In honour of March 8th, International Women’s Day, Stylus Radio takes a look at just a few of the women who have made music awesome. Obviously, this would be a lot longer show if it were to be comprehensive… we’re only one hour folks. So I give you what I can. It’s a range of eras and genres, as well as perspectives from women; some songs lament while others are more in that “funky empowerment” category.
Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
Letta Mbulu – What’s Wrong With Groovin’
Miriam Makeba – The Lion Cries
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love
Dee Edwards – Why Can’t There Be Love
Martha and the Vandellas – Jimmy Mack
Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation
Marva Whitney – Things Got To Get Better (Salaam Remi Remix)
Marlena Shaw – California Soul (Diplo/Mad Decent Remix)
Elizabeth Shepherd – Reversed (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
Esther Phillips – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
Denise Lasalle – Sit Down and Hurt For A While
Gloria Lynne – If You Don’t Get It Yourself
Cresa Watson – Dead
Nina Simone – Four Women
Tune in to CKUW 95.9 fm in Winnipeg, or listen online at ckuw.ca, for the Thursday, March 5 edition of Stylus Radio.
And, if you’re in Winnipeg on March 8th, drop by The Albert for the IWD dance party with Mizz Brown and yours truly. We’ll be spinning from 8-midnight.
Hope you enjoy.