Girls on Your Turntables

Girls on Your Turntable

May 24th, 2011 in Archive by 29 Comments

By Patty Fung (Kitchen Sisters intern)

After posting Bonnie Raitt’s playlist of girls on her turntable, we were excited by the feedback from so many of you who shared your own lists of favorite musicians, ranging across all spectrums of music. It’s been great listening to the variety of submissions that have come our way and to dabble in classic favorites.

On this page you’ll find a compilation of the artists that you’ve told us about. If you’re looking for some new music, you’ll find a variety of sources of amazing women below. We’ll be updating this list often as we receive suggestions, so keep checking back. We look forward to hearing more about the girls on your turntable!

Past Featured Playlists:Bonnie Raitt’s // Michael Ondaatje’s // Alice Waters’

NEW artists are up from the suggestions you have been sending in. Last Updated on 29 June 2011.

July 2011: Featured Artists We’ve Enjoyed Based on Your Feedback


Mountain Man

Songs:
“Animal Tracks”
“Soft Skin”
Anna Ash

Songs:
“My Oh My”
“Mid-Flight”
Joan As Police Woman

Songs:
“To Be Loved”
“To America”


Thank you to Rachel for contributing again to this month’s featured sounds. Rachel had suggested Mountain Man and we’ve enjoyed their vocals here at Kitchen Central. I had the chance to see Anna Ash perform at last month’s MAPP event in San Francisco. As my friends would describe, “She’s a mermaid.” Lastly, Davia and the interns were able to catch Joan As Police Woman in May at Cafe du Nord. A great performance and an amazing woman. Stay tuned for August 2011′s featured artists. You’ll find each month’s picks at the top of the playlist.

 

 

Click on the links below to learn more about the artist or the image to see a larger view.

Adele 


Joanna Newsom


Karen O


Patsy Cline


Emmylou Harris


Zooey Deschanel


Cat Power


Björk


Cesaria Evora


El Perro Del Mar


Electrelane


Zeb and Haniya


Emiliana Torrini


Lykke Li


Leslie Feist


Hindi Zahra


Sarah Blasko


Bettye Swann


Brandi Carlile


Santi White


Laura Marling


Mindy Smith


Dar Williams


Eva Cassidy


Aretha Franklin


Emma’s Revolution


Corinne Bailey Rae


Abbie Gardner


Etta James


Chrissie Hynde

Grace Potter

Tess Dunn

Laurie Anderson

Stevie Nicks

Gillian Welch

The Carter Sisters

Maria Callas

MeShelle N’Degeocello

Loreena McKennitt

Miriam Makeba

Joan Jett

Lady Gaga

Priscilla Herdman

Vienna Teng

Rickie Lee Jones

Janis Joplin

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Nanci Griffith

Penelope Houston

Diamanda Glass

Maggie Simpson

L7

Ingrid Michaelson

Trisha Yearwood

X (Exene)

