Gaye Adegbalola - Gaye Without Shame
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  • Queer Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:05) [7.08 MB]
  • Honest I Do
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:06) [9.4 MB]
  • Hungry Woman's Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:20) [9.9 MB]
  • The Great Pretender
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:48) [10.99 MB]
  • Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:24) [10.09 MB]
  • Boy In The Boat
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:23) [7.76 MB]
  • Bareback Rider
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:05) [9.33 MB]
  • Hold My Hand, Baby
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:30) [10.3 MB]
  • It Hurts Me Too
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:35) [8.22 MB]
  • Lying Preacher Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:50) [8.78 MB]
  • Twisted Mind Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:33) [10.42 MB]
  • Tippin' On The Down Low
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:42) [8.48 MB]
  • Hetero Twinges
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:30) [8 MB]
  • Step Parent Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:11) [7.29 MB]
  • Let It Be Me
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:21) [9.94 MB]
  • Deja Vu Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:41) [10.71 MB]
  • Speech
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (06:40) [15.27 MB]
  • I Ain't Ashamed
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:24) [7.78 MB]
Biography
-2008-

Gaye Adegbalola delivers her “Mistresspiece,” GayeWithout Shame. She is of course well-known as a founding member of Saffire –the Uppity BluesWomen. Over 25 years, SaAre built a worldwide following and crossed over beyond Blues to a larger fan base of socially-conscious music lovers of all gender persuasions. Gaye’s three previous solo-artist CD’s set the stage for GayeWithout Shame, her most focused gift of deep Blues, unifying messages, social insight, and her trademark wicked wit. She has reached inside to her life experience and soulful heart for her best singing and songwriting. She’s chosen some classic cover songs but given them her own twist. Her expressive acoustic slide guitar playing is showcased for the first time and this CD also features her first electric Blues band recordings.

Co-producing with Gaye, and contributing bass and guitar to this album, Bob Margolin enthuses: “I was Coored by the demo recordings Gaye sent in May 2007. The deep and wide scope of subjects in her songwriting, her social activism, and her fragile-to-ferocious singing made me beg to work with her. Helping her fulfill her ambitious vision is a rewarding labor of love.”

Gaye’s “Queer Blues” opens and tells her story in a friendly, amusing way supported by the New Orleans stylings of Roddy Barnes on piano and Jim Brock on drums. Other originals include the acoustic “Hungry Woman” featuring Gaye’s slide guitar with Bob’s guitar backing. “Boy In the Boat” is a cunning tribute to a pleasing pastime, spiced with Doo-**** vocals and Bob’s electric slide guitar. “Can’t Ride Bareback” is a call for safe sex, featuring the manly backing vocals of the Trojans and Bob’s electric guitars. “Hold My Hand” is Gaye’s sweet last call, sung with delicate humanity. “Lying Preacher” showcases Gaye’s fiery slide guitar and Bob’s walking bass, and faces religious hypocrisy. “Twisted Mind” is Gaye’s wail of multi-layered betrayal answered by Bob’s electric slide. “Tippin’On the Downlow” shines a humorous light on folks who fool only themselves. “Hetero Twinges” gets an early R&B electric band treatment, appreciating an attractive man without “seeing straight.” “Deja Vu Blues” is Gaye’s song of how racial and gender discrimination feel“quite the same.”

The bonus tracks, Gaye’s “Civil Rights vs. Queer Rights” speech elaborates further and she closes with the Fredericksburg Freedom singers’ stirring “I Ain’t Ashamed,” affirming her message of overcoming hate, fear, and shame with love, pride, and strength.

“Step Parent Blues” was written by Gaye’s partner, Suzanne Moe, and faces a hard family challenge. Other covers are classics, “Honest I Do,” “Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On,” “Let It Be Me,” and “It Hurts Me Too” – all given a new perspective in Gaye’s versions. “The Great Pretender” is turned into a call for an end to transgender discrimination, elevated by the poetry of Cleome, in English and Spanish.

“GayeWithout Shame” is challenging and fulfilling, fun and heartbreaking, and a major statement from the courageous, talented, and loving heart of Gaye Adegbalola.
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  • Members:
    Gaye Adegbalola - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, backup vocals; Bob Margolin - electric guitar, bass, lead acoustic guitar; Roddy Barnes - piano, Jim Brock - drums. The Trojans: Bob Margolin, Roddy Barnes; The Gaye-lets: Andra Faye, Resa Gibbs, Kathy Doube
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    01/02/17
  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/08/18 16:49:12
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