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The Fairer Sex

A carefully hand-picked, all-female playlist.

On this episode, you will hear the following tracks:
Track - Artist - Album - Label

Wish I Was In Bowling Green - Cousin Emmy - Kentucky Mountain Ballads (Decca)

Last Kind Words Blues - Geeshie Wiley - Before the Blues, Vol. 2 (Yazoo)

Quisiera Olvidarte - Pastorita Huaracina - Huayno Music of Peru, Vol.1: 1949-1989 (Arhoolie)

Rolling Log Blues - Lottie Kimbrough - I Can't Be Satisfied (Yazoo)

Rolling Log Blues - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Little Wheel Spin and Spin (Vanguard)

Ad Cethent Tulas (The Girls Are Going to Dance) - Djur Djura - Voice of Silence (Luaka Bop)

The False True Love - Shirley Collins - Within Sound boxset (Fledgling)

Mera Laung Gawacha - Musarrat Nazir Top Hits of Musarrat Nazir (EMI Pakistan)


Goodbye Dear Old Stepstone


Traditional, folk, vernacular, endangered, and extinct music from America and elsewhere. Hosted by Nathan Salsburg, an archivist, producer, and writer based in Louisville, Kentucky.

He has worked for the The Alan Lomax Archive since 2000, for which he currently serves in the capacities of production manager, photo and video archivist, and general digital catalog editor. Salsburg maintains an index of online vernacular music resources at his blog,, contributes occasional music writing to the Louisville Eccentric Observer and the Other Music weekly update, and is curator of Twos & Fews, a vernacular music imprint in collaboration with Chicago's Drag City label.