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Frost 04-26-2010 02:31 AM

Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Singing can be a beautiful heart and personally nothing warms my heart more then watching a beautiful woman sing a beautiful song.

Who are some of your favourite female singers?

Here is a video of Liv Kristine, she has an amazing voice, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_bqvYBE_fQ

I also have a soft spot for this brand of European folk music (and Eleuveite singer Anna Murphy), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msRy4vcSX4k

bobdadruma 04-26-2010 03:16 AM

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Eliane Elias.
South American Beauty.
Has anyone here ever been to Brazil? It's a lovely place! You should go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbwf9...aynext_from=ML

Pass.of.E.r.a. 04-26-2010 03:19 AM

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Pretty sure there's already a thread on this.....

However Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf), Haley Williams (Paramore), Le´lindel (Unexpect) and whoever is the girl that sings on Opeth's song "Coil" are my top favorites for sure.

-Jonathan

Frost 04-26-2010 03:24 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pass.of.E.r.a. (Post 692644)
Prett
y sure there's already a thread on this.....

However Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf), Haley Williams (Paramore), Le´lindel (Unexpect) and whoever is the girl that sings on Opeth's song "Coil" are my top favorites for sure.

-Jonathan

This girl from Coil? Nathalie Lorichs is indeed a wonderful singer, not very well known outside of Sweeden however.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZamkhX4IqI

I happen to like the female vocals in unexpect, I like the violins as well. I like quite a bit of unexpect, if only they didn't all growl different verses at the same time while trying to play five different beats

Jeff Gordon #24 04-26-2010 07:10 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Yes...


There IS already a thread about favorite female vocalists.

Hopefully the "powers that be" can loop this in with the original identical thread.


But, while I'm here I'll say:

Karen Carpenter
Ann Wilson
&
Patsy Cline

chathamight 04-26-2010 07:32 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
in no particular order, other than alphabetical:

astrud gilberto
bj÷rk
chan marshall
carla azar (also a good drummer!)

here are four for now. it's late...

keep it simple 04-26-2010 09:48 AM

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Alison Moyet....................

Pollyanna 04-26-2010 09:51 AM

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There was a thread about Great female rock voices so I won't repeat what I said there.

Some great non rock female vocalists ...

Nina Simone - timbre and phrasing
Dagmar Krause (Henry Cow) - amazing expressiveness and pitching impossible intervals with ease
Joni Mitchell - lovely tone, great range and with intelligence
Dusty Springfield - timbre from heaven
Diana Krall - lovely husky jazz voice
Roberta Flack - smooth as silk
Shelley Bassey - pure power and style
Ella - the complete jazz package, great scatter
Anastacia - fabulous throaty tone
Patti Labelle - fun-kee!

Frost 04-26-2010 10:11 AM

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Ella who? I have not heard a lot of female scatters before.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 692733)
There was a thread about Great female rock voices so I won't repeat what I said there.

Some great non rock female vocalists ...

Nina Simone - timbre and phrasing
Dagmar Krause (Henry Cow) - amazing expressiveness and pitching impossible intervals with ease
Joni Mitchell - lovely tone, great range and with intelligence
Dusty Springfield - timbre from heaven
Diana Krall - lovely husky jazz voice
Roberta Flack - smooth as silk
Shelley Bassey - pure power and style
Ella - the complete jazz package, great scatter
Anastacia - fabulous throaty tone
Patti Labelle - fun-kee!


Pollyanna 04-26-2010 10:20 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frost (Post 692736)
Ella who? I have not heard a lot of female scatters before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbL9vr4Q2LU

Frost 04-26-2010 10:26 AM

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Not bad at all, thanks for pointing it out, I've heard a few jazz singers from that era and while I don't love scat I can appreciate it. I just always feel that I'd rather hear the same notes on a trumpet instead of syllables from a voice.

Pollyanna 04-26-2010 10:35 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Frost (Post 692746)
Not bad at all, thanks for pointing it out, I've heard a few jazz singers from that era and while I don't love scat I can appreciate it. I just always feel that I'd rather hear the same notes on a trumpet instead of syllables from a voice.

In that case you'll enjoy Bobby McFerrin scatting to Round Midnight - you get scatting that's reminiscent of Miles. Alas, not a woman, but he's the best!

