Feeding the Flame: Songs by Men to End AIDS

Feeding the Flame: Songs by Men to End AIDS

     
 

At the dawn of the '80s, few people had heard of the AIDS virus. By the end of the decade, AIDS had claimed many lives -- not only in the gay community, but among heterosexuals as well. In 1990, Flying Fish did its part to help AIDS patients by putting together this compilation and donating artist royalties to organizations that were involved in AIDS-related… See more details below

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At the dawn of the '80s, few people had heard of the AIDS virus. By the end of the decade, AIDS had claimed many lives -- not only in the gay community, but among heterosexuals as well. In 1990, Flying Fish did its part to help AIDS patients by putting together this compilation and donating artist royalties to organizations that were involved in AIDS-related activities (including AIDS research). Many of the songs on Feeding the Flame: Songs by Men to End AIDS have a very pro-gay message; however, not all of the male artists on this CD are gay -- Flying Fish, in fact, welcomed the participation of straight male vocalists who were supportive of the gay community. Feeding the Flame is fairly diverse, ranging from folk to adult contemporary to pop
ock. There is even a European-flavored dance-pop number: Xotika's "Forever Gay," an unapologetically pro-gay anthem. Not all of the tracks are great, but some are, especially Josh White, Jr.'s "Say a Prayer for a Stranger" (an excellent folk number), Fred Small's "All the Time in the World," and two contributions by folk legend Pete Seeger, "Hills of Glenshee" and "Suite Early Morning." And most of the tracks that aren't great are at least decent. Naturally, Feeding the Flame tends to have a very serious tone, but Abe Rybeck's "I Can Take a Hint" is perhaps the most humorous track. The cabaret-ish number uses humor to send out a serious message: "I Can Take a Hint" urges gay men to practice safe sex. Arguably, "I Can Take a Hint" is a gay equivalent of Boogie Down Productions' "Jimmy," one of hardcore rap's best safe-sex anthems of 1988. With Feeding the Flame, Flying Fish did its part to support a worthy cause.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/1992
Label:
Flying Fish Records
UPC:
0018964054120
catalogNumber:
70541

Tracks

  1. Feeding the Flame  - Willie Sordillo
  2. Until the Balance Tips  - John Bucchino
  3. All the Time in the World  - Fred Small
  4. Welcome Home  - George Fulginiti-Shaker
  5. I Can Take a Hint  - Abe Rybeck
  6. Right Behind Your Eyes  - Gary Lapow
  7. Forever Gay  -  Xotika
  8. The Flirt Song  -  Flirtations
  9. Crazy World  - Michael Callen
  10. What Part of No  - Geof Morgan
  11. Gotta Lotta Livin' to Do  - Peter Alsop
  12. Experts  - Tom Wilson Weinberg
  13. One of the Enemy  -  Romanovsky & Phillips
  14. Say a Prayer for a Stranger  - Josh White
  15. Hills of Glenshee  - Pete Seeger
  16. Quite Early Morning  - Pete Seeger

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Geof Morgan   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Pete Seeger   Banjo,Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Callen   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Flirtations   Track Performer
Elliot Pilshaw   Vocals,Track Performer
Romanovsky & Phillips   Track Performer
Ry Cooder   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Gary Lapow   Vocals,Track Performer
Peter Alsop   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Fred Small   Vocals,Track Performer
John Bucchino   Piano,Choir, Chorus,Multi Instruments,Track Performer,keyboard bass
Ron Romanovsky   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Aharon   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Jon Arterton   Vocals
Marie Cain   Choir, Chorus
Aurelio Font   Vocals
George Fulginiti-Shaker   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
T.J. Myers   Vocals
Paul Phillips   Vocals
Abe Rybeck   Vocals,Track Performer
Willie Sordillo   Track Performer
Cliff Townsend   Vocals
Mike Vargas   Melodica,Vibes
Tom Wilson Weinberg   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Xotika   Track Performer
Libby McLaren   Synthesizer,Piano
Phillips   Track Performer
Josh White   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Brian Green   Choir, Chorus
Gregory Canestrari   Bass,Flute,Drums,Horn,Synthesizer Piano
Gary Bankston   Choir, Chorus
Kris Koth   Bass
Paul Randolf   Bass
Dan Goldensohn   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gary Lapow   Arranger
Flor de Cana   Arranger
John Bucchino   Arranger,Producer
Ron Romanovsky   Producer
Michael Aharon   Producer,Engineer
John Clay   Engineer
Richard Dworkin   Producer
Brian Folkins-Amador   Vocal Arrangements
Karen Kane   Engineer
Scott MacMinn   Engineer
Art Munson   Engineer
Kevin O'Connor   Engineer
Paul Phillips   Producer
Willie Sordillo   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Burke Treischman   Engineer
Libby McLaren   Arranger
Gregory Canestrari   Arranger
Ken Collins   Engineer
Kurt Glowienke   Cover Design
John Krivit   Producer
Assotto Saint   Producer
Jaan Urban   Producer
Public Domain   Composer
Tom Bolton   Producer
John Paul   Art Direction

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