Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sound Women

interesting article in The Guardian about women in radio and the newly formed Sound Women network.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


1 Amen, 1967 from s/t by Rotary Connection

2 Lost Language, 2008 from Monstre Cosmic by Monade
3 Strange New World, from Nashville Sputnik: The Deep South/Outer Space Productions of Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan 1956 – 2004 by Jacqueline Hyde and The Moonfolk
4 Hey Robin, 2006 from Fuzzy Felt Folk by The Barbara Moore Singers
5 Hills of Greenmor, 1973 from Sing a Song for You by Anne Briggs
6 Harvest, 2011 from In the Night EP by Willis
7 One Dimensional, 1981 from Jesus Loves you so give us your Money EP by Morbid Opera
8 Sunshine Baby, 1978 from Substitute by Clout
9 Tanka II, 1970 from Comme A La Radio by Brigette Fontaine
10 New Spring, 1978 from Cloud Line Blue by Karin Krog
11 Can’t Find my way Home, 1972, from Honkey Tonk Angel by Ellen McIlwaine
12 Only Woman DJ with a degree, 1982, from One, Two by Sister Nancy
13 You Used to Love me, 1995, from Faith by Faith Evans
14 We rot, 2010, from Black Earth that Made Me by White Ring
15 Atone, 2011,from AIA:Dream Loss by Grouper

Friday, 30 September 2011

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Irma Thomas

The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas, will be making a rare London appearance tomorrow at the Barbican. Do not miss this special opportunity to see and hear one of the greatest voices of soul as she celebrates 50 years of making music. buy tickets here

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Past Times

Sorry if anyone has wanted to re-listen or grab the first two downloads, we have run out of space on our current account and are quickly looking for more to get them back up.
In the meantime if you are desperate please leave a message and I can send them to you..

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Music for the Soft Palate

Music for the Soft Palate by Womans Hour on Mixcloud

1 Lam Plearn Toh Lom Nhao, unknown, reissued on The Sound Of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam from Thailand 1964 -75, 2010 by Yenjit Porntawi
2 Marichka, 2011 from split 7" with Albert McCloud (Elisabeth Wood) by Angel Deradoorian
3 Le Couer Au Bout Des Doigts, 1968 from from Le Couer Au Bout Des Doigts 7" by Jacqueline Taïeb
4 Thumbquake & Earthscrew, 1966 from s/t by A-Austr
5 Portrait, 1979 from s/t by Ann Steel
6 Je Ne Veux Pas Rentrer Chez Moi Seule, 1983 from Je Ne Veux Pas Rentrer Chez Moi Seule 7" by Regrets
7 All This Love That I'm Giving, 1979 from Straighten It Out by Gwen McRae
8 Mama's Baby (Ain't A Baby No More) 1970 from 7" by Marilyn Haywood
9 Love Buzz, 1968 from s/t by Shocking Blue
10 I Like London In The Rain, 1970 from That's Just The Way I Want To Be by Blossom Dearie
11 Do The Eggroll, 2010 from s/t by Peach Kelli Pop
12 Girl On The Run, 1980 from You Can Be You EP by Honey Bane
13 Mythras, 2010 from Shadow Temple by Prince Rama
14 Diaba, 2010 from Timbuktu Tarab by Khaira Arby
15 After Long Silence/She Weeps Over Rahoon, 1972 from Symphony of Amaranths by Neil Ardley featuring Norma Winstone
16 The Rolling Of The Stones, 1968 from Galleries by The Young Tradition
17 The Old Miner, 1988 from No More To The Dance by Silly Sisters

Friday, 10 June 2011

Domino Radio

Domino Radio has been broadcasting live on and via the internet all week, with an eclectic mixture of independent sounds from across the globe played by all manner of people. As the station draws to a close, lots of the shows are now available to listen to again, and there's still plenty of good stuff coming up over the next two days. Our big recommendation is Scottish singer Alasdair Robert's Female Voices of The World (sound familiar?). It's on Sunday morning at 8.30am, if you want to skip your weekend lie-in and have something to wake you early from your slumber. If not, it'll be available to listen to shortly afterwards.

