Greatest Ever Female Vocalist

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February 21st, 2018 at 11:31:57 AM permalink
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Shout to JR for bringing along my girl Patsy =)

Weird thing about me, I like / enjoy almost no female singers whatsoever. I can surely spot talent. Aretha is a GD goddess. Carey, much as I despise every bit of her being, has a spooky range found only in machinery and computer programs. Legit alien, her range is. And who doesn't cry at Whitney's rendition of the Anthem?

But I think, much like romance, there needs to be more than just a small area of perfection to make a whole "thing", and I just don't feel "character" in these offerings. Aretha I can accept I just missed the boat and don't "get it", but from Mariah to Aguilera, all I hear is empty platitudes, manufactured soul, and a whole bunch of processed crap.

Lauren Hill. She's the only woman I can bring up her whole life's works, hit "shuffle" and let it roll for the rest of the entire week.

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February 21st, 2018 at 11:36:57 AM permalink
boymimbo
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Joni Mitchell. Last Christmas, my daughter requested vinyl for Christmas and gave me a couple of crappy titles to get her, so I did some research. She was going through a breakup so I got her "Blue".

Phenomenal. I had never listened to Joni Mitchell in detail except for "Bobby McGee" and a couple of her other hits, but that songwriting and vocals on the album blew me away.
February 25th, 2018 at 9:26:30 AM permalink
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Sally Ellyson has an effortless untrained voice. Before becoming professional, she only sang to her children.

February 25th, 2018 at 11:30:04 AM permalink
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Quote: boymimbo
Joni Mitchell. Last Christmas, my daughter requested vinyl for Christmas and gave me a couple of crappy titles to get her, so I did some research. She was going through a breakup so I got her "Blue".

Phenomenal. I had never listened to Joni Mitchell in detail except for "Bobby McGee" and a couple of her other hits, but that songwriting and vocals on the album blew me away.


Thanks for bringing Joni to the table.

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Didn't know.she ever covered Bobby McGee.

She's an original for sure.
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February 28th, 2018 at 3:09:50 AM permalink
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Quote: JimRockford
I'm not comparing her to the legendary A listers


To me, that is the great joy I find in YouTube - finding great talents that are relatively unknown. I'm going to try your recommendation. Here's one more from me: A singer named Jacintha. I'm constantly shocked to find relatively unknown people with such a high level of talent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdalt-QkASE&list=PLa4wcs3yJTlOoVevHKAH58Zs8SmeXIWQf&index=2
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March 30th, 2019 at 8:28:12 PM permalink
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DR JECKYL AND MR HYDE. (has the range)

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March 31st, 2019 at 7:29:17 PM permalink
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For your consideration.



Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW3gKKiTvjs
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