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Article: Favorite Female Vocalists

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OK I guess we're not allowed to talk about Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald but I suggest we should use these great singers as references for more recent ones.

I certainly agree with the choices made in the article.

I'd add Veronica Swift who can certainly stand comparison with the above icons.

I do have a problem with many recordings of current singers - they have been compressed, presumably to sound louder and compete in the pop music market.


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I did not include Ella or Sarah because I think everyone knows about them. In the future I could do an article on my favorite recording by them as well.

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Joe -

 

I really enjoyed the lineup as always. 

 

A few other contemporaries that I have enjoyed: Gretchen Parlato's Live in NYC; Diana Panton's If the Moon Turns Green; Sophie Milman's self titled Sophie Milman album.  All 3 are available on Tidal and each has helped me form a baseline for my system.  Cheers

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Thanks for the list and notes.

 

I never make a change to my audio system without playing Jackie Allen's "Love is Blue" CD. 

Lizz Wright is awesome.

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Joe,

 

Thanks for the info on these female vocalists.   Great stuff!

Must put some time aside to explore their work.  

 

Regards

 

 

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