More Female Voices!

Okay, I promised I would continue a look at famous female singers with the emphasis on “Rock” this time instead of the “Pop” medley I posted on January 6.

But there is a catch.

The list I compiled included over a dozen legends – and I have heard from many of you that a 20-minute +/- medley is more than enough – so I have divided the list into two parts … one today and the other tomorrow. 🙂

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

Female Voices, Part 2

Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog (ABBA)
Ann Wilson (Heart) – Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
Janis Joplin (Big Brother & The Holding Co.)
Ronnie Spector (Ronettes) – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Comments (16)

  1. Don Doyle

    OK Ray, you asked for it, ABBA? Rock? I don’t think so. Pleasant Pop or mellow or smooth but not in the same class as Ann, Grace, Janis,Ronnie or Joan. These ladies Rock! I have no problem with ABBA, this is a category quibble.
    Heart always delivers. Ann Wilson has a voice made to shake the timber’s of a concert hall.
    Grace Slick. Takes no prisoners. Janis. Sings with an urgency that is unmatched. Ronnie projects a bad, or naughty girl image better than anyone before or since she appeared on the scene. Joan Jett has been breaking hearts very effectively since she was a teen in my hometown. Great medley today today Ray. I needed some motivation to go out in the cold, dark morning for my bike ride and you delivered. Thanks. Today you truly did Rock on my Brother!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Don.
      I am fully aware that ABBA shouldn’t be considered in the same category with the others but there is a legitimate reason they’re included in this medley. It’s all about the time invested into putting the medleys together.
      When I started to put this one together, my intent was to include the 12 or 3 artists I was going to feature in ONE medley; some with a serious edge and others in the pop style. I started with the ABBA song and moved on. When I finished, the medley was over 40 minutes long (a no-no for many) so I cut it in half … and that created the “Pop problem”.
      After spending 2 hours mixing and blending the tracks together, I wasn’t about to go back and delete the ABBA track because the song’s fadeout blended into the Heart song … and I would have needed to delete that song because it faded into the next song, and so on and so on, etc.
      I promise tomorrow’s medley has no “pop”.
      ROCK ON, BRO

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      1. Don Doyle

        Ray, I never want to make you work harder, seriously. That is why I described my objection as a “category quibble “. It seemed like a way to express my concern without ruffling any feathers. I throughly enjoy your posts and look forward to them each day.
        The good news is we should be Rockin’ again tomorrow. Can’t wait.
        Keep on Rockin’, ‘cause you only Rock once.

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          Don, I wasn’t bothered by your original comment and if my reply seemed to indicate that I was, I apologize.
          No worries, my friend. 🙂

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  2. Fred

    I liked them all!! I never really listened to ABBA that much, but I think it was good you put it in the mix!! I really enjoy Don’s comments!! Stay warm!! As always fantastic mix!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, my friend. 🙂
      I always enjoy Don’s comments (and I enjoy yours, too. 🙂
      ROCK ON, SIR FRED!

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      1. DonDoyle

        Fred & Ray thank you for the compliments.

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          You deserve the kudos, Don. 🙂

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  3. EILEEN

    Abba singing Dancing Queen didn’t upset me at all Ray I quite enjoyed it….cept for the time I got caught speeding while it was playing very loud in my car 😉 LOL
    As always your efforts are much appreciated…even when I do not comment

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Eileen. 🙂
      I can’t believe you’re blaming ABBA for getting busted 😉

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  4. Donna Parfitt

    They’re Great! A fun mix of tremendous feminine talent! But I disagree gently with Dan (who has great comments every day) I love the pop songs.

    Thanks for all your hard work and dedication, Music Man. And remember “this too shall pass”.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Donna. I understood Don’s point and was not at all upset with his opinion. He rightfully pointed out that yesterday’s songs were “pop” in style and today’s were supposed to be “rock”. No harm, no foul. 🙂

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  5. Wendyl

    Well…today has been a hard day to escape a funk…While cooking dinner, I pressed play. I smiled at ABBA. Ann began to drown out the noise of the day. I found myself tapping my foot with Grace and beginning to dance a bit with Janis. Ronnie lit a spark. I was singing along with Joan. I physically felt my funk melt away with every song. As you mentioned earlier in the week, music has the power to soothe us. 🙂 XOXOXOXO 🙂

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Wendyl ❤️
      I’m halfway through the Tribute to Women! Tomorrow’s medley will be even more “Rock” than today and on Thursday, I’m bringing it all back to the 50s, 60s and 70s to close it out.
      Friday will probably be a bunch of boring men. Boo! Hiss! 😉
      I’m glad the music perked you up. That’s not easy these days. I’m afraid the next few days are going to be worse so you hang in there! 🙂
      ❤️XOXOXOXO❤️

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  6. Penny

    Ray, I have listened to all of the medleys and they are wonderful!! They all stopped at #3 – was surprised at a couple of them!! The female ones absolutely ROCK … I don’t think women get enough credit in the music industry, doesn’t matter what genre. Has been a rough couple of days so I think I will grab a quick dinner then off to bed! Have a wonderful evening!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Penny. 🙂
      Are you saying the music stopped after the third song? I have never heard of that happening.
      Get some rest. Tomorrow is going to be here before you know it! ❤️

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