for your listening pleasure…

[readermail]Last week, on, there was a discussion about men who won’t listen to female singers/bands – which is just stupid.

In response, my latest podcast is Women Who Rock, a (rather unimaginatively titled) mix of rock, soul, blues, and jazz tracks by mankind’s better half.

Track Listing:

  • Elastica – Connection
  • Pretenders – Precious
  • Goldfrapp – Lovely 2 C U
  • Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
  • Madonna – Into The Groove
  • Ann Peables – I Can’t Stand the Rain
  • Fiona Apple – Tymps (The Sick in the Head Song)
  • Holy Cole – Little Boy Blue
  • Erykah Badu – Tyrone
  • Cassandra Wilson – Time After Time
  • Lucinda Williams – Essence
  • The Slits – Typical Girls
  • Blondie – Dreaming
  • Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits
  • Kelly Clarkson – Since You’ve Been Gone
  • B’52’s – 52 Girls
  • Sahara Hotnights – Rockaway Beach
  • Martha & the Vandalls – Dancing In The Street
  • The Breeders – Cannonball
  • Christina Marrs – Darling Niki
  • Nina Simone – Feelin’ Good
  • Stars – Ageless Beauty (The Most Serene Republic Remix)
  • Cat Power – Wonderwall
  • Bangles – Manic Monday
  • Shannon – Let The Music Play
  • Nikka Costa – Like a Feather
  • Sugercubes – Birthday
  • Inara Geirge – Genuis
  • Siouxsie & the Banshees – Mirage
  • Yum Yum Orange! – I Want To Be Your Boyfriend
  • Aretha Franklin – I Get High
  • Jill Scott – Gimme’
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train to Georgia
  • Mary Lou Lord – Nineteen
  • Patty Griffin – Truth (No. 2)
  • Etta James – Tell Mama

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  1. Lucy

    I see Chrissie Hynde’s and Blondie’s presence in your list but, where are the Wilson sisters?

  2. Lauren

    The Most Serene Republic Remix of Stars’ “Ageless Beauty” is outstanding. I prefer it to the original.Excellent mix. I like that you didn’t pick the most obvious songs associated with each artist.

  3. parcequilfaut

    That? Is awesome. I haven’t listened to “Tyrone” in like three years, but that song rules (as well as does the “Afro” freestyle off that same CD).May I add, respectfully, Rasputina’s “Ice Hotel”?

  4. Alice

    Lucy, I’m guessing you mean Ann & Nancy rather than Carnie & Wendy, although I’m a fan of both.

  5. irene

    because the men have been busy with bryanboy. if you dunno bryanboy, then you’ve been living under a rock.

  6. juliette

    re parcequilfaut: how about the entire album? but ice hotel is superb. very good call.

  7. Sandy

    Thanks to VH1’s relentless plugging, I have recently become a huge fan of Corinne Bailey Rae’s, especially “Put Your Records On.”

  8. SueNammy

    Karen Carpenter is starving to make your list.Throw her a bone.

  9. Dave

    I was actually gonna’ throw on some Heart and that Corinne Bailey Rae tune, along with Billie Holiday, Garbage, Bettye LaVette, and some other songs. But I didn’t want to end up with … like a four hour mix or something.Anyways … hope ya’ll enjoy the mix and thanks for the plug Pamie!

  10. Dave

    I was actually gonna’ throw on some Heart and that Corinne Bailey Rae tune, along with Billie Holiday, Garbage, Bettye LaVette, and some other songs. But I didn’t want to end up with … like a four hour mix or something.Anyways … hope ya’ll enjoy the mix and thanks for the plug Pamie!

  11. Kayla

    I’m glad to see Patty Griffin make the list. She is my music icon.

  12. Omar G.

    God, I love Elastica. And Kelly Clarkson. And everyone else on that list.Only ones I’d add are PJ Harvey and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Karen O. is my hero and personal savior.

  13. Veronique

    I’m really happy to see Nikka Costa made the list. She’s a great singer and her songs are full of strength and hope. Like a Feather and Everybody Got Their Something are her two most known songs, but her two CDs are great.Great list, by the way. There are many songs I don’t know but what I know, I like / love. Thanks!

