Barbra has an amazing technique and is a great vocal musician. I miss her bluesy voice. Diana had the versatility to pull off HDH material and give it an extra boost of energy. The vocals were so particular and people were not afraid to sound different. Along with Bob Dylan and the folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary, Joan Baez was a cultural icon of the 1960âs peace and civil rights movements. She was a front and center folk and pop music artist in the â60s. I hope now she can see how much she was appreciated and loved. What can you say? and There But for Fortune (And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why... ). In 1942 British tank crews pasted the picture of an adorable 10 year old English blonde on the hulls of their tanks for good luck then stopped the Nazis cold in their tracks at ElAlamein. No other female could do the vocal breaks the way she did and put so much emotion into a song. Everything from "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn to Cry", "She's a Fool", "Maybe I Know", and "That's the Way Boy's Are", were some of the best songs that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Not surprising because she had such a wonderful, powerful, heart-felt voice, a voice that could belt out a song with such emotional and feeling. Long live the Queen! A generation of sheep, though their parents of the 80s were even worse. We are talking about the 60s, right? The Supremes got the best of Motown and they gave the best performances back. Gone way to soon, you said best when sang "There are so many songs in me that won't be sung..."RIP Dusty and thank you for your incredible contribution(s) to the music world and for the beautiful memories of my youth with the most important person in my love...my grandmother. You name the song I bet you'll like it not at least one of Tina's song is to make you smile. I'm so glad that she's on one of thehigh spots on this list. But we loved her! Music was her lifeblood. No one does the title 'ingenious' more justice - lyrics, singing-style, compositions - you get it all here! People forget Cilla was actually the biggest selling British female recording star of the 60s. She has great songs that have great Energy! We recommend you to check other playlists or our favorite music charts. This latest hit is 50 years after her first chart hit, 'As I Love You' which was released in 1958. Vinyl just couldn't capture the sweetness and pain in her voice. She was extraordinary, but we have her music to remember her forever. Her T.V. At Last is one of my all time favourite songs. The range and V8 power of that voice was incredible. Cilla has one of the most underrated and most importantly; ignored voices in the music industry due to her later work. Connie Francis could sing songs other female singers would not have attempted, such as Siboney. Not only was Maynard Solomon's Vanguard Records one of the major folk labels of the '60s (having the prescience to pick up Joan Baez early on, and then recording the cream of the singer/songwriters thereafter), it also had the rights to record and release material from the Newport Folk Festival, giving it access to several artists who were not signed to the label. Powerful singer who didn't look or sound like anyone else. 'At last' must be up there with the best. This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total. Its one thing to sing, but its another to "reach out and touch somebody's hand". Here, to mark Leslie Gore's birthday, are 20 women whose recordings are essential to any soundtrack of the '60s. As a result, this double-packet compilation features songs by nearly every major folk figure of the decade, from the Weavers to José Feliciano, with Vanguard artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Eric Andersen, and Odetta sharing space with Elektra's Phil Ochs and Judy Collins, and Columbia's Bob Dylan. "Tell 'em a hukka smokin caterpillar has given you the call", One of the best singer's of all time's I love her song go ask Alice & hop off the acid grace. If anyone female deserves the number one spot it is Connie Francis. The '60s folk revival churned out a lot of great songs. No other foreign born female has ever come close. Shirley Bassey is among the top 10 or 20 of all time. P.S. Joni painted pictures with her lyrics so vivid that I still see the "sun come in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses". Her voice was "Crazy"...my Grandmother, who was my closest musical inspiration, sang that song, so Patsy is near and dear to my heart because every time I hear her it reminds me of my Grandma Sacco! She was considered 'difficlt' in the studiobecause she was a perfectionist and wanted the best from herself and to make the sounds on vinyl that she heard in her head. She was not afraid to let it rock out & was always willing to give her time to jam with other musicians. There was a true tragedy in losing her so early in life and career. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. She should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list includes many familiar and great female folk singers such as Nelly Furtado, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Chapman, Pink, Aimee Mann.The women folk singers featured in this list are from â¦ Diana Ross had a beautiful small and subtle vocal. She is really one the best recording female artist of the 60s and also in the 70s love her music, Unique phrasing, crystal clear voice, amazing diction and breath control. Below is a list (in no particular order) of popular and talented female rock 'n roll, pop, country, R&B, jazz and soul music solo artists who forged their own way in the music world and are considered to be among the greats of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. An amazingly beautiful woman with an amazing, sultry voice that was all her own. Women Folk Singers Throughout history, there have been many women folk singers who have made significant contribution to the field. Her first album in 1968, Joni Mitchell, produced by David Crosby, set her on a path to becoming the leading folk performer of the 1960s and 1970s. Carole King is an American composer and singer-songwriter. Great lyrics, guitar work and a wonderfully clear, perfectly pitched voice. This is a list I made based on my â¦ Diana, while some people claim she has a weak voice, I don't see it that way. I am a proud old hippie! I believe Janice was the BEST female vocalist of the 1960's rock scene. Just the best. Beautiful, strong, high energy! The greatest soul voice Britain ever produced, classy song choices and the kindest sweetest nature makes her the very best of the pile. Behind LuLu, Petula, Connie?What tools did you use to rate?Streisand has been singing/recording for 5 decades in multiple languages and multiple music genresShe beats each and every other singer here, no disrespect... Can only think of Gladys and Aretha as equals. Joni Mitchell have a diversified range of styles from Faulk to rock to jazz. Ian & Sylvia were one of the most successful folk duos of the 1960s and '70s. I recorded a few seconds of it in the 60's with an old reel to reel recorder and played it over and over. At once sensual and vulnerable, but capable of overwhelming intensity on the big ballads, that VOICE! This was due in part to the fact that the â70s were the disco era. Cilla may not have had the most technically perfect voice, but put her alongside someone who was I still find Cilla's renditions move me more. The best singer from the 1960s in my opinion, of course there are many singers with better voices around. Her latest CD, 'Get The Party Started' is a HIT, on the DANCE CLUB CIRCUIT. Cousin Whitney learned from her but has not had her staying power due to a poor marriage choice and too many addictions. LOVE her voice. She was a perfectionist to her detriment, unfortunately. Her looks in the 60s were unconventional and her voice was deep and dark like treacle, soulful and astounding, and her back catalogue and production top notch, better than many above her on this list, and certainly more hits. Don't you remember her legendary superhit "Goldfinger" from James Bond movie? 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