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Review: Purest female voice

GUEST,Karen Walker 25 Jul 06 - 05:10 PM
van lingle 25 Jul 06 - 04:46 PM
Cruiser 25 Jul 06 - 12:14 PM
Scoville 25 Jul 06 - 10:55 AM
skipy 25 Jul 06 - 08:35 AM
Scrump 25 Jul 06 - 04:28 AM
Midchuck 24 Jul 06 - 08:15 PM
Folkiedave 24 Jul 06 - 07:23 PM
Anne Lister 24 Jul 06 - 05:32 PM
Bernard 24 Jul 06 - 05:00 PM
Bloke in the Corner 24 Jul 06 - 04:52 PM
GUEST,Thomas 24 Jul 06 - 04:02 PM
Peter T. 13 Sep 03 - 03:03 PM
postman 13 Sep 03 - 02:27 PM
GUEST,Seaking 14 Aug 03 - 01:39 PM
mooman 14 Aug 03 - 12:43 PM
GUEST,Martha 14 Aug 03 - 12:42 PM
mooman 14 Aug 03 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,Strollin' Johnny 14 Aug 03 - 12:35 PM
mooman 14 Aug 03 - 08:46 AM
GUEST,Strollin' Johnny 14 Aug 03 - 08:26 AM
GUEST,Martha 14 Aug 03 - 07:56 AM
GUEST,eliza c 13 Aug 03 - 04:30 PM
GUEST,eliza c 13 Aug 03 - 04:23 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 13 Aug 03 - 03:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Karen Walker
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 05:10 PM

There's a singer called Ellie Skinner who I saw at the Oxford Festival this year and I recomend highly.

You can hear her: Ellie Skinner

I think she is at Towersey festival this year but I will check.

Karen


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: van lingle
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 04:46 PM

Mary Fahl, who sang with October Project has an awesome voice. Listen to her "Going Home" that was the theme song for the movie Gods and Generals.
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Danu is my favorite Irish singer. I don't know how "pure" her voice is though, she uses lots of ornaments to great effect.vl


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Cruiser
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 12:14 PM

Shelby Flint

She wrote and recorded "Angel on My Shoulder" that debuted on 2/06/61 and charted at #22.

Her recording of the traditional folk "The Riddle Song" ("I gave My Love a Cherry") on a Collectors' Choice Music CD demonstrates the purest female voice I have ever heard.


PS: Johnny Mathis borrowed the melody of "The Riddle Song" for his #9 hit "The Twelfth Of Never" in 1957.

Cruiser


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Scoville
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 10:55 AM

Anita Carter!!

Young Joan Baez, Judy Collins, or Joni Mitchell.

Not as "pure", but Kate Wolf is still my all-over favorite.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: skipy
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 08:35 AM

Gilly Derby (back in her Waterfall days)
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Scrump
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 04:28 AM

IMO Chris While has the finest voice of any female singer. Not that I think this thread has any real merit - just thought I'd put in a word for her as no-one else seems to have mentioned her.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Midchuck
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:15 PM

Call me a Vermont chauvinist, if you will.

Cindy Mangsen.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Folkiedave
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 07:23 PM

Cannot imagine why there is an argument. Americans may disagree but........

Jeannie Robertson. Lal Waterson.

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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Anne Lister
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:32 PM

Judy Collins, Grace Griffith, Lisa Moscatiello, Annie Power ...oh, there are so many!

Anne


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Bernard
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:00 PM

You haven't heard Jen Hadfield yet... we'll be doing some commercial recording soon, so watch this space!!


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Bloke in the Corner
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 04:52 PM

Wow! what a long time. I suppose Karen Black is in there somewhere - the purest voice on the planet, but not the best. Maybe Emmy-Lou...maybe


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Thomas
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 04:02 PM

Sandy Denny


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Peter T.
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 03:03 PM

Purity of voice is not everything one is looking for -- I revere Ella Fitzgerald, but when you are down and out, only Billie Holiday can do it, and she had nothing like a pure voice.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: postman
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 02:27 PM

Alison Krauss and Sissel are a head above the rest for me as far as a "pure voice" is concerned. Alison is also a great fiddler. Kate Wolf is one of my favorites - and as an overall singer and composer, she's in class by herself.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 01:39 PM

Karine Polwart of Malinky...beautiful, crisp, clear voice. really surprised she's not had a mention so far.

