singer Jackie Shane was considered very risque during the more subdued
Toronto club era of the
constant club engagements throughout Canada and parts of the US as
far away as California and
capitalize on her popularity she also recorded a live album but by
the late 1960's drifted into obscurity.
(March 2010): After
the airing of the Canadian radio documentary Jackie Shane was located,
Jackie Shane Discography
Really Got the
Blues / Money (Stop 104, 7", 1962)
For more detailed discography info: See this link
and essentially every Shane track is now on YouTube
What happened to Jackie Shane? Here's a little, taken from a blog:
I do know something about what happened to Jackie Shane. I came across
that video of
had no inkling of her past until the day that a friend and I started
packing them up to move. I remember
Above, website description of an extraordinary documentary aired 2/28/10 on CBC Radio 1 in Canada, produced by Elaine Banks. In it was more information about Jackie Shane's fate, from Steve Kennedy who played sax for Jackie at one time. Kennedy had been in numerous Toronto bands, including Kay Taylor & the Regents, the Soul Searchers, and, with much greater success, Motherlode, which had a huge hit in 1969 with "When I Die." From other sources it is known that Jackie moved back to Nashville at least as early at the mid 1990s, perhaps much sooner. In a comment in the documentary Kennedy said he talked with Jackie on the telephone in 2005, and that Jackie was very interested in starting another band, but this was not followed up on, and Kennedy heard nothing further.
Update (March 2010): After the airing of the Canadian radio documentary Jackie Shane was located, alive and well, with hopefully more news to come.
Photo courtesy Russ Strathdee, see more at his
And there's more: Extreme Trivia
Four tracks Jackie
did with Frank Motley appear on the CD below, but to me
And the very cool blog, Actiontime and Vision, uncovered this information on other possible tracks:
"The Original Blues Sound of Charles Brown & Amos Milburn"
The 140-page hardbound booklet is exquisite...
above, front; below, back
these photos came out in the new publicity
a link to a January 2018 radio interview, though it's
And, here's a new interview, February 2019, you can hear her talk! 23 minutes, great!
and a Terrific Elaine Banks Documentary, 54 min