Queer Music Heritage Home Page

The Estate Project was a huge endeavor and its website is well worthy of an extended visit. One of the missions of The Estate Project is to preserve the cultural legacy of the AIDS crisis, and in that regard there are ongoing projects to compile an index of composers and musicians who have died of AIDS. A subproject is to compile a listing of Musical Works Addressing AIDS, which is divided into classical, popular, and music theater works. As I have an extensive collection of popular, and some theatre, recordings, I was asked to research my collection for song titles that are relevant. Searching the wide world of popular music for any particular subject is difficult, as things are just not organized in that manner. But I was able to prepare the listing below, which I am glad to share with those internet surfers interested. There could be no "complete" listing of songs addressing AIDS, and this is not one either, but it's a step.



Unfortunately, the former link to this project is gone but I am leaving this description of it in case researchers are able to know to search for it if it is restored.

I apologize for the wide layout of the listings, but it seemed more readable than splitting the data
onto a second line. And I placed the data of most interest within normal screen widths.

Visit my special Songs About AIDS show, November 2007

Artist Song Title Album Yr Label Comments
Abod, Susan
soliloquy
In the Moment
01 privately released CD
 
Allen, Peter
love don't need a reason
Making Every Moment Count 90 RCA CD 60409 wr/Allen-Callen-Malamet
Alsop, Peter gotta lotta living to do Feeding The Flame 90 Flying Fish CD 70541  
Andersen, Tom
yard sale
The Journey
98 WCD CD 80505
 
Andreason, Christian everybody else   91 privately released cassette inspired by AIDS predjudice
Automatic Pilot
safe livin' in dangerous times
Back From the Dead (1980-1985)
84 BMQR CD 1
wr/Brown-McQueen; from The AIDS Show
Banks, Heywood a song for warren If Pigs Could Fly 90 privately released  
Barker, Wayne safe sex slut Dont Mess With Mary (V.A.) 94 Aboveground Rec. CD 107 wr/Tom Wilson Weinberg
Bern, Dan cure for AIDS Fifty Eggs 98 Work CD 67870  
Billi & Patti until there is a cure Love, and Other Four Letter Words 03 BPCD 0404 wr/Patti B.
Bogdan, Tom walt whitman in 1989 L'Amour Bleu 99 Poppy Records CD (no#) wr/Chris DeBlasio-Perry Bass
Boily, Deborah my brother lived in san francisco Voices For Life (V.A.) 92 VFL CD 001 wr/Bill Russell-Janet Wood
Brennan, Kelly unknown soldiers A Thousand Times Yes 95    
Bucchino, John until the balance tips Solitude Lessons 01 Art Food Music CD 117  
Callen, Michael living in wartime Purple Heart 89 Significant Other CD 881  
Callen, Michael how to have sex Purple Heart 89 Significant Other CD 881  
Callen, Michael
love don't need a reason
Purple Heart
95 Significant Other CD 881
wr/Allen-Callen-Malamet
Callen, Michael we've had enough Legacy 96 Significant Other CD 9512  
Callen, Michael they are falling all around me Legacy 96 Significant Other CD 9512 wr/Bernice Johnson Reagon
Campbell, David yard sale Taking The Wheel 97 Philips CD 537936 subtle reference, wr/Tom Andersen
Capitol City Men's Chorus jonathan wesley oliver jr Silent Noon 98 CCMC CD (no# Austin group, wr/Tom Brown
Cherry, Nehah
I've got you under my skin
Red Hot + Blue
90 Chrysalis CD 21799
 
