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HERSTORY - Women in Rock & Soul
September 25, 2007 8:38 AM   Subscribe

From Lorrie & Larry Collins - Mercy (1958)

HERSTORY is a YouTube playlist that details the history of women in Rock and Soul music over the course of 50 songs from 1958 to 1981.
To LiLiPUT - Eisiger (1981)

If you can look past the occasional (alright! rather frequent) mooney-eyed posturing in the essays, there's a good bit of information. The montages are well-timed and frequently funny. And, well, the music is not to be missed.

Funknroll's other playlists are spottier over all—mainly because many of the videos are no longer available—but may very well contain a number of excellent musical performances.
posted by carsonb (16 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's an interesting playlist -- although Fanny sucked, as I recall.

However, if you're talking influence, then I'd want the most sampled female songs of the last 50 years up there -- not for their samples, but for their sublime greatness.

Lyn Collins, Think.
Loleatta Holloway, Love Sensation
First Choice, Let no man put asunder
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:11 AM on September 25, 2007


And why do these playlists never have enough DISCO
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:16 AM on September 25, 2007


Please don't use the center tag (I'll go through these links when I get home and can watch video. They look interesting).
posted by klangklangston at 9:43 AM on September 25, 2007


Seconding the anti center tag sentiments. Interesting link, all the same.
posted by bullitt 5 at 9:52 AM on September 25, 2007


Is it Secretary's Day already? Damn thing sneaks up on me every year.

(leaves town in a hurry)
posted by kuujjuarapik at 10:09 AM on September 25, 2007


Secretary's Day? Huh?

This is awesome. Jacqueline Taieb is my favourite so far. The montages are kind of meh, but the music is pretty undeniable.
posted by SoftRain at 10:17 AM on September 25, 2007


Thanks for this—looks like some great stuff there. Of course, anything that includes the unjustly forgotten Kleenex/LiLiPUT is fine as far as I'm concerned.

Fanny sucked, as I recall.

They did their share of sucky stuff, but they also did gems like "I've Had It" (1974). (All you could want to know about Fanny here.)
posted by languagehat at 11:10 AM on September 25, 2007


anything that includes the unjustly forgotten Kleenex/LiLiPUT is fine as far as I'm concerned.

Hey madness! What you want?
posted by nasreddin at 11:31 AM on September 25, 2007


Ü!
posted by languagehat at 11:32 AM on September 25, 2007


centering hurts eyes. admins please fix.
posted by Afroblanco at 12:15 PM on September 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Weenies. If I ever catch any of you begging for the image tag back....
posted by carsonb at 1:18 PM on September 25, 2007


And here I thought there was an actual LiLiPUT video I'd never seen. Damn you, getting my hopes up!
posted by mykescipark at 5:36 PM on September 25, 2007


Am I the only one who cringes whenever I see the pseudo-word "herstory"?

It's not named 'history' because it's restricted to men. Billions (trillions?) of women are part of history. Women are in no way excluded from being part of the historic record.

Plus, it's ridiculously overused.
posted by Kickstart70 at 6:22 PM on September 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one who cringes whenever I see the pseudo-word "herstory"?

No. God no. It's the nudge-nudge-wink-wink of collegial feminism.
posted by dreamsign at 10:45 PM on September 25, 2007


Thanks for the post, it's a good 'un! Seconding klang on the center tag thing, though.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:58 AM on September 26, 2007


When I saw "LiLiPUT" front and center like that, it made me happy. Thanks a lot.
posted by stavrogin at 12:46 AM on September 27, 2007


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