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Old 11-11-2000, 07:49 PM   #1
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So how about bringing in the ladies.
Who is your favourite female singer/songwriter?
For me - Emmylou Harris.

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Old 11-11-2000, 08:59 PM   #2
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Nanci Griffith--like nearly every song and would love to here her in a duet with Gord (she's also a great admirer). Her duet with John Prine, "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" always makes me think she'd be great with Gord.
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Old 11-11-2000, 09:26 PM   #3
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Good question, Silver Heels!

mine: Enya

hubby's: Maire Brennan (Enya's sib and lead
singer for Clannad - Enya's other sibs! Did YOU know that, Silver Heels? lol...........)

p.s. hubby is also a big Lightfoot fan!

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Old 11-12-2000, 08:43 PM   #4
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I have two favorites that fall into this category. They are Carol King and Rosanne Cash.

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Old 11-13-2000, 08:59 AM   #5
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Karla Bonoff!!! What a voice, and what killer songs!!!

Carol King also.
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Old 11-13-2000, 03:48 PM   #6
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Judy Collins (such a clear, pure voice, and her lyrics!!!!!)

Also Karen Carpenter - I miss her.

Linda Ronstadt.

Olivia.


I know there's more.....later!

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Old 11-14-2000, 11:57 AM   #7
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I shall be seeing my heroine next Monday. Emmylou will be playing the Royal ALbert
Hall and I shall be there!

PS Misty, now I never knew that about
Enya and Marie Brennan - fancy!!! (this is
a private joke, friends)
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Old 11-14-2000, 12:52 PM   #8
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Mary Chapin Carpenter, Trisha Yearwood,
Rita Coolidge,
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Old 11-14-2000, 09:42 PM   #9
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SilverHeels, does Emmylou get to England more frequently than Gord does? Have you seen her before? She would be my #2 favorite female singer although I've never seen her in concert. I like her duets cd and think she'd be another good one to record a duet with Gord. Maybe he could do a duet cd with all of the favorite female singers we've listed here. How do you feel about that ladies--could you handle that??

Anyway SilverHeels, I'm glad you'll have a chance to see her and please give us a full report here under this topic next week.
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Old 11-15-2000, 07:01 AM   #10
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Yes, Emmylou comes here quite regularly
and yes, I've seen her a few times. She
is brilliant! I'll gladly report back
after the show. And I would just LOVE
to hear her duet with Gord. (If I cant
sing with him (please NO, they cry!) than who better than Emmylou! Brill idea!
I think I could handle a duets album ...
how about it ladies?
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Old 11-16-2000, 10:36 AM   #11
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SilverHeels,

My favorite female artists are Linda Ronstadt and EmmyLou Harris. They have a terrific duets ablum and together with Dolly parton they are smashing! Yes, I think Gord and EmmyLou would make beautiful music together . . . sigh!

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Old 11-16-2000, 07:29 PM   #12
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I agree, MaryAnn - let's write to Barry
Harvey and suggest it. You wanna do it.
(btw, you did mean 'beautiful music' as
on disc - I HOPE? LOL)
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Old 11-16-2000, 09:17 PM   #13
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John Prine did a recent album of duets with female singer/songwriters. It's excellent and also includes Iris Dement and is great with Bonnie Rait also. His album is a real tribute to female singers.

But I think Gord could do one just as well and we have mentioned many different singers here as possibilities. I'll bet Nanci Griffith would jump at the chance. So would I if I could carry a tune, any tune.
Maybe there's time to enroll in voice lessons.

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Old 11-17-2000, 12:17 AM   #14
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I liked Linda Ronstadt in the 7o's (LIVING IN THE U.S.A.), Crystal Gayle in the early 8o's (THESE DAYS), Belinda Carlisle in the late 8o's (HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH), Amy Grant in the 9o's (HEART IN MOTION), and Vitamin C in the 2ooo's (MORE).

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Old 11-17-2000, 06:30 AM   #15
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Linda Ronstadt is great too. Jackie de Shannon? Wow, that's tripping back a while,
Tom! Is she still around? (forgive me no
offence intended but have not heard of her
in years)
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Old 03-01-2001, 03:30 AM   #16
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The late Kate Wolf would have to rate as my top singer-songwriter. She appeared on "Austin City Limits" in the mid-80's and her recognition factor was really starting to climb. Unfortunately she died of leukemia in December of 1986. She was only 44.

Mary McCaslin would be next.
Nanci Griffith too.

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