May 2007
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TG Music banner Playlist (airdate May 28, 70:34 min)
Part 1, 42:35 min
Christine Jorgensen - Welcome To My World (1983)
Christine Jorgensen - intro and "I Enjoy Being a Girl" (1983)
David Cunard Interview
Christine Jorgensen - See What the Boys in the
     Backroom Will Have (1983)
Terry Noel Interview
Hermione Baddeley - I Changed My Sex a Week Ago Today (1961)
Terry Noel - Lies of Handsome Men (2007)
Part 2, 28:00 min
Lipstick Conspiracy - Welcome to the Gender Frontier (2006)
Sarafina Marachino Interview
Lipstick Conspiracy - I Won't Go (2006)
Lipstick Conspiracy - Constant Craving (2006)
Lipstick Conspiracy - Just a Girl (2006)

Welcome to Part 1 of a four-part series on Transgender Music. For May's show we start with the first famous transsexual, Christine Jorgensen, and who knew that a couple of her night club shows had been captured? Well, record producer David Cunard did, and we'll hear him tell about his recording her in 1983. And we've got the stories of two very different trangender performers, with about 40 years between their public careers. Terry Noel was a showgirl in the famed Jewel Box Revue and also New York City's 82 Club in the early 60's and she talks about those days, her SRS, and life since. Then, jump to the present to hear from Sarafina Marachino, one of the founders of the all-transgender band Lipstick Conspiracy. Sara talks about the band and its gender politics.

Read the script for the show...

Christine Jorgensen iTunes CD

Above, cover for the digital album, below another Christine Jorgensen performance, date unknown

Christine Jorgensen

In December of 2006, a piece of history was restored and given back to us, in the form of a very rare night club show by Christine Jorgensen. Prior to this the only recording released to the public was her 1958 interview album, "Christine Jorgensen Reveals." While she made herself a career in show business for most of the rest of her life, no recording of her performances had surfaced, until now. In this 1983 recording she does some singing, tells stories about celebrities and does some impressions. The night club show will not be released on a CD disc, and will Only be available at iTunes. You might also want to check out my tribute page to her, by clicking here.

Christine in 1975

David Cunard Interview

David Cunard  David Cunard

Above, David Cunard in 2006 and in the 60s. Below, three of the gay
albums mentioned in the interview.

"Boy Meets Boy," 1978  "Joseph McCarthy..." 1977 Charles Pierce - "Pierce'd Ears"

RIP, David Cunard died in Oct 2011, age 72

Terry Noel Interview

Terry Noel  Terry Noel, 1966  Terry Noel  Terry Noel

Above, Terry as a showgirl, 1960's

JBR

Below, from the 82 Club Program for 1965

    

Click to see the entire 82 Club Program

Terry Noel  Terry Noel  Terry Noel

Terry was with the JBR almost all of 1959, and two months into 1960;
and at Club 82 from 1960 until late 1966.

Terry, 2008  

Above, Terry today; Below, Hermione Baddeley LP, 1961

       "A Taste Of Hermione

 

Sarafina Marachino Interview

Lipstick Conspiracy  Lipstick Conspiracy

Lipstick Conspiracy: (from left) Sarafina Marachino, Marilyn Mitchell, Tori Tait, Shawna Love and Emme Yaarwood     Lipstick Conspiracy

Sarafina  Marilyn  Shawna  Tori

Above, Sarafina Marachino, Marilyn Mitchell, Shawna Love, Tori Tait; Below, Sara.
On their site they just announced a new member, Allason Beau, no pics yet...

Sarafina

Lipstick Conspiracy Website

Lipstick Conspiracy

You may also enjoy these other QMH shows loosely relating to this theme.
Main Interviews are listed next to shows containing them. This is ~33 hours, so far...

August 2000 - Transgender Music Special (1 hour)
October 2002 - Gender Benders, Part 1 (1 hour)
November 2002 - Gender Benders, Part 2 (1 hour)
November 2005 - Three Interviews (2 hours, 10 min) Veronica Klaus, Jessica Xavier,
Georgie Jessup
November 2005 Bonus Show - Transgender Music (2 hours)
May 2007 - TG Music, Part 1 (70 minutes) Lipstick Conspiracy, Terry Noel
June 2007 - TG Music, Part 2 (80 min) Alexandra Billings, Lucas Silviera
July 2007 - TG Music, Part 3 (70 min) Coyote Grace, Joshua Klipp
August 2007 - TG Music, Part 4 (1 hour) Jennifer Leitham
September 2009 - Transgender Artists (3 hours) Radford Bishop, Angela Bucky Motter
October 2009 - Transgender Artists (3 hours) Coyote Grace, Namoli Brennet
August 2011 - The Drag King Show (2 hours) Anderson Toone
September 2011 - Transgender Music (3 hours) Madsen Minax, AJ Bryce
October 2011 - Transgender Music (3 hours) Ryan Cassata
January 2013 - Transgender Music (4 hours) The Shondes, King TuffNStuff, Schmekel
January 2014 - Transgender Music (3 hours, Eli Conley interview)

I did the "math," and over the years on these 15 shows,
I've played 142 different TG artists, and over
350 different songs, some of them several times, and I routinely
include TG artists on most of my other shows