BitchTapes: Queer Jazz from the '20s and '30s

Slip on your sequins and straighten your bowties!  This blues and jazz playlist features tunes from the ‘20s and ‘30s, all of which were performed by queer folks and some of which are about queer folks. It’s guaranteed to leave you wanting to head to your nearest joint to dance away your troubles or to find the one who will do you no wrong.

Queer Jazz from the '20s and '30s from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio.


Track list: 

“Prove It On Me” - Ma Rainey

“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” - Bessie Smith

“Someone Else Will Take Your Place” - Alberta Hunter

“Where’d You Get Those Eyes?” - Josephine Baker

“Take It Easy Greasy” - Frankie ‘Half-Pint’ Jaxon

“B.D. Woman’s Blues” - Lucille Bogan

“Moanful Wailin’ Blues” - Gladys Bentley

“Let’s Call a Heart a Heart” - Billie Holiday

“Dinah” - Ethel Waters

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Kortney Lapeyrolerie is an intersectional feminist, a writer, and an antiques and vintage nerd. The spirit of Eartha Kitt guides her daily to seek a life filled with billowy caftans, expression through art, and unapologetic authenticity. Her thoughts on wandering can be found at

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