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    I would listen to Nina Simone read the shipping forecast on a loop.
    and a bit of a left field choice but if you give her a chance Lorde has a very interesting voice, someone more musically literate can explain it better but she doesn't follow the usual beat or note pattern which can produce a nice change from the norm.

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    Some may have a good singing voice but absolutely no soul.
    Adele makes me want to scream.

    Janis Joplin has it all and means it all.

    Hope Sandoval of Mazzy star will melt any mans heart.

    Then there is the beauty of Mary blacks haunting voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleywatch View Post
    How about,

    Joan Armatrading.
    Saw her at Glastonbury she was brilliant also saw Alison Moyet too who was also good , Grace Slick and Clare Torry have to be mentioned .

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerworrier View Post
    but if you give her a chance Lorde has a very interesting voice, someone more musically literate can explain it better but she doesn't follow the usual beat or note pattern which can produce a nice change from the norm.
    Her second album Melodrama is very good indeed both musically and lyrically. Really deep stuff.

    For a beautiful pure voice with great range I always loved Basia and for a bit of weirdness Rickie Lee Jones.

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    not sure if anyone has mentioned agnes obel -stunning voice .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl1 View Post
    Saw her at Glastonbury she was brilliant also saw Alison Moyet too who was also good , Grace Slick and Clare Torry have to be mentioned .

    I've always thought that Alison Moyet sounds like Jimmy Somerville.

    Or maybe it's the other way around...


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    Quote Originally Posted by amnesia View Post
    I've always thought that Alison Moyet sounds like Jimmy Somerville.

    Or maybe it's the other way around...

    You were playing one of them at the wrong speed!

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    This week I've been mostly listening to:

    Anne Briggs
    Cat Power
    Gladys Knight
    Etta James
    Ann Sexton
    Laura Nyro (in small doses)
    Maxine Brown
    Betty Lavette
    Linda Jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by amnesia View Post
    I've always thought that Alison Moyet sounds like Jimmy Somerville.

    Or maybe it's the other way around...

    Not so much Somerville to my ears but definately Andy Bell... but then I think that was Vince Clarke's plan.

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    I am now slightly addicted to Natalia Lafourcade - she's a mexican pop star who has released 2 albums of classic Mexican folk/marichi music, both called Musas (unhelpfully). Probably a very acquired taste, but I love the music (and am normally a heavy rock guy!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by amnesia View Post
    I've always thought that Alison Moyet sounds like Jimmy Somerville.

    Or maybe it's the other way around...

    I'm sure Jimmy Somerville was up her skirt while she was on stage as she kept moving strange ..

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    Two great female singers - Cat Power featuring Lana Del Rey. Cat Power is an amazing artist, beautiful and powerful vocals, great song writing too..

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    some possibly less well know, but i love them:

    Kristina Train - Dark Black. Amazing voice and brilliant sound quality
    Pink Nasty - Mold the gold
    Beth Rowley - Little Dreamer
    Priscilla Ahn - any album but my favourite is the soundtrack she made to an animated Japanese movie

    And try the Cowboy Junkies 'The Caution Horses' album. If your music system is good then you may find this really hits the spot. Haunting female vocals

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    Ella Fitzgerald - on Vinyl, in a room with good acoustics, with a decent pair of Speakers and amp, if the hairs don't stand up on the back of your neck then there's something wrong with you...

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    On my system, Rega Elicit-r, Rega Saturn-r with Spendor A6R floorstanders

    Kate Bush
    Katie Melua
    Karen Carpenter
    Mama Cass
    Norah Jones
    Diana Krall
    Carole King
    Alison Krauss
    Ninet Tayeb

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    I havenít seen any mention of Laura Cantrell yet ...

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    Tracyanne Campbell from Camera Obscura and Tracyanne and Danny.


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    For those into Karen Carpenter, try Harriet (link posted to avoid confusion with another artist with the same name):
    http://www.harrietsmusic.com/.

    If into jazz/blues try Maria Muldaur.

