmSqAY

  14. mariah is always the best end of story..

  15. jeremiahsaint9 May 2014 at 08:43

    i prefer mariah's whistle execution
    and overall mariah is a much more capable vocalist

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