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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 124 | First be a Woman (4h)

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy broadcast the 124th episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on March 7th 2023.

A quote from the past came back to my mind as I listened to this Incredible Balearic Breakfast show (the longest one Colleen ever did as of today...). To a very young Johnny Hallyday (he was 11 back then and had just started singing on stage), the Great Maurice Chevalier said :

"Soigne ton entrée. Soigne surtout ta sortie. Au milieu, tu te démerdes, tu chantes."
Maurice Chevalier to Johnny Hallyday, 1954

We could translate this into English as follows:

"Take care about how you appear on stage. Also, take great care about how you leave the stage. In between, do your best, sing".

I wanted to share this quote with you all because I felt David Mancuso had the Same way of "portraying" what a Show should be. Of course, Colleen followed that path in a Gorgeous way. She always chooses the first and last song carefully whenever she does a set. Both pieces are destined to set a mood. In this case, opening the show with Eva's Cassidy "I can only be me" sent a clear message : listen how beautiful a female artist can sound, how talented and strong she can be... For those of you who know Eva Cassidy's life, these last words may strongly resonate in your souls... The closing song, Nancy Noise's "Kaila", also showcases how gorgeous and profound a Woman's Soul can be... So, the stage was all set up. In between, Colleen did what she knew best: play records, mix them and, of course, share stories about all these great female artists! And boy, she was on fire on that 124th edition of Balearic Breakfast ! We had a 4-hour Balearic Breakfast show, people!

Balearic Breakfast's International Women's Day Special :


Eva Cassidy – I Can Only Be Me

Joni Mitchell – Jericho

J Lamotta All I Want

Susan Smith – Flight

Carmen McRae – Only Women Bleed

Bobbi Humphrey – Please Set Me at Ease

Jasmine Myra – Horizons

Cleo Sol – When I'm in Your Arms

Erykah Badu – Other Side of the Game

Me'shell Ndegeocello – Bittersweet

Jessie Ware – Remember Where You Are

Amy Winehouse – In My Bed

Wyles & Simpson – Shout

Urusla Rucker – For Women

Sinead O Connor – I Am Stretched on Your Grave (Apple Brightness Mix)

Will Powers – Adventures in Success (Dub)

Bjork – Isobel (Deodato Mix)

Sade – Paradise (Extended Mix)

Asha Puthli – Space Talk (Dimitri from Paris Remix)


Doris Duke Woman of the Ghetto

Nina Hagen – New York New York

Queen Latifah & Monie Love – Ladies First

Madonna – Frozen (Stereo MC's Mix)

Mary Wilson – Red Hot (Katakana Edit)

Roisin Murphy – Murphy's Law (Cosmodelica Remix)

Astrud Gilberto – All I've Got (Jack Tennis Edit)

DJ Emma – Mood for Love

Patrice Rushen – Haven't You Heard

Gwen McRae – Keep the Fire Burnin

Brooklyn Groove Machine – Déjà vu (Yvonne Turner's Baby Powder Mix)

Masters at Work ft. India – To Be in Love

Treena Rose – Tell Me All About It

Everything but the Girl – Temperamental (Ananda Project Remix)

Diana Ross – Brown Baby/Save The Children

Nancy Noise – Kaia

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