What's your favourite female singers?

marred

Member
wow...some singers listed that I really like but forgot to mention, Annie Lennox, Grace Jones, Roisin Murphy, Pink, Siouxsie, PJ Harvey, Kirsty MacColl...awesome! :)
lol yeah I should think so. How could you forget Roisin and Kirsty?! :D
 

bysshe

human bean
Off the top of my head, in no particular order:

Tina Turner
Ella Fitzgerald
Etta James
Aretha Franklin
Janis Joplin
Billie Holiday
Annie Lennox
Sinéad O'Connor
Sarah Brightman
Enya
Patti LuPone
Patti LaBelle
Johnette Napolitano
Zooey Deschanel
Patsy Cline
Dolly Parton
Dusty Springfield
Norah Jones
Siouxsie Sioux
Minnie Driver
Alice Peacock
Gillian Welch
Lindsay Holler
Eva Cassidy
Katherine Whalen
 

oscillate wildly

New Member
Regina Spektor x ten
Ani DiFranco x eight
Tori Amos
Mirah
Patti Smith
Kimya Dawson
Martha Wainwright
Suzanne Vega
Scout Niblett
Diane Cluck
Kate Bush
Cat Power

and Uncleskinny, Joanna Newson is :cool: :sweet:
 

Mars_Rover

Junior Member
Neko Case, a youngish woman from Virginia, since based in Chicago. Her voice is unbelievably beautiful and haunting - it has the clarion quality of Patsy Cline, with a kind of post-modern existential toughness. I can't understand why she's not a superstar - she's a fine songwriter and quite good looking too.

Recommended songs: "Hold On, Hold On" "Star Witness" "If You Knew What I Know" :guitar:
 

snowfallsoon

motherfucker approved
Neko Case, a youngish woman from Virginia, since based in Chicago. Her voice is unbelievably beautiful and haunting - it has the clarion quality of Patsy Cline, with a kind of post-modern existential toughness. I can't understand why she's not a superstar - she's a fine songwriter and quite good looking too.

Recommended songs: "Hold On, Hold On" "Star Witness" "If You Knew What I Know" :guitar:
Does she also sing with The New Pornographers? Almost sure she does....
 

Sister Rose

A little older, wiser
Madonna! She is not everybody's cup of tea but I like her...she is talented.

Plus she has being a great female force in the music industry for a long time and that says something. :guitar:


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PregnantForTheLastTime

Hideous trait.
Billie Holiday.
Ella Fitzgerald for her round, jolly, relaxed tones.
Edith Piaf for her gutteral passion.
Sarah Vaughan for being not-too-smooth.
Susannah McCorkle for being a passionate scholar of early American popular song, and a damn fine singer.
Doris Day for being so underrated, simply because she was boringly blonde and too pretty to get full credit for her talents.
Bjork for using every sound her voice could make, growls and squeaks and grunts as well as the more usual sounds (just like Morrissey.)
Marnie Nixon, for doing all the other girls' work for them.
I really like Harriet (Wheeler?) from The Sundays. I just do. There is a Ting Tings song that sounds like the child of a Sundays song (the one with the roundabouts and traffic lights, you know the one.)

Those spring easily to mind. Actually, I mostly prefer male singers, for some reason. Girls make me jealous, not that I could ever compete in that arena. I sing like a choir girl, I have a way of making everything sound like a show tune. In a junior high school production.

Edited to add: I forgot Nina Simone. No reason needed.
 
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