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. 


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.

Joan Baez -Ring Them Bells (Live)

Joni Mitchell - no faves

Janis Ian - Breaking Silence

Shawn Colvin - no faves

Mary Chapin Carpenter - no faves (sort of country)