Jackie Shane

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Jackie Shane is a former American-Canadian soul and rhythm and blues singer, best known for his 1962 single "Any Other Way". A cover of a song previously recorded by Chuck Jackson and William Bell, Shane's version was noted for adding a different spin to the lyric "Tell her that I'm happy/tell her that I'm gay"; while the original lyric intended the word "gay" in its older meaning as a synonym of "happy", Shane — who was gay in the sexual sense and usually performed in drag — played on the word's double meaning, which was not yet in universal mainstream usage.