I Got Mine, The Story Of JACKIE SHANE!!!

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Elaine Banks, Jackie Shane documentary, CBC Radio, Inside the Music, edited by David Dacks

I Got Mine, the story of the soul and R&B singer named Jackie Shane.

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Shane was one of the most popular singers in Toronto’s thriving R & B scene of the mid-sixties. He was a remarkable figure for his day: he was openly gay and a cross dresser with a flair for fashion. Shane’s magnetic charisma and passionate performances made him a favourite of a generation of Toronto club goers.

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This first-ever biography sheds some light on an important figure and time in Toronto’s music history. Interviews with Jackie’s friends and band mates detail his influence on a generation of musicians and performers, and speak of a legacy which extends beyond the realm of music.

Jackie Shane between sets. . . . her face is his fortune

Jackie Shane between sets. . . . her face is his fortune

The Saphire Tavern from YZO on Vimeo.

Jackie Shane belts it out at the Palais Royale - and a member of the audience asks . . . Excuse me; Jackie; but would you settle a bet?

Jackie Shane belts it out at the Palais Royale – and a member of the audience asks . . . Excuse me; Jackie; but would you settle a bet?

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