Womyn's music and music by women

WMW Oct 21 2018 host Gina

Ani DiFranco,Hello Birmingham,Canon,2007,Righteous Babe Records

Anita Antoniette,Waiting on the World to Change,Waiting on the World to Change (The Voice Performance),2015,Universal Republic Records

Liz and the Lovelies,Progress Into Simplicity,Progress Into Simplicity,2017,Self

Marina Crouse,The Cisco Kid,Never Too Soon,2018,Little Village Foundation

Barbara Blue,Wild Women,Fish In Dirty H2O,2018,Big Blue Records

Vanja Sky,Crossroads of Life,Bad Penny,2018,Ruf Records

The Resonant Rogues,Am I Right,Hands in the Dirt,2017,The Resonant Rogues

Holly Near,Coup D’Etat,2018,2018,Calico Tracks Music

Iva Dawn,Are You Down,Hummingbirds & Helicopters:A Benefit for South Texas,2018,Cinquefoil Records

Chastity Brown,Whisper,Silhouette of Sirens,2018,Red House/Compass

B,Ghost,Ghosts Underneath My Skin,2018,Self Released

Daphne Lee Martin,Don’t Let the Sun Go Down,Scared Fearless,2018,Pleasure Loves Company/Les Petites Morts

Qristina Brooke,Grondeuse,Linger,2018,Self Released

Amy Ray,Last Taxi Fare,Holler,2018,Daemon Records

Tiffany Austin,Someday We’ll All Be Free,Unbroken,2018,Con Alma Music

Arianna Neikrug,Let’s Stay Together,Changes,2018,Concord Jazz

Rachel Caswell,Fragile,We’re All In The Dance,2018,Turtle Ridge Records

Judith Owen,Blackbird,Rediscovered,2018,Twanky Records

Jana Stanfield,I Wish You Strength,Let The Change Begin,2005,Relatively Famous Records

Jana Stanfield,Dare to Be,Let The Change Begin,2005,Relatively Famous Records


Her–Gracie & Rachel


About Her:

The courage it takes to call something out loud and to stand up tall when the odds may not be in our favor is nothing short of heroic. With our latest song and video, HER, we sought to highlight womxn, from a range of walks of life, womxn who have taken a stance when it wasn’t necessarily easy to do so, but those featured in the video are just a few among many who inspire us to continue to use our voices and demand to be heard.

The overwhelming support of the piece has encouraged us to take this mission further by making the song available for purchase on Bandcampand donating 100% of the proceeds to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. We have kicked this off with our donation to RAINN and hope you will do the same if you are able. You can purchase the song for as little as $1 and up to as much as you desire. May we continue to stand up for HER and for each and every HER out there.

