Diva Hall of Fame

The Diva Hall of Fame Channel honors all of the women from PAST to PRESENT, who have established themselves as ICONS and have amassed legions of gay men as their devoted subjects.

Jocelyn Brown | The Diva Series

From session work with some of the most iconic artists and labels (Cerrone, Bette Midler, Martha Wash, Salsoul Records, Artista, and Warner Brothers) in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s to her own solo work Miss Jocelyn Brown has been a force within the music industry for over 50 years now. Many may recognize the sampling…

Whitney 2018 Thank You Mix | The Diva Series

In the final days of 2017, I thought I’d show some appreciation for the folks that have donated, contributed and made comments by sending up a thank you mix by Whitney (no last name required) to take us into 2018. You folks are the only reason I’m sticking this out one more year. Originally, I…

Madonna, Frida, Sex, Erotica

Madonna: 25 Years of SEX | The Diva Series

The upending of the moral majority has been consistent for decades as the self-righteous slunk from one faux outrage after another. No one was more effective in raising their ire than Madonna. As a pop princess in the 80’s, she reached the pinnacle of pop-stardom with slickly produced vanilla fair that tantalized and tweaked our inner-demons.…

Annie Lennox 2017 | The Diva Series

The original Annie Lennox Diva Series was released in May of 2009. She was one of my earliest inductees. As a personal preference as an artist, vocalist and performer, her music has gotten me through some of the most darkest moments in my life. Since the original set is missing several favorites, I felt it…

Sade | The Diva Series

Surprise! After it was brought to my attention that the David Morales remix of ‘Surrender’ (which heavily samples ‘I Never Thought’) featured in volume 3 of the Legacy series was virtually non-existent, I decided to dive deeper into my collection of Sade remixes and then went on a hunt to see what all was out…

Sia | The Diva Series [Updated]

Sia has been on my shortlist for a long time as a Diva Hall of Fame inductee. The problem as I always saw it was putting together all of the songs from an extensive career that goes back to the late 90’s that were in a variety of genres and BPM’s. After all, it wasn’t…

MADONNA Birthday Celebration 2017 | The Diva Series

It’s time to C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E the birthday of the most enduring ICON of the past 30 years…MADONNA! As usual, I gather up the best of the best bootlegs of her work that have been re-imagined for today’s dance floors. Each year after posting a new podcast, I setup a Madonna folder where I throw in any…

Ariana Grande | The Diva Series

From Nickelodeon to worldwide superstar, the road to stardom has been pretty much smooth sailing for the pint-sized DIVA, Ariana Grande. Granted, she isn’t earning that status because of some ongoing Twitter feud with one of her contemporaries or because she’s a femme fatale or even because she has a reputation for being difficult to…

Selena Gomez | The Diva Series | Expanded & Remastered

Since the original release of Selena’s induction into the Diva Hall of Fame in May of last year, her star has been burning even hotter with collaborations from Kygo & Charlie Puth in addition to several more releases from her platinum album “Revival”. As such, I decided to go ahead and update and expand the…

Beyoncé 3.0 | The DIVA Series

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born September 4, 1981 in Houston, TX. She rose to fame in the early 90’s as a member of the all-girl group (who deserve their own induction into the prestigious Diva Hall of Fame) Destiny’s Child. The four ladies of this group were whittled down to three with accusatory fingers pointing in…

Rihanna 2.0 | The DIVA Series

You had to know this was going to happen LOL. This set was more difficult than most to put together so I made different versions and posted version 2 not the final version. That’s now been corrected. The changes are pretty significant with new additions and updated versions of older songs that sound pretty dated…

Barbra Streisand | The DIVA Series

Barbara Joan “Barbra” Streisand is an American chanteuse, songwriter, actress and movie director who has won awards in all aspects of her career including ten Grammy awards, Two Academy awards, five Emmy awards and nine Golden Globes. She has sold 145 million records worldwide and has maintained her position for over six decades giving another…

Adele | The DIVA Series

Rick is out of town for the weekend so last night I decided to revisit this set only to realize I made a glaring omission; I left out “Make You Feel My Love.” The song was originally written by Bob Dylan but never released until much later. When the original surfaced, Billy Joel, Trisha Yearwoood…

Miss Inaya Day | The Diva Series

We are now at the most important part of this morning’s post, which is the long overdue induction into the Diva Hall of Fame of the one and only Miss Inaya Day. I was browsing around the Billboard club charts a month or so ago and stumbled across a section I had NEVER seen before…

Erasure | The DIVA Tribute pt. 2

The second half of the DIVA Tribute focuses on Erasure’s output from the mid-90’s and on. Their writing remained sharp and focused like the uplifting rally cry of “Freedom,” the absolutely beautiful “Sacred” “Be With You” and “If I Could Fall in Love With You”. While I skipped over their remake of Cerrone’s “Supernature” a…

