Friday, January 22, 2021

VA - Great Female Singers in Rock, Pop & Soul (A Butterboy Compilation) (6 x CD's)



VA - Great Female Singers in Rock, Pop & Soul (A Butterboy Compilation) (6 x CD's)

Countless women have shaped the history of music and given us wonderful memories to recall. There a many great female vocalist across all the musical landscapes each of who displayed values that have made them stand out in the music industry. Their voices are noticeable each and every time.  Each artist is different from each other and generally with a unique sound that covers originality, range, emotion, versatility, power and lasting popularity.

Here are highlighted 120 of the best female singers from the rock, pop and soul genres. You may not agree with all the choices and you will definitely ask "what about..."  but that the beauty of these type of compilations. There are so many more artist to add to the lists so there will be another set of comps that highlight the ones you may find are missing. There is a Jazz voices compilation in the works that will cover a lot of ground missed out here. This compilation focuses on women in Rock, Pop and Soul so I hope you enjoy what is on offer.


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Track lists

CD1 Rock

01 Janis Joplin Piece of My Heart 4:15

02 Melanie Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) 3:55

03 Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) I'll Stand By You 3:57

04 Bonnie Raitt I Can't Make You Love Me 5:33

05 Jackie Deshannon Needles and Pins 2:38

06 Joan Armatrading Love and Affection 4:26

07 Sandy Denny Who Knows Where the Time Goes 4:31

08 Annie Lennox Why 5:04

09 Joni Mitchell A Case of You 4:23

10 Carly Simon You're So Vain 4:18

11 Rickie Lee Jones My Funny Valentine 3:50

12 Heart Crazy on You 4:51

13 Petula Clark This is My Song 3:16

14 Aimee Mann Save Me 4:35

15 Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) Songbird 3:21

16 Tracy Chapman Fast Car 4:59

17 Joan Baez Diamonds & Rust 4:45

18 Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) Somebody to Love 2:56

19 Laura Nyro And When I Die 2:42

20 Ani Difranco Not a Pretty Girl 3:58

21 Cass Elliot Dream a Little Dream of Me 3:23

CD2 Rock

22 Patti Smith Because the Night 3:25

23 Pat Benatar Heartbreaker 3:27

24 Laura Branigan Gloria 4:53

25 Berlin Take My Breath Away 4:11

26 Patty Smyth The Warrior 3:59

27 Tori Amos Winter 5:41

28 Cyndi Lauper Time After Time 4:01

29 Shirley Manson (Garbage) Stupid Girl 4:18

30 Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) 3:46

31 Dolores O'riordan (Cranberries) Zombie 5:07

32 Emmylou Harris Wayfaring Stranger 3:28

33 Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know 4:09

34 Melissa Etheridge Come to My Window 3:54

35 Sarah McLachlan Angel 4:29

36 Annie Haslam (Renaissance) Ashes Are Burning 11:21

37 Liz Phair Divorce Song 3:20

38 Nico Chelsea Girls 7:25

39 Martha Davis (Motels) Only the Lonely 3:16

40 Linda Ronstadt Blue Bayou 4:00

41 Alannah Myles Black Velvet 4:48

42 Shirley Alston (Shirelles) Will You Love Me Tomorrow 2:43

CD1 Pop

01 Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man 2:26

02 Dionne Warwick Walk on By 2:52

03 Gale Garnett We'll Sing in the Sunshine 2:59

04 Lesley Gore You Don't Own Me 2:28

05 Carole King (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman 3:49

06 Carpenters Superstar 3:46

07 Cilla Black Anyone Who Had a Heart 2:49

08 Connie Francis Mama 3:57

09 Christina Aguilera Beautiful 3:58

10 Joan Osborne One of Us 4:14

11 Suzanne Vega Luka 3:51

12 Gladys Knight and the Pips Midnight Train to Georgia 4:37

13 Eva Cassidy Fields of Gold 4:43

14 Norah Jones Don't Know Why 3:04

15 Blondie Call Me 3:32

16 Arlene Smith (Chantels) Maybe 2:41

17 Judy Craig (Chiffons) He's So Fine 1:56

18 Vanessa Williams (& Brian McKnight) Love Is 4:46

19 Sinnad O'connor Nothing Compares 2 U 5:08

20 Adele Hello 4:55

CD2 Pop

21 Faye Adams Shake a Hand 2:54

22 Wanda Jackson Let's Have a Party 2:06

23 Diana Ross Touch Me in the Morning 3:28

24 Bette Midler The Rose 3:34

25 Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go's) Vacation 2:59

26 Fiona Apple Slow Like Honey 5:56

27 Des'ree Kissing You 4:57

28 Bjork It's Oh So Quiet 3:38

29 Lavern Baker Tweedle Dee 3:06

30 Pink So What 3:35

31 Ruth Brown Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean 2:55

32 Kate Bush Army Dreamers 3:14

33 Brenda Lee Sweet Nothin's 2:25

34 Natalie Cole Inseparable 2:26

35 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You 4:24

36 Judy Collins Send in the Clowns 4:00

