Living female vocalists: I can't get enough of Erykah Badu. She sings to every musical pleasure spot in my body. I'm also quite fond of Beth Gibbons of Portishead. Adele is a fantastic singer. The most unusual female vocalist I've heard in awhile is Josephine Foster. Finally, this one is an acquired taste, Valerie June. Some might find her voice a bit twangy (especially if you've only heard low quality copies of her music), I find it powerful.
Dead: Nina Simone. I honestly can't think of a better singer. Billie Holiday is close to her equal though.
a.k.a. the one woman choir
I thought i would repost her, even though she was posted in ought-12.
She just came out with a new album "NEPENTHE", and she was just on KEPX - a nice christmas present for me!!
Totally agree. I was unsure whether it was a boy or a girl at first lol.
Hmm, just stumbled upon SEE on Soundcloud and YouTube.
It has been a while since I have found a newer musician (She only has four songs on YouTube and a two or three more on Soundcloud) and really look forward to seeing what they do in the future.
I don't know, just something about the feeling of her voice.
Link to her soundcloud is anyone cares: https://soundcloud.com/eyespysee