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post #2086 of 3300

Alison Krauss - she has the voice of angel

 

Also love Edith Piaf  -Goose bumps every time.

 

 


Edited by DrFunk001 - 6/2/14 at 6:56pm
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Kenzie May

 

  

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I just want to make love to you

post #2089 of 3300

While Norah Jones is mentioned a WHOLE lot in this thread.... hearing her like this is truly a special treat. 

 

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Nothing new from me... Ella Fitzgerald really stomps everyone else..

 

If you have ever listened to a good recording of hers through a good system she is simply breathtaking. She does everything with apparent ease.

I am a fan of a lot of the female vocalists in this thread but Ella really is the cream of the crop. No one else matches her phrasing and sense of timing.

IMO :D 

 

Of the modern female jazz vocalists i really like Cassandra Wilson. 

 

It is hard to pick an absolute best across genres though... there are so many that sound wonderful.

 

This is a great thread by the way.. a nice way to discover new music... 

post #2091 of 3300

Group called "We Came As Strangers".  The singer is a young lady named Ellem.  Love her voice.

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I 'like' Adelle, up to a point.

 

I think she has talent, but I dislike her contrived vocal style where she continually strangulates words so they sound nothing like the word(s) should actually sound.

 

I feel exactly the same way about Amy Winehouse;   talented, but willfully-murdered the phonetics of words, in the pursuit of 'vocal style'.

 

Such a waste, in both cases (and I'm an Engishman, by the way, so it's not a matter of cultural differences, given that both these singers hail from the UK)

 

 

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I agree, i had always dismissed Adele as just another main stream artist, and never really cared for her music until i stumbled across the recordings from the Royal Albert Hall. There is something magical about that performance.

 

 

Also feel the same about Amy Winehouse, another amazing talent, just not the right genre/style for me.

 

I think Adele is a unique talent that hopefully does not get brushed over by streamlining marketing to make it closer to all that middle of the road commercial crap that is out there and which sounds completely exchangeable. You hear the first two notes and immediately recognize Adele. That such a unique characterful voice has had such a commercial success is great. And for the way she phrases words, that's just part of the package. This is pop culture, not classic ;).

 

Edit : AND Adele has written music and lyrics herself.


Edited by icebear - 6/14/14 at 4:08pm
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Emma Ruth Rundle. Check on the lady's album Some Heavy Ocean: http://emmaruthrundle.bandcamp.com/ Wow, quite the experience :basshead:

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I have to say I just discovered Lucy Woodward and am really enjoying her jazzy style.
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Emma Ruth Rundle. Check on the lady's album Some Heavy Ocean: http://emmaruthrundle.bandcamp.com/ Wow, quite the experience :basshead:


Excellent find.  Picked this up and the one from her other band.

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

Nothing new from me... Ella Fitzgerald really stomps everyone else..

 

If you have ever listened to a good recording of hers through a good system she is simply breathtaking. She does everything with apparent ease.

I am a fan of a lot of the female vocalists in this thread but Ella really is the cream of the crop. No one else matches her phrasing and sense of timing.

IMO :D 

 

Of the modern female jazz vocalists i really like Cassandra Wilson. 

 

It is hard to pick an absolute best across genres though... there are so many that sound wonderful.

 

This is a great thread by the way.. a nice way to discover new music... 


I really like Ella too, but for me I think I like Dinah Washington just a tad more. I think some of my Ella recordings aren't really some of her best.

post #2097 of 3300

 

I'm not going to read through all 140 pages to see if anyone mentioned Laura Nyro, but she is hands down my favorite female vocalist. I feel like she's kind of a "forgotten" musician, lost in the haze of success of other female vocalists such as Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin (who are both definitely amazing as well) during the '60's. She performed at Monterey Pop and a lot of the music she wrote was made popular by other musicians such as the 5th Dimension and Three Dog Night. Check out her album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession -- it's a mix of folk, gospel, pop and rock and roll and it's absolutely gorgeous.

 

Some of my favorite songs of hers are Timer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFVpXiu73yo) and Brown Earth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzYzCq4-R2A).


Edited by katplaysbass - 6/16/14 at 1:14pm
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Originally Posted by Triggerfish View Post

 

Excellent find.  Picked this up and the one from her other band.

Thanks

:beerchug:

Such fine album man. Solid from front to back. Very rare for me to like (female) vocals that much. Not that track 1 and 3 are in the way but there's really not purpose to those shorties at all is there? Any favourite tracks yet? Oh Sarah and We Are All Ghosts the ones for me.

post #2099 of 3300

Yeah Laura Nyro is fabulous. I love that particular album especially.

 

I used to have Eli and the Thirteenth Confession on vinyl but somewhere between house moves it has been lost. Does anyone know if this is downloadable in anything above mp3 from anywhere ?

 

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Originally Posted by katplaysbass View Post
 

 

I'm not going to read through all 140 pages to see if anyone mentioned Laura Nyro, but she is hands down my favorite female vocalist. I feel like she's kind of a "forgotten" musician, lost in the haze of success of other female vocalists such as Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin (who are both definitely amazing as well) during the '60's. She performed at Monterey Pop and a lot of the music she wrote was made popular by other musicians such as the 5th Dimension and Three Dog Night. Check out her album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession -- it's a mix of folk, gospel, pop and rock and roll and it's absolutely gorgeous.

 

Some of my favorite songs of hers are Timer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFVpXiu73yo) and Brown Earth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzYzCq4-R2A).


Edited by Sauntere - 6/16/14 at 10:00pm
post #2100 of 3300
The Steve Hoffman remaster of Nyro's Time & Love is an excellent example of her work.
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