THE best female vocals? (your favorite female singers)
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Does this count? :)


Well, I enjoyed it, always nice to hear something different :)


Thanks, Wyrdrune, for bringing to my attention Inara George:


You are most welcome, and thank you for introducing me to this thread - subscribed :)

I love female vocals (and male vocals for that matter) and there are so many great artists out there that it would be impossible to pick the best vocalist. It wouldn't even be possible for me to pick my favourite vocalist since that changes based on my mood.

That said, one of my permanent favourites has always been Toni Halliday. Since she's only been mentioned once, in passing, in this thread (and that was 2.5 years ago) I shall elaborate.

All the below example tracks are best with headphones, naturally :)

First, a taster:
Toni Halliday - Now The Time Is Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1ywFJphdAY

Toni is probably best known for her work with Curve in the early nineties. Curve were an alt-rock duo and I loved them. Actually, it is more true to say that I loved Toni's vocals, and I still do. I find many Curve tracks difficult to listen to these days because, although Toni's voice is as hauntingly beautiful as ever, many of their tracks consist of a wall of noise which, in my middle age, I find to be too much of an assault on the senses.

Curve - Recovery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsZ0KgE-GKA
Curve - Horror Head https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ7_ufLazwM
Curve - Missing Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_VYNNkCDFo
Curve - Signals and Alibis (possibly the quietest Curve track) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE5vyHU_MV8
Curve - Low and Behold (another quiet one) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQHwQFsqHdw

Toni collaborated with a number of artists over the years and one of my favourite tracks is 'Original', a track recorded in collaboration with Leftfield, which was nominated for the 1995 Mercury Music Prize.
Leftfield - Original, featuring Toni Halliday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SILVQpqmH7U

Like a fine wine, Toni's voice has only improved with age and later in her career, Toni released some really nice solo tracks under the name Chatelaine.
Chatelaine - Broken Bones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNBriMPGBBE

Most recently Toni has been featured on an album called The Song Method, intended for use by advertising companies etc, rather than for the consumer. The taster track at the start of my post, Now The Time Is Here is taken from this album. The track below, also from this album, was used to promote the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Halliday, Nash & Dowd - Nowhere To Hide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1MA2hCWuw8

Okay, so, I'll stop there before it becomes painfully obvious that I have a crush on Ms. Holliday :wink:
 

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