Recognized by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music,JackieShanehas remained largely unknown outside of Toronto, where her career briefly flowered in the 1960s. Ms. Shane is a star without parallel —a pioneer of transgender rights born in a male body, living her entire life as a woman at a time when to do so seemed unthinkable.Any Other Way, outOctober20thvia theNumeroGroup, is thefirst artist-approved collection of Ms. Shane’s work, collectingall six of her 45sand every highlight from thelegendary 1967 live sessions at the Sapphire Tavern, includingthree mind blowing, previously-unreleased tracks.
Ms. Shane’s identity and sexuality were never a secret. She wore makeup, silk shirts and jewelry onstage and off, projecting a sense of refined femininity, and did so in a manner exuding class, self-respect and dignity. Her identity was never an act designed to play with an audience’s sense of exotica.
With her last appearance taking place onstage in Toronto in December of 1971, the city which Ms. Shane considers her second home and where she lived during the peak of her success, this collections marks Ms. Shane’s first communication with the public in nearly half a century. Extensive liner notes tell, for the first time ever, Ms. Shane’s story in her own words, copiously illustrated with never-before-seen pictures from a career and life unlike any other.
Any Other WayTracklist: 01. Sticks And Stones 02. Any Other Way 03. In My Tenement 04. Comin’ Down 05. Money (That’s What I Want) 06. I’ve Really Got The Blues 07. Send Me Some Lovin’ 08. Walking The Dog 09. You Are My Sunshine 10. Stand Up Straight And Tall 11. New Way Of Love 12. Cruel Cruel World 13. Intro [Live] 14. High Heel Sneakers [Live] 15. Barefootin’ [Live] 16. Knock On Wood [Live] 17. Money (That’s What I Want) [Live] 18. Raindrops [Live] 19. You’re The One (That I Need) [Live] 20. Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) [Live] 21. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag [Live] 22. Any Other Way [Live] 23. You Are My Sunshine [Live] 24. I Don’t Want To Cry [Live] 25. Shotgun [Live]