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Topic: rabid
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:58:42 PM
Lest we forget the first definition of rabid: affected with rabies
Topic: Female Crooner
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:48:26 PM
Torch singers can be male or female, where as coroners are usually male. See:
That said, men can be torch singers and women can be crooners.
In today's P.C. driven society that may strike a nerve, but it is what it is.
Torch singers are not known for the quality of vocals they employ, rather for the subject matter of their lyrics. Torch songs are about some one "holding a torch" for someone else.
Crooning is a quality of vocals used in the song. The two can cross over but are different in essence.

To directly answer the question, a female crooner is called a crooner.
A male torch singer is called a torchsinger.
The only time you would use the other title would be in a case where the singer has a large repertoire which contains significant quantities of both styles.

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