37 Patti Labelle Over the Rainbow 3:46

38 Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On 4:41

39 K.D. Lang Constant Craving 4:37

40 Amy Winehouse Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 4:22

CD1 Soul

1 Erma Franklin Piece of My Heart 2:37

2 Darlene Love (Today I Met) the Boy I'm Gonna Marry 2:48

3 Aretha Franklin A Natural Woman 2:41

4 Maxine Brown All in My Mind 2:30

5 Ronettes Be My Baby 2:39

6 Mary Wells My Guy 2:50

7 Dee Dee Sharp Two Loves 2:39

8 Carla Thomas Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) 2:21

9 Martha Reeves & the Vandellas Dancing in the Street 2:36

10 Sade No Ordinary Love 7:22

11 Brenda Holloway Every Little Bit Hurts 3:09

12 Mavis Staples (Staple Singers) I'll Take You There 4:36

13 Irma Thomas It's Raining 2:10

14 Denise Lasalle Trapped By a Thing Called Love 2:44

15 Alicia Keys, Miri Ben-Ari, Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, William "Spaceman" Patterson, Cindy                 Mizelle, Andricka Hall, Tammy Saunders Fallin' (Radio Edit) 3:30

16 Oleta Adams Get Here 4:36

17 Esther Phillips Release Me 3:19

18 Millie Jackson If Loving You is Wrong I Don't Want to Be Right 3:49

19 Mary Wilson (Supremes) Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Mary Wilson Solo Version) 3:13

20 Etta James At Last 3:02

21 Roberta Flack First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 5:23

CD2 Soul

22 Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain 2:33

23 Teena Marie Dear Lover 5:16

24 Joss Stone Fell in Love With a Boy 3:38

25 Doris Duke How Was I to Know You Cared 2:38

26 Jennifer Holliday And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going 4:05

27 Minnie Riperton Inside My Love 4:48

28 Patti Austin Baby, Come to Me 3:37

29 Jean Terelle (Supremes) Stoned Love 3:47

30 Anita Baker Caught Up in the Rapture 4:08

31 Florence Ballard Yesterday 2:37

32 Linda Jones Your Precious Love 4:38

33 Tina Turner Proud Mary (With Ike Turner) 4:58

34 Rufus & Chaka Khan You Got the Love 4:39

35 Linda Clifford Red Light 3:42

36 Betty Wright Clean Up Woman 2:47

37 Doris Troy Just One Look 2:30

38 Lauryn Hill To Zion 6:10

39 Melba Moore This is It 3:30

39 Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart 4:32

41 Freda Payne Band of Gold 2:52

42 Donna Summer MacArthur Park 3:57




  1. Massively, masterly done.
    I see a lot of faves in there.

    1. Hi D,
      Had this one sitting around for a while. Glad you like it.


  2. I enjoy your comps. Glad you are back here. Not a fan of TZ.

    1. Thank you ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ.
      Good to be back.
      Lets see how 2021 pans out for all.


  3. I think this is the best comp I have seen from you. I absolutely love it. Well done.

  4. Anyone else have problems with the host? I have been unable to complete a download

    1. Hi Phillip Siney,
      I have tested the links and they are working fine.
      May I suggest you use a VPN to download. This seems to work for others with the same issue.


  5. Hey Butterboy nice to see you back. I used to visit from time to time, but not after the reopening date. Thanks for reconsidering and for the music

  6. Hi Little Bill.
    Thanks for the greeting.
    I hope you enjoy your visits here.
    Let hope 2021 is a year of improvements.


  7. Hi, Butterboy, Sir! Just discovered you are back, what a joy and expectations of new gems. Unfortunately, some links on Krakenfiles not working: VA - Great Female Singers in Rock, Pop & Soul, A to Z of Australian Rock parts. Sorry to bother you, but someone has to point this out for future loyal followers of your blog😀.

    1. Hi Gennady Mikhanosha
      KrekenFiles had a major issue a little while ago. I lost many files. So its great when the readers mention lost links. I am always happy to reinstate them.
      In saying that VA - Great Female Singers in Rock, Pop & Soul, has been new links and is tested and working.
      A to Z of Australian Rock can be found here:


  8. Thank you for a fine spotlight on humankind's finer gender, and her heart and perspective and voice. I picked this compilation up here a week or two ago, and somehow missed thanking you. So, belatedly, thank you, sir, and all our sisters. Cheers!

    1. Thank you Aging Child,
      I nearly didn't split the tracks into genres. The first take had them all mixed together.
      I hope you are still enjoying it.


  9. Hi, Butterboy, Hope all is well. This is a great compilation however the links are not working. Any alternate links?

    1. Hi DJ focus
      New links established , tested and working.