Greatest Veteran Female Song Belters of The 20th Century


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41Big Mama Thornton
42Yolanda Adams
43Natalie Cole
44Dolly PartonDolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.
45Dora Carofiglio
46Sarah Brightman

Although the word "belter" doesn't sound very flattering or particularly apt when applied to someone whose classically trained voice has often been described as angelic, her voice certainly has the qualities stipulated above: " distinct vocal vibrato, vocal range, and vocal consistency over a LONG time span", and you can add amazing versatility, since she can sing in any style or genre. Since she is either top or near the top of many other lists, she may as well be added to this one - going in at number 45, although there will be no justice if she doesn't end up a lot higher.

47Sarah Vaughan
48Timi Yuro
49Etta JamesEtta James was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.
51Amy WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.
52Dusty SpringfieldMary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.
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