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The top women artists solo EVER
Phil.K

Posted on 02/02/2010 8:19:32 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat

OK. So which female artists NOT associated with duo, group etc would make your top 10. Here's mine..in no particular order


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To: Sir Gawain
Karen Carpenter could out-sing anyone

It's true, although I don't enjoy her sugary-sweet genre.

151 posted on 02/02/2010 9:35:54 AM PST by T Minus Four (Donate to Haiti now and sponsor a Haitian child for the long term - Worldvision.com)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Linda Ronstadt


152 posted on 02/02/2010 9:36:32 AM PST by T Minus Four (Donate to Haiti now and sponsor a Haitian child for the long term - Worldvision.com)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

She, my wife, was asked to sing at the Kennedy Center on Memorial day 2011. We are looking to see if we can do it.


153 posted on 02/02/2010 9:38:19 AM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Grace Slick

Ann Wilson

(I KNOW I’m cheating)


154 posted on 02/02/2010 9:38:23 AM PST by T Minus Four (Donate to Haiti now and sponsor a Haitian child for the long term - Worldvision.com)
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To: Tucsonican
Can't believe I got all the way down to post 33 before seeing Ann Murry. Bravo. I like your list as the best so far but may I add Wynonna Judd.
155 posted on 02/02/2010 9:39:06 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: CSM
Is Vera Lynn mentioned in one of Pink Floyd’s tracks from “The Wall?”

That's the same Vera Lynn. She launched a string of hits in England in 1935 and finally made the US charts in 1948. She was performing in public as late as 1995. In March she will turn 93.

156 posted on 02/02/2010 9:39:14 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Tucsonican
"Ann Murray"

I thought of her too. She could sing the phone book. Not AMAZING but very pure.

157 posted on 02/02/2010 9:40:31 AM PST by T Minus Four (Donate to Haiti now and sponsor a Haitian child for the long term - Worldvision.com)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
Alanis Morissette

there is a video on YOUTUBE of her singing live the song UNINVITED from City of Angels... it's haunting... her performance is fantastic... all she is doing is standing there singing--no running around the stage or anything like that... yet, she's mesmerizing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjTB6EG3xGo

158 posted on 02/02/2010 9:41:37 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Mine are influenced by all the latin music I listen to (alpha order):

Alison Krauss
Ana Gabriel
Aretha Franklin
Enya
Lola Beltran
Maria Callas
Norah Jones
Patsy Cline
Sarah Brightman
Whitney Houston


159 posted on 02/02/2010 9:42:58 AM PST by Betis70 (Never Forget)
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To: caver
You left out Yoko Ono

OK you! I hit the abuse button on that one, LOL!

I bet you think I'm kidding :-)

160 posted on 02/02/2010 9:47:09 AM PST by T Minus Four (Donate to Haiti now and sponsor a Haitian child for the long term - Worldvision.com)
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To: antiRepublicrat

She was hot, too.


161 posted on 02/02/2010 9:47:27 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: stylin_geek
Loreena McKennitt

Yes!

162 posted on 02/02/2010 9:47:54 AM PST by T Minus Four (Donate to Haiti now and sponsor a Haitian child for the long term - Worldvision.com)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Don’t forget Susan Boyle


163 posted on 02/02/2010 9:49:49 AM PST by T Minus Four (Donate to Haiti now and sponsor a Haitian child for the long term - Worldvision.com)
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To: american colleen
The 'best evers' have been mentioned... but someone who I think has an amazing voice (although certifiably insane) is Sinead O'Connor.

"What gives, cue ball? I'm looking at you, I'm thinking: fourteen in the side pocket! "

164 posted on 02/02/2010 9:50:19 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Artists mentioned on this thread range from Yma Sumac and Edith Piaf to Joan Baez and Grace Slick. Shows that conservatives have wide-ranging tastes in music and are not cultural Philistines, as the MSM would have everyone believe.


165 posted on 02/02/2010 9:50:59 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

It’s always hard to stop at the required number. Here are some more:
Mary Wells
Irma Thomas
Diane Schuur
Sonya Isaacs - she records solo now
Queen Ida - not a great voice, but she sure gives that accordion a workout and has amazing energy and stage presence.


166 posted on 02/02/2010 9:54:12 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: irishtenor

Fantastic!


167 posted on 02/02/2010 9:57:19 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: fish hawk
Can't believe I got all the way down to post 33 before seeing Ann Murry. Bravo. I like your list as the best so far but may I add Wynonna Judd.

Thanks!

As I have read through the posts I keep nodding my head and saying "Oh yeah! I LOVE her!" It's nice to see the diversity of artists and there haven't been any bad choices that I have seen so far.

One of the names that I have yet to see (I may have missed it) is Dinah Shore and another would be Pearl Bailey. A couple that I can't believe I let off my list were Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

168 posted on 02/02/2010 10:00:51 AM PST by Tucsonican
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Yup, I get to hear her every day.


169 posted on 02/02/2010 10:02:42 AM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: T Minus Four

I don’t blame you. Yoko Ono is defintely abuse.


