Fav female vocalists

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  1. gjorg

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    I had a good time reading about members favorite movies. It gave me a lot of choices that I have not seen. That said.
    Who are your top 10 or so favorite female vocalists.(stylists)
    Billie Holiday
    Diana Krall
    Chrissy Hyde
    Grace Slick
    Dinah Washington
    Shirley Bassey
    dakota Staton
    Carly Simon
    Nancy Wilson
    Eartha Kitt

    Except the obvious. Judy,Liza,Babs
     
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    Billie Holliday
    Tori Amos
    Bjork
    Regina Spektor
    Tracy Chapman
     
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    Eva Cassidy
    Billie Holiday
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Tracey Thorn
    Amy Winehouse
    Edith Piaff
    Julia Lee
    Dory Previn
    Annie Lennox
    Nina Simone
     
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    Without a doubt, top of the list is k. d. lang!

    gjorg, why "without a doubt" Judy, Liza, and Babs?
     
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    I tend to be attracted to a celtic sound and huskier voices. The last four tend to change and move around as others catch my attention, but the first six are musts.

    Amy Lee -Evanescence
    Loreena Mckennitt
    Cilette Swann - Gypsy Soul
    Dido
    Sarah Mclachlan
    Margo Timmins - Cowboy Junkies
    Mazzy Star
    Jewel
    Linda Ronstadt
    Lucinda Williams
     
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    I love K.D. Lang and forgot about Nina Simone and Dory Previn. The other 3 are obvious list toppers and I did not want to waste space.
     
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    Carly Simon
    Nina Simone
    Elaine Paige
    Etta James
    Sade
    Annie Lennox
     
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    Dinah Washington
    Ella Fitzgerald
     
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    Not getting picky but, she was gospel not a stylist.Anyway speaking of Mahalia check out IMITATION OF LIFE a movie with her in it.It is powerfull.
     
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    I needed to kickstart this thread for the night time crew!
     
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    She is amazing. THe eerie thing about KD Lang when I first saw and heard her was that she resembled a teenaged Wayne Newton and her voice on "Miss Chatelaine" reminded me of him singing early in his career. He too had that amazingly smooth sound.

    Patty Austin
    Phyllis Hyman
    Anita Baker
    Sarah Vaughn
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Carmen Mc Rae
    Julie London
    Carly Simon
    La Streisand
    Celia Cruz

    More to come...
     
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    Ahh Julie London how did I forget----Sassy and carmen fit up there with judy ,babs,liza----its a given
     
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    Amy Lee
    Dar Williams
    Dinah Washington
    Eddie Reader
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Etta James
    Gwen Dickey
    Happy Rhodes
    Janis Ian
    Joan Armatrading
    Lena Horne
    Lisa Loeb
    Michelle Branch
    Neko Case
    P P Arnold
    Patsy Cline
    Sade
    Sarah McLachlan
    Skeeter Davis
    Suzanne Vega
    Terra Naomi

    That's more than ten, I can alphabeticise but not count :)
     
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    Sade- seriously in love with the woman and have been since I was a kid.
    Toni Braxton
    Phyllis Hyman
    Lisa Lisa
    Shannon
    Chante Moore
    Patti Labelle
    Aretha Franklin

    Those are all of the women that I can think of off the top of my head
     
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    Or spell---Just kidding---I am the worlds worst speller. Missed Lena also.Their are so many maybe it should be top 25, or 50.
     
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    kd lang (the best vocalist I've ever seen live. I've seen her a few times, but 2 years ago at la Cigale in Paris was unforgettable)

    Kate Bush
    Annie Lennox
    Aimee Mann
    Sade
    Sarah Harmer
    Sarah McLachlan
    Jane Siberry
    Feist
    Jann Arden
    Diana Krall
    Eva Cassidy
    Nina Simone
    Regina Spector
    Joan Armatrading
    Tracy Thorn (Everything But The Girl)
    Natalie Merchant
    Alison Moyet
    Joni Mitchell
    Maria Callas
    Norah Jones
    Cesaria Evora
    Gladys Knight
    Billie Holiday
    Patsy Cline
     
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    Yes!
     
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    Roberta Flack
    Allison Kraus

    not sure if they were mentioned....
     
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    Mmmm gjorg, what do you think I spelled incorrectly?
     
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