Frost 04-26-2010 11:00 AM

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Wow what an incredible voice. That is almost angelic, I can't believe that voice is coming from that man

Have you heard Sigur Ros singing volenska? It focuses solely on the sound of language, no real lyrics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA4B7-d691M

Pollyanna 04-26-2010 01:02 PM

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Ha! They might be singing in Icelandic :) I haven't heard much of them. Sweet.

Best get back to female singers ... ever heard Diamanda Glass? If this link seems pretty way out, you ought to hear her stuff with John Zorn - madness!

I mentioned Nina Hagen on the female rock voices thread but I can't resist :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xi4O4RvlnQ. If she comes anywhere near Sydney I am sooo going to be there!

I saw Marianne Faithfull play when she came out here ... her expressiveness is awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWkKIBpQG9g

Frost 04-26-2010 01:29 PM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 692793)
Ha! They might be singing in Icelandic :) I haven't heard much of them. Sweet.

Off of Wikipedia, "Vonlenska is a term used to describe the unintelligible lyrics sung by the band, Vonlenska is a non-literal language, without fixed syntax, and differs from constructed languages that can be used for communication. It focuses entirely on the sounds of language; lacking grammar, meaning, and even distinct words. Instead, it consists of emotive non-lexical vocables and phonemes; in effect, Vonlenska uses the melodic and rhythmic elements of singing without the conceptual content of language"

In a lot of ways I guess you could say it's a lot like scat. The album - ( ) has nothing but gibberish vocals (one phrase to be precise,You xylo. You xylo no fi lo. You so), a lot of their other songs feature them as well.

Sigur Ros are a pretty cool band, there is one song where they play an electric bass with a cello bow, that's fairly unique.

Pollyanna 04-26-2010 02:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Frost (Post 692804)
Off of Wikipedia, "Vonlenska is a term used to describe the unintelligible lyrics sung by the band, Vonlenska is a non-literal language, without fixed syntax, and differs from constructed languages that can be used for communication. It focuses entirely on the sounds of language; lacking grammar, meaning, and even distinct words. Instead, it consists of emotive non-lexical vocables and phonemes; in effect, Vonlenska uses the melodic and rhythmic elements of singing without the conceptual content of language"

Great idea - no lyrics to learn!

Frost 04-26-2010 02:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 692818)
Great idea - no lyrics to learn!

True. I think the band said that they did it because vocals are a beautiful instrument but they believe people to focus too highly on lyrical content, they want them to feel the music and interpret it however they like.

Highway Child 04-26-2010 02:44 PM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Some greats already listed. Surely the greatest ever is Ella but you've got to have Billie Holiday and Nina Simone sitting right with her. My favourites from my own era - Aretha, Gladys, Chaka, Annie Lennox, Sheryl Crowe, Alison Moyet, and K D Lang.

My 2p.

Richard

Frost 04-26-2010 03:07 PM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
The male vocals dominate this but another great female vocalist from the metal end of the spectrum, Lisa Johansen from Draconian,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOe7uvm-kp4

Meat the beat 04-27-2010 01:32 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
For me;

K D Lang
Mariah
Lead singer of 80's/90's girl band 4 non blondes... feel free to name her for me!!
Bonnie Rait
Shawn Colvin

bobdadruma 04-27-2010 01:44 AM

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I almost forgot about Joni Mitchell! Voice like an angel!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg
Early Jonie, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp3lJ...eature=related

Lets not forget Grace, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8J8n5HA6SY

larryace 04-27-2010 02:22 AM

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Aretha Franklin
Etta James
Bonnie Raitt
Ruth Brown
Stevie Nicks
Cyndi Lauper
Carrie Underwood
KD Lang
Kirsty Maccoll

And this one gets my pick for the sexiest song ever: The Divinyls "I Touch Myself" (Sung by the delicious Christina Amphlett)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFEfmbAeEDY

Runner up:
Kirsty Maccoll's "In These Shoes"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvaqVAFuLI

Frost 04-27-2010 03:05 AM

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Lots of votes for KD, not that it's a poll but it's interesting to see that so many people love her voice.

Another female vocalist who I really enjoy is Tori Amos, that Slayer cover she did is one of the creepiest songs I've ever heard.

