Tag Archives: Maxine Feldman

Our Amazon: Maxine Feldman

Before Stonewall, on May 13, 1969, folksinger and trail blazer Maxine Feldman wrote “Angry Atthis,” a song about not being able to openly love her female partner. Songs like that didn’t exist before then. Maxine went on to perform and … Continue reading

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Still finding the fire: where are women’s music performers today?

Lately I’ve included a medley of classic women’s music in my concerts. I was taken aback recently when an audience member asked if those women were still alive. Most of us, yes. Last I checked, I still had a pulse. … Continue reading

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Seeking the fire: early days of women’s music

People think it all began with Olivia Records and while they were prominent in the early years, it really started in the 20’s with blues singers like Ma Rainey and later on, with gay bar singers who sang the hits … Continue reading

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