Christian Left the body of Christ has AIDS Left at the Light 95 Far Left Field CS wr/Stuart Boardman
Christopher, Keith heal me Naked Truth 98 Significant Other CD 981  
Christopher, Keith someday soon Naked Truth 98 Significant Other CD 981  
Christopher, Keith pieces of lives Naked Truth 98 Significant Other CD 981  
Colorado Quilt Chorus   World AIDS Day Benefit Concert 98 privately released  
Cole, Paula hush hush hush This Fire 96 Warner Brothers  
Criswell, Kim my brother lived in san francisco Elegies 93 First Night CD 35 wr/Bill Russell-Janet Wood
Crowell, Rodney wandering boy The Houston Kid 01 Sugarhill CD 1065  
Diamond, Ed AIDS God Is Gay 97 Gig Music CD (no #)  
Farrand, Jim cover me January Sun 00 Miles To Go CD (no#) about the Quilt
Flirtations living in wartime The Flirtations Live-Out On The Road 92 Flirt CD 1002 wr/Michael Callen
Frankie Goes to Hollywood is anybody out there Liverpool 86 ZTT Records CD 107  
Free, Scott placebo Getting Off 97 Leather/Western CD 02  
Free, Scott AIDS dementia Getting Off 97 Leather/Western CD 02  
Free, Scott the living dead The Living Dead 99 Leather/Western CD 03  
Free, Scott leather ghosts The Living Dead 99 Leather/Western CD 03  
Free, Scott ronald reagan's funeral The Call Me Mr Free 04 Leather/Western CD 04  
Free, Scott GRID / death toll The Pink Album (a Pop Opera) 08 Leather/Western CD 05  
Free, Scott act up fight back / better The Pink Album (a Pop Opera) 08 Leather/Western CD 05  
Gauthier, Mary Goddamn HIV Dixie Kitchen 92 RG Music CD wr/Mary Gauthier
Grant, Bev patchwork quilt Fabric of Life, Volume 1 96 MAH CD 096 wr/Michelle Lanchester
Gray, Gregory three minute requium Euroflake In Silverlake 95 EMI CD 34358  
Grimaldi, Frank
here we go again
Walking Backwards
96 Emphatic Records CD 1012  
Hall, Dave true True 00 GuiseppeJoe CD 892 wr/Dave Hall
Hall, Dave now i watch my blood turn white True 00 GuiseppeJoe CD 892 wr/Dave Hall
Hall, Dave dizziness and dreams True 00 GuiseppeJoe CD 892 wr/Dave Hall
Hall, Dave his was True 00 GuiseppeJoe CD 892 wr/Dave Hall
Havens, Richie streets of philadelphia The Envelope Please
95 Rhino CD 71868
 
Jerusalem, Jony
the AIDS song, the stigma song
  07 mp3 from site only Israeli artist
John, .Elton the last song The One 92 MCA CD  
Julian, Richard charlie lewis Richard Julian 97 Blackbird CD 62014  
Keene, Thomas name on the quilt The Old Vienna Tapes, Vol.1 92 Old Vienna CD 92-1  
Kempter, Kirt common threads Family Values (V.A.) 96 Family Values CD (no#)  
Kempter, Kirt safe sex Wrinkle in Time 93 RDP CD 93  
King, Grant on the dream side of the river Let Love Out 94 Know More Secrets CD 003  
Kinsey Sicks AZT Dragapella! 97 OWR CD 0129  
Larkin, Patty & Livingston Taylor the thread of life Circles in the Stream (V.A.) 88 UMB CD 1 about the quilt, wr/Patty Larkin
Lavner, Lynn
such fine young men
I'd Rather Be Cute
86 Bent CS 81369
 
Lauper, Cyndi say a prayer Sisters of Avalon 96 Epic (Sony) EK 66433 wr/Cyndi Lauper-Jan Pulsford
Lessack, Lee jonathan wesley oliver jr Lee Lessack 95 LML Music CD 101  
Leuze, Robert walt whitman in 1989 Songs of Our Lives 98 CP CD 9801 wr/DeBlasio-Brass
Malamet, Marsha love don't need a reason Love Worth Fighting For 95 Streeter CD 1001 wr/Allen-Callen-Malamet
Mark & Dean is it over yet? Man Of My Dreams 00 Halogen CD 677897752126  
McEntire, Reba she thinks his name is john Read My Mind 94 MCA CD B000002ORH wr/Sandy Knox-Steve Rosen
Mellen, Andrew
positive
RU+
90 Fully Erect Music CS single
 