Ian Williams 04-27-2010 03:07 AM

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Joan Jett
Joan Baez
Bonnie Tyler
Wendy O.Williams
Monserrat Caballe

bobdadruma 04-27-2010 03:16 AM

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Diana Krall, I like her extra special. She is one of my myspace friends. I've seen her in concert numerous times.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-G3v...eature=channel

Axe 04-27-2010 04:31 AM

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Agnetha from ABBA.................

bobdadruma 04-27-2010 04:38 AM

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Are female vocalist overrated?
Just kidding!

OMG!!! JANIS J!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpDO...eature=related

Polly, this ones for you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYziE...next=1&index=6

Ian Williams 04-27-2010 05:08 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
A female vocalist will never be overrated, you can hug 'em and kiss 'em.....;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 693254)
Are female vocalist overrated?
Just kidding!

OMG!!! JANIS J!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpDO...eature=related

Polly, this ones for you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYziE...next=1&index=6


Jeff Gordon #24 04-27-2010 06:16 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
I'll add:

Mariah Carey
&
Colbie Caillat

TheGroceryman 04-27-2010 03:32 PM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Lois.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J359iFVAASY

No but seriously, I LOVE noble indian chief....sooo mysterious....

Frost 04-27-2010 05:18 PM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Axe (Post 693247)
Agnetha from ABBA.................

Not a fan personally, plenty of people love her voice though, millions of record sales prove that

swiNg 04-27-2010 07:38 PM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
victoria legrand in beach house
victoria bergsman in taken by trees (and former singer in swedish popwonder the concretes)
karin dreijer in the knife and Fever Ray,
pj. harvey
janis (off course, look at mama cass`s reaction on this) its totally fantastic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbjTI...eature=related
mary j. blige
aretha franklin
beyonce(yes, she is truly amazing)
melanie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8eja2tB1Gw
and a LOT of punk and rock singers

Ian Williams 04-27-2010 07:48 PM

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Dionne Warwick
Donna Summer

mrbling 04-27-2010 09:29 PM

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alison mosshart. great powerful singer not bad to look at

Geri Attrique 04-28-2010 02:02 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
In no particular order:

PJ Harvey
Joan Jett
Kristen Hersh (Solo & Throwing Muses) great lyricist, too!
Chan Marshall
Sade (this woman does not age!)
Lauryn Hill
Ella Fitzgerald
Mary J. Blige (I think she is quite underrated and has a phenomenal voice!)

Hercules 04-28-2010 02:12 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swiNg (Post 693569)

Thankyou so much for listing Melanie - without a doubt the most beautiful and unappreciated voice in my lifetime.

I would add to the list also:

Karen Carpenter

Jeannie Lewis

Kerrie Biddell

Annie Haslam

bobdadruma 04-28-2010 02:16 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Geri Attrique (Post 693738)
In no particular order:

PJ Harvey
Joan Jett
Kristen Hersh (Solo & Throwing Muses) great lyricist, too!
Chan Marshall
Sade (this woman does not age!)
Lauryn Hill
Ella Fitzgerald
Mary J. Blige (I think she is quite underrated and has a phenomenal voice!)

I'm glade that you decided to join Polly to help provide a woman's voice to all of this.
Yes, Sade, truly ageless!

jwildman 04-28-2010 02:18 AM

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I don't know about being a heart warming singer but Otep has definatly got to be my favorite. Her voice is incredibly powerful that I wouldn't expect from a girl of her stature and her poetry is very dark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfLnD...aynext_from=ML

As for heart warming singers, Tracy Chapman is my favorite. Fast Car is very well sung (although I didn't if she was a dude or girl for awhile).

bobdadruma 04-28-2010 02:23 AM

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And no one here likes Carole King?
The first time that I made love it was to the music of Carole King!
I know, Too much information!
Try to drink that image out of your minds, There isn't enough booze in the world!

bobdadruma 04-28-2010 02:25 AM

Re: Favourite Female Vocalists
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jwildman (Post 693750)
I don't know about being a heart warming singer but Otep has definatly got to be my favorite. Her voice is incredibly powerful that I wouldn't expect from a girl of her stature and her poetry is very dark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfLnD...aynext_from=ML

As for heart warming singers, Tracy Chapman is my favorite. Fast Car is very well sung (although I didn't if she was a dude or girl for awhile).

I have to play that song at a gig every two weeks. I may kill myself the next time, Ahh, but the money is good! Chapman, I mean LOL!


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