Originally Posted by Full Canvas
- quite the stylist with jazz and showtunes: Hushabye Mountain, Dreamsville, Easy to RememberDusty Springfield
- so much soulRoberta Flack
- did I miss her name in the posts above? why has no one mentioned her yet?Kiri Te Kanawa
- wow!Dolly Parton
- on "Treasures" she covers Neil Young's After The Goldrush
, Cat Stevens' Peace Train
, and the late Randy Van Warmer's haunting Just When I Needed You Most
. This is the Dolly you didn't now about. In 2000, I was driving from Manchester to Donnington Park for the annual Club Lotus event and I almost ran off the road in Macclesfield (yes, that
Macclesfield) when I heard Dolly and Alison Kraus singing Just When I Needed You Most
Already Mentioned in Previous Posts:Ella Fitzgerald
- what's not to like, never watched her live, only television Sarah Vaughan
- simply superb, saw her perform at supper club in Monterey, very intimateNina Simone
– the Priestess, so much pain never sounded so good, saw her live in San FranciscoJanis Joplin
- saw her live at Monterey Pops and Winterland
+1 for Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton (very underrated), and Allison Krauss.
I was lucky enough to see Ella Fitzgerald perform in the mid-eighties -- she wasn't what was she once had been, of course, but... it was Ella!
Nina Simone's great, but I couldn't include her in a list of my favorite vocalists -- not too shabby on the piano, though.
Yikes! How could I forget k.d. lang? She's fantastic!