Skip to comments.The top women artists solo EVER
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
It's true, although I don't enjoy her sugary-sweet genre.
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.
(I KNOW I’m cheating)
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.
I thought of her too. She could sing the phone book. Not AMAZING but very pure.
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...
Mine are influenced by all the latin music I listen to (alpha order):
OK you! I hit the abuse button on that one, LOL!
I bet you think I'm kidding :-)
She was hot, too.
Don’t forget Susan Boyle
"What gives, cue ball? I'm looking at you, I'm thinking: fourteen in the side pocket! "
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.
It’s always hard to stop at the required number. Here are some more:
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.
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.
Yup, I get to hear her every day.
I don’t blame you. Yoko Ono is defintely abuse.
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.
Sorry, I Am Telling You
Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, ...
Annie HASLAM.....Forgot about her...I have all the Renaissance "albums"...at the time, they were pretty "Renaissance" with their style.
Linda Ronstadt (younger version)?
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!
As far as vocals go, Karen Carpenter could out-sing anyone. I defy someone to find a better vocalist.
LOL. And what shall we use for the objective measure? Range? Others have better. Intonation? Will blue notes be acceptable? Song choice?
I assume this is limited to pop or rock? Otherwise, no top solo women list could be complete without Patsy Cline.
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.
Don’t know half of those on your list...FWIW: Ella Fitzgerald!
Queen Latifah...in “Chicago.”
You are all wrong.
Nina Simone (by a long shot)
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.
And Nancy Wilson singing "Guess Who I Saw Today"
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”.
You were raised right!
Has anyone mentioned Jane Morgan? ... Talk about torch!
OMG!! We forgot Marcia Ball.
Pat Benetar rocks.The late Laura Branigan, Linda Rondstat, Grace Slick, Chrissy Hynes, Roberta Flack
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