Monday, February 14, 2011

Jackie Shane

The CBC Radio's Inside the Music aired this great feature documentary on the underrated R&B legend, Jackie Shane. Although he was American born, he made a notable contribution to the 1960’s Canadian music scene. Aside from being a seriously talented performer, Jackie attracted attention for his cross-dressing, openly gay ways.

This doc sheds some light on the otherwise very mysterious figure (he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page!) There are still many unknowns about what happened to Jackie in the end, but he left behind some sick tunes.

Here is the only known footage of Jackie, singing Rufus Thomas’ Walking the Dog.

I Got Mine: The story of Jackie Shane Produced & narrated by Elaine Banks (via the CBC).

Click here to download the chart topping Any Other Way.

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