Women's History Month Special

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Wed, 03/02/2022 - 5:30am to 7:00am
Pastures of  Plenty Women's Histroy Month Special
A tribute to women who have inspired us and shaped history

March is Women’s History Month, so this show features songs of women’s struggles and stories as sung by some great women artists.

We’ll hear from Native American women, pioneers in womens’s blues, folk music from Palestine, and stories of women from American history and folklore.

Featured artists include Native Americans Joanne Shenandoah, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Walela, and Ulali; Palestinians Amal Murkus and Sanaa Moussa; Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith and blues  pioneers  Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Clara Smith, plus a delightful duet between Sippie Wallace and Bonnie Raitt; plus, Peggy Seeger, Our Native Daughters, Kate Campbell. and from the Pacific NW Linda Allen from Bellingham, WA and Mary Flower and Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters from Portland.

Here are links to more stories about artists featured on this show:

Wonderful video of Frida Kahlo's art set to "Song for Frida Kahlo": https://youtu.be/ThcOSq6vDCs

Folk Songs of Palestinian Women: https://www.middleeasteye.net/discover/dont-leave-songs-palestinian-women

Amal Murkus: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-she-is-one-of-the-...

Kiran Ahluwalia: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5047582

Babara Dane story in New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/arts/music/barbara-dane-paredon-recor...

Upcoming documentary film about Barbara Dane: https://www.barbaradane.net/documentary-film

Bellingham Singer-songwriter Linda Allen's documentary "Here's to Women": https://youtu.be/M1RVCKOj2VI

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    5:30
    Artist
    Walela
    Song
    Cherokee Morning Song
    Album
    Robbie Robertson and Red Road Ensemble: Music for the Native Americans (1994)
    Label
    Capitol
  • Time
    5:32
    Artist
    Ulali Project
    Song
    Idle No More
    Album
    Soundtrack to Documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
    Label
  • Time
    5:33
    Artist
    Pura Fe
    Song
    My People My Land
    Album
    Sacred Seed
    Label
    MUSIC DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
  • Time
    5:39
    Artist
    Buffy Sainte-Marie
    Song
    Now That the Buffalo's Gone
    Album
    Medicine Songs
    Label
    True North Records
  • Time
    5:42
    Artist
    Joanne Shenandoah
    Song
    Eagle Cries
    Album
    Eagle Cries
    Label
    Joanne Shenandoah
  • Time
    5:47
    Artist
    Sanaa Moussa
    Song
    La Tetlaa'i
    Album
    Ishraq Reminiscence
    Label
  • Time
    5:49
    Artist
    Amal Murkus
    Song
    Che Guevara
    Album
    Fattah Al Ward
    Label
    Levantine Music Group (LMG)
  • Time
    5:53
    Artist
    Kiran Ahluwalia & Souad Massi
    Song
    Deb
    Album
    Live on KEXP 4/19/2018
    Label
  • Time
    6:02
    Artist
    Bessie Smith
    Song
    Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
    Album
    The Collection
    Label
    Columbia
  • Time
    6:04
    Artist
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    Song
    Lonesome Road
    Album
    The Decca Singles Volume 1
    Label
    UMG
  • Time
    6:07
    Artist
    Bonnie Raitt & Sippie Wallace
    Song
    Women Be Wise
    Album
    The Bonnie Raitt Collection
    Label
    Warner Brothers Records
  • Time
    6:10
    Artist
    Clara Smith
    Song
    Strugglin' Woman's Blues
    Album
    Clara Smith Vol. 5 (1927-1929)
    Label
    Document Records
  • Time
    6:16
    Artist
    Peggy Seeger
    Song
    The Invisible Woman
    Album
    First Farewell
    Label
    Red Grape Records
  • Time
    6:19
    Artist
    Linda Allen
    Song
    Here's To the Women!
    Album
    Here's To The Women!
    Label
    Linda Allen
  • Time
    6:22
    Artist
    Barbara Dane
    Song
    Millworker
    Album
    Hot Jazz, Cool Blues, and Hard Hitting Songs
    Label
    Smithsonian Folkways
  • Time
    6:26
    Artist
    Letters From Home
    Song
    Rosie the Riveter
    Album
    Single
    Label
  • Time
    6:32
    Artist
    Kate Campbell
    Song
    Rosa's Coronas
    Album
    Rosaryville
    Label
    Compass Records
  • Time
    6:35
    Artist
    Our Native Daughters
    Song
    Polly Ann's Hammer
    Album
    Songs of Our Native Daughters
    Label
    Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Time
    6:38
    Artist
    New Harmony Sisterhood Band
    Song
    Sojourner Truth
    Album
    "... And Ain't I a Woman?"
    Label
    Paredon Records
  • Time
    6:41
    Artist
    Tinpan Orange
    Song
    Song for Frida Kahlo
    Album
    The Bottom of the Lake
    Label
    Vitamin Records
  • Time
    6:44
    Artist
    Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters
    Song
    How the West Was Won
    Album
    Live from the Blue Moon
    Label
    Ashleigh Flynn
  • Time
    6:49
    Artist
    Mary Flower
    Song
    I've Got the Locked-Down Masked-Up Isolation Blues
    Album
    Live at Winterfolk 33
    Label
  • Time
    6:55
    Artist
    Mary Flower
    Song
    Hula Hoedown
    Album
    Instrumental Breakdown
    Label
    Yellow Dog Records
  • Time
    6:58
    Artist
    Mary Flower
    Song
    Black Dog Rag
    Album
    Instrumental Breakdown
    Label
    Yellow Dog Records

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