Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd)
Gladys Bentley was a big, bold, butch lesbian blues singer in the 1920's though the 1940's, when there just were no others like her. And this 58-minute show highlights her story and her music. A special feature of this presentation is three unreleased recordings by her, from circa 1939, aired in a medley at the 32:30 mark. The lyrics of the medley are mildly risqué, so you may want to preview to judge if too much so for your audiences or air time. This is the only section of the show that may have any concerns.
Producer: JD Doyle
Notes: entire script available on website, at http://www.queermusicheritage.com/feb2013.html
There is a link there to my quite large reference section on Bentley.
For every QMH show I have uploaded several pages to my website, http://www.queermusicheritage.com. The information includes the playlist, script, and photos of the artists and recordings, as I have always considered our music history as a visual as well as an audio experience. In addition the website also includes in depth information on such areas as gay musicals, Songs about Gay Marriage, Songs about AIDS, a Drag Music Discography, an Olivia Records Discography, Women’s Music Magazines, a number of features on Transgendered artist and countless interviews over the years with the pioneers, then and now, of our music culture. It’s a huge site, with over 1800 pages, and growing. Since January 2000 QMH has been dedicated to sharing and preserving music of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community
The show airs monthly on KPFT-FM in Houston as a part of the program Queer Voices, but almost every month has additional hours featured on the website. And PLEASE, if you air this edition I would appreciate a quick email, at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that I can get a feel on where my many hours of hard, labor of love work are reaching.