Pride Week Special Featuring Pride related musicians, writers and themes in conjunction with Pride Week at WMBR // Additional discographical, biographical information was added by Lawrence Azrin, check out the links at your leisure.
BED:Music Played Whilst Talking
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Used to be "Wayne" County. / This is about heroin - from last verse: "When everyone goes to your house, they shoot up in your room." At the end of the song, you can hear, "I'm looking for a fix" being shouted instead of "Looking for a kiss."
Recorded at Studio Fremontel in December 1973 // Stuff Smith (born as 'Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith' was an American jazz violinist.who died in 1967. He is credited as being the first violinist to use electric amplification techniques.
This album is widely recognized as the first openly gay country music album. Formed in 1972, they consisted of lead singer and guitarist Patrick Haggerty, keyboardist Michael Carr, singer and fiddler Eve Morris and guitarist Robert Hammerstrom. / Click the Link above, left to view the original album.
In 1957, Paul was an early member of Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps on rhythm guitar, replacing Teddy Crutchfield. / Click the Link above, left to read an article on the history of Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps. / / Click the Link above, left to view the original single
"Jolly Jivers" is the artist credited on some titles that Walter Roland and Sonny Scott recorded for Vocalion in 1933. // Walter Roland: piano; Sonny Scott: speech & probably percussion; Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan): speech
... An openly gay blues singer and pianist who performed at clubs in Harlem in the 1920s and early 30s, including the Clam House and the Ubangi Club. Dressed in her signature top hat and tuxedo, she would perform blues standards with her own raunchy lyrics. / Click on Link above, left to view the original shellac single
Tanega was known unfairly as a "one-hit wonder' for her classic oddball hit 'Walkin' My Cat Named Dog'; a Top-25 hit in Feb 1966; she died Dec 29, 2019. / * - The follow-up single to ''Walkin' My Cat Named Dog" // … She also wrote some songs for Dusty Springfield, with whom she was involved with for five years, and also released an English-only album, "I Don't Think It Will Hurt If You Smile ", in 1971.
... This was written as a sarcastic statement about her struggles in New York’s competitive music scene, and used in 2014 the opening credits of the New Zealand vampire comedy film "What We Do In The Shadows" and was remixed to become a running theme for its characters. In 2019, it was also used as the opening credits theme for the film's television adaptation.