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Playlists WMW January 2017

January 1 2017 Barb

Cris Williamson,Song of the Soul,The Changer And The Changed: A Record Of The Times,1975,Olivia
Tierney Allen,Same Old Lang Syne,Same Old Lang Syne-youtube single,2016,youtube
Sarah McLachlan,Blue,A Tribute to Joni Mitchell,2007,Nonesuch
Alison Brown,Carolina in the Pines (w/The Indigo Girls),The Song of the Banjo,2015,Compass
Aimee Allen,New Day,Matter Of Time,2015,Azuline
Alice Wallace,Perfectly Painful Life,”Memories, Music & Pride”,2015,California Country
Alix Dobkin,If It Wasn’t for the Women,Love & Politics A 30 Year Saga,1992,Women’s Wax Works
The Bangles,What a Life,Sweetheart of the Sun,2011,Model Music Group
Ana Egge,Rock Me (Divine Mother),Bright Shadow,2015,Grace/Parkinsong
Anne Harris,You Don’t See Me,Gravity and Faith,2008,Rugged Road Reords
Rose,Man! I Feel Like a Woman,Girls Have More Fun (v/a),2014,PolyGram
Irene Cara,Flashdance…What a Feeling,Girls Have More Fun (v/a),2014,PolyGram
The Chenille Sisters,Chocolate,”Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm”,1992,Red House
Lynn Anderson,Just Like Jesse James,Girls Have More Fun (v/a),2014,PolyGram
Meg Christian,Face the Music,The Best Of Meg Christian,1990,Olivia
Phranc,Bulldagger Swagger,Goofyfoot,1995,Kill Rock *s
SJ Tucker,The Truth About Ninjas,Mischief,2011,SJ Tucker
Teresa Trull,Women Loving Women,Lesbian Concentrate,1977,Olivia
Seanan McGuire,Cartography,Wicked Girls,2011,Self-published/CDBaby
Tres Femmes,Friends,Tres Femmes,2004,Tres Femmes
Zoe Mulford,Welcome in Another Year,Bonfires,2009,Azalea City Recordings
ZZ Ward,Move Like U Stole It,’Til the Casket Drops,2012,Hollywood Records
3Hattrio,Blood River,Solitaire,2016,Okehdokee Records
Shelby Lynne,Why Me Lord,We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash,2012,Legacy
T Sisters,The Roaf,T Sisters,2016,unknown
Big Bad Gina,Freedom Connection,Lake of Dreams,2011,CD Baby
T Sisters,Sonnet #4,T Sisters,2016,unknown
Merry Clayton,Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow,2010,ODE
Neko Case,Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth,Middle Cyclone,2009,Anti-
Wilson Phillips,I Can Hear Music,Dedicated,2012,Sony Music

January 8 2017 Gina

Debbie Reynolds,Good Morning,Singin’ In The Rain (Deluxe Edition),1996,Turner Entertainment
Meryl Streep,I’m Checking Out,Postcards from the Edge,1990,You Tube
Carrie Underwood,Praying for Time,Idol Gives Back 2008,2008,You Tube
Jessica Manning,Starman,The Stone Song Sessions,2014,CC Entertainment
Ani DiFranco,To the Teeth,To the Teeth,1999,Righteous Babe Records
Lizzy Rose,Nervous Birds,Crocodile Tears,2016,Self Released
Julia McDonald,Gravity,Gravity,2016,Self Released
The 5 O’clocks,I Still Love You Anyway,#Not On Facebook,2016,Studio 23 Music
Lydia Luce,Linens,The Tides,2016,Self Released
Tegan & Sara,100X,Love You To Death,2016,Warpath Group
Bat for Lashes,Sunday Love,The Bride,2016,Warner Bros./Parlophone
Neon,Falling Forward,Beauty in the Breakdown,2016,Beauty in the Breakdown
Bonnie Raitt,Unintended Consequence of Love,Dig in Deep,2016,Redwing
Mavis Staples,Lay My Burdens Down,The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music,2016,Concord Music Group
Water Street,Foul Play,Waiting For Martin,2016,Self Released
Esperanza Spalding,Judas,Emily’s D+Evolution,2016,Concord Music Group
Danielle French,Take My Love,Miss Scarlett and the Madmen: Dark Love Songs,2016,Scarlett Raven Productions
Sylvana Joyce And The Moment,Trouble,Rosie,2016,Self Released
Emily Clibourn,Fools Gold,Blow,2016,Self Released
Melissa Etheridge,I’ve Been Loving You too Long (To Stop Now),Memphis Rock and Soul,2016,”MLE Music, Inc.”
Stella,Fumes,Selfish,2016,Self Released
Regina Spektor,Grand Hotel,Remember Us to Life,2016,Sire Records
Norah Jones,Burn,Day Breaks,2016,unknown
Brenna Whitaker,Misty Blue,Brenna Whitaker,2016,Verve
Catherine Russell,The Very Thought of You,Harlem On My Mind,2016,unknown

