Melanie Charles - How Glad I Am

Song of the Day
Today’s song, selected by DJs Larry Rose, Stas THEE Boss, Brit Hansen, and DJ Riz in honor of Pride, is "How Glad I Am" by Melanie Charles, from the 2017 album The Girl With The Green Shoes on Hot Record Societe.
WRITTEN BY JANICE HEADLEY

This week's "Song of the Gay" were selected by KEXP DJs Larry Rose, Stas THEE Boss, Brit Hansen, and DJ Riz in honor of Pride. Join us on June 28th, 29th, and 30th as we team up with the Wildrose for GAYEXP Pride 2019 with live performances by Adra Boo, Mandate, Mirrorgloss, and Chanarah; DJ sets all day and evening long including sets by KEXP's own DJs Riz, Larry Rose and Tim; and of course, the infamous Booty Shaking Contest on Sunday! More info here.


Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Melanie Charles boasts a wealth of experience at a young age: she grew up singing in church and attended the prestigious LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts where she trained in opera. As a student at the New School in New York, she studied both jazz and contemporary music. After graduating, she began learning how to make beats on a sampler. And all of this blends into another one her 2017 full-length The Girl with the Green Shoes

Today's Song of the Day is Charles's rendition of the 1964 pop hit "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" sung by Nancy Wilson, a track that garnered her a Grammy Award for "Best Rhythm & Blues Recording" in 1965.

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