On this sunday's Hangover (11/28/04) I will be starting my 5 part series sampling "Respect-A Century of Women in Music". I will only be covering about a half hour each show.
Check out the review of this great CD box from Amazon.com:
"One of the most ambitious box sets yet, the five-CD Respect distills 89 years of recorded women's voices. Disparate styles and attitudes meet and mix with each other in the crosstalk, with personal, social, and musical values melding into an astounding whole. Attentive fans of pop music will probably find most of their major discoveries on the first two discs; for instance, Anna Chandler's 1916 "She's Good Enough to Be Your Baby's Mother and She's Good Enough to Vote with You" may very well find the listener with her or his mouth hanging open. Those unfamiliar with Loretta Lynn's "The Pill," X-Ray Spex's "Identity," or Queen Latifah and Monie Love's "Ladies First" are also likely to be shocked into big grins and furiously nodding heads. The connections to be made here are endless: spinning these largely chronologically sequenced discs in order is mind- and ear-expanding enough, but it's also fun to play, for example, Kitty Wells's "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" and Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man" back to back. "We Belong Together," Rickie Lee Jones insists near the end of disc four, and it's hard not to imagine that she's singing to every other woman on Respect. "--Rickey Wright