Hedy West presents songs by and about women, beginning with two of her own, and including many traditional pieces, which are played by West on banjo. Songs featured in the program include When I die; There's anger in the land; Poor miner's farewell; Babies in the mill; A single life; Single girl; The whore's lament; Let them wear their watches fine; Cotton mill girls; Frankie Silvers; Johnny Sands; The cruel mother; Rosanna; On the rim of the world; Die gräben (The trenches); The factory girl's come-all-ye; Factory girl; The maid on the shore. The tape was recorded by the Women's Recording Group at KPFA in January 1977. This program was produced by Joan Medlin, with the assistance of Fran Tornabene and Martha Oelman.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.