Who are your divas?

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    Aug 06, 2009 1:16 AM GMT
    Got this idea from the "I dont get why Beyonce is so popular" thread

    Personally Im into heavier rock music so not really into the pop hip hop princess, in fact I totally abhor the likes of Xtina and Britney and never liked the likes of Barbara, Judy, Cher

    My divas are...


    Stevie Nicks
    Shirley Manson (Garbage)
    PJ Harvey
    Dolores O'Riordan (Cranberries)
    Madonna
    Annie Lennox
    Grace Slick
    Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

    Ive seen all but Karen O and they all put on a great concert. With the exception of Madonna, all of their voices are top notch and easily reproduce whats on the record. No worries of lip syncing. For me Id rather see a vocal performance with strong lyrics than a big flashy production. Madonna is the exception rather than the rule

    Curious to see other peoples divas

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    Aug 06, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    Oh hell yeah.. I dig Shirley Manson and Annie Lennox. And early Madonna.

    Bjork.. in small doses.
    Aimee Mann.. awesome singer/writer. both solo and when she was in Til Tuesday.
    Beth Orton.. I'm a casual fan, but still dig her music.
    Sinead O'Connor.. I like her early stuff, before she got weird.
    Courtney Love.. in small doses also
    Alison Moyet.. mainly when she was in Yaz.

    That's all I can think of for now.
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    Aug 06, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    The guy above me. But seriously, he almost gets the nod just for the awesome, awesome mention of the Wilson sisters.

    But really, for various reasons: Billie Holiday, Marie Fredrikkson, Madonna, Annie Lennox, and, um, can Mika count?
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    Aug 06, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    In no particular order:

    Sarah Vaughn
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Edith Piaf
    Connie Boswell
    Jo Stafford
    Maria Callas
    Anna Netrebko
    Susan Graham


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    Aug 06, 2009 7:37 PM GMT
    Forgot to add Pat Benatar.

    She's such a diva, that her song "Love Is A Battlefield" was featured on both The Simpsons and South Park. icon_lol.gif

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    Aug 06, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    Wilhelmina Slater
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    Aug 06, 2009 7:48 PM GMT
    Renee Fleming, Jessye Norman, Mirella Freni and Hildegard Behrens.

    Operatic sopranos - the real divas...
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    Aug 06, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    The One and Only


    Mariah!
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    Aug 06, 2009 8:22 PM GMT
    If by divas, we mean favorite female singers, here are some who come to mind:

    Merman
    Garland
    Judy Kaye
    Callas
    Christa Ludwig
    Barbara Cook
    Elaine Stritch (in the old days, I find her unbearable now)
    Birgit
    Elisabeth Welch
    Ella
    Lizzie Blackhead (Not really, but I like to mention her and call her that because she was such an enthusiastic Nazi)
    Nan Merriman
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    Aug 06, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    Dolly.
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    Aug 06, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    For true vocal quality thats clear and beautiful to listen too I would have to say in no particular order:

    Faith Hill
    Karen Carpenter
    Carne & Wendy Wilson
    Chyna Phillips
    Mariah Carey (in the early days)
    Jennifer Lopez
    Dolly Parton







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    Aug 06, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu
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    Aug 06, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    In no particular order:

    Ella Fitzgerald
    Dinah Washington
    Colette
    Nina Simone
    Sarah Vaughan
    Ultra Naté
    Samantha James
    Donna Summer
    Kirsty Hawkshaw
    Evi Goffin
    Annemie Coenen
    Vanessa van Hemert
    Janis Joplin
    Patti LaBelle
    Mary J. Blige
    Alicia Keys
    Justine Suissa
    Eve
    Monica
    Ayumi Hamasaki

    ...That's about it for now.
  • SFGeoNinja

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    Aug 06, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    Stevie Nicks, Lily Allen, Shakira, and Ashley Tomberlin
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    Aug 06, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    Shania Twain
    Alanis Morissette
    Britney Spears
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 06, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    Madonna

    Britney

    Cristina Aquilera

    Kelly Clarkson

    Beyonce´

    Fergie

    Ciara

    Leona Lewis

    Gwen Stefani

    Duffy

    Robyn

    Kylie Minogue

    Lady Gaga

    Jennifer Lopez
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    Aug 06, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    Sorry, heavy on the videos....

    Alison Goldfrapp, of Goldfrapp.
    Utopia (the intro gives me goosebumps)


    Oh La La


    Number 1


    Cologne Cerrone Houdini


    She's so awesome she even got Jesus to play keyboard guitar on Number 1!

    Then there's Adele.

    Hometown Glory

    (she wrote this song when she was 16)

    Melt My Heart to Stone


    Make You Feel My Love


    And finally, Roisin Murphy...

    Primitive


    You Know Me Better


    Let Me Know


    Overpowered


    She works "quirky" so well it's almost impossible not to love her. And I find her style choices far more interesting than anything Madonna has ever done, and far more polished than Lady Gaga.

    These are three of my divas whose level of talent I feel deserves to be better known. I love plenty of other divas who don't fall into the overplayed/hyped Pop genre.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 06, 2009 11:33 PM GMT
    To the guy above me, excellent choices with Adele and Roisin Murphy.

    I'll add my little indie slant to the equation and say...

    Neko Case and Cat Power. Both excellent, very well-written, unique, distinct. Oh, and Esthero, she's great too. And Feist. I could keep going down my playlist, but that will take forever.

    On a more mainstream note, Gwen Stefani is fun to listen to.


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    Aug 06, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    Sarah McLachlan
    Stevie Nicks
    Aimee Mann
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    Aug 06, 2009 11:56 PM GMT
    Edith Piaf
    Diamanda Galas
    Joni Mitchell
    Nina Hagen
    Jessie Norman
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Shirley Bassey
    Peggy Lee
    Ethel Merman
    Dina Washington
    Billie Holiday
    Bette Midler
    Madonna
    Nina Simone
    Mahalia Jackson
    Aimee Mann
    Melissa Etheridge
    Bonnie Raitt
    Judy Garland
    Marlene Dietrich
    Barbara Streisand
    Cher (halfbreed, how can you not love it?)
    Kathleen Battle
    Sarah Vaughn
    Kathleen Macrae
    Yma Sumac
    Rosalind Russell
    Bobbie Gentry
    Dolly Parton
    Patsy Kline
    Helen Reddy
    Norah Jones
    Janis Joplin
    Rosemary Clooney
    Carly Simon
    Carol King
    Lena Horne
    Ann Miller
    Diana Ross
    Grace Jones

    Well, it keeps going.
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    Aug 06, 2009 11:57 PM GMT
    Dolly Parton.
    Lily Allen
    Diana Ross
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    Aug 07, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    My heart and soul are both full of music, and I have a wonderful sound myself.

    But for the life of me I just can't think of one. Albeit I have read many names here, of people I have Cd's of, but I wouldn't call them my Divas, or many of them one for that matter.
  • Marshi

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    Aug 07, 2009 11:00 PM GMT
    Dexter Holland
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    Aug 07, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    Annie Lennox
    Alison Moyet
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Kate Bush
    Pat Benatar
  • Abe13

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    Aug 07, 2009 11:20 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMadonna
    Britney
    Cristina Aquilera
    Kelly Clarkson
    Beyonce´
    Fergie
    Ciara
    Leona Lewis
    Gwen Stefani
    Duffy
    Robyn
    Kylie Minogue
    Lady Gaga
    Jennifer Lopez


    What he saidicon_razz.gif

    Plus Shakira and Jordan Sparks