Some of your favorite female artists in the Folk/ Pop category from the 70's on

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    I was having a great time on You Tube this morning and I decided to make this thread to see what others might come up with on their lists. These are definitely women who's singing styles influenced me...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXVoOgwiYc8 Bonnie Raitt

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efHOIT1ROk8 Janice Ian

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnS9M03F-fA Joan Baez

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVpxfDgVaec Judy Collins

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux7HgO9QhAc Carly Simon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWQEUi6vOA4 "Mama" Cass Elliott

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs5Xibi9zO0 Carole King

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKHWUYT_c3g Karen Carpenter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2VYP0FCAUE Anne Murray

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmExAiCcaPk Helen Reddy
     
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    Beth Gibbons is good (Portishead) - fits more into the trip hop/alternative category.
    Also Beth Orton.

    I guess KT Tunstall.
     
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    Can you provide links? Try Youtube
     
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    Haven't got time right now - but will do this afternoon. :smile:
     
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    Female Folk/Pop Artists from the Seventies Onward?

    Would that include Nancy Wilson, singing Bonnie Raitt? Or Nina Simone, singing Bob Dylan? If you’re somehow not familiar with the specific songs I’m alluding to, get back to me, and I’ll be happy to make suggestions…

    Here, in the meantime, are three of my favourite songs by female folk/pop singers from the seventies who, in spite of the fact two are long deceased, just so happen to have videos on youtube. Cheers, Naughty!

    Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention) Who Knows Where the Time Goes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2xODjbfYw8

    Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span) One Misty Moisty Morning

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heCWKill29A

    Laura Nyro (and Labelle) The Bells

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC_Z56rtdRw
     
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    THanks, Hon! :wink:
     
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    I love the throaty sound of her voice...
     
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    Leonard Cohen seems to have been the hero of the day for many of the afore mentioned leading songstresses. I think Judy Collins mentioned him in one of her clips.
     
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    I have that song on my demo, she sounds much sexier!
     
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    D,

    I know this sounds terrible but her name and the teased blond hair always made me feel like she wasnt legit. But just listening to her voice without looking at her years later, I like it. So sorry but grew up one of those "free to be you and me" kids in a town where old hippies go to die.....:biggrin1: Now the term is officially "Bohemian".
     
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    Uh... I know some may refer to him as a "queen" but last time I checked he still had his man parts so.... NOT! Wuv Woo. Read the thread title, Darlin'.
     
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    I, too, thought of a few more names for you, Naughty, but not all are available on youtube (that I could find). Perhaps, you’ll have better luck.

    Two of these singers are dead, too; one, tragically, was the youngest of the lot — Eva Cassidy.

    Here she is, singing Over the Rainbow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVe_Wa-aV-M

    The other, late singer is Kate Wolf. She wrote, among other songs, Across the Great Divide. Here’s a live version, as done by two more, great, female folk/pop singers from the era you’re interested in, Nanci Griffith and Emmylou Harris.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZmbFZHc4Mw&feature=related

    The Nanci Griffith/Emmylou Harris duet originally appeared on Nanci Griffith’s astonishing album from 1993, Other Voices, Other Rooms, in which she also dueted with (among some, famous others like Bob Dylan) two more female folk artists from the period you might enjoy, Carolyn Hester and Iris DeMent.

    She covered some great songs on that album. One was a knockout version of Townes Van Zandt’s heartbreaking Tecumseh Valley (recorded with Arlo Guthrie). Here she is, singing that song (minus Arlo) in another live performance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhxa_qOdNr0&feature=related

    The last female folk/pop artist I’ll recommend to you today is Buffy Sainte–Marie. She’s, happily, still alive, and in December 1969, she came out with one of the most amazing albums of all time, Illuminations.

    Illuminations (Buffy Sainte-Marie album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This ground–breaking album has at least two of my favourite songs on it, the incredibly sly and sexy Guess Who I Saw in Paris, and one that, perhaps, should be re–released to take advantage of the current craze for all things undead, The Vampire.

    The album’s completely over–the–top lyrically, and production–wise, years ahead of its time. It might be available, in some format, from Amazon. Here, for the moment at least, are the creepy, Edgar Allan Poe–like lyrics to The Vampire, as follows:

    The Vampire

    Shall I tell you of the night?
    It was long ago
    Late November, and the snow
    Just about to fall…

    The moon was big and bright
    Cold and sharp and clear
    And the air was biting.

    Softly, swiftly down the road
    (Never made a sound)
    Someone came from far away
    Someone tall and old…

    As I looked into his eyes
    No reflection came
    And I gave him bedding.

    Oh, my little rosary!
    How I miss you so!
    Never used you very well
    Now, I never will!

    I am farther from you now
    Than the two ends of eternity
    Now, I do his bidding.
     
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