Record Cover of the Week

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Jackie Shane: Live

“Shane was one of the most popular singers in Toronto’s thriving R & B scene of the mid-sixties. He was a remarkable figure for his day: he was openly gay and a cross dresser with a flair for fashion. Shane’s magnetic charisma and passionate performances made him a favourite of a generation of Toronto club goers.” -from the introduction to “I Got Mine: The Story of Jackie Shane” an excellent hour-long CBC Radio documentary.

This was Jackie’s only album, recorded at the Sapphire Tavern in Toronto in 1967.

The only known video footage of Jackie Shane.

“I Bet Your Mama Was a Tent-Show Queen” – article by Carl Wilson