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Divas?

   
 

April 9th, 2008 ~ What comes to mind when you hear the word Diva? We'll explore the meaning - and the sound - of that feminine term through our music mix, and through interviews with some high-minded women who give the word a good name: Bonnie Raitt, Abbey Lincoln and young chanteuse Norah Jones. Plus songs with men and women weighing in on the topic from Louis Jordan, Memphis Minnie, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and more.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Give It Up Or Let Me Go Bonnie Raitt
    Give It Up, Warner
  • High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm Valaida Snow
    Valaida Snow 1933-1936, Classics
  • Ain't That Just Like A Woman Louis Jordan
    Let The Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • Let Me Play With Your Poodle Marcia Ball
    Let Me Play With Your Poodle, Rounder
  • Caldonia Carl Perkins
    The Classic, Bear Family
  • I Just Got Wise Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
    Pioneering Women of Bluegrass, Folkways
  • Just Like A Woman Bob Dylan
    Blonde On Blonde, Columbia
  • Instrumental: Meandering Jelly: A Contraceptive Failure Michael Gulezian
    Unspoken Intentions, Takoma
  • Don't Want No Woman Memphis Minnie
    Four Women Blues, BMG
  • I'm A Mighty Tight Woman Sippie Wallace
    Women of the Blues, RCA
  • INTERVIEW: Bonnie Raitt
    Listen
  • Instrumental: Friendly Devil The Sadies
    Pure Diamond Gold, Bloodshot
  • Look For Me (I'll Be Around) Neko Case
    Black Listed, Bloodshot
  • Let The Teardrops Fall Patsy Cline
    The Patsy Cline Collection, MCA
  • So Many Beautiful Men Mikki Wilcox
    Memphis Belles: The Women of Sun Records, Bear Family
  • Ohh My Soul Little Richard
    The Specialty Story Disc, Specialty
  • Evil Gal Blues Aretha Franklin
    Queen in Waiting: The Columbia Years 1960-1965, Columbia/Legacy
 
  • Open Bed: Jukebox Boogie Hadda Brooks
    That's My Desire, Virgin
  • Evil Gal Blues Albinia Jones
    Ladies Sing The Blues: Roots of Rock 'N' Roll Vol.2, Savoy Jazz
  • Why Women Go Wrong Lonnie Johnson
    He's A Jelly Roll Baker, BMG
  • INTERVIEW: Abbey Lincoln
    Listen
  • Instrumental: Swingin' The Boogie Hadda Brooks
    That's My Desire, Virgin
  • Jump Baby Jump Jessie Mae Hemphill
    She-Wolf, HMG
  • I Never Fool Nobody But Me Irma Thomas
    If You Want It, Come And Get It, Rounder
  • Grand Basile Queen Ida
    In New Orleans, GNP
  • Elena Las Hermanas Degollado
    The Soulful Women Duets of South Texas, Arhoolie
  • San Antonio Rose Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys
    Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys, Bear Family
  • Squatty Roo Regina Carter & Kenny Barron
    Freefall, Verve
  • Instrumental: Gloria Mary Lou Williams
    Zoning, Folkways
  • INTERVIEW: Norah Jones
    Listen
  • On Ma Journey Marian Anderson
    Spirituals, RCA
  • Just Like A Woman Nina Simone
    Here Comes The Sun & Other Great Hits, BMG
  • End Bed: A Foggy Day Hazel Scott
    Relaxed Piano Moods, Debut