Musical goddesses

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Musical goddesses

Post by Monad » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:31 pm

I've always preferred female singers to male (although I have a few male singers/performers I love too). These are some of my muses - who are yours?

PJ Harvey
Joni Mitchell
Patti Smith
Annette Peacock
Lisa Germano
Lauryn Hill
Laura Nyro
Bjork
Stina Nordenstam
Kristin Hersch
Hope Sandoval
Jeanne Lee
Jill Scott
Kate Bush
Beth Orton
Elizabeth Frazer
Eryka Badu
India Arie
Ella Fitzgerald
Tori Amos
Early Joan Armatrading and Suzanne Vega

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Post by Matty » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:47 pm

i remember the first time i heard Birthday by the Sugarcubes, Bjorks voice was a revelation. Peej is just unreal in every sense.

Kim Deal is also awesome though in an all round cool muso sense than any one aspect IMO. .
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and as well as sharing as good few off your list and the mnore obvious ones like Ella and Aretha, i have time for the following.


Shara Nelson
NDea Davenport
Carleen Anderson
Alicia Keys



and of course Beth Gibbons is simply fucking sublime.
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Post by Monad » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:57 pm

Oh yeah how could I forget Beth? Alicia Keys is very talented and I love some of her songs but not others. Kim Deal is cool - If I was thinking of female bands the Breeders would be up there.

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Post by Monad » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:10 pm

I would also love to spend several sweaty weekends with PJ. She is a seriously sexy woman

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Post by Anne » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:26 pm

I've recently discovered Serena Ryder.

She's Canadian, Matty. What do you think of her?

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She sounds like Luba to me.

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Dalbello has always been a favorite

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Debbie Harry

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The Donnas

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Joan Baez

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if female fronts work, then Tribe rocks.

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and of course, Kirsty.

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Post by Cath B » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:11 pm

I'm not sure goddess is quite the right terminology for this performer, but I've got a very soft spot for her:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clOdyzP9fcw

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Post by David B » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:11 pm

Are we talking about musicians, or including singers?

That Alison Krauss lady is pretty hot on the fiddle in her genre, to my mind.

And Blossom Dearie played a mean cocktail jazz piano.

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Post by Rie » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:26 pm

Alicia Keys, yes, and I love the smokey sound of Christine McVie in Fleetwood Mac. I listen closely through the wonderful headsets at the radio station and pick up every note.
And then there's Melanie Safka... she can really sing blues.

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Post by David B » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:43 pm

For singers there are so many genres.

I love early Grace Slick and Janis.

Then there are Ella and Billie Holiday.

And Peggy Lee and Julie London.

Anne Briggs, Jacqui McShee, Sandy Denny

But my current muse - the wonderful Karen

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Better put an Anne Briggs one in too

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Post by Rie » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:00 pm

For those who think Melanie Safka is all about "I've Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates" just listen to her sing a song called 'Lay Down'.

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Post by Anne » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:37 am

Alison Krauss.

Yes. How can one forget her?
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Post by Goldie » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:46 am

Carly Simonhas a wonderfully unique voice. I also love Annie Lenox.
Schmoke and a pancake?

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Post by Monad » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:23 am

[quote=""Rie""]Alicia Keys, yes, and I love the smokey sound of Christine McVie in Fleetwood Mac. I listen closely through the wonderful headsets at the radio station and pick up every note.
And then there's Melanie Safka... she can really sing blues.[/quote]

Actually I like her folky pieces best - Like Leftover Wine and Mama Mama from the set she did at Carnegie Hall - very beautiful songs

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Post by Matty » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:19 am

i quite like Serena Ryder, she is a sultry vocal departure from the Sarah McLaughlin guitar plus folky voice clones that Canada seems to have a good few of. I havent listedn to tons of her stuff but she crops up on CBC radio from time to time and i like what i have heard.

her voice is a little Norah JOnes iYAM, (whos another that could be in this list in vocal terms)

Kirsty McColl is a solid call too. As is Alison Krauss. As is Debbie Harry.


The next diva i get to see is this rather talented lady next month (though if we're being honest i'm marginally more stoked to see hubby that she is performing with, only marginally though) . i am somewhat excited.

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cant wait.


someone else who belongs on this list (and who Tedeschi owes a debt of gratitude (and with norah jones thrown in for good measure, bonus)
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i dont know if i want to come or cry. Oh no wait, i just did both. :D
i have goose bumps.



Lots of new names to check out in this thread. Awesome.

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Post by Goldie » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:34 pm

Like her or not Christina Aguilera has an incredible voice.
Schmoke and a pancake?

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Post by espritch » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:39 pm

Kate Rusby has one of the most distinctive voices around.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3OPZny6 ... re=related

Mary Black ought to be on any list like this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdDnpkR ... xt_from=ML

I'm not sure Heidi Talbot has been around long enough to qualify as a Musical Goddess, but her latest album In Love + Light is one of my favorite recent albums. I like pretty much every song on it.
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And Sheryl Crow belongs on the list.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWH9xg37-Vc

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Post by Monad » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:45 pm

Nearly forgot Gillian Welch - she's pretty damn awesome as a singer/songwriter and guitarist:

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Post by rcscwc » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:25 am

[quote=""Monad""]I've always preferred female singers to male (although I have a few male singers/performers I love too). These are some of my muses - who are yours?

India Arie

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Hindu goddess of music and fine arts is Sarswati, the one with sweetness.

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Post by Rie » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:36 am

Alison Krauss. I love her duet with Robert Plant "Gone Gone Gone, Done Moved On"
And just a mention for an Australian singer with an incredible voice Helen Reddy. Listen to her do her version of "Angie Baby"

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Post by Berthold » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:06 am

Quite a few of the ones already mentioned, plus:

Sarah Vaughan
Lena Horne
Judy Collins
Mary Allin Travers
Mama Cass Elliott
Esther Ofarim
Gigliola Cinquetti
Milva
Alela Diane
Ulla Meinecke
Dana Gillespie; see also here
K. T. Tunstall

and then some.... :)

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Post by Matty » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:17 pm

i have a bit of a crush on KT Tunstall

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Post by BigEvil » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:02 am

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Don't see her above, so let me throw in Fiona Apple.

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