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Blues & Jazz
the queer history of dance music
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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 ...
   Sentimental Mood
  Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
   Havana Rhythm Dance
  Auntie Flo
   Prove It On Me
  Ma Rainey
"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"
   Foolish Man Blues
  Bessie Smith
   B.D. Woman's Blues
  Lucille Bogan
   It's Dirty But Good
  Bessie Smith
"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"
   Strange Fruit
  Billie Holiday
   The Darktown Strutters' Ball
  Alberta Hunter
   My Queen is Anna Julia Cooper
  Sons Of Kemet
   Rye Lane Shuffle
  Moses Boyd
   Love Song No.4
  Mike Westerbrooks Love Songs
   Journey in Satchidananda
  Alice Coltrane
   African Skies
  Phil Cohran
  Captcha Records
  unknown artist
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