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Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« on: October 04, 2020, 08:09:45 PM »
The only new discoveries I'm looking for are in in this field - been like this for about a year.. I'm always looking.. Here are some of my favorites... If you aren't sure if its prog, list it anyway.. Lots of great acid folk, symphonic, and many other kinds I would call "prog".....

-Illusion
-Curved Air/Sonja Kristina
-Mellow Candle
-Carol of Harvest
-Earth & Fire
-Savage Rose
-Fairport Convention
-Sandrose
-Stairway
-Renaissance
-Fantasy (US band from Florida)
-Spirogyra
-Mother Superior
-Lily & Maria
-Comus
-Fotheringay
-The Strawbs
-Trees
-Pentangle
-Steeleye Span
-Empire

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2020, 08:12:10 PM »
Can women be proggy though?

Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2020, 08:12:16 PM »
The only new discoveries I'm looking for are in in this field - been like this for about a year.. I'm always looking.. Here are some of my favorites... If you aren't sure if its prog, list it anyway.. Lots of great acid folk, symphonic, and many other kinds I would call "prog".....

-Illusion
-Curved Air/Sonja Kristina
-Mellow Candle
-Carol of Harvest
-Earth & Fire
-Savage Rose
-Fairport Convention
-Sandrose
-Stairway
-Renaissance
-Fantasy (US band from Florida)
-Spirogyra
-Mother Superior
-Lily & Maria
-Comus
-Fotheringay
-The Strawbs
-Trees
-Pentangle
-Steeleye Span
-Empire

Come on into our alternative pop history thread, it’s stuffed to the gunnels with this sort of thing.

Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 08:12:38 PM »
Frumpy?

Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 08:16:54 PM »
Come on into our alternative pop history thread, it’s stuffed to the gunnels with this sort of thing.
Thanks. Will do.

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2020, 08:29:09 PM »
Dagmar Krause (Henry Cow/Slapp Happy/Art Bears)

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2020, 08:31:12 PM »

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2020, 08:31:20 PM »
How about Catapilla? Their album Changes might be up your street.

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2020, 10:14:00 PM »
Gather Me by Melanie is one of my favourite albums.

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2020, 10:24:05 PM »
Brainticket.

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2020, 10:24:18 PM »
Amon Düül II and Popol Vuh were lucky enough to have Renate Knaup as their singer.

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2020, 10:31:31 PM »
Brainticket.

You may as well chuck in Irene Papas

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 01:55:10 AM »
I have a soft spot for Jan Anderson in Yes, maximum rofl

Sally Oldfield's 1978 album 'Water Bearer' is great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0q5-fdgcW4&list=PL04B88F1B8D37A854

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2020, 10:56:19 AM »
Inga Rumpf. More blues rock than prog.


Anybody who is ripped off by inspired Marillion is at least Prog adjacent

https://youtu.be/cIYkVPK9-N0?t=49

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9xux5fHHz0


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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2020, 01:33:10 PM »

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2020, 01:42:49 PM »
I have a soft spot for Jan Anderson in Yes, maximum rofl

Pavlov's Dog, too. Which I thought for YEARS was fronted by a female vocalist.

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2020, 01:39:35 AM »
Dorothea Raukes did some very acceptable warbling for Streetmark (albeit they were no longer really progging it by the time she was doing the lion's share of the singing).  Her voice is nothing spectacular, but it's solid and clear enough.

Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2020, 07:34:04 AM »
French singer Catherine Lara's second album (1972) has definite proggy elements, and is all-round excellent.
https://youtu.be/Vz9r-79Qz0g

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2020, 08:19:42 AM »
Pavlov's Dog, too. Which I thought for YEARS was fronted by a female vocalist.

and Druid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QccOTQNqzp4 at 3:20. Jon Anderson-a-like

Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2020, 11:24:28 AM »
Mellow Candle's Swaddling Songs is brilliant and fits the bill perfectly, I reckon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF6WhrEemT4

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2020, 11:26:47 AM »
Cos / Classroom.......... Mmmm.

Eskaton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrLSOKI4CmA A pair of female vocalists with different ranges, creating thrilling and unexpected clashing madness. For full Eskaton vocal effect, start at 4m 22s.
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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2020, 11:33:10 AM »
Does Saturn Rings by Michelle count?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuj1UT6Ic2A&t=45s

A psychedelic Laura Nyro.

Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2020, 02:54:21 PM »
Breaking the rules by 3 years, sorry:

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2020, 06:13:35 PM »
I think I know exactly what sound you're describing.  Soaring female folk sirens are my favourite sound.

Try:

Mr Fox - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqXh8U7DJUc  (One of my favourite ever songs)

Bread, Love & Dreams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAJfudV8KJ4&t=1228s

Midwinter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMkh6Rwdsbw

These Trails - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7kn36GWrlM

Hoelderlin Traum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGn6nLaTfqU

Can Am Des Puig - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmg6lNHStg0

Bran - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDnRGyoblHE

Turid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFxOCX1Epes&list=RD793buJ3ysbU&start_radio=1

Lal & Mike Waterson (Bright Phoebus) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRPk9QWhWQc&list=PLQBlIkhIpeYRDFsm9JsQNN2gT6EmTASeT&index=4

Haizea  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_SfRAutcKw

Elly & Rikkert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCo9ZQ_Gg2E&list=PLPaztBWnatcgulWIgh8uEfbq8d1cI2mJH


(I'll stop there, 'cause this is too much my jam not to spam).

Thanks! I'm still listening in order, and have found some good stuff from everyone... Right now, I'm at Bran. I liked the song you posted, and a few others. If I like one song, I try to check out their entire discography.

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2020, 11:58:41 PM »
It's all good, man.  Was surprised and inspired by seeing a thread with Spirogyra (has there ever been a greater contrast between the male and female singer in one band?  No there hasn't.  Still kind of works) and Trees (if ever any Folk Rock song kicketh'd ye olde arse, Murdoch was said song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suha38pojO0) suddenly popping up.  There've been loads of almost as good psychey folk bands in the last couple of decades with clear as a bell Goddesses on vocals who are worth looking up, too, but there was something about the very early '70s when it comes to lost gems.  I guess it was the golden age of record companies embarking on signing sprees which collectors are still attempting to sift through today.

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Re: Female Vocalist 70s Prog
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2020, 12:28:33 AM »
If you can include jazz fusion in the bracket then Seawind are a must. Brassy, sassy vocals courtesy of a half Hawaiian/Filipino. What is jazz fusion if not a proggier version of funk(or funkier version of prog)?

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