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#368026 - 02/26/12 03:51 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: Argon]
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Janis Joplin
Adele
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#368032 - 02/26/12 04:31 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: Argon]
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to Billie Holiday, i would like to add those two singers:
Mercedes Sosa
Chavela Vargas
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#368047 - 02/26/12 07:42 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: Argon]
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Tarja Turunen. Ex lead singer "Nightwish".


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#368048 - 02/26/12 07:56 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: FireGuy]
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#368052 - 02/26/12 08:27 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: Argon]
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Loreena McKennitt
Sade
Norah Jones
Eva Cassidy
Melody Gardot
Renee Olstead
Jane Monheit

...off the top of my head
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#368056 - 02/26/12 09:12 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: CV
Yeah, I'd have to list too many. I'd better not start.


Okay, so I'll ignore my own advice.

Regina Spektor
Marina Diamandis (of Marina and the Diamonds)
Melora Creager (of Rasputina)
Emily Wells
Luísa Hanae Matsushita (AKA Lovefoxxx from Cansei de Ser Sexy)
Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Béatrice Martin (AKA Cœur de pirate)
Cerys Matthews (formerly of Catatonia)
Emily Haines (of Metric)
Kristin Gundred (formerly of Grand Ole Party, now of Dum Dum Girls)
Linnea Jönsson (of Those Dancing Days)
Sinéad O'Connor
Dolores O'Riordan (of The Cranberries)
Tori Amos
Emma-Lee Moss (AKA Emmy the Great)
Monique Powell (formerly of Save Ferris)
Stéphanie Sokolinski (AKA SoKo)
Bianca Casady (of CocoRosie)
Shirley Manson (of Garbage)
Fiona Apple
Maia Hirasawa
Annika Norlin (of Hello Saferide)
Karen Lee Orzolek (AKA Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Lykke Li
Katharine Whalen (of Squirrel Nut Zippers)
Keely Smith
Jemma Griffiths (AKA Jem)
Louise Amanda Harman (AKA Lady Sovereign)
Jessibel Suthiwong (formerly of FannyPack)
Kimya Dawson
Ashlin Phillips (formerly of The Eames Era)
Leslie Feist (AKA Feist)
Emilíana Torrini
Annie-Claude Deschênes (of Duchess Says)
Anna Waronker
Natasha Khan (of Bat for Lashes)
Elly Jackson (of La Roux)
Kathleen Hanna (of Le Tigre)
Harriet Wheeler (of The Sundays)
Nellie McKay
Nelly Furtado
Lourdes Hernández (AKA Russian Red)
Shawn Colvin
Maya von Doll (of Sohodolls)
Tegan and Sara Quin
Tigarah
Becky Ninkovic (of You Say Party)

I could keep going, but I'm tired, and you get the idea. My ears are phelpsing in an ocean of estrogen.

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#368057 - 02/26/12 09:20 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: CV
My ears are phelpsing in an ocean of estrogen.


Charles, bravo for that one.
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#368060 - 02/26/12 09:37 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: Argon]
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I'm not a big opera fan, but I do like Anna Netrebko's voice, plus she's easy on the eyes.

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#368109 - 02/27/12 02:11 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: michael_d]
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Nora Jones
Natalie Maines
Natalie Merchant
Amy Lee
Alison Krauss
Kate Smith
Karen Carpenter
Sarah Bareilles
Diana Krall
Sheryl Crow
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#368116 - 02/27/12 03:27 PM Re: Favorite Female Vocalists [Re: Argon]
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Excellent submissions, although CV wins the obscurity prize so far. It will take me quite a bit of time to experience all those leads. I am grateful for them because - like Charles - I readily admit my preference for female singers.

I forgot Susan Tedeschi. Love her.

I don't want to pick on Ken and Scott, but I'm absolutely baffled by Sheryl Crow. I completely understand her inclusion as an "artist" and maybe even as a "musician", but considering her in the same category as the other "singers" or "vocalists" that have been mentioned just doesn't make sense to me. I've always thought of her as an accomplished (and fairly pleasant) recording artist, and have also consistently found her singing talent to be unremarkable, at best. So, I'd be grateful if someone could point me to a Sheryl Crow song where her singing conveys extraordinary levels of power, nuance, style, tone, interpretation or whatever other qualities you like.

Plus extra more:

Karrin Allyson
Koko Taylor
Etta James
Diane Schuur
Ernestine Anderson
Imelda May (thanks, Bob)
Melissa Etheridge
Nancy Wilson (not Ann's sister)
Dinah Washington
Sarah Vaughan
Linda Ronstadt
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