Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Last week, due to scheduling conflicts and bad weather, I didn't get to make my weekly appearance on SiriusXM OutQ Radio's The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick.  I have a bunch of records to talk about, first of which is Wanda Jackson's The Party Ain't Over, which I wrote about last night.

Larry sometimes tires of my seemingly endless supply of reasons to bring in records involving Jack White: Wanda's album was produced by Jack, who plays guitar on it, and he put it out on his Third Man Records label.

I've often pointed out on Larry's show that Jack deserves credit: most macho-seeming loud guitar rock guys seem to have a problem treating women as equals, artistically or otherwise. But Jack has produced great records from two older female legends - Wanda and Loretta Lynn - and Third Man has put out 7"s by a number of women, including Laura Marling, The Smoke Fairies, The Secret Sisters, The Black Belles and Karen Elson. All of this was pointed out in a recent article in the UK's Guardian. What the article didn't point out was that women figure heavily into two of his three bands: Meg White in The White Stripes and Alison Mosshart in The Dead Weather.

Anyway, tomorrow we'll also talk about new releases from many other talented ladies, including Corinne Bailey RaeNicki Minaj, Duffy, Adele, and a new-ish band called Warpaint.

Of course, if the weather stays the way it's been (here in the tri-state area), I may not make it in for the second week in a row!

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