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Peggy Jones (Lady Bo) via Retrospective
So, I just realized that Bo Diddley actually had two different female guitarists in his band. Peggy Jones (Lady Bo) who has been featured on this blog, and Norma-Jean Wofford, who replaced Lady Bo until Lady Bo returned to the band in 1970.
The two often get tagged as one another, even to the point that a Google search for Norma-Jean returns images of Lady Bo, which really sucks besides making things confusing.
Listen/purchase: Venkman / Horse&Deer Split 7″ by Venkman
Purchase at http://www.iamvenn.com/shop-music
Valori Steele – Gimme Shelter
Cierra White (drummer for Morbid Asphyxiation and Oak, Ash, and Thorn) doing a drum play through of “Psychosis” by Morbid Asphyxiation
“Since what they call the beginning of man
Blood has been shed for the rape of the land
They call it civilized, I call it crap
Our only hope is to look further back”
Following on the heels of several previous singles and EPs, @thetuts have finally given us a full-length album – Update Your Brain. This LP does NOT disappoint; It is the same high-powered punk pop you’ve come to expect (and love!) from this band. The album’s sound is sleek and polished, and grrl power oozes on every single track.
A couple of old faves have been re-recorded for the new album (”Dump Your Boyfriend” and “I Call You Up”), and they mix in well with all of the new songs like “1982″ and “Let Go Of The Past”. Full warning – this album will have you dancing and will also leave you wanting more. Pick it up today!
Get Update Your Brain: Bandcamp
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Black Women in Active Alternative Bands. Ft. Straight Line Stitch, Light Asylum, Bleed the Pigs, The Objex and Skunk Anansie.
Listen/purchase: It’s Not Even A Colour by Madame So
“What held us back more than anything was making the record, taking what we did onstage and getting people to embrace it on record,” Kennedy said. “The bureaucracy was harder on us than on the people who wanted to invest in the band. We had some good managers, but I don’t think they could see past the interracial element.”
When the integrated lineup of Sly and the Family Stone is mentioned, Kennedy points out that the San Francisco soulsters were primarily an R&B group, while Mother’s Finest reveled in its jagged edges, which was a harder sell to radio. Besides, she said, Sly’s West Coast roots offered “a somewhat different mentality” than the South in the ’70s.
But the band remained steadfast and today, Kennedy, who lives with Murdock in Stone Mountain, is reflective and grateful.
“The music business is a machine and sometimes if you don’t fit the machine, it makes your life hell,” she said. “But your spirit and fortitude, you have to rely on that. That’s why I’m excited about the induction because it says regardless of what happened during the journey, we weren’t overlooked. What we did had a focus, an effect.
“Destiny plays such a huge part in any artist’s career. Sometimes you’re not supposed to open the door. Sometimes you just have to create a path and let other people know it’s possible.”