Gladys Bentley


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Gladys Bentley

 

Born August 12th, 1907 – Philadelphia, PA

Died January 18, 1960 – Los Angeles, CA

Blues, Classic Blues, Vaudeville, Boogie Woogie, Blues Piano, Drag, Male Impersonator – New York, Los Angeles San Francisco

Also Performed as Bobbie Minton

 

Discography:

Queer Music Heritage:

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/bentley78.html

 

Videos:

Them Their Eyes From You Bet Your Life:

Before Stonewall Gladys Bentley Segment:

Musictonic:

http://musictonic.com/music/Gladys+Bentley#v=7e2vLNaQB3A

 

Books:

If This Be Sin – Autobiography – some excerpts – was it ever published?:

http://www.astraeafoundation.org/uploads/grants/LesbianWritersFund/1112/excerpts/Traber.html

How Does A Bull Dagger Get Out of A Footnote? Or Gladys Bentley’s Blues – Regina V. Jones –  ninepatch: a Creative Journal for Women and Gender Studies, Vol 1, Isuue 1, Article 31 – Jones, R. , 2010-03-17 “How Does Butch Get Out of the Footnote? Or Gladys Bentley’s Blues” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 34th Annual National Council for Black Studies, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA <Not Available>. 2013-12-11 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p401450_index.html:

http://encompass.eku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1039&context=ninepatch

Gladys Bentley Page from the Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures:

http://books.google.com/books?id=YTyBAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA102&lpg=PA102&dq=gladys+bentley&source=bl&ots=C4dTFzzAL7&sig=R3keg8QqUh1QBLthHqfwARF3mRw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2X-8UuiBIJLxoAT794DwAw&ved=0CFsQ6AEwBjg8#v=onepage&q=gladys%20bentley&f=false

Gladys Bentley Page from Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance:

http://books.google.com/books?id=z6Cs0Y1pvRAC&pg=PA113&lpg=PA113&dq=gladys+bentley&source=bl&ots=ej3OXdHBsu&sig=MzLlhiV6r-dEwlSNLwt2zQeAefE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=roO8UuaNEoiDogTkz4LYAg&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAjhG#v=onepage&q=gladys%20bentley&f=false

Gladys Bentley Page in The Gay & Lesbian Theatrical Legacy:

http://books.google.com/books?id=zeaFlyP8-CwC&pg=PA56&lpg=PA56&dq=gladys+bentley&source=bl&ots=wDdNgwidYW&sig=4O2L5XO1w-dLkOQEQ5Gmws5ymEo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=roO8UuaNEoiDogTkz4LYAg&ved=0CF0Q6AEwCDhG#v=onepage&q=gladys%20bentley&f=false

Gladys Bentley Page in Bulldaggers, Pansies, Chocolate Babies:

http://books.google.com/books?id=XHIGhKWPy9AC&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=gladys+bentley&source=bl&ots=TlF9c08idp&sig=x5w5S6shIfeNqc4hNwOmrFH32g0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yIW8UtqfC8T9oATmwoK4Dw&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAThQ#v=onepage&q=gladys%20bentley&f=false

Thompson, S. L. “Gladys Bentley and A’lelia Walker: Queering Black Women’s History” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, SHERATON HOTEL (DOWNTOWN) ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA <Not Available>.2013-12-09 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p551139_index.html:

http://research.allacademic.com/one/www/www/index.php?cmd=www_search&offset=0&limit=5&multi_search_search_mode=publication&multi_search_publication_fulltext_mod=fulltext&textfield_submit=true&search_module=multi_search&search=Search&search_field=title_idx&fulltext_search=Gladys+Bentley+and+A%E2%80%99lelia+Walker%3A+Queering+Black+Women%E2%80%99s+History

Gladys Bentley Page in The Gay 100:

http://books.google.com/books?id=jACXalmJ3nEC&pg=PA322&lpg=PA322&dq=gladys+bentley&source=bl&ots=wkFji_svu0&sig=ob8noUKs-Mzeqoxn-9ezjQlth8I&hl=en&sa=X&ei=so68UqiqBYL7oATnx4HQBQ&ved=0CFwQ6AEwBziCAQ#v=onepage&q=gladys%20bentley&f=false

Gladys Bentley in Slumimg:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Pcs6T-NVz0wC&pg=PA92&lpg=PA92&dq=gladys+bentley&source=bl&ots=2GduGOsJjH&sig=5yllWqReAdp228tTtfhSdod9jU4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=nZC8UsW0KYTloASRsYKgDg&ved=0CE8Q6AEwBDiMAQ#v=onepage&q=gladys%20bentley&f=false

