I think name brand should be number one and doop-brands should be number six. Cher lol, What an amazing musician - being able to take her classical training and use her voice in a way to bring a new psychedelia to the music she was performing... so talented, Hands down, one of my most favorite songs to sing is White Rabbit! Barbra deserves to be in the top 3 female singers of ALL time, so the fact that she's 21 on this particular list is somewhat ridiculous. Her voice was "Crazy"...my Grandmother, who was my closest musical inspiration, sang that song, so Patsy is near and dear to my heart because every time I hear her it reminds me of my Grandma Sacco! Shirley Bassey is among the top 10 or 20 of all time. I miss her bluesy voice. Cass Elliot was a very bad, mean, rude, cruel, selfish, ugly, bratty, flint hearted, thieving, nasty 🤢, corrupt, arrogant, greedy, ruthless, no good, lying 🤥, scheming, wicked, pompous, sadistic, cold hearted, bad tempered, impolite, sinister, dishonest, villainous, deceitful, short tempered, unscrupulous, dishonorable, and disrespectful jerk all along. The range and V8 power of that voice was incredible. Amazing voice, so powerful, she did so much more than sing! She was also modest enough to laugh at some of the rubbish she recorded because it was popular then, but by the mid 60s, ironically as her popularity began to wane, her voice could and did tackle any material with embarrassing ease. She has the ability to fit in to any style of music and express a very convincing emotion. Any female lead singer or member of a group or duo is ineligible for inclusion, qualifying instead for the … The Sweetest tone of any singer, she set the standard. She always leaves me speechless, my dream lead singer. On top of that she was a real star, and she deserves so much more credit and recognition than she gets. It is Diana Ross who inspired in me the desire to move an audience, to make them feel something, to connect. We all know that cultural phenomena don't necessarily happen in neat little blocks of time that we like to refer to as "decades," but the years between 1960 and 1969 were surely packed to the rim with an uncanny amount of folk singer/songwriters doing their thing in … Simply the best! Connie has always had style, class, personality, talent, and beauty and is the image of elegance and femininity. She is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the USA, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. Dusty became widely popular in vast audiences off of a song that was originally intended for the soulful voice of Ms.Franklin. We could champion her musical eclecticity, her always classy demeanor and song choice, but really, it's that voice. I love You Don't Own Me. Better than anyone and in 12 languages! she's Welch! Her gift for melody is unmatched. But her delivery was always affective. She should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The petite, adorabble English blonde with the big eyes would go on to become the most commercially successful female artist in British recording history and have a string of 14 consecutive US Top 40 hits. Great lyrics, guitar work and a wonderfully clear, perfectly pitched voice. Sometimes I get to thinking about days gone by and I miss the old crowd but I can still listen to Lesley and think about the old friends I knew. See more ideas about my music, 70s music, music. A good friend told me about this song and I have never forgotten it and her beautiful voice. (-: Shirley had several #1's in the 60's and what's most important is that after 55 years in Show Business, her voice is still as powerful as ever. She should be #1; she should have received grammys and a lot of her later stuff is excellent: "Force Behind the Power", "Every Day's A New Day", "Red Hot Rhythm and Blues", "Take Me Higher" are excellent albums; she didn't get the promotion from RCA she should have; plus she got a bad rap from some of the black community for sounding too white? With the Mamas & the Papas, she helped to create some of the best vocal harmonies in all of pop/rock music. As an activist, storyteller, and singer-songwriter, Sorrels has touched countless other artists and music fans alike. Everything from "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn to Cry", "She's a Fool", "Maybe I Know", and "That's the Way Boy's Are", were some of the best songs that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Janis Joplin was somewhat of a poster child for female music artists in the groovy era. Long live the Queen! Elton John was quoted as saying she was one of the top three female singers to come out of the 1960's. What an amazing electrifying voice Cass had! This list may not reflect recent changes (). Christine. I'm a Dionne fan. You just simply need to hear her 60 s recording and no more guessing. She was considered 'difficlt' in the studiobecause she was a perfectionist and wanted the best from herself and to make the sounds on vinyl that she heard in her head. I love Patsy Cline! The American music listeners can be so shallow and stupid. If you enjoyed listening to this one, maybe you will like: 1. The most versatile voice. Her voice, music, and lyrics are eternally wonderful! Where are the balladeers today? Cilla may not have had the most technically perfect voice, but put her alongside someone who was I still find Cilla's renditions move me more. Amazing. She was fantastic! Loved Joni, loved listening to her music on big Klips-horn corner Speakers smoking pot hanging out with friends! Cannot understand why she hasn't been mentioned previously. She had an ability to take you on a journey and you believed her. Tina is "simply the best! " Also: United States: People: By occupation: Folk musicians by instrument / Singers by genre: Folk singers. Along with Bob Dylan and the folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary, Joan Baez was a cultural icon of the 1960’s peace and civil rights movements. Also: Greece: People: By occupation: Female musicians / Singers: Female singers. The adorable English blonde... Petula Clark. Joplin was hugely influential in the careers of many music artists, both male and female. Thank the heavenly Lord above for Aretha! I hope now she can see how much she was appreciated and loved. Connie Francis is the best female singer ever. She away has been my favorite female vocalist of the 60's. And - she's still doing it. Would be great to have her around still, or at least someone who sounds like her. She did it all from rock to romance to folk and country and from protest to sacred songs. Her latest CD, 'Get The Party Started' is a HIT, on the DANCE CLUB CIRCUIT. Probably one of the most prolific female singers of the ’60s, Joni Mitchell has been one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the past half-century. She had her difficult times in the 70's to 89, but had a great comeback with the Pet Shop Boys. 'Bruce Marso. A perfect cold princess with the voice of a passionate pauper. Aretha could - and still can - sing anything from blues, jazz, gospel, soul and straightforward pop, and make it sound better than anyone else could. She is really one the best recording female artist of the 60s and also in the 70s love her music, Unique phrasing, crystal clear voice, amazing diction and breath control. Gone way to soon, you said best when sang "There are so many songs in me that won't be sung..."RIP Dusty and thank you for your incredible contribution(s) to the music world and for the beautiful memories of my youth with the most important person in my love...my grandmother. Just an amazing voice, had she lived a lot of other female singers would not have got into the charts. I am a proud old hippie! Folk singers from Northern Ireland‎ (15 P) C Cornish folk singers‎ (3 P) E About 60 charted hits and five grammys! Lived in the same house she did on the North shore of oahu Hawaii in the 70's wonderful to hear her practice for her show! She could sing everything from rock and roll to the teariest ballad. It was a heyday for musical genres ranging from pop and folk to rock and roll and rhythm and blues, with outstanding female singers in every category. Diamonds and Rust ("Where are you calling from? Her interpretation in the music had set a standard. A petite lady with a powerful yet sweet and tremenously melodic voice, she has the gift to bring great emotion to her songs. Cousin Whitney learned from her but has not had her staying power due to a poor marriage choice and too many addictions. You could feel her passion in whatever she sang and always get her audience involved. Women Folk Singers Throughout history, there have been many women folk singers who have made significant contribution to the field. She can still belt out a good tune today! For me the most emotional performer. Lesley was my favorite in the 60's - there was nobody like her. You are loved, Connie! List of 100 Greatest Folk Music singers, songwriters, and recording artists plus 8 influential non-performers as compiled by digitaldreamdoor.com she was natural not a phony like todays female "singers" which rely on discusting methods to get attention - janis was a real down to earth talent and what a tragedy to have her die so young! That VOICE. 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