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I like the Dia Frampton rec. Thanks.

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   Thought i'd share a gem of a voice from the 80's rock band "The Headpins" whose lead singer "Darby Mills" could really "Crank It"!

 

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8bO9YrI6Nk

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Malene Mortensen - A Danish beauty. I like.

 

Thanks.

 

Vise grip gear shift. LOL (rednecks)

 

I'm still looking for more HAYLEY in this thread. Is it just me? No, it can't be.

 

Paradiso...her voice is magic. MAGIC I tells ya!  dt880smile.png

 

That is all.

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Alison Krauss. The woman was sent from the heavens to grace us with her voice.
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Alison Krauss. The woman was sent from the heavens to grace us with her voice.


I agree with Alison Krauss and Marlene Mortensen.  Also anything by Diana Krall or Melody Gardot. Both amazing jazz singers.

 

Anyone recommend any others of their ilk...?


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You many know them, but:

 

Neko Case (She's the closest to Krauss, IMHO)


A Fine Frenzy

 

 

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I agree with Alison Krauss and Marlene Mortensen.  Also anything by Diana Krall or Melody Gardot. Both amazing jazz singers.

 

Anyone recommend any others of their ilk...?



Yeah, quite a few supporters of Alison Krauss in this thread, if you look back through the posts (myself included). In fact, she probably gets more play time on my IEMs than any other single artist. Love the clarity of her voice, and the virtuoso playing of Union Station + Jerry Douglas.

 

In terms of Jazz singers, are you familiar with Claire Martin, Clare Teal, or Stacey Kent?

 

I've not heard of Marlene Mortensen; I'll look her up, thanks. I heard some jazz singing by Sos Fenger at a hi-fi show a few years ago (playing on Danish gear by Densen and Dynavector) but it seems she's done a variety of different styles of music and I don't know which of her albums is Jazz ( 1) I don't speak Danish and 2) her albums are very hard to obtain in the UK). 

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I'm still looking for more HAYLEY in this thread. Is it just me? No, it can't be.

 

Paradiso...her voice is magic. MAGIC I tells ya!  dt880smile.png



Hayley's voice has wonderful clarity to it but, in my experience, it doesn't always come across well on headphones - it's not that it is shrill, just that it can sound shrill when it peaks in one's ears. Consequently, I prefer to listen to her on fullsize loudspeakers instead. I do enjoy her under these circumstances.

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Hayley's voice has wonderful clarity to it but, in my experience, it doesn't always come across well on headphones - it's not that it is shrill, just that it can sound shrill when it peaks in one's ears. Consequently, I prefer to listen to her on fullsize loudspeakers instead. I do enjoy her under these circumstances.



I can't help but agree with your thoughts re Hayley+ headphones. Some of her releases have less than stellar recording quality and it really shows on high-end cans. "Pure" and her new one are pretty good for cans. I so wish they had allowed for proper dynamic range on many of her projects.

 

But yeah...Alison Krauss, Melody Gardot, Alison Sudol , Diana. Neko...you all have great taste.  Other top choices of mine: Cara Dillon, Missy Higgins, Adele, Brandi Carlile, Emm Gryner ,Eva Cassidy, Jane Monheit, Kate Rusby, Katie Melua, Loreena McKennitt...so many more but I'll stop now.

 

 

 

 

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In terms of Jazz singers, are you familiar with Claire Martin, Clare Teal, or Stacey Kent?



Thanks i'll check them out.

 

Probably been mentioned but I Just thought of Madeline Peyroux. Great voice.


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Haven't checked to see if these have been mentioned before:

 

- Lindi Ortega (country/folk)

- Sara Gazarek (jazz)

- Abigail Washburn (bluegrass/folk)

- Amanda Shires (folk)

- Birdy (folk)

- Ruth Moody (folk)

 

Also these artists released new albums recently (within the past year):

- Shelby Lynne (country)

- Anne Bisson (jazz)

- Priscilla Ahn (folk)

- Sierra Hull (bluegrass)

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Haven't checked to see if these have been mentioned before:

 

- Lindi Ortega (country/folk)

- Sara Gazarek (jazz)

- Abigail Washburn (bluegrass/folk)

- Amanda Shires (folk)

- Birdy (folk)

- Ruth Moody (folk)

 

Also these artists released new albums recently (within the past year):

- Shelby Lynne (country)

- Anne Bisson (jazz)

- Priscilla Ahn (folk)

- Sierra Hull (bluegrass)



Thanks for that list.

 

Sierra Hull is only 16...! what a player...!

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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

Haven't checked to see if these have been mentioned before:

 

- Lindi Ortega (country/folk)

- Sara Gazarek (jazz)

- Abigail Washburn (bluegrass/folk)

- Amanda Shires (folk)

- Birdy (folk)

- Ruth Moody (folk)

 

Also these artists released new albums recently (within the past year):

- Shelby Lynne (country)

- Anne Bisson (jazz)

- Priscilla Ahn (folk)

- Sierra Hull (bluegrass)


A couple of nice Sierra Hull vids here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers/690#post_7961906

 

She's no virtuoso singer, but as a complete package with her mandolin playing, she definitely has talent and I like her.

 

Thanks for the other recommendatons. I bought Ruth Moody's 'In The Garden' album a couple of weeks ago, based on recommendations in this very thread (partly thanks to Br777's mention of Heather Masse, whose album I also bought at the same time as Ruth's). If you browse this thread from page 48 onwards, you'll find a few nice vids by Ruth, Heather, The Wailin' Jennies, Aoife O'Donovan / Crooked Still and also Red Molly, all of which you should like, if you like Ruth Moody.

 

 

...and I'll be looking into those above recommendations, so thanks for those!

 

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