GayTunes (tracks 11-17) 11 Flag & the Rainbow (Update) ~ for those fallen to the anti-gays 12 Legislator Postal ~ about Suffolk County, NY Legislator Maxine Postal 13 Ten Percent ~ an upbeat look at the early days of the GLBT movement 14 Pride is Alive in Yellowstone ~ about a 1996 rally in Billings, Montana 15 EEGO Song ~ About a GLBT social/political organization on Long Island, New York’s East End, EEGO featured in Rapp’s 1991 book God’s Country. 16 Ballad of Sister Spirit ~ about an annual women’s music festival held in Ovett Mississippi. Rapp played many Sister Spirit festivals 17 Everyone Was at Stonewall (Final Update) ~ a musical GLBT history composed for diversity education at Long Island, NY Police Departments
Campaigns! (tracks 18-22) 18 Walkin’ Shoes ~ Updated in 2015, this song was created for the 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign website “In Our Shoes.” 19 Francke, Francke ~ about award-winning writer Linda Bird Francke’s 1989 run for New York State Assembly 20 She Will Rise ~ featured on the In Our Shoes Hillary website and about the late poet Maya Angelou’s support for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign 21 Challenge to Change ~ Written for a 2009 National NOW leadership, campaign, this song aired on several radio stations. 22 Some Facts are Alternative ~ about Trump’s early presidential days
Songs for Choice (tracks 22-27) 23 Where Were the Flowers ~ about the 1988 backstreet-abortion-related death of Indiana teenager Becky Bell 24 Good Doctor Sue ~ about abortion provider Susan Wicklund, MD 25 White Men in Black Dresses ~ about the Roman Catholic Hierarchy 26 Ballad of Billy Baird ~ about the architect of the US Supreme Court’s 1972 Baird v. Eisenstadt decision legalizing birth control for singles 27 Remember Rose: Song for Choice ~ About the first fatality of the 1977 Medicaid-Abortion funding cutoff, this track features a guest vocal by the late Congresswoman Bella Abzug (D-NY).
Songs of No Socially-Redeeming Value (tracks 28-35) 28 The Die is Cast ~ (Les Jeux Sont Fait) a semi-silly love song 29 Leave A Message ~ a musical take on answering machines 30 Mary, Mary ~ about relationships in the boozy, ‘60s gaybar scene 31 Sixpence Song ~ Will Shakespeare’s advice to his son, from Rapp’s score for Sydney Michaels’ “The Elizabethans,” performed in 1972 at Manhattan’s New Dramatists Theater 32 Sweetwood Aire ~ instrumental from Rapp’s score for Sydney Michaels’ “The Elizabethans” 33 33 I Never Knew ~ about ambivalence in relationships 34 34 Signs of the Times ~ a humorous look at road signs ~ a ‘40s style blues song Issues! (tracks 36-44) 36 Get a Voice ~ written for middle school diversity education
Issues (9 tracks) 37 Song of the Camel ~ about a tired animal mystified by human ways 38 New York City Woman ~ about a woman, convicted of shooting her rapist and eventually released through the efforts of Eleanor Pam PhD) 39 If the Truth be Told ~ about the importance of First-Amendment- guaranteed free speech to all progressive movements 40 Cagney’s Song ~ a tale of Rapp’s Animal Rescue Fund dog, Cagney Anne. Rapp has played at over sixty ARF events 41 Transcendental Heroes ~ on problems the hippies eventually faced 42 Gold Whistle Kid ~ about two Mississippi prison-reform activists 43 Country of the Lamp ~ about US Republicans’ immigration policies 44 The Rally ~ about world transformation at a Washington, DC gathering