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Some great choices/suggestions, quite a few I’d not heard of so plenty to check out!

Here’s something that would definitely fall under the ‘overlooked and under the radar’ banner. Sadly they were only around for a short while in the early 90s, but I was fortunate to see them a number of times at the now defunct acoustic room in the Mean Fiddler in Harlesden.

Never heard two voices sound so unique together. Wonderfully ‘odd’ vocal harmonies and both members were excellent acoustic players, along with some very strange tunings!

Pooka and a track called Dream from their self-titled debut album.

 

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1 hour ago, kusee pee said:

I've loved that video for a while.  Just brilliant.

And she can do it whilst playing the harp..

 

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I remembered another one: Gillian Welch - country singer, she has a really nice voice and writes some great tunes.

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I've also been listening a lot to Joan as Policewoman. She's released some really interesting material, great singer and multi instrumentalist

 

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Well Joni, Joan and Tracy got sorted in the first few posts... also Janice!

Laura Nyro someone mentioned, perhaps obscure but yes, wonderful singer.

Lots of great folk singers Sandy Denny, unassailable. Also Maddy Prior, Jaqui Mcshee.

Donna Summer.

Shirley Bassey.

Floor Janssen (is that right?) is impressive too.

Sonja Kristina.

Lana Del Ray can be good even if she overdoes the breathy bit.

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18 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Lots of great folk singers Sandy Denny, unassailable. Also Maddy Prior, Jaqui Mcshee.

Got to add June Tabor to that list.

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All my favs already mentioned; Joni, Kate, Skin and a few others but I've not seen Sam Brown mentioned yet. Her version of STOP is fab.  Also John Bonham's sister Deborah Bonham is a great, bluesy vocalist and worth checking out.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dan Dare said:

June Tabor

She's lives a couple of hundred metres from me - not my type of singing but she's lovely!

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2 hours ago, Dan Dare said:

Got to add June Tabor to that list.

A list that would be incomplete without Shirley Collins. Who, incidentally,  released a new album yesterday at the age of 85. 

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On 24/07/2020 at 14:46, Old Man Riva said:

Some great choices/suggestions, quite a few I’d not heard of so plenty to check out!

Here’s something that would definitely fall under the ‘overlooked and under the radar’ banner. Sadly they were only around for a short while in the early 90s, but I was fortunate to see them a number of times at the now defunct acoustic room in the Mean Fiddler in Harlesden.

Never heard two voices sound so unique together. Wonderfully ‘odd’ vocal harmonies and both members were excellent acoustic players, along with some very strange tunings!

Pooka and a track called Dream from their self-titled debut album.

 

Loved that. Thanks for posting. 
 

EDIT: have just been checking out more Pooka and Natasha Lea Jones. Fantastic!

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Susan Tedeschi. She has a great voice...whoever the bass player is

Patricia Lynn from The Wind and The Wave. A personal favourite. Really like her tone and phrasing...she also swears really well on songs. :D 

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Minnie Riperton, Laura Branigan, Dana Dawson.

Alice with Mick Karn

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17 hours ago, 4000 said:

Loved that. Thanks for posting. 
 

EDIT: have just been checking out more Pooka and Natasha Lea Jones. Fantastic!

Glad you liked it!

Their debut album is one of my favourite albums, and it’s a real shame they didn’t get the recognition they deserved.

Here’s a different side to them, guesting on an Ultramarine track from 1995...

 

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1 hour ago, odysseus said:

Can't go wrong with Floor Jansen.

She can turn her hand to anything:

 

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13 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

She can turn her hand to anything:

 

AH Beste Zangers!  One of the best TV shows ever.  Plenty to see on YouTube.

 

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On 23/07/2020 at 19:36, sykilz said:

Ann Wilson of Heart 

 

My oldest boy is in the process of transcribing some 'Heart' Tunes for a project. He said to me "Blimey. dad - She's a terrific Rock singer..!!".

I can't argue with him, yes she is...:D

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My faves, by far...

 

Kate Bush

Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention & solo)

Karen Carpenter (Carpenters)

Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation)

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