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Thread: Female artists of the world

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    Seaman, Mezzoforte
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    Cool Female artists of the world

    I want to hear what people think is a beautiful female voice.

    You can go for the Popular:
    Mariah Carey
    Kelly Clarckson
    Lady GaGa (if your into that)

    Or obscure (unknown and the like):
    Adrina Thorpe
    Ingrid Michaelson
    Molly Marlette

    These are just examples of what I think are pretty nice voices but please tell me what you think is the best. And if you think my choices are bad please tell me why.

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    Vice Admiral Virtuoso methodistgirl's Avatar
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    In my neck of the woods it's still Patsy Cline (classic) and Loretta
    Lynn, and Trisha Yearwood. Ladies of country. There are a lot of
    rednecks that live in Kentucky and country hicks. If I wanted to
    hear someone like Bach or Beethoven or any of the classics, I have
    to hear it at church. Rap is driving me crazy here with all the cussing
    and swearing in it as loud as they can get it going down the road.
    judy tooley

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    Vice Admiral Virtuoso John Watt's Avatar
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    Welland, Ontario, Canada, mid Niagara Peninsula, between Great Lakes Erie and Ontario
    If there's one female voice that cuts through my collective memory of late, it's the vocals of the alien blue lady in The Fifth Element. The first two times I saw that movie she brought tears to my eyes. Next, I can't imagine being happy working in the pop music of the Al Jolson era, but the voice of Glenda the Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz still resonates as a joyful quavering inside me.

    Why mention Lady Gaga? That's close to fascist rock, and if not that, she's about the one thing I won't stand in line for. "Poker Face", her first big hit shows it's still worth being the one who pushes the sex talk envelope.

    Hearing vocals onstage while you are playing gives you the best environment to assess tonal quality and emotional effect. Donna Summer stood out in the 70's. She had the flat, dull monotone of a wounded woman, the earthy directness of passion, the modern urban conversation of a complicated and conflicted woman, the steady drive and energy of woman to man and dance, and her girlish excited joy. She maintained her attitude over some of the heaviest beats and driving rhythms possible, and first became famous for her heavy breathing as much as her voice.

    Karen Carpenter had that hollow and monotone, wounded female voice as her style, with a wide sound. Not a tomb, she almost seemed to be singing from an empty womb.

    Why comment on young sexy singers who marry old record executives, lip-synch and hire other singers to cover their high parts or sing along to add quality?

    When I hear Judy Garland in my mind, it's usually her laughter first, rueful but at the same time getting off on what she did.

    Janis Joplin still pops out once in a while, "didn't I make you feel..."

    country, country, Crystal Gayle, a songbird, should have been able to do a good Wendy the Good Witch imitation. Who sang "Stand By Your Man"?

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    Lieutenant Commander, Concertmaster drummergirlamie's Avatar
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    Whitney Houston=goat

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    Seaman, Mezzoforte
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    South Jakarta, Indonesia
    Enya is still the best for me.

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