Favorite Female vocals that give you goose bumps

My current favorites are Eva Cassidy's "The water is wide" and "Autumn Leaves", Kiki Dee's "Take my breath away" and Ella Fitzgerald's "Angel eyes" and "Lush life".
Karen Carpenter, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, whoever that is on Santana Super Natural album, the gals from the B 52's, and all the fine backround singers in fine print. Does Boy George count ?
Kate Voegele, (my top pick for 2008 new artist)
Stevie Nicks
Karla Bonoff
Linda Ronstadt
Cassidy from Antigone Rising (excellent band)
Linda Ronstadt with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra--"What's New"
A couple of up and comers:

Ane Brun
Mindy Smith
Mary Stallings, "Live, From the Village Vangaurd". Etta James

Billie Holiday
P.J. Harvey. The earlier albums. What an unusual voice.
Maria Callas. Fantastic emotion.
Sinead Oconnor. Silky heavenly sheen
Emma Kirby. Wonderful all around
Another newcomer: Melody Gardot

Check out her rather amazing back-story via Google.
Rickie Lee Jones
Sarah McLachlan
Ambrosia Parsley from Shivaree
Margot Timmins from Cowboy Junkies
Kate Bush
Holly Cole

Aw man, no question about it.
Alison Krauss singing Empty Hearts and anything by
Cilette Swann of the group Gypsy Soul.
Tierney Sutton - Only the Lonely

Oleta Adams - You've Got to Give Me Room

Patti Smith - Because the Night
Nina Simone
Nina Simone, excellent call.
I second Alison Krauss.

She's even better in person.
Loreena Mckennitt
I heard a cut from Barb Jungr off a Linn Records recording at CES a few days ago that would qualify. Hats off to Duke at Audio Kinesis as it was his speakers bringing her voice to life - they were a standout for me at THE Show...way to go Duke! There's a version of "Angel Eyes" on the compilation album, "Duets" (Rob Wasserman) by Cheryl Bentyne that is astounding in this respect. That's a great compilation BTW. There's way too many to list, many good ones listed here. Those two come to mind right away.
Every female singer does when I listen to them.

Noosha Fox (70's singer, no finer version of 'love letters')
Julianne Regan (All About Eve)
Celine Dion
Linda Perry,
Mariah Carey
Christina Aguilera
Clare Tori?
Bonnie Tyler
Alison Moyet
Marianne Faithful
Tori Amos
Britney Spears (no laughing)
Ute Lemper
Kathleen Battle
All of the Medaeival Baebes
Charlotte Church
Sarah Brightman
Cecilia Bartolli
Dolores from the Cranberries......noooooooooooooooooooo
Jimmy Somerville (well anyone that can sing that high,lol)

thats all I can think of at oh so early 10.30 in the morning....
lots more.
Ronstadt, Ronstadt, Ronstadt, Heidi Joy, Diana Reeves
To get off the jazz/pop tangent, the voice of Montserrat Figueras does it for me on any of Savall's recordings of her. In a very odd way Joanna Newsome's high-pitched little girl vocals on her early album, Milk-eyed Mender, is also a standout, though is not for everyone (some may run screaming from the room).
Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust - a great demo recording, never fails to give goosebumps.
Fergielicious has a delicious voice too. She is impressive live. She gives me goose humps.
Hello, Try Eve Libertine (Crass) and Dagmar Krause (Art Bears). And of course there is always Janis Joplin.

And it is great to see young girls like Stefanie Heinzmann with so much soul & funk
Classical Department:

Renata Tebaldi.
Kiri Te Kanawa.
Kathleen Ferrier.

Popular Department:

Judy Collins (singing her original release of "Both Sides Now" but not her unfortunate later re-releases).

The Don't Laugh Department:

Connie Francis (a great voice and talent generally wasted on fluff).
Debbie Reynolds (singing "Tammy" -- a mediocre voice at best, but benefitting from a great song obviously conducted by someone with classical sensibilities).

