BitchTapes: Historical Figures
This week's BitchTapes is comprised of songs devoted to historical figures!
1. Laura Veirs - Carol Kaye
"Not a household name but she's been in your head all day". Veirs' ode to Carol Kaye is pretty heartwarming.
2. Jonathan Richman - Vincent Van Gogh
It's Jonathan Richman, so it's fun!
3. Best Friends Forever - Abe Lincoln
I've said it before and I'll say it again; It's hard not to enjoy a band that writes a love song about Abraham Lincoln.
4. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Ingrid Bergman
Woody Guthrie's words, Billy Bragg's voice, and Wilco's music come together for this tribute to Ingrid Bergman.
5. John Lennon/Yoko Ono - Angela
John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded this song in '72, the year that Angela Davis was tried for homicide.
6. Emily Lacy - The Ballad of Woody Guthrie
This folksy twelve-minute history lesson tells us the story of Woody Guthrie's life.
8. Joan Baez - Joe Hill
In this '77 live recording, Joan Baez recalls a dream in which she meets Joe Hill, a Swedish-American labor activist who was executed in 1915.
Let us know about historical figures that we missed in the comments!
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