giovedì 25 ottobre 2007

45 SPOTLIGHT: Jackie Shane "Comin' Down" (Sue 788)

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the fabolous, the flamboyante, the effeminate
Jackie Shane!

Lounge singer Jackie Shane was considered very risquè during the more subdued Toronto club era of the early 1960's. As a black androgynous soul singer, often backed by Frank Motley And The Hitchhikers (featuring saxophonist King Herbert) at the Sapphire Club, Shane commanded overflow crowds as much for his silky smooth voice as for his flamboyant effeminate stage persona. With constant club engagements throughout Canada and parts of the US as far away as California and Hawaii, Shane was able to release his one and only hit record, "Any Other Way", in April 1963. The song reached No. 2 in Canada and sustained itself on the charts for 9 consecutive weeks. To capitalize on his popularity he also recorded a live album but by the late 1960's drifted into obscurity. Many rumours have circulated over the years about his untimely death but none have ever been confirmed. Shane's whereabouts is unknown.
(from the canadian website )

The pics are gently stolen from the great queermusicheritage a U.S. website about gay & lesbian music.

martedì 23 ottobre 2007

45 SPOTLIGHT: Bill Pinkney "I Do The Jerk" - "Don't Call Me"

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This is a great doublesider!
Bill Pinkney, one of the Drifters, recorded in 1964 this Fontana single produced by The Godfather of Soul Mr.James Brown.
Listen both sides!
I Do The Jerk is a 100mph dancer, Don't Call me sounds like a mid-tempo northern tune.
Which one do you prefer?

All about the Drifters and Bill Pinkney on MARV GOLDBERG'S R&B NOTEBOOKS

mercoledì 10 ottobre 2007

Swinging Soul and Jazzy Tunes MIX

Click on Mr Jimmy Smith and swing your ass off!

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1 James Brown - Who s Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe (Smash)
2 Cozy Cole - Topsy (part 2)
3 Les McCann - Burnin Coal (Atlantic)
4 Mark Murphy - Why Don t You Do Wright (Riverside)
5 Joung Holt Trio - Ain t There Something That Money Can Buy (Brunswik)
6 Lou Donaldson - Signifying
7 Brother Jack McDuff - Hot Barbeque
8 Van Prince And Orchestra - Adlon Hully Gully Part One (Adlon)
9 Carmen McRae with Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five (Columbia)
10 Jimmy Smith - I Got My Mojo Workin (Verve)
11 Big John Patton - Fat Judy (Blue Note)
12 Mel Torme - Comin Home (Atlantic)
13 The Ray Charles Orchestra - Side Winder (Tangerine)
14 The Buddy Rich Big Band - Big Mama Cass (Pacific Jazz)
15 Les McCan and Eddie Harris - Compared To What (Atlanic)