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8 Women Who Invented American Popular Music

By NPR Music

The sounds you love today wouldn't exist if not for these groundbreaking women. npr.org/turningthetables.

24 songs

  1. 1.
    The Lady Is A Tramp - Live In Berlin, Germany/1960Ella FitzgeraldMack The Knife: Ella In Berlin
    3:040:30
  2. 2.
    Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The AirSister Rosetta Tharpe, The Sammy Price TrioThe Gospel Of The Blues
    2:270:30
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    3:070:30
  4. 4.
    Tu VozCelia CruzCuba
    3:210:30
  5. 5.
    3:150:30
  6. 6.
    Gospel Train (Live at Lincoln Memorial) - RestoredTraditional, Marian Anderson, Kosti VehanenLet Freedom Ring
    1:310:30
  7. 7.
    Downhearted BluesBessie SmithThe Collection
    3:240:30
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    3:180:30
  9. 9.
    My Lord, What a MorningTraditional, Marian Anderson, Franz RuppSpirituals
    3:260:30
  10. 10.
    3:060:30
  11. 11.
    Savior Don't Pass Me BySister Rosetta TharpePrecious Memories
    4:080:30
  12. 12.
    You've Been a Good Old WagonBessie SmithThe Essential Bessie Smith
    3:270:30
  13. 13.
    GuantanameraCelia CruzBravo
    2:550:30
  14. 14.
    3:190:30
  15. 15.
    3:500:30
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    3:120:30
  17. 17.
    Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: Seit ich ihn gesehenRobert Schumann, Marian Anderson, Franz RuppSchubert - Schumann Lieder
    2:260:30
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    2:470:30
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    2:520:30
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    3:090:30
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    4:010:30
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    4:010:30
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    4:510:30
  24. 24.
    Credo (Instrumental)Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou's Mass
    5:510:30

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