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Josephine Baker and her pet cheetah

This week the gal-pals talk about the mythic creature Josephine Baker. Josephine was a burlesque performer, a French spy, and a civil rights advocate who stood up to the KKK. She also walked her pet cheetah down the streets of Paris, had a goat in her dressing room and a pig living in her night […]

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Miriam Makeba

Turn up the music! To wrap up our African gals research Leah talks about Miriam Makeba, the singer known as “Mama Africa.” Banned from her home of South Africa for over 30 years she brought African music all over the world. We also learn that cueing drunk people is hard, we’ve kept things from Bonnie, […]

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Dolly Parton – Gal’s Guide Podcast

Katie’s 1 Cool Music gal has pissed off the KKK, written upwards of 5,000 songs, gives books away to kids, created a theme park and way more! You might know her by her greatest asset but there is much more country gal from Tennessee. Katie talks about Dolly Parton…who actually lost in a Dolly Parton […]

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Gal’s Guide NEWS for July 22 (Brought to you by lemonade)

  News and updates from the Gal’s Guide Library and Research Center for July 22, 2019. Brought to you by lemonade. YouTube Version Show Notes: The second edition of the Gal’s Guide NEWS. Brought to you by lemonade. Library NEWS Our current book collection has doubled and can be found here. Our trio of new book […]

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Nico – Gal’s Guide Podcast

Gal-pals Rebecca, Bonnie, Katie and Leah, start off the show talking about the best concerts and the first concerts. Some of them are cool, some of them, well, let’s just say they are trying to forget them. For her 1 Cool Music Thing, Rebecca shares a connection to a gal who was a model and […]

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Gal’s Guide Recommended Reads About Women in Music

While there are several wonderful options for books, movies, and that shine a light on women in music we have narrowed it down to a mix of our top recommendations for July. OUR RECOMMENDED READS: Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend by Karen Bartlett Also, check out the episode of Gal’s Guide to […]

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Gunhild Carling – Gal’s Guide Podcast

You might see a gal play 3 trumpets at once on America’s Got Talent this month and wonder “Who is that?!” Well, get ready for a ride learning about Gunhild Carling, a performer who plays multiple instruments loves to Rick Roll, plays for the King of Sweden, and is a master at making up a […]

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Seeking Books About Women In Music

Gal’s Guide is building an independent women’s history library and is seeking works by women and about women. This month we have a list of books by and about women in music. UPDATE: The Gal’s Guide Library opened March 6, 2020. Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity Wish List. If you have these books and would […]

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Dusty Springfield

It’s music month at Gal’s Guide and a new group of gal pals have joined to have some fun. Bonnie takes the stage first talking about Dusty Springfield the singer of “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Wishin’ and Hopin’ and more. Don’t miss this fab episode because we learned that Dusty threw food when she […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Nina Simone

This week Rebecca’s 1 Cool Black History Thing is about the singer and activist Nina Simone. From “Mississippi God Damn” to her cover of “Here Comes the Sun” Nina has a voice that draws you in, tells you a story and can make you cry. Learn more about this amazing gal this week on the […]