Tuesday, July 7, 2009

History of Women in Rock for the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp

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

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

Guitar players

Piano players 

Bass players
Carol Kaye - Studio musician
Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth - "100%"  
D'arcy Wretzky of the Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherub Rock"

Maureen "Moe" Tucker of the Velvet Underground - "Fired Up"
Janet Weiss of Sleater Kinney
Gina Schock of the Go Go's "We got the Beat"

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