the queer history of dance music
This months show is on Blues + Jazz. Listen in as we talk about the queer women of the Harlem Renaissance who sang about sleeping with other women in the early blues songs of the 1920s. We are also joined in the studio by Rebecca Vasmant for a chat + some records. Rebecca has been pushing to make jazz more accessible for years and has been doing tons of stuff for the Glasgow scene and getting its sound into our clubs, bars and festivals ...
"They say I do it, ain't nobody caught me / Sure got to prove it on me; Went out last night with a crowd of my friends / They must've been women, 'cause I don't like no men"
"I know women that don’t like men It’s dirty but good, oh, yes, it’s dirty but good There ain’t much difference, it’s just dirty but good"