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Female Singers / Lead Vocalists / Musical artists

Discussion in 'Music' started by JeffMackwood, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. JeffMackwood

    JeffMackwood Maxi-Me

    I've made no secret of the fact that for at least the last five years (at least) my musical focus (if I have one) has been on female artists (composers, vocalists, instrumentalists, performers, etc.) I could list hundreds and hundreds of them that have either come to my attention, caught my attention, or have always held my attention.

    So I'm starting this thread with a request that it be pinned by the mods, and that folks add their own female favourites - especially new artists that we might not yet have heard of.

    While I'm particularly susceptible to the female voice as that most beautiful instrument, the first paragraph shows that this is broader than that.

    My next post will put one up that I just came across.

  2. Barney

    Barney Longhorns, Cowboys, Spurs, & Rangers...love Texas

    Here's a family...The Corrs, 3 sisters & their brother.
  3. JeffMackwood

    JeffMackwood Maxi-Me

    I know I'm likely at least a year late to this "discovery" but I heard Elle King for the first time today while I was swimming laps at my local pool. Even over that poor PA, with the noise of swimmers, and splashers, and everything else, her amazing voice cut through the din.

    The song was 2014's "Ex's & Oh's" and after sampling a number of her other songs online, I can say that this is no one hit wonder!


    Take Adele, and Amy Winehouse, and Serena Ryder, and ... you get my drift ... roll them all together and you get Elle King.

    Just ordered a copy of her studio album Love Stuff.

  4. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar


    My first response to this. She's a terrific singer, but even more a great song writer. Seen her live a couple of times.



  5. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    I recognize the tune. I thought for sure it was Duffy!!


  6. Botch

    Botch I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S! Superstar

    Just one for now, one of my favorite female vocalists of all time; and Canadian to boot!


    :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue:
  7. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    ..and in the strange but true category did you realize that Elle King is the daughter of:

  8. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    One of my favs:

  9. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    Is it me or does she sound a little bit like Edith Piaf. Maybe not this album but on some of her others. Anywho, a Canadian chanteuse
  10. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

  11. JeffMackwood

    JeffMackwood Maxi-Me

    All excellent folks!

    For those who missed it in my CityFolk thread below, I has been recently blown away by new-on-the-scene Canadian duo Scarlet Jane. I have both of their albums (Stranger, and the eponymous Scarlet Jane). The former falls into the country/folk category while the latter moves them ever slightly towards pop. Regardless, this duo's beautiful vocal harmonization will leave you much more than impressed.

    Given that they've yet to break out, and are Canadian, this will be a new discovery to my American friends. I urge you to check them out. Here's a sample.

  12. Babs

    Babs Queen "B"

  13. Babs

    Babs Queen "B"

    One of the songs from Zing's 50th! Yes, this is where my heart is!

    Also, Amanda kicks it, every time.

  14. Babs

    Babs Queen "B"

    Toe, tappin'!!

  15. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    I remember when I bought her CD back in 1995 off of the Canadian airplay of "Let It Rain" I thought, wow what a voice. She will go places. Sadly not so. I wonder how you heard her seeing as she is Canadian?
  16. Babs

    Babs Queen "B"

    Our music collection is HUGE, Mike. Primarily because of Zing. He brings so much to my listening ear.

    We have been fans of Amanda since the mid 90's as well. She is a powerhouse and I agree, for whatever reason she did not "go places."
  17. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    Colbie Caillat. I think I have a crush on her. A modern day Cheryl Crow perhaps??

  18. JeffMackwood

    JeffMackwood Maxi-Me

    A site search did not turn up any references to Irish musician Gemma Hayes so perhaps she will be new to most of you.

    She's been around over ten years, but has only very recently come to my attention. My listening knowledge is limited to her most recent Bones + Longing (2104), but I intend to correct that by searching our her numerous previous albums and EPs.

    Her voice has a wonderful melodic ethereal quality to it, and her songs (at least on Bones + Longing) are smooth pop/light rock/folk numbers. It's probably not a surprise that I detect a hint of both Enya and Sinead in some of her songs, but it's just a hint.

    Here's a live recording of one song off that album.


  19. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Renaissance man

    I have tried to list a mix outside of the expected; Amy Winehouse, Diana Krall, Nora Jones, Patricia Barber. etc...

    Astrud Gilberto (she is the voice on The Girl From Ipanema and the wife of Joao Gilberto of Getz/Gilberto fame)
    Connie Evingson
    Eva Cassidy
    Florence & the Machine
    Holly Cole
    Janet Monheit
    Karen Allyson
    Madeleine Peyroux
    Melody Gardot
    Rebecca Pidgeon
    Sara K.
    Tierney Sutton
  20. Babs

    Babs Queen "B"

    Re: Female Singers / Lead Vocalists / Musical arti

    ^ Nice,WW! My favorites from your list. I will add, if I may, Ann Wilson & Annie Lennox.

    Tired, Barbi. Long day. Btw, great thread, Jeff Mackwood! ;)

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