  14. parcequilfaut

    Re: juliette….Entire album, yes, but that’s almost my favorite. :)Also, the Geraldine Fibbers’ BUTCH, in toto.

  15. Carol Elaine

    I’m listening to it right now and wishing I could blast it (maybe I should listen to it at work…). Awesome. Simply awesome.Thank you, Dave and Pamie! Ya know, Dave, if you had to put together “WWR II: Electric Boogaloo” (or perhaps “Daughter of Women Who Rock”) to accomodate those who couldn’t fit in the first round, well, I don’t think anyone would object…

  16. Michelle

    Love me some Patty Griffin. That woman’s voice could make a boulder break down and cry.Not sure I’d’ve chosen Truth #2 as Patty Griffin 101… only because it’s a little country/bluegrassy sounding (Emmylou Harris sings backup) which could cause some folks to tune out in a hurry. But if you’re like me, once you hear enough of her stuff to get hooked, you’d end up willing to listen to her sing the Oscar Meyer Wiener jingle and be happy you had the chance.Her album Living With Ghosts is just mind-blowing. Truly.

  17. Dave

    You know, Carol Elaine, I wasn’t planning on making a second Women Who Rock mix but “WWR II: Electric Boogaloo” might be too good a title to let go to waste.And I agree, Michelle, Truth (No. 2) isn’t my favorite Patty tune – that would have to be either Rain or Making Pies. I just came across that performance of Truth and really dug it.

  18. Carol Elaine

    My G-d, Dave, Rain is a stunning song – I wrote about it in a blog entry a couple of years ago (love me some Patty Griffin).And really, what title isn’t made better by the addition of “Electric Boogaloo?”

  19. Dave

    Not just titles, I’m pretty sure everything is made better by the addition of “Electric Boogaloo?”In fact, I’m going to just start adding it to the end of my sentances:”I’ve got to go to work, Electric Boogaloo.””My stomach is killing me, Electric Boogaloo.””Pluto is no longer a planet, Electric Boogaloo.”

  20. Michelle

    “Rain” is gorgeous and “Making Pies” gave me chills when I heard her do it live. But I gotta go with “Poor Man’s House.” I heard her sing that at a “guitar pull” show with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dar Williams, and Shawn Colvin. When Patty busted out with “Poor Man’s House” for her first song, I actually felt bad on behalf of the tunes the others had done. That song’s got *teeth*.(The four of them did an encore together of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” which was, believe it or not, beautiful. But that’s a whole other post probably.)

  21. Carol Elaine

    Dave, please don’t remind me that Pluto’s no longer a planet. *sniff* That hurts my poor lil’ Pluto loving heart.Pluto, you’ll always be a planet to me, Electric Boogaloo.

  22. Tarn

    I saw no Ella on that list…I’m sure that’s just an accidental oversight. Other than that, the list is fabulous! I love every single one of those artists, except for the 2 or 3 that I haven’t heard of, so I’m assuming they’re fabulous too, just by association.How about Joss Stone? Sleater-Kinney? That “Hot Topic” song by Le Tigre where they give shoutouts to many other artists, mostly female, *including* Sleater-Kinney?

  23. Babs Johnson

    Chrissie – checkDebbie – checkMadonna – checkEtta – checkTina – checkStevie -Stevie – ?Stevie – ???There’s a glaring omission in your list.

  24. juliette

    re: dave – HEE! :Dway to add electric boogaloo topically. might i add ‘tropical depression five may become a hurricane electric boogaloo’ and ‘i really miss layne staley electric boogaloo’.wow you’re right. that IS better.

  25. PollyQ

    What, no Eurythmics?!?Eurythmics – “Missionary Man”, one of the all-time great crank-up-the-radio-and-floor-the-gas rock songs.

  26. Dave

    You know, Pollyq, I totally agree.Missionary Man was actually on the first couple of versions of this mix I threw together – but it just never really fit anywhere … electric boogaloo.