Looking for good recordings of female vocals I have not yet tried...

Most of my listeing is female vocals and classic Jazz.  I have enjoyed current and older female singers.  I have most of Billie Holiday through current Diana Krall and Julia Fordham.  I enjoy good voices mainly acoustic.  It would be helpful if it is music I can sample online.  If the backing is mainly loud elctronic I would likely pass.  Thanks for your thoughts and experience. 


Give a listen (or more) to Susanne Sundfør's wonderful album Music for People in Trouble. Not only she's got a beautiful voice, the lyrics is also something else (plus, from an audiophile perspective, you'll enjoy all the ambient noises). It's been on my turntable regularly for years, and I can't get bored of its beauty.

Someone mentioned early Linda Ronstadt, but the three albums of standards she did with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra would definitely fit the bill.

Happy Listening,


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So many greats that I love already mentioned. Let me add Fiona Apple and her recent album Fetch The Bolt Cutters.


Also Mavis Staples.