Female Voices of The World

Also looking good (there's plenty looking good!) is Spinney Records featuring Vashti Bunyan and Memory Band, which you can read about here.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Voices of East Harlem

Amazing footage of The Voices of East Harlem...thats some awesome youth choir.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

The Shaggs

quick little video on the iPlayer of Jon Ronson interviewing The Shaggs, worth 10 minutes of your time.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Monday, 7 March 2011


Woman's Hour Party details here, RSVP on facebook or contact us, as space is limited

Working on my night cheese

1 You Ain't Got Nuthin', 1959, reissued on The Glory Road, 2005 by Fern Jones
2 Il Faut Trouver Un Coin De Ciel, 1966 from Il y a Deux Filles en Moi by Sylvie Vartan
3 You Just Gotta Know My Mind, 1967 from Foolish Seasons by Dana Gillespie
4 There's No Blood in Bone, 1969 from Which Way You Goin' Billy? by The Poppy Family
5 Casual Diamond, 2011 by Sleep ∞ Over
6 The Waves, 2010 from The Waves by Tamaryn
7 Gol Bi Goldoon, 1971 by Googoosh
8 Girls It Ain't Easy, 1969 from Take Me With You by Honey Cone
9 The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game, 1967 from The Marvelettes by The Marvelettes
10 The Boy From Chelsea, 1967 by Truly Smith
11 Are You Lonesome Like Me?, 1969 from Livin' Love by The Feminine Complex
12 Floating, 1971 by Inter-Groupie Psychotherapeutic Elastic Band
13 Huriyet, 2004 from Turn by The Ex
14 Of My Hands, 1970's from Shake A Hand by The Goretti Group & Dennis De Souza Trio
15 Travellers Two, 2008 from Travellers Two by Tau Emerald
16 Island Best, 2009 from Ocean Woman by Stellar Om Source

Woman's Hour Party

This Friday we will be playing records at the Royal Academy Schools bar 7-11pm. Joining us will be Roxanne Clifford of "Veronica Falls" and Helen Barrass of Warp Records!
Come before you go out or before you retire home for a cup of tea.

Monday, 21 February 2011


Deaf Club

Blue and I will be playing records at Deaf Club tomorrow, please come along and say hello, have a dance and watch some bands. Deaf Club is at The Alibi, Dalston.

Monday, 31 January 2011

Julie, Pauline and Smith

1 Milk & Honey, 1970 from Good Morning Rain by Bonnie Dobson
Nights Over Egypt, 1981 by The Jones Girls
Am I Gonna Make It, 2010 from by Nite Funk
Torpedo, 1969 from Torpedo by Novi Singers
Bang Bang, 1968 from Mini Mini EP by Betty Chung
The Moving Finger, 1970 from the Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby by Dorothy Ashby
Vamos Tratar Da Saudade, 1972 by from Hoje O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida by Rita Lee
Baby It's You, 1969 from A Group Called Smith by Smith
Boom In The Night, 1981 from Things That Go Boom in the Night by Bush Tetras
Skeletons, 1981 from Inflatable Boy Clams by Inflatable Boy Clams
Watusi, 2010 from Danny by Heavy Cream
12 Never Knew What Love Was, 1970 from Nice to Meet Miss Christine by Christine Harwood
13 Father of Night, 1974 from Lightning by Julie Felix
14 Up North, 1971 from What a Beautiful Place by Catherine Howe
15 The Wanderer, 1984 from The Wanderer by Pauline Oliveros

Monday, 17 January 2011

Trish Keenan 1969-2011

Very sad to hear of the death of Trish Keenan on January 14th. A great loss.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

This will only be online until the 24th of January, and for those of you who are not in the UK you'll need to do that proxy-thingy in order to watch it, but this BBC documentary on pioneering guitarist and singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe is well worth seeing.

The Godmother of Rock & Roll

Also I love her vibe in this photo, taken at a concert at a disused train station near Manchester and filmed for ITV - matching a white swing coat and stilettos to a white SG, and a white Telecaster ready to go in the background.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Three Doris', a Christine and a Claude

1 Binary Love, 1984 from Personal Computer by Doris Norton
2 Pajama Party, 1984 by Unit 3 with Venus
3 Black Gold, 1984 from Work Resumed on the Tower by News from Babel
4 Don't, 1970 from Did you Give the World Some Love Today by Doris
5 Ince Ince, 1976 from self titled by Selda
6 St James' Infirmary, 1971 from self titled by Carmen Maki and Blues Creation
7 To Love Somebody, 1967 from A Go Go by Dara Puspita
8 The End of the World, 2010 from self titled by Anika
9 Four French Cathedrals, 1971 from Electronic Music by Doris Hays and John Matthews
10 Space Mondo Topless, 2002 from Acid Eater by Christine 23 Onna
11 Sleep Well, 1969 from self titled by Claude Lombard