Tag: "Georgie Jessup"
The Rev. Yolanda Mapes is going to be celebrating her birthday soon and in honor of the occasion our trans music scene writer Pamela DeGroff has done an interview with the Rev. Yolanda. In case you don’t know about her drag queen gospel show you can learn a lot about it and how Yolanda came to be a minister and a drag queen who created Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour by reading Part 1 of the TGF interview with Yolanda. Then Pam gives you some news about live appearances by several trans artists and reviews a new album from a band called St. Lucia. It’s all there waiting for you in the longest running column on TGF, Perpetual Change.
Our music columnist interviews Jodi Jolt of the trans band Jodi Jolt and The Volt. They’re from Rhode Island and they gig throughout New England. The Volt performs in LGBT clubs and straight clubs. How do the crowds react when Jodi Jolt and The Volt hit the stage? Check out Pamela’s interview and learn a lot about the band. Then she has some music news from other trans performers.
Today in Perpetual Change Pamela DeGroff interviews The Cuban Legend, David de Alba about his career, his Cuban heritage and the upcoming documentary about David that is now in post-production. Then Pamela offers appearance news about Coco Peru, Rev. Yolanda, and Georgie Jessup. She has news about a new release from Shawna Virago and a mini review of Cyndi Lauper’s new country album, Detour.
Pamela DeGroff reviews an advance copy of the new CD by Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia. Ms. Garcia added “Rocking Horse” to her name when she learned another woman was gaining fame as Michelle Garcia. Ms. Garcia is a musician, singer and songwriter from the west coast who moved to Nashville. Even though everyone in that town is a musician she has managed to stand out. Pamela reviews the CD and then gives you some music news and a mini review of the new EP by Alex Newell, the young man who played the trans girl on Glee.
Today Pamela DeGroff reviews the latest CD from trans woman, jazz musician and composer Jennifer Leitham. It’s called Mood Swings and features original compositions and Leitham’s take on the songs of others, including The Beatles’ You Won’t See Me. Then Pamela brings us info on upcoming performances by some trans performers and reviews a new CD by a group called Chairlift. The CD is titled Moth. Tune in for music news and commentary and check out Perpetual Change.
The writer who has been with TGForum longer than anyone, Pamela DeGroff, has another of her in depth musical columns for us today. First up is a review of the latest CD release from eccentric trans artist Baby Dee. Then Pamela has music news from David de Alba and Georgie Jessup, and mini reviews of new albums by Duran Duran, Leona Lewis and The Young Professionals.
Pamela DeGroff has an interview with Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia about her move to Nashville, her new band lineup and a new musical project. Then Pamela brings music news about Beth Isbell, Calpernia Addams, Rev. Yolanda and Georgie Jessup. After all that there’s a mini review of a new CD by Tamia.
Pamela DeGroff interviews TGForum Contributor Meggan Sommerville about her life, her faith and her contributions to an essay project called Listen to Your Mother. Then Pamela has music news about Georgie Jessup, and David de Alba as well as advance word on some Perpetual Change friends releasing new music. There’s all that and a mini review of the electronic music duo Mackintosh Braun.
Pamela DeGroff has a review of the Georgie Jessup documentary film, Woman in A Man’s Suit and video of Georgie performing the song the title is based on. Then Pamela digs into music news about trans artists Storm Florez, Rev. Yolanda, Shawna Virago and finished up the column with mini music reviews on the latest CD releases by Rumer, Olly Murs, Jimmy Somerville and Zara Larson.
Pamela DeGroff, our long running music columnist, is expanding her purview and talking about films as well as trans music artistes. Today she talks to Rev. Yolanda about her new film “Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour — The Film.” She also has music news, mini reviews of newly released albums by Basement Jaxx and Panic at the Disco and a look back at Sean Connery in a wedding dress in “Zardoz.” Who could forget the giant flying head?
Pamela DeGroff reviewed the forthcoming album by Georgie Jessup several months ago because Georgie sent her an very advance copy. Now, with the album release set for this month Pamela revisits Georgie Jessup by presenting a video of the album’s first single. Watch “Red Cloud’s Room” and listen to an outstanding TG artist. Then Pamela does some of her mini-reviews of new music from artists who may or may not be TG but are worth checking out. It’s in the longest running column on TGF, Perpetual Change.
TransVocalizers is our column devoted to transgender singers. Today Pamela DeGroff reviews a new CD from Boy George. While the Boy isn’t exactly a transgender vocalist he was an inspiration to many CDs and TGs when he appeared in decidedly feminine makeup and attire with Culture Club. Pamela also provides you with some music news from TG artists who are active in the music scene.
Today Pam DeGroff’s TVocalizer is the multi-talented Kokumo. She’s a songwriter, singer, actress and political and social activist who is a champion for the rights of black transwomen. She owns a media production company and has released an extended play CD to be followed next year by her second EP. If Sylvester and Grace Jones had gotten together and had a child that would be Kokumo. Meet her and get TG music news and some mini-CD reviews in TransVocalizers.
Last month Pamela DeGroff introduced TGForum readers to the TG singer/songwriter Namoli Brennet. Ms. Brennet gave Pamela a copy of her latest CD, “Namoli Brennet Live.” Today Pamela does a review of the CD which includes live versions of songs from all of Ms. Brennet’s caree. She has released several albums since her first CD in 2002, Boy In A Dress and she performs songs from it and the rest of her catalog on “Live.” Then Pamela gives us music news from several TG artist, a video from Calpernia Addams, and new music from some non-TG artists. It’s all about music in Perpetual Change.
Shawna Virago is a well known west coast musician/singer/songwriter and film maker who was first introduced to TGForum readers back in October 2010. She has been busy touring around the U.S. and in Europe and is currently working on a new album while she organizes the TG film festival in San Francisco. Virago recently took time out from her busy schedule to do an interview with our TG music columnist Pamela DeGroff. TransVocalizers presents that today along with music news about your favorite TG musicians and singers.
Our TG music columnist Pamela DeGroff has a review of a CD by Michelle “Rocking Horse” Garcia titled Laughin’ in the Kitchen. Originally released in 2008 Garcia has started doing a television cooking show and each show features, in addition to creating a delicious dish, a performance of one of the songs from the CD. It’s culinary rock at it’s finest. Read Pamela’s review and listen to some clips. Also in today’s column Pamela has music news about Rev. Yolanda’s birthday, Jennifer Leitham’s birthday and performance schedule, a benefit album for the singer from All The Pretty Horses and new music from Ciara.
This month Pamela DeGroff interviews TG, Native American activist rocker Georgie Jessup. Jessup has a new album titled “Philosopher Dogs” coming out soon. Pamela asks her what the title means and discusses the songs. Pam also has news from Michelle Garcia and reviews of some new music.