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Linda Jones "For Your Precious Love" takes some licking for vocal hystrionics!

Bettye Lavette "Let Me Down Easy" magnificent, especially when she cuts loose towards the end.

Aretha Franklin "Don't Play That Song" (and many others). Such awesome power!

All immediately spring to mind.

Sean Hampsey

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One of the pleasures of Soul has to be the female sigers. Here is my nomination for one of the very finest: Doris Allen 'A Shell of A Woman'.
Connie Austin - Ball Of Fire - King - the best version of tham all - what a voice :lol:
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One of the pleasures of Soul has to be the female sigers. Here is my nomination for one of the very finest: Doris Allen 'A Shell of A Woman'.

One of my faves Shirley Edwards...Dream my Heart............ATB Steve

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Linda Jones "thats when i,ll stop loving you"

Londee Wiggins from New Birth, what a voice.

whoever the vocalist is on Septembers "i,ll go crazy" Brunswick, such a smooth delivery, it gets me everytime.

rob h.

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One of the pleasures of Soul has to be the female sigers. Here is my nomination for one of the very finest: Doris Allen 'A Shell of A Woman'.

The Doris' certainly do it for me - DD's recent Kent CD flippin marvelous!

A few that shake my walls recently -

Gloria Taylor - Whats Your World (Selector Sound) - Sorry no clip but this is b****** tremendous haunting stuff!

Vee Allen - Can I (Lion) Her cheapie but lovely piece of 'vulnerable woman' type soul.

Evon Jones - This Fool Is Together (Daniels) - Has a lot going on - but nice Chicago from 72

Rich

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How about this ... TIP TOP! whistling.gif

Noticed it jumped ... so recorded it again ... should be ok now .. i hope!! :yes:

One of the best Joan :yes:

My fave at the mo' and lets face it, there are tooooooo many ace female vocals to list an ultimate fave, is this, always brilliant, and what superb vocal styling! Were also known as Sherry & the Inverts I believe, but who was Sherry? Powerful, yet mellowand warm voice, almost sounds like a guy, thought it was at first, yet there are definate female nuances in her vocal range. Both the Broadway release and the Tower release (look out love) share the same b side, where she sings about "she can't love you like me' so deffo a girl, a girl with a mighty voice! Awsome :wicked:

(Inverts-'Time will change' Broadway)

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I doubt whether this young lady realised the effect she would still have on an old soulie 40 years later!

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https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Deena_Johns...aking_Point.ram

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Dave

www.hitsvillesoulclub.com

Great record, Dave. First hearing for me. Thanks for that. Such a lot going on in that record.

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Linda Jones "thats when i,ll stop loving you"

rob h.

Nice one Rob! Still gets to me. Actually bought that on Neptune from the Joke Shop in New Street Worcester! Must have been '72.

Nice to see you on Soul Source.

Colin

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Guest TONY ROUNCE

I doubt whether this young lady realised the effect she would still have on an old soulie 40 years later!

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https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Deena_Johns...aking_Point.ram

Regards,

Dave

www.hitsvillesoulclub.com

Dave, forgive me if there's an element of 'teaching grannie to suck eggs' here, but I wanted to make sure that you are aware that 'Deena Johnson' is none other than the fabulous Miss Joshie Jo Armstead....

TONE :ohmy:

PS: For me, it's Linda Jones. Each and everything by Linda Jones. Never has been a singer to match her, never will be a singer to match her. As I've said on here before, I get emotional just thinking about her records...

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PS: For me, it's Linda Jones. Each and everything by Linda Jones. Never has been a singer to match her, never will be a singer to match her. As I've said on here before, I get emotional just thinking about her records...

Emotional time :lol::ohmy:

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Dave, forgive me if there's an element of 'teaching grannie to suck eggs' here, but I wanted to make sure that you are aware that 'Deena Johnson' is none other than the fabulous Miss Joshie Jo Armstead....

