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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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Kate Bush..Innovative, fun, and beautiful.

Shania Twain..Up isn't just a movie.

Bjork..ok, she was in the sugacubes, but did anyone listen then?

KD Lang..So what she's a Canadian lesbian.

PJ Harvey..Never heard of her..tough!

Alicia keys..Enough said.

Donna Summer..so to annoy everyone, here comes..

Barbara Streisand...One of the most underrated albums = WET

Edith Piaf...Oui?

Alanis Morissette

1 posted on 02/02/2010 8:19:32 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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Sophie Milman


2 posted on 02/02/2010 8:20:25 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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Emmylou Harris!


3 posted on 02/02/2010 8:20:35 AM PST by avacado
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Neko Case!


4 posted on 02/02/2010 8:21:41 AM PST by Constitution Day
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KT Oslin


5 posted on 02/02/2010 8:22:00 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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Celine Dion


6 posted on 02/02/2010 8:22:09 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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Lady Gaga
Josephine Baker
Edith Piaf
Sarah Vaughan
Loreen McKennitt


7 posted on 02/02/2010 8:22:44 AM PST by cyborg (Rest your weary boots old soldier.)
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Sade


8 posted on 02/02/2010 8:23:00 AM PST by proudpapa (Obama - Worst One Ever!)
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Amy Grant

......Bjork, now I used to listen to her years ago


9 posted on 02/02/2010 8:23:43 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican
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Janis Joplin


10 posted on 02/02/2010 8:23:46 AM PST by catman67
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Dude — Alanis Morissette is intolerable. Bjork is almost as bad.

I don’t listen to that many female singers, now that I think of it — and most of them are rock singers (i.e. in a group). I’m with you on Shania Twain. I’d add Carrie Underwood. I like Avril Lavigne pretty well.

SnakeDoc


11 posted on 02/02/2010 8:24:48 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
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Sarah and Loreen are good calls. Too early to decide on Lady though


12 posted on 02/02/2010 8:25:14 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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As far as vocals go, Karen Carpenter could out-sing anyone. I defy someone to find a better vocalist.


13 posted on 02/02/2010 8:25:33 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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Ethel Merman, Shirley Temple, Judy Garland...


14 posted on 02/02/2010 8:26:31 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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I assume this is limited to pop or rock? Otherwise, no top solo women list could be complete without Patsy Cline.

In fact, even if it’s limited to pop and rock, Patsy Cline still probably deserves to be on the list. Too much influence.


15 posted on 02/02/2010 8:27:23 AM PST by Publius Valerius
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Patsy Cline.


16 posted on 02/02/2010 8:27:42 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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100 percent agree, but i did ask no duos!
Keep smiling,
Philip


17 posted on 02/02/2010 8:28:13 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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19 seconds.


18 posted on 02/02/2010 8:28:14 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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Melissa Etheridge


19 posted on 02/02/2010 8:28:16 AM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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Nana Mouskouri
Sissel Kyrkjebo


20 posted on 02/02/2010 8:28:17 AM PST by choirboy
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Kate Bush, good for you.

You have some good ones.

I would have Stevie Nicks on list, Chrissie Hynde and Natalie Merchant.


21 posted on 02/02/2010 8:28:17 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX SAINTS)
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Bonnie Raitt
Ella Fitzgerald
Nancy Wilson


22 posted on 02/02/2010 8:28:37 AM PST by WilDave (Father of a Marine)
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Delores O’Riordan
Natalie merchant
Janis Joplin
Margo Timmins


23 posted on 02/02/2010 8:29:13 AM PST by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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Tal Wilkenfeld


24 posted on 02/02/2010 8:29:18 AM PST by rdax
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Say what you will about her but Amy Winehouse has an incredible voice.

And Bonnie Raitt should be on that list too.

25 posted on 02/02/2010 8:29:24 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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There it is...Nancy Wilson. Hard pressed to top that one!


26 posted on 02/02/2010 8:30:12 AM PST by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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Solo makes it challenging because so many of my favorites are only with a group. (several of these are both with a group and have solo projects).

Mariah Carey
Alecia Beth Moore (Pink)
Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin (Enya)
Sarah McLaughlin
Lita Ford
Floor Jansen
Tarja Turunen
Amanda Somerville


27 posted on 02/02/2010 8:30:26 AM PST by mnehring
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I agree with you on Edith Piaf but I think each of the following are far better than your other choices:

Lena Horne
Judy Garland
Patsy Cline
Lorretta Lynn
Janis Joplin
Judy Collins
Alison Krause
Linda Ronstadt
Lucinda Williams

28 posted on 02/02/2010 8:30:52 AM PST by detective
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Does Boy George count?


