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Female Vocalists

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by BenBL, Apr 3, 2013.


  1. BenBL

    BenBL

    Jun 25, 2012
    Hi,

    I've been on this kick of listening to female vocalists lately, so give me your favorite bands/groups/solo with female vocalists!

    Any type of music is welcome, Rock, pop, folk, jazz, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Disco, Funk, etc.

    I want anything!
     
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Pat Benatar
    Whitney Houston
    Patsy Cline
    Aretha
    Mavis Staples
    Mariah Carey
     
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I forgot Diana Ross and the Supremes ,Janis Joplin there are really too many to name.
     
  4. greggster59

    greggster59

    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Beth Hart, Susan Tedeschi, 1970's Annie Haslem, Brittany Howard, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Cassandra Wilson, Beth Orton, Aretha Franklin, Betty Carter, Esperanza Spalding (great voice + incredible bass player), Abby Lincoln, Aimee Mann, Eva Cassidy, Carole King, Ella Fitzgerald, Joan Armatrading, Tracy Chapman, Patti Smith, Patsy Cline.
    And that's only the ones that come up without scratching my head.
     
  5. Aimee Mann and Fiona Apple are 2 of my favorites.
     
  6. Portphilia

    Portphilia

    Jun 8, 2012
    SATX
    Here's one you guys won't know, but I GUARANTEE she's amazing. She's a local jazz singer in my area, Kat Edmonson.
     
  7. Eva Cassidy
     
  8. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SoCal
    Anneke Van Giersbergen
    Floor Jansen
     
  9. Kat is awsome
     
  10. bcplemons

    bcplemons

    Oct 23, 2008
    Keller, TX
    Carina Round
    Frou Frou
    Little Dragon
    Portishead
     
  11. Ann Wilson of Heart.
     
  12. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    Lacuna Coil (Gothic metal)

    Renaissance (acoustic folk-prog)

    Evanescence (Gothic Metal)

    Janis Joplin (Blues-Rock)
     
  13. 5StringThunder

    5StringThunder

    Dec 28, 2012
    the results. theresultsrock.com :)
     
  14. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    A few quick ones.

    Plumb
    Heart
    Allanah Myles
    Ellen Foley
    Tantrum
    Headpins
    Halestorm
    Lita Ford
    Sass Jordan
    Stone The Crows
    The Corrs
    Garbage
    The Cranberries
    Roxette
    Lee Aaron
     
  15. Troph

    Troph

    Apr 14, 2011
    Kirkland, WA
    1950s to 1960s Ella still tops my list as the best female voice ever recorded.

    The 1960s Latin jazz movement brought Astrud Gilberto to everyone's attention, and she has a very distinctive voice (check out Dindi for an example if you haven't heard of her). But recently I have listened to some early Sergio Mendes (Brasil '65) and his first female lead named Wanda (de) Sa was absolutely fantastic. Listen to her version of Berimbau. I'm amazed she never became as famous as Astrud. Then again, she never had an affair with Stan Getz...

    For R&B, call me cliché, but I've always been a fan of Diana Ross.

    In the modern era, I think Beth Gibbons did some excellent (and haunting) work with Portishead. Alison Krauss has an amazingly sweet voice; I wish I appreciated her music selection more.
     
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Annie Lennox - both with and without the Eurythmics
    Bonnie Raitt
    Joss Stone
     
  17. Berbara, sorry, Barbara Streisand -an amazing voice.
    I saw a clip of her when she was probly still a teenager. She was singing a pretty average song, but, DAMN, she made even that sound amazing. ps. I'm not even really a fan. Just credit where it's due
     
  18. I've always thought Joan Osborne was very versatile and highly underrated.

    I could listen to Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) all day.
     
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  19. RxFunk

    RxFunk

    Dec 2, 2012
    Arizona
    Joss Stone
    Grace Potter
    Duffy
    Lily Allen
    Melody Gardot
    Regina Spektor
     
  20. Hues

    Hues

    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice

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