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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
14 months ago, 'kingtz' posted this:
and, having revisited that page of the thread, I also noticed this 'live' version of the same song ('Pressure') on Youtube:
along with an interesting take on a certain Michael Jackson track:
Thankyou, 'kingtz', for bringing her to my attention.
Re' Sam & Ruby's track, 'Ain't Love Something' (above), I noticed this amateur cover on Youtube, and even though her vocal performance isn't technically out of the ordinary, there is something about this lass's voice that I find captivating. I can't quite put my finger on it. but maybe it's the intimacy of her delivery. Her name is Vanna Jean Macayan:
...and here's another alternative amateur cover of the same song, by Eve Murtagh:
Edited by Mython - 12/22/13 at 6:27pm
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Favourite female singer(s) you say?
1st Taylor Swift
2nd Taylor Swift
3rd Taylor Swift
4th Taylor Swift
5th Taylor Swift
6th Taylor Swift
7th Taylor Swift
8th Taylor Swift...
69th Taylor Swift
HUGE fan of Taylor Swift if you haven't noticed already. I have her poster on the ceiling directly on top of my bed so I can wake up to see her every morning.
Yeah okay aside from TayTay I enjoy some uh off the top of my head Lana Del Rey, Norah Jones, Paloma Faith, Haley Reinhart, and Anne Murray ( listening to atm 12/09/13 4:19AM).
Sorriees IDK how to put youtube videos into post like you guys =(