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Female Singer with the Most Beautiful Voice?

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

  1. Curtis Lotter

    Curtis Lotter Well-Known Member

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    I'll second Natalie Merchant, I'm surprised she was only mentioned once so far. How bout a duet with her and James Taylor? Now that would be smoooooth.
    Kate Bush is my favorite female performer although I don't know if she quite fits in the "most beautiful voice" category. She could open a can of song writing woop ass on just about anyone though [​IMG]
    What about Chrissie Hynde, a unique and beautiful voice I don't think was mentioned.
     
  2. Will K

    Will K Well-Known Member

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    killed post
     
  3. Chuck L

    Chuck L Well-Known Member

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    Karen Carpenter (simply wonderful)

    Patsy Cline (one of the greatest ever and so much emotion)

    Olivia Newton-John (been in love with her music for 32 years)

    Mary Fahl (this woman's voice and talent is simply amazing)

    Cher (another long time fan of this women's work regardless of the medium)

    Annie Lennox (plain and simple...this woman is a Goddess)

    Barbara Mandrell (one of the most underrated women in music)

    Dolly Parton (a total package of nothing but talent, beauty and brains)

    Pat Benatar (whether a slow or up tempo song, this woman's voice has never failed to amaze me)
     
  4. Michael Martin

    Michael Martin Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Mary Fahl,former lead singer for October Project, as well as a solo EP and full-length CD.
    Someone else not mentioned yet is Jennifer Noble of Grey Eye Glances, a fantastic alterna-pop band out of New England.
    Both have stellar pipes, though Noble's voice seems able to fit a wider variety of songs and genres of music.
     
  5. Danny Eccleston

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    Annie Lennox

    Judie Tzuke

    Kate Bush

    Striesand(at times)

    dido? don't make me laugh come on kids you can do better than that!
     
  6. Mark H

    Mark H Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Lisa Gerrard here!

    Also:-

    Tori Amos

    Louise Rhodes (LAMB)

    Sinead O'Connor

    Kristen Hersh

    While I agree with everybody elses' postings here, for me these ladies do it, not just for their vocal performances but for their songwriting capability.

    MARKIE BOY
     
  7. DonaldB

    DonaldB Well-Known Member

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    Billie Holiday

    Sarah Vaughan

    Bessie Smith

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Cassandra Wilson

    Patsy Cline

    Janis Joplin

    Carol Van Dijk

    Kim Deal

    Nico

    Georgia Hubley

    Grace Braun

    Heather Lewis

    Limited range (eg. Nico) does not mean limited beauty.
     
  8. Chuck L

    Chuck L Well-Known Member

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    It is so wonderful to see others with Mary Fahl on their list! Now if only the rest of the world would know...[​IMG]
     
  9. James Corey

    James Corey Well-Known Member

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    Ella Fitzgerald

    Cesaria Evora

    Carmen McRae

    Jonatha Brooke (The Story)

    Virginia Astley - check out "Some Small Hope" (w/David Sylvian)
     
  10. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Well-Known Member

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    I agree with a lot of the suggestions, but I have to throw in Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek. Her voice is simply amazing.
     
  11. Lin Park

    Lin Park Well-Known Member

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    Some good suggestions so far but you've all overlooked the obvious winner - Eva Cassidy. Thanks for playin' though.
     
  12. DaveDickey

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    Allison Moyet. Beauty.
     
  13. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Well-Known Member

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    K.D. Lang is still one of the best.
     
  14. Nick Sievers

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    Aimee Mann is by far my favorite female artist, her solo albums just get better and better. I hope that one day she may tour over this side of the world, I hear she is great live.
     
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    Past:

    Joan Sutherland

    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

    Present:

    Anne Sofie von Otter

    Luba Orgonasova
     
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  17. Jon_Are

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    Wow, all these posts and no one has mentioned my front-runner:
    Margo Timmins, of Cowboy Junkies
    This line - from "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning" - gives me the shivers everytime I hear her sing it:
    Yeah, I'll admit there are times that I miss you;
    especially like now when I need someone to hold me..."

    Jon
     
  18. Kenny_H

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    My picks are Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Dionne Warwick, Annie Lennox, Jill Scott, Martha Wash, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Gwen Guthrie, Mary J. Blige, Ann Nesby, Gladys Knight, Mysa, Teena Marie, Stephanie Mills, Chante Moore, Nancy Wilson, Cece Winans and Patti Austin.
     
  19. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Well-Known Member

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    Phil beat me to Jane Kelly Williams and Sam Phillips. Let me add Jane Siberry, shocked that no one has mentioned her yet.
     
  20. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Well-Known Member

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    As I mentioned before in this thread, I used to have a radio show that featured female vocals. I just love the female voice, and I love reading all these names!
    It's really wonderful some of the more obscure names I'm seeing! Judie Tzuke! Mary Fahl! Jonatha Brooke, Dot Allison, Loreena McKennitt, Sam Phillips, Holly Cole! Virginia Astley!!! You guys all have great taste. [​IMG]
    I adore Iris DeMent, but I wouldn't call her voice "beautiful" in the conventional sense. I do love her unusual voice as well as her emotional and powerful lyrics and spirit, but I can see how she'd drive some people crazy. Their loss, of course. I think she'd go in an alternate thread (something like "Very unusual voices you love"). Virginia Astley too. Victoria Williams, definitely. Alison Shaw (Cranes), Betsy Martin (Caterwaul), maybe Bjork.
    And yes, I agree, Eva Cassidy has (had [​IMG]) a breathtakingly beautiful voice. Simply stunning.
    My favorite beautiful voices are:
    Kate Bush (my all-around musical goddess anyway)
    Happy Rhodes (she has the widest range of my musical loves, people say she sounds like high Kate Bush dueting with low Annie Lennox, and many can't believe there aren't two people singing on her songs)
    Samples (she knows I share her songs)
    Also, in no particular order:
    Jane Siberry
    Elizabeth Fraser
    Lisa Gerrard
    Anneli Drecker (of Bel Canto)
    Mary Coughlan
    Sheila Chandra
    Karen Peris (of The Innocence Mission)
    Sinead O'Connor
    Too many more to mention!
    Kate Bush fans (and other interested* parties) might check out this Kate site:
    The Homeground + Kate Bush News & Info Forum
    *In the "Other Artists" section, there's a thread called "Suspended In Gaffa" about, well, other female artists. I can't really say more, but it's worth a look, I think.
     

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