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post #1996 of 2007

Eva Cassidy may she rest in peace.  Loreena McKennitt, the warbling voice of Joni Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Nancy Wilson, the Jazz singer from the 60's not from Heart, and last but not least Norah Jones.  There is prolly more, these were just on the top of my head. Well just thought of Etta Jones,  Dinnah Washington, Patsy Cline, The Queen of soul Aretha Franklin, Sade, Sarah Brightman, Sarah McLachlan, and Tracy Chapman.  That's all I can think of for now need to get into my record collection to get the rest.  Anyway this is some of what i listen to.

post #1997 of 2007

Dia

 

 

 

 


Edited by SilverEars - 3/29/14 at 10:22pm
post #1998 of 2007
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Originally Posted by Mifi View Post
 

If I may recommend 3 outstanding albums with excellent singers:

 

 1. Carmen Gomes Inc.''Thousand Shades of Blue''(only available as a 24/96 Studio Master download at the Sound Liaison website,http://www.soundliaison.com/

 

2.Sinne Eeg ''Waiting for Dawn'' (http://www.sinnemusic.com/)

3.Triosence f.t Sara Gazarek ''Where Time Stands Still''(http://www.triosence.com/en/shop/)

 

These 3 albums are also very well recorded,especially the Carmen Gomes album is getting very good reviews in the audiophile community,and I find that the well defined sound stage of that album makes for excellent HeadPhone music. 

 

They are having a sale 25% of on the Carmen Gomes album, 12 € - 15 $ for the Flac and 15 € - 20 $ for the Wav version.

  

    

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Her style is bluesy and intimate with a sexy voice that's sweet as dark tupelo honey, and her interpretations are unerring. The musicians play to her and to each other, and the ensemble is so tight that the four musicians breathe and move as one.

There are some standards on the set that knocked me over with their fresh approach. Any singer can misplace a few accents and rhythms and come up with something that's original, but perhaps also uneasy and a little strange. Not Gomes, who has taken the songs to their bones and then restructured them to suit her style. Thus "Fever" doesn't sound like a cover of Peggy Lee; it sounds like a brand new take on a familiar song. You emerge from hearing it not thinking it's better or lesser than Lee's version, but that it's a valid new interpretation that could have come first.

The same approach works on "Angel Eyes," "You Don't Know What Love Is," and "I'm on Fire." Most of the rest, including the title song, "Oblivion," "Time Will Tell," "Gasoa Blue," and "The Sea," are Gomes originals that fit right in with the standards. The recording achieves exactly what Bjørnild set out as his goal. It can provide the best seat in your listening room. Go to the Sound Liaison Site, listen to a few samples, download an album, and see if you don't agree that this intimate effort is one of the best and best-sounding jazz vocal albums to come along in many a day. By the way, the small audience applauds enthusiastically enough after the last chords of a song die away, but the attendees never interrupt or make themselves known while a song is going on. No doubt they were completely mesmerized into silence, as was I.

Be sure to listen to: On "Dock of the Bay," Gomes creates a languid, bluesy version that is a little bit reminiscent of Bobbie Gentry while still coming across as quite original. It'll cast a spell over you.

. . . Rad Bennett

post #1999 of 2007
Emma hewitt is one of my favourite female singers
post #2000 of 2007

The current Florence Welch who has now a more controlled voice.

post #2001 of 2007

Lana Del Rey

post #2002 of 2007

Quite liking this stripped-down Moloko cover by Larisa Borza:

 

 

 

She has been mentioned (in passing) before, but here's a nice acoustic by Róisín Murphy (of Moloko):

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

and a remix of another of their songs:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Also see:

 

Kasia Lins

Maddy Carty

Rhianna Kenny

Charlotte Ashdown

Emily King

Alicia Keys

Stephanie McKay


Edited by Mython - 4/14/14 at 9:13pm
post #2003 of 2007

Amy lee from evanescence has to be my favorite imo. Not only do I like her voice, i like the style of music, the lyrics, and her personality. Her personality is what makes me respect her the most though, for a relatively famous singer she is pretty clean. Unlike some people when they get famous, they go on a downward spiral, and their music degrades, along with their character. However I still like some of her older stuff more than her latest album though, but still good.

post #2004 of 2007
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Amy lee from evanescence has to be my favorite imo. Not only do I like her voice, i like the style of music, the lyrics, and her personality. Her personality is what makes me respect her the most though, for a relatively famous singer she is pretty clean. Unlike some people when they get famous, they go on a downward spiral, and their music degrades, along with their character. However I still like some of her older stuff more than her latest album though, but still good.
What I had heard was that it was originally going ti be a synth album but the record company said no.
post #2005 of 2007

post #2006 of 2007

Patricia Lynn from The Wind and the Wave

 

post #2007 of 2007

 

Kate Bush

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