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      1. Gentlemen Prefer..........Jackie Shane
           From: Mick Patrick 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:54:39 +0100
   From: Mick Patrick 
Subject: Gentlemen Prefer..........Jackie Shane

Stuffed Animal:
> ..."In My Tenement", an Artie Resnick song recorded by Clyde 
> McPhatter on his excellent 1964 "Songs Of The Big City" LP.

Country Paul:
> A very fine version of "...Tenement" came out on Sue Records 
> by Jackie Shane, and got airplay and some sales at least in 
> New York.

Jackie's first record, a cover version of William Bell's 
classic "Any Other Way" (Sue 776, 1962), was a good one too. 
"Tell her that I'm happy, tell her that I'm gay, tell her I 
wouldn't have it any other way", the lyrics went. Perhaps 
Jackie was trying to tell us something? I've played it to 

Taking a leaf from the book of that great transvestite R & B 
legend Bobby Marchan, Mr Shane paraded on stage wearing full 
make-up, sequined gown, platinum blonde wig and dripping with 
jewellery. Aware that some might think this is all a figment 
of my imagination, I ferreted around in my archives and found 
two photographs, one of Jackie looking gorgeous in drag, the 
other of him sporting male attire. View them both here:

Hey la,

Mick Patrick

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