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Female Singer with the Most Beautiful Voice?

Discussion in 'Music' started by RyanPC, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. John Watson

    John Watson Well-Known Member

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    Celine, Shania, Janis Joplin
    JUST KIDDING [​IMG]
    Actually, Sade, Linda Ronstadt, Ella, and someone most of you have never heard of - Nancy Wilson. Have 8 or so of her cds, usually very restrained and warm. Her heyday was the 1980's but she still records.
     
  2. RyanPC

    RyanPC Well-Known Member

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  3. John Watson

    John Watson Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed I said Nancy Wilson - 1980's. Error - Shoulda been 1960's, so as not to confuse fans of Heart [​IMG]
     
  4. Jan H

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    Jane Monheit - the purest voice in jazz.
     
  5. Greg Black

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    Shirley Manson (Garbage) is my favorite. I also think highly of Patty Loveless and Sarah McLachlan.
     
  6. Mike Broadman

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    In terms of pure vocal tone, I have a major weak spot for Sarah Vaughan. Makes me weak in the knees.:b
     
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    k.d. Lang - given the right material (old covers & torch songs) she's pretty hard to beat.
    Ella
     
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    In addition to the above, I'd like to add Marilyn McCoo. Her work with the 5th Dimension was great.
     
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    1. Cecilia Bartoli

    2. Maria Callas

    3. Jacintha

    4. Dido

    5. Emma Shapplin

    6. Alison Krauss

    7. Sarah McLachlan

    8. Andrea Corr

    9. Laura Pausini

    10. Ana Caram
     
  10. Al B. C

    Al B. C Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah - Patsy
     
  11. Dave Bennett

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    Hmm, off the top of my head some ones that really stand out to me are(in no particular order)

    Julee Cruise

    Sarah McLachlan(especially Solace and Fumbling)

    Dot Allison(amazing voice)

    Aimee Mann
     
  12. Zen Butler

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    Grace Slick - not all grit as the radio hits suggest. Almost a Hindu tinged harmonic minor at times. Silky. I'd rank PJ Harvey pretty damn close.
    I like many others (many mentioned):
    P J Harvey
    Lisa Gerrard
    Richa Sharma
    Kelli Ali(ex-Sneaker Pimps)
    Sade
    Sarah Mclachlan (don't care for her songs, but her voice is like opium)
    Alison Krauss
    and thankfully someone else mentioned:
    Skye Edwards
     
  13. Angelo.M

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    Emmylou Harris and Billie Holiday.
     
  14. TheLongshot

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    Some different names:

    Mary Fahl (Ex October Project singer)

    Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)

    Annke Van Girsbergen (The Gathering)

    Floor Jansen (After Forever)

    Joanne Hogg (Iona)

    Michelle Loose (Brave - local band)

    More mainstream stuff:

    Tori Amos

    Fiona Apple

    Norah Jones

    Enya

    Jason
     
  15. Philip Hamm

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    Most beautiful voice I've heard: Jane Kelly Williams. It's a shame that she only ever released one album. She's also a brilliant songwriter and great guitarrist.
    Billie Holiday
    My favorites are Maria McKee, who also has a goregeous voice, and Sam Phillips, whose voice sounds dramatically better at 96/24 than at the 44/16 of CD.
    Dawn Upshaw is pretty amazing also.
     
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    A very good friend of mine, Nancie DeRoss. Most people who have heard her live have commented to me that she has the most incredible voice they have ever heard.
    I am a little biased but I think so to!
    Here is her website if you want to hear her for yourself.
    Grant
    http://www.nanciedeross.com/
     
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    Don't know if this person has been suggested, but I really like Amanda Marshall. She has an incredible voice. She has produced 3 CDs, and the first self titled one, is her best, IMO.

    I also agree with Zen regarding Grace Slick. She is one of my all-time favorite singers.
     
  18. Bill Cowmeadow

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    Emma Shapplin - Recently discovered her, DVD-A WOW [​IMG]
    Sarah Brightman - Classical stuff [​IMG]
    Karen Carpenter. The most played selections in my 200 changer. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Also from a few years back;
    Karla Bonoff - great lyrics too
     
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    holy crap...how could i have forgotten beth orton? i should be shot...
     
  20. Rob P S

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    Tish Hinojosa
     

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