Gladys Bentley (1907-1960)

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Boogie woogie can often be found hiding in rhythm and blues tracks and Boogie’N My Woogie by Gladys Bentley is a great example. Gladys was an American singer, pianist and entertainer. She courted controversy throughout her career being openly gay and often wearing masculine attire, which you can hear about in the second video below, a short documentary, and this article.