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    Anyone mentioned LP yet? (Laura Pergolizzi)
    Just discovered her a wee while back and I think she's very good.

    https://youtu.be/alIs8EOkzXk

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    Judy Tzuke
    Joan Armatrading
    Fergie
    Skin
    Sonja Kristina
    Sonya Madan (Echo Belly)
    Chaka Khan

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    Bobbie Gentry, start with the song and album Ode to Billie Joe

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    If you fancy trying some 'metal' to mix it up a bit, try out Floor Jansen now the lead of Finnish Symphonic metal band Nightwish.

    She has an incredible mix of styles from operatic, growl and downright rock. Her voice is controlled and very musical.


    This is her singing with ReVamp...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcGi...IgwBiO&index=9
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    I’d offer Corrine Bailey Rae, but recently I’ve been listening to Lana Del Rey too.

    Both can sound exquisite.


    ... also - early Morcheeba with Skye (Edwards) on vocals.

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    K.D. Lang.

    There you go, end of thread.

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    Some great female vocalists listed in this thread.
    Without wanting to just regurgitate a list of all those mentioned so far I might add a couple which I don't think have been mentioned:

    - curve ball and bit more modern : Bebe Rexha
    - indie rock : Ellie Rowsell (lead singer of Wolf Alice)
    - modern country/bluegrass : Lillie Mae
    - blues rock : Joanne Shaw Taylor

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    Can't remember if Edie Brickell has been mentioned.

    I'll also add
    Brandi Carlile
    Lucy Schwarz (listen to 'La Luna' on Youtube for a taste)
    Elena Tongra - singer with Daughter (listen to 'Youth' on Youtube - a fantastic piece of songwriting)

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    Many great singers mentioned here but cannot see any mention of Aretha Franklin, I also have a soft spot for Kirsty McColl.

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    Neko Case is awesome, Susan Tedeschi (solo or Tedeschi Trucks Band), Elin Larsson (Blues Pills), Grace Potter is amazing and i may add to these as i think of more.

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    Here are a few more that I donít think have been previously mentioned :

    Sally Oldfield
    India Arie
    Aimee Mann
    Sara K
    Yuna
    Rickie Lee Jones
    Annie Lennox
    Bebel Gilberto
    Carmel
    Clair Marlo
    Eddi Reader

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    she's a bit bonkers now but this is sublime

    https://youtu.be/HaOw8_4bG68
    Last edited by TKH; 5th September 2019 at 12:04.

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    I love The Navigator by Hurray For the Riff Raff, Alynda Segarra has a great voice, but this album is somewhat of a concept album so works great as a full listen, if anything better on LP as it is in two halves.

    Here they are playing some of it live (some explicit language):


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    Jessye Norman is one of my favourite singers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B2LAmUsv1M

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    Regina Spektor has always produced great music..Cracking vocals on 'Samson'


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    Something a bit newer and not mentioned so far - Haley Reinhart. Excellent Jazz singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerworrier View Post
    I would listen to Nina Simone read the shipping forecast on a loop.
    and a bit of a left field choice but if you give her a chance Lorde has a very interesting voice, someone more musically literate can explain it better but she doesn't follow the usual beat or note pattern which can produce a nice change from the norm.
    Syncopation

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    This duet is phenomenal. Never heard of Haley Reinhart before, but that is one of the most impressive and enchanting voices I've heard:

    https://youtu.be/aVevvbFNKiY

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    This duet is phenomenal. Never heard of Haley Reinhart before, but that is one of the most impressive and enchanting voices I've heard:

    https://youtu.be/aVevvbFNKiY
    She's amazing, I discovered here from this duet with Jeff Goldblum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ipXA9lJzc0.

    One of the best modern jazz singers in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Bobbie Gentry, start with the song and album Ode to Billie Joe
    The Delta Sweete is an amazing album as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    This duet is phenomenal. Never heard of Haley Reinhart before, but that is one of the most impressive and enchanting voices I've heard:
    The stuff she does with Postmodern Jukebox is great, try this


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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    The stuff she does with Postmodern Jukebox is great, try this

    That is very good, new to me!

    Another one, no video just audio sadly. Cover of Bulletproof by La Roux but it's another excellent example. Last one from me!


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    Love the voice of Nataly Dawn of Pomplemoose (and those eyes..... )



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