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Fantastic Female Singer

  • Sep 20, 2010
In general I'm not much of a singing enthusiast -  I prefer Instumental music.
But there are a few singer who manages to tickle my fancy and here is a list of my Favorite singing Females.
1
Billie Holiday
Billie Holliday from USA was one of the Great Jazz singers who had a unique style and very fluid sense of tempo that still manages to create fantastic Rhythm. Unfortunately her troubled live and substance abuse cut her career short.
2
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan from USA is like Billie a Jazz legend and my Favorite Jazz singer, thick and Jucy voice, intelligent phrasing and just oh oh so Cool. And as an added bonus she was a Comic Book fan.
3
Cesaria Evora
Cesaria Evora from Cape Verde has a Fantastic and smooth voice, her music is a blend of African and Latin music with smooth percussion and acoustic guitar prominently featured.
4
Maria Callas
Maria Callas from Greek is a legend in the Opera world and she had a very unique voice which is instantly recognisable. Her performances were always very dramatic and full of emotion.
A friend of mine had an Icelandic sheep dog who always howled when we played Callas and only her and we were never shure if she was singing with Callas or complaining against her -Ha Ha.
5
Joanna Sutherland
Joan Sutherland from Australia is also legendary Opera Singer with marvelous technique and great voice.
6
Waltraud Meier
Waltraud Meier from Germany is a Fantastic Opera singer with a rich and Powerful voice and gives dramatic performances, she is the most Brilliant Wagner singer I have seen and this performance of Wagners Liebstod in Mindboggling.
7
Kate Bush
Kate Bush from England is a real Treasure, she is a very original songwriter and her voice is unearthly she has made some of the most original and great CD's in pop history.
8
Bjork
Björk Guðmundsdóttir from Iceland is like Kate Bush a very unique individual who creates original music full of strong emotion and intelligence.
9
Cecilia Bartoli
Cecilia Bartoli from Italy is a very skilled vocal technician who has also a Scholarly mind and has done a lot of interesting research into old and neglected Classical works. Her voice is also so beautifull and full of live and energy.
10
Sandrine Piau
Sandrine Piau from France is a great Baroque Opera singer and I have never heard anyone perform Handel Better,
11
Stina Nordenstam
Stina Nordenstam from Sweden is a highly skilled songwriter and singer with a bright and almost childlike voice. Her music is a beautiful blend of pop and jazz and most of the time sad and melancholy.
12
Vesselina Kasarova
Vesselina Kasarova from Bulgaria has a rich and Beautiful voice, she is one the Best Opera singers and her Rossini is better than anyones
13
Anna Netrebko
Anna Netrebko from Russia is one of the biggest Opera Stars today and her looks have probably helped a lot, But she is a Fantastic singer and her La Traviata by Verdi is just Brilliant.
14
~Joanna Newsom~
Joanna Newsom from USA is a Singer, Songwriter and a Harpist who is very unusual, with a voice that is paradoxically childish but still very grown up and her music is totally unique.
15
Mariza
Marisa dos Reis Nunes is a Fado singer from Portugal who has breathed a new live into that style. Great voice and passionate Performer.
16
Patricia Petibon
Patricia Petibon is a French Opera singer who has a very fluid and beautiful voice and sings mostly French Baroque Opera but she can also be quite Funny on stage and is a Great performer as you can see from this clip.


17
Melody Gardot
Melody Gardot from USA is a Singer Songwriter who blends Jazz and Pop in a sophisticated way. Smooth but deep.



18
Lhasa De Sela
Lhasa from USA/Mexico was a fantastic singer with a deep and smooth voice and wrote very emotional and beautiful songs, it was a sad loss when she died in jan 2010 only 37 years old.

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I have a BA in Philosophy but my main interest is Music. I play the piano andI have also learned a little to play the Guitar, Violin, Drum Set and the Djembe.   The Music I love the most is … more
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