BEST FEMALE VOCAL EVER


HELLO TO ALL...

I've started a BEST MALE VOCAL seperately - if you want to contribute to that, please go that discussion...

I personally think the BEST FEMALE is so much harder than the Best Male, and I already have so many names in mind that I thought I'd wait and see others suggestions.

SO PLEASE OFFER YOU HUMBLE OPINION - BUT PLEASE, offer only one.

THANKS to all who cotribute...
justvintagestuff
Oh, hell. For me it’s Ella Fitzgerald amongst all the others worthily mentioned here. It’s Ella singing anything. I have no favorite track, I can listen to her for hours on end. (Gotta love music servers and/or streaming.)


Big Joni fan, too - but more for her guitar than her voice. 
for me it comes down to the songs themselves.. and what moves me ..some may not be the most talented of vocalists or have the best range but can sometimes project a feeling into a song that others even though talented cannot seem to capture, I can't imagine anyone else singing " The First Time" with more emotion than Roberta Flack. etc, all of them to be applauded
Laura Fygi
Melody Gardot
Eva Cassidy
Nora Jones
Ella by a mile

but can we talk about how comically terrible Lyn Stanley is? My only thought is that she saw the success of the Florence Foster Jenkins movies and wanted in.