For those of you who believe Opera is all sturm und drang, viking helmets and heavy volume, Dame Joan Sutherland helped bring back a music form called bel canto, or beautiful singing, and embellished her version of it with a florid expressiveness called coloratura. #opera #belcanto #coloratura #sutherland
Category Archives: Women in Music
For Mother’s Day 2021, former back-up singer Dionne Warwick carved out her niche as an easy listening, adult contemporary icon with timeless songs that endure on true oldies stations and in endless covers and made songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David household names. #popmusic #1960s #1970s #1980s #easylistening #adultcontemporary
The original U.K. Punk scene, from 1976 to 1978, made up of acts from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, was more than just “us against the man”, but a whole culture that rejected the status quo in ways that one single idea could not encapsulate.
A special tribute to one of the most important and influential Jazz vocalists in history whose story and music enthrall us still, some six decades after her untimely passing at the age of 44. #ladyday #billieholiday #jazz #womeninmusic #jazzday
For those of you who may believe that the “Girl Group” sound died in the 1960’s, it didn’t. It decided to evolve and mature in ways that were’t always geared at the Pop chart, and with a newfound freedom that didn’t always include bouffant hairdos, high heels and with new found themes of independence and honesty. #IWD2021 ##InternationalWomensDay