October 14 2018 Womyn Making Waves host barb
Kasey Musgraves,Rainbow,Golden Hour,2018,MCA Nashville
Jennifer Corday,You Can’t Change Her DNA,You Can’t Change My DNA,2018,Envy Records
Lady Gaga,Look What I Found,A Star Is Born soundtrack,2018,Interscope Records
K.d. Lang,A Truly Western Experience – 25th Anniversary Edition,A Truly Western Experience – 25th Anniversary Edition,1985,Nettwerk
Gracie & Rachel,HER,youtube video,2018,youtube
Angel City Chorale (Sue Fink director),Africa,One World,2018,Angel City Chorale
Sue Fink,Leaping Lesbians,Lesbian Concentrate,1977,Olivia
Jamie Anderson,Forever Family (with Sue Fink),Listen,2002,Tunsami
Joan Armatrading,Water With the Wine,Joan Armatrading,1976,A&M
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts,Backlash,Joan Jett and The Blackhearts: Greatest Hits,2010,Blackheart Records
Lawrence Lebo,Bad to the Core,Old School Girl,2018,On The Air Records
Mary Chapin Carpenter,The Bug,Come On Come On,1992,Legacy Recordings
Wilson Phillips,I Can Hear Music,Dedicated,2012,Sony Music
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals,Ah Mary,This Is Somewhere,2007,Hollywood
Bangles,Lay Yourself Down,Sweetheart of the Sun,2011,Model Music Group
Tracy Chapman,For My Lover,Tracy Chapman,1988,Asylum
Phoebe Snow,Either or Both,Phoebe Snow,1974,shelter
Lady Gaga,Born This Way,Born This Way – Single,2011,Interscope Records
Sophie B. Hawkins,Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover,Tongues and Tails,1992,Columbia
Roxie Jane,Steal Your Thunder,Burning Bright,2018,Roxie Jane Music
Sarah McLachlan,Ice Cream,Fumbling Towards Ecstasy,1993,Arista/Nettwerk
Kristin Lems,Mammary Glands,Oh Mama – Plus!,2002,Carolsdatter
Claudia Schmidt,Broken Glass,Midwestern Heart,1981,Flying Fish
Sia,Death By Chocolate,Some People Have Real Problems,2008,Monkey Puzzle Records
Sheila Nicholls,Post Revolutionary Victory,All of Nature,2018,EssexGirl Music
Carly Simon,That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,Carly Simon,1971,Elektra
Vibronics,Woman Is Divine,Woman on a Mission,2018,Scoops
October 7 2018 Womyn Making Waves  host Gina
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings,MAtter of Time,Soul of a Woman,2017,Daptone Recording
St. Vincent,Hang on Me,Masseducation,2017,4AD
Tori Amos,Wings,Native Invader,2017,Decca/Verve
Betty Moon,Natural Disaster,Chrome,2017,Evolver
Roxie Jane,Higher,Burning Bright,2018,Roxie Jane Music
Aimee Lay,Cosmic Exchange,The Other Side of You,2017,Re-Hablo Music
Nina Simone,Revolution,Nina Simone Anthology,2003,RCA
Whitney Shay,A Woman Rules the World,A Woman Rules The World,2018,Little Village Foundation
Kat Danser,Light the Flame,Goin’ Gone,2018,Black Hen Music
Maggie Rose,Change the Whole Thing,Change The Whole Thing,2018,Starstruck Records
Letitia VanSant,For What It’s Worth,Gut It to the Studs,2018,Letitia VanSant
Lilly Hiatt,Royal Blue,Royal Blue,2015,Normaltown Records
Erin O’Dowd,Songwriter’s Breakfast,Old Town,2018,Horton Records
Amilia K. Spicer,Lightning,Wow & Flutter,2017,Don’t Fence Me In/Free Range
Melissa Etheridge,Scarecrow,Breakdown,1999,Island
Indigo Girls,Everything in Its Own Time,Shaming of the Sun,1997,Sony Music
Candi Staton,(What’s so Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding,Unstoppable,2018,Beracah Records
Melissa Ferrick,Welcome to My Life,Valentine Heartache,2001,Right On Records
Rebekah Long,The Swimming Song,Run Away,2017,Luk Records
Lydia Sylvia Martin,Cherry River Line,Chasing the Ghost,2017,Dryad
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn,Don’t Let it Bring You Down,Echo in the Valley,2017,Rounder
Jacki Stone,Red Light Fever,Like Hell It’s Yours,2018,El Hefe Music LLC
Joanne Shaw Taylor,My Heart’s Got A Mind Of It’s Own,Wild,2018,Sony Music
Anita Aysola,America,Beyond Our Dreams,2018,BMI
Veronneau,Song of Love,Love & Surrender,2018,Veronneau Music
India.Arie,”Strength, Courage and Wisdom”,Acoustic Soul,2001,Motown
Sept 9 2018 Womyn Making Waves host-Gina
Ani DiFranco,To the Teeth,To the Teeth,1999,Righteous Babe Records
The Flying Lizards,Money,Flying Lizards,2012,Shout Factory
The’s,Barracuda,Bomb the Rocks: Early Days Singles,2004,Sweet Nothing Records
Shonen Knife,Jump Into the New World,Adventure,2016,MGM
Vanja Sky,Hard Working Woman,Bad Penny,2018,Ruf Records
Candi Staton,People Have the Power,Unstoppable,2018,Beracah Records
Kara Grainger,Working My Way Back Home,Living With Your Ghost,2018,Station House Records
Lorraine Bowen,Julie Christie,Better Than Chocolate Soundtrack,1999,WILL/lakeshore records
Brigitte Purdy,Be the Light,Still I Rise,2018,Dirtshack Records
Rory Block,Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer,A Woman’s Soul,2018,Stony Plain
10,000 Maniacs,You Happy Puppet,You Happy Puppet,1989,Elektra Entertainment Group
Joan Armatrading,If Women Ruled the World,Square the Circle,1992,A&M
Deb Ryder,A Storm’s Coming,Enjoy The Ride,2018,VizzTone
Kat Danser,Voodoo Groove,Goin’ Gone,2018,Black Hen Music
Gina Sicilia,How Many Times,Heard The Lie,2018,Blue Elan Records
Kd Lang,The Joker,Drag,1997,Warner Bros.
Ani DiFranco,Deferred Gratification,Binary,2017,Righteous Babe Records
Giulia Millanta,If You Ask Me,Moonbeam Parade,2016,Ugly Cat
Joanne Shaw Taylor,Summertime,Wild,2018,Sony Music
Diane Patterson,Full Moon,Open Road,2018,Diane Patterson
Mavis Staples,Build a Bridge,If All I Was Was Black,2018,Anti


