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Just stumbled across Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on Spotify:

 

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Got be Bat for Lashes, and Joan as Police Woman. Honorable mentions for Beth Ditto from Gossip, and PJ Harvey

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Another Spotify find, Rhiannon Giddens from the Carolina Chocolate Drops

 

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This song always makes me cry, and that's mostly because of Anneke's angelic vocals, especially that falling melody in the chorus... enough to make a stone melt.

 

I am going to have to say Anekke Van Giersbergen as well. I know exactly what you mean when you say melting. Her voice just seems to get even more incredible as she gets older too. In fact just listening to her talk gives me shivers. 

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Alys Longmate - I believe she was 15 at the time of this first video..  I was pretty good at picking my nose at 15.. good grief.

apparently she's become quite a sensation in australia and played at the pre-grammy's event this year

 

 

 

post #1116 of 2133

Easy, Karen Carpenter!

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Alison Moyet 

Adele

Eva Cassidy 

K.D Lang

Diana Krall

Norah Jones

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I am going to have to say Anekke Van Giersbergen as well. I know exactly what you mean when you say melting. Her voice just seems to get even more incredible as she gets older too. In fact just listening to her talk gives me shivers. 


Glad to find another fan. I've heard some say she reminds them of Bjork, but I think she's even more talented and versatile, but perhaps more restrained so she doesn't get as much attention. What do you think of her solo material? I really liked Air, which seemed like it was made up of "leftover" The Gathering material. Her cover songs on Pure Air and live album with Danny Cavanagh was superb, too. Her subsequent albums seem to be more mainstream pop-ish, which is disappointing to me, even though they're better than most mainstream pop.

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Shirley Manson

A favorite of mine as well.

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I would like to add some names to this list i have not seen:

 

Patricia Barber

 

 

^^She is really good and this is one of the best mastered recordings I've heard in a long time!!

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She was in rehab going through withdrawal when this was recorded. They just told her to "hum along" to the piano.

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Glad to find another fan. I've heard some say she reminds them of Bjork, but I think she's even more talented and versatile, but perhaps more restrained so she doesn't get as much attention. What do you think of her solo material? I really liked Air, which seemed like it was made up of "leftover" The Gathering material. Her cover songs on Pure Air and live album with Danny Cavanagh was superb, too. Her subsequent albums seem to be more mainstream pop-ish, which is disappointing to me, even though they're better than most mainstream pop.

I have heard some of the things from those albums, and really liked them. Her new stuff I like as well, to be honest I don't really care what she sings, so long as I can hear her voice. Sounds a bit trite... but true! I can't wait for Devin Townsend's new album Epicloud next month, another collaboration with Anneke, and she herself was impressed with the lyrics.  That means it will probably blow my socks off :).

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Julie Kiss, UK

 (only during the first 40 seconds)

 

Tarja Turunen (in her times with Nightwish; I'm surely not the first one proposing her, hehe sorry), Finland:

 (first minute + at 3:40)

 (only the first minute)

 

Great singers need great compositions too... though Tarja Turunen sings like an angel, I just can't seem to like what she's been doing in her new solo career, no matter how good her voice is.

 

Those are probably my only two better entries, I seldom listen to music with vocals, even less female ones.


Edited by devouringone3 - 8/11/12 at 6:24pm
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Any recommendations for female singers that are similar to Norah Jones? 

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In no particular order:

Gillian Welch
Natalie Merchant
Emily Jane White
Margo Timmins
Dusty Springfield
Nina Simone
Etta James
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