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Archive for November, 2018

Yes, Women CAN play guitar

I’ve been lazy about posting to the WMW blog lately, but I got inspired yesterday and then today hit on some things that just sucked me right in.

Yesterday on my other show (I Can Hear Music, Thursday 6-9am weft.org) I played a cut from International Blues Women – The Hopson Sessions by Heather Crosse called Why Does a Woman Need a Bass Guitar? I like guitar players and wandered around for awhile in my head and on the interwebz…

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Heather Crosse


which lead to Laura Viers, who sings a song called Carol Kaye (who is the Queen of the Bass Guitar and member of the Wrecking Crew, one of the best groups of session musicians on the West Coast–or maybe anywhere.)


and I found this later


Also, I played Ace of Cups, who were one of the first, if not the first, all girl rock and roll bands (they started in 1967, before Fanny)


Then, somehow, this morning I discovered that Mick Foley is a big fan of Nita Strauss, who is a big fan of Mick Foley, so I checked out some of her music (besides her solo album, Controlled Chaos, which came out in November she is also a guitarist for Alice Cooper!) Here is Nita and Lzzy Hale, doing the entrance for Evolution 2018, the first ever all women WWE pay per view)


After I looked at Nita, I did a search and here is the top 10 list of female guitarists of all time. (There are many lists)



To conclude, here is a list of Top 10 female bass players of all time, which takes us back to Carol Kaye.

WMW Playlist November 25 2018 host Gina

Ani DiFranco To the Teeth (Shoot-Out Remix) Swing Set 2000 Righteous Babe Records
Cheryl Arena Blues Got Me Blues Got Me 2018 Self
Lindsay Beaver Lost Cause Tough as Love 2018 Alligator Records
The Band The Weight The Last Waltz 2002 Warner-Rhino
Fiona Boyes Little Things Voodoo in the Shadows 2018 Reference/Blue Empress
Regina Bonelli Talk is Cheap Love Letter 2018 True Groove Records
Teeny Tucker From the Skies Put On Your Red Dress Baby 2018 TeBo Records
Del Ray Rocks and Gravel Solo 2017 Hobemian Records
Nichole Wagner Sparks & Gasoline And the Sky Caught Fire 2018 Star Catcher
Beth Wood Slip Slidin’ Away The Long Road 2018 Joy Echo Records
K.T. Oslin Do Ya’ K.T. Oslin: Super Hits 1987 Sbme
Natalia Zukerman Ice Cream Only One 2006 Talisman Records
Emmylou Harris Abraham, Martin and John At the Ryman 1992 Reprise
Brenda Navarrete Caravana Mi Mundo 2018 Alma Records
Zazi IJssalon Bernardo Ska Around the World 2018 Putumayo World Music
The Blue Dahlia I See Trees Differently – Reggae La Tradition Americaine 2018 Self
Mavis Staples Build a Bridge If All I Was Was Black 2018 Anti
Gina Sicilia Ready for Love Heard The Lie 2018 Blue Elan Records
Trudy Lynn Never Been to Spain Blues Keep Knockin’ 2018 Connor Ray Music
Maggie Rose The Letter Change The Whole Thing 2018 Starstruck Records
Corinne Bailey Rae Daydreaming Corinne Bailey Rae Special Edition 2007 EMI
Indigo Girls Fugitive Indigo Girls Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra disc 1 2018 Rounder
Rachelle Coba Dance These Blues Away Blink 2018 American Showplace Music
Sandy Carroll Headin’ Home Blues & Angels 2018 Catfood Records
Pink Bohemian ^Rhapsody Funhouse Tour 2009 2009 You Tube

WMW playlist Nov 18 2018 barb

Catie Curtis,My Shirt Looks Good On You,My Shirt Looks Good On You,2001,Ryko
Jefferson Starship,I Ain’t Marching Anymore (feat. Cathy Richardson),Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty,2009,”Lab Records, Inc.”
Holly Near,The Meek Are Getting Ready,Early Warnings,2002,Appleseed
Kathy Kallick Band,(It’s a) Horrible World,Horrible World,2018,Live Oak Records
Alice DiMicele,Ripple,Swim,2015,Alice Otter Music
Kris Angelis,Stained Glass,Pieces That Were Stolen,2018,Kris Angelis
The Ace of Cups,Medley (The Hermit/The Flame Still Burns/Gold and Green,Ace of Cups,2018,High Moon Records
Joanna Connor,Smoke It Up,Big Girl Blues,1996,Blind Pig
Linda Tuillery,Don’t Pray For Me,Lesbian Concentrate,1977,Olivia
Jennifer Corday,Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World,You Can’t Change My DNA,2018,Envy Records
Lawrence Lebo,Happy Anniversary Baby (Remix),Old School Girl,2018,On The Air Records
Alix Dobkin,Talking Lesbian,Living With Lavender Jane,1998,Wax Works
Alix Dobkin,The Woman in Your Life,Living With Lavender Jane,1998,Wax Works
Janis Ian,Stars,Working Without A Net (Disc 2),2003,Rude Girl
Carrie Newcomer,The Yes of Yes,Betty’s Diner: the Best of Carrie Newcomer,1998,When One
Flight of Fire,Stolen Voices (feat. The Stolen Voices Alliance,single,2014,Flight of Fire
Anne Hills,Woman in the Mirror,October Child,2012,Flying Fish
Margie Adam,My Mind Is Out To Get Me,Another Place,1993,Pleiades
Diane Patterson,Baby Loves Love,Open Road,2018,Diane Patterson
Barbara Blue,Come On In My Kitchen,Fish In Dirty H2O,2018,Big Blue Records
Dixie Chicks,Landslide,The Essential Dixie Chicks,2002,Columbia/Legacy
Diana Ross,Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,The No. 1’s,2007,Utv Records
Lisa Noe,Beginnings,Beginnings,2013,TNT Groove International
Robin Renee,”Namaste, Blessed Be”,This.,2013,Ménage Music

