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post #76 of 161
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Originally Posted by cyrus1313 View Post
X3, I like Eva Cassidy, and like the album Live at Blues Alley. Unfortunately, Eva is in Heaven now

That album was recorded live at Blues Alley, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2, 1996. She died 10 months later at age 33.

so sad. . . .
post #77 of 161

Also try Eva Cassidy

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Originally Posted by BillC View Post
Give Cassandra Wilson's "Blue Light 'till Dawn" and "New Moon Daughter" albums a spin. Great covers of "Come on in my Kitchen", "Tupelo Honey", "Last Train to Clarksville" and more.
I second the Cassandra Wilson recommendation. This artist has tackled everything from free funk to standards to her signature blend of jazz, blues, folk and rock. Her version of "I Can't Stand the Rain" compares very well with the classic original by Anne Peebles.

I also recommend the late Eva Cassidy. Though the was an American, from the D.C. area, her work is little known in the US. She never to my knowledge had a recording contract. She financed the one album that came out in her lifetime herself. After her tragically untimely death from cancer, BBC DJs found (God only knows how) and began playing her incandescant version of "Over the Rainbow."

Her cover of Sting's "Fields of Gold" absolutely SHREDS the original, and has been called possibly the best cover recording of all time (see her bio on All Music Guide www.allmusic.com). It became a huge hit in England and the rest of Europe. Absolutely one of the best vocals ever recorded, period, and a track that often makes people cry upon first hearing it.

"Fields of Gold" can be heard on her first album, Live at Blues Alley, which is absolutely stunning from first track to last. Songbird is an excellent single-CD overview of her recordings.
post #78 of 161

Yeah, but...

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Originally Posted by kontai69 View Post
Some people will cringe, but I would like to add Mariah Carey. Sure it's "bubblegum pop" and she's kinda wacko, but she can really sing.
She has a once-in-a-generation voice, but God, the material is excruciating.
post #79 of 161
10,000 Maniacs Unplugged should be high up on your list...

Also the new Korn Unplugged features Amy Lee and is a fantastic album

You should also pick up Sarah Mclachlan's Mirrorball album.

Female voices I LOVE:

Norah Jones
Katie Melua
Eva Cassidy
Jacintha
Diana Krall (Check out Live in Paris)
Natalie Merchant
Ella Fitzgerald
The lead singer of Cowboy Junkies (sorry don't recall her name)
The lead singer from Dixie Chicks (although I don't particularly care for her)
Jane Monheit (her Taking a Chance on Love album is very good)
Jewel (In Particular her first couple of albums "Pieces of You" and "Spirit")
Loreena McKennitt
Rebecca Pidgeon
Sade
Sarah Mchlachlan
Stevie Nicks

Honorable Mention goes out to:

Christina Aguilera
Mandy Moore
Alicia Keys
Beyonce Knowles
Mariah Carey
Patricia Barber
Amy Grant
Charlotte Church (In particular, I love her version of Imagine which can be found on her Enchantment DVD)
Amy Lee
post #80 of 161
I can't believe no-one has mentioned Karen Peris of the Innocence Mission yet, my favourite female voice ever!.

You have to check them out!, the music is similar to The Sundays and Mazzy Star.
post #81 of 161
A lot of great voices already here that I also love.
I didnt notice mention of Randy Crawford who I think also has a unique voice which she uses very well. I've also enjoyed Carmen Macrae. Of course Ella Fitzgerald

I also like the music of Morcheeba and their (sadly departed) vocalist Skye Edwards.
post #82 of 161
Diana Krall
post #83 of 161
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Originally Posted by Jasper994 View Post
10,000 Maniacs Unplugged should be high up on your list...
another great choice.
post #84 of 161
WTH is the matter in here? 5 pages naming every female singer ever to make it anywhere and not one recommendation for Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde?

My favorite hands down.
post #85 of 161
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Originally Posted by jtizzle View Post
WTH is the matter in here? 5 pages naming every female singer ever to make it anywhere and not one recommendation for Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde?

My favorite hands down.
Ah yes, I like her voice as well although I've neglected the band and haven't heard all of it.
post #86 of 161
- KT Tunstall , read up on how she does the looping, and if you can, find the rolling stone interview videos. It's avail on Rhapsody.
- Angela McCluskey of the Wild Colonials -- she/they do great movie tracks
- Filippa Giodano
post #87 of 161
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Originally Posted by Capt369 View Post
Eva Cassidy does it for me!
Yes! She's incredible!

Mike
post #88 of 161
Recently I have been getting my female vocalist fix from Camera Obscura and Keren Ann. Like riding the white tiger.
post #89 of 161
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
Are You Listening? [IMPORT]
Dolores O'Riordan (Performer)

Former lead of The Cranberries will release her first solo album in May. That could be very good.
And it is, indeed. I will add one more name that for some reason nobody mentioned yet: Natalie Imbruglia.
post #90 of 161
don't know if anyone has mentioned these yet:

Nickel Creek - Check out their album "Reasons Why", they did a great job on the vocals. The whole thing is really, really well recorded actually.

Jenny Lewis (from Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins as well as Rilo Kiley) - She's got a pretty unique voice.

Sorry if anybody already mentioned these!
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