I like Ann Wilson for rock...but there is this E. Texas girl right here that really moves me with her voice.
Ruthie is gifted like somebody else we all know.
problably one of the best all time female singers
Honey, don't fall out of your seat, but I am going to publically agree with you LOL
Ms. Ruthie is one amazing soulful singer...I love her rich voice and bright spirit....effortless power in her voice
As far as women singers go, I also like Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Allison Krause.
my twopennyworth........Judie Tzuke and Elkie Brooks...
Thanks for posting these, Roger. I hadn't heard her before, she's fantastic. Effortless power like Susan said and a beautiful tone of voice. There's also something quite charming and soulful in her being.
I have to say I have a soft spot for Skin, the (now ex) lead singer of Skunk Anansie.
Scary looking lady but has an amazing voice.
have you heard of this lady.... Joan Armatrading.
She has been going years and you can find a stack of old and new videos on youtube.
just realised that in fact she has a Grammy nomination for her new cd release "Into the Blues" in the category of Best Contemporary Blues for 2008!
she was No1 on the Billboard Blues Chart and toured the USA last year. maybe you do know her after all Roger!
here she is rocking in 1980. one of my favourites
I have a lot of favourite female singers and they are ;
Whitney Houston (only her early stuff)
Corinne Bailey Rae,
and Janet Jackson
Nice list Ayesha
Tina Turner for me.
I would have to go for Heather Findlay who sings with the British Prog rockers Mostly Autumn. A great band who receive little or no coverage in the music media despite a string of great albums and stunning live performances.
Get to see them this spring when they are on tour around the UK.
Also another women worth listening to is Candi Payne, her debut album came out last year and is an interesting mix of retro Dusty Springfield and modernelectro pop such as Portishead
Canadian singer Jann Arden is one of my faves, as is British singer Sam Brown, who has toured and/or recorded with Jon Lord, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Fish and has solo projects out as well.
Sam Brown (good choice Todd)
Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland) Check out Stay by Sugarland on youtube
Kirsty McColl (big here in the UK sadly RIP)
Well, if the elusive Keith Thompson can post in this thread, so can I
Joan Armatrading (thanks for the videos Wolfy. They made me dig out my old CDs of Joan.)
I'm listening to a CD by a female singer right now, and guess what her name is....
... no kidding!
Oh, and she's good!
Check out the CD here.
Now I gotta search for the thread with names vs. song titles from a couple years ago...
I would have to go for Heather Findlay who sings with the British Prog rockers Mostly Autumn.
I would have to agree with you Iain - Heather has the most wonderful voice - they are one of my favourite bands to see live. She also sings with her bandmate Angela in a solo project called Odin Dragonfly - check them out if you can - amazing!!
Many great singers here, but I must add Annie Haslam of Renaissance She is the voice by which I rate all others.
I greatly enjoy Patti Smith, though here voice is a mere shell of what it was in the seventies, and could listen to Roberta Flack all day long. Add to my list Freda Payne and Stevie Nicks also.
Y'all are killing me, albeit softly, with all this talk about Roberta Flack...
OUCH Todd !!
She does have a 'killer' voice though...