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Your Top Five Solo Female Singers?

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

  1. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Harriet wheeler - static and silence
    Rickie lee jones - pop pop
    Kate bush - the dreaming
    Nina Simone - everything
    Suzanne Vega - 99.9F
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  2. happy_chappie

    happy_chappie pfm Member

    Think I'd have Merry Clayton in there, just for the backing vocals on Gimme shelter. Her own version is good, also love cover of southern man.
    Kate Bush on almost every album ( not heard last couple though)
    Aretha Franklin.
    Sade. Will have to dig Diamond Life out again.
    Sheryl Crow Tuesday Night Music Club.
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  3. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Kate Bush
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Karen Carpenter
    Eva Cassidy
    Stacey Kent
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  4. cnocmoy10

    cnocmoy10 pfm Member

    Melissa Etheridge
    Natalie Merchant
    Sarah Mclaughlan
    Holly Cole
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  5. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    Hope Sandeval
    Natalie Merchant
    Patti Smith
    Joni Mitchell
    Lena Zavaroni
    Karen Carpenter
    Delores Oriordan
    Nina Simone
    Siouxie Sioux
    Kate Bush
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  6. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Cara Dillon, self titled
    Anais Mitchell, Young Man in America
    Joni Mitchell, Ladies of the Canyon
    Jackie Oates, The Spyglass and the Herringbone
    Laura Veirs, Year of Meteors
    honourable mentions for Fenne Lilly, Julia Stone, Laura Marling... I could go on and on
  7. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    Lucinda Williams
    Emma Kirby
    Kathleen Ferrier
    Dusty Springfield
    Early Dolores O'Riordan
  8. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    So it’s pick any five then ?
  9. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    In my mind there all inter-related and live in my gas cuboard . Who needs streaming services when I've got limewire.
  10. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Sandy Denny
  11. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    Kate Bush
    Sheila Chandra
    Annie Lennox
    Lisa Gerrard
    Liz Frazer

    All in no particular order and they may change depending on my mood.
  12. timola

    timola pfm Member

    Sarah Mclachlan
    Jess Glynne

  13. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Probably my number one female vocalist.
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  14. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Joni Mitchell
    Sandy Denny
    PJ Harvey
    Sarah Vaughan
    Nina Simone

    Best female lead singer in a group? Grace Slick. No contest.
  15. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    1. Kirsty MacColl
    2. Suzanne Vega
    3. Louise Tucker
    4. Carole King
    5. Ellen Foley
  16. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    ‘Somebody to Love’ is probably my favourite Sixties song.
  17. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Thanks and all of the above are fantastic. That bird was just a bit shit at walking down stairs pissed.
    So at the mo: Emmylou, Joni, Joan and Eva follow two paces behind. (all with better balance I hope)
  18. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Plant told a wonderful story about Denny arriving to do 'Battle Of Evermore' with a heavy cold. That is her doing it that afternoon on the record! He said in the same interview that "she was the best of the British girls". Sadly he didn't give a view on others but he did work with the technically sublime Krauss. Who's name I couldn't remember so I went up to the rack.. and then I realised:
    We dumb bastards have forgotten the queen..Dolly!
  19. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    You can get a decent Dolly impersonation by playing any Springsteen LP at 45 rpm!
  20. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    No chance of me playing a Springsteen LP.
    Some call him ‘The Boss.’
    I call him ‘The Dross.’
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