Monday, May 25, 2009

Best Drag Acts on YouTube

Simon Cowell called drag the lowest form of entertainment on Britain's Got Talent tonight.

I love drag, and some of the best drag recordings from old style drag acts, mostly from London in the 1980s and 1990s, but some from elsewhere.

1. Maise Trollette and Phil- You don't have to say you love me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r8_lMES5RM
Great old-fashioned drag

2. Dave Dale - I am What I am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZtR-dYAsfY
Sheer brilliance

3. Judy Garland Tribute Artist - Peter Mac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDQHtVPZFAA

4. Craig Russell - Judy Garland and her "son" Liza
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbmzfaYQMU

5. Jim Baily - Judy Garland "I could go on singing" [2007]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY4pmMlkn-4

6. Adrella - Liza Minnelli [at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEc452hnXyk
cf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ROa_9f9XBo

7. Lily Savage - Final Performance Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1r8hsN-L38
cf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiHx_T1FNxY

8. Regina Fong - Typewriter Song [Black Cap Dec 1992]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SkZI-m5pcU

9. Mimosa - Comme ils disent [What makes a man a man]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPfyGbF6IY4
Cf Aznavour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okXt33o40MQ (English)
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSzpKYIi-0A (French)
and Liza http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCw2W6rZaGo
and Aggy Dune http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp89D1jzGpo

10 Regina Fong - Hollywood, Danny LaRue - [ at the Black Cap, Camden Town]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnwjOdA-eIA
Regina used both wit and tapes. She did not just do mime.

Extras:

Aggy Dune and Darienne Lake - Mommy Dearest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SABjPh4aA8c

I'll add others as per any comments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about Rusty Rogers a brilliant and totally live act. Whatever happened to him. ?