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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
PostPosted: Oct Mon 13, 2014 3:01 pm 
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A lot of great singers listed here; let's add Darlene Love, and Arlene Smith (of the Chantels).

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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
PostPosted: Oct Sat 25, 2014 2:09 am 
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mugginsjr wrote:
Maybe a little old fashioned but when celebrities use sex or sexy behavior to sell themselves it lessons my respect a little and also my willingness to buy their music.

Madonna was a big violator of that from her start. Even her stage name irritated me because some religions use "Madonna" to refer to the Virgin Mary. And trying to raise little girls at the same time Madonna published a book of naked pictures of herself really just sealed it for me. How was I supposed to shield my kids from the most famous female pop singer in the world? As a dad it was constantly bothering me.

Putting all that aside though I must say that Madonna has an extremely beautiful voice. Sometimes I'll hear a song on the radio without knowing who is singing it and think "That is just incredibly beautiful." Later I'll ask someone about it or look it up and find out that Madonna is who I was listening to.



Well, Madonna was her name. Blame her parents.

Anyway,

Jo Stafford
Julie London
Shinehead O'Connor
Delores O"Rierdon (Love cute bald Irish chicks)
Coors (Love cute Irish chicks with hair)
Kate Bush (words fail)
Chrissie Hynde
Dusty Springfield
Janis
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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
PostPosted: Jul Tue 16, 2019 8:48 pm 
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Bringing back a 5 year old thread.
I add Angelina Jordan Astar to my list. She is 12 now. She won Norways got talent in 2014 at the age of 7.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwFloCPXzCs&list=FL5EvI3XFN3Zmly9s_-LH3Uw&index=9&t=0s

Also Amira Willighagen winner of Holland's got talent 2013 at age 9. I am not an opera fan but this performance just blew me away.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDqTBlKU4CE


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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
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Grace Slick. Takes me back to summer 68.

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OMG, the 3 of these gals....drool....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLnZ1NQm2uk


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3 gals?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDBqZBILaLM

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Stevie Nicks!

She may not have been the best singer, but she is my favorite!


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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
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Stevie Nicks!

She may not have been the best singer, but she is my favorite!

70's Stevie was good. After she blew out her septum from cocaine, she always sounded too nasally for me. The Rhiannon performance on the show Midnight Special was unreal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgmRb3MlpHQ


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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
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I was waiting for someone to say "Lada Gaga".....seriously, I find her to be an interesting person, but I can't seem to enjoy her music.


I had written Lada Gaga off as just another no talent pop singer until I heard her duet with Tony Bennett "The Lady is a Tramp."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPAmDULCVrU
I thought it was absolutely brilliant. She's already released her own jazz album and seems to be transitioning into that genre. I think she'll probably have a good career in jazz. I don't think that her voice is especially great, but it all comes down to working with what you've got, and I think she does that really well.

Now, when it comes to a really great voice, my number one choice is kd lang. I've never heard anyone with the perfect control that she has. To see what I mean, have a listen to any of the duets that she's done. In every case she matches her voice so perfectly with her singing partner you don't always know which one you're hearing. Example: With Roy Orbison doing "Crying".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNq-8VBradU

Oh yes, then there's Susan Boyle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk
A truly stunning voice.


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+1 Mama Cass (later RCA work)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sUTaEJx2Cs
But the songwriter demo is pretty good too.
Judee Sill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTAesI73E1U
+1 Karen Carpenter
+1 Doris Day (Love Me or Leave Me)
+ Never recorded. Never forgotten. The One. The Only. JUDY!

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Dottie West
Loretta Lynn
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The love of my life - Alison Krauss, followed by Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, and, like the stage persona or not, Lady Gaga. She has some serious pipes when she's doing the classics.

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I think I replied to this, but if not, here's my list: Linda Ronstadt, Enya, Nancy Sinatra. Especially Nancy with Lee Hazelwood.
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The love of my life - Alison Krauss

She is awesome, and so easy on the eyes. Being a big Zeppelin fan, I was thrilled when they put out Raising Sand.


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Buncha youngsters, lol. I know I replied on a previous page, but can't remember which, antique that I am :wink: Anyway;

Julie London
Patsy Cline
Mary Ford (Vocalist for Les Paul)
Virginia Pugh (Tammy Wynette)
Patti Page
Jo Stafford
Kay Starr
Diana Ross

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Another almost-forgotten female vocalist from the 1950s is the late Lillian Lee (Leach); a member of the Mellows, an R&B group that never really hit the big time. She was great!

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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
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There were many top female singers. However, the current one who I listen to is Taylor Swift.


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Scott wrote:
OMG, the 3 of these gals....drool....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLnZ1NQm2uk


Funny, as I read through this thread I was planning to post my two recent favorites - Haley Reinhart and Morgan James. Postmodern Jukebox does some great interpretations of songs.

Morgan and Haley accompanied by an acoustic guitar - love their voices:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wv_Xhzwvjyg

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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
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My favorite right now is Dua Lipa. She has some good songs out.

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 Post subject: Re: Who are your top female singers
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I need to add: Annie Haslam from Renaissance, and Grace Slick. Annie had about a 5 octave voice, supposedly.
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