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18th Jan '17 9:55:31 AM Davethe3rd
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* In the infamous Season 3 episode 'Carnage in C-Minor' of TheTransformers, there was a character literally named "Basso Profundo". He was part of a ThemeNaming trio with the other two being "Allegra" and "Z-Bop Scandana".
5th Jan '17 4:14:49 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Music/LeonardCohen.

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* Music/LeonardCohen.
Music/LeonardCohen, though it only started to set in during the eighties; his voice on his seventies records is noticeably higher. He remarked that when he started recording 1984's Various Positions after a five year break, his voice had deepened almost an octave, and it only got deeper.
29th Dec '16 7:20:11 PM Solicitr
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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khxx3sCVhtE Tennessee Ernie Ford]] was another below-the-staff Southern Gospel singer before moving on to country and crossover success.
9th Dec '16 7:20:59 AM Twentington
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* Eric Alatorre of Chanticleer is one of few powerful American profondos, reaching down to a solid F#1 ("Ease on Down the Road") and perhaps beyond.

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* Eric Alatorre of Chanticleer is one of few powerful American profondos, reaching down to a solid F#1 F♯1 ("Ease on Down the Road") and perhaps beyond.
9th Dec '16 7:19:32 AM Twentington
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* In Pitch Perfect 2's soundtrack, bass singer Elliott Michael repeatedly hits notes in the F1-G1 range, even hitting Eb1 during their mash-ups. He also has a surprising baritone and falsetto register ("Sugar Medley" "Talk2Me").

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* In Pitch Perfect 2's soundtrack, bass singer Elliott Michael repeatedly hits notes in the F1-G1 range, even hitting Eb1 E♭1 during their mash-ups. He also has a surprising baritone and falsetto register ("Sugar Medley" "Talk2Me")."[=Talk2Me=]").
15th Nov '16 2:02:01 AM Az_Tech341
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* Creator/AdamDriver a.k.a [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]] has pretty deep voice, especially noted when he sings acapella with his fellow Star Wars [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTLAx3VDX7g casts.]]
25th Sep '16 1:49:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Osmin in Mozart's ''Abduction from the Seraglio''. PlayedForLaughs, as the singer with the manliest voice plays... a Eunuch!

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* Osmin in Mozart's ''Abduction from the Seraglio''. PlayedForLaughs, as the singer with the manliest voice plays... plays a Eunuch!eunuch (although that's technically possible if he was castrated after his voice changed).
22nd Sep '16 9:38:06 PM compro01
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** [[http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/lowest-vocal-note-by-a-male He's since gone even lower than that]], somehow reaching down another ''two octaves'' to 0.189hz.
21st Jun '16 7:36:44 PM gewunomox
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* LeonardCohen.

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* LeonardCohen.
Music/LeonardCohen.
30th Apr '16 10:29:43 PM aye_amber
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* While not a singer, actor Creator/KevinGrevioux has an ''extremely'' deep voice, to the point where many people watching ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' thought his voice was altered. Not only is Grevioux playing a brutish enforcer (and looks the part), but he's also the one who came up with the idea for the movie in the first place [[GeniusBruiser thanks to his degree in microbiology]].
* The Swedish voice actor Stefan Ljungqvist sings in a deep bass comparable to Christopher Lee above. Perhaps most famiously in "[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Hell]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckwgbtWMZeE fire]]" He is a propper soprano singer after all.
* Creator/AdamDriver a.k.a [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]] has pretty deep voice, especially noted when he sings acapella with his fellow Star Wars casts [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTLAx3VDX7g]]

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* While not a singer, actor Creator/KevinGrevioux has an ''extremely'' deep voice, to the point where many people watching ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' thought his voice was altered. Not only is Grevioux playing a brutish enforcer (and looks the part), but he's also the one who came up with the idea for the movie in the first place [[GeniusBruiser thanks to his degree in microbiology]].
microbiology.]]
* The Swedish voice actor Stefan Ljungqvist sings in a deep bass comparable to Christopher Lee above. Perhaps most famiously famously in "[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Hell]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckwgbtWMZeE fire]]" He is a propper proper soprano singer after all.
* Creator/AdamDriver a.k.a [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]] has pretty deep voice, especially noted when he sings acapella with his fellow Star Wars casts [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTLAx3VDX7g]]
com/watch?v=ZTLAx3VDX7g casts.]]
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* Referenced in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' by the bass guy who says nothing but '''"Oh, yeeeah"'''. [[spoiler:Except when confronted by Susan, when it changes to "Oh, noooooo".]] Also, [[TheGrimReaper Death]] is repeatedly described as having an incredibly deep voice, explicitly referred to as a bass in ''{{Discworld/Maskerade}}''. Naturally, most of the adaptations have Creator/ChristopherLee doing his voice, as Pterry has openly admitted that he's one of the few people in the world capable of speaking in bold capital letters in real life.
* In ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'', the villain is said to have such a voice, which Luke disparagingly calls a faux-Vader voice. Like with Vader, it's not the speaker's original. [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheCurtain The villain is actually a very old man putting his voice through filters]].]]
* Face Loran, a FormerChildStar in the Literature/XWingSeries, can modulate his voice. When he has to improvise a fake identity in a hurry, part of what he does is push his voice down to the lowest register humanly possible, which is described as making things on the desk in front of him ''rattle''.

