Betty Carter June Christy Rosemary Clooney Chris Connor Doris Day Blossom Dearie Ella Fitzgerald Judy Garland Eydie Gorme Billie Holiday Shirley Horn Lena Horne Eartha Kitt Peggy Lee Abby Lincoln Julie London Carmen McRae Ethel Merman Helen Merrill Anita O'Day Patti Page Dinah Shore Nina Simone Keely Smith Jeri Southern Jo Stafford Kay Starr Dakota Staton Barbra Streisand Sarah Vaughan Dinah Washington Margaret Whiting Nancy Wilson All the singers listed above have their own threads in this music forum. In that sense, they have been celebrated here. However, most of their individual threads seem dead; rarely does anybody show up to add anything to them. I am hoping that this new thread can be a place to talk about any and all of these singers with regularity. Should we give it a try? You can talk or ask about anything pertaining to them here, be it their albums and singles, their lives and deaths, favorite interpretations or even hated ones, etc., etc., etc. I limited the list to female singers from the golden era of this type of music (jazz & standards). However, if you want to mention celebrated jazz songstresses of more recent times, such as Cassandra Wilson, Diane Reeves, or Diana Kral, feel free to go ahead. Songbook & jazz singers who do not have their individual threads in this forum (for example, Lorez Alexandria, Mildred Bailey, Della Reese, Ethel Waters) are being jointly discussed in a separate thread: Obscure & Neglected Female Singers Of Jazz & Standards (1930s to 1960s) . But, if you feel like mentioning any of them here instead, no big deal.