As usual this list is NOT in any particular order. This is driving me crazy. I've tried 5 or 6 times now to add some text next to Cilla Black and Teresa Teng but it never publishes. Maybe it will up here. Cilla Black was introduce to The Beatles' manager by John Lennon. She had a career longer than any of his clients save the Beatles themselve. Her biggest hit was "You're My World". Teresa Teng Chu-Li was a very popular singer of Chinese folk songs and romantic ballads. She died in 1995 at the age of 42 after suffering a severe asthma attack. My favorite was a cover she did of Cilla Black's "You're My World". I love foreign language covers.
Big Mama was THE Rhythm and Blues singer as far as I'm concerned. If you ever want to know just how white Elvis was just listen to Mama sing "Hound Dog" the way it was meant to be sung. She also probably given Joplin a few pointers when it came to singing "Ball And Chain". The woman was a national treasure.