170 posted on 02/02/2010 10:14:25 AM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
http://neonlimelight.com/2010/02/02/jennifer-hudson-performs-tribute-to-whitney-houston-during-3rd-annual-bet-honors/

Last night on Bet Honor Show, Jennifer Hudson joined the pantheon of singers with this outstanding rendition of I Will Always Love You.

Ironically she came from American Idol where they say Don't sing Whitney, Stevie or Michael because it will show your shortcomings. Last night she nailed it. Added to her performance of I'm Gonna Love You from Dreamgirls, it's clear she has the pipes to be near the top.

171 posted on 02/02/2010 10:15:31 AM PST by votemout
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To: votemout

Sorry, I Am Telling You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y05er2lEEXc


172 posted on 02/02/2010 10:16:50 AM PST by votemout
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To: votemout
Judy Collins

http://www.songarea.com/music-codes/judy_collins.html

173 posted on 02/02/2010 10:19:17 AM PST by votemout
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, ...


174 posted on 02/02/2010 10:20:14 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
Linda Ronstadt hands down.

FMCDH(BITS)

175 posted on 02/02/2010 10:20:26 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: camle
Annie Halsam of Renaissance. while Pavoratti was lauded for a four actave range, Annie has a FIVE octave range

Annie HASLAM.....Forgot about her...I have all the Renaissance "albums"...at the time, they were pretty "Renaissance" with their style.

FMCDH(BITS)

176 posted on 02/02/2010 10:30:44 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sir Gawain

Linda Ronstadt (younger version)?


177 posted on 02/02/2010 10:33:21 AM PST by ColoCdn (Neco eos omnes, Deus suos agnoset)
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To: dfwgator
LOL! She is a mess... last I heard she has become some kind of druid priestess. The thing is though, I never saw anyone look better with a shaved head! God gave her an incredible voice and stunning looks.

I got a new huge plasma and a great speaker system (ZVOX) recently and got stuck on the grammys the other night (which I've never watched in my life) due to the sight and sound - some real crazy people in that room! I guess a lot of the artsy crowd are operating on another planet... but what talent!

178 posted on 02/02/2010 10:47:47 AM PST by american colleen
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To: Sir Gawain

As far as vocals go, Karen Carpenter could out-sing anyone. I defy someone to find a better vocalist.

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LOL. And what shall we use for the objective measure? Range? Others have better. Intonation? Will blue notes be acceptable? Song choice?


179 posted on 02/02/2010 11:04:51 AM PST by dmz
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To: Publius Valerius

I assume this is limited to pop or rock? Otherwise, no top solo women list could be complete without Patsy Cline.

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And if you throw the lady blues and jazz singers into the mix, even Patsy has a hard time making the top 5.

Today’s crop of pop artists are a bunch of pitch correction software users. Does no one wonder why they NEVER miss a note? Humans just aren’t that good.


180 posted on 02/02/2010 11:07:20 AM PST by dmz
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Don’t know half of those on your list...FWIW: Ella Fitzgerald!


181 posted on 02/02/2010 11:31:11 AM PST by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: cyborg

Queen Latifah...in “Chicago.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRGUEbqZo3A


182 posted on 02/02/2010 11:35:57 AM PST by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

You are all wrong.

Nina Simone (by a long shot)

“Sinnerman”


183 posted on 02/02/2010 2:01:34 PM PST by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: dmz
I assume this is limited to pop or rock? Otherwise, no top solo women list could be complete without Patsy Cline.

Patsy Cline could rock with the best of them, as she demonstrated in her 1957 opus "Ain't No Wheels on this Ship". There's a recording of the song on Youtube, but for some reason, the link doesn't work on FR.

184 posted on 02/02/2010 3:07:21 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: geege

Her, too.


185 posted on 02/02/2010 5:15:21 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Enya
Judy Collins
Joni Mitchell


186 posted on 02/02/2010 5:22:21 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: Eddie01
Nina Simone's Sinnerman and Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair and "I don't want him you can have him" are my favorites.

And Nancy Wilson singing "Guess Who I Saw Today"

187 posted on 02/02/2010 5:49:24 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

I don’t know if to many people know about Joan Osborne buy I think she has a great voice. Here she is singing and old Jimmy Ruffin tune, “What becomes of the Broken Hearted”.
Great performance.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA0GcXV2njY


188 posted on 02/02/2010 7:29:38 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: stainlessbanner

You were raised right!


189 posted on 02/02/2010 8:53:33 PM PST by cyborg (Rest your weary boots old soldier.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Has anyone mentioned Jane Morgan? ... Talk about torch!


190 posted on 02/02/2010 8:55:54 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

OMG!! We forgot Marcia Ball.


191 posted on 02/03/2010 12:55:39 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

definitely bookmarking


192 posted on 02/03/2010 1:00:14 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: geege

Pat Benetar rocks.The late Laura Branigan, Linda Rondstat, Grace Slick, Chrissy Hynes, Roberta Flack


193 posted on 02/06/2010 2:17:27 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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