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Stevie Nicks grinds people's gears.  Not mine.

Sara McLachlin has an unbelievable voice.  As does Natalie Merchant.

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Alison Krauss has the voice of an angel and was the first name to pop into my head when I read the thread title.  I love several of the other women listed above, but I'll stay with Alison.

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On 8/1/2020 at 10:07 AM, tbone_ said:

I can’t pick just one. My short list: Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Sheryl Crow, Linda Ronstadt, Allison Kraus, and Linda Ronstadt.

Grace Potter, the girl from Lake Street Dive, and Brandi Carlyle get honorable mention.

Rep is for being the only one to mention Brandi Carlile...and the 3X Linda Ronstadt thing.

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I'm lukewarm on her music as a whole, but her voice absolutely kills me. Crap quality video but you get the idea.

 

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Also belongs on the list of female vocalists that can cause Class 4 scrotal aneurysms:

 

 

 

 

 

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When she switches from her Rod Stewart tribute at the 1:40 mark to her own voice, GOT-FUCKING-DAMN!  No need to worry sugar...

 

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And this woman's voice, style, and looks will haunt me to the grave...

 

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On August 1, 2020 at 11:31 AM, Underdog said:

Karen Carpenter -  voice of an angel.

Beautiful voice but it's Joni Mitchell who has the voice of an angel. Karen's is too deep. 

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4 hours ago, Cajun said:

When she switches from her Rod Stewart tribute at the 1:40 mark to her own voice, GOT-FUCKING-DAMN!  No need to worry sugar...

 

Shit, that was great!

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6 hours ago, Cajun said:

When she switches from her Rod Stewart tribute at the 1:40 mark to her own voice, GOT-FUCKING-DAMN!  No need to worry sugar...

Yeah, she was a world-class, effortless natural singer.  Amazing.

I was on a subway in NYC around 1989 or so, and a stunning woman got on and sat across from me.  Calf-length bright purple overcoat, dressed to the nines, all by herself.  It was Donna Summer.  To say she had "star power" would be a major understatement.

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On 7/31/2020 at 6:18 PM, noharleyyet said:

Adele is pretty damn strong but Etta James and Linda Ronstadt do it for me. 

I too like adele's  booming voice, but holy shit if I don't feel divorced 3 times or like I'm getting Fatal Attractioned by the end of her songs.

Others whom I truly enjoy:

Cyndi Lauper

Alison Krauss

Dolores O'Riordan

Patsy Cline

Tina Turner

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Neko case.

Chan Marshall (cat power).

Hannah Reid (London grammar).

Elena tonra (daughter).

 

 

 

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Any of those women can sing me a lullaby.

 

Will also add Florence Welch.  Annie lennox.  Emmylou Harris. And this particular performance

 

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3 hours ago, jimmyjazz said:

Yeah, she was a world-class, effortless natural singer.  Amazing.

I was on a subway in NYC around 1989 or so, and a stunning woman got on and sat across from me.  Calf-length bright purple overcoat, dressed to the nines, all by herself.  It was Donna Summer.  To say she had "star power" would be a major understatement.

Two things -

A. I never thought of the word "stunning" as having the potential to be used as an understatment until now.

B. I hate you, I really do!

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On 8/8/2020 at 6:44 PM, jimmyjazz said:

Yep, Joss Stone should be a whole lot more famous than she is.

Yea, I mean she's 5'10", drop dead gorgeous, amazingly talented, and pretty damn funny and engaging on instagram. 

I'd also add Hope Sandoval since I can't believe we're on page two and she hasn't come up. 

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4 minutes ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

I'd also add Hope Sandoval since I can't believe we're on page two and she hasn't come up. 

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I’m bored with so much of the “new” stuff so I’ve gone back to listening to older stuff.  I cued up some old Louis Armstrong stuff on Spotify and he does some duets with Ella Fitzgerald.
 

It is truly remarkable how clear, perfect and incredible her voice is.  No autotune. Simple recording devices.  Just her.  
 

Every note coming out of her mouth is pure perfection.   

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8 minutes ago, deadshank said:

I’m bored with so much of the “new” stuff so I’ve gone back to listening to older stuff.  I cued up some old Louis Armstrong stuff on Spotify and he does some duets with Ella Fitzgerald.
 

It is truly remarkable how clear, perfect and incredible her voice is.  No autotune. Simple recording devices.  Just her.  
 

Every note coming out of her mouth is pure perfection.   

Oh yeah she's unreal. Gotta be one of the best ever from a technical standpoint. Check out her live albums.

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4 hours ago, deadshank said:

I’m bored with so much of the “new” stuff so I’ve gone back to listening to older stuff.  I cued up some old Louis Armstrong stuff on Spotify and he does some duets with Ella Fitzgerald.
 

It is truly remarkable how clear, perfect and incredible her voice is.  No autotune. Simple recording devices.  Just her.  
 

Every note coming out of her mouth is pure perfection.   

Ella was and still is one of the queens.  I'll tell ya somebody else to check out is Mahalia Jackson. Gospel singer, good god the pipes on that woman.

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I don't believe Aimee Mann has been posted yet.

Also check this chick out, Nikka Costa.  She goes off at the end of the song.

 

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51 minutes ago, Mach 1 said:

I don't believe Aimee Mann has been posted yet.

Also check this chick out, Nikka Costa.  She goes off at the end of the song.

 

True story, Amy Mann attended my high school. I don't remember her....

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Beth Hart.      Not many singers can put the raw emotion in a song like her.
 

 

 

 

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Bjork

Stevie Nicks / Christine McVie

PJ Harvey

Patti Smith

Cindy Wilson 

Debbie Harry

Kate Bush

Siouxsie Sioux

Courtney Love (not apologizing for this one, no one can scream like 90s Courtney)

Kim Gordon

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4 hours ago, Queen Bitch said:

Bjork

Stevie Nicks / Christine McVie

PJ Harvey

Patti Smith

Cindy Wilson 

Debbie Harry

Kate Bush

Siouxsie Sioux

Courtney Love (not apologizing for this one, no one can scream like 90s Courtney)

Kim Gordon

I beg to differ... yer mom last night..... (Surly obligatory).

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1 minute ago, TonyTexas said:

Amy Winehouse 

 

Her kind of voice comes along once every few generations.  Maybe one of the biggest musically related tragedies in decades.  I put her voice, musical maturity, and soul among the very best of all time, and she wasn't even 28 yet.

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Stevie Nicks sounds like a goat being strangled. She was the third best female singer in her own band, behind Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham....

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2 hours ago, Ignatius said:

Stevie Nicks sounds like a goat being strangled. She was the third best female singer in her own band, behind Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham....

I kill you.

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On 8/3/2020 at 4:33 PM, Jerry Callo said:

Alison Krauss has the voice of an angel and was the first name to pop into my head when I read the thread title.  I love several of the other women listed above, but I'll stay with Alison.

Gotdamright. Give this man a cigar. Her version of Keith Whitley's "When You Say Nothing at All" may be the best vocal recording of any song I can remember. Another great song that gets very little airplay, or attention is a haunting tale based on a true story from the 1850's about two small boys that froze to death:

CHIEF

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