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March 2014
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Accidentally gay songs of the 1920s/1930s. I call these cross-vocals, as they were,
for example, meant to be sung by a woman but were sung by a man, keeping the
pronouns intact. In the 20s/30s publishers controlled the catalogs and lyrics could
Not be changed, even pronouns, so in hindsight they are "gay"..and fun.

 

Part 1 - 58:00
Bing Crosby w/Paul Whiteman Orch - Ain't No Sweet Man Worth the Salt of My Tears (1928)
Bing Crosby w/Paul Whiteman Orch - From Monday On (1928)
Layton & Johnstone - The Man I Love (1928)
Layton & Johnstone - Can't Help Lovin' That Man (1928)
Sam Browne - I Must Have That Man (1929)
George Baker - There's Something About a Soldier (1933)
Danny Yates & His Orchestra - He's My Secret Passion (1930)
Flamingo Melodians - He's My Kind of Man (1930)
Ruth Etting - It All Belongs to Me (1927)
The Viennese Seven Singing Sisters - My Marguerita (1933)
Dolly Dawn & Her Dawn Patrol - Copper Colored Gal (1936)
Golden Gate Orchestra - The Right Kind of Man (1929)
Golden Gate Orchestra - What a Man (1926)
Ted Weems Orchestra - Tall Dark and Handsome (1928)
The Travelers - Am I Blue (1929)
The Travelers - But I Can't Make a Man (1930)
Maurice Elwin & His Rhythmic Eight - Why Do I Love You? (1928)
Hoosier Hot Shots - I'm Just Wild About Harry (1939)

Part 2 - 60:44
Bing Crosby - Gay Love (1929)
Dick Cherwin & His Orchestra - He's a Good Man to Have Around (1929) 2:53
Benny Krueger's Orchestra - Charley, My Boy (1924)
Cyril Grantham - Far Away in Shanty Town (1935)
Cliff Edwards - Insufficient Sweetie (1924)
Cliff Edwards - Come Up and See Me (1933)
Boswell Sisters - When I Take My Sugar To Tea (1931)
Brox Sisters - Red Hot Mama (1924)
Hildegarde - A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody (1936)
Ella Shields - If You Knew Susie (1925)
Gracie Fields - Sally (1931)
Tessie O'Shea - No One Loves a Fairy When She's Forty (1935)
Broadway Bellhops - He's So Unusual (1928)
Clevelanders - In My Little Hope Chest (1930)
Bing Crosby & Paul Whiteman Orch. - Evening Star Help Me Find My Man (1928)
Frankie Trumbauer & Orchestra - What Wouldn't I Do (1929)
Bob Lawrence w/ Paul Whiteman Orch. - Beach Boy (1933)
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra - Can't We Be Friends (1929)
Smith Ballew w/Fred Rich Orch. - I Got Rhythm (1930)

Part 3 - 58:47
Billy Mayerl & Gwen Farrar - Masculine Women Feminine Men (1926)
Douglas Byng & Lance Lister - Cabaret Boys (1928)
Durium Dance Band - Let's All Be Fairies (1933)
Judd Rees - The King's a Queen at Heart (1934)
Larry Clinton & His Orchestra - Martha (1938)
Adelaide Hall - Have You Met Miss Jones (1939)
Vincent Lopez & Orchestra - Me and the Boyfriend (1924)
Leo Reisman & Orchestra - Moanin' Low (1929)
Lew Stone - Red Sails in the Sunset (1935)
Bert Lown & His Orchesra - Redskin (1929)
Earl Gresh & His Gangplank Orchestra - Help! (1925)
Red McKenzie - My Syncopated Melody Man (1927)
Jean Goldkette - I'd Rather Be the Girl (1926)
Jack & Irving Kaufman Orchestra - I Ain't Got Time to Have the Blues (1919)
Meyer Davis & His Orchestra - The One That I Love Loves Me (1929)
Sam Lanin Orchestra - Wishing and Waiting for Love (1929)
Joe Haymes & Orchestra - Can't Do Without His Love (1932)
Abe Lyman & His Californians - Just Imagine (1928)
Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians - Pu-leeeze! Mr Hemingway (1932)

 
 

 

Screen grab from "The Wonder Bar," 1934, where in a brief scene
Al Jolson shows surprise at the male dancers, as Dick Powell looks on.