Rosa Henderson


Rosa Henderson

Born: Rosa Deschamps in Henderson, Henderson County Kentucky November 24, 1896

Died: April 6 1968 Roosevelt Island New York

AKA Sally Ritz, Flora Dale, Sarah Johnson, Josephine Thomas, Gladys White and Mamie Harris

Vocalist, Piano, 20’s, 30’s, Blues, Classic Blues, Jazz, Vaudeville


From Moanin Low:

Honking Duck:

On Victor:






Jazz Music Archive:

Red Hot Jazz:

BBC Music:

American Sound Archive:


All Music:


Music Brainz:

Around the Web:

Weenie Campbell – 1963 interview:

Farewell Rose Henderson by Derrick Stewart Baxter Jazz Journal, July 1968:

Click to access RosaH68.pdf

Its A Girl Thang:

Music Radar:

The Playlist:


Sunday Blues:

Women Swingers:

Audio Wasp:

Hey Pally:

Notable Kentucky African Americans:

Memories of My Ghost Sister:

Music Bloodline:

Find a Grave:

My Space:






Internet Archive:

He May Be Your Dog But He’s Wearing My Collar 1923:

MIdnight Blues 1923:

I’m Broke Fooling With You 1923:

Good Woman Blues 1923:

I Need You 1923:

Low Down Papa 1923:

Struttin’ Blues 1923:

Afternoon Blues 1923:

Black Star Line 1924:

Strut Your Puddy 1924:

My Papa Doesn’t Two-Time No Time 1924:

Somebody Doing What You Wouldn’t Do 1924:

Barbados Blues 1924:

Undertaker Blues 1924:

How Come You Do Me 1924:

Do That Thing 1924:

Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Mornin’ 1925:

Get it Fixed 1925:

Pappa If You Can’t Do Better 1926:

I’ve Got Somebody Now 1926:

I’m Savin’ it All For You 1926:

Can’t Be Bothered With No Sheik 1931:

Mia Zapata (The Gits)


Mia Zapata

Born: August 25, 1965 Louisville, Ky

Died: July 7/8, 1993 Seattle, WA

The Gits formed in Ohio in 1986 and relocated to Seattle in 1990

Mia Zapata – Lead Vocal

Joe Spleen aka Andy Kessler – Guitar

Matt Dresdner – Bass

Steve Moriarty – Drums


Albums[edit source]

Reissued on Broken Rekids, 2003
Reissued on Broken Rekids, 2003

Singles/Eps[edit source]

  • Precious Blood b/w “Seaweed” and “Kings & Queens” (Big Flaming Ego Records), (1990).
  • Second Skin b/w “Social Love” (Broken Rekids), (1991).
  • Spear And Magic Helmet b/w “While You’re Twisting, I’m Still Breathing” (Empty Records), (1991).

Compilation/soundtrack contributions[edit source]

  • “Here’s to Your Fuck” and “Ain’t Got No Right” on Bobbing For Pavement: The Rathouse Compilation (Rathouse/Broken Rekids), (1991).
  • “Drinking Song” on Power Flush: San Francisco, Seattle & You (Broken Rekids), (1993).
  • “Guilt Within Your Head” and “Social Love (Live)” on Home Alive: The Art Of Self-Defense (Epic Records), (1996).
  • “Second Skin (Live)” on Hype! The Motion Picture Soundtrack, (Sub Pop Records), (1996).
  • “Another Shot of Whiskey” on Wild and Wooly: The Northwest Rock Collection (Experience Music Project/Sub Pop Records), (2000).
  • “Whirlwind” on Girls Kick Ass (Vitaminepillen), (2001).
  • “Absynthe” on Whatever: The 90’s Pop & Culture Box (Rhino/WEA), (2005).
  • “Another Shot of Whiskey” on Sleepless In Seattle: The Birth of Grunge (LiveWire Recordings, 2006).


