Jackie Shane

1940 - 2019 (Age 78)


Jackie Shane was a pioneering transgender soul singer who became a star in Toronto, Canada in the 1960s. She came back to prominence recently when record label Numero Group released an album of her singles and live recordings. The album was nominated for a Grammy for best historical album. Starting her music career in Nashville, she left for Canada to escape Jim Crow laws, packing nightclubs in Toronto. She abruptly left show business in 1971 to come back to the states and take care of her mother.

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I'm very sorry to hear this. She had some really great records " In my tenement" "Any other way" I'm so glad she was rediscovered. She has one of the best live albums as well.

In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to the friends my heartfelt condolence. BM

We were very good friends when Jackiewas in Toronto. I will miss the opportunity to see him again. Loved you Charlene

So sorry for your loss.

Little Jackie Shane, we will never forget you and your music will live on forever. We wouldnt have it any other way. Luv you....two Torontonians

Rip prayers go out to family

Sleep now. May our loving Creator keep you in his memory.

Rest in Peace...