-- Al
Natalie Merchant - Wonder, Caravan, Don't Talk, These Are Days
Aimee Mann - Voices Carry
Deborah Harry - Heart of Glass
Alanis Morissette - Unsent, You Oughta Know
Norah Jones - One Flight Down
Lena Horne - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Holly Cole, Roberta Gamberini, Tierney Sutton
another vote for Loreena McKennitt
anything from lucinda williams or emmylou harris
not mentioned above - Jane Relf of the original Rennaisance, and later Illusion.

Of the above I relly like - Eva Cassidy, Karla Bonoff,Allison Kraus, Margot Timmins. I'm sure I'm missing one or 2.
Try Alison Krauss' "Ghost in this house" The sweetness of her voice is phenomenal
Roberta Gambarini...and her voice ain't bad either!
Crazy On You-HEART! Need I say more?
Amy winehouse
Diana Krall
Andrea Corr

Don't give me goosebumps, but have great respect for,

Sheena Easton
Norah Jones
Stevie Nicks
Wilson sisters
Kiki dee with Elton, just to name a few.
Always thought Ernestine Anderson was amazing on a good system. Her "best of CD" w/several live recordings is very, very good.
other than the usual suspects....julie driscoll, tanita tikaram, cathie chamberlain, linda hoyle, and gayle mccormick(don't miss them in this lifetime for the real deal).
Jane Siberry, Cassandra Wilson, Shelby Lynne, Monica Zetterlund, Sarah Harmer,and, shamefully, Shania Twain. Ooh, and Regina Spector, Ofra Haza, Emmylou Harris, Brenda Lee and Astrud Gilberto.
In addition to many noted above:
Bettye Lavette
Anna Netrebko
Susana Baca
Sarah Vaughan
Montserrat Caballe
Ellen McIlwaine
Ella Fitzgerald
Susan Tedeschi
Irma Thomas
Shirley Horn
Betty Carter
and if Almarg can do it so can I...Doris Day could swing with the best of them.
and if Almarg can do it so can I...Doris Day could swing with the best of them.

LOL ... Actually I briefly toyed with the idea of putting "Secret Love" on my list. I decided not to, but I'll give it an honorable mention!

-- Al
I have to agree with Karen Carpenter. Hers was among the most beautiful voices ever IMO.

This might sound wierd but I saw a girl on Oprah named Charice (I think is her name) and she sung the big hits of both Whitney Houston and Celine Dion (I forget the names of the songs) and nailed them better than (IMO of course)either of them ever did, and she was 15 and about 4'9". She just tore it up so, fwiw it was a goosebump moment - or several moments, I actually recorded it and listened several times.
Karen Carpenter, excellent call. Huge Julie Andrews-esque range, perfect pitch and a little plantive quality as well.

Wouldn't have thought of that one, time to shop for used record.
M vote - Mary Black and Jennifer Warnes
And speaking of singers with movie connections, Marni Nixon, "The Ghostess With The Mostess."

-- Al
Too many listed that I agree with...let me just add Carol Kidd!
Angie Hart with Frente - "Open Up Your Heart And Let The Sun Shine In".

That chick from Abba - "The Winner Takes it All"

Billie Holiday in her prime. Ella Fitzgerald too.

Many cuts sung by Cosette' in "Les Miserable".

Yoko Ono's screeching usually gives me hives more so than goosebumps, but I like her stuff on "Double Fantasy"...no goosebumps though.

Also Leigh Nash (the chick from Sixpence None the Richer).

I'll even admit to the fact that Katheryn McPhee did it for me on several occasions during her stint on American Idol.

Annie Haslam of Renaissance fame used to do it for me though I've cooled to her somewhat in recent years.
I like Nancy Wilson.
Antony and the johnsons...Patti Smith...Palmyra Delran...Joan Sutherland...Grace Slick...Janis Joplin
I also like Linda Thompson
Patty Larkin and Joni Mitchell.
as embarrassing as this is, the first 45 i ever purchaed was 'everybody loves a lover' by doris day. even more embarra, the first album was the original cast album of 'south pacific'....thank god jan and dean came along. god knowa