Sunday

StreetcredMusic. Yes Miley Cyrus, we both, "Used To Be Young"

Miley Cyrus

 American singer, songwriter, and actress. Regarded as a pop icon, Cyrus has been recognized for her evolving artistry and style, having been named as the "Teen Queen" of the 2000s. She is also cited as one of the few examples of a child star with a successful musical career as an adult.

Miley Cyrus
Cyrus has been open about her recreational use of cannabis. She told Rolling Stone in 2013 that it was "the best drug on earth" and called it, along with MDMA, a "happy drug".

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Friday

Women's History Month 2024. Janis Joplin

 The woman who made a path for "Front women"

{1943-1970}  In 1967, Joplin rose to prominence following an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company

 Joplin died of a heroin overdose in 1970, at the age of 27, after releasing three albums (two with Big Brother and the Holding Company and one solo album). A second solo album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the Billboard charts. She was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

I had the privilege of seeing her live twice. Hard to compare her stage presence to anyone. 

Perhaps, Judy Garland, Sinatra, James Brown. She changed what a woman could do as a "Front woman"

 Rock music is no longer a boy's club thanks to her.


 


Sunday

StreetcredMusic. Taylor Swift ~ Maggie Rose

I don't know anything about the fabulous Taylor Swift. She has made millions and has a huge cult like following, that's great.I wish her more success. I have never heard her music. Never seen her live, all I know is what I see on talk shows and the like.
 
I know over 200 women artists. My blog, StreetcredMusic covers women in music, since 2010, mostly indie artists. The blog is 100% nonprofit. So let's have some fun and post videos from the women I know and those I have worked with, and Ms Swift....

 

 

 

 

Here is the video, "Blank Space"

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This is the marvelous, soulful voice of
 
"Love Me More"
 
 
 

Tuesday

StreetcredMusic. Maggie Rose "Love Me More"

       Margaret Rose Durante (born May 19, 1988) is an American soul and country music singer. In 2009, Durante signed to Universal Republic and released a cover of Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody". A year later, she left Universal Republic and signed to independent Emrose Records, an imprint that used the services of James Stroud's Stroudavarious Records. She charted two singles for Emrose and released her digital EP, Maybe Tonight. Maggie also recorded two songs that were featured in episodes of the Disney Channel's Shake It Up and Good Luck Charlie television series, and were included on the Shake It Up: Break It Down soundtrack album that was released on July 12, 2011

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 Durante changed her recording name to Maggie Rose in 2012 after signing with Scott Siman's RPM Management. When Siman expanded RPM to include a mainstream country label, he launched the album with her as the flagship artist with the first single being "I Ain't Your Mama". In 2017, Rose signed to Startruck Records, where she released her 2018 album Change the Whole Thing.     

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Sunday

StreetcredMusic "Frontwomen" A Video History. Brittany Howard. Alabama Shakes.

 Brittany Howard was born in Athens, Alabama, one of two daughters born to Christi (née Carter) and K. J. Howard. Her mother is white, of English and Irish ancestry, while her father is African American. The family's home was in a junk yard, and once burned down due to a lightning strike. She learned to write poetry and play the piano from her older sister Jaime, who died from retinoblastoma in 1998. Howard got the same affliction but survived with partial blindness in one eye. She began playing the guitar at at age 13.

 

Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, in 2009. The band consisted of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson.


  The band formed under the name "The Shakes" when Howard and bassist Zac Cockrell began playing covers and original songs together with drummer Steve Johnson.

Click here for all the Frontwomen videos and stories

 

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Wednesday

StreetcredMusic. "Frontwomen IV" Courtney Love

Mz Love had an itinerant childhood, but was primarily raised in Portland, Oregon, where she played in a series of short-lived bands and was active in the local punk scene. After briefly being in a juvenile hall, she spent a year living in Dublin and Liverpool before returning to the United States and pursuing an acting career

 Love spent her early years in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, until her parents divorced in 1970. In a custody hearing, her mother, as well as one of her father's girlfriends, testified that Hank had dosed Courtney with LSD when she was a toddler. Carroll also alleged that Hank threatened to abduct his daughter and flee with her to a foreign country. Though Hank denied these allegations, his custody was revoked.

 

Love has a contralto vocal range. According to Love, she never wanted to be a singer, but rather aspired to be a skilled guitarist: "I'm such a lazy bastard though that I never did that", she said. "I was always the only person with the nerve to sing, and so I got stuck with it." She has been regularly noted by critics for her husky vocals as well as her "banshee -like" screaming abilities. Her vocals have been compared to those of Johnny Rotten, and David Fricke of Rolling Stone described them as "lung-busting" and "a corrosive, lunatic wail". Upon the release of Hole's 2010 album, Nobody's Daughter, Amanda Petrusich of Pitchfork compared Love's raspy, unpolished vocals to those of Bob Dylan.


 See videos from Frontwomen 1,2,3, HERE

StreetcredMusic "In Black and White" Nina Simone and Christina Aguilera. Porgy.

 

"I Loves You, Porgy" is a duet from the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was performed in the opera's premiere in 1935 and on Broadway the same year by Anne Brown and Todd Duncan. The duet occurs in act 2, scene 3, Catfish Row, where Porgy promises Bess that he will protect her. Bess has a lover, Crown, who is abusive and continually seduces her.

The song was popularized by Nina Simone's adaptation from her first album, Little Girl Blue.


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 In 2008, a Grammy tribute to Nina Simone, done beautifully 

           by Christina Aguilera


                              

Christina Aguilera is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs.Throughout her career, she has sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the third female artist, and fourth overall, to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s).

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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic. "Frontwomen III" A Series. A History. Juliette Lewis and Maggie Rose

 StreetcredMusic. "Frontwomen III" 

Juliette Lewis...Juliette and the Licks was an American rock band led by actress and singer Juliette Lewis. Other band members have included guitarist Craig Fairbaugh and guitarist Emilio Cueto, bassist Jason Womack and drummer Ed Davis. Their popular songs include "You're Speaking My Language" and "Hot Kiss".

 




Hi I'm Juliette, Queen of pixie magic and soul fire. 
 This is my one & only, Facebook page
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A smooth blend of soul, rock and some country.
The stage cones alive when she takes it, and she takes it!
Surrounded by a great platoon of musicians.
Great material. Simple melodies and universal lyrics, 
blend beautifully with her natural style.
Making her shows a must see.
 

 
Frontwomen Parts I and II Click HERE