Female vocals that shine...

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    Ya mon, now we go down to the little latitudes for the Queen of Trinidad, the queen of Calypso. Calypso Rose!
    Grab yer rum and coconuts
     
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    I have posted about Rose Cousins and the album Natural Conclusions before. Not sure how accessible this album is in the U.S. or overseas (she's Canadian and it's available here on Tidal), but if you appreciate folk/jazz (with a hint of twang) and soaring female vocals, listen to this album.

    Not to mention the recording is KICK ASS and will show what your system is capable of (or not). I have listened to this album more than any other this year.

    Right now, this track is sending shivers down my spine and make me shake my head and how incredible it sounds on my mostly Schiit system (and Dynaudio Special 40 speakers):



    Wait till around the 2:00 mark. Enjoy!
     
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    Other girl singers of the '50s had bigger/louder instruments than Helen Merrill, but few ever owned a song as she did this one. Arranged/conducted by Quincy Jones w/the immortal Clifford Brown on trumpet (he played on several of Helen's early recordings). The hurt & longing in her voice are haunting...

     
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    Chelsea's voice carries such weight and flows effortlessly. Often I leave this on repeat.

     
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    This is a subject very near and dear to my heart. Listening to a women sing honestly is one of my favorite happy places. Thanks to this thread I have discovered a number of new artists to enjoy: Jadea Kelly, Ohbijou, Agnes Obel, Rachel Sermanni, and Mia Doi Todd have me very excited.

    Here are my contributions:

    Aldous Harding; a voice like a frozen dagger that stabs you in the back in the dark when you least expect it. She is just getting started with her first LP on 4AD. Expect more earth-shattering music from her.




    Meschiya Lake; she got her start singing on the streets in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Now she lives in Ireland and frequently works in Europe and Scandinavia. She is a force of nature live and very dedicated to her craft.






    Essie Jain; this is from her first album, and I find her singing unbelievably gorgeous.




    Doris Day, people. Doris Day. In her prime as a singer during her Columbia years, she was one of the greatest singers in American history. Her vibrato is perfect and her voice control rivaled that of Mr. Sinatra. And I believe fully that Björk's song "It's Oh So Quiet" is really a Doris Day song.

     
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    I love the classic swing-band singing of Helen Humes. Her tinkly, behind-the-beat style moves me. It doesn't hurt to have the Basie Band floating that tune behind her...

     
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    And speaking of Bjork's I'ts Oh So Quiet, here is the singer who recorded it in English. It is a cover of the German song "Und jetzt ist es still",[2][3] performed by Horst Winter in 1948, with music written by Austrian composer Hans Lang and German lyrics by Erich Meder.[4] The English lyrics were written by Bert Reisfeld.[2][3] A French title, Tout est tranquille, was performed in 1949 by Ginette Garcin and the Jacques Hélian Orchestra.

    I really prefer Bjork over this though.

     
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    I really owe you...never heard Bjork singing "It's Oh So Quiet." How did I miss this joyous video?

    Bjork has one of the most distinctive voices on earth. Whatever she records is "can't miss" music.

    18 years ago I worked with a bunch of terrific people half my age. One of them gave me a CD burn of DEBUT by Bjork (whom I'd never heard of...missed the whole Sugar Cubes thing). It was like a bomb going off in my auditory center. Have played that recording at least twice month every since.

    This is my favorite cut from DEBUT, "Big Time Sensuality." The way she sings the intro, employing odd intervals/beats before locking onto the rhythm...it slays me.

     
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    I really need to get around to listing my audiophile sealed vinyl version of Debut. It's doing me no good since I have no tt.
     
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    London Grammar.. Love her voice
     
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    BIM BAM! My mind is blown! I did not know that about this song. How delightful to learn something more about a song you find delightful.
     
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    My sister and I have always been a big fan of Christina since the 90s. She has one of the best vocal I know. Hope she will continue to release albums.



     
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    Please don't ban me for this. Corny as it is, it's beautifully done.

     
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    Britta Phillips from the Dean & Britta album Back Numbers.



    This is kind of cheating since it’s a duet but it’s nicely seasonal: Isobel Campbell on the Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan album Hawk

     
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    This prompted me to actually listen to some Celine Dion on Tidal. I don't think I have ever given her the time of day. I choose a greatest hits album from a few years old. I have skipped some of the songs but I actually like many of them. Did not realize how much her voice/style is Cher like. The live tracks reveal her to be more than just a studio talent...
     
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    She is actually a talented singer, I agree. Sappy pop music mostly, but there is some talent for sure....I'm sure you realize that the singer above isn't Celine, it's Julia Westlin.
     
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    Yup I realized. But Westin sounds awfully close to Celine. Will check her other videos later after work. She got potential.
     
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    As I'm applying dynamat to my HD6XX's, a couple of my test songs fit best in this thread.

    Linda Ronstadt from the amazing album What's New with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra:


    Then, from the Romeo+Juliet Soundtrack, it's Des'ree:
     
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