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Your Top Five Solo Female Singers?

Discussion in 'music' started by MVJ, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. MVJ

    MVJ madvinyljunkie,Professional Plonker & PFM Member

    Are you a female vocalist fan and if so who are your top five solo female singers and your one favourite album by them???

    Mine are...

    1, Jennifer Warnes, 'The Well' 45rpm vinyl boxset.
    2, Grace Jones, 'Nightclubbing' cd or vinyl.
    3, Alison Krauss, ' A Hundred Years or More' cd.
    4, Sade, 'Soldier of Love' cd or vinyl.
    5, Wynonna Judd, 'Tell Me Why' cd or vinyl.

    Some very different choices but one thing in common enchanting beautiful voices imho!
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  2. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Nerina pallot
    Nina Simone
    Sara bareilles
    Rickie lee Jones
    Suzanne vega
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  3. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    PJ Harvey - Rid of Me

    Kate Bush - The Dreaming

    Nina Simone - Forbidden Fruit

    Ella Fitzgerald - most of it, I like her Louis Armstrong collaborations

    Karen Carpenter - '_______'
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  4. BJP

    BJP pfm Member

    Oh dear sorry not a big fan but there are two I enjoy.

    Sinead O'Connor
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  5. MVJ

    MVJ madvinyljunkie,Professional Plonker & PFM Member

    It's suprising as soon as I've seen others choices it make me think why did'nt I pick those, I will stick to mine though as I listen to them a lot :rolleyes:
  6. Bill Colledge

    Bill Colledge pfm Member

    Billie Holiday- Lady in Satin

    Nina Simone- Here Comes The Sun

    Aretha Franklin- Too many to name one.

    Cassandra Wilson- Blue Light Till Dawn

    Janet Baker- Mahler Songs Barbirolli
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  7. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    Joni Mitchell ( everything )

    Elizabeth Fraser ( everything )

    Jennifer Warnes ( Famous Blue Raincoat )

    Emmy Lou Harris ...lots and lots

    Maria Callas
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  8. Jonn

    Jonn Tons of Trouble

    Ella Fitzgerald - Purely Ella Fitzgerald
    June Tabor- Ashore
    Mary Coughlan- Sings Billie Holiday
    Amy Winehouse - Back to Black Deluxe edition
    Etta James - Rocks the House
    EmmyLou Harris- Wrecking Ball

    Oops that’s six
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  9. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    This is a re-run of a similar recent thread where everyone agreed with me that Aretha is the greatest ever and the only choice is who comes second.

    Suggestion: maybe someone should start a thread for male singers to find out who comes second to Van Morrison. Just a thought.
    MVJ likes this.
  10. MVJ

    MVJ madvinyljunkie,Professional Plonker & PFM Member

    Thats it your banned:p
  11. MVJ

    MVJ madvinyljunkie,Professional Plonker & PFM Member

    It's not who's the best, It is who is your in your top five favourites.:rolleyes:
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  12. Jonathan

    Jonathan pfm Member

    I will take the question rather literally and look for aesthetic and technical prowess ... just off the top of my head and in no particular order ...

    Marianne Faithfull

    Diamanda Galas

    Lisa Garrard from Dead Can Dance and Elisabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins(I sort of lump them together somehow though generally different)

    Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las

    Emmylou Harris

    honourable mention also going to: Carmel, Mari Boine, Hope Sandoval from Mazzy Star, Tori Amos
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  13. Jonathan

    Jonathan pfm Member

    oh jesus how can i forget Sinéad?
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  14. Premmyboy

    Premmyboy pfm Member

    Karen Dalton is pretty good.
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  15. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
    Birgit Nilsson - Gotterdammerung
    Anne Sofie Von Otter - Grieg Lieder
    Sarah Vaughan - The Divine One
    Bessie Smith - Anthology
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  16. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    I was being flippant, thought it was obvious. :rolleyes:
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  17. MVJ

    MVJ madvinyljunkie,Professional Plonker & PFM Member

  18. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    That Amy Winehouse half speed mastered is excellent, the bonus album with it is fab as well.
  19. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    These are closest to my heart, but there are many more. Female singers are a favourite musical genre and I have playlists of them. I find greater emotional honesty in women singers.

    Cesaria Evora - her hard life radiates from every song
    Aretha - too great for words
    Nina Simone - single-minded intensity
    Billie Holiday - often happy and sad at the same time
    Ella - perfection that swings.
  20. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Hard to pick just five.

    Ella Fitzgerald
    Alison Krauss
    Joni Mitchell
    Aimee Mann
    Mary Chapin Carpenter

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