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    I'm a huge fan of female vocals and my collection consists of many more female singers or singer/songwriters than it does their male peers. I don't actually know how/when my admiration for the female singing voice started, but it may have been the first time I heard Ella Fitzgerald and/or Etta James. It then progressed to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, etc. and has continued onward. I also really like the fact they write about different subject matter and their songs appear to make a much more personal connection with the listener.

    I've sought out almost every single album from ladies such as Sarah McLachlan, Linda Ronstadt, Annie Lennox, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones and several others. I hope to find more material from Natalie Merchant, Phoebe Snow, Anita Baker, Maria Muldaur and a few others.

    I love spending time with my ladies!
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  • #2
    Gotta love Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell. How about some Eva Cassidy?
    Marty

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    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      Of course.....sublime voice!

    • JCOConnell
      JCOConnell commented
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      Are Eva Cassidy recordings available on LP? and what vintage are they?

  • #3
    John how about Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Alison Krauss. If you did digital I have a great promo CD of all female vocals I bet you would like.

    Last edited by nc42acc; 02-15-2016, 04:28 PM.
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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      Have albums by all three, so yes. I especially like Alison Krauss. I only do digital on my PC setup, but I'm sure I would enjoy that promo CD.

  • #4
    Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
    I'm a huge fan of female vocals and my collection consists of many more female singers or singer/songwriters than it does their male peers. I don't actually know how/when my admiration for the female singing voice started, but it may have been the first time I heard Ella Fitzgerald and/or Etta James. It then progressed to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, etc. and has continued onward. I also really like the fact they write about different subject matter and their songs appear to make a much more personal connection with the listener.

    I've sought out almost every single album from ladies such as Sarah McLachlan, Linda Ronstadt, Annie Lennox, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones and several others. I hope to find more material from Natalie Merchant, Phoebe Snow, Anita Baker, Maria Muldaur and a few others.

    I love spending time with my ladies!

    Other female pop/jazz/soul vocalists I enjoy include Shirley Horn, Mary Stallings, Sarah Vaughn (try her Pablo stuff), Julie London, Peggy Lee (those Audio Fidelity reissues are great!), Dusty Springfield, Jennifer Warnes, Cassandra Wilson, Janis Ian, Stevie Nicks, Suzanne Vega, Astrud Gilberto, etc. Sure there's a few that will come to mind later.

    I'm not ashamed to admit I love listening to Holly Cole.

    And I can see the eggs and rotten tomatoes being thrown but I do listening to Diana Krall.
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      I like Holly Cole as well. Saw her at the old Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto years ago. I admit I'm not much of a jazz vocalist fan and do not like Sarah Vaughn at all (please don;t shoot me). Suzanne Vega is awesome!

  • #5
    I like soft, breathy female vocalists the most. Sinead O'Connor, Jacintha, k d Lang, Jewel, and maybe even Tracey Thorn of EBTG come to mind. Priscilla Ahn is a relatively new artist with a very pretty voice whom I like. Check out this cover of Daydream Believer:

     
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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      Sinead's "The Lion and The Cobra" is one of my fave albums. Just received the new Jewel LP, but I haven't cued it up yet.

  • #6
    Any fans of Amy Winehouse, Kimbra, or Fiona Apple?
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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      Amy Winehouse, yes! Not familiar with Kimbra and I don't have anything from Fiona Apple.

  • #7
    Originally posted by allenh View Post
    Any fans of Amy Winehouse, Kimbra, or Fiona Apple?

    I like Fiona but need to explore Amy more. Any recommendations?
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      "Frank" and "Back to Black" are great albums, but the vinyl sucks...and I mean sucks.

  • #8
    Chan Marshall aka Cat Power



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    Eilen Jewell

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    • #9
      Smoke Fairies!

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      • #10
        Originally posted by allenh View Post
        I like soft, breathy female vocalists the most. Sinead O'Connor, Jacintha, k d Lang, Jewel, and maybe even Tracey Thorn of EBTG come to mind. Priscilla Ahn is a relatively new artist with a very pretty voice whom I like. Check out this cover of Daydream Believer:
        I think Tracy Thorn is highly underrated. Apron Strings will melt anybody's heart and her rendition of Lauper's Time After Time is fantastic.