Renee Fleming

Cyndi Lauper

Dolly Parton

Phoebe Snow

Krystle Warren

Rita MacNeil

Deva Premal

Syd Straw

Susan Werner

The Roches

The Soviettes

The Reptoids

Shawn Colvin

Katia Cardenal

Queen Latifah

Susana Baca

Kid Sister

Teri Nunn

AE

Ava Mendoza

Wye Oak

Eliza Gilkyson

Josephine Cameron

Patty Larkin

Dolores Keane

Mary Timony

Mekllit

Oleta Adams

Judy Collins

Fiona Apple

Liz Phair

Kylie Minogue

Mountain Man

Paula Cole

Lavender Diamond

Sally Ellyson

Heather Nova

Carrie Underwood

Juliana Hatfield

Sarah Brightman

Enya

The Divinyls

Belinda Carlisle

Imogen Heap

The Corrs

Destiny’s Child

Beth Ditto

Alana Davis

Stacey Earle

Le Tigre

The Cramps

Roberta Flack

Asa

Anna Ash

Adaline

Nataly Dawn

Saida Fikri

Teresa Salgueiro

Sarah Jarosz

Big Momma Thornton

Marian Anderson

Basia Bulat 


R
osie Thomas


Odetta


Loretta Lynn


Bonnie Raitt


Regina Spektor


Amanda Palmer


Kathleen Hanna


Bessie Smith


Blonde Redhead


Bebel Gilberto


Lady Sovereign


Joan Baez


Billie Holiday


Kate McGarrigle


Barbara Carlotti


Gabriela Quintero


Sia Furler


Lauryn Hill


Lisa Mitchell


Pepi Ginsberg


The Wailin Jennys


K.D. Lang


Ella Fitzgerald


Zap Mama


Libana


Ruthie Foster


Mary Gauthier


Tina Turner


Nina Simone

KT Tunstall

Tori Amos

Marianne Faithful

Lucinda Williams

Sharon Jones

Buffy St. Marie

Leontyne Price

Joan Armatrading

Mary J. Blige

Mahalia Jackson

Dixie Chicks

Kelly Clarkson

Kate Wolf

Melissa Ferrick

Madonna

Imelda May

Kitka

Mercedes Sosa

Maria McKee

Ani Difranco

Sonic Youth

Tanita Tikarum

TLC

Reba McEntire

Concrete Blonde

Lotte Lenya

Carly Simon

Pink

Minnie Riperton

Terri Clark

Avril Lavigne

Jonatha Brooke

Wesla Whitfield

Mimi Farina

Tara Jane O’Neil

The Breeders

Sleater Kinney

Ana Moura

Linda Ronstadt

Dionne Farris

Anonymous 4

Mazzy Star

Beach House

Michelle Shocked

Karina Denike

The Moaners

Carrie Newcomer

Red Molly

Alison Krauss

Sarah Harmer

Abigail Washburn

Lisa Hannigan

Dianne Reeves

Poe

Chantal Kreviazuk

Jesca Hoop

Melanie Safka

Katy Perry

The Watson Twins

Peggy Sue

Catie Curtis

Frida Hyvonen

Carlene Carter

Celine Dion

Gwen Stefani

Clannad

M.I.A.

Michelle Branch

The Raveonettes

Mavis Staples

Shakira

May Erlewine

Joan Osborne

Laura Nyro

Ana Matronic

Erykah Badu

Amy Winehouse

Nikka Costa

Joan As Police Woman

Chi Coltrane

Marian Call

Souad Massi

Celia Cruz

Dinah Washington

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Julia Migenes-Johnson

Neko Case 


Shara Worden


Patti Smith


Violeta Parra


Juana Molina


PJ Harvey


Tegan and Sara


Rokia Traoré


The Be Good Tanyas


Jill Scott


Joni Mitchell


Martha Wainwright


Edith Piaf


Joan Wasser


Françoise Hardy


Julie Delpy


Florence Welch


Natasha Khan


Camille


Natalie Merchant


Patty Griffin


Goapele


Norah Jones


Rosanne Cash


Indigo Girls


Madeleine Peyroux


Eilen Jewell


Cheryl Wheeler


Christine McVie


Ann and Nancy Wilson

Sheryl Crow

Beth Orton

Sinead O’Connor

Courtney Love

Pearl Bailey

Natalie Cole

Kate Bush

Over the Rhine

Whitney Houston

Lhasa de Sela

Sarah McLachlan

Amanda McBroom

Diana Krall

Lizz Wright

Grace Slick

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Aimee Mann

Shirley Manson

Hole

Blondie

Alanis Morrissette

Dusty Springfield

Selena Gomez

India Arie

Gretchen Seichrist

Pat Benatar

Dolores O’Riordan

Bette Midler

Anne Murray

Jann Arden

Esperanza Spalding

Maria Muldaur

Annie Ross

Bikini Kill

Dido

Carole King

Tish Hinojosa Soraya

Karla Bonoff

Janis Ian

Jenny Lewis

The Sundays

Camera Obscura

Angela McCluskey

Vashti Bunyan

Kelley McRae

Christine Kane

Christine Lavin

Terri Hendrix

Janelle Monae

Malika Zarra

Jill Sobule

Brenda Russell

Shivaree

Basia Trzetrzelewska

Chiwoniso

Charlotte Church

Beyonce

Kimya Dawson

Kaki King

Sophie B. Hawkins

Antje Duvekot

LeAnne Rimes

Tara MacLean

Jewel

Suzanne Vega

Margo Timmins

Vanessa Carlton

Star Anna

Salt n’ Peppa

Marissa Paternoster

Angelique Kidjo

The Good Lovelies

Linda Thompson

Siouxsie & The Banshees

Amber Rubarth

Nneka

Judy Garland

Anna Calvi

Imani Uzuri

Sneaker Pimps

Sade

Janiva Magness

Sarah Vaughn

The Cox Family

Pipas

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29 Comments

This list is fantastic! I am sure to keep coming back to this as a reference point. Women in music – a fine combination.

Laura

4/20/2010

What about Grace Potter and the Nocturnals? Or KT Tunstall? Or Sheryl Crow?

Jayne

4/21/2010

Patty! What a great job pulling all these inspiring women together in such a beautiful way. I’d like to add my dear favorite Tess Dunn. A brave new talented girl if ever there was one.

Nikki Silva

4/21/2010

I think Tori Amos would be a deserving addition.

Jeff

4/29/2010

fantastic list!
let’s not forget: Beth Orton, Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithful and Sinead O’connor….to name a few!