The Gits Video Page:

The Gits Movie Page:



It Doesn’t Matter, Cut My Skin Makes Me Human 1989:

Precious Blood 1990 OK Hotel, Seattle:

Slaughter of Bruce 1991 OK Hotel:

Another Shot of Whiskey, Absynthe, Insecurities, While You’re Twisting, Im Still Breathing 1992 Bongo Corral Show:

7 Year Bitch on Mia & Here’s to Your Fuck 1993, Second Skin from HYPE!,

RCNDY, Seattle

Absynthe @ The Covered Wagon, Sa Francisco 1993

Twisting, Breathing, Social Love, Insecurities, Seaweed @ The Weathered Wall 1993:

Live @ the Jabberjaw in LA 6/23/93 (Entire Last Show?)

Setlist of the night: Slaughter of Bruce / Insecurities / While You’re Twisting, I’m Still Breathing / Seaweed / Beauty of the Rose / Absynthe / Whirlwind / Guilt Within Your Head / New Fast One / Sign of the Crab / Daily Bread / Bob (Cousin O.) / Second Skin

Evil Stig (The Gits w Joan Jett), The Drinking Song, Spear and Magic Helmet:

La Luna Portland,1995:



Wikipedia on Mia:

Wikipedia on The Gits:


CZ Records:

Faded Flanel:


Around the Web:

Steve Moriarty Interview on Music Life Radio 2012:

The Gits Website:

The Gits Spanish Website:




Trouser Press:

Feminist Playing Cards:

NPR on the Gits Movie:

Kim Punk Rock:

Open Salon Blog:

Lynn Jordan’s Blog:

Women Who Rock Wednesday:

Surgical Reality Blog:

Punk Rock Planet:

Ribbon round a bomb:

Grrl band geek:


Girl Germs Radio:

The Fair Digital:

Blog Critics:

Musical Musings and other stuff:


Women in Music:

Women Who Rock:





Riot Grrrls Forever:


Bloody Underrated:

You’re My Vitamins:

Northwest Film Forum:


These Streets:


Withered Debutante:


Rock and Roll is the answer:


Who is:

Cult Nation:

Jam Spreader:

Musical Musings and other Stuff:

The Fader:

Where the long trail ends:

The Hollywood interview, w Gits movie director Kerri O’Kane:

Seattle Weekly on Gits Movie:

Pop Matters:


After Ellen:


Everything Explained:

Seattle Subsonic:


Rootsweb Obituary:

Stalking Seattle:



Second Skin 1992:

Graveyard Blues  (Actually a cover of Bessie Smith’s Blue Spirit Blues) Live 1988

A Change is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke Cover….duh) 1993:

Eleven 1988:

It All Dies Anyway 1992:

Seaweed (subtitulado) 1992:

Look Right Through Me 1988:

Ain’t Got No Right 1992:

Precious Blood 1993:

X-Ray Cafe Live, Portland June 1993

“While You’re Twisting, I’m Still Breathing” – 2:38
“Insecurities” – 1:48
“Slaughter Of Bruce” – 3:14
“Absynthe” – 3:04
“Another Shot Of Whiskey” – 2:40
“Wingo Lamo” – 2:19
“Here’s To Your Fuck” – 1:50
“Second Skin” – 3:13:

Wingo Lamo 1992:

It Doesn’t Matter 1988:


7 Year Bitch – M.I.A. 1993:

School of Rock Covers Second Skin 2010:

Home Alive Promo Video:


Girouard, M. O. N., & Sarah Lawrence College. (2009). Heavy Angel: Mia Zapata: Exploring the living memory of a Seattle legend.

Mia zapata. (2013). S.l.: Book On Demand Ltd.

Social Love I Lyrics:

Well I don’t need your social love, no
I feel misread enough
And what repels me
Is the fact that you’re smiling
Walking on by, walking on by
Yeah when it hits me
See it still gets kinda heavy
Yeah when it’s laying there over
It’s wide open and read

I don’t need your social crap
You head iron sleep boys
I can see, what repels me
Is your pretentious stare
You never look me in the eye
Or feel the truth
Yeah when it hits me
I see you still gets kinda heavy
Yeah when it’s laying there over
It’s wide open and read

I don’t need your social love
I already feel misread enough
And what repels me
Is the fact that you smile
When you’re walking all back
There’s a connection to be made
It’s something you always crave
And now that it’s over
Hell, I’d set that fire that you know you like
And now when it hits me
See it still gets kinda heavy
Yeah when it’s laying there over
It’s wide open and read
How dare you?