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Favourite Female Vocalist?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by gamelan, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. bachbeet

    bachbeet Well-Known Member

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    I sincerely apologize to a long-time fave of mine:

    Rickie Lee Jones.
     
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  3. Quirk

    Quirk Well-Known Member

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    Stacey Kent - quite the stylist with jazz and showtunes: Hushabye Mountain, Dreamsville, Easy to Remember
    Dusty Springfield - so much soul
    Roberta 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 [​IMG]
    Sarah Vaughan - simply superb, saw her perform at supper club in Monterey, very intimate
    Nina Simone – the Priestess, so much pain never sounded so good, saw her live in San Francisco
    Janis Joplin - saw her live at Monterey Pops and Winterland
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    +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!
     
  4. gamelan

    gamelan Well-Known Member

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    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!


    that's awesome. i was 10 when she passed but if i could go back in time, she would definitely be one artist i'd like to see live.

    -Jeff
     
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    redtree00 Well-Known Member

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    Angelique Kidjo
    Natacha Atlas
    Sevara Nazarkhan
    Cesaria Evora
    Dulce Pontes
    Misia
     
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    ^^^

    I thought they were just an average band until I saw them live. It's really much better than I give them credit.
     
  9. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Well-Known Member

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    Ooh, there are some good ones here:

    +1 on Dolly Parton: compare her version of I Will Always Love You to the excrement that is Whitney Houston and understand that it is song that is whispered, nay, whimpered to one person and not belted out at the fucking Superdome to 77,000 people.

    Ella: almost unfair to compare her to anyone else because she always sang the best songs.

    I know there aren't a lot of classical fans here, but I urge you to listen to Gundula Janowitz singing Strauss's Four Last Songs, check out Beim Schlafengehen if you can only listen to one. It's available on I-tunes as a stand-alone under "vier letzte lieder"...(#3 song out of 4) Berliner Philharmonic/Janowitz, 6 minutes 18 seconds. Spend 99 cents and 6 minutes doing nothing but listening to that song. Find the (very moving Hesse poem) lyrics on Google and check it out.
     
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    I know there aren't a lot of classical fans here, but I urge you to listen to Gundula Janowitz singing Strauss's Four Last Songs, check out Beim Schlafengehen if you can only listen to one. It's available on I-tunes as a stand-alone under "vier letzte lieder"...(#3 song out of 4) Berliner Philharmonic/Janowitz, 6 minutes 18 seconds. Spend 99 cents and 6 minutes doing nothing but listening to that song. Find the (very moving Hesse poem) lyrics on Google and check it out.


    Thank you very much for the tip. This woman has a divine voice. I've heard of Strauss' "Four Last Songs", but I've never listened to them...this is quite the incentive to buy the CD.

    The poem is gorgeous.
     
  11. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Well-Known Member

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    If you have not heard Diamanda Galas " The Singer", you are missing out. Like EG appreciation, her qualities are not obvious. Track 1 is a gentle introduction. Listening to track 3 in a car with the volume turned up makes one see what her fans rave about.

    A beautiful cross between opera and punk.

    -
     
  12. LabelKing

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    I also rather like Karin Dreijer Andersson.
     
  13. pinchi22

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    I agree with most of the above, but I´m surprised that k.d. lang has been left out.
     
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    bjork
    salli terri
    astrud gilberto
    the girls from nouvelle vague, especially camille
    the girl from the sundays
    the girl from portishead
    nina persson from the cardigans
    thalia
    shakira
    chabela vargas
    charlotte gainsbourg
     
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    I agree with most of the above, but I´m surprised that k.d. lang has been left out.

    I mentioned her above.
     
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    I mentioned her above.

    Oops, I missed that one. Great minds think alike...
     
  17. chronoaug

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    For me, it all starts and ends with Edith Piaf. Incredible pipes and delivery. Anyone else listen to her?
     
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    As of late: Goldfrapp

    For sheer purity: K.D. Lang
     
  19. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Off the top of my head:
    Iris Dement; Shemekia Copeland; Mahalia Jackson; Ella Fitzgerald; Edith Piaf; Billie Holiday; Nina Simone; Dusty Springfield; Lucinda Williams; Margo Timmins; Mavis Staples; Emmylou Harris; Claire Torrey makes it solely for her spine-tingling backing vocals on "Great Gig In The Sky"; Chrissie Hynde.
    And lately, the woman who sings lead vocals for the Heartless Bastards.
     
  20. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Well-Known Member

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    Justine Suissa. Ohhh how I yearn for her sweet voice whispering my ear.
    Sarah McLachlan gets runner-up.
     

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