Feminist Music Geek Presents … JOANIE

Joan and Peggy GIF

This playlist is inspired by and dedicated to the inimitable Joan Harris, Mad Men‘s most valuable player. The introduction–which explains Harris’ journey as a character–contains spoilers. If you’d like to hear me talk about Joan’s feminist evolution, yay! If not, skip ahead to 7:43 for the tunes.

1. The Red Krayola – Born in Flames (Singles; Drag City, 2004)
2. Inara George – Idaho (An Invitation; Bluenote, 2008)
3. Broadcast – Corporeal (Tender Buttons; Warp, 2005)
4. Ella Fitzgerald – C’est Magnifique (Dream Dancing; Pablo, 2006)
5. The Velvelettes – Needle in a Haystack (Girl Group Sounds: One Kiss Can Lead to Another; Rhino, 2005)
6. Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart (The Essential Janis Joplin; Legacy, 2003)
7. Neko Case – The Pharaohs (Middle Cyclone; ANTI-, 2009)
8. The Crystals – He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) (Da Doo Ron Ron: The Very Best of the Crystals; Legacy Recordings, 2011)
9. Hole – Asking For It (Live Through This; DGC, 1994)
10. Chalk Circle – Uneasy Friend (Reflection; Mississippi Records, 2010)
11. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – Money (I Learned the Hard Way; Daptone, 2010)
12. Sonic Youth – Swimsuit Issue (Dirty; DGC, 1992)
13. Judy Garland – Who Cares (As Long As You Care For Me) (Live at Carnegie Remastered; Gralin Music, 2012)
14. Esther Marrow – Baby That’s What I Need (Walk Tall) (Flying Groove; RCA, 2003)
15. Mary J. Blige – Doubt (The London Sessions; Capitol/Matriarch, 2014)
16. Edith Piaf – Non, je ne regrette rien (Edith Piaf: 30e Anniversaire; Capital, 1993)

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