Sept 23 2018 Womyn Making Waves host-Gina
Ani DiFranco,To the Teeth,To the Teeth,1999,Righteous Babe Records
Project Mama Earth,Waterfall,Project Mama Earth,2017,Mascot / Provogue
Brenda Navarrete,Namaste,Mi Mundo,2018,Alma Records
Barbara Blue,Meet Me In Memphis,Fish In Dirty H2O,2018,Big Blue Records
Marina Crouse,The Cisco Kid,Never Too Soon,2018,Little Village Foundation
Michelle D’Amour and the Love Dealers,Let it Slide,Wiggle Room,2018,BluesKitty Records
Crystal Shawanda,I’d Rather Go Blind,Voodoo Woman,2017,New Sun Records
Amanda Fish,Not Again,Free,2018,VizzTone
Trudy Lynn,Never Been to Spain,Blues Keep Knockin’,2018,Connor Ray Music
Rory Block,Black Mountain,A Woman’s Soul,2018,Stony Plain
Joanne Shaw Taylor,I Wish I Could Wish You Back,Wild,2018,Sony Music
Maggie Rose,It’s You,Change The Whole Thing,2018,Starstruck Records
Rhiannon Giddens,Better Get it Right the First Time,Freedom Highway,2017,Nonesuch
Lee Ann Womack,Honkey Cat,Restoration: Reimagining The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin,2018,MCA Nashville
Anita Antoniette,Waiting on the World to Change,Waiting on the World to Change (The Voice Performance),2015,Universal Republic Records
Giulia Millanta,The House Always Wins,Moonbeam Parade,2016,Ugly Cat
Melissa Ferrick,Stars Outnumber Our Hearts,Melissa Ferrick,2015,Right On Records
Michelle Malone,Devil Moon,Beneath the Devil Moon,1997,VELVEL RECORDS
Daphne Lee Martin,Rainy Day Women #42,Scared Fearless,2018,Pleasure Loves Company/Les Petites Morts
Birds of Chicago,Travelers,Love in Wartime,2018,Signature
Corrine Bailey Rae,Since I’ve Been Loving You,Corrine Bailey Rae Special Edition,2007,EMI
TLC,Diggin’ On You,CrazySexyCool,1994,LaFace
Debra Mann,Woodstock,Full Circle,2018,Whaling City Sound


Sept 30 2018 Womyn Making Waves host Gina
Ani DiFranco,Amazing Grace,Dilate,1996,Righteous Babe Records
Kim Moberg,Resist,Above Ground,2017,Self Released
Nichole Wagner,Yellow Butterfly,And the Sky Caught Fire,2018,Star Catcher
Chastity Brown,Lies,Silhouette of Sirens,2018,Red House/Compass
Anna Egge,”Girls, Girls, Girls”,”Girls, Girls, Girls”,2018,Storysound Records
Rachael Sage,Sistersong 2018,Myopia,2018,MPress
Barbara Cassidy Band,By The Time it Gets Dark,Ford Hill Road,2018,Suspicious Motives
Kyle Carey,The Art of Forgetting,The Art of Forgetting,2017,Riverboat
Anna & Elizabeth,Ripest of Apples,The Invisible Comes to Us,2018,Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Amy Ray,Dadgum Down,Holler,2018,Daemon Records
Dionne Farris,Blackbird,Wild Seed – Wild Flower,1994,Columbia
Amanda Fish,Anymore,Free,2018,VizzTone
Brigitte Purdy,Lucille Don’t You Weep,Still I Rise,2018,Dirtshack Records
Deb Rhymer,Don’t Wait Up,Don’t Wait Up,2018,Self Released
Carolyn Fe,Nothin’ Doin’,Sugat Ko,2018,Self Released
Joan Armatrading,Secular Songs,Into the Blues,2007,429 Records
Melissa Etheridge,I Take You With Me,Boys On The Side Orginal Soundtrack,1995,Arista
Roseanne Cash,Winter in My Heart,Hopes and Dreams: Inspired By Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project,2018,Decca Gold
Olivia Chaney,IOU,Shelter,2018,Nonesuch
Eva G. Kane,Ain’t I Clever,Ain’t I Clever,2005,Silverware
Sheryl Crow,We Do What We Can,Tuesday Night Music Club,1993,A&M
Sheila Nicholls,How Strong (Woken Remix),All of Nature,2018,EssexGirl Music
Kate Callahan,Make You Feel My Love,Triumph,2018,Kate Callahan
Diane Patterson,Resolved,Open Road,2018,Diane Patterson
Ani DiFranco,Play God,Binary,2017,Righteous Babe Records

Janis Joplin was born in 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas. She was nicknamed Pearl. When she was young, she visited a friend who had albums of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Lead Belly whom she credited with influencing her desire to become a singer. She began to sing and perform in high school. She went through a period of time when she was overweight and had serious acne which other students used as an excuse to bully her and called her ugly names. Attending the University of Texas, Janice was reported to be “different“. The news article profile said, “She goes barefoot… and wears Levi’s … because they’re more comfortable and carries an autoharp… in case she gets the urge to break into song“.

Quick apology: I took a two week vacation and let the blog slide, but I’m back now. If you have anything you want posted here please let us know. If you have a request or you know of new music that we should be aware of, ditto. You can reply to this post, call us at the station when we are on the air (217-359-9338, Sunday 1-3pm Central), email wmwweft@gmail.com or kittent@gmail.com. If you want to support WEFT financially, you can make a donation by going to http://weft.org

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I have a new show! It is the Thursday Morning Menu show 6-9am on Thursday morning. Currently called Grrlz Eye View, but I don’t think I like that name as much as I originally thought, so if you have any ideas, feel free to let me know.