Favorite female singer

  • Honey, don't fall out of your seat, but I am going to publically agree with you LOL :lol:

    Ms. Ruthie is one amazing soulful singer...I love her rich voice and bright spirit....effortless power in her voice :thumbup:

    As far as women singers go, I also like Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Allison Krause.

  • Wow!!!

    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.

  • Roger,

    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 ;

    Aretha Franklin
    Dionne Warwick,
    Gladys Knight,
    Billie Holiday,
    Stevie Nicks,
    Anita Baker,
    Whitney Houston (only her early stuff)
    Mariah Carey,
    Corinne Bailey Rae,
    Joss Stone,
    Macy Gray
    and Janet Jackson


  • Ella Fitzgerald
    Bette Midler
    Dusty Springfield
    Jennifer Holliday
    Amy Winehouse
    Heather Headley
    Ruthie Foster
    Chaka Khan

    'You thought that you could take me for granted, but I couldn't take it no more. Better run if you see me coming ... '

  • 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.


  • Well, if the elusive Keith Thompson can post in this thread, so can I ;) :lol:

    Aretha Franklin
    Gladys Knight
    Joan Armatrading (thanks for the videos Wolfy. They made me dig out my old CDs of Joan.)
    Roberta Flack

  • 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... :D


  • 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 :bow: 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 :thumbup: all day long. Add to my list Freda Payne and Stevie Nicks also.

    "if only we'd turn around and notice the door to the cell is open"

  • OUCH Todd !!
    She does have a 'killer' voice though...

    "if only we'd turn around and notice the door to the cell is open"

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