What is your favorite female vocalist?

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Re: What is your favorite female vocalist?

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Cassandra Wilson and Diana Krall got me back to jazz and vocalists in general once. Here are some others in the sort of same vain
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 3A5154DF0D

And I'm keeping a Girlpower playlist for my nieces
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Allison Kraus, no contest ! https://youtu.be/E2KlfBvt-sQ .
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tenryu wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:30 am Allison Kraus, no contest ! https://youtu.be/E2KlfBvt-sQ .
It's not a contest. She is great (and it's spelt Alison Krauss) :wink:
Gillian Welch is also wonderful when considering country/bluegrass singers.
I don't have favourites just many singers I like. Did I mention Kacey Musgraves? :mrgreen:
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Great thread idea!

I've gotten cold shivers down my spine and hair standing up on the back of my neck at various times from these ladies:

Alicia Keys
Mariah Carey (yes, really.... her performance in her early career of 'Vision of Love' on Saturday Night Live was incredible)
Gwen Stefani
Brandi Carlile
Aretha Franklin
Koko Taylor
Big Mama Thornton
Merry Clayton
Clare Torry
Bonnie Raitt
Susan Tedeschi
Minnie Riperton
Gladys Knight
Janis Joplin

There have been many more moments with many more sisters but that's a start I guess..lol
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Currently on the list:

Amy Winehouse
Aretha Franklin
Gladys Knight
Om Kholsoom
Barbara Hannegan
Barbara Thornton
Jan De Gaetani

And many others...

Best,

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GMaq wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:59 pm I've gotten cold shivers down my spine and hair standing up on the back of my neck at various times from these ladies:

....Brandi Carlile
found her via Joni 75: A Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration Canuck come togethere

fantastic voice and presence, had it on daily repeat for weeks

any other recommendations from her catalogue appreciated

https://youtu.be/mOkq3naQ0LI
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Loleatta Holloway is one of my favourites.

Loleatta Holloway became Disco’s (and house) Most Sampled Artist

Black Box - Right on time.
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The original love sensation, why did disco have to die ?
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I always knew I liked disco, but these days I know its the funk inspired disco I really like.
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I'd have to say Floor Jansen is my favorite comteporary female vocalists right now...classically trained but very flexible in terms of how she can make her voice "fit" into completely different styles. Any Nightwish fans here will know for sure what I mean... :D . She posted a number of videos on her YouTube channel during the pandemic last year where she performed vastly different songs (stylistically speaking).
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