Greatest Ever Female Vocalist

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February 18th, 2018 at 12:05:08 PM permalink
Mosca
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No one has said Aretha yet. No one has said Nina Simone yet. Julie Andrews. Bernadette Peters.
February 18th, 2018 at 12:10:54 PM permalink
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Etta James
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February 18th, 2018 at 12:52:43 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Mosca
No one has said Aretha yet. No one has said Nina Simone yet. Julie Andrews. Bernadette Peters.

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February 18th, 2018 at 1:18:12 PM permalink
FallawayJumper
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Here's one I bet you guys don't know about. Kelly Mittleman. A gorgeous blonde who can sing like that. Wow! I feel like she's singing just for me. And that she really loves me. Then the song ended and so did the fantasy and I remembered that I needed to take out the trash.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0acCbkzjEjA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmLpHey81I0
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February 18th, 2018 at 1:19:04 PM permalink
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Emmylou Harris, Alison Kraus
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February 18th, 2018 at 1:33:08 PM permalink
beachbumbabs
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Quote: Mosca
No one has said Aretha yet. No one has said Nina Simone yet. Julie Andrews. Bernadette Peters.


All fantastic and original voices and talents. Except for Julie Andrews, though, they would be in my personal B group, more as character and attitude than total versatility and range. Julie is an A for sure. Thanks for bringing her up.
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February 18th, 2018 at 1:34:43 PM permalink
beachbumbabs
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Quote: Wizard
Emmylou Harris, Alison Kraus


I like both of them very much. Alison, especially, if she explores the full range of her potential rather than almost all bluegrass/country/folk someday, she might become legendary.
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February 18th, 2018 at 1:52:57 PM permalink
beachbumbabs
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Quote: FallawayJumper
Here's one I bet you guys don't know about. Kelly Mittleman. A gorgeous blonde who can sing like that. Wow! I feel like she's singing just for me. And that she really loves me. Then the song ended and so did the fantasy and I remembered that I needed to take out the trash.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0acCbkzjEjA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmLpHey81I0


Ok, I had never heard of her. If you'll excuse my saying so, I think.she needs a better sound designer and set list. I listened to 5 by her. Sunny, Shadow of your Smile, Lala Love, Love For Sale, and Shop (something-four letters)(can't find it again).

She has nice round tones, and is underpowering her chest voice, singing easy. But the orchestrations are overpowering and not matched to her tone.

Then I found Masquerade. Same problem going in, then she builds to some truly worthy vocals, especially her higher, head-voice range. Worth a listen. So I can see what you like there.

https://youtu.be/eLReSs64-v0
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February 18th, 2018 at 2:00:28 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: beachbumbabs
I like both of them very much. Alison, especially, if she explores the full range of her potential rather than almost all bluegrass/country/folk someday, she might become legendary.


I'm not really an outlier here as I enjoy many of same singers, but I will add that I can enjoy some people who practically do a whole song singing one note.

Like Rihanna's "Desperado", which I was noticing the other day.

She does enough with the word inflection/tone and the rhythm keep me interested. Plus a sultry voice to my ear doesn't hurt. (yes there is some autotune at times)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7awq_VEdZzk

Interestingly, only a few opera singers (to my knowledge) can switch to a suitable voice for other genres, even though by any standard they are highly skilled and precise.
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February 18th, 2018 at 2:32:49 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: beachbumbabs
I like both of them very much. Alison, especially, if she explores the full range of her potential rather than almost all bluegrass/country/folk someday, she might become legendary.


Great minds think alike!

I could listen to Alison Kraus all day. However, I'm not sure she would cross over to other types of music well. She is perfect for Bluegrass and softer country music.


Direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ul3fPdeGYw
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