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

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
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


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:

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?.