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Friday, May 20, 2011

JACKIE SHANE - STAND UP STRAIGHT AND TALL


Before disappearing for many years, cross dressing soul wild man Jackie Shane cut this incredible record that is one of the most incredible final singles I've ever heard. Given the times, one can only imagine the statement that openly gay Jackie was making in this song and I SALUTE him with the utmost respect in his reading of this (should be) anthem of the oppressed.

Making this record even more incredible, the writers are brothers Mike (James) and Bob Kirkland. Mike went on to release one of the greatest soul LP's of the 70's ("Hang On In There").

One of the greatest EVER Los Angeles soul records, bar none. Play it loud, and play it often.

from 1967...

JACKIE SHANE - STAND UP STRAIGHT AND TALL

2 comments:

Desmond said...

I always think of Jackie Shane as a woman so I found this song messed with my head a bit. Still awesome but I think I prefer him in a dress.

ally. said...

hot damn - just in time for the beatification of ms shane over at dusty7s

ta ever so heartface
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