Music by Women

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StewieGriffinsMom Tue 01-Nov-11 08:03:03

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KRITIQ Tue 01-Nov-11 08:50:10

Just a few suggestions (some no doubt available 2nd hand so not requiring that jackpot payout . . . smile ) In no particular order:

Patti Smith
Emmylou Harris
Pearl Bailey
Karine Polwart
Nanci Griffith
Corrine Bailey Rae
Dinah Washington
Michelle Shocked
Suzanne Vega
Lucie Silvas
Roberta Flack
Polly Harvey

MrsClown Tue 01-Nov-11 08:55:14

Dont forget the amazing and wonderful Carole King. She was (and still is) amazing. Also, Helen Reddy who wrote I Am Woman.

HelveticaTheBold Tue 01-Nov-11 09:14:39

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StewieGriffinsMom Tue 01-Nov-11 09:18:10

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HelveticaTheBold Tue 01-Nov-11 09:21:08

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StewieGriffinsMom Tue 01-Nov-11 09:25:17

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AyeDunnoReally Tue 01-Nov-11 09:27:02

Great idea. I've been doing the same with TedTalks and only listening to those by women for a while.

Some more:

Kristen Hersh
Tanya Donnelly
and therefore...
Throwing Muses
The Breeders

Yes, I'm a 90s indie kid too. Then another backlash happened and here we are. Or maybe I just lost touch.

AyeDunnoReally Tue 01-Nov-11 09:27:46

Sorry, Donelly. I bet she hates that...

LaPruneDeMaTante Tue 01-Nov-11 09:46:39

Aimee Mann
Beth Orton
Cowboy Junkies
The Cranberries (remember them?)
Edie Brickell
Elastica
Kathryn Williams (I love her voice and am sure she'd like MN)
Leftfield
Leslie Feist
Norah Jones (too twee?)
PJ Harvey (I worship her)
Portishead

I think that list reflects my age quite well grin

FlossieFromCrapstonVillas Tue 01-Nov-11 09:52:02

Tracey Thorn
Liz Frazer
Sandy Denny
Chrissie Hynde
Bjork
Alison Moyet

EthelMoorhead Tue 01-Nov-11 09:53:13

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StewieGriffinsMom Tue 01-Nov-11 10:32:16

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reckoner Tue 01-Nov-11 12:59:56

Tori Amos
Aimee Mann
K's Choice

MrGin Tue 01-Nov-11 13:25:29

I'd say my music collection is around 50/50. I think women are pretty well represented in the music industry.

joan armatrading
bats for lashes
bjork
blondie
carly simon
cesaria evora
candy dulfer
chaka khan
donna summer
fleetwood mac
grace jones
kd lang
everything but the girl
nouvelle vague
the pretenders
rickie lee jones
rose royce
supreme beings of leisure
suzanne vega

madonna
kate perry
beyonce
britney spears
etc etc etc

AnonWasAWoman Tue 01-Nov-11 13:43:32

Oh, lovely idea! I am ignorant so won't participate much ... however, and in honour of my new name, if anyone is interested in carols already (I am! blush grin), then remember lots of lovely carols have words by anonymous (women?) writers and some also have tunes by anonymous (women?) composers. One of my favourites is 'Adam lay I-bowndyn'. smile

TenderlyLovinglyByAGoat Tue 01-Nov-11 13:45:14

it sometimes depresses me that there are so few female composers and conductors but especially composers

Prolesworth Tue 01-Nov-11 13:45:17

I'd love to listen to some classical music composed by women. Female composers are extremely thin on the ground sad

DoubleNegativePanda Tue 01-Nov-11 13:47:23

I think based on your list you'd like Susan Gibson and Terri Hendrix. They are two local Austin TX singer/songwriters. I think you can get them on iTunes, and they have pandora stations.

StewieGriffinsMom Tue 01-Nov-11 13:51:42

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DoubleNegativePanda Tue 01-Nov-11 13:52:21

Yep Susan is on iTunes. She's actually a friend of mine, she lives in our small town near Austin. She wrote Wide Open Spaces, so when you see t all over her iTunes page know that it's not a cover smile

TenderlyLovinglyByAGoat Tue 01-Nov-11 13:53:44

there are longish lists of them on the internet but when and where is their stuff ever performed or recorded? have only really heard of canicci

TenderlyLovinglyByAGoat Tue 01-Nov-11 13:54:26

CACCINI fucking iPad

BeerTricksPotter Tue 01-Nov-11 13:57:14

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TheSmallClanger Tue 01-Nov-11 15:12:27

Lykke Li
School of Seven Bells
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Warpaint
Veruca Salt (Seether=bloody brilliant)
Lana del Rey
Nancy Sinatra (criminally underrated)
Oh Land
Curve (90s again - a bit of a golden age for alt. women)
Miranda Sex Garden
Daisy Chainsaw (might not stand the test of time, but worth trying)
Mediaeval Baebes
Diamanda Galas
Edith Piaf
Ute Lemper (start with her Kurt Weill songs if unfamiliar)

Bizarrely, all of the new acts on this list were introduced to me through my male-heavy work!

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