Lush Female Vocals

Ethos

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I'm a sucker for a lush female vocal. Nothing gets that 'hairs on the back of neck standing up' kind of feeling the way a good female vocal does. I'm finding myself enjoying more modern music these days... Three of my current favorites:
- MJ Cole and Freya Ridings - Waking Up
- Sarah McLachlan and Delirium - Silence
- London Grammar - Non Believer (and also Lord It's a Feeling - Orchestral Version)

Anyone else enjoy a good femal vocal? What're your favorites?
 

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I like Hannah Reid of London Grammar, Freya Ridings is not bad either.

Favourites:

Currency of Man - Melody Gardot

Motherland - Natalie Merchant

Black Orchid - Malia

Colfax - The Delines (Amy Boone)

Central Reservation - Beth Orton

Dark Black - Kristina Train

No Deal - Melanie De Biasio

Not Your Muse - Celeste

Black Acid Soul - Lady Blackbird
 
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Mary Coughlan track "I want to be seduced"
Anything by The Delines
Holly Cole Temptation
 
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I like Hannah Reid of London Grammar, Freya Ridings is not bad either.
Currency of Man - Melody Gardot
Motherland - Natalie Merchant
Black Orchid - Malia
Colfax - The Delines (Amy Boone)
Central Reservation - Beth Orton
Dark Black - Kristina Train
No Deal - Melanie De Biasio
Not Your Muse - Celeste
Black Acid Soul - Lady Blackbird

Mostly unfamiliar to me. I really liked these....

Black Orchid - Malia
Colfax - The Delines (Amy Boone)
Not Your Muse - Celeste

A couple more singers I really like - Inara George (Daughter of Lowell George) half of "The Bird and the Bee", and Kandace Springs




 

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I like a lot of bands with female vocalists, but I'm not at all into the typical breathy audiophile ladies.

But in answer to to the question, the 3 channel vocals on Poppies by Patti Smith Group never fails. Great track.
 
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Lisa Gerrard.
An obscure one I’ve recently got into in a big way.
“She has a dramatic contralto voice and has a vocal range of three octaves.”
Here is an example, where she comes in at 1:00.

This is from her latest album which is getting played a lot in my house.
 
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Lisa Gerrard is a new name to me - impressive musical history. Checked out a few of her tracks.

I had to look up idioglossia - that's new word for me!
 
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Lisa Gerrard is a new name to me - impressive musical history. Checked out a few of her tracks.

I had to look up idioglossia - that's new word for me!
Think ”Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Dead Can Dance” and you’re half way there.
 
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The 'lush' requirement rules out some favourites, so...

Melody Gardot
the Webb Sisters
Sabdy Denny (should go without saying)
Eva Cassidy
Ella Fitzgerald
 
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Ethos

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Wow - of this lot, I've only heard Lisa Gerrard and Alison Krauss (both of whom I love!). Lots of new music to explore...

Thanks and keep them coming!
 

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Ok my last response was a bit tongue in cheek but:-
Karen Carpenter
Mama Cass
Dusty Springfield
Christine McVie
Stevie Nicks
Kiki Dee
Annie Lennox
Rumer
Whitney Houston - not a massive fan but
 
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