Raspy Female Singers-Gimme More!

I don’t know why, but I love that sounds, especially when it isn’t coupled with predictable metal/hard rock. Help me find more besides what I’ve got here:

Janis Joplin-Try

Never the Bride-Going to California.

Kim Carnes-Bette Davis Eyes

Tina Turner-What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Tina and the B-Sides-Young Americans

Melissa Etheridge- I Want to be in Love

Suzi Quatro-Rock Hard

Bonnie Tyler-It’s A Heartache

Joan Jett-Have You Ever Seen the Rain

Lita Ford-Kiss Me Deadly

Sass Jordan-Make You a Believer

Beth Hart- Sky Full of Clover

Bettye Lavette-Sleep to Dream

Jordis Unga-The Man Who Sold the World

Sister 7-Know What You Mean

Brandi Carlile-What Can I Say

Stevie Nicks-Rhiannon

Wendy Bucklew-One Good Reason

Macy Gray-Still

Who else am I missing?

Lucinda Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip27VUOUqbc

Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
Nina Simone - Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele - Rumour Has It

Billy Holiday- Lady in Satin.

Gin Wigmore - blacksheep

Yvonne Fair - It should have been me

Wot, no Etta James?
Big Mama Thornton - Hound dog
Lorraine Ellsion - Stay with me baby
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - This train
Hard to imagine this predates WW2, it still sounds so fresh - Ruby Turner does a good version of this song - might fit into the OP criteria Staple Singers - I'll take you there
Paloma Faith - Just can't rely on you
Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue
Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation
If you think this sounds familiar, its because this has been sampled so many times.

Sister R

Alannah Myles - Black Velvet

This has been in heavy rotation on the radio lately. I could listen to that opening screech over and over again.

Alabama Shakes - Don’t Wanna Fight
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x-5OX7CO26c
Live version: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nin-fiNz50M

Not sure if this qualifies as ‘raspy’ but a recent artist might be Elle King.

Trivia: Her dad is Rob ‘The Rich Man’ Schneider from SNL*!*

Loved the Alabama Shakes. I need to catch them when they hit the DC area.

If you like Courtney Love/Brody Dalle style vocals then check out Lauren Tate of UK band Hands Off Gretel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IF9pFi-vYk

Joan Osborne, Shake Your Hips

Ruby Wilson, Hoochie Coochie Woman

You can take every one of the above mentioned women, put them in a bowl, and **Barbara Morrison **will eat them for breakfast!

Love Letter Bonnie Raitt at Farm Aid 1990 in Indianapolis- and I was there!

Rock Me Right - Susan Tedeschi channeling Janis Joplin

Cathy Richardson is a Chicago secret (shhhhh…) Here she is with Big Brother singing some Janis Joplin stuff, it’s a montage:


Here she is singing about a Chicago Suburb called Berwyn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOo9zve07is

Lissie - “Further Away (Romance Police)”
“When I’m Alone”

OP, I’ve been having a grand time exploring these voices – thank you!

I don’t know a single song of her I could recommend, but Gianna Nannini has nails for breakfast.

These I like:

Marla Glen - Run and hide
Sam Brown - Stop
Cassandra Wilson - Fragile
Teréz Montcalm - Voodoo Child (really interesting cover)
Mariska Veres of Shocking Blue might fit the bill - The long and lonesome Road
and maybe even Daliah Lavi - Here’s to you (a curiosity in English, French and German)

Her content is blocked here, but Melanie Safka (Ruby Tuesday) has quite a raspy voice.

Eliza Gilkyson – Think About You or The Party’s Over. Or really, anything from Beautiful World or Paradise Hotel.

Or a blast from the 80’s: Ferron’s Shadow’s on a Dime. Try Snowing in Brooklyn or Ain’t Life a Brook?.