Let's begin with Billie Holiday:
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Nicknamed "Lady Day," she is considered by many the greatest of all female jazz singers. I agree. Here is one song, Good Morning Heartache, that may convince you, too.
A female singer of a very different sort was Koko Taylor, often dubbed the "Queen of Chicago Blues":
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She is rough and ready, a barrelhouse belter of the first order. I love her. Here's a performance of her signature song -- the one that lent its name to the drawing's title -- along with the man who wrote it, Willie Dixon, from 1989. Get ready to boogie!
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