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* Referenced in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' by the bass guy who says nothing but '''"Oh, yeeeah"'''. [[spoiler:Except yeeeah."''' [[spoiler: Except when confronted by Susan, when it changes to "Oh, noooooo".]] Also, [[TheGrimReaper Death]] is repeatedly described as having an incredibly deep voice, explicitly referred to as a bass in ''{{Discworld/Maskerade}}''. Naturally, most of the adaptations have Creator/ChristopherLee doing his voice, as Pterry has openly admitted that he's one of the few people in the world capable of speaking in bold capital letters in real life.
* In ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'', the villain is said to have such a voice, which Luke disparagingly calls a faux-Vader voice. Like with Vader, it's not the speaker's original. [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheCurtain The villain is actually a very old man putting his voice through filters]].]]
filters.]]]]
* Face Loran, a FormerChildStar in the Literature/XWingSeries, can modulate his voice. When he has to improvise a fake identity in a hurry, part of what he does is push his voice down to the lowest register humanly possible, which is described as making things on the desk in front of him ''rattle''.''rattle.''



* [[Literature/{{Dune}} Baron Vladimir Harkonnen's ]] voice is described as "a rumbling basso".

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* [[Literature/{{Dune}} Baron Vladimir Harkonnen's ]] voice is described as "a rumbling basso".
basso."
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* Guinness world record holder for lowest note ever sung and widest vocal range, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJcjCztvn70 Tim Storms]]. He is able (proven by technology) to vibrate his vocal cords at 7 cycles per second, well below the lower human hearing threshold. That's right -- he sings so low you ''can't hear it''.
* Richard Sterban of Music/TheOakRidgeBoys, most famously from the "oom papa mow mow"s on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icO_ggaox2w "Elvira"]]. Also notable on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixk-Z5Dj7Qc "Dream On"]], one of the few singles that had him fronting the VocalTagTeam.
* Harold Reid of Music/TheStatlerBrothers
* J.D. Sumner of Music/TheBlackwoodBrothers and The Stamps Quartet held the Guinness World Record for lowest recorded human voice for a 1968 recording of "Blessed Assurance." He would match his feat singing backup for the 1977 ElvisPresley song "Way Down".

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* Guinness world record holder for lowest note ever sung and widest vocal range, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJcjCztvn70 Tim Storms]]. He is able (proven by technology) to vibrate his vocal cords at 7 cycles per second, well below the lower human hearing threshold. That's right -- he sings so low you ''can't hear it''.
it.''
* Richard Sterban of Music/TheOakRidgeBoys, most famously from the "oom papa mow mow"s on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icO_ggaox2w "Elvira"]]. Also notable on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixk-Z5Dj7Qc "Dream On"]], On,"]] one of the few singles that had him fronting the VocalTagTeam.
* Harold Reid of Music/TheStatlerBrothers
Music/TheStatlerBrothers.
* J.D. Sumner of Music/TheBlackwoodBrothers and The Stamps Quartet held the Guinness World Record for lowest recorded human voice for a 1968 recording of "Blessed Assurance." He would match his feat singing backup for the 1977 ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley song "Way Down".Down."



* Creator/ThurlRavenscroft did the the voice of Tony the Tiger. He's also the bass lead of the Mellomen, the group that sings "Grim Grinning Ghosts" in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyworld, and was the vocalist for "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch".
* George Sanders is another deep bass, as evidenced by Shere Khan's "That's ... what ... frieeeeends ... are foooooooor" in the Disney version of ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Pick some guy you ''think'' is a bass, and have him try to hit that last note. Technically, that was Bill Lee ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lee_(singer) this one]]) doing that note, since George Sanders was unavailable.

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* Creator/ThurlRavenscroft did the the voice of Tony the Tiger. He's also the bass lead of the Mellomen, the group that sings "Grim Grinning Ghosts" in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyworld, and was the vocalist for "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch".
Grinch."
* George Sanders is another deep bass, as evidenced by Shere Khan's "That's ... what ... frieeeeends ... are foooooooor" "That's... What... Frieeeeeends... Are foooooor" in the Disney version of ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Pick some guy you ''think'' is a bass, and have him try to hit that last note. Technically, that was Bill Lee ([[http://en.([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lee_(singer) this one]]) doing that note, since George Sanders was unavailable.



