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Your Top Five Solo Female Singers?

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

  1. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

    Lisa Gerrard is my #1.

    ...also love Joni Mitchell, Skin from Skunk Anansie, Beth Gibbons from Portishead, Lou Rhodes from Lamb, and FKA Twigs as a newcomer:

  2. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    The thread is for best not worst.....
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  3. Realist

    Realist pfm Member

    Joni Mitchell
    P.J. Harvey
    Karen Carpenter
    Kate Bush
    Mary Margaret O'Hara
  4. Hip-Priest

    Hip-Priest Not hip. Not a priest.

    My first five would be Denny, Bush, pre-cocaine Nicks, Wheeler and Bjork.

    Fraser, Sioux, Hynde, Sade, early Brickell, Hersh, Butcher. B, Harvey and, weirdly, Deal (Kim) have all been popular in my house too :)
  5. timola

    timola pfm Member

    ....and I thought long and hard before posting to impress. An acquired taste perhaps...:D
  6. RustyB

    RustyB Registered Ginga

    Lucinda Williams

    Rosanne Cash


    Suzanne Vega

    Tift Merritt
  7. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    Joni MItchell
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Aretha Franklin
    Rita Reys
    Shelagh Delaney
  8. mercalia

    mercalia pfm Member

    Ofra Haza

    Celine Dion
    Cyndi Lauper
    Marta Sebestyen ( about 5-6 minutes in here)

    Gong Linna

    Emma Kirkby ( the young version )
    Christine Collister
    Peng Liyuan

    Mireille Mathieu

    no particular order
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
  9. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Laura Veirs, July Flame
    Anita Baker, Rapture
    Anais Mitchell, Young Man in America
    Jackie Oates, The Spyglass and the Herringbone
    Cara Dillon, Hill of Thieves
    Honourable mentions for Beth Nielsen Chapman, Melody Gardot and Allison Krauss
  10. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Apologies if I'm wrong, but think it was Beth Nielsen Chapman with Sand and Water... beautiful album
  11. Ward

    Ward Member

    I don't think anyone has mentioned one of my all time favourites
    Julia Fordham
    also missing seems to be Bonny Raite
    another vote for Tory Amos
    Has anyone mentioned Alanis Morissette
    and another vote for Ricky Lee Jones
    and an extra if you please Christine of Christine & the queens
  12. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Sorry, I have to mention...
    Karen Peris from the band Innocence Mission, Julia Stone, Dev Talen from The Weepies and Becky Bliss from Barnaby Bright
  13. p147

    p147 pfm Member

    No particular order.

    Ella Fitzgerald.
    Aretha Franklin.
    Julie London.
    Peggy Lee.
    Keely Smith.
  14. Colin L

    Colin L pfm Member

    Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Shawn Colvin
    Jonatha Brooke
    Kari Bremnes

    and a host of others but let's not cheat
  15. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    Bonnie Raitt
    Aretha Franklin
    Sinead O'Connor
    Billie Holiday
    Joan Armatrading
  16. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    Edit....Delaney??? - I meant Shelagh McDonald :confused:!!
  17. Fretbuzz

    Fretbuzz pfm Member

    Kate Bush
    Natalie Merchant
    Maddy Pryor
    Tori Amos
    Laura Marling
  18. Joe

    Joe pfm Member


    To all you happy posters gayly typing away ......a refresher of the OP's question.

    So... that would be five female artists ( not 8 or 10 ) and a favourite album by them.:D
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  19. Lowdenbill

    Lowdenbill Member

    Cassandra Wilson
    June Tabor
    Fiona Apple
    Dusty Springfield
    Nina Simone
  20. bencat

    bencat pfm Member

    No order

    Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun
    Alisson Krauss - Raising Sand
    Ofra Haza - Yemenite Songs
    Ojo de Brujo - Techari
    PP Arnold - Five in the Afternoon

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