Library Thing:

http://www.librarything.com/tag/Gladys+Bentley

 

Bios:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Bentley

Queer Cultural Center:

http://www.queerculturalcenter.org/Pages/Bentley/BentleyBio.html

http://www.queerculturalcenter.org/Pages/Bentley/MonasClub.html

http://www.queerculturalcenter.org/Pages/Bentley/QueersinJazz.html

LGBTQ.com

http://www.glbtq.com/arts/bentley_g.html

About:

http://manhattan.about.com/od/glbtscene/a/Gladys-Bentley.htm

http://lesbianlife.about.com/od/lesbiansinhistory/p/GladysBentley.htm

Yahoo:

http://voices.yahoo.com/gay-lesbian-history-spotlight-gladys-bentley-7456958.html

Facts on File:

http://www.fofweb.com/History/HistRefMain.asp?iPin=EHR0034&SID=2&DatabaseName=African-American+History+Online&InputText=%22Gladys+Bentley%22&SearchStyle=&dTitle=Bentley%2C+Gladys&TabRecordType=All+Records&BioCountPass=2&SubCountPass=1&DocCountPass=0&ImgCountPass=0&MapCountPass=0&FedCountPass=&MedCountPass=0&NewsCountPass=0&RecPosition=2&AmericanData=&WomenData=&AFHCData=Set&IndianData=&WorldData=&AncientData=&GovernmentData=

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/648351-Gladys-Bentley

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/gladys-bentley-mn0000665248/biography

LastFm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Gladys+Bentley

Nation Master:

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Gladys-Bentley

 

Around the Web:

Articles from Queer Music Heritage – Amazing collections of clippings, flyers as well:

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/bentley3.html

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/bentley5.html

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/bentley6.html

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/bentley7.html

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/bentley8.html

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/bentley4.html

How Much Can I Stand ( A Blog Dedicated to all that is Gladys Bentley):

http://howmuchcanistand.wordpress.com/

Ubangi Club Page:

http://www.us/bentley-ubangi.html

In Literature:

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/bentley-lit.html

Garber, Eric. “A Spectacle in Color: The Lesbian and Gay Subculture of Jazz Age Harlem”. University of Virginia. 

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug97/blues/garber.html

Legacy Project- List of Resources:

http://www.legacyprojectchicago.org/Gladys_Bentley_Resources.html

AA Registry:

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/gladys-bentley-more-liberated-singer

Ms. Blog:

http://msmagazine.com/blog/2012/02/21/queering-black-herstory-janelle-monae-and-gladys-bentley/

SF Virtual Museum:

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist10/mona.html

The Secret Histories Project:

Queer Music Heritage:

http://queermusicheritage-theblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/qmh-for-february.html

Harlem and Bespoke:

http://harlembespoke.blogspot.com/2011/06/remember-gladys-bentley-clam-house.html

Bitch:

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/adventures-in-feministory-gladys-bentley

The Butch Caucas:

http://thebutchcaucus.blogspot.com/2010/10/gladys-bentley-worlds-greatest-sepia.html 

CLGS:

http://www.clgs.org/blog/commentary/honoring-notorious-gladys-bentley

Yehoodi:

http://www.yehoodi.com/comment/175699/happy-birthday-gladys-bentley/

Bilerico:

http://www.bilerico.com/2008/02/gladys_bentley_bad_as_she_wants_to_be.php

Snoodlebug:

http://snoodlebugvintage.blogspot.com/2013/02/queer-vintage-gladys-bentley-sporting.html

Small Demons:

https://www.smalldemons.com/persons/musicians/Gladys_Bentley

Queerty:

http://www.queerty.com/ubangi-club-gay-harlem-renaissance-20130311/gladys-bentley/

LGBT History Project:

http://lgbthistoryproject.blogspot.com/2012/02/gladys-bentley-americas-greatest-sepia.html

Bklynboihood:

Funkadelicsoul:

Afromative Action:

Brown Eyed Handsome Soul:

http://browneyedhandsomeman.blogspot.com/2007/06/juneteenth-jamboree-gladys-bentley.html

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters:

http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2012/09/know-your-lgbt-history-gladys-bentley.html#.UrumcGRDvFI

Hillbilly Report:

http://www.hillbillyreport.org/diary/255/on-gay-history-or-this-is-not-a-stonewall-story

Scrap Scallion:

Slumming it Down:

http://slummingitdown.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/gladys-bentley-from-stage-to-church/

Newlevant:

