In the early 20th century, female singers surged onto the airwaves with tight harmonies, ingenious arrangements, and swingin’ songs that topped the charts. They looked to one another for inspiration, creating new sounds and personas that would influence some of the greatest singers for decades to come. But few fans know about the unique personal and professional challenges these female musicians faced yet surmounted to make musical history.
This series draws on songs in the Pituey player to help tell the tales of these extraordinary women. Listen to their tunes as your read the stories of women whose voices are not only still recognizable, but also unforgettable.