WMW playlist November 11 2018 host Gina

Ani DiFranco,To the Teeth,To the Teeth,1999,Righteous Babe Records
Christina Grimmie,”Hold On, We’re Going Home (The Voice Performance)”,”Hold On, We’re Going Home (The Voice Performance)”,2014,Universal Motown
Amy Winehouse,A Song for You,Lioness: Hidden Treasures,2011,Universal-Island Records
Nostalgia 77,Seven Nation Army,The Garden,2005,Tru Thoughts Records
Cat Power,Fortunate Son,Dark End of the Street,2008,Matador
Rosanne Cash,Ode to Billie Joe,Library of Congress Performance,2013,You Tube
Goodnight Moonshine,We Need You,”I’m the Only One Who’ll Tell You, You’re Bad”,2018,Self Released
Laurie Macallister,A Thousand Years,The Lies the Poets Tell,2018,Self Released
Katie Cole,Time On My Hands,”Things That Break, Pt. 1″,2018,Katie Cole
Ana Egge,Let the Light In,White Tiger,2018,Storysound Records
Daphne Lee Martin,Young Man’s Game,Scared Fearless,2018,Pleasure Loves Company/Les Petites Morts
Mavis Staples,Peaceful Dream,If All I Was Was Black,2018,Anti
Tracy Chapman,Talkin’ Bout a Revolution,Tracy Chapman,1988,Elektra
Amy Ray,Sparrow’s Boogie,Holler,2018,Daemon Records
Lucia Comnes,I’m With You,Held in the Arms,2018,Delfina
Laura Cantrell,The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,Trains and Boats and Planes,2008,Diesel Only Records
Beth Orton,Ooh Child,The Other Side of Daybreak,2003,Astralwerks
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall,Nice Work if You Can Get It,Love Is Here To Stay,2018,Verve
Cécile McLorin Salvant,The Gentleman Is A Dope,The Window,2018,Mack Avenue Records
The Count Basie Orchestra,Honeysuckle Rose,All About That Basie,2018,Concord Jazz
Corrine Bailey Rae,Season’s Change,Corrine Bailey Rae,2006,Capitol Records
Jen Chapin & Rosetta Trio,You Haven’t Done Nothing,Light of Mine,2008,Purple Chair Music
Dido,Thank You,No Angel,1999,Arista Records
Andra Day,Rise Up,Cheers To The Fall,2015,Warner Bros.

WMW Playlist November 4 2018 host barb

Daphne and the Mystery Machine,I Believe in the Sunshine,King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller,2018,BMG Entertainment
Sarah Mendelsohn,I Can’t Believe,If,2018,Rocmac Music
Tia McGraff,The Faithful Ones,Stubborn In My Blood,2018,Bandana
Nancy Cassidy,How Wrong Is Wrong,River’s Rising,2018,Twitter Twatter
Rachael Sage,Tomorrow,Myopia,2018,MPress
Nichole Wagner,Dynamite,And the Sky Caught Fire,2018,Star Catcher
Holly Near,Mountain Song/Kentucky Woman,Imagine My Surprise!,1978,Redwood Records
Molly Venter & Goodnight Moonshine,Scientist,I’m the Only One Who Will Tell You You’re Bad,2018,Keep the Sparks Records
Lizanne Knott,Excellent,Anthology,2018,Transoceanic
Letitia VanSant,Dandelions,Gut It to the Studs,2018,Letitia VanSant
Joni Mitchell,Big Yellow Taxi,Shine,2007,Hear Music
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals,Mastermind,This Is Somewhere,2007,Hollywood
Heather Bishop,Taking My Baby Uptown,A Taste Of The Blues,1986,Mother of Pearl
Grace Vandiver & Friends,I Drink (Mary Gautier),Trail of Light,2005,Note to Self Recordings
Elizabeth Cook,Sometimes It Takes Balls To Be A Woman,Balls,2007,31 Tigers
Brandi Carlile,Have You Ever,The Story,2007,Sony
Dixie Chicks,Not Ready to Make Nice,The Essential Dixie Chicks,2002,Columbia/Legacy
Nedra Johnson,Any Way You Need Her (feat. David Johnson),Nedra,2005,Big Mouth Girl records
Melissa Etheridge,I Run For Life,Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled,1989,Island
Elaine Paige,Bohemian Rhapsody,The Queen Album,1998,”Virgin Records, Ltd.”
Carly Simon,Scar,Bedroom Tapes,2000,Arista
Dani & Lizzy,Dive In,Work of Heart,2016,604 Records
Seanan McGuire,Carnival Glass,Wicked Girls,2011,Self-published/CDBaby
Amy Lavere,Dark Moon,Runaway’s Diary,2014,ARCHER Records
Seanan McGuire,Pretty Little Dead Girl,Stars Fall Home,2007,Self Published
Sister Sadie,I’m Not A Candle In The Wind,Sister Sadie II,2018,pinecastle
Jane Siberry,Pontchartrain,Hush,2000,Sheeba Records
Taylor Dane,I Will Be Your Shelter,Women for Women (v/a),1994,PolyGram