In celebration of women who make my heart sing

I’ve always been a sucker for women singers across a wide range of genres in a way that their male colleagues have never quite achieved. Of course I have my favorite male singers and bands but there’s some je ne sais quoi about contemporary musical divas that strikes a deeper chord.

So I thought I’d share some of them with you and hope you too derive some of the pleasure I get from their work.

Lisa Gerrard – Of course I had to start with an Australian and there is nothing more exotic and unmistakable than her ethereal vocal range.

Patti Smith – Not only is ‘Free Money’ one of the great rock songs of all time, Patti has been a pioneer over decades.

Patty Griffin – A great songwriter and a beautiful voice that crosses musical boundaries. Long Ride Home is a beautiful example.

Chrissie Amphlett – Tragically no longer with us but an iconic Australian rock singer who pushed all the boundaries.

Odetta – A timeless folk voice

And finally, I have to include an English contender.

Dusty Springfield – Part of the soundtrack of my youth was Dusty songs like ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’.

Join in the hit parade of great women singers.

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