Before the disco! Check out these awesome rockin’ tracks from Sylvester And The Hot Band! Two Albums: 1973’s SYLVESTER AND THE HOT BAND & BAZAAR…
WIKIPEDIA: Returning to San Francisco, Sylvester was offered the opportunity to record a demo album by Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner. Financed by A&M Records, the album featured a cover of Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell’s song “Superstar,” which had been a recent hit single for The Carpenters; nevertheless, A&M felt that the work was not commercially viable and declined to release the album. For the album, Sylvester and his manager Dennis Lopez had assembled a group of heterosexual white males—Bobby Blood on trumpet, Chris Mostert on saxophone, James Q. Smith on guitar, Travis Fullerton on drums, and Kerry Hatch on bass—whom he named The Hot Band. After A&M’s initial rejection, the band provided two songs for Lights Out San Francisco, an album compiled by San Francisco’s KSAN radio and released on the Blue Thumb label. Gaining a number of local gigs, they were eventually asked to open for English glam rock star David Bowie at the Winterland Ballroom; the gig did not sell particularly well, and Bowie later commented that San Francisco did not need him, because “They’ve got Sylvester,” referring to their shared preference for androgyny.
In early 1973, Sylvester and The Hot Band were signed by Bob Krasnow to Blue Thumb. On this label, they produced their first album, in which they switched their sound from blues to the more commercially viable rock, while the Pointer Sisters were employed as backing singers. Sylvester named this first album Scratch My Flower due to a gardenia-shaped scratch-and-sniff sticker adhered to the cover, although it was instead released under the title of Sylvester and his Hot Band. The album consisted primarily of covers of songs by artists such as James Taylor, Ray Charles, Neil Young, and Leiber and Stoller. Described by one of Sylvester’s biographers as lacking in “the fire and focus of the live shows”,it sold poorly on release.
THREE THINGS: JASON by OTTERJ, R. COURI HAY INTERVIEWS A CAVALCADE of STARS @ THE RAINBOW ROOM (1974) & RODRIGO in a CAPE By FELIX d’EON…
THREE THINGS: HE IS SIMONE by GUAIZINE (via KALTBLUT), EVAN J. PETERSON’S THE PrEP DIARIES and CASPER & BARTON RAW @ CHAOS MEN
EVAN J. PETERSON’S THE PrEP DIARIES and CASPER & BARTON RAW @ CHAOS MEN after the jump…
Not sure why, but once in a while old Sissydude posts disappear from public view, like this one. Since Walt Cessna’s Tumblr works always reminded me of Carl Van Vechten’s beautiful photos I thought I’d do a repost. Enjoy!
Jan 12/2011: So I’ve just been falling in love with these Van Vechten photos of young up & coming African American stars like Pearl Bailey (picture above), Billy Dee Williams, Jeffrey Holder, Diahann Carroll, Eartha Kitt, Ruby Dee & James Earl Jones… the patterned fabric backdrops, the silly (yet perfect) props… sooooo good. NOW let me share my faves (get ready… there’s a lot). Extensive archive HERE @ BEINECKE LIBRARY
GUYBONE: Toned and towering, this svelte stud makes a great impression with everyone he meets. Piercing puppy dog eyes hang over his juicy, pouting lips and when he flashes that easy smile, you have no choice but to melt. His furry body begs to be cuddled with while he rubs his heavy, stiff cock all over you. And those feet. Fuck me. Big, beautiful feet with handsome arches and cute toes. This guy is a dream come true and an absolute blast to work with! Get your bib handy because you’re gonna be drooling all over yourself! pics via GUYBONE & POWERS’ TWITTER
THREE THINGS: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON WITH GABE LADUKE (via KALTBLUT), CIRQUE ALPHONSE DUDES & RANDOM VINTAGE TATTOOED HOTNESS…
Photography Kiko Dionisio
Model is Gabe Laduke
“If you can become just your own self, if you can blossom into your intrinsic nature, then only you will have blissfulness – a peace which cannot be expressed in words, and a certain poetry to your being; a certain dance to your being, because you will be in tune with existence. To be in tune with yourself is the only way to be in tune with existence.” – Osho
SISSYDUDE LOVES: DUSTI’S DIVINELY DIRTY DUDENHEIMERS/ SUPER HOT HAIRY MEN/ PHOTOS by DUSTI CUNNINGHAM
… AND WE’LL ESCAPE THE DARKNESS, WE WON’T BE SEARCHING ANYMORE… THERE’S GOT TO BE A MORNING AFTER MEGA-POST!!!
Photographer: Karl Slater www.instagram.com/slaterkarl/ Stylist: Hannah Rose Fry www.instagram.com/hannahrosefry/
Model: Matt Lister from Established www.instagram.com/mrmattlister/
SISSYDUDE FAVE GOGOGENTLEMAN has a TUMBLR of his nudies!…
first 5 photos by Manuel Moncayo
Likey? GOGOGENTLEMAN TUMBLR HERE!
Jim Wigler & more GOGO-GENT after the jump…
“My mom died before she knew I was gay, and my dad thought it was a phase, then realized it wasn’t. But I didn’t really give a shit either way. I still don’t.”
WIKI: Laura Pergolizzi is an American pop/rock singer and songwriter, originally from Long Island, New York, who performs under the stage name LP. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010. She has released three albums and one EP. Born: 1981, Huntington, New York, United States. BIO HERE. LP official site/facebook/twitter/instagram
“I have a lot of stories about being mistaken for a guy. Women with their daughters running from bathrooms in the Midwest, going ‘What are you doing in this bathroom?’ It’s like, ‘Easy does it, lady. Everybody calm down; your daughter’s safe.’”
I’m gonna repeat the images a few times… cus it’s glorious…
shirtless stretch after the jump…