The list author says: "Omitted, but with honorable mention: Jackie De Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Olivia Newton John, Connie Francis, Helen Reddy, Amy Sky. See also my comments on my list MALE VOCALISTS FOR THE TIME CAPSULE."
"Unique voice. Her A material huge but scattered over many albums(true of even the best recording artists).Sometimes I wish she would enunciate lyrics more clearly. Much sought after by other artists for duets and harmonies. See my list: BEST OF EMMYLOU"
"Critics only praise music if it's sad, raw or socially 'relevant'. No room for gorgeous or angelic in this world? Add 4 of Karen's best performances... HAPPY, DESPERADO, END OF THE WORLD and my personal favorite: I HAVE YOU."
"Two better albums:Love Me Again and Fall into Spring(rarely on CD). Better still are her first 2 albums with ex-hubby Kris Kristofferson, Full Moon and Breakaway. HIS two best albums as well! See Listmania: BEST OF LOVELY RITA(COOLIDGE)"
"Including this one, all her Best Of/Greatest Hits collections are NOT! Any 'Best of' has to include TILL I GAIN CONTROL AGAIN, DREAMING MY DREAMS WITH YOU, WAYWARD WIND, WHEN I DREAM, DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, RIVER ROAD, STILL MISS SOMEONE,LIVING IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES, WE SHOULD BE TOGETHER, plus plus, For more see my CRYSTAL GAYLE (Shania Twain of the 70's)"
"Only early stuff here. Career did NOT end in the 70's. Consider: Adios, Feels Like Home, Across the Border, A River For Him, Talk to Me of Mendocino, Blue Bayou, I Never Will Marry,Dreams of San Joaquin, Still Miss Someone and many more. See Listmania: LINDA RONSTADT AT HER BEST."
"Best cover of 'Gentle on My Mind' plus her other hits. Best-selling female singer of the 50's and the most silky soothing voice this side of Karen Carpenter. Some of heyday work too old-fashioned for me, but she found a 2nd niche later crossing into 'countrypop'."
"Newest addition to my list. Fresh young talent with 3 CDs full of light pop songs with pleasing vocals, creative melodies, lyrics and rhythms. Good duet LUCKY on a Jason Mraz CD. 4th CD 'Gypsy Hear' disappointing. One good song: Land That's Far Away."
"Excellent gospel singer CD. GOD ON THE MOUNTAIN my favorite here, but many other goodies:IF THE LORD WASN'T WALKING BY MY SIDE, DOWN AT THE CROSS, I'M FREE. See my 'Christian Music For Those Who Often Find It Boring'."
"Her talent is only really showcased on a couple of songs per CD(usually ballads). So this is just a token representation. There is no real 'Best of' compilation yet. See my ALISON KRAUSS: Her Best So Far."
"Though she's a great talent, I'm not a huge fan because of (till recently) the sameness of her material a la Barbara Strident. But this is a solid CD, with a pleasing, more contemporary uptempo style."
"Her career finally took off with this Grammy winner. A late bloomer. See my list: SINGERS ADDED TO MY COLLECTION THIS PAST DECADE. This and 'Sweet Old World' are her two best CDs(both in the 90's). Since then, other than the fine song ARE YOU ALRIGHT?, she often sounds like she has awakened from a stupor, almost a caricature of her unique sleepy relaxed style."
"I confess I've never listened to an entire Joss Stone CD because her style of music isn't my favorite. But from the few times I've seen her on TV, it's obvious that this is one astounding talent. Former teen PHEENOM, now in her 20's."
"This collection actually DOES have all of her best. My own favorites: IN MY LIFE(the old Beatles song), FIRST BOY I LOVED, BIRD ON A WIRE, SOMEDAY SOON, BOTH SIDES NOW, DESPERADO. Afterthought: I wish they included LOVING OF THE GAME."
"YOU AND ME is my favorite Tammy recording. My second favorite isn't on this CD. It's called BENEATH THE PAINTED SKY. I couldn't quite fit Loretta Lynn or Reba McIntyre onto this list. Big stars who fit the stereotype of 'whine and twang' country music too closely for my liking. Sorry."
"Deserves a reputation beyond Nashville cred. Superb support vocals on Kristofferson CD 'Moment of Forever', especially on BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HERE. Saw her show in Nashville. This is her best CD so far but she needs better choices of songs."