My friends call me "LAURIE, THE BLUES BABE" and if you missed my first introduction to the Greatest Girls and Guys of Rock you'd know why :)
...and just for you, I have provided the links at the end of this mytake.
But for now - get ready for a mind blowing journey into some of the most unique and entertaining female preformed, and/or led, rock & blues music you have ever seen and heard on planet earth!
Yes, I'm serious ...hold on and turn up your earphones, or surround sound, for this compilation of the best music to ever grace the air-waves into the sound tracks of your mind!
(NOTE: This music is not meant to be played softly, sorry ...that's another myTake ...lol. And don't forget to click on the little box at the bottom right corner of each video to get to "full screen" format, ok? ...it's important to the experience, I'M NOT KIDDING :) )
And don't be distressed if some of them start out a little slow ...they are all high tempo upbeat and will make your feet want to move out from under you before it's over! ...lol
Now for some of the most astonishing female jams you will ever hear! ...I PROMISE!!
Here she is with her ex-boyfriend, Richie Sambora, former lead guitarist for Bon Jovi with several other world class musicians and singers.
The two were introduced to one another by Alice Cooper during Orianthi's stint with Cooper's band.
After a four year intimate relationship they continue to play together in their band "RSO"
Now Orianthi and Richie have agreed to honor my dire request to "GIMMIE SHELTER" :) ...
Here is Orianthi again as a "Featured Guitarist" with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top ...get ready for a treat!
Oh, and for the sake of those of us that love it ...I really hope you are a "SHARP DRESSED MAN"! :) ...
She started her blues career in 2009 and has only won a couple of awards since ...
Best New Artist Debut – 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis
Artist of the Year – 2016 Independent Blues Awards
Best Independent Female Blues Artist – 2016 Independent Blues Awards
Best Independent Blues Contemporary CD (for Wild Heart (Ruf Records)) – 2016 Independent Blues Awards
Best Modern Roots Song (for "Go Home" from the album, Wild Heart) – 2016 Independent Blues Awards
Road Warrior – 2016 Independent Blues Awards
Best Contemporary Blues Album (for Chills & Fever (Ruf Records)) - 2017 Blues Blast Music Awards
Best Independent Female Blues Artist – 2017 Independent Blues Awards
Road Warrior – 2017 Independent Blues Awards
Best Blues Album (for Belle of the West (Ruf Records)) - 2017 Best of the Beat Awards
Best Modern Roots CD (for Belle of the West (Ruf Records)) – 2018 Independent Blues Awards
Best Independent Blues-Soul Artist – 2018 Independent Blues Awards
Best Stage Performance – 2018 Independent Blues Awards
Road Warrior – 2018 Independent Blues Awards
Song for Common Good (for "American Dream" from the album Belle of the West)– 2018 Independent Blues Awards
Female Blues Artist of the Year (Readers' Poll) – 2018 Annual Living Blues Awards
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year – 2018 Blues Music Awards
Wait ...did I say just a couple? OMG! ...now, like Samantha, I hope you've got MONEY TO BURN! ...
WOW! ...after that performance, I think it's time to "TURN IT UP" because we still have a few "MILES TO GO"! ...
Yes, "I HATE MYSELF" at times, but don't we all? Well, when you find you're drifting off in that direction, just join Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in some "CRIMSON & CLOVER" ...it really helps :) ...
In 2002 Avril was in an episode of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch". Diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2015, Avril nearly died. She said it felt like the torture of constantly drowning in water! She gave some interviews talking about it you can see on Youtube.
"Girlfriend" was the lead single on her #1 selling album "The Best Damn Thing" in 2007.
This punk rock song I threw in for fun, as it includes several "So Whatever" references that reminds me so much of my gag friend that I developed an assorted affection for.
SO NOW 'WHATEVER' "GIRLFRIEND" :) ...
Samantha's pop rock musical career started in 1986 at the age of 20 when she recorded "Touch Me" as her very first hit. I want you to feel a little "Touch Me" now in this greatest girl musical compilation!
And speaking of touching, I need someone to do that for me sometimes too, you know what I mean? ...lol ...
After Lita's breakup with the Joan Jett and the band, The Runaways, Lita released one of several albums, of which one was called "Stiletto", featuring the next hit.
Are you "HUNGRY" yet? Well, Lita is going to guaranty that you will be soon! :) ...
Now meet my motorcycle loving Swedish sisters from Stockholm, founded in 2010, THUNDERMOTHER will show you how they got their name, and do it in style!!
Maybe "IT'S JUST A TEASE", or not! ...
For my "WHATEVER" girlfriend ...I FOUND YOUR THEME SONG, it really is like ..."WHATEVER!"
- I'M NOT KIDDING!! ...lol ...
I hope you like fish ...lol ...as in, are you ready to taste the "BARRACUDA"? ...because it has a taste all of its own!
Meet GRETCHEN WILSON & ALICE IN CHAINS with NANCY WILSON in 2007 at the VH1 Rock honors!
You're gonna like this :) ...
Meet Jennie Skulander and her alternative metal rock bank, Devilskin formed in 2010 out of Hamilton, New Zealand.
Jennie is here to make sure you "NEVER SEE THE LIGHT" ...and she won't disappoint you as they all go out! ...
And check out the hot boy on the drums, OMG! ...forgive me, I do get distracted sometimes! ...lol ...
In addition to lead vocals, Potter plays Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer electric piano and electric (including the Gibson Flying V) and acoustic guitars. She and her group, formed in 2002, have won numerous music awards.
Grace's group has toured with "Gov't Mule", "The Black Crows" and opened for "The Dave Mathews Band"
There's way too much more to mention, so instead let's get to the meat of it and join Grace in concert along with "THE LION THE BEAST THE BEAT" in 2012 ...
And finally, THE DONNAS - Don't ask me why I love this picture, BUT I DO! It's like one of those ..."DON'T F*** with me photos! ...lol
Don't let the looks deceive you!
They appear to be a typical high school band in this music video, but listen to the music and remember to close your mouth when it's over, you wouldn't want any flys to get in ...lol
Oh and don't forget to TAKE IT OFF!! :)
Her are the links I promised from my last two "GREATEST OF ..." rock/blues myTakes ...
GREATEST GIRLS OF ROCK/BLUES I
GREATEST GUYS OF ROCK/BLUES I
I so hope you liked my "GREATEST GIRLS OF ROCK II" as much as I loved preparing it for you!
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SEE YOU NEXT TIME!!!
I LOVE YOU!