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Jackie Shane

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:29 pm
by judith
One of my favorite pastimes is working on and listening to a playlist of female singers and when I've the time or am doing things like waiting for something to come out of the oven, I browse...looking for classics, unknowns from across the globe, any era. My playlist contains hundreds of tracks and I pull samples (often as names, videos come up on the forum, thanks everybody) sometimes in a hurry then go back when I can and edit out what I don't want, search for another sample of a singer I like but not the song, that sort of thing. It's quite fun and rewarding. Today I was listening to the gorgeous vocals on "Any Other Way" and then, "wait a minute, that's not a woman". I googled Jackie Shane, what a fascinating person, Canadian. I vaguely remember the song when it came out but don't remember noticing gender one way or the other or any relative comments by radio dj's at the time - whether by ignorance or intent, I wouldn't have a clue.
"Any Other Way"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caC0H3c7kn0

"Walkin the Dog" on WLAC-TV's Night Train 1964 or 65 backed up by Johnny Jones and The King Casuals (according to the following music blogger http://tinyurl.com/38ousdb)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUYW2iwimBw

I discovered a radio broadcast, a documentary titled "I Got Mine: The Story of Jackie Shane" written/produced/presented by Elaine Banks, but it was on Canadian (CBC) radio last Feb. By luck I found a podcast of the show. I haven't time to listen to it just now:
http://tinyurl.com/2747kgg

or if that link doesn't work, this one should. It's half-way down the page:
http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/programs/insid ... audio.html

John Leeson, if you see this post, is/was Jackie Shane well known in Canada?

Re: Jackie Shane

PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:56 am
by john poole
judith wrote:I vaguely remember the song when it came out but don't remember noticing gender one way or the other or any relative comments by radio dj's at the time - whether by ignorance or intent, I wouldn't have a clue.
"Any Other Way"

Chuck Jackson had the US hit with 'Any Other Way', so that may be the version you would have heard. (William Bell wrote the song and recorded it first for Stax).

I'm looking forward to listening to the radio documentary (but not tonight).

Re: Jackie Shane

PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:44 am
by judith
Thanks, John. That was fun, listening to each one, and now, oh dear, each one is familiar but for a different reason, William Bell's being the most so - particularly the way he takes the pause before 'any other way' in a lower voice. It's the intro on Jack Shane's that I remember so well. I wonder if there isn't another song with a similar intro?

Re: Jackie Shane

PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:22 pm
by john poole
An excellent CBC documentary on someone who (prior to undertaking an internet search) I would have considered a rather obscure artist. Thank you Judith for the reference. It appears that following the broadcast contact was made with Jackie (comments 23rd - 24th March, 2010; Jezebel Music)
http://www.jezebelmusic.com/6886/jackie-shane

The 'Any Other Way' introduction does seem to sound a little familiar, but I can't place it. There's a fair amount of Jackie S on YouTube including tracks from his live LP.

Re: Jackie Shane

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:37 pm
by john poole