Women Who Rock

Women Who Rock

Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl

Book - 2018
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A stellar and unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, Women Who Rock is the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music. A gorgeous gift book, it includes a stunning, specially commissioned, full-color illustrated portrait of every musician and group.

From Bessie Smith and The Supremes to Joan Baez, Madonna, BeyoncéAmy Winehouse, Dolly Parton, Sleater-Kinney, Taylor Swift, and scores more, women have played an essential and undeniable role in the evolution of popular music including blues, rock and roll, country, folk, glam rock, punk, and hip hop. Today, in a world traditionally dominated by male artists, women have a stronger influence on popular music than ever before. Yet, not since the late nineteen-nineties has there been a major work that acknowledges and pays tribute to the female artists who have contributed to, defined, and continue to make inroads in music.

In Women Who Rock , writer and professor of journalism Evelyn McDonnell leads a team of women rock writers and pundits in an all-out celebration of 104 of the greatest female musicians. Organized chronologically, the book profiles each artist and places her in the context of both her genre and the musical world at large. Sidebars throughout recall key moments that shaped both the trajectory of music and how those moments influenced or were influenced by women artists.

With full-color illustrated portraits by women artists, Women Who Rock will be THE long-awaited gift book for every music fan, feminist, and female rocker, young and old musicians.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316558877
0316558877
Branch Call Number: 782.42164 W8427 2018
Characteristics: 405 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: McDonnell, Evelyn

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This tribute to women musical artists highlights 104 female performers (including Sister Rosetta Tharpe) who have played essential roles in the evolution of popular music including blues, rock & roll, country, folk, punk, and hip hop.


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