International Women's Day

To mark International Women’s Day, Colleen Murphy, one of the most important DJs on today's dance scene and also a co-partner in Lucky Cloud Sound System, invited me along with many others to chose a recording that features a female artist and provide a Twitter-friendly description of the reason for our choice plus a photo.

I chose Marlena Shaw's live rendition of "Woman of the Ghetto" and wrote: 'Addressing feminism, blackness and poverty, Marlena Shaw’s “Woman of the Ghetto” was ahead of its time when it first came out on 7” in 1969. The vocalist’s subsequent nine-and-a-half-minute delivery of the song during a live show at Montreux in 1974 took it to the next level, and remains as radical and relevant as ever.’  


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