TONE :ohmy:

PS: For me, it's Linda Jones. Each and everything by Linda Jones. Never has been a singer to match her, never will be a singer to match her. As I've said on here before, I get emotional just thinking about her records...

Hi Tone,

No I wasn't aware that they were one and the same. So are we to asume that Deena Johnson on Simpson is also Joshie? If that's so I would never have guessed that the same singer sang Sad Girl! Thanks for the info. Have to agree with you about Linda Jones. I remember the first time I heard her with the Moments on Stang - I'm So Glad I Found You. The record fair pumps along in good order but then when Linda's power is brought to bear the music, as well as the Moments vocals simply pale away into insignificance.

THE femme voice of soul for me. No one comes even close.

Regards,

Dave

www.hitsvillesoulclub.com

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Then there's

Sandra Wright - I Come Runnung Back - Demon

Doesn't get much better than this. :lol:

Couldn't agree more

:ohmy:

Still keep playing this over and over again - a bottle of wine, some fine headphones,the volume cranked up, the lights off, and I am transported to another level.

08_I_Come_Running_Back_Sandra_Wright.mp3

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I find this almost unbearably beautiful.

God Yes!

The first 45 from Annette Snell.

Always rated her Dial 45's too, especially "Footprints" & "You Ought To Be Here With Me"

An awesome talent who was tragically killed in her prime.

Great choice Billy F.

:ohmy:

Sean Hampsey

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One of the pleasures of Soul has to be the female sigers. Here is my nomination for one of the very finest: Doris Allen 'A Shell of A Woman'.

Hi

I've always liked Big Maybelle;

96 TEARS

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Big_Maybelle_-_96_Tears.ram

BLACK IS BLACK

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Big_Maybell...s_Black.ram

She even takes a well known record and stamps her style on it, or else......... ( BRILLIANT ).

I just want to listen, because she puts her raw, gutsy vocals down - One Awesome Lady

She can do no wrong

I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Big_Maybell...t_No_Longer.ram

QUITTIN' TIME

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Big_Maybell...n'_Time.ram

YESTERDAY'S KISSES

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Big_Maybell...days_Kisses.ram

DOING TO ME

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Big_Maybell...Doing_To_Me.ram

LET ME GO

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Big_Maybelle_-_Let_Me_Go.ram

BAD TROUBLE

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Big_Maybell...Bad_Trouble.ram

I've got 96 Tears on a DEMO and I Just can't Wait Any Longer / Quittin' Time on an issue

STILL collecting as we speak.

And

Betty Lavette - Let Me Down Easy - GOOD CALL, another natural talent

Link it to a Commercial, or film and it would chart, no problem, in my opinion.

I have recently seen her perform this on a Northern DVD. - AN INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE from one Incredible Lady

I could just imagine her on TOTP Signing off, for the #th WEEK At Number One - BRILLIANT

LET ME DOWN EASY

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Betty_Lavet...e_Down_Easy.ram

AND not forgetting;

I'M HOLDING ON

https://www.soulclub.org/stream/Betty_Lavet..._Holding_On.ram

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Carla Thomas - I've Fallen In Love (With You) on Stax

Such an amazing tune.

It's on Soulclub, just can't figure out how to get the link in here.

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God Yes!

The first 45 from Annette Snell.

Always rated her Dial 45's too, especially "Footprints" & "You Ought To Be Here With Me"

An awesome talent who was tragically killed in her prime.

Great choice Billy F.

:(

Sean Hampsey

Her first solo 45 :D

She was one of the Fabulettes up to 1968 (possibly 1969, not sure).

