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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ange Mlinko asks for suggestions of good analyses of women in country music. I'm not aware of any and would be curious to read any.

Country has always been a site where gender relations have been contested, from the Carter Family's magnificent "Single Girl, Married Girl" to Kitty Wells's great "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels" to Loretta Lynn's jaw-dropping "When the Tingle Becomes a Chill." When I first heard Loretta’s late ‘60s hits I was struck by how much more about women’s power than almost any rock songs of the era were.
Not academic, but Robert Oermann/Mary Bufwack's "Finder Their Voices" is a great history.


Thanks Jay!
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