Morgan, Geof high risk Talk It Over 87 Flying Fish LP 436  
Naked Boys Singing cast kris, look what you've missed Naked Boys Singing 98 Cafe Pacific CD 1210 wr/Robert Schrock-Stephen Bates
New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus   Prayers for Bobby 97 NJGMC CD 1  
Positive Voices
too many silent nights
Windows of Hope
95 privately released CD
wr/Jackson Myars
Positive Voices
walk through
Windows of Hope
95 privately released CD
wr/Jackson Myars
Positive Voices
greater than AIDS
Until It's Over
97 privately released CD
wr/Jackson Myars
Positive Voices
until it's over
Until It's Over
97 privately released CD
wr/Jackson Myars
Potomac Fever in our lifetime In Our Lifetime: Retrospective Of Song 98 PF CD (no#) wr/Gary Simmons
Reichel, Keali'i patchwork quilt E O Mai 97 Punahele CD 005  
Romanovsky & Phillips living with AIDS Emotional Rollercoaster 88 Fresh Fruit CD 103  
Romanovsky & Phillips no false hope Be Political Not Polite 91 Fresh Fruit CD 104  
Ryan, Joan my brother lived in san francisco Joan Ryan 99 LML CD 107 wr/Bill Russell-Janet Wood
Ryebeck, Abe i can take a hint Feeding The Flame (V,A,) 90 Flying Fish CD 70541  
Salt N Pepa
let's talk about AIDS
  92 Next Plateau CS 330 CS single PSA; wr/Hurby Azor-Cheryl James
San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus   Naked Man 96 SFGMC CD 7-96  
Schalchlin, Steve & Friends   Living In The Bonus Round 96 Bonus Round CD 1953  
Schalchlin, Steve   The Bonus Round Sessions 00 private CD (no#)  
Small, Judy
a man among men
Let the Rainbow Shine
99 Crafty Maid CD 11
 
Sordillo, Willie feeding the flame Feeding the Flame 90 Flying Fish CD 70541  
soundtrack   AIDS Quilt Songbook 90 Harmonia Mundi CD 907602  
soundtrack   All That He Was 93 AEI CD 022  
soundtrack   Falsettoland 90 DRG CD 12601  
soundtrack everyone has AIDS
Team America: World Police
94 movie
 
soundtrack high risk for afraids Ten Percent Revue 87 Aboveground Rec CD 105 wr/Tom Wilson Weinberg
soundtrack obituary Ten Percent Revue 87 Aboveground Rec. CD 105 wr/Tom Wilson Weinberg
soundtrack safe sex slut Ten Percent Revue 87 Aboveground Rec. CD 105 wr/Tom Wilson Weinberg
soundtrack how we get the news Get Used To It! 93 Aboveground Rec. CD 106 wr/Tom Wilson Weinberg
soundtrack   March Of The Falsettos 81 DRG CD 12581  
movie soundtrack   Zero Patience 94 BMG Music CD 56752  
Spearhead positive Home 94 Capitol CD 29113 wr/Michael Franti
Spears, Jay positive Boy Howdy 02 private CD (no#)  
Springsteen, Bruce streets of philadelphia Philadelphia 93 Epic CS 57624  
Stain'd Glass exodus Family Values 00 LML CD 119 wr/Steven Kerry
Stevens, Doug/Outband HIV blues Out In The Country 93 DS CD 101  
Turtle Creek Chorale   When We No Longer Touch 90 TCC CS  
Urban, Robert we are the haunted Godless 96 private label, no#  
Urban, Robert tragedy Elegies 99 Urban Prod. CD (no#)  
Various Artists   America Is Dying Slowly 96 Elektra/Asylum 61925 rap/hip hop compilation
Various Artists   Feeding the Flame 90 Flying Fish CD 70541  
Various Artists   Voices For Life: A Celebration... 92 VFL CD 001 Houston artists
Velvet Mafia
her infinite vanity (HIV)
Where Know Where You Live
98 Trip CD 4277
wr/Dean Johnson
Ward, Peggy
how then shall we live
Songs to Clean Your House By
92 LOLM CD 2
 
Warpath
silence = death
The Result
94 Warfare Collective 7" 45rpm
split 7" with Population Control
Weigle, Mark if it wasn't love The Truth Is 98 private CD 656863-3066  
Weigle, Mark one less dancer The Truth Is 98 private CD 656863-3066  
Weigle, Mark i remember Out Of The Loop 02 Pet-A-Luma CD 656863  
Weinberg, Tom Wilson experts Feeding The Flame 90 Flying Fish CD 70541  
Wesoly, Lorrie tidal waves / touch of love Tidal Waves 92 private CS  
West, Tim'm
positive
Blakkboy Blues
07 Red Dirt CD
 
Williams Brothers dont look now Harmony Hotel 93 Warner Brs CD 45421