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American singer/songwriter Grace Slick of psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane, July 1970.

The legendary Grace Slick celebrates a birthday today (October 30), and to this very day, she remains one of rock’s most iconic, powerful voices.

Want proof?  Let’s go to the tape!

One of our favorite trends when it comes to viral videos is the “isolated vocal track,” which usually captures the awe-inspiring talent of the world’s best singers.  In honor of Slick’s birthday, we chose five of our favorite isolated vocals for your listening pleasure.  Prepare to be blown away.

Grace Slick – “White Rabbit”

Rock and roll’s version of a Gregorian chant, Slick’s voice on “White Rabbit” builds is akin to a force that could move mountains.

 

Robert Plant – “Since I’ve Been Loving You”

The way his voice roars as if out of nowhere is just incredible.

 

 

Freddie Mercury – “Somebody To Love”

Mercury was the type of singer whose voice could soar well over any instrument, so to hear his isolated vocals is simply mind-blowing.  Such a remarkable talent taken from us all too soon.

 

David Lee Roth – “Running With The Devil”

Okay…hear us out.  Perhaps DLR’s vocals won’t give you chills as noted in the headline, but there’s just something about his various whoops and grunts that is intriguing.  Be honest; we’re not wrong.

Merry Clayton – “Gimme Shelter”

There’s a reason why many feel Clayton’s solo on The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” is the greatest vocal solo of all time.  We’ll just let the track speak for itself.

 Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.