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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: DuncanWaring

Good one.


51 posted on 02/02/2010 8:41:13 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

B I L L I E
H O L I D A Y


52 posted on 02/02/2010 8:41:43 AM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

How could Janis Joplin not be on a top list... My gawd what were you thinking! LOL!


53 posted on 02/02/2010 8:42:16 AM PST by Hootowl99
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Rickie Lee Jones


54 posted on 02/02/2010 8:42:16 AM PST by Leavemealone
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Laura Nyro


55 posted on 02/02/2010 8:42:20 AM PST by qrstuv
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To: tacticalogic

I second Karen Carpenter and Cass Eliot, and add Connie Francis.


56 posted on 02/02/2010 8:42:24 AM PST by Rightwingacademic
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Pat Benetar


57 posted on 02/02/2010 8:42:30 AM PST by geege
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Bonnie Raitt


58 posted on 02/02/2010 8:43:31 AM PST by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: VicVega

Sade....if you can’t get over with her on then hang it up son, you’ve got no game.


59 posted on 02/02/2010 8:43:56 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Sarah Dugas of the Duhks. The best female vocalist you’ve never heard of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5CbFmN22TY


60 posted on 02/02/2010 8:44:19 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Rightwingacademic

I couldn’t believe Cass hadn’t shown up on anybody’s list yet.


61 posted on 02/02/2010 8:44:20 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

She is working solo now.


62 posted on 02/02/2010 8:44:37 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

You left out Yoko Ono


63 posted on 02/02/2010 8:44:43 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

Ofra Haza, Israeli singer with a beautiful voice.


64 posted on 02/02/2010 8:45:01 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"Say what you will about her but Amy Winehouse has an incredible voice."

Crazy woman, but yes, Winehouse can sing.

65 posted on 02/02/2010 8:45:44 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

66 posted on 02/02/2010 8:45:55 AM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Sir Gawain

Totally agree regarding Karen Carpenter..no one could sing like her..she had a marvelous alto voice! I often think of her with sadness.. such a loss - she died very young..I think she was only 32 years old.

But, wouldn’t it have been been wonderful if Richard had produced a “standards” album with Karen.. it would have been a classic!

Sigh..there’s a lot of “what if’s”...


67 posted on 02/02/2010 8:46:15 AM PST by Biblical Calvinist (Soli Deo Gloria !)
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To: cyborg

I’ll see your Loreena McKennitt and raise you a Connie Evingson.


68 posted on 02/02/2010 8:47:29 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: stylin_geek

Aretha Franklin


69 posted on 02/02/2010 8:48:15 AM PST by cyborg (Rest your weary boots old soldier.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Whitney Houston.


70 posted on 02/02/2010 8:48:27 AM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat; All

Oleta Adams. Her background is gospel but she had a great pop hit around the time of Desert Storm called “Get Here.” It was kind of an anthem for some friends’ wives. I encourage all here to give it a listen.


71 posted on 02/02/2010 8:48:35 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Rosemary Clooney
Patsy Cline
Maria Muldaur
Olivia Newton-John
Phoebe Snow
Minnie Riperton
Diana Ross
Freddie Mercury
Melissa Manchester
Patti Page


72 posted on 02/02/2010 8:50:19 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Another vote here for the pride of Mayfield, KY - Rosemary Clooney.

And one hot babe in her time, too!


73 posted on 02/02/2010 8:50:19 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: wtc911

LOL. Kate Bush and Sade are like butter.


74 posted on 02/02/2010 8:50:43 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Oh, almost forgot Roseanne Cash


75 posted on 02/02/2010 8:51:07 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Lisa Hannigan - she’s Irish and sings like an angel.


76 posted on 02/02/2010 8:51:35 AM PST by joy361
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Etta James
Barbara Lynn
Barbara Lewis
Mitty Collier
Anita Carter (I know she’s part of the Carter Family, and also recorded duets with a number of male singers, but she had a long solo career, too)
Patsy Cline
Gail Davies
Dodie Stevens (She’s much more than Pink Shoelaces - she could REALLY sing serious ballads even when she was only 13)
Connie Francis
Dusty Springfield or Connie Smith
I was going to say Janet Vogel of the Skyliners, but, DUH, that’s a group. Still, she’s awesome and underrated. I chose Dusty almost in lieu of Janet, I’ve heard some songs where Janet sings lead and noted strong similarities.

