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Other Female Singers

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by song4u, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Dianne Elise doing the remake of Savage Garden 2000 song "I Knew I Loved You": Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  2. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Dianne Elise doing the remake of the late Natalie Cole 1989 song "Miss You Like Crazy" (duet singer unknown): Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  3. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Dianne Elise doing the remake of Debbie Gibson 1989 song "Lost In Your Eyes": Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  4. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Dianne Elise doing the remake of Michael Bolton 1987 song "That's What Love Is All About": Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  5. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Finally, Dianne Elise doing the remake of Al Green 1972 song "Let's Stay Together": Matt Clark Sanford, MI
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  6. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    I take it you like Dianne Elise :laugh:
  7. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Well she is not my type though.:tsk: Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  8. i`ve thought about this lately, not so much who i actually listen to, but who could come close to Karen carpenters voice. i few nights ago, we were enjoying a late night drink outside with the neighbours and given they are carpenters fans as well, we discussed this. having an idea before hand anyway, there was only one person i could think of who i think would be a good 2nd and that's celine dion.
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  9. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    Different style of vocalist but the description "in a class of her own" equally fits Celine as it does Karen. Celine is just amazing and her shows are breathtaking.
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  10. kacfansue

    kacfansue New Member

    I have also been closely following Harriet's career and buying every release! I adore her voice, yes, she is as close to Karen vocally as I have ever heard, yet she has her own style and she also writes music. I am also very fond of Rumer and closely follow her as well. Hoping both women will find success.
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  11. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    I've tried to like both of these singers but I keep coming back to the fact that I don't want to listen to singers who sound like Karen - I just want to listen to Karen.

    I think that's what the writer of this review was saying when he wrote "Harriet's vocal instantly reminds you of Karen Carpenter. A huge compliment to anyone. But unless you are looking to win Stars In Their Eyes, it perhaps creates more problems than benefits. After all, Harriet surely wants to sound like Harriet."
  12. ScottyB

    ScottyB Active Member

    For newer songs from newer artists, I am completely spellbound by this one.
  13. song4u

    song4u Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I don't get the impression Harriet is trying to sound like Karen. In fact she avoids singing Carpenters songs, though she seems to be a fan. I think it's her natural voice. She wrote "What's Mine is Yours" about it.
  14. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Finally, some positive News regarding
    Helen Reddy:
    "But perhaps the most unexpected appearance of the night came from 70’s Australian superstar singer Helen Reddy,
    who was introduced by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph to the strains of “I Am Woman”, her female power anthem from 1972.
    “She didn’t have to come far because she lives right over there,” said Ralph, pointing to the MPTF housing units where the 74 year old Reddy now resides.
    She sang a flawless rendition of her hit, “You And Me Against The World” that also brought the crowd to its feet.
    Reddy and Semel are examples of how the Motion Picture Country Home is now home to so many different people from so many different facets of the industry."

    Steve Smith: Helen Reddy’s surprise performance in Woodland Hills, new Stones album, Brooks breaks record »

    "Reddy was introduced by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph.
    She then emerged as the orchestra played her 1972 anthem to female empowerment,
    “I Am Woman,” before singing a pitch-perfect take on her 1974 hit, “You and Me against the World,”
    that was a No. 1 biggie on Billboard’s adult contemporary chart (it reached No. 9 on its Hot 100 pop singles chart).
    On Saturday, her version brought the crowd to its feet."
    "These days, Reddy is a resident at the home, a fact Ralph pointed out, saying,
    “She didn’t have to come far because she lives right over there,” pointing to the MPTF’s housing units.
    From 2012 through 2015, after a decade away from the music world, she emerged to give a handful of intimate performances,
    including a benefit for St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City at the school and a pair of shows at the cozy Catalina Jazz Club in Beverly Hills."
    "Reddy has dabbled in acting numerous times through the years, from her debut as a nun in the 1974 disaster epic, “Airport 1975” to her final television guest star role on a 2000 episode of Dick Van Dyke’s “Diagnosis Murder.” In that episode, appropriately titled, “Swan Song,” art imitates life as Reddy plays a singing star who is devastated by the realization that she is suffering from the beginning stages of dementia and she doesn’t know how to deal with it."

    It's here:
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  15. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member

    Barbara Dickson. My mum had a couple of her albums and I'd forgotten how good she is. The following performance is a live one.

  16. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this was posted but I bought Linda Eder CD "Christmas Stays The Same" (from 2000). What are your thoughts?? Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  17. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Not a singer but violinist Lindsey Stirling is one amazing performer. Got all 3 CD's at Target (with the bonus tracks) & "Live In London" DVD. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  18. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member

    What Are You Doing New Year's Eve by Kacey Musgraves. I recently purchased Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas and it was the first time I'd heard the additional intro of "when the bells all ring and the horns all blow..." for the song. I wonder why Richard and Karen didn't record the intro considering they'd included similar intros on White Christmas and the Christmas Song?

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  19. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    WOW- beautiful and beautiful presentation. Reminds me of seeing Linda Ronstadt when she toured promoting her What's New? album. Would have loved to see Karen pull off a look like this.
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  20. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Helen Reddy News
    Singer Helen Reddy feeling 'great' »

    JANUARY 23, 2017 :
    Singer Helen Reddy feeling 'great':
    "I Am Woman singer Helen Reddy is still roaring despite battling dementia."
    In her first interview since being diagnosed with the condition in 2015, the Australian Grammy-winning singer and trailblazer says she's feeling "great".
    "I really love the life that I have. I take every day as it comes,"
    the 75-year-old told Network Ten's Studio 10
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  21. BarryT60

    BarryT60 Well-Known Member

    still wishing RC would produce something for this magnificent vocalist...

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  22. natureaker

    natureaker Active Member

    Recently I've really been getting into Amy Winehouse. Though she may not be the best role model, she had a great voice in my opinion.
  23. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    The Amy Winehouse song "Rehab" (when she says "No, no, no") gets me every time. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  24. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Another grand rendition by the great
    Shirley Bassey, here, Sing:
  25. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    My list of the also-rans I believe have/had talent besides Karen; Linda Ronstadt (I believe her rendition of "Desperado" is the definitive version), Patsy Cline, Jo Stafford, Judy Garland, Rita Coolidge (her rendition of Boz Scaggs "We're All Alone" is exquisite) , Cass Elliot (a lovely melodic voice), Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, Emmylou Harris, Celine Dion (absolutely beautiful voice with great emotional interpretation of the lyrics), and Diana Krall (this is based on concert footage I saw on YouTube with her playing a grand piano w/full orchestra singing "The Look of Love"). I am sure there are others, but I can't think of them right now.

    On my definite NOT list; Adele (reminds me of my wife yelling at me), Cher (a fashion show, not a singer), Bette Midler (a performance artist, not a singer), Madonna (Yuck!, no comment), Helen Reddy (to nasally), Whitney Houston (sings at you, too much theatrics), Anne Murray (so-so, never understood the widespread appeal) and others that do not come to mind at this time.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2017

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