|How Do You Are?
Release Date: 29 April 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Various Artists The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco Limited Vinyl 2LP Set
From Taylor Swift’s pop tidal wave to St Vincent’s angular rocking… from Miley Cyrus’ ever-colourful madness to Adele’s chart crushing return, 2015 was another great year for women in pop music. But it wasn’t always this “easy”.
With “The Ladies of Too Slow To Disco” we are taking a look at the women who kick-started the female pop revolution in the seventies. But we are not only presenting the big names like Carole King, Carly Simon or Rickie Lee Jones, Too Slow To Disco is once again unearthing lots of overlooked and lost gems of the 1970s LA music scene.
These pioneering songwriters were determined to navigate their career on their own terms, while fighting an industry that was only marginally less machismo-driven than the mafia (and in some cases involved characters from both worlds). Chauvinism was the mood music de rigueur in the record biz of the 60s and 70s, and the dawning of sexual liberation as often as not left women holding the baby. But battling through, these women writers and performers redefined what pop music could do, and in doing so, charted the path for the women that followed.
1. You Can Do It - Evie Sands
2. Chuck E's in Love - Rickie Lee Jones
3. Opening Up to You - Laura Allan
4. Shine Like You Should - Melissa Manchester
5. Isn't It Something - Franne Gold
6. Crazy - Valerie Carter
7. Baby I Don't Want Your Love - Teri de Sario
8. It's the Falling in Love - Carole Bayer Sager
9. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) - Carly Simon
10. Let's Get Together - Jaye P. Morgan
11. Gotta Lotta - Lauren Wood
12. Be There in the Morning (Australian Single Version) - Renée Geyer
13. Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
14. New York Bars - Brenda Russell
15. Temptation - Leah Kunkel
16. Strengthen My Love - Amy Holland
17. Disco Tech - Carole King
18. Dance the Night Away - Doris Abrahams
19. Take Me With You - Lyn Christopher