Dismiss Notice
We are making some updates and reconfigurations to our server. Apologies for any downtime or slow forum loading now or within the next week or so. Thanks!

The greatest female vocalist of all time (pure vocal ability) ?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rufus rag, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. White Raven

    White Raven Active Member

    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  2. tubesandvinyl

    tubesandvinyl Forum Resident

    Ella

    Aretha


    Dusty, Karen, Sarah....
     
  3. 16hz lover

    16hz lover Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cornelius, NC
    227 subjective opinions, did I miss the declared winner?
     
  4. Combat Wombat

    Combat Wombat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    UK
    Dusty or Ella...
     
  5. Phil12

    Phil12 Radiant Radish

    Today it's 25 years ago that Ella Fitzgerald passed away.
    Sad to say: On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Ella Fitzgerald
    among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
     
  6. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley Forum Resident

    Location:
    North West England
    Fortunately, many of us have all the recordings we need. Those we haven't can be downloaded from YouTube as someone else will have them and have uploaded them. So the fire has a diminishing significance.
     
  7. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Elis really breaks this track down, especially at the end. Superb performance!

     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2021
    Crimson Witch likes this.
  8. Professor Batty

    Professor Batty Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anoka Mn
    Aretha would have mentioned Dinah Washington.
     
    Drumaniac - R likes this.
  9. Bern

    Bern JC4Me

    Location:
    Michigan
    My vote as well...alternate is Karen Carpenter.
     
    RSteven likes this.
  10. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
  11. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident

    Location:
    US
    Roberta Flack
    Fairuz
    Karen Carpenter
    Catherine Howe
    Sonja Kristina
    Jane Relf
    Sandy Denny
     
    RSteven likes this.
  12. Anthemer1

    Anthemer1 Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Aretha franklin is probably the best she has the range, soul, agility and musicality. Sarah vaughan exceptional singer, lots of control but not as much range as aretha. Ella fitzgerald has incredible technique, sings with attitude but smooth at the same time. I have to say Whitney houston is pretty fantastic I'm a sucker for a powerhouse, she has great tone and I like the fullness of her voice when she belts.
     
  13. spinyn

    spinyn Senior Member

    Location:
    New Orleans
    Sarah Vaughan

    Sandy Denny gets an honorable mention, as does Aretha.
     
  14. PDK

    PDK Ta-ta...

    Location:
    Central Florida
    Ronstadt.
     
  15. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley Forum Resident

    Location:
    North West England
    Much as I admire many jazz singers, Linda could sing anything, even opera.
     
    William Abely, RSteven and PDK like this.
  16. Celticray

    Celticray Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richardson, TX
    Its Ella or Aretha to me as they satisfy my soul.
    Its pretty sad that this is a music forum and no one yet has mentioned Teena Marie. How underated this multi talented singer is. She is the one with operatic chops and truth and beauty to her voice. Better than most mentioned
     
  17. Classic Car Guy

    Classic Car Guy "The greatest love of all is unconditional"

    Location:
    Northwest, USA
  18. Brettlowden

    Brettlowden Forum Resident

    Location:
    Rochester ny
    Patsy
     
    RSteven likes this.
  19. Maxdriver

    Maxdriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    USA
     
    PDK and RSteven like this.
  20. ironbutterfly

    ironbutterfly Listening to marky mark in mono

    Courtney Love
    yoko ono
    Wendy O Williams
     
  21. Jim Duckworth

    Jim Duckworth I can't lose with the stuff I use.

    Location:
    Memphis TN
    [​IMG]

    Bessie Smith.
     
  22. Crimson Witch

    Crimson Witch Pluto─Sept. 31st

    Location:
    North America
    Not a favourite singer but one whose vocal talent I admire is Austrian soprano opera singer Gundula Janowitz.
     

Share This Page

molar-endocrine