How Women Made Music: A Revolutionary History from NPR Music

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How Women Made Music: A Revolutionary History from NPR Music

By Inc Public National Radio and Alison Fensterstock

Drawn from NPR Music's acclaimed, groundbreaking series Turning the Tables , the definitive book on the vital role of Women in Music--from Beyoncé to Odetta, Taylor Swift to Joan Baez, Joan Jett to Dolly Parton--featuring archival interviews, essays, photographs, and illustrations. Turning the Tables, launched in 2017, has revolutionized recognition of female artists, whether it be in best album lists or in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame How Women Made Music: A Revolutionary History from NPR Music brings this impressive reshaping to the page and includes material from more than fifty years of NPR's coverage plus newly commissioned work.

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Publisher: HarperOne
Publish Date: 10/01/2024
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 9780063270336
ISBN-10: 0063270331
Language: English

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Drawn from NPR Music's acclaimed, groundbreaking series Turning the Tables, the definitive book on the vital role of Women in Music--from Beyoncé to Odetta, Taylor Swift to Joan Baez, Joan Jett to Dolly Parton--featuring archival interviews, essays, photographs, and illustrations.

Turning the Tables, launched in 2017, has revolutionized recognition of female artists, whether it be in best album lists or in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

How Women Made Music: A Revolutionary History from NPR Music brings this impressive reshaping to the page and includes material from more than fifty years of NPR's coverage plus newly commissioned work. A must-have for music fans, songwriters, feminist historians, and those interested in how artists think and work, including:

- Joan Baez talking about nonviolence as a musical principle in 1971

- Dolly Parton's favorite song and the story behind it

- Patti Smith describing art as her "jealous mistress" in 1974

- Nina Simone, in 2001, explaining how she developed the edge in her voice as a tool against racism.

- Taylor Swift talking about when she had no idea if her musical career might work

- Odetta on how shifting from classical music to folk allowed her to express her fury over Jim Crow

This incomparable hardcover volume is a vital record of history destined to become a classic and a great gift for any music fan or creative thinker.

About the Authors

In July 2017, NPR Music launched Turning the Tables--a groundbreaking, celebratory, and provocative multi-platform series examining the important and equal role women play in popular music. Now in its fifth season, Turning the Tables has reached millions of listeners and is considered one of NPR Music's most successful, critically acclaimed programs.

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ANN POWERS has been a music critic for more than thirty years, working for NPR, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and other publications. In the decade she has worked with NPR, she has written extensively on music and culture and appeared regularly on the All Songs Considered podcast and on news shows including All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

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