Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jazz on Tuesdays: Dorothy Fields

When asked Why aren't there more women writing songs?

Dorothy Fields responded:

There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; simply not enough women have the time for careers. The man in our society is the breadwinner; the woman has enough to do as the homemaker, wife and mother. Yes, I do think song writing is a man's game. It requires push, energy, movement, mixing; and it is a field that is and has been dominated by men. No, I do not think men have more talent.

Dorothy Fields had talent:

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