FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Music > Vinyl > Soul Jazz Records presents: Country Soul Sisters - Women in Country Music Vol.1 (Import Vinyl 2LP)
Click to Enlarge

Soul Jazz Records presents: Country Soul Sisters Women in Country Music Vol.1

(Import Vinyl 2LP)

23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability: Backordered
Item: LIS02580

Soul Jazz Records Presents: Country Soul Sisters - Women In Country Music 1952-78 Volume One on Import 2LP

Country Soul Sisters Volume One charts the rise of female singers in country music from 1952 to 1978. As well as country legends Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker and Tammy Wynette, Country Soul Sisters also features artists such as Bobbie Gentry, Nancy Sinatra - who also made country music but existed outside the traditional Nashville framework. Also highlighted are country soul music protagonists such as Jeannie C Riley, Diana Trask and Barbara Mandrell.

Far from the traditional conservative image of country music this album features songs whose lyrics deal with female empowerment and subjects that include child prostitution, abortion, death and angels, workplace sexual exploitation, small town bigotry and more. It was not until Kitty Wells' groundbreaking 1952 hit "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" that women were first taken seriously as country artists. Wells' song was written in reply to a popular country hit (Hank Thompson's "The Wild Side of Life") whose lyrics expressed the dominant view that the only women who frequented bars were those of loose moral fiber. Wells' musical reply - that in fact it was married men who acted as if they were single that caused good women to take the wrong path – revolutionized the position of women in country music.

Forget outlaw country or alt-country, male dominance of country music meant that female country singers were the original outsiders – simply by nature of being themselves. What is so equally fascinating is how these artists managed to negotiate a space for themselves that was acceptable to the general male conservative hierarchies whilst at the same time remaining true to themselves as both artists and women for their largely female public. Country Soul Sisters comes with extensive sleevenotes charting the rise of female artists in country music from early stars such as Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells up to the astute-minded superstar figures who came to dominate the industry in the late-1960s and 1970s.

Read More Less
Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles

1. Dolly Parton - Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind
2. Lynn Anderson - Fancy
3. Jeannie C. Riley - I've Done A Lot Of Living Since Then
4. Bobbie Gentry - Reunion
5. Tammy Wynette - Tonight My Baby's Coming Home
6. Jean Shepard- A Satisfied Mind
7. Nancy Sinatra - Get While The Gettin's Good
8. Tanya Tucker - California Cotton Fields
9. Sammi Smith Saunders - Ferry Lane
10. Connie Smith - If It Ain't Love
11. Jean Shepard - Two Whoops And A Holler
12. Billie Jo Spears - Mr Walker, It's All Over

1. Patsy Cline Ain't - No Wheels On This Ship
2. Barbara Fairchild - Color My World
3. Loretta Lynn And Conway Twitty - You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
4. Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley PTA
5. Jody Miller - A Woman Left Lonely
6. Kitty Wells - Delta Dawn
7. Diana Trask - Show Me
8. Norma Jean - He's All I Got
9. Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe
10. Bonnie Guitar - Tender Words
11. Barbara Mandrell - Husband Stealer
12. Diana Trask - I'll Never Do You Wrong
13. Kitty Wells - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

Reviews (0)

You must logged in to ask a question, vote on a question, or answer a question. Click here to login.

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio


Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2016. All Rights Reserved.