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Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2001 5:09 am
by chillywilly
Spliff had a good idea on his best blues male voice posting.
How about females, too? I mentioned a couple of women under Spliff's post, but have to amend that. My favorite is actually Katie Webster although I've only heard one song: "Pussy Cat Moan", but it is a killer! Ya gotta check that one out. Woman can flat out sing. It's on Alligator Records latest compilation CD.
-Chilly

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2001 9:49 am
by srvlives
Etta James doin' 'In The Basement" and what about Big Mama Thornton.

"I never practice, so I'm nothing like as good as I should be" BB King

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2001 10:49 am
by howlnwoof
Lavelle White , Ann Peebles , Rory Block , Etta James , and Alberta Adams ......are my faves today.........



I got a rich mans woman ...livin on a poor mans pay.........

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2001 11:32 pm
by allanlummox
Etta James, hands down & not breaking a sweat...especially "Rocks The House", a live album from 1963...
if ya said Janice, it's 'cause ya ain't heard Etta yet.

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2001 10:42 am
by howlnwoof
....Big Maybelle......Thornetta Davis........Sweet Betty Journey.......Maria Muldaur!!!!


I got a rich mans woman ...livin on a poor mans pay.........

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:32 pm
by howlnwoof
What about Lou Ann Barton ?
She had a couple of things years ago that the magazines and critics really liked .....and I just heard a cut off the latest Jimmie Vaughn cd that has Lou Ann doing vocals...WOW!!!



I got a rich mans woman ...livin on a poor mans pay.........

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2002 12:48 am
by socal_blues
I heard something by Maria Muldaur recently that sounded great. However that's her only song that I heard.

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2002 6:19 am
by bosco
[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Mar-02-02 AT 01:22 AM (CST)[/font][p]>Maria Muldar

Check out Maria on Gatemouth Brown's "Long way Home" LP. It was one of my favorite CD's until it got ripped off. I plan to replace it as soon as I can find a used copy. Shes on 3 cuts and they're great. Quite a strech from her "Midnight at the Oasis" days.

might as well mention E.C. SCOTT while I'm at it. A LOT of talent!

went down to the crossroads......

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2002 8:55 pm
by bosco
>shemeka copeland ain't bad for a
>youngster.I saw her
>put the mic down at the
>Rockland blues fest and belt
>
>one out "un-plugged!"Talk about some lungs!

Got to agree with that! I saw her at the National Folk Festival this past August and she did the same thing...must be a regular part of her show. Had NO problem hearing her, the crowd went nuts!

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 6:24 pm
by blues boss
Hard to beat ETTA......

I got a local Lady that makes it all work for me.....

Nicole Fournier (http://www.nicolefournier.com)....listen to a little of this Lady.....pretty fair guitar player also.......

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2002 11:21 am
by rwlyo
Present day - Rory Block or Susan Tedeschi
Days of Old - Bessie Smith

ardubya

"top of the world one minute, haunted by meagers the next"

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2002 7:51 am
by ernest
I don't know why, but i love the woman of the Memphis Sanctified Singers (the muppit voice). Also I like the woman who sings whit blind willie johnson.

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 1:52 pm
by bosco
>why hasn't anyone mentioned Koko Taylor?<

We were waitin' for you to jump in and do it!

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 2:28 pm
by blueswriter
[updated:LAST EDITED ON May-28-02 AT 10:30 AM (CST)]Good thread...

I'll jump in with Big Mama Thornton and Big Maybelle, who both kicked the bejeezus out of anything they did, and while Koko Taylor's no slouch, the sometimes overly-antiseptic production of Alligator's material leaves a lot to be desired. If they'd record her with the same reckless abandon they used when cutting Hound Dog Taylor, I'd think that would be the way to hear Koko.

Blueswriter

RE: Best female blues voice?

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 8:45 pm
by virginiaslide
Gotta go with Koko Taylor.

>Spliff had a good idea on his best blues male voice posting.
>How about females, too? I mentioned a couple of women under
>Spliff's post, but have to amend that. My favorite is
>actually Katie Webster although I've only heard one song:
>"Pussy Cat Moan", but it is a killer! Ya gotta check that
>one out. Woman can flat out sing. It's on Alligator
>Records latest compilation CD.
>-Chilly