Kokomo Arnold, “Sissy Man Blues”

Kokomo Arnold’s left-handed slide guitar playing and his vocals, delivered with the intensity and conviction as a sermon from a Sunday preacher, made his records sound 20-years ahead of their time. Recorded in 1934, “Sissy Man Blues” has a place in gay-music history, with the famous, and perhaps the most lucidly sung phrase on the record, “Lord if you can’t send me no woman/please send me some sissy man.”

Sissy Man Blues (play/download mp3)