Musical goddesses

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Post by Pope John Pol Pot II » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:09 am

Shocked that no one mentioned probably the two best CURRENT song writer / vocalists. Come one you guys, get with it:

Neko Case:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71TX2lk0XF0

Rilo Kiley (Jenny Lewis):
The greatest female talent out there today and AN ATHEIST. Sadly all her videos have been pulled off Youtube, the best is perhaps "It's a hit" if you can find it. A couple of live videos still out there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H5yOfRG-RE

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Post by Roo St. Gallus » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:52 pm

Julie Collins

Tracy Chapman

Sheryl Crow

Dido

Dixie Chicks (Natalie Mains, Martie Siedel, & Emily Robison)

Alison Krauss

Amy Grant

Lisa Loeb

Sarah McLachlan

Natalie McMaster

Christine McVie & Stevie Nicks

Joni Mitchell

Cookie, Heather & Raylene Rankin

Linda Ronstadt

Trisha Yearwood

Alison Krauss is the musical winner for me, with the greatest number of her cds amidst my collection.
...but Dido is my Venus.

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Post by Matty » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:01 pm

Dido? really?

I quite like some Faithless stuff but never really thought her solo stuff was much cop tbh. Much too samey.

good call on Tracey Chapman.

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Post by Roo St. Gallus » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:11 pm

Yeah, really. I think it's the tonal quality. She out SteveNicks Stevie Nicks, if you get my drift. When Nicks was modulated with the fuller Christine McVie, they had the goddess in tone and body. I think Dido does that alone, but she may be (probably is) achieving that with studio mixing.

I was transfixed the first time I heard Tracy Chapman.

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Post by Monad » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:20 pm

Dido is underrated. It's trendy to bash her but her first album has some lovely songs on it and her voice is quite haunting (she's also gorgeous). Not so keen on her later stuff though - got a bit repetitive.

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Post by Roo St. Gallus » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:59 am

[quote=""Monad""]Dido is underrated. It's trendy to bash her but her first album has some lovely songs on it and her voice is quite haunting (she's also gorgeous). Not so keen on her later stuff though - got a bit repetitive.[/quote]

Now, that I wouldn't doubt. The starmaker machinery just chews them up and spits them out. I was pleased to see Sarah McLachlan walk away from it for a while.

Anyway, recently I've pretty much lost my hearing for listening to decent music, so I haven't really kept up. My hearing accuity has degraded fast in recent years. I'm pretty much mono reception, and that requires assistance. Her first two albums broke my heart...they were new and around when I lost my wife, so it goes pretty deep with me. Personal circumstances and all that...

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Post by diana » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:23 am

[quote=""Goldie""]Like her or not Christina Aguilera has an incredible voice.[/quote]No question. Mighty voice.

Speaking of mighty voices: Beth fucking Hart:

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Post by lovethemack » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:58 pm

Im the biggest fan Of Serena Ryder, she has the most incredible voice ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVEK_r7Z8_o
Great to see Christine Mcvie mentioned also, she is wonderfull
Here is one not mentioned, Mia Dyson.
she has such a cool voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8MY1cWAohI
and the most sultry voice in the universe Frazey Ford
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZKFoMq3GaA

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Post by Silly Sausage » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:28 pm

I'm getting back into Mazzy Star again at the mo, which I know is a band rather than a solo artist, but Hope Sandoval's vocals take me back to my teenage years.

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF0lRYhhiwI

:)
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Post by Matty » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:04 pm

awesome, haven't heard that song in forever.
Beautiful.

one more from the same era that SS just reminded me of.
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Shooting Rubberbands was one of my most played cassettes in my first car. :)

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Post by Berthold » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:02 pm

Eilen Jewell and Bobbie Gentry.

Surely the topic isn't exhausted yet. :D

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Post by BigEvil » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:47 pm

[quote=""Berthold""]Eilen Jewell and Bobbie Gentry.

Surely the topic isn't exhausted yet. :D [/quote]
Ode to Billy Joe is a marvelous song.

I will go old school and put Patsy Cline.

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Post by David B » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:09 pm

I thought Ode to Billy Joe was a fine song, too.

Anyone mentioned Kate Bush?

I keep going back to my current muse, though. I just love her voice, the enjoyment she gets out of singing some songs, the poignancy, the sadness, in others.

And the band behind her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cvoXPgW72s

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Post by DMB » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:24 pm

Some classical singers I like: Janet Baker
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Post by Febble » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:30 pm

More Dowland, Ellen Hargis this time:

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

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Post by Febble » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:34 pm

And Emily Van Evera singing Dido's Lament

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgFYb5Jskd4

She can tell a story better than any other soprano I know.

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Post by Febble » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:36 pm

Oh damn, the YouTube video doesn't resolve the final cadence.

But I agree that the Janet Baker version is awesome.

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Post by Silly Sausage » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:05 pm

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I adore this song :)

And Matty - thank you for posting the Edie Brickell vids, a welcome blast from the past.
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Post by Rie » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:15 pm

The lead singer from '4 Non Blondes'

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Post by Roo St. Gallus » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:56 am

A new one for me....Luciana Zogbi

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Just watch her sing John Legends 'All of Me'.

*deep sigh*
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Post by Hermit » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:00 am

Musical goddesses? Harrumph. Well, OK, sort of works as a metaphor, I suppose.

Some of my favourites have already been listed, but by no means all.

With great regret I observe that nobody has mentioned the little sparrow.

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Or the voice that could have brought the walls of Jericho down. Pretty skilful technically too, having been classically trained.

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And speaking of technical skill, here's one who could sing with clinical precision without sacrificing emotion. Shame about her never seeming to be able to get out of that middle-of-the-road genre of songs.

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I also love Carole King, though more as a song writer than a singer.

Among the locals (that is Australian talent) there are

Christine Amphlett

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Renee Geyer

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Kate Ceberano

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Post by Rheanne » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:19 am

Paloma Faith

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