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> The "Wrong Gender" or "Gay Lyrics"!!, Gender Reversal in Lyrics
gregoryagogo
post Jan 22 2006, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE(MissOriole @ Jan 21 2006, 06:49 PM)
Hey, Gregory, I was just looking at your website, and I love the recording of "I Can't Believe" playing in the background! Which dance band made the recording, and do you know the recording date?
It perfectly matches your little animated icon of the record playing on the gramaphone turntable!

Did you get your sample riff of "Horses" from the Living Era CD "George Olsen and His Music: Beyond the Blue Horizon"? I have that same CD; a great sampling of some of the best and most popular 20's nmusic on disc!

I got the song from Dismuke's "Hit of the Week". That is an abv. title. The whole title escapes me right now... "I can't believe that you're in love with me"?...

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post May 31 2006, 07:33 PM
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Maybe another reason for is this is if there were women in the orchestra, a girl could get pregnant while recording--being so close toghether and all!




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post Jun 2 2006, 10:25 PM
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Greetings all,
All these postings about gay sounding songs and nothing about lesbians. Can that be because mostly guys collect 78s? I am aware of at least one blatantly lesbian sing, Ma Rainey singing "Prove It To Me Blues". She sings about wearing men's clothes and only liking women. Check it out at http://redhotjazz.com/Songs/Rainey/proveit...itonmeblues.ram
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post Jun 3 2006, 12:44 AM
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QUOTE(80rpm @ Jun 2 2006, 04:25 PM)
She sings about wearing men's clothes and only liking women.  Check it out at     http://redhotjazz.com/Songs/Rainey/proveit...itonmeblues.ram

There are similar sentiments expressed in the following song by Bessie Smith There'll be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonite. On the seconds counter it runs from 2:02 to 2:40. Here's a companion article about Ma Rainey and The Prove it on Me Blues, too, Ma Rainey.

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post Jun 4 2006, 01:55 AM
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How about Sophie Tucker singing "Feathering a Nest"? Lee Morse singing "Don't Even Change a Picture on the Wall" certainly has that feel to it, heh.

Did anyone mention "Help! The Girls Are After Me" By Earl Gresh yet? ("Oscar...was a young cake-eater. No one was neater, or could be sweeter"...) LOL!
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post Jun 5 2006, 09:18 PM
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post Jun 6 2006, 01:23 AM
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"Gems from 'Oh, Kay!'" by the Revelers features what I believe to be a very skilful falsetto voice singing the "female" parts on "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Maybe," and "Do, Do, Do." Unfortunately, I don't have a link to the recording (or any way to host it as a single) but I do put it up on my RADIOLA! station from time to time. Perhaps I'll address the whole gender issue with a theme show this summer. Until that time, I'll upload the sound file back to my station.
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post Jun 13 2006, 10:34 PM
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Here's another "Evening Star" perfomance by Paul Whiteman! Can't you just imagine the music video for this one... All three Rhythm Boys pining for their man!

http://www.redhotjazz.com/songs/whiteman/evestar.ram

Musically this song is A-OK!

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post Jun 14 2006, 01:37 AM
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Hah!
I picture more a Monty Python-like group (like the barber-shop number in their "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" movie) singing their hearts out on this one!
And yes, the tune is kind of catchy!
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post Jun 16 2006, 09:29 PM
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On tonight's RADIOLA! beginning at 7 PM EDT on WHCL-FM I'm devoting the whole program to these recordings. If you miss the broadcast, it will be uploaded to my Live 365 station within the next day or so. Enjoy!
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post Jun 17 2006, 01:47 AM
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I love it! I sure wish I had an internet connection at home to listen! I miss all these special events and broadcasts all the time. Maybe you can make an "On demand" verson and poste it do download?

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post Jun 17 2006, 07:39 PM
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Greg,

I've uploaded the program to my Live365 site where it will run as part of my continuous play archives over the next six or seven weeks--one of these days you should be able to catch it at a convenient time.

As for podcasts and downloads--RADIOLA! is strictly a no-budget operation. (Except for the money I'm sinking into my record collection, of course!)

The program turned out well--it was a fun broadcast.
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post Feb 9 2013, 03:16 AM
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QUOTE (80rpm @ Jun 2 2006, 10:25 PM) *
Greetings all,
All these postings about gay sounding songs and nothing about lesbians. Can that be because mostly guys collect 78s?

Mostly guys? It's more like only guys.

I would add that once you get outside of jazz (my first love), blues, and country, it's unusual to find a 78 collector who isn't a gay white male. It seems to be an interest that you come to by way of show music, film music, or sometimes opera.

As far as stereotypical gay male tastes (and I apologize for talking in those terms), 78s hit those buttons and a few more - preservation, by way of vintage phonographs - and the general love of nostalgia for a more elegant and remote era.

What interests your (stereotypical) lesbian might have that connect with 78s, I don't know. They seem not to go back much past the 1960s or 70s, or have so much to do with material/collecting culture.

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