        Not yet mentioned here yet are singer songwriters Imogen Heap, Tina Dico, and my current era favorite jazz singer Jill Scott, retro throwbacks Rachael Price and Joss Stone.

        Knowing what these two ladies can really do if they stopped trying to be to trendy, Cristina Aguilera and Arianna Grande, are IMO tragic victims of the pop machine.

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        • #11
          Digging back in time, always been a huge Maddy Prior fan. There's just no one that sounds like her. All the early Steeleye Span albums with her are awesome. June Tabor, Jaqui McShee (Pentangle) Annie Haslam (Renaissance) - they all got me through my college years, but I love them all to this day.

          Recently, I've been most impressed with Samantha Crain. As great as her most recent album (Under Branch & Thorn & Tree) is both musically and from a sound quality standpoint I can't recommend it enough. All analog production, just make sure you get the Ramseur Records issue. Her previous LP (Kid Face) is just as good musically, and almost, but not quite as good sonically. We saw her in concert at a small club last month, and she's a great performer on stage too. Acoustic Sounds has them in stock, or you can get them from her web site.
          http://samanthacrain.com/news/2015-b...samantha-crain
          Last edited by Steve Lefkowicz; 02-16-2016, 02:10 AM.
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          • #12
            Originally posted by Steve Lefkowicz View Post
            Digging back in time, always been a huge Maddy Prior fan. There's just no one that sounds like her. All the early Steeleye Span albums with her are awesome. June Tabor, Jaqui McShee (Pentangle) Annie Haslam (Renaissance) - they all got me through my college years, but I love them all to this day.

            Recently, I've been most impressed with Samantha Crain. As great as her most recent album (Under Branch & Thorn & Tree) is both musically and from a sound quality standpoint I can't recommend it enough. All analog production, just make sure you get the Ramseur Records issue. Her previous LP (Kid Face) is just as good musically, and almost, but not quite as good sonically. We saw her in concert at a small club last month, and she's a great performer on stage too. Acoustic Sounds has them in stock, or you can get them from her web site.
            http://samanthacrain.com/news/2015-b...samantha-crain

            I discovered June Tabor years ago when Rega distributed LPs in the country. Aqaba is a definite must-have June Tabor album. There's a lot of good music to investigate on Topic Records.(forget the Shanachie releases.)

            Two other ladies in that genre are Kate and Anna McGarrigle sisters from Canada. Kate sadly died from cancer at age 63 in 2010. (trivia fact: Kate was married to Loudon Wainright III and here two children are Rufus and Martha Wainright.)
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            • #13
              Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post


              I discovered June Tabor years ago when Rega distributed LPs in the country. Aqaba is a definite must-have June Tabor album. There's a lot of good music to investigate on Topic Records.(forget the Shanachie releases.)

              Two other ladies in that genre are Kate and Anna McGarrigle sisters from Canada. Kate sadly died from cancer at age 63 in 2010. (trivia fact: Kate was married to Loudon Wainright III and here two children are Rufus and Martha Wainright.)
              Kate and Anna are among my all time faves. Their first album is a classic. Talk To Me of Mendocino is an emotional powerhouse of a song.
              All my original Steeleye Span, Pentangle, Renaissane, Maddy Prio and Tubaor albums were stolen years ago. Tough finding good condition used copies of any of them. Unfortuneately, the Shanachiw CDs are mostly what i have now.
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              • #14
                I like Lorde as well. Also Florence + The Machine

                Anyone have any Ellie Goulding?
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                • #15
                  Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
                  I like Lorde as well. Also Florence + The Machine

                  Anyone have any Ellie Goulding?
                  How is the LP of Pure Heroin? I have the 24 bit files from HD Tracks. Royals has been quite a hit at THE Show Newport at rooms that have let me play it.
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