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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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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.

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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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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
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The Steve Hoffman remaster of Nyro's Time & Love is an excellent example of her work.
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I have during the last year collected a bunch of female vocalists in a Spotify playlist. It currently contains 1482 tracks mainly in the JAZZ genre.

 

I prefer to add the full CD from each artist. That makes the playlist a great "radio station" when playing random tracks. 

 

I hope you like it, and hopefully get some inspiration. 

 

 

Hoved-fi.dk - Female Jazz Vocalists

 

Direct Spotify URL: 

<iframe src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:114462658:playlist:76YMMKDKLichL0GUnGFtEs" width="300" height="380" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>

 

 

The list of artists are:

 

Aga Zaryan

Alice Babs

Ana Caram

Anita O'Day

Ann Hampton Callaway

Anna Nygren

Barb Jungr

Betty Carter

Billie Holiday

Bjørk(hendes første indspilning er sjov jazz)

Blossom Dearie

Carmen Cuesta-Loeb

Caroline Henderson

Cassandra Wilson

Chie Ayado

China Moses

Christy Baron

Claire Martin

Cæcilie Norby

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dianne Reeves

Eileen Farrell

Eliane Elias

Ella Fitzgerald

Esperanza Spalding

Etta Cameron

Gabriela Anders

Gretchen Parlato

Halie Loren

Hanne Boel

Helen Schneider

Holly Cole

Ida Sand

Inger Marie Gundersen

Jacintha

Jane Monheit

Jeanette Lindström

Jen Chapin

Jill Barber

Josefine Cronholm

Julie Marie

Karrin Allyson

Kat Edmonson

Kelly Flint

Lina Nyberg

Lisa Bassenge

Lisa Ekdahl

Lisa Wahlandt

Lise Reinau

Lizz Wright

Madeliene Peyroux

Malene Mortensen

Marta Gomez

Malia

Melody Gardot

Mette Juul

Monica Borzym

Monica Zetterlund

Monika Borzym

Muriel Zoe

Nikki Yanofsky

Nina Simone

Patricia Barber

Rebecca Pidgeon

Renee Olstead

Rigmor Gustafsson

Roberta Gambarini

Robin Mckelle

Sara Gazarek

Sara K

Sarah Vaughan

Shirley Horn

Silje Nergaard

Sinne Eeg

Solveig Slettahjell

Sophie Milman

Stacey Kent

Terez Montcalm

Tierny Sutton

Trine Dansgaard

Trine Lise Væring

Trijntje Oosterhuis

Ulita Knaus

Ulla Henningsen

Victoria Tolstoy

Xiomara Laugart

Youn Sun Nah

Zona Sul


Edited by rasmushorn - 6/18/14 at 4:41am
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I don't recall Karen Souza having been mentioned. I LOVE her interpretations.

 

 

 

 

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Great stuff, Thanks for posting!  

Karen Souza. I did not know her. Kind of similar approach in making well known tunes her own and maybe even better than the original as my favorite Carmen Gomes. 

 

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Thanks for posting. I knew that Dave Douglas is a great composer but that he can write songs this beautiful too...impressive.


Edited by christian u - 6/27/14 at 6:12pm
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Imogen Heap might be favorite. She's brilliant.

First Aid Kit, 2 Swedish sisters, are brilliant and heavenly.

I also love Lights Poxleitner.

And Niykee Heaton is a great up-and-coming talent.

And for something completely different...
I'm a big fan of Maria Brink of In This Moment

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Heheh! Nice to see I'm not the only one who can appreciate some 'retro' female harmonies! :D

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/1470#post_9609533

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/1455#post_9589579

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/1455#post_9600514

 

some nice harmonies here, too:

 

Joan Baez + Indigo Girls

 

Sarah McLachlan + Jewel + Indigo Girls:

 

 

Also see:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/1830#post_10093775  (Warning - some of these pages may take some time to load, and may temporarily stall your browser, but don't panic... ..... ...just relax, go make a cup of tea/coffee, and be patient :wink_face:.  These pages with lots of video links used to load just fine, but Adobe are forever complicating their Flash code, for their own nefarious purposes, which makes each updated version of Adobe Flash less and less efficient to run - this only becomes obvious when one loads a webpage with multiple videos).

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/1380#post_9070929

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/720#post_8038610

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/1290#post_8862614

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/1380#post_9066462

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/750#post_8058736

 

 

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Edited by Mython - 6/28/14 at 10:43am
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A while ago somebody posted in here about a Costa Rican band, Passiflora, and I find myself having to visit the US embassy in San Jose. I just arrived at my hotel, log in to my Facebook and see a notification that Passiflora played at a music festival last night.. About ten blocks from where I am sitting. 😥
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