I was doing some thinking about female pop singers – aka “chick singers” – whose work I particularly enjoy. I’m not including musical theater singers who moved into pop (e.g., Streisand, Midler) because I wanted to be a purist about this, although I may include some who went the other way. Some of these singers may be ones with whom you may not be familiar.
Queen Latifah – on her Dana Owens jazz/pop CD
Patricia Barber – jazz
Florence + the Machine
Cher (a guilty pleasure)
And locally –
Most of these are big voices – if not belters, just big and full and rich.
I’m planning to read The Singer’s Ego while I’m on vacation next week and write a review of it. That’ll be my next post. There are a lot of things going on in my head right now, many ideas, some restlessness. I’m hoping I can find some kind of focus for them all.