Published on October 27th, 2017 | by Martin Aston0
How music came out: 15 records by unsung LGBTQ+ pioneers
In 2015, I wrote about Jackie Shane for my next book, Breaking Down the Walls Of Heartache: How Music Came Out. I tried to talk to her at the time, but she hadn’t been interviewed for almost 50 years, and had disappeared from view at the start of the 1970s, Our go-between was trying to set up reissuing her sterling R&B for the first time, and he managed to get me a couple of quotes for the book. Fast forward to Oct 2017; my book is out, and now so is Shane’s compilation, Any Other Way, named after her most famous track. To celebrate Shane, and her pioneering LGBT+ peers, my underground history of some of music’s most courageous, trailblazing performers, from 1921 to the present day, foi The Vinyl Factory, can be found here.