FOF #2322 – A Brief Herstory of Drag Queen Music
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Long before drag queens became drag superstars, many gender non conforming artists worked the Chitlin Circuit, a nickname given to venues where black and often queer artists could freely and safely perform in a racially segregated America.
Today we’re going back, back, back to the roots of drag queen musical acts from the Chitlin Circuit all the way to RuPaul and beyond with DJ Marc Moose Moder.
What a blast from the past, love-love-love these dragish songs. Happy 29th Fausto.
So you guys omitted Jayne County, Romy Haag skipped over Lana Pellay and didn’t even mention Amanda Lear and don’t get me started on omitting Jackie Beat (solo and with Dirty Sanchez) and the queen of parodies Sherry Vine.
Cute topic but from the 70s on stuff gets really sloppy.
Like we said in the beginning- someone could write a dissertation on drag queens who created recordings- there was no way we could cover it all. What surprised us, and that’s why we focused on it was the the black performers from to 40s, 50s and 60s who recorded music.
As far as Jayne County, Romy Haag and Amanda Lear, they either identify as trans or as women so they don’t qualify for this show.
The only one I will give you is Jackie Best with Dirty Sanchez since that was good music meant to be taken seriously. And Lana Pellay, but i don’t think she was much of a star in the US>