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Old 09-07-2010, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Up beat blues songs for a female vocalist

Hi everyone.... I'd REALLY appreciate your help. I've recently started singing and have already got a few gigs lined up. My current repetoire consists of slower jazz/blues - Billie Holiday etc, etc (and I love it) but my heart is in singing more up-beat blues/rock (although I don't know much about it, and have only just discovered it) - I've recently performed a few Robert Johnson numbers and my audience love it (and so do I) - although I've had to alter a few of the lyrics !! That raunchy upbeat blues/rock, stomping stuff suits my voice and personality. However I'm having trouble identifying other similar songs... I just find myself researching, researching and researching... where do you start!!!! Can anyone please throw a few suggestions at me. Thanks so much. xx
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Etta James ~ Tell Mama



Koko Taylor ~ Wang Dang Doodle



Sippie Wallace ~ Woman Be Wise



Susan Tedeschi ~ Rock Me Right

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Old 09-07-2010, 09:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Jedey!!! Really appreciate it! I love Etta James... I already do a couple of hers but I haven't heard of this one! Please let me know if you think of anymore. x
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Karen...if you're still interested...some of my favourite contemporary Blues singers...as well as guitar players...

Bonnie Raitt...



Carolyn Wonderland...



Sue Foley...



Debbie Davies...



Ana Popovic...



Shannon Curfman...

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Old 01-14-2011, 10:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Lucinda williams does a really good version of nothing in rambling
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Give me one reason by tracey chapman is another great song to sing live
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Kelley Hunt is a female blues singer I enjoy. Her CD "Inspiration" has several good cuts, especially "Queen of the '88s", a tribute to Mary Burke Norton, her piano teacher when she was a mere chile. Maria Muldaur is another one - she did a CD with Eric Bibb & Rory Block containing the excellent "Bessie's Advice."
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Love this one from Etta James

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