Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Favourite Female Vocalist?

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

  1. bachbeet

    bachbeet Senior member

    Messages:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Location:
    San Diego
    I sincerely apologize to a long-time fave of mine:

    Rickie Lee Jones.
     


  2. cmrocks

    cmrocks Senior member

    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC


  3. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

    Messages:
    2,581
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    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
    ______________________________


    +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 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,823
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004

    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
     


  5. redtree00

    redtree00 Senior member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Location:
    Yes
    Angelique Kidjo
    Natacha Atlas
    Sevara Nazarkhan
    Cesaria Evora
    Dulce Pontes
    Misia
     


  6. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

    Messages:
    2,114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Judy Garland
     


  7. someoneNew

    someoneNew Senior member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Location:
    bay area


  8. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

    Messages:
    18,144
    Likes Received:
    175
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Location:
    Loretto, KY
    ^^^

    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 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Here
    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.
     


  10. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

    Messages:
    39,490
    Likes Received:
    1,725
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006

    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 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,340
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    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

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    I also rather like Karin Dreijer Andersson.
     


  13. pinchi22

    pinchi22 Senior member

    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Location:
    Spain, California
    I agree with most of the above, but I´m surprised that k.d. lang has been left out.
     


  14. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

    Messages:
    4,458
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    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
     


  15. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

    Messages:
    2,581
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    I agree with most of the above, but I´m surprised that k.d. lang has been left out.

    I mentioned her above.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by