Songs from Movies

Before Stonewall (1984)

New York City's Stonewall Inn is regarded by many as the site of gay and lesbian liberation since it was at this bar that drag queens fought back against police June 27-28, 1969. This documentary uses extensive archival film, movie clips and personal recollections to construct an audiovisual history of the gay community before the Stonewall riots.

The movie Before Stonewall, released in 1984, features 25 songs from artists like Jefferson Airplane, Judy Garland, Alan Hale and the chorus and Ma Rainey and Her Tub Jug Washboard Band. What is your favorite song from Before Stonewall?


Songs from Before Stonewall

Lili Marleen
The Caisson Song
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Somebody to Love
Jefferson Airplane
Wedding March
We Shall Overcome
Over the Rainbow
Judy Garland
The Girl That I Marry
Ladies of the Chorus
Alan Hale and the chorus
The Lavender Cowboy
Prove It on Me Blues
Ma Rainey and Her Tub Jug Washboard Band
Working as Chamber Maids
My Buddy
Frank Sinatra with Harry James and His Orchestra
(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo
Kate Smith
Hostesses of the Stage Door Canteen
the chorus
National Emblem
Little Boxes
De Gay Young Lad
The Entertainer
Watch Out for the Vice Squad
Secret Love
Doris Day
We Can Be Together
Jefferson Airplane
I'm Gay and I'm Proud
I'm Saving All My Kisses

Before Stonewall Questions and Comments