Erasure | The DIVA Tribute pt. 1

It’s not the way you lead me by the hand into the bedroom It’s not the way you throw your clothes upon the bathroom floor Been thinking about ya, I just couldn’t wait to see Fling my arms around ya as we fall in ecstasy Ooh, sometimes The truth is harder than the pain inside,…

George Michael Tribute pt. 2 | Freedom ’16

I had originally planned to update George’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame from 2010 this next year. Under the circumstances, I changed those plans and undertook the project the day after Christmas. I couldn’t allow the original mix be the final word. I spent an entire day remastering each song one by…

George Michael | Tribute 1963 – 2016

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that I am re-posting George Michael’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame and am now filing it under Tribute. He is truly one of the greatest artists of my lifetime and his album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 is one of my top 10 all-time…

Crystal Waters | The Diva Series

It was the summer of 1991 when my ex, Eddie and I traveled to New York. This was my first trip to the Big Apple, though he had been many times. It was the era of Mayor Dinkins and Times Square was a shell of it’s current glory or, pretty much a shit hole laced…

Spice Girls | The Diva Series

If you downloaded this mix in the first 24 hours, it has been updated to the final edited version. The podcasts are the same, but 5 minutes have been edited out over various songs. Over the decades, there have been plenty of girl groups that wrangled the public’s attention. The Supremes or Diana Ross &…

Patti LaBelle | The Diva Series

Miss Patti LaBelle was the moving force behind the 70’s Soul group LaBelle and their signature song Lady Marmalade made them international superstars. Patti’s powerful vocals made her a standout in the group (though they subsequently reformed in the 90’s) as she eventually went solo with a sustained and successful career that has lasted decades.…

Bette Midler | Divine Miss M | The Diva Series

Bette Midler has been on my shortlist of inductions into the Diva Hall of Fame for a very long time, for a reason. I’ve been hoping and praying she might release an album of all new material, which would generate new remixes for inclusion in a comprehensive set featuring the Divine Miss M. While no…

Aretha Franklin | The Diva Series | Updated

I’m pretty anal about sound quality, especially when dealing with bootlegs and older recordings. After stuck in traffic most of yesterday previewing this set in my car, it dawned on me that I hadn’t uploaded the final mixdown version of this set. The most notable changes are in “Freeway of Love,” where the original was…

Madonna’s Birthday Celebration 2k16 | The Diva Series

After a month of teasing you folks, it’s finally here! Madonna’s birthday celebration for 2k16 is chalk-full of bootleg fabulosity! I haven’t created a full-on circuit set for her majesty since 2010 and based on the songs I was coming across, it became pretty clear that’s where this set was heading. Just based on this…

Billie Ray Martin | The Diva Series

Billie Ray Martin may be an unlikely candidate for induction into the Diva Hall of Fame but her deeply soulful voice and an ear of what the musical landscape was at any given time during her career makes her the perfect choice. Her first big break came with the group Electribe 101 whose Talking With…

Gloria Estefan | The Diva Series

I can’t think of no better way to offset a nu-school Diva induction with an old school induction that frankly, is long overdue. Gloria Estefan is a multi-Grammy winner with several top ten hits including Conga (her-trademark song performed with Miami Sound Machine), Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, 1-2-3, Get On Your Feet, Anything For…

Chaka Khan | The Diva Series

When I was working on the third volume of the Year-End Edition 1997 , my memory was jogged about one of the divas on my list that I had not gotten around to inducting.  Yes, there is a short list of ladies (Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, etc.) that totally must be included in the Diva Hall…

BE-OTCH …I’m Madonna v2 | The Diva Series

From New York, London, Paris and Ibiza people will be celebrating what is officially Madonna’s birthday month.  In keeping with the Party Favorz tradition, I’ve put together a brand-spanking new mix honoring the occasion. I’m always amazed by the amount of bootlegs of her material.  Each year I think, what else can there possibly be…

BE-OTCH …I’m Madonna pt. 1| The Diva Series

From New York, London, Paris and Ibiza people will be celebrating what is officially Madonna’s birthday month.  In keeping with the Party Favorz tradition, I’ve put together a brand-spanking new mix honoring the occasion. I’m always amazed by the amount of bootlegs of her material.  Each year I think, what else can there possibly be…

Cyndi Lauper | The Diva Series

I get requests to create a Diva Series from this person and that all the time.  Even if I don’t respond to the individual, it’s always in the back of my mind for future consideration.  Cyndi Lauper is one such request from years ago.  At the time, I didn’t believe there were enough songs to…

Stevie Nicks | The Diva Series

Party Favorz is switching gears to DIVA mode with a new induction into the Diva Hall of Fame for the one (trust) and only Stevie Nicks.  Stevie rose to fame in the 1970s as part of the group Fleetwood Mac.  The group had been together since the late 60s but it wasn’t until Lindsey Buckingham…