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Any recommendations for nice female vocals please?

Discussion in 'music' started by arcam_boy, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. arcam_boy

    arcam_boy pfm Member


    I'm wondering if you lovely people could throw around a few names of some female artists / albums / songs for me to have a listen to.

    I'm in to stuff like Florence + the Machine, Sia, Emeli Sande, Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Diana Krall and I was wondering if there's anything out there a little of the beaten track that I'm missing?

    Many thanks for any suggestions.

    Mark :)
  2. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Depending on how old you are you might have missed out on Joni Mitchell first time around. Apart from some horrid Eastenders drum effects in the 80s, her entire catalogue is worth a listen, especially the Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Don Juan's Reckless Daughter period.
    Lucinda Williams
    Rikki Lee Jones
    Billie Myers
    Shaun Colvin
    Edie Brickell
    Kathryn Williams
    Suzanne Vega
    have all made excellent albums.
  3. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  4. Have Fun

    Have Fun pfm Member

    a search on spotify would be worthwhile not forgetting some of the oldies are still cutting edge

    ella fitzgerald
    sarah vaughan
    cleo laine
    pointer sisters

    an endless list
  5. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Any list that doesn't include Aretha Frankin and Dusty Springfield is seriously flawed.
  6. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Excellent though they are, I wouldn't describe them as "off the beaten track".
  7. demotivated

    demotivated pfm Member

  8. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    You never get too much of the greatest singer ever - Miss Aretha Franklin.
  9. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    Dionne Warwick
    Carly Simon
    Natalie Merchant

    Partly depends if you want female singers with a bit of rock - or something more soulful or acoustic
  10. banjoman

    banjoman pfm Member

    Laura Marling
    Melody Gardot
    Neko Case
    Aimee Mann
  11. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    I rather like Margo Timmins of The Cowboy Junkies.

    Quiet, almost whispered, jazz-tinged country rock. The Trinity Session and The Caution Horses are their best records. They do a lot of covers and their version of Sweet Jane from the former is exquisite.
  12. JamesJamerson

    JamesJamerson pfm Member

  13. norm

    norm pfm Member

    Kate Rusby has a wonderfull voice. I recomend Awkward Annie.
    Beth Jeans Houghton is also worth a listen.
  14. arcam_boy

    arcam_boy pfm Member

    Many thanks for the excellent replies!

    I will start having a listen through some of them and see which one's to buy for my collection.

    Many thanks again
    Mark :)

    BLACKMASS pfm Member

    Cocteau Twins
    Joan as Police woman
    Beach House
    PJ Harvey

    They may not all be to your taste,but you should definitely check them out.
  16. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Beth Gibbons & Rustin man - Out of Season
  17. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    off the beaten track try some dadawa , liz frazer/cocteau twins , good choons as well
  18. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  19. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    If you want to try some folk, i would recommend Emily Smith, June Tabor and Sandy Denny. Mandy Prior with Steeleye Span could sing a bit, too.
  20. Folkman

    Folkman pfm Member

    Would that be Maddy Priors sister by any chance ! :D

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