It is a terrible omission on my part to have been doing this little blog for so long without ever - as best as I can remember - having featured the mighty Shirley Brown. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Shirley was second only to Millie Jackson as a purveyor of songs about strong, wronged women, as these two choice cuts show.
"This Used To Be Your House" - Shirley Brown
"If You're Weak Enough" - Shirley Brown
She's still going strong, I'm glad to say, and judging by this clip of her revisiting her big hit a few years ago is still in great voice.