My favorite singer is Lisha.
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Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers:
"Little Too Late" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vp703DMeVjE
Cover - Van Morrison "Days Like This" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv-FvVOZ4xQ&list=UUFs8r4BIvDJhq0ZxUOM7Tng&index=7
Cover - Funkadelic "Can You Get To That" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRbpF9GoK24&list=UUFs8r4BIvDJhq0ZxUOM7Tng&index=22
Edited by Bee inthe Attic - 1/16/13 at 2:17pm
Hey, Van Morrison's aging well, judging by that video....
Thaks for the Nicki Bluhm recommendation; I've not heard of her before.
Here's a twosome I hadn't heard until Channel 4's (UK) series 'Music on 4: Abbey Road Studios in Session':
Apparently they're Swedish, though you certainly wouldn't guess that from their accents. They sound a bit like a subdued answer to the Indigo Girls and are called 'First Aid Kit':
WARNING: this is cheezy 70s! But... no harm in paying a little respect to some 70s songstresses (please note that I'm not posting these in relation to the songs, per se, but in relation to the voices of these vocalists so no need to flame me, OK?). It's worth bearing in mind that many of the present-day recommendations in this thread will be looked upon as cheezy in 30-35yrs from now. Time is a strange thing.
So, with that said...
...and there are some superb stripped-down center-channel rips of Karen Carpenter here:
One from the 1980s - Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson:
and incidentally, Amy Winehouse did a cover of Carole King's 'Will You Still Love me Tomorrow':
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I have several female vocalists that I really like :-
1 Beth Hart..........probably tops them all
2 Melissa Etheridge
4 Tina Dico
5 Dana Fuchs
6 Layla Zoe
7 Janis Joplin.
Another brilliant vocalist who seems to have got overlooked in the passage of time is Jeanne French and finding any material is like looking for gold dust.
If anybody knows where or has any CD's they would sell please let me know.
Some other favourites that are close behind are Brandi Carlile, Michelle Malone, Lisa Mills, Chi Coltrane, Emmylou Harris and Christine Collister.
@ everyone else; please excuse the inclusion of some male artists in this reply. It's not my intention to polute/dilute/derail the thread. This is just a one-off, specifically in response to request for artist suggestions, as per quote below:
Re' Melody Gardot, you might like Stacey Kent. Not exactly the same, but... well, just check her out and make up your own mind:
Also check out Rumer:
Re' Beth Gibbons, I don't have a specific suggestion for anyone similar, but, on the Portishead side of things, I highly recommend you take a listen to John Martyn's cover of 'Glorybox' - it's absolutely superb:
I used listen to Portishead, Morcheeba, and Massive Attack a lot, during my university days... memories... If you haven't heard Morcheeba or Massive Attack, you might find enough of their sound in common with Portishead's 'trip-hoppy' sound:
Axiom Funk (feat. Bootsy Collins):
Nightmares on Wax:
Re' Sarah Jaffe, you might try Julia Stone:
and, although they are male artists, you might like Ray LaMontagne:
And, of course, there's Lana Del Ray, though she seems to attract strongly polarised love/hate opinions from the listening public, so she may not be your cup of tea:
Or Paloma Faith:
If I think of any others, I'll let you know. To be honest, I didn't find it particularly easy coming up with suggestions for the 3 artists you mentioned, because all three of them have quite a unique sound.
Edited by Mython - 1/21/13 at 9:08am