January 15 2017 Gina

Dionne Farris,Blackbird,Wild Seed – Wild Flower,1994,Columbia Records
Patty Griffin,Up to the Mountian (MLK song),Patty Griffin: Live From the Artists Den,2007,Artist Den Records
Nina Simone,Why?,Anthology,2003,RCA
Mahalia Jackson,Abraham Martin and John,Abraham Martin and John,2012,You Tube
Mavis Staples,MLK Song,Livin’ on a High Note,2016,Anti/Epitaph
Terry Winchell,Slumberland,Blue Flower,2016,Woodzilla Records
Julie Parisi Kirby,Firefly Song,In Her Dream,2016,Jaiya Records
Mary Beth Cross,”Long, Long Time”,Feels Like Home,2016,MBC
Anna & Elizabeth,Here to Get my Baby Out of Jail,Sun to Sun,2016,Free Dirt
Kaia Kater,Fine Times at Our House,Nine Pin,2016,Kingswood
Gina Forsyth,Copper Rooster,Copper Rooster & Other Tunes & Tales,2016,Waterbug
Marci Geller,Back Around,Square Peg,2015,sonic underground
Courtney Marie Andrews,Irene,Honest Life,2016,Mama Bird
T Sisters,Make it Rain,T Sisters,2016,unknown
Nancy McCallion,Old Woman’s Lament,Opossum and Pirates,2016,EMI
Erika Kulnys,I’m on Fire,Rise Up,2016,Erika Kulnys
Heather Styka,Sweet Weakness,The Bittersweet Tapes,2016,Kite Stipe Records
Lara Herscovitch,Misfit,Misfit,2016,La Rama
Deb Ryder,Grit Grease & Tears,Grit Grease & Tears,2016,Bejeb Music
Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire,Chicago Woman,Grown Ass Woman,2016,Delmark Records
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps,Spit it Out,Bonafide,2016,Jesi-Lu Records
Melissa Etheridge,I Forgot to Be Your Lover,Memphis Rock and Soul,2016,”MLE Music, Inc.”
Annika Chambers,Six Nights and a Day,Wild & Free,2016,Under The Radar Music Group
Wendy Rich,Song About Nothing,It’s All Nothing,2016,Self Released
Kat Riggins,Blues Is The New Black,Blues Revival,2016,Bluzpik
Ally Venable Band,Trainwreck,No Glass Shoes,2016,Connor Ray Music

January 22 2017 Barb

Cheshire Moon,Stand,Stand-single,2017,Bandcamp
Carol Williams,America the Beautiful,Empty Boots: commentaries on war and country,2008,Self Published
Judy Collins,Bread and Roses,Bread and Roses,1976,Elektra
Melissa Etheridge,Pulse,Pulse,2016,self-released
Roadcase Royale,Get Loud,Get Loud – single,2017,Soundcloud
Tracy Chapman,Talkin’ About a Revolution,Tracy Chapman,1988,Elektra
Heather Bishop,If You Love Freedom,Old New Borrowed Blue,1994,Mother of Pearl
Janis Ian,You Don’t Know My Heart,Undressed 2: Take No Prisoners,2000,Rude Girl
Jane Siberry,Positively Beautiful,Angels Bend Closer,2016,Sheeba
Jill Sobule,I Kissed a Girl,Women Live from Mountain Stage,1996,blue plate
Gerri Gribi,”We Will Not Stop, We Will Not Go Away”,The Gerri Gribi Songbook,2007,Gerri Gribi
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts,Everyday People,Joan Jett and The Blackhearts: Greatest Hits,2010,Blackheart Records
Beyonce,Rule the World (Girls),4,2011,Sony
Big Bad Gina,Love Is Love,Amazon Warrior Princess,2010,CD Baby
Melissa Etheridge,Brave and Crazy,Brave And Crazy,1989,Island
Alanis Morissette,You Oughta Know,Jagged Little Pill,1995,Maverick/Reprise
Sister Sledge,We Are Family,Club Verboten,1997,DDC Compact Classics
Alix Dobkin,Living With Lesbians,Living With Lavender Jane,1998,Wax Works
Brittany Howard,I Feel Free,Joy: Music From the Motion Picture,2015,ABCKO Records
Nina Simone,Mississippi Goddam,The Best of Nina Simone,1969,UMG
Patti LaBelle,Lady Marmalade,Club Verboten disk 3,1997,DDC Compact Classics
Demi Lovato,Confident,Confident,2015,Hollywood Records
Holly Near,Mountain Song,And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection,2002,Calico Tracks Music
Heather Bishop,You Don’t Own Me,A Taste Of The Blues,1986,Mother of Pearl
Loretta Lynn,The Pill,Respect: Rock to Electric Shock (v/a),1999,Rhino/ Wea
Holly Near,Singing for Our Lives,And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection,2002,Calico Tracks Music
Lori Lieberman,Rise,Bricks Against the Glass,2013,Imports
Gloria Gaynor,I Will Survive,The Best of Gloria Gaynor,1977,Polydor
“Pat “”Mother Blues”” Cohen”,God Bless the Child,”Pat “”Mother Blues”” Cohen”,2012,Self Released
Sue Fink,Boys Are So Sensitive,Thoughts at an Intersection,2009,Black Sheep Music

