Best Female Jazz SingersBritgirl To Anonymous: Hope I've included your favourite's here.
The Top Ten
I'm such a fan that I named my dachshunds Ella & Louie!
There is no way I could let 'The First Lady Of Song' be anywhere but #1 Just exquisite. - Britgirl
Billie Holiday had the ability to communicate sincerely, from the experience of her life, in a way no other singer ever could.
She sang in a relatively straightforward manner, with perfect intonation and a lovely sense of easy timing.
She was as much a story teller as a singer.
Always and forever will be number 1 in my opinion... One of the most amazing, charismatic singers of all time.
Very expressive singer. She sings from her soul.
She must be at the very least number 2.V 1 Comment
Love her so much. She is the best.
She is One of the best. She is able to give every Song her own touch. And that is often better than the original.
Just so soulful. And honest. I totally believe that she believes in the beautiful songs she sings. - Britgirl
For every man there's a woman - its Peggy Lee for me.
Who can forget the enchanting, 'There'll Be Another Spring' and 'Fever'? Not I, Sir. Not I... - Britgirl
BritGirl, you have certainly included my favourite ones. Ella should be first, of course, she is godly. What a singer! I'm also very fond of Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Etta James, Nina Simone, Madeleine Peyroux and Rosemary Clooney. Amazing, all of them. Anyway, all the ladies you put in your list are aces! Would you mind if I added Diana Krall among them? I will...scold me if you disagree. Thanks for making this! I wrote in your Best Male Jazz Singers List, that you are graciously sensitive, but my comment was deleted and I have no idea why or how. Never change! You seem a very nice person. Have a pleasant day!
Beautiful voice and wow! What a pianist! - Britgirl
I LOVE HER! I'm into modern pop music mostly, but her voice draws me into that older soul vibe stuff. LOVE IT!
She's also a pretty good Blues singer too. - Britgirl
My favourite song of Etta's is 'At Last' - Britgirl
You encouraged me so I voted her too...not my fault! Hehehe! I'm thinking of making a list with the most beautiful songs that Diana has sung. When you feel like listening to her, you can take a look at it. I'm making it now, yes I decided it!
I've Just had the pleasure of hearing her version of Love Me Like A Man. Bonnie Raitt still tops her but wow, Diana's version needs a listen or three...! - Britgirl
Love her tone.
Carmen is a notch belong the trinity of Ella, Billie and Sarah
Best new jazz singer. She is great. She should be higher on this list.
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2. Billie Holiday
3. Nina Simone
2. Sarah Vaughan
3. Nina Simone