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PorchDrinking Playlist: Amazing Female Vocals

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I’m going to make a bold claim here by saying that we might be living in the most prolific age of female vocals in the history of music. Sure Motown had Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes and all of the bands that ended in ‘ettes. The 80s had the immortal Whitney Houston and Madonna, Pat Benatar and Stevie Nix. And who could forget the 90s with the Christina, Mandy and Britney… well, perhaps we can forget the 90s. While this era may not have the star power of previous decades, I don’t think it should be counted out just yet. I’ve compiled a playlist showcase the awesome female vocals of the past 10 years… OK fine, we kicked things off with Aretha just because she is the original Queen.

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  1. Scott Hoffman

    I’d include Solange, Sara Watkins, Brandi Carlile, Metric, Tennis, La Sera and Dum Dum Girls – but it’s a good list.

  2. Erin Russell

    I really like Ellie Goulding. Yes, she is poppy but I enjoy her sound. Very light and easy to listen to, while still having great danceability.

  3. Erin Russell

    And Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and “Where the Wild Things Are” soundtrack, among other things.

  4. josh

    Sia. Rosanne Arnold. Florence. Kina Grannis. (one of those is a joke. I’ll let you decide who.)

  5. Josh

    Amy Winehouse
    Grace Potter
    Florence Welch
    early Lady Gaga

  6. Laura Mego

    Sharon Jones (and the Dap Kings)and I second both Amy and Flo wholeheartedly.
    What about A Fine Frenzy?

  7. Clearly we need a female vocals part 2 soon!

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