March 8th, 2023, Northport NY – M.C. Records is celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month with a special curated 17-song playlist from its releases over the last 26 years. You can find out more about International Women’s Day by clicking here.
President of the label Mark Carpentieri said:
We have changed the playlist from last year, so you’ll hear a bunch of different songs. It’s always humbling to put together this list and honor all the great women who have recorded for us. I truly hope you enjoy the music!
The WHM playlist includes Odetta, Marcia Ball, Joanna Connor, Debbie Davies, Phoebe Snow, Janis Ian, Marie Knight, Maria Muldaur, Katherine Whalen, Madeleine Peyroux, Elizabeth McGovern, Bonnie Raitt, and Susan Tedeschi. You can listen to the playlist via either Soundcloud or Spotify.
In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women’s History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. Subsequent Presidents continued to proclaim a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” For more information on Women’s History Month, click here, https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month