Musica, issue number 3

Title

Musica, issue number 3

Subject

Lesbian musicians--United States
Women musicians--United States

Description

Native Washingtonian Indra "Indy' Allen performed as a songwriter, guitarist and singer in her own right. In 1973 she released one of the earliest feminist record albums, Loner, produced by Cell 16. In the early Spring of 1974, about the time that the Olivia music collective organized in Washington, DC, Indra Allen began publishing a newsletter, Musica, chronicling the performers, venues, and issues of women's music. Though the publication began in Washington, DC and gave news of women's music developments in that area, its scope was truly national. Musica appears to have begun shortly before the Women's Soul Collective's publication "Paid My Dues." A decade after "Musica's" start, Toni Armstrong Jr. created the next indispensable guide to women's music, "Hot Wire." "Musica" is an important resource for students, researchers, and members of the general public interested in the early days of US women's music. "Musica" is also important to LGBTQ research for its coverage of lesbian artists nationwide.

Abstract

Feminist songbook; 2nd issue of Paid My Dues; Sophie's Parlor radio (DC); Sweet Alliance Studio (DC); Lima Bean Records (DC); sources of women's recordings; report on the First National Women's Music Festival; Nashville benefit; DC benefit for Olivia Records; Ruth Crawford; who's performing where; Tours: Casse Culver, Willie Tyson, Meg Christian; women's music coverage in other media; Kate & Anna McGarrigle; performer and group contacts.

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application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

United States

Original Format

mimeographed newsletter

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Citation

Allen, Indra, “Musica, issue number 3,” Rainbow History Project Digital Collections, accessed September 22, 2018, https://rainbowhistory.omeka.net/items/show/4938037.

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