I'm still looking for a copy of her 45 on Juggy or Love Hill :(

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how about the very soulful voice of the young,

patti austin - ive given all my love - coral :D

and what about...

ruby winters - better - diamond

dont come any "better" than this :(

theres so many the list is endless...................

happy soulin

russ

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Hi Colin,

I too pulled mine out of the joke shop, multiple copies of loads of things, also had from there,

Let me down easy....Betty Lavette

Suprise party for baby.........Vibrations, in fact i had a whole dose of neptune singles from there, loads of early motown, delphonics 45,s galore , Bobby freeman.....Swim & Cmon and swim and many others, all for 25p each if i remember rightly.

Great for buying then unknown records. :D

cheers rob h.

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Emotional time :D:(

I hadn't heard her version of this song before, excellent. Thanks for posting and to everyone else who posted tracks too.

Just love female soul singers, really hard to pick favourites as there are so many. But my favourite record is Almeta Latimore's These Memories, just sets me off everytime I hear it. The Sandra Wright one is great too. How about Gloria Scott's Too Much Love Making, something about that one?

Is there a best of Linda Jones CD available? I've heard some great stuff by her. At Cleethorpes on Sunday Ginger finished his set with her Just Can't Live My Life, brilliant.

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Made the mistake of including this rather sombre Doris Duke on a tape that went to a slightly unstable lady one time. I ended up in the Emergency Room with her at 3 in the morning but in the end everything worked out fine.

Doris_Duke___He_s_goneRe1.mp3

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Her first solo 45 :D

She was one of the Fabulettes up to 1968 (possibly 1969, not sure).

At the time of her death she was also married to another great singer, Pete Jackson of Touch Of Class (on Midland International)....

TONE :(

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Hi Tone,

No I wasn't aware that they were one and the same. So are we to asume that Deena Johnson on Simpson is also Joshie? If that's so I would never have guessed that the same singer sang Sad Girl! Thanks for the info. Have to agree with you about Linda Jones. I remember the first time I heard her with the Moments on Stang - I'm So Glad I Found You. The record fair pumps along in good order but then when Linda's power is brought to bear the music, as well as the Moments vocals simply pale away into insignificance.

THE femme voice of soul for me. No one comes even close.

Regards,

Dave

www.hitsvillesoulclub.com

Hi Dave,

Yes, the Simpson record is Joshie Jo also. I didn't make the connection for years, until I read Ms. Amstead's recent interview in 'In The Basement' magazine, then the penny didn't so much drop as plummet!

I expect you know that there's also a nice male version of "The Breaking Point" - on the same backing track - by Jamaican singer Brad Lundy (issued on both Julmar and Landy). How on Earth Lundy got hold of the original backing track is is anyone's guess. But even though it's not in 'Deena's league it's still worth owning, esp as it sells for less than half of what the Wild Deuce 45 goes for!

TONE :D

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Guest Johnny Mack

Gotta stick with the big voiced divas on this one :

Linda Jones

Irma Thomas

Lorraine Ellison

:D

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For me it's Esther Phillips, Bettye Lavette, Barbara Lewis, Jean Dushon, Jackie Trent and the now Fantasia Barino!

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'Great Female Vocals, How many truly great performances by soulstressess?'

Forty seven posts in and Timi ain't got a mention!? Timi, you're NS old hat love. :thumbsup: Never mind I think you're the greatest. Rest in peace ..

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For me it's Esther Phillips, Bettye Lavette, Barbara Lewis, Jean Dushon, Jackie Trent and the now Fantasia Barino!

Agree that Fantasia is brilliant. She really makes that Joss Stone look like a karaoke singer. But I don't think she's had half the hype.I've only seen and heard her on American Idol. Have you listened to any of her albums?

I would really like to hear her doing something like this.

Irma_Thomas___Yours_until_tomorrowRe1.mp3

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Some marvelous stuff on this thread , but my fav's are

JO ARMSTEAD - A STONE GOOD LOVER

JO ARMSTEAD - THERES NOT TO MANY MORE (LEFT LIKE HIM)

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a real oldie....

bring him back - cissy houston.

BOOM! there ya go - match that for exuberance ranting_1.gif

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