* JohnnyCash, at times, too.

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* JohnnyCash, Music/JohnnyCash, at times, too.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxCzfybdI_c Barry Carl]], the bass guy from [[Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego Rockapella]]

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxCzfybdI_c Barry Carl]], the bass guy from [[Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego Rockapella]]Rockapella.]]



* Paul Robeson, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiJx1Hbn_KM as demonstrated here.]]
* Boris Christoff: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cgCDHz6G1s&feature=related the start of this is a good example]]
* The late American bass [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Hines Jerome Hines]] tried singing Wotan, but gave it up because the pitch was '''too high''' for him.
* Parodied in "The Dooright Family" by Music/RayStevens, where the bass singer in the titular gospel family band (voiced entirely by Ray) is asked to "go for another octave". He does (by way of studio trickery on Ray, who is a baritone at best in RealLife), causing him to [[MadeOfExplodium explode onstage]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Beo_jHowU-I Noriel Vilela]], a Brazilian samba singer.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2PhAQAJ7so Michel Bell]], Tony-nominated actor-singer and former member of the Fifth Dimension.
* Male choir Chanticleer features bass Eric Alatorre, whom you can hear in all his glory in John Tavener's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9_FAZAEeJM "Village Wedding"]] (listen for him during the tenor's solo that starts with "let them throw white rice like a spring shower").

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* Paul Robeson, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiJx1Hbn_KM as demonstrated here.]]
* Boris Christoff: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cgCDHz6G1s&feature=related com/watch?v=4cgCDHz6G1s the start of this is a good example]]
example.]]
* The late American bass [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Hines Jerome Hines]] tried singing Wotan, but gave it up because the pitch was '''too high''' for him.
* Parodied in "The Dooright Family" by Music/RayStevens, where the bass singer in the titular gospel family band (voiced entirely by Ray) is asked to "go for another octave". He does (by way of studio trickery on Ray, who is a baritone at best in RealLife), causing him to [[MadeOfExplodium explode onstage]].
onstage.]]
* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Beo_jHowU-I Noriel Vilela]], Vilela,]] a Brazilian samba singer.
* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2PhAQAJ7so Michel Bell]], Tony-nominated Bell,]] Tony nominated actor-singer and former member of the Fifth Dimension.
* Male choir Chanticleer features bass Eric Alatorre, whom you can hear in all his glory in John Tavener's [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9_FAZAEeJM "Village Wedding"]] (listen for him during the tenor's solo that starts with "let them throw white rice like a spring shower").



* Paul David Kennamer from Valour Music. His solo starts at 1 minute 54 seconds in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNXZKiecs6U here]].
* Eric Alatorre of Chanticleer is one of few powerful American profondos, reaching down to a solid F#1 ("Ease on Down the Road") and perhaps beyond.
* [[Music/TomWaits Tom Waits]] is best known as a basso profondo singer, though in his earlier career he was better known as a smooth-voiced baritone.
* Yuri Wichniakov is a particularly low basso profondo, whose lowest recorded note is an E1 during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7ZRrh4s8f0 "Evening Bell"]] at about 4:00 in.

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* Paul David Kennamer from Valour Music. His solo starts at 1 minute 54 seconds in [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNXZKiecs6U here]].
here.]]
* Eric Alatorre of Chanticleer is one of few powerful American profondos, reaching down to a solid F#1 ("Ease on Down the Road") and perhaps beyond.
beyond.
* [[Music/TomWaits Tom Waits]] Music/TomWaits is best known as a basso profondo singer, though in his earlier career he was better known as a smooth-voiced smooth voiced baritone.
* Yuri Wichniakov is a particularly low basso profondo, whose lowest recorded note is an E1 during [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7ZRrh4s8f0 "Evening Bell"]] at about 4:00 in.



* Boyz II Men's Mike [=McCary=].
* Club for Five's Tuukka Haapaniemi. One of the strongest vocal basses in contemporary a cappella, also a trained classical vocalist. Just...watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laCn0STKhA0
* Avi Kaplan of Music/{{Pentatonix}} is the reason fans of the group always recommend listening with headphones.

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* Boyz II Men's Mike [=McCary=].
[=Mc=]Cary.
* Club for Five's Tuukka Haapaniemi. One of the strongest vocal basses in contemporary a cappella, also a trained classical vocalist. Just...watch. https://www. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laCn0STKhA0
com/watch?v=laCn0STKhA0 Watch.]]
* Avi Kaplan of Music/{{Pentatonix}} is the reason fans of the group always recommend listening with headphones.
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