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Best Female Vocalist

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Rated 10 points - posted 9 years ago by andrewh in category Music.
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Dionne Warwick Report Abuse
One off the best R&b and soulsingers
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Judith Durham Report Abuse
Lead for the folk group The Seekers; popular in the late 60s; her voice was clear, powerful and distinctive.
270 points - added 8 years ago by Javalation - 11 comments
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She is perfect
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Once you hear Judith sing there is no going back. I have spent many evenings to just Judith on you tube. If you have discovered Judith feel fortunate!!
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In a class of her own! Too bad many have never heard of her. Thank God for YouTube and discovering her in 2008. My absolute favorite!
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A very talented singer who could sing pop, jazz, folk & opera. Was lead singer of the Australian group The Seekers in the 60s. Listen to Climb Every Mountain, especially the last note.
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Just discovered some of her songs with the Seekers on youtube. What a beautiful voice...on key...held in pitch and strength..flawless transition from note to note...no attitude....no earthy, growling sound or the sound you get pouring freezing water on sunburned skin...just pure beautiful sound...a real pleasure..
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Absolutely the loveliest voice ever. It thrills be to hear it
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Wonderful singer. Whether jazz, gospel, folk or pop, this diminutive lady is so versitile. Distinctive vocal in The Seekers.
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Perfect pitch.
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No contemporary could have matched Judith in her youth. She was the best the 60s had to offer, bar none. Cute too.
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Unmatched clarity, range and versatility. Whatever the musical genre, she can sing it flawlessly and has for over 50 years. Greatly underrated in the United States, If you have never heard her, do yourself a favor and search you tube for a video.
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Tremendous vocal range and clarity in one of he most versatile and distinctive voices of the last half of the twentieth century. Her beautiful voice was grossly underrated in he United States.
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Ella Fitzgerald Report Abuse
how has she not been included in this list?
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Sarah Vaughan Report Abuse
The second lady off jazz
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Patti Austin Report Abuse
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Karen Carpenter Report Abuse
Amazing Vocals, pure, clear, haunting. gone too soon.
145 points - added 9 years ago by andrewh - 1 comment
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Her voice affects me in a way that no other of these fine singers quite can.
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Alison Krauss Report Abuse
27 grammys (most of ANY female and 3rd overall) and the voice of an angel!
114 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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Alison should be at or near the top of today's singer list, compares favorably with Judith Durham for best ever pure singer IMHO. Durham started in the 60s and anyone who listens to her stints with the Seekers will see what I mean
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Can sing in any genre
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Sandy Denny Report Abuse
Lead singer for Fairport Convention and writer of "Who Knows Where The Time Goes". A beautiful voice stilled too young in 1978 by a tragic accident.
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Linda Ronstadt Report Abuse
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Olivia Newton John Report Abuse
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Sarah McLachlan Report Abuse
Beautiful voice and she writes wonderful music. Afterglow is one of the best CDs of the past 10 years.
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Reba McIntire Report Abuse
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LeAnn Rimes Report Abuse
Pure
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Bonnie Raitt Report Abuse
Her distinctive voice and style combines elements of blues, rock, pop, folk and country. Nine Grammys in a four decade career.
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Judy Collins Report Abuse
"Sweet Judy Blue Eyes" eclectic tastes in the material she recorded has made her hard to peg. In the '70s her beautiful high soprano voice even made a top 20 hit of the old hymn "Amazing Grace", done a capella.
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Connie Francis Report Abuse
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Aretha Franklin Report Abuse
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Joan Baez Report Abuse
Her singing voice in the late 60s was a high etheral soprano, that no one could match.
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Celine Dion Report Abuse
74 points - added 9 years ago by andrewh - 1 comment
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VOICE OF NATURE
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Enya Report Abuse
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Barbra Streisand Report Abuse
Incrediable voice, amazing talent.
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Kelly Clarkson Report Abuse
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Minnie Riperton Report Abuse
Had an incredible vocal range of five-and-a-half octaves, and displayed it in her top selling single "Loving You". Sadly died at age 31 of cancer.
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Linda Eder Report Abuse
Great Broadway vocalist.
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Dionne Warwick Report Abuse
48 points - added 7 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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same as no 1?
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Sarah Brightman Report Abuse
An international star who sings a wide variety of music. A true diva.
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Anita Baker Report Abuse
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Whitney Houston Report Abuse
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Carole King Report Abuse
Unbelivable writing talent,
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Adele Report Abuse
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Mariah Carey Report Abuse
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Cass Elliot Report Abuse
Singer from the Mamas and Papas, plus solo work.
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Alicia Keys Report Abuse
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Rosemary Clooney Report Abuse
one of the first ladies of american popular song.
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Donna Summer Report Abuse
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Diana Ross Report Abuse
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CHRISTINA AGUILERA Report Abuse
'THE VOICE OF THE GENERATION"
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Trisha Yearwood Report Abuse
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Bette Midler Report Abuse
The divine Miss M, no one but!
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Jennifer Hudson Report Abuse
True talent
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Susan Boyle Report Abuse
Incrediable voice, unexpected joy
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Mary Travers Report Abuse
A beautiful voice!
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Rita Coolidge Report Abuse
A pop beauty with several hits in the late seventies and early eighties including the theme from Splash "Love Came For Me".
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Kristin Chenoweth Report Abuse
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Jewel Report Abuse
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Roberta Flack Report Abuse
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Sade Report Abuse
Smooth!
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Bernadette Peters Report Abuse
Singer of stage and screen.
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Jo Stafford Report Abuse
GI Jo was also nicknamed, "America's Most Versatile Singer".
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Eva Cassidy Report Abuse
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Beautiful voice, emotional involvement with her musical interpretation. Diverse and eclectic in her presentation. Her death at 33 on the verge of wider recognition was a tremendous loss.
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A voice you could listen to all day without tiring.
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Idina Menzel Report Abuse
Tony Winning singer.
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Cassandra Wilson Report Abuse
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Hayley Westenra Report Abuse
The voice, the range, the tone!
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Sandi Saraya Report Abuse
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Avril Lavigne Report Abuse
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Madonna Report Abuse
alway changing
-54 points - added 9 years ago by andrewh - 1 comment
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madonna is an entertainer, not a vocalist. i love her albums and her stage shows, but a showgirl should not be classed with these women.
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