Lisa

4/29/2010

Is there room for “former girls”? if so, here are some thinking girls’ choices you may not have heard of

Syd Straw – a force of nature
Wesla Whitfield – no one does the standards like this lady
Maria Muldaur – Waitress in a Doughnut Shop
Susan Werner – Time Between Trains
Mini Farina – the fabulous, unique less well known sister of Joan Baez
Nina Simone – one of a kind, full of earthy passion
Annie Ross of Lambert Hendricks and Ross – check out Twisted

Two sister acts:
The Roaches – a trio of sisters unforgetable quirky, odd harmonies
Anna & Kate McGarrigle – great harmonies Kate was a huge loss

From Europe
Edith Piaf – French all the way
Lotte Lenya – fled Germany before WWII – Pirate Jenny and Lost in the Stars

Three who blazed the trails:
Ella Fitzgerald scat singing
Billie Holliday – especially Strange Fruit and Nature Boy
The late great Janis Joplin
and of course my childhood friend, Bonnie Raitt herself

Susie Franklin

5/10/2010

Listening to AE-Aurelia Shrenker & Eva Primack — mostly acapella folk music (with some accordion and panduri) from Appalachia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ukraine and more. Haunting and beautiful.

Nikki

6/11/2010

Shawn Colvin
Ana Moura (Portuguese)
Tish Hinojosa
Soraya (Colombian, deceased)
Katia Cardenal (Nicaraguan)
Linda Ronstadt
Karla Bonoff
Queen Latifah (Dana Owens)
Dionne Farris
Kathy Mattea
Janis Ian
Susana Baca (Peruvian)
Anonymous 4

Lisa Guedea Carreno

7/18/2010

Eliza Gilkyson
Carrie Newcomer
Christine Kane
Josephine Cameron
Red Molly
Christine Lavin
Patty Larkin
Alison Krauss
Terri Hendrix
Dolores Keane
Sarah Harmer

LGP

9/6/2010

Janelle Monáe!
Natasha Khan (Bat for Lashes)
Mary Timony

Colleen

10/16/2010

Jill Sobule

Susan

4/6/2011

Love this!

Brandi Howell

4/6/2011

Oleta Adams
Dianne Reeves
Brenda Russell

Carole

4/6/2011

Must add Judy Collins.

Sarah

4/6/2011

Shouldn’t we add:
Poe, Shivaree, Fiona Apple, Chantal Kreviazuk, Basia Trzetrzelewska, Liz Phair, Jesca Hoop, Chiwoniso, Kylie Minogue, Melanie, Charlotte Church, Mountain Man, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Paula Cole, Patty Griffin, the Watson Twins, Kimya Dawson, Lavendar Diamond, Peggy Sue, Kaki King, Sally Ellyson of Hem, Catie Curtis, Sophie B. Hawkins, Heather Nova, Frida Hyvonen, Antje Duvekot, Carrie Underwood, Carlene Carter, LeAnn Rimes, Juliana Hatfield, Celine Dion, Tara MacLean, Sarah Brightman, Gwen Stefani, Gillian Welch, Jewel, Enya, Clannad, Suzanne Vega, the Divinyls, Tracey Ullman, M.I.A., Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, Belinda Carlisle, Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton, Imogen Heap, the Raveonettes, Star Anna, The Corrs, Santogold, Mavis Staples?

I could go on…. Salt n’ Peppa, Destiny’s Child, Shakira…. whew. I’ll stop here.

Rachel

4/6/2011

Marissa Paternoster

Dk

4/6/2011

gwen stafani, shirley manson, beth ditto, fiona apple???

Tai

4/6/2011

Laura Nyro, Laura Nyro, LAURA NYRO!!!

Carole

4/7/2011

RICKIE LEE JONES!

Laura

4/7/2011

Laura Nyro

Carole

4/12/2011

I don’t think you mention two of my favorites. Adaline (from Canada) and from awhile ago-Chi Coltrane. Beautiful songs!

BrettWarren

5/24/2011

Nataly Dawn
Marian Call
Sneaker Pimps
Bikini Kill (F-yeah, girl punk still rocks!)

FluffyBunnykins

5/24/2011

Saida Fikri-Morocco

Souad Massi-Algeria ?

Sade

Teresa Salgueiro (Madredeus)-Portugal

Alexis Ball

5/25/2011

Celia Cruz!

Alexis Ball

5/25/2011

Janiva Magness
Sarah Jarosz
Dinah Washington
Sarah Vaughn
Big Momma Thornton
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
The Cox Family
Marian Anderson
Julia Migenes-Johnson
are just some of the names I see missing.

esqueue

5/25/2011

i see Harriet Wheeler and Delores O Riordan but not the great vocalist and lyric writer who inspired them and many more – Liz Fraser of the might Cocteau Twins.

alison overton

7/5/2011

also….Brix Smith of The Fall and The Adult Net?

alison overton

7/5/2011

[...] they asked me to talk about ten of my favorite female musicians, for their blog/playlist ‘Girls on Your Turntable.’  My playlist is pretty badass, if I do say so myself!!  I had a blast working on [...]

Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins), Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Missy Elliott, Emilie Simon and Charlotte Gainsbourg are notably absent.

Antonio Conetto

12/5/2011

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