Sing – Don’t Cry is the posthumously released debut album by Danish transexual singer and actor Sandra Day. The album is produced by