29 posted on 02/02/2010 8:32:10 AM PST by earlJam
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Janis Ian


30 posted on 02/02/2010 8:32:12 AM PST by TankerKC (No government employees were harmed in the slashing of this budget.)
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Iris DeMent

Allison Krauss

Eleni Mandell

Adrienne Young

and additional votes for Neko Case, Lucinda Williams, Kate Bush

31 posted on 02/02/2010 8:34:02 AM PST by Notary Sojac ("Goldman Sachs" is to "US economy" as "lamprey" is to "lake trout")
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Wanda Jackson

Ella Fitzgerald

Connie Boswell

Juliana Hatfield

Sharon Marie (obscure Brian Wilson production - check out "Thinking About My Baby" for one GREAT set of pipes!)
32 posted on 02/02/2010 8:34:19 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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Ella Fitzgerald - Hands down the best!
Aretha Franklin
Ann Murray
Joan Baez (hate the politics/love the music)
Karen Carpenter
Joni Mitchell
Carla Thomas


33 posted on 02/02/2010 8:34:26 AM PST by Tucsonican
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Aimee Mann...if we can forget Bjork was in the Sugarcubes, we can forget that Aimee fronted ‘Til Tuesday


34 posted on 02/02/2010 8:34:41 AM PST by Skip Ripley
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...Natalie Merchant.

Though she did start with 10,000 Maniacs...she has had a great solo career.

I want to add Etta James to the list...

35 posted on 02/02/2010 8:34:49 AM PST by TankerKC (No government employees were harmed in the slashing of this budget.)
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Diana Ross
Kate Smith


36 posted on 02/02/2010 8:36:11 AM PST by hampdenkid
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Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Etta James, Koko Taylor...
I like old school.


37 posted on 02/02/2010 8:36:20 AM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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Patsy Cline.

(For voice reasons.)
38 posted on 02/02/2010 8:36:21 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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I would so much like to have added Tara!


39 posted on 02/02/2010 8:36:24 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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As far as vocals go, Karen Carpenter could out-sing anyone. I defy someone to find a better vocalist.

Allison Krauss
40 posted on 02/02/2010 8:36:44 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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Jane Olivor, particularily her 1977 release “Chasing Rainbows”..one of the top 5 (unknown) albums of the entire ‘70’s, in my opinion. Jane Olivor has one of the most beautiful voices on earth. (she has been described as an American Edith Piaf.) Her control and phrasing is breathtaking.

I still listen to this album at least twice each month..yes, sometimes more often. Even after some 33 years; “Chasing Rainbows” is still one of the finest albums that I’ve ever heard. It’s still in print too! Check out Amazon..


41 posted on 02/02/2010 8:37:45 AM PST by Biblical Calvinist (Soli Deo Gloria !)
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Eva Cassidy


42 posted on 02/02/2010 8:37:53 AM PST by McBuff
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I knew I shouldn’t have added Bjork :-)


43 posted on 02/02/2010 8:37:55 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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Maureen McGovern


44 posted on 02/02/2010 8:38:15 AM PST by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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As far as vocals go, Karen Carpenter could out-sing anyone. I defy someone to find a better vocalist.

Cass Elliot

45 posted on 02/02/2010 8:38:29 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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Anyone add Sade?

Great “get the babe in the mood” music. LOL.


46 posted on 02/02/2010 8:39:21 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX SAINTS)
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Sarah Vaughn....the Divine
Peggy Lee.......Manana
Diane Krall.....Ms Coooool
Eartha Kitt.....exuded SEEEEX
Doris Day.......when she was with the Big Bands
Eydie Gorme.....when she was on her Latin Kick (Sabor a mi)
Barbara Cook....great in musicals
Nancy Wilson....met her once in Puerto Rico..que bella
Yma Sumac......not well known but what a set of pipes
Rosey Clooney..she could do anything... remember “commana my housa?

I’d put Streisand in for talent but any “artist” with God-given talents who thinks we care about their political
views is off my list.


47 posted on 02/02/2010 8:39:39 AM PST by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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I have never heard of her, BUT I will try to find some of her music..THX


48 posted on 02/02/2010 8:39:40 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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I’ll add my vote for Karen Carpenter ... like hot silky chocolate over cold vanilla ice-cream ...


49 posted on 02/02/2010 8:40:44 AM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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You left out Dinah Washington....


50 posted on 02/02/2010 8:40:57 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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