Madness to the Method:

http://ashalynslifeandtimes.blogspot.com/2009/06/pride-profile-gladys-bentley.html

All About Blues:

http://www.allaboutbluesmusic.com/gladys-bentley/

Ask the Ghost:

Venus Magazine:

http://www.venusmagazine.org/gladys.html

Pam’s House Blend:

http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2010/02/11/black-history-month-honoring-notorious-gladys-bentley/

B & D Press:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/64390767/gladys-bentley-from-the-series-the-life

http://bdpress.bigcartel.com/product/gladys-bentley-the-life-and-times-of-butch-dykes

Music Radar:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-25-best-female-blues-artists-ever-264300/12/1

Black Past:

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bentley-gladys-1907-1960

Gay Harlem:

http://gayharlem.wikischolars.columbia.edu/The+Ubangi+Club

Squidoo:

http://www.squidoo.com/GladysBentley

She Wired:

http://www.squidoo.com/GladysBentley

All Jazz Blues:

http://alljazzblues.blogspot.com/2011/07/gladys-bentley.html

The She Sheet:

http://shesheet.blogspot.com/2009/06/herstory-gladys-bentley.html

Extravagant Crowd:

http://brbl-archive.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/cvvpw/gallery/bentley1.html

Collectors Weekly:

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/singing-the-lesbian-blues-in-1920s-harlem/

Qualia Folk:

http://www.qualiafolk.com/2011/12/08/325/

Wild Gender:

http://wildgender.com/in-celebration-juneteenth-tribute-drag-king-gladys-bentley/2870

Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/irene-monroe/honoring-notorious-gladys_b_459929.html

Strange Flowers:

http://strangeflowers.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/gladys-groucho/

PQ:http://www.pqmonthly.com/old-music-monday-gladys-bentley/9253

The Living Room:

http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biob3/bentle02.html

Bookish Boi:

UK Progressive:

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk/honoring-notorious-gladys-bentley/article7038.html

LGBT (no Q?) Wiki:

http://lgbt.wikia.com/wiki/Gladys_Bentley

Vintage Black Beauties:

Free Speech TV:

https://www.freespeech.org/text/queering-black-herstory-janelle-monae-and-gladys-bentley

2013 NYT Article on Ubangi Club, Lafayette Theater and Connie’s Inn spot being torn down:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/vestiges-of-harlem-nightlife-and-its-gay-side-give-way-to-wreckers/?_r=0

Zagria:

http://zagria.blogspot.com/2008/05/gladys-bentley-1907-1960-blues-singer.html#.UryEG2RDvFI

Fuck Yeah Feminists:

http://fuckyeahfeminists.com/post/14817409388/queerbois-gladys-bentley-piano-player-and

Laurence Frommer:

http://laurencefrommer.tripod.com/celebrity/celebrity2bentley.html

In Out Radio:

http://inoutradio.com/desconocidas/2012/05/06/desconocidas-y-fascinantes-gladys-bentley-con-thais-morales/

Jazz Age Music:

http://jazzagemusic.blogspot.com/2013/08/august-12th.html

Anarchopedia:

http://eng.anarchopedia.org/Gladys_Bentley

Gettysburg College Allies:

http://gettysburgcollegeallies.tumblr.com/post/24617678685/kusamapyjamas-via-gladys-bentley-a-better

Empty Closets:

http://emptyclosets.com/forum/current-events-world-news-lgbt-news/24877-gladys-bentley-real-openly-lesbian-drag-king-20s.html

Bois of Baltimore:

http://boisofbaltimore.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/left-of-black-series-recalling-the-legacy-of-queer-gender-bender-harlem-renaissance-performer-gladys-bentley/

Welcome to Harlem:

http://www.welcometoharlem.com/g;adys_bentley

Radio for All:

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/65942

Locutus of Blog:

https://behnnie.wordpress.com/tag/gladys-bentley/

LA Progressive:

http://www.laprogressive.com/honoring-notorious-gladys-bentley/

IMBD:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1816937/

8Tracks:

http://8tracks.com/explore/q/gladys_bentley

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/gladys-bentley

Find A Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7634493

Slide Share Presentation:

 

Songs:

Queer Music Heritage:

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/bentley1.html

Blue Beat Music:

http://www.bluebeat.com/artists/11038/Gladys-Bentley/playlists

Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=gladys%20bentley%20AND%20collection%3Aopensource_audio

Worried Blues 1928:

How Much Can I Stand 1928:

Wild Geese Blues 1928:

June-teenth Jamborie 1952:

Before Midnight 1952:

 

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