to April 2005 QMH
Spencer Tribute Gallery
Spencer died of AIDS in 1996, leaving us with a loss of one of our
very best country talents.
His four albums, "Lovin' Strangers" (1993), "Family
Ties" (1994), "Out-n-About, Again" (1995), and the
posthumous 1996 CD "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" are all well
worth tracking down. All are from the
mid 90s, and "Out-n-About, Again" especially showcased the
direction he was heading, working more
and more lyrically gay songs into his songbook. I still am in awe
of his talent.
By some stroke of luck
I got to see him perform once, and it was a fluke. I was at the local
dance bar in Houston, the Brazos River Bottom, and it must have been
a week night, as the place
was almost empty. They announced a surprise guest and Sid Spencer
came out and sang a few songs.
I'm guessing that he was passing through and just stopped by and asked
if he could sing. He came
across as charming as he was talented. I'll never forget it.
I Can Handle
You Gotta Swim
liner notes for all are as follows.
on cassette tape
not much real information about Sid Spencer on the internet,
but I found this article in the above book by Grega & Jones