Here's a list of female singers that I like. Can you suggest any others?

Solo and bands with females singers:

Abigail Washburn

Anne Briggs

Aretha Franklin

Barbara Acklin

Barbara Lewis

Big Mama Thorton*

Billie Holiday*

Blackmore's Night

Bobbie Gentry

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Tyler

Carly Simon

Carole King

The Carpenters

Delaney and Bonnie

Dionne Warwick

Dolly Parton

Doris Troy

The Duhks

Dusty Springfield

Emmylou Harris*

Erin McKeown

Esther Phillips

Etta James

Fairport Convention*

Fleetwood Mac

Friends and Lovers

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Ida Cox

Ike and Tina Turner

Jackie DeShannon

Janis Ian

Janis Joplin****

Jefferson Airplane

Joan Baez

Joan Jett

Joanna Newsom

Joni Mitchell

Judee Sill

Judy Collins

Kate and Ann MacGarrigle

Kate Bush

Kimya Dawson

Koko Taylor

Laura Nyro

Linda Perhacs

Loretta Lynn

Lucinda Williams*

The Mamas and the Papas

Maria McKee

Marianne Faithful

Mary Wells


Mellow Candle

Mourning Phase

Nancy Sinatra


Nina Hagen


Over the Rhine*

Patsy Cline

Patti LaBelle

Patti Smith*


Peter, Paul and Mary

Petula Clark

PJ Harvey

Stone the Crows

Vinegar Joe


The "*" are my favorites...though, I love people like Elkie Brook's voice and Candy Given's, I don't have enough by them to consider them favorites. Thanks for the suggestions!

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