Weekly Song Challenge, Round 14!

Back with another week of Laura Venturini’s Weekly Song Challenge! You know the rules:

  • Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
  • Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people to participate!

This week focuses on women in music. Ready?

Post a video of a song by a woman or a band led by a woman that you consider to be a trailblazer in the music industry. Wikipedia says this about Patsy Cline: “Cline was known for her rich tone, emotionally expressive and bold contralto voice, and her role as a country music pioneer. She, along with Kitty Wells, helped to pave the way for women as headline performers in the genre. She overcame poverty, a devastating automobile accident, and significant professional obstacles, and she has been cited as an inspiration by Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, and other singers in diverse styles.” Miss Patsy Cline with “Walkin’ After Midnight.”

Post a video of a song by an all female band. I recently remembered an all-female band from the early ’70’s, and was blown away at just how damn hard they rocked: Fanny, “Charity Ball.”

Post a video of a song by a woman that is about strength or finding your fight. Bobbie Gentry, “Fancy.” I’d say Fancy found her fight…

Now it’s your turn: follow the rules and have fun. Y’all are tagged.

That’s Round 14 of the Weekly Song Challenge.

15 thoughts on “Weekly Song Challenge, Round 14!

  1. Bobbie always had a great voice and I know she did that famous song which the name escapes me at the moment..Bobby McGhee?? No one can’t say Patsy Cline was an inspiration to many after and she did change country. I never heard of that all female band and they are good. I always think of the Go-Go’s. I also think of Heart who were great trailblazers for the hard rock. I will add Judy Garland and Doris Day, Bessie Smith, Edith Piaf…the list goes on and on.

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    1. Bobbie did “Ode to Billy Joe.” Fantastic song and a great job of storytelling.

      I’m surprised Fanny didn’t make a bigger impression. They could really rock. There’s a lot more of them on YouTube.

      There are some real great female innovators: Tina Guo, Lari Basilio, Lindsey Stirling, Yvette Young, Amanda Monaco (a friend and taught me a lot). And as far as vocalists, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, etc etc…

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    1. I love her voice, which I understand is the result of a case of scarlet fever when she was 11 or so. This was a good excuse to play some of her stuff. Another artist who left us way too soon…

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