This book originally came out in 1995. It’s a collection of twelve essays on different aspects of women and music - from women in music PR to women in south Asian music. The essays are all quite brief - in fact, if anything I was left wanting more at the end of the book. One of the things I liked was that despite it being quite a short book it does manage to cover quite a wide range of topics - it covers different styles of music from classical music to salsa, and the essays range from personal accounts of being a music fan in the 70s to an overview of women in 1940s/50s pop. (A couple of the essays have appeared in other places but there’s still plenty to read). It’s out of print now but you can still get second hand copies + it’s worth looking out for if you can get find it at a cheap enough price.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2015.