Listening with Larsupreme: Episode 22 – Pioneers of Pride June 11, 2021

Happy Pride Month 2021, y’all!

(Content Warning: There are very frank and honest discussions about substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual abuse during this episode).

It’s been a spicy one already, so I felt the urge to get y’all the history, the legends and the stories along the riveting songs you deserve for the month of June and beyond. We have some frank, complicated discussions about how it was difficult to navigate intersections, especially for Black, Queer and Gender Non-conforming performers during the Post War Era.

We have honest discussions that it may have been easier for white queers as well. I try to be honest about all of the complexities of these rich stories, and bring them to you with humility. I’d appreciate all and any feedback for this episode in particular.

Sit back, tune in, and get your life on all of these fabulous, complex queers. I hope its eye opening! We done been here! By honoring those whose lives were left in the shadows, may we learn to live more vibrant and content lives this Pride season and beyond.

George Maharis as a special treat.

  1. James Booker – Big Nick
  2. Esquerita – Hittin’ On Nothin’
  3. Arthur Conley – Who’s Foolin Who 
  4. Bettye LaVette – You’ll Never Change 
  5. Marie Knight – That’s No Way To Treat A Girl 
  6. Andy & The Bey Sisters – Revenge 
  7. Clara Ward – Keep On Searchin’ 
  8. Bobby Marchan – Help Yourself 
  9. Jackie Shane – You Are My Sunshine 
  10. George Maharis – Never On A Sunday 
  11. Johnny Mathis – Saturday Sunshine 
  12. Dusty Springfield – I’ll Try Anything – 
  13. Carmen McRae – Come Live With Me
  14. Dee Dee Warwick – We’ve Got Everything Going For Us 
  15. Norma Tanega – Don’t Touch 
  16. The Drifters – In The Land of Make Believe 
  17. Little Richard – Directly From My Heart
  18. Tee Set (Peter Tetteroo) – Don’t Ever Change This Love
  19.  Big Mama Thornton – Let’s Go Get Stoned
  20.  Carl Hall – The Damn Busted
  21.  Lesley Gore – Treat Me Like A Lady
  22.  Clyde McPhatter – I’m Not Going To Work Today
  23.  Ronnie Dyson – Fortune & Men’s Eyes
  24.  Carolyn Franklin – On A Back Street
  25.  Mitch Ryder – Cherry Poppin’
  26.  LaBelle – Man In A Trench Coat

2 Comments Add yours

  1. davhop63 says:

    Great collection of songs…..Learned a lot of interesting LGBT facts about many of my favorites especially within the gospel circuit and with Ronnie Dyson…whom I always speculated about…Outstanding


    1. Thank you! I can hope it just opens doors for more stories!


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