THE best female vocals? (your favorite female singers) - Page 118
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If anyone here likes the jazzy/trip-hoppy feel of Nightmares on Wax, Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, Portishead, Morcheeba, etc. (e.g.: http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/1380#post_9079664), Joy Malcolm might appeal. Here she is singing as part of the group 'Waldeck':
...and for another jazzy / slightly trip-hoppy option (though perhaps somewhat more morose), you could try Belleruche, whose vocalist is Kathrin de Boer:
There are a lot of, frankly naff, reinterpretations/covers of well-known songs, in audiophile circles, which are beautifully recorded but utterly bland in other respects.
However, I quite like this very sparse, understated, interpretation of Bernie Taupin / Elton John's 'Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word', by Lydia Gray:
I mentioned Suzy Bogguss many months ago, but she did do a nice cover of the same song, with the late Chet Atkins, worthy of contrasting with the above interpretation:
I also mentioned Claire Teal a few months ago who generally does conventional jazz, but also did a nice cover of Snow Patrol's 'Chasing Cars':
And if anyone happens to like the sparse approach of Lydia Gray's above cover, you might perhaps like Mary Black's 'Poison Words':
...which was also covered (less successfully, IMO) by Mary Coughlan, though I am a big fan of Coughlan, generally.
Edited by Mython - 12/6/13 at 11:34am