1. There's a great piece of video where she and Bing Crosby are trading tunes while sitting on the edge of a stage. It escalates bit by bit until Bing sings a a phrase 'A Tisket...' Ella responds by scatting the head to 'Ornithology'.

  2. I was 38 years old when I listened to Four Women, and I nearly wept. The final, "My name isss.... PEA-CHES." kills me every single time.

  3. The documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is incredible and has fantastic show footage. Such an unbelievably talented artist but so very troubled. I believe it’s still on Netflix?

  4. She was the godmother of my aunt. She died before I was born so I never got to meet her sadly. But there's a couple family stories about her. What a legendary woman. She wasn't nice or anything, but definitely legendary.

  5. I adore Linda Ronstadt. I remember hearing 'Different Drum' on the radio when I was.. heck, before I was in school, anyway. 3 or 4. I would hear my mom and dad's radio alarm go off in the morning, and they would just let the radio play while they got up and got dressed; I'd lay in bed waiting for Mom to come get me up for breakfast, and that was one of the songs I loved hearing.

  6. Her singing on the Mamas and Papas cover of Dream a Little Dream of Me...amazing, highly recommend the underrated cover of the Beatles song I Call Your Name. Man they had some amazing harmonies, never gets old for me

  7. I came here to write Floor! She's so versatile and acrobatic. I was never interested in Nightwish until someone showed me that Wacken live.

  8. Wow, was actually thinking this after seeing her at Pinkpop (solo and with Nightwish on the same day). She can sing so amazing. Did not know she was that well known.

  9. If you haven’t yet, go check out Beste Zangers, it’s a Dutch tv show where famous singers will sing each others repertoire. There’s a bunch of videos with Floor. So other people singing Nightwish, while Floor sings anything from pop to opera to Latin.

  10. I was scrolling and scrolling looking for Emmylou! Alison Krauss and Iris Dement are also incredible. I only know a few songs by Mazzy Star but those vocals are mesmerizing.

  11. Came here to say Allison Krause. When you say nothing at all it's one of my favourite songs of all time. Her voice send chills down my spine.

  12. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, M.S Subbalakshmi. India has a lot of extremely talented classical music vocalists. When it comes to western music I enjoy Amy Lee from Evanescence and Sharon den Adel from Within Temptations

  13. Surprised to find this so far down the list, Florence can hang with any of the greats from the 50's to the present. Awesome talent and the music just really touches something deep down for me.

  14. I respect a lot of the other classic choices, but I’m here for Regina. Her voice is so unique to me. Never get tired of her!

  15. I seen her live about a decade ago, and was completely blown away from the noise coming from her. Great choice.

  16. Chrissie Hynde doesn't have the sort of operatic chops of some of the women posted here, but I absolutely love the sound of her voice. It's haunting. Her vibratto is so rich, but also delicate.

  17. There's too many to list in hard rock and metal, but here are some I like... Doro Pesch, Alissa White-Gluz, Floor Jensen, & Tarja Turunen.

  18. Maybe not conventionally the topmost beautiful voice, but Bonnie Tyler gives me goosebumps every time she really starts going with her high power notes where she's practically screaming.

  19. A new favorite might just have to be my all-time favorite at this point. Rachael Price. A generational level talent for sure. I love her tone and control. Lake Street Dive is a perfect foil for her as well. A live performance of a Tom Waits song on NPS's "Live From Here" was my first exposure to her and has been a deep and rewarding few years since. I am seeing Lake Street Dive in a few weeks.

  20. I have to throw in Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer. There are a number of hour long live sets to back me up on this one. She is a monster vocalist and the rest of the band are also amazing musicians.

  21. Anne Wilson for rock. And I also love Tina Turner. There’s too many others to name, but these two are my favorites.

  22. Lzzy Hale. Her songs don't do her voice justice. Saw her live years ago, blown away. My other tops are Amy Lee, Sia, Florence Welch, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Taylor Momsen, and the singer from Tonight Alive.

  23. Haven't seen anyone mention Christina Aguilera. Can't say I'm a big fan of her genre, but she's got serious pipes

  24. I really love Amy Winehouse but not many would consider her the best of all time. Neither would I. Just thought I'd bring some memory to her since she was so amazing! Rip!

  25. Florence Welch (Florence & the machine) Also, I really loved Brody Dalle's voice when The Distillers were in their prime.

  26. I was looking for anneke! but I haven’t gotten into the gathering. I came upon her with devin Townsend and love Vuur and the gentle storm.

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