A groundbreaking book exploring the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community and how those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today. From Sia to Elton John, from Billie Holiday to David Bowie, LGBT musicians have changed the course of modern music. But before their music - and the messages behind it - gained understanding and a place in the mainstream, how did the queer musicians of yesteryear fight to build foundations for those who would follow them? David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community. Darryl W. Bullock reveals the stories of both famous and lesser-known LGBT musicians, whose perseverance against the threat of persecution during decades of political and historical turmoil - including two world wars, Stonewall, and the AIDS crisis - has led to some of the most significant and soul-searching music of the last century. Bullock chronicles these struggles through new interviews and archival reports, dating from the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock ´n´ roll years, Swinging ´60s and disco days of the ´70s, right up to modern pop, electronica and reggae. An entertaining treasure trove of untold history for all music lovers, David Bowie Made Me Gay is an inspiring, nostalgic and provocative story of the right to be heard and the need to keep the fight for equality in the spotlight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darryl Bullock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004366/bk_boli_004366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Provides an intriguing insight into the range, diversity and complexity of same-sex experiences throughout history. Takes objects ranging from Ancient Egyptian papyri to images by modern artists like David Hockney to explore the history of same-sex desire around the world and through the ages.
A serial killer is targeting gay men, preying on them in popular bars and parks. Assigned to the case, rookie cop Pat St. James feels all too close to the victims. He´s gay and firmly in the closet at work. Pat and his fellow cop, Hank, are hanging out in bars, trying to get a lead on the killer. At the same time, Pat´s looking for Mr. Right – juggling three men, hoping he´ll find the perfect match for himself. He picked up Bill at a bar; Dean´s a longtime friend. And in yet another ironic twist, his partner, Hank, is also gay and on the list of possible beaus. As the killer continues to rampage, strangling and raping his victims, Pat has to focus on his work and hope that his personal life survives the stress. But when his hopes and dreams for happiness overlap with the investigation, Pat may be headed for big trouble. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Tunic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/huds/000022/bk_huds_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this intimate biography of the Prince of Soul, David Ritz provides a candid look at a star and a friend. Ritz had been collaborating with Marvin Gaye on his story for several years before the singer´s tragic death and had conducted a series of extraordinary interviews in which Gaye discussed his deepest secrets. What emerges is a full-scale portrait of a charming but tortured artist, a brilliant singer with a divided soul. Here is Marvin´s story, from his early years in the slums of Washington, D.C. to his rise to the top of the Motown industry, his fall from grace, his comeback, and finally his sudden, shocking end at the hands of his own father. It is also the story of his glorious music and the music of black America over the past fifty years, an epic tale whose cast of characters includes Diana Ross, Berry Gordie, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002741/bk_blak_002741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every gay man at some point has fallen in love with his straight counterpart. These poems are a reflection of the longing, frustration, and humiliations of loving these men and the soul searching for understanding and acceptance of the impossible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Li. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036927/bk_acx0_036927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writers clamor to get into the Best Gay Erotica series because it sets the bar for the highest quality of sexy, gay stories. Richard Labont is an icon in the field of erotic and romantic writing who has a knack for finding seductive, literary talent. Blair Mastbaum, author, editor, producer, and actor, selected this year´s crop, picking top-notch stories that are unparalleled in hotness and excellence. Best Gay Erotica 2010 is the biggest page-turner of them all, with stories running the gamut of gay male sexual experiences, from first times to one-night stands, from long-time lovers to explosive group get-togethers. In ´´A Beautiful Place,´´ a young male ingenue brings Hollywood to its knees, literally. ´´The Suburban Boy´´ reveals that the real magic kingdom in central Florida, where every erotic wish comes true. Contributors include Simon Sheppard, Rachel Kramer Bussel, David Holly, Nick Hudson, Marvin Partridge, Thom Wolf, and Jamie Freeman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000621/bk_acx0_000621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best Gay Romance 2010 covers every romantic possibility with first love, true love, wake-up sex, makeup sex, and everything in between. Richard Labonté has gathered a sensational collection of stories about finding love at home, at work, at any age, and often in the most unexpected places. Contributor David Holly´s ´´meet cute´´ hook-up in ´´Guy Sydney´´ is a thoroughly modern love story, while Elazarus Wills´s dramatic ´´A Companion for the Road´´ shows that many things get better with age. Trebor Healy´s New Orleans star-crossed lovers in ´´Trunk´´ encounter voodoo, hoodoo, and an unexpectedly sweet surprise. Each story is redolent with romance, great sex, and characters who are fully fleshed out in more ways than one. Sometimes rowdy, always randy, and surprisingly tender, these tales celebrate the coming together of souls as well as bodies. Whether happily ever after or just a happy ending, Labonté continues to raise the bar on gay love stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drake Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004356/bk_acx0_004356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jerry McKenzie is a reclusive and antisocial artist, quite content to ride his horses and work in his studio, keeping to himself. It´s not any kind of life for a child, and when Jerry finds out he’s been named his orphaned nephew’s guardian, he panics. He doesn´t know what to do with a child and isn´t sure he can give William the affection and the love the boy so desperately needs. Then Jerry meets David Loewenberger, the new teacher William becomes immediately attached to, and he starts to see how they could make a family together: a family to replace the one William lost, a family David had given up on ever finding... a family Jerry never knew he wanted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/huds/000041/bk_huds_000041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.