Welcome to Jennie and Jamie's "History of Women in Rock" workshop for The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp! We will be leading this workshop for the first and second session of camp this year, but this information will be around for you to see when camp is over.
Feel free to watch these videos and click on the links (colored and/or underlined) to learn more about the women that inspire you.
There are so many amazing women who have brought us so much music we couldn't include everyone, but please click on the bottom of this post where it says "comments" and tell us what you think.
Bessie Smith - "St. Louis Blues" (1929) Classic Blues
Big Mama Thornton - "Hound Dog" (1965)
Rhythm & Blues
Rhythm & Blues
Wanda Jackson - "Heart Headed Woman" (1950s) The Queen of Rockabilliy
Martha and the Vandellas - "Dancing in the Street" (1964) Motown
Tina Turner - "Fool in Love" and "Work Out Fine" Medley (1965) Rhythm & Blues and Rock
Dolly Parton - "Coat of Many Colors" (1971) Country
Joan Jett - "I Love Rock n Rock" (1983) Rock - start 1 minute in
Tina Waymouth - Talking Heads "Burning Down the House" & "Life During War Time" (1984) Rock
(Start at 2 minutes)
Sleater Kinney - "You're No Rock n' Roll Fun" Rock (2000)
Queen Latifah - "Ladies First" Listen in the playlist over to the right
Other women by instrument - click on the link to learn more and maybe watch a video
Lady Gaga - "Pokerface" (live)
Carol Kaye - Studio musician
Janet Weiss of Sleater Kinney