January 29 2017 Gina

Joan Osborne,Loves in Need of Love Today,How Sweet It Is,2002,Compendia
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts,Love is All Around,Joan Jett and The Blackhearts: Greatest Hits,2010,Blackheart Records
Alison Krauss,9 to 5,Just Because I’m A Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton,2003,Sugar Hill Records
America Ferrera,Women’s March on Washington Speech,Women’s March on Washington Speech,2017,You Tube
Andra Day,City Burns,Cheers To The Fall,2015,Warner Bros.
Mavis Staples,Will the Circle Be Unbroken,The Life and Times of Emmylou Harris,2016,Blackbird Music
Monica Rizzio,Delta Dawn,Washashore Cowgirl,2016,Monica Rizzio
Marianne Allison,I Could Fall for You,Till It Breaks My Heart,2014,Marianne Allison
Judy Kass,Selfless Deed,Beyond the Ash and Steel,2016,Self Released
April Verch,Cruel Willie,The Newpart,2015,Slab Town
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands,Working Girl Blues,The Hazel and Alice Sessions,2016,Spruce and Maple Music
Sarah Pierce,Wild Ones,Barbed Wire,2015,Little Bear Records
Ferron,Stand Up,Better than chocolate soundtrack,1999,WILL/lakeshore records
Tammy Duckworth,Women’s March on Washington Speech,Women’s March on Washington Speech,2017,nbcchicago.com
Indigo Girls,Go,Come on Now Social,1995,Epic
Melissa Etheridge,”Hold On, I’m Coming”,Memphis Rock and Soul,2016,”MLE Music, Inc.”
Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire,Hell Yeah,Grown Ass Woman,2016,Delmark Records
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps,My God is Better Than Yours,Bonafide,2016,Jesi-Lu Records
Gina Sicilia,I Cried,Sunset Avenue,2016,Blue Elan Records
Kathryn Hettel,Showtime,Cookin’ In The Kitchen With Dinah,2016,Critical Sun Recordings
Miss Whiskey,Baby What Do You Want Me To Do,One Cold Night,2016,Self Released
Ani DiFranco,Play God,Play God,2016,Righteous Babe Records
Alicia Keys,Women’s March on Washington Speech,Women’s March on Washington Speech,2016,You Tube
Patty Smith,People Have the Power,Dream of Life,1996,Arista Records




Womyn Making Waves 2017

I know I’ve said it before, but dammit, we are womyn and we are going to make waves, taking name and kicking booty. We are Womyn Making Waves, womyn’s music and music by women on WEFT 90.1fm http://weft.org.

Womyn Making Waves is Barb & Gina and we are on the radio from 1-3pm Central time. We stream live at weft.org and you can hear any show you miss on WEFT on Radio Free America for a total of 2 weeks after it airs, which lets you time shift for your listening pleasure.

WEFT is community radio. We don’t get money from either the Public Broadcasting Corporation or the National Federation of Public Broadcasters, the (although we do benefit from a small Illinois Arts Council grant). We are listener supported and volunteer operated. We get underwriting from local Community Partners but most of the support for WEFT comes from our volunteers.

You can find a history of WEFT on our website. Womyn Making Waves has been on WEFT since the very beginning, with the first WMW show happening on the first day WEFT went on the air–September 25, 1981. WEFT has been a supporter of the women’s community and the LGBTQ community for over 35 years and WEFT will continue to be in the vanguard of community support and activism for as long as we continue to occupy the airwaves.

Womyn Making Waves is looking for news and information from the local women’s and GLBTQ community as well as public service announcements  for the community. If you have something that you think should be on WMW, let us know. email kittent@gmail.com or call the station at 217-359-9338.


Women’s March on C-U taking place January 21st (via Smile Politely)

Women’s March on C-U taking place January 21st
January 12, 2017 / 12:10pm / Patrick Singer
From the Facebook event page:

The Champaign County Young Democrats are hosting a local Women’s March on C-U for those that cannot attend the national Women’s March on Washington. The plan is as follows:

– Meet at the gazebo in West Side Park at 11am
– March from West Side Park to Cowboy Monkey
– Program at Cowboy Monkey with words from local female leaders
– Live-stream of program from Washington march

We are excited about the growing group of local female leaders who are going to fire us up and give us important words of wisdom at our program. We will be announcing the speakers on our Facebook page during the week before the march. Please follow this event page for this information.

If you want to know more about how to help or be involved in this event, email us at champaignyoungdemss@gmail.com.


National event: facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/

OFFICIAL STATEMENT, National Organizers

On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us–women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.


This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights are welcome.

PLEASE SHARE, we need to spread the word everywhere! And there are groups forming for EVERY STATE, so search for your local group as well!