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Women Music March #24 (final) — Joni Mitchell

Here we are, on the last day of my special feature, Women Music March. It has been a lot of fun doing these every day. Next year, I'll start on March 1. Today is featured my favorite female musical artist, Canadian singer-songwriter-musician, Joni Mitchell. There is a wealth of information out there on Joni, so… Continue reading Women Music March #24 (final) — Joni Mitchell

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Women Music March #23 — Grace Slick (in Great Society)

Jim Adams suggested I feature Grace Slick on Women Music March. Thank you, Jim, I was surprised at how much I learned about Grace while composing the post. Please feel free to add any other information on her in the comments section. Grace Slick (born Grace Barnett Wing, October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter,… Continue reading Women Music March #23 — Grace Slick (in Great Society)

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Women Music March #22 — Diana Ross

I remember when Lady Sings the Blues came out at the theater and how enthralled I was with it, how glamorous everyone looked and how fraught with emotion it was. I remember having the album and listening to it enough to pick favorite songs. This one is my favorite from it. Diana Ross (born March… Continue reading Women Music March #22 — Diana Ross

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Women Music March #21 — Sinead O’Connor

Sinéad O'Connor is a musical artist who has had her fair share of controversy. Some might even call her a political activist. I'm not very familiar with her music, but I do love her cover of Prince's “Nothing Compares to U.” I listened to and read the lyrics of quite a few songs before choosing… Continue reading Women Music March #21 — Sinead O’Connor

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Women Music March #20 — Tina Weymouth

I've always enjoyed the music of Talking Heads. Happening across a documentary on bass player, Tina Weymouth, Tom Tom Club came up. Way led onto way and here we are with today's Woman Music March featured artist. After the lyrics to the song, there is a bonus video: a short documentary on this amazing songwriter/musician.… Continue reading Women Music March #20 — Tina Weymouth

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Women Music March #19 — Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro, born Laura Nigro, October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension… Continue reading Women Music March #19 — Laura Nyro

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Women Music March #18 — Mitski

Anyone who has read my blog for awhile knows I love Mitski (thanks again, Hans, for introducing me to her music!) So far I've only covered songs from her last 3 (of 5) albums. Today I went looking for one I hadn't covered so far and found treasure. Someone made a playlist of every song… Continue reading Women Music March #18 — Mitski

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Women Music March #17 — Cynthia Erivo

I know Cynthia is not a superstar (yet!) but she is on her way, mark my words! Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo (born January 8, 1987) is an English actress, singer, and songwriter. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Tony Award and a Grammy Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards.… Continue reading Women Music March #17 — Cynthia Erivo

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Women Music March #16 — Dolly Parton

I've always enjoyed Dolly Parton's music and acting. After watching her in Ken Burns' Country Music series, I admire her even more. Dolly is a superstar in many fields, not the least of which is business. Today is another two-fer, with the 2nd song after the lyrics of the first song. Dolly Rebecca Parton (born… Continue reading Women Music March #16 — Dolly Parton

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Women Music March #15 — Nina Simone

I've heard a few songs by Nina Simone but know very little about her. I do know that the songs I've heard have all been political anthems. This one is no exception. Please check out the bonus video after the lyrics to Four Women. Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), known professionally… Continue reading Women Music March #15 — Nina Simone