Agree on the choices of Anne Murray, Alison Krauss and Jane Olivor as really good voices.


77 posted on 02/02/2010 8:52:42 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Sir Gawain
As far as vocals go, Karen Carpenter could out-sing anyone.

The pride of West Haven , CT was good, but I don't recall her working solo.
78 posted on 02/02/2010 8:52:56 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Dr. Sivana

“...Freddie Mercury...”

LMAO!


79 posted on 02/02/2010 8:53:06 AM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: cyborg

Gladys Knight.


80 posted on 02/02/2010 8:54:24 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

Alison Krauss.


81 posted on 02/02/2010 8:54:49 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Norah Jones


82 posted on 02/02/2010 8:55:03 AM PST by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
The 'best evers' have been mentioned... but someone who I think has an amazing voice (although certifiably insane) is Sinead O'Connor.

Aside of her more popular songs, one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard is a song named 'One more day' (The funeral song) from the movie soundtrack of 'Veronica Guerin'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0KqDmvlSyw

83 posted on 02/02/2010 8:55:09 AM PST by american colleen
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To: Dr. Sivana

Thanks. Ii can’t believe I forgot Patti Page!


84 posted on 02/02/2010 8:55:16 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Sir Gawain
How 'bout Anna Netrebko?

(some people just have no clue)

ML/NJ

85 posted on 02/02/2010 8:55:56 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: american colleen

Agreed!


86 posted on 02/02/2010 8:56:30 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: posterchild

Nina Simone is the best of the best of the bset............sir !


87 posted on 02/02/2010 8:57:14 AM PST by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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To: stylin_geek

Big Mama Thorton


88 posted on 02/02/2010 8:57:20 AM PST by cyborg (Rest your weary boots old soldier.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

You can find Jane’s recording of the song “Chasing Rainbows” from this album, on YouTube... Here’s the link =

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AqZfpQYOCs

Enjoy!


89 posted on 02/02/2010 8:57:30 AM PST by Biblical Calvinist (Soli Deo Gloria !)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
In no particular order:

Tina Turner

Aretha Franklin

Whitney Houston

Barbra Streisand

Pink

Alanis

Imogean Heap

Kate Havernik

Liz Phair

Martina McBride

90 posted on 02/02/2010 8:57:46 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: smalltownslick

Many will argue with this, but I think Lee-Ann Rimes deserves to be on the list if just for her pipes. “Blue” was a song to remember.


91 posted on 02/02/2010 8:58:08 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Judith Durham...she had solo career at times but her best work was with the Seekers.


92 posted on 02/02/2010 8:58:59 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Sir Gawain

Forgot Karen. Simply natural voice. I know folks will probably spit, but Pink’s natural voice ability reminds me a lot of Karen. Both have voices that just flow.


93 posted on 02/02/2010 8:59:47 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: TruthHound
“...Freddie Mercury...”
LMAO!

And he said it with such a straight face.
I've gotta' add Roberta Flack, though (she kills me softly).

94 posted on 02/02/2010 8:59:49 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Tucsonican
"Joan Baez (hate the politics/love the music)"

I would agree.

95 posted on 02/02/2010 8:59:53 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Nina Simone ...A Little Sugar In My Bowl


96 posted on 02/02/2010 8:59:57 AM PST by mother
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To: illiac

I was no Celine Dion fan until I obliged my wife and got tickets to one of Celine’s last shows at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas. The show choreography was a little weird to me, but her live voice was awesome.


97 posted on 02/02/2010 9:00:05 AM PST by Skenderbej (No muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

i would certainly add dinah washington, patsy cline, etta james, rosemary clooney, and dinah shore. and...fiona apple that little girl has a great big voice.


98 posted on 02/02/2010 9:01:19 AM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: earlJam

Or Elton John?


99 posted on 02/02/2010 9:01:21 AM PST by Skenderbej (No muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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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....”

You’re right about KC. A close second would be Alison Krauss. Sings like an angel.

BTW, John Wayne wanted her to costar in True Grit. He thought she would have been great in the role that Kim Darby had. He never got along with Darby.


100 posted on 02/02/2010 9:01:28 AM PST by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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