id seriously recommend to anyone interested in the great and different singing of women to get this.
Hot Women: Women Singers From The Torrid Regions Of The World
compiled by robert crumb from his massive collection or wierd and wonderful collection of 78's. features women singers from all over the world. lots of different voices and a very interesting album.
also, i think most of the music was recorded between the turn of the century and the 1930's.