CK


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: mooman
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 12:43 PM

My favourites actually Johnny!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Martha
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 12:42 PM

Dear Strollin' Johnny,

The name Sinead Stone may well be obscure to you and indeed others, as are many of the suggestions in this thread, of that I've no doubt, however to a huge number of people here in Ireland the name is not so obscure.

Having heard her album played time and time again by many of the big names on Irish radio over the past year or so, having seen a television documentary on the making of her album, and with Late Late show appearences among others, no I don't think she's all that obscure.

I simply put her name forward as I believe her to be a wonderful singer as do others in this thread before me. Can't see why you should get so up-tight. If you don't like the thread, simply go to another.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: mooman
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 12:41 PM

(;>)


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 12:35 PM

Thanks, Mooman, for proving my point! (Or was it just a leg-pull? Can't tell as I've never heard of any of them!)
Pax Vobiscum.
Johnny


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: mooman
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 08:46 AM

So many great singers and impossible to pick a particular one out....

In from left of field as usual with a few more suggestions not yet mentioned...!

Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola (Inishere)

Sevara Nazarkhan (Uzbekistan)

Perla Batalla (USA/Mexico)

Peace,

moo


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 08:26 AM

Wot a waste of time these kind of threads are! There's no such thing as 'best' or 'purest' or any other kind of 'est'. Just provokes people to try to be smart-arses and outdo everyone else by dropping increasingly obscure names into the ring.

'Who's your favourite this-or-that, and why?' would produce a much more meaningful response.

Johnny


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Martha
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 07:56 AM

Dear John from Hull,

I like your posting of Aug 9. Yes Cara Dillon is very good but a little too sweet and light-weight. Have you heard of Dublin's Sinead Stone, now in my humble opinon she has a truly superb voice and can really deliver a lyric.

When you think of some of the successful singers around, it's amazing she is not signed to a major label.

Her album is really worth getting - "Legacy Of A Quiet Man". Her website is www.stoneandfarrelly.com

PS. Along with musican Gerard Farrelly, Probably the best version one will here of "The Isle Of Innisfree" and there's another beautiful song called "Annaghdown".

Slan.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,eliza c
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 04:30 PM

Oops. What I meant to say was Julie Murphy, and Billie Holliday. And Linda Ronstadt, she had a great voice. And me Ma, obviously. Almeida Riddle! And Elizabeth Cotten. And Mahalia Jackson. And Beth Gibbons and Tracy Thorn from Everything But the Girl.
I always loved Sheila Stewart's voice, she has amazing gravity and gravitas. Can't think of anyone else. Or can, but too many.
cheers,
e c

(ps thanks john...;) )


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,eliza c
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 04:23 PM


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 03:11 PM

Mike Harding just managed to go for a full 30 seconds without mentioning Cara Dillon!


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Little Robyn
Date: 10 Aug 03 - 02:48 AM

For uncompromising purity - Shirley Collins.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Ely
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 09:56 PM

Another vote for Kate Wolf, but I also suggest Anita Carter.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,pdq
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 03:30 PM

Kate Wolf, although she seems to be a Northern California only phenomenon. Also one of the best song writers ever.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 02:51 PM

Merritt you mention Jo Stafford- Add on Cinderella G Crump and Darlene
Edwards Jo Stafford used these names to record with Red Ingle and with her husband The bandleader Paul Weston.An incredible variety of musical styles !


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Trevor
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 10:19 AM

Anybody heard Marta Sebestyen? Now there's a voice. Have a listen to Boheme, by Deep Forest. Or the soundtrack to The English Patient.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Himself
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 09:30 AM

Has any-one mentioned Nancy Kerr......spine tingling !!


