Favorite Female Singers?

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by nickurso, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    So my favorite singers have always been soul singers like Otis Redding, James brown , Marvin Gaye etc. but hands down my top singers have been women like Aretha Franklin etc. I’d like hear your favorites so I’ll post some of mine and I hope you will post videos of yours so I can listen to them. Later I will add more.











    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju9yFA1S7K8&feature=share
     
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  2. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Edinburgh
    I’m a Kate Bush fan. Some folk think she’s weird.. I think she’s peerless!




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  3. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles

    Lizzy Hale


    Patsy Cline


    Sara Bareilles
     
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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Hands down, Linda Ronstadt is my favorite.
    There are many others I enjoy, but Linda could do it all.
     
  5. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I couldn't double like Linda Ronstadt In slim's reply, so I have to say it again here...

    But also:

    Gloria Estefan
    Alison Krauss
    Gillian Welch

    ...just to name a few.
     
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  6. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Synchromatic

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    London
    absolutely
    absolutely peerless indeed!
     
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  7. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Age:
    48
    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
    one and only
    Lucinda
     
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  8. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Nico

    Pj Harvey

    Kitty Wells

    Wanda Jackson

    Ronnie


    Too many more!
     
  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Pink is a phenomenon. She is not only gifted with a great voice but she is the perfect entertainer, imho.
    I was so impressed when I saw this (sung live):



    Now, isn`t that an incredible performance or what?
     
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  10. My wife. But i have no idea how to post sound samples, so you will all have to take my word on it
     
  11. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

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    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC


    Amy Lee


    A two for one


    No list complete without:
     
  12. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Synchromatic

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    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    In our house we have a vinyl of ElkieBrooks that we play all the time, so I suppose she gets my vote. But I always thought Christine Agulera had one hell of a voice.

    I’m pretty sure I spelt that wrong.
     
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  13. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Oh yeah. I have two DVDs of her playing at Austin City Limits (1989 and 1989), both awesome shows, but I like this one (1998) better as Car Wheels is one of my favorite albums ever. The guitar work on the 1998 DVD (in particular Kenny Vaughan) and Car Wheels (including Charlie Sexton and maybe Gurf Morlix) is probably the closest to the sound and feel that I want to have in my playing. Just inspirational songs and musicianship.
     
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  14. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Maddy Prior with Steeleye Span
     
  15. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Synchromatic

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    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    Sorry you’ve really got me thinking - so Mariah Carey can also wail (wow) and I should also mention Lisa Stansfield cause i’m from Rochdale, and if you don’t like Barbara Streisand it’s probably because your wife hasn’t tied you to a chair and made you listen, but when she does you’ll have to admit she is pretty awesome. HOWEVER, WHY DO WE EVEN NEED A DEBATE??? The answer is KAREN CARPENTER
     
  16. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
  17. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Age:
    48
    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
    She is one of my greatest! I went 3 times on her concert. Twice in London in 2011. and once in Munich in 2017. and I will go again and again.
     
  18. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Leslie Gore
    Mama Cass
    Skeeter Davis
    Adele
    Ella Fitzgerald
     
  19. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Boston
    Aretha.
    Chrissie Hynde.
    Ella.
    Carmen Mcrae
    Sarah Vaughn
    Imelda May
    Linda Ronstadt
    Bonnie Raitt

    Just to name the first that come to mind.
     
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