Tag: Music History
‘Do What You Want, Just Know What You’re Doing’: The Life of Jackie Shane
Born in Nashville, Jackie Shane came to be a prominent figure in the Toronto soul music scene. However, as a Black, transgender woman in the 1960s, she was forced to overcome racism and homophobia – something which fed into her dynamic performances. Megan Crutchley discusses Shane’s powerful legacy.
Hellhound Blues at the Devil’s Crossroads: The Life and Legacy of Robert Johnson
Written by Megan Downie and Melissa Kane. The legend surrounding 1930s blues musician Robert Johnson has made his story somewhat of a myth. With a huge influence on musicians in the later twentieth century, what can be deciphered about Johnson’s life?