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The most beautiful female voice of all time

 
 
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 6 Nov, 2006 11:17 pm
There's a lot of beauty listed here, from the earthy to the ethereal.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 01:34 am
Ticomaya wrote:
Agreeing with the comments on Roberta Flack and Joan Baez.

I also love Loreena McKennitt.



I heard someone in a record shop talking about her....and it interested me.


But...can you tell me what sort of stuff she sings?
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 01:51 am
dlowan wrote:
Ticomaya wrote:
Agreeing with the comments on Roberta Flack and Joan Baez.

I also love Loreena McKennitt.



I heard someone in a record shop talking about her....and it interested me.


But...can you tell me what sort of stuff she sings?


I, for once, agree with Tico here.

Not only about Flack and Baez (great link, Gus!) but also about Loreena McKennith.

She sings Celtic music that goes straight to the heart...
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 10:29 am
dlowan wrote:
Ticomaya wrote:
Agreeing with the comments on Roberta Flack and Joan Baez.

I also love Loreena McKennitt.



I heard someone in a record shop talking about her....and it interested me.


But...can you tell me what sort of stuff she sings?


Celtic music.

Click on the link.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 10:55 am
Maria Callas. Sarah Brightman. Emmy Rossum. Ella Fitzgerald. Sarah McLachlan. There are a bunch.

I hate Mariah Carey and the like, who as Dag said, scream half the time.
Just because you can sing a high E doesn't mean you should.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 02:51 pm
Ticomaya wrote:
dlowan wrote:
Ticomaya wrote:
Agreeing with the comments on Roberta Flack and Joan Baez.

I also love Loreena McKennitt.



I heard someone in a record shop talking about her....and it interested me.


But...can you tell me what sort of stuff she sings?


Celtic music.

Click on the link.



Don't work for me...I have java off or I need a new flash player or some damn thing.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 02:55 pm
i get the same message in Internet Explorer. Dunno why. It works in Mozilla though.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 03:16 pm
I understand the lack of interest in Mariah Carey. However, on one song ("Can't Let Go") I was truly impressed with her performance.

Sometimes the quality of the singer's performance is related to a particular song.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 03:21 pm
dlowan wrote:
Ticomaya wrote:
dlowan wrote:
Ticomaya wrote:
Agreeing with the comments on Roberta Flack and Joan Baez.

I also love Loreena McKennitt.



I heard someone in a record shop talking about her....and it interested me.


But...can you tell me what sort of stuff she sings?


Celtic music.

Click on the link.



Don't work for me...I have java off or I need a new flash player or some damn thing.


Let's try a link to google video ... Loreena McKennitt.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 03:59 pm
Ticomaya wrote:
dlowan wrote:
Ticomaya wrote:
Agreeing with the comments on Roberta Flack and Joan Baez.

I also love Loreena McKennitt.



I heard someone in a record shop talking about her....and it interested me.


But...can you tell me what sort of stuff she sings?


Celtic music.

Click on the link.

vera nice, anyone familiar with Lisa Gerrard?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 04:47 pm
hingehead wrote:
Holly Cole
Tori Amos
Susana Baca
Lisa Gerrard
Emiliana Torrini
Sainkho Namtchylak
Margo Timmins



She made my list Dys.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 04:50 pm
hingehead wrote:
hingehead wrote:
Holly Cole
Tori Amos
Susana Baca
Lisa Gerrard
Emiliana Torrini
Sainkho Namtchylak
Margo Timmins



She made my list Dys.

groovy, I missed it, and YEAH Margo Timmins.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 05:08 pm
More to add to my list:

Ronnie Gilbert
Mary Travers
Holly Near
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 05:31 pm
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 06:17 pm
Re: My list
Ragman wrote:


Thanks for sharing your thoughts Ragman, but I have to ask for some clarification on the above bit (because I'm musically anal, ask anyone).

There was no title song on Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon'. One track 'Brain Damage' does have the last line 'I'll see you on the dark side of the moon' but that track has no appreciable female vocals.

I suspect you mean 'Great Gig In The Sky', but I was under the impression that the vocalist was Clare Torry and a quick check of wikipedia confirms my memory - she was only last year awarded a song writing credit for her contribution to that song.

Do you have any idea which track Doris Troy features on?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 07:19 pm
no problem...hinge. I will put it on my CD player now. Both Clare Torry and Doris Troy appeared on this album.

This is excerpted from Wikipedia:

Doris Troy: Pink Floyd (famously singing on their seminal album Dark Side of the Moon)

Reasearching now ...more in a minute...

Maybe it could be that she was on 'Us and Them'

The piece I'm thinking of had soaring female scat-singing...that crescondoed as though in a sexual climax.

"...wed by Clare Torry's amazing vocal on "The Great Gig in the Sky." I've heard it sung by many other performers in concert, but none has been able to equal Torry's flawless delivery and passion on the recording. No other music touches you like that of Pink Floyd, post DSTM. The group uniquely knows how to create music that touches a very deep, primal place in a person, grabs hold and doesn't let go."

ok..now where's my CD...?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 07:53 pm
Yep the soaring scat vocal bit is Great Gig In The Sky - which is Clare Torry, not Doris Troy.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 08:00 pm
hingehead wrote:
Yep the soaring scat vocal bit is Great Gig In The Sky - which is Clare Torry, not Doris Troy.


I agree now, based on what I researched with your help. Straightened out a misconception of 33 years. LOL. I also learned the name of that song too!
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 08:00 pm
dyslexia wrote:
vera nice, anyone familiar with Lisa Gerrard?


I didn't recognize her by name, but I am very familiar with Dead Can Dance.

She's fantastic.
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stuh505
 
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Reply Tue 7 Nov, 2006 08:43 pm
Funny you should mention Lisa Gerrard. I thought of mentioning her a while ago but I didn't because, although her work is beautiful and fantastically composed, it's not all about the singing as it is about the feel of the music as a whole (nothing wrong with that).

Denez Prigent sings a single song for Hans Zimmer with Lisa Gerrard, Gortoz A Ran J'Attends, which I have always found hauntingly beautiful...singing wise, better than any of Lisa's solo stuff.

If we're mentioning Lisa Gerrard, we should definitely also be mentioning Enya and Dead Can Dance.

So far I still don't consider anybody mentioned so far to be on par with Sarah Brightman...but I just realized I am forgetting someone who, in my opinion, is a very good second...and that is Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins.
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