Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world

Bonnie Raitt, 'Give It Up'

48. Bonnie Raitt, 'Give It Up'

Warner Bros., 1972

This scrappy redhead has been singing and playing the blues for almost half a century, but the blueprint for her whole journey is right here on her second album.

Essential moment: "Give It Up Or Let Me Go," her not-quite-laid-back theme song.

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