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August 2010
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From time to time on Queer Music Heritage I like to feature songs that don't really fit into any theme, so the rest of this month will be another one of my Songs I've Been Meaning To Play shows. It's Volume #9. As I was digging deep into the 60s for my Troy Walker show, well, I was in the mood to keep digging, and really highlight obscurities from the early years of our music.


Part 2 - 69:53
Johnnie Ray - How Long, How Long Blues (1957)
Johnnie Ray - Little White Cloud That Cried / Cry (1951)
Jewel Akens - Birds and the Bees (1965, clip)
Jewel Akens - He's Good For Me (1973)
Jewel Akens Interview (2010)
Charlie & Ray - I Love You Madly (1954)
Charlie & Ray - Dearest One (1955)
Petite Swanson - My Jockey Knows How To Ride (1947)
Eleventh Hour - Nasty (1974)
Eleventh Hour - Lady Marmalade (1974)
Kenneth Marlowe - About His Callhouse Days
Kenneth Marlowe - Parlor Jokes (late 60s)
John Andersson - Stranger In My Bed (1987)
John Andersson - Keep Your Hands Off (1987)
Conan - Tell Ol' Anita (1979)
Conan - Shameless In High Drag (1979)
Conan - Gypsy (2009)
Conan - Passing Stranger (1979)
Paul DuBois - Last Night's Man (1976)
Lisa Hartman - Johnny's Always On My Mind (1982)

Part 3 67:30
Thelma Houston - One Out Of Six (1976)
Tom Robinson & Café Society - Glad To Be Gay (1976)
Another Pretty Face - He'll Fall (1972)
Another Pretty Face - Da Doo Ron Ron (1972)
Stash Carter - I Didn't Go To Your Wedding (1952)
Stash Carter - Trees (1952)
Lambert Murphy & Orpheus Quartet - I Can Always Find a Little Sunshine in the YMCA (1918)
University Six - What a Man (1926)
Billy Murray - Honey Boy (1907)
Unknown Lesbian Group - What's Your Name? (late 70s)
Scrumbly & Martin - Hots for a Hustler (1974)
Robert Campbell - Dreamboy (1977)
Anthony Louis - Fantasy (1976)
Eric Bentley - The Queen of 42nd Street (1970)
Peter Laughner - In the Bar (70s)
Rev JM Gates - Manish Women (1930)
Paul Lynde - from Hollywood Squares (1974)
Blossom Dearie - Bruce (1984)

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SIBMTP -- Part 2


Johnnie Ray


I'd love to read that Confidential article, but all I have is the cover

Below, July 1961 vice Squad

Lowdown, August 1955



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And, I'm as surprised as you are that I got an interview with Jewel Akens about this 45

Charlie & Ray


Click for More on Petite Swanson

Click for More Kenneth Marlowe

Above, a Paul Cadmus portrait of he and Jon Andersson
Click for larger scan of the album

Below, Click for More on Conan

below, from Michael's Thing, 9/30/79

Above, "Forbidden Letters," gay porn with a soundtrack

From "Forbidden Letters" Paul DuBois sang "Last Night's Man"

below, photo of him (though in costume) sent to me by Dennis Cloherty.

Much More on Forbidden Letters and Arthur Bressan Jr

Below, Lisa Hartman's boyfriend had a boyfriend


SIBMTP -- Part 3


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Irving Berlin had to cut his song out of the production
of "Yip-Yip-Yaphank"
as it got way too many loud laughs from knowing soldiers


You can hear this song here & see the sheet music


current pic of Robert Campbell

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Click for More Info on Anthony Louis

Click for More on Eric Bentley

Peter Laughner; Below Rev. Gates

Paul Lynde and Blossom Dearie