known by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music, jackie shane has remained largely unknown outside toronto, where her career briefly flowered in the 1960s. beyond her unmistakable gift of the gab, shane is a pioneer of transgender rights, born in a male body but unabashedly living her entire life as a woman at a time when to do so seemed unthinkable. any other way is the first artist-approved collection of ms. shanes work, ollecting all six of her 45s and every highlight from the legendary 1967 live sessions at the sapphire tavern, including three mind blowing, previously- unreleased tracks. rob bowman’s 20.000 word essay is jackies first communication with the public in nearly half a century, telling for the first time ever jackie shanes story in her own words. this deluxe two album set is copiously illustrated with never-before seen pictures from a career and a life unlike any other.
one of the best rhythm & blues and soul albums ever, the mythic ‘new breed r&b’. compiled by ady croasdell in 2001 this album was only released on cd by kent label, an album that ady compiled using the singles that kent released during the 60’s by transferring the songs from the original analogue master tapes.
liquidator represses this gem for a unique release limited to 1000 copies. for the first time ‘new breed r&b’ is released on vinyl and is doing the best way possible! a double lp housed in gatefold cover including lyrics, pictures and liner notes by adrian croasdell and paul welsby, as well as a new front cover image.