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
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.
Nina Simone's rendition of "Don't let me be misunderstood" is a favorite of mine.
Gotta 2nd Annie Haslam of Renaissance and Jennifer Warnes.
I'll add Judy Collins who had (has?) an amazing voice over a long career.

For those of you who liked Karen Carpenter, check out Shane Ericks on youtube.  She has a number of covers of carpenters songs e.g. superstar and I think at least one original.  If you don't already believe in reincarnation ;-)
A fantastic singer, i believe, unmentioned here was 
Keely Smith, one of the best natural singers ever.