Monday, March 28, 2011
JACKIE SHANE - STICKS & STONES b/w ANY OTHER WAY
Jackie Shane was a real trailblazer; cross dressing and openly gay, Shane was a huge draw on the Toronto club scene in the early '60's. While I wasn't there I can't say for sure, but seemingly any time an audience is exposed to a different lifestyle, it probably opened their eyes and minds a bit. BIG respect to Jackie Shane for going "out" at a time when it was far more dangerous to do so.
This fantastic double sider shows Jackie's deeply emotive and powerful voice taking on both an excellent uptempo rocker ("Sticks & Stones") as well as the downright hypnotic "Any Other Way"; just listen to how Jackie's voice "pops" the microphone throughout almost the entire song and a downright mind blowing performance.
Jackie was ling thought to be dead, but after a documentary aired on the CBC he was found to be alive! Read more about Jackie here!
STICKS & STONES
ANY OTHER WAY