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Transcendence

by Rev. Yolanda

Released 2018
Bearded Lady Productions
Released 2018
Bearded Lady Productions
Doo Wop Musical Theater Inspirational Blues Pop Gospel with a Trans-tastic twist from Blues Hall of Fame and GLBT Hall of Fame Award Winner. Rooted in American Southern Blues, Doo Wop, Country and Southern Gospel.
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Rev. Yolanda is a singer/songwriter/trans-femme genderqueer performance artist and interfaith minister, originally from Muscle Shoals Alabama- The Hit Recording Capital Of The World.
Rev. Yolanda's body of musical work has been honored with induction into the The GLBT Hall Of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame, and two MAC Awards. Rev. Yolanda is currently working on a full length, autobiographical musical theater piece entitled "The Church Of The Alien Love Child Presents: The …
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Rev. Yolanda's Country Gospel Kirtan, Vol. 2: Step Back

by Rev. Yolanda

Released 2016
Bearded Lady Productions LLC
Released 2016
Bearded Lady Productions LLC
"Not since the days of the Singing Nun has the Gospel music genre seen the likes of Rev. Yolanda." This is volume 2 from the critically acclaimed Rev. Yolanda's Country Gospel Kirtan series.Country Gospel, Brazilian, & Hindu sounds with Interfaith lyrics.
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This is volume 2 of the critically acclaimed series Rev. Yolanda's Country Gospel Kirtan.
Following Review by Bill Turner (former lead guitarist for Bill Haley and The comets):
"Rev. Yolanda's voice is expressive, believable...and just plain great!....cleverly weaving elements of the traditional eastern tabla, combining it with gentle bluegrass instrumentation, superb vocal harmonies, stark bare-bones electric guitar...and making it ALL work! All 12 songs on this CD are "A" material...there is not a …
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Angels Only

by Rev. Yolanda

Released 2016
Bearded Lady Productions
Released 2016
Bearded Lady Productions
One of The Top Ten Songs of 2015 by OutVoice.com. "We Are Angels and we're struggling to be human" is the theme of Rev. Yolanda's life. Rev. Yolanda points out the Divinity in all of us through these five different versions of her most popular song.
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"We Are Angels" was voted into the Top Ten Songs of 2015 on OutVoice.com- the international ranking website for LGBT music. Rev. Yolanda is a Blues Hall of Fame award winner, 2 time MAC Award winner, and GLBT Hall of Fame award winner.
Rev.Yolanda is a singer/songwriter/trans-femme performance artist, and Interfaith Minister who's work as an Artist and Sacred Activist has been honored with many awards since the 90's.
Some folks call her " …
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Miracles Are Seen in the Light

by Rev. Yolanda

Released 2015
Bearded Lady Productions LLC
Released 2015
Bearded Lady Productions LLC
Interfaith Holiday Song influenced by medieval music, Gregorian chanting, and A Course In Miracles.
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Rev. Yolanda and singer songwriter producer Freddy Freeman created this Interfaith Holiday song that combines Christmas musical sounds with Medieval instruments, Old Testament Scripture and A Course In Miracles lesson - "Miracles Are Seen In The Light". It's full of joy and light with a Medieval dance beat!
With much love from Rev. Yolanda.
See more of Rev. Yolanda's music: http://www.yolanda.net/buy_music_here

Welcome to Yolandaworld

by Yolanda & the Plastic Family

Released 2015
Bearded Lady Productions
Released 2015
Bearded Lady Productions
The original cd from Yolanda & The Plastic Family. Jazz Funk Rock Pop Folk Fusion. This is the cd that made Vermont music history and put Yolanda, Bernie Sanders, Howard Dean, and Ben and Jerry in the same movers and shakers entrepreneurial category.
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This is the first album from Yolanda when s/he was performing with hir original jazz fusion band "Yolanda and The Plastic Family". This album was originally recorded in Burlington VT in the late "90's, while s/he was living there. Original Plastic family members: Adam Wood-keyboards, Eric Rorbach- drums, Jon Akland- bass, Tom Henglesberg- guitar, Martha Seyler- backing vocals
From first listen you know this is going to be an experience. You soon realize …
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Live At Cbgb's

by Yolanda & The Plastic Family

Released 2015
Mighty Companions Ministries
Released 2015
Mighty Companions Ministries
gritty ol fashioned Rock and Roll at the World Famous CBGB's on the Bowery in Manhattan's Lower East Side. CBGB's was the home to major worldwide Rock & Roll acts. This live cd was recorded before gentrification happened in the area and drove CBGB's out.
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Yolanda and The Plastic Family was the original band by the award winning drag queen recording artist and Interfaith Minister now known as Rev. Yolanda.
This live cd at CBGB's is gritty and RAW Rock&Roll just like Rev. Yolanda was in the early days of her recording career. Using Rock&Roll to speak to gender politics... Yolanda was then and still is a force of nature!
Yolanda: vocals
Robert Urban: guitar/vocals
Toshio Mana: …
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Rev. Yolanda's Country Gospel Kirtan, Vol.1 -God Is

by Rev. Yolanda

Released 2012
Mighty Companions Ministries
Released 2012
Mighty Companions Ministries
Country Gospel, Native American, and Hindu Kirtan music combined with New Thought lyrics, and the occasional House Music beat.
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Rev. Yolanda's Country Gospel Kirtan combines Country Gospel, Native American, and Hindu Kirtan music combined with New Thought lyrics, and the occasional House Music beat. Think Pedal Steel, Acoustic Guitar, Tabla, Native American Flute. Lush vocals and harmonies with a touch of chanting.

Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes is a singer/songwriter/drag performer and Interfaith Minister who's work as an Artist and Sacred Activist has earned him a place in The GLBT Hall Of …
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Welcome to Yolanda World (Special Edition)

by Yolanda and the Plastic Family

Released 2012
Viva
Released 2012
Viva
Drag Queen Jazz Fusion
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This is the first album from Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes when he was performing with his original jazz fusion band "Yolanda and The Plastic Family". This album was originally recorded in Burlington VT in the late "90's, while he was living there. In 2001, Yolanda moved back to NYC and re-formed The Plastic Family with new members and recorded a short EP. In 2002, producer Freddy Freeman created a dance mix of the song "Alien Love …
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House of Joy

by Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes

Released 2010
independent
Released 2010
independent
The bluesy, raw, Southern-style rock on "House of Joy" is a great match for Mapes' take-no-prisoners voice, and the artist's lyrics pay homage to his Southern roots while exploring provocative themes about gender and self-expression.
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SIRIUS Radio's Larry Flick says Roger is "the most original artist to come from the LGBT community in the last 10 years".

ROGER ANTHONY YOLANDA MAPES:
Welcome to the "House of Joy"- a review by Jed Ryan

"Don't you know that the South will rise again?!" Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes declares with unyielding conviction on "Muscle Shoals", the tribute to the singer/songwriter's Bible Belt hometown. Through the years, the same can be said of …
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