Mike’s Music

legacy cover LEGACY

During the last year of his life, Michael worked furiously to record over 40 tunes; a 2-CD album of 29 of them was released by Significant Other Records in 1996. It features such musical luminaries as Holly NearCris WilliamsonTom RobinsonTret FureDavid LasleyArnold McCullerFred HerschJohn Bucchino and Steve Sandberg. Michael said LEGACY was “the best thing I’ve ever done. An order of magnitude beyond `Purple Heart.’ ”  Legacy was nominated for nine awards in six categories by the judges of the first annual Gay & Lesbian Music Awards (the GLAMAS; at the gala GLAMA event in October, 1996, it won four awards, including Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Group Recording and Best Choral Recording.

View the lyrics for LEGACY.
Purchase LEGACY as a CD or as a digital download on Bandcamp or on iTunes.

purple heart coverPURPLE HEART

“The most remarkable gay independent release of the past decade.”
— Adam Block, THE ADVOCATE

“The most stunning gay album recorded to date…sets the standard by which all gay albums will be judged for years to come.”
— Will Grega, Gay Music Guide

“A virtually flawless debut.”
— David Lamble, BAR
View the lyrics for PURPLE HEART.
Love Don’t Need A Reason
Purchase PURPLE HEART as a CD or as a digital download on iTunes.


flirtations coverTHE FLIRTATIONS

Michael recorded two albums with the Flirts; their eponymous debut and OUT ON THE ROAD.  The group appeared briefly in the film PHILADELPHIA and in the HBO special WHY AM I GAY?, which included a segment on Mike.


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A Love Worth Fighting For Fruit Cocktail Winter Moon
A Love Worth Fighting For
A Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Singers and Songwriters
Fruit Cocktail Winter Moon
A Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Singers and Songwriters…and Friends
Title track 6:30 Sunday Morning / Right as the Rain Do Not Turn Away 
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Feeding the Flame
Songs by Men to end AIDS
Zero Patience
A Musical About AIDS
Bobby Blume
Falling for You Was a Trip
Crazy World
piano ballad version
Scheherazade Several tracks