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 05:59 AM

Coupla more Australian ones -
Jeannie Lewis, & Mara (Kiek)


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 01:39 AM

Eliza Carthy.
PS, I'm fed up of heering about Mike Harding going on about Cara Dillon every week, she is good, but so are plenty of other people.and she isent as good as eliza anyway.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,jennet
Date: 13 Dec 02 - 03:17 PM

the incomparable anne briggs of course *sigh*, the holy trinity of sandy, maddy, and june, karan casey, whose voice is like a strong oak covered in white feathers, and, because she beat me to it, kate rusby. would that my albums had such reviews! i'm listening to sandy sing "bruton town" right now. definitely more emotional range than maddy and tim hart's version.
honorable mentions go to christine primrose and linda thompson.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 02 - 01:36 PM

Yeah, Alice, that's right, I think. She recently appeared on that PBS Irish (Celtic?) Christmas special with Maura O'Connor and Frank McCort and others.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: pattyClink
Date: 13 Dec 02 - 10:28 AM

Jan Smith, in Smithfield Fair.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Alice
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 10:15 PM

Do you mean Máire Brennan?


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Genie
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 10:08 PM

Nah, M'Grath, Ethel Merman is not Enya's sister!

What IS her name, anyway?


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 07:59 PM

for 1960's folk------Catherine McKinnon(The Voice of an Angel) Singalong Jubilee. Only available in Canada.(a pity)
Her and Anne Murray both got their start on this show.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 06:31 PM

Vince Gill

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: M'Grath of Altcar
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 04:48 PM

Ethel Merman!!


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Genie
Date: 11 Dec 02 - 09:43 PM

What's her name? Enya's sister.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Raptor
Date: 11 Dec 02 - 02:05 PM

Dixie chicks, And that girl from Till Tuesday Forget her name

Raptor


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,BOROMIR
Date: 11 Dec 02 - 01:26 PM

LINDA RONSTADT


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: alinact
Date: 11 Dec 02 - 12:31 PM

I like to get some aussie names into these sort of threads, and as far as "purity" and "clarity" of a voice is concerned, Cathie O'Sullivan is right up there amongst the best.

Allan


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Michael
Date: 11 Dec 02 - 12:09 PM

Having read some of the recent postings, I went to the Sinead Stone website, I asked my sister back home in the old sod, if she had heard of her album. She saw her sing a track from it on The Late Late Show a few months ago and has heard it a few times on radio.

Anyway, she sent me over a copy and basically I love it, it's a very beautifully recorded album with a great version of that classic song "The Isle Of Innisfree". The songwriters son is on piano and did the arrangments.

But for this great site which I look in on now and again, I would not have come across the CD or indeed others in the past.

Michael


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 04:50 PM

I admit to being subjective but will submit the following anyway - Margaret Nelson, Molly Andrews, and Emma Smith. Also like Eva Cassidy, Maura O'Connell, and Linda Ronstadt.


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Merritt
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 04:22 PM

Well, whatever "pure" means, and whatever genre we're talking about:

~ Jo Stafford - WW II-era; my Dad had a 78 RPM record with her doing "I'lll String Along With You"
~ Anita O'Day -
~ Inevitably Emmy Lou
~ Iris Dement - did anyone hear her do "That's The Way Love Goes" (Lefty Frizell tune) on Prairie Home Companion recently with Garrison Keillor mooing along in the background?
~ Lucinda Williams - Little Darlin' Pal O' Mine, Can't Let Go, Jackson

- Merritt


"It's all one big note." - Frank Zappa


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 04:04 PM

If you ever get a chance listen to Rena Haus. She puts on a great show and has a beautiful voice. I met her 2 years ago, she did a gig up at a little tavern by my place and stayed at my home that night. We have been friends since then.
Peace, Rustic


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Subject: RE: Review: Purest female voice
From: Amos
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 03:06 PM

Well you guys need to hear Hesperis, and Morticia, and Peg, andf Alice. They are all purely beautiful. I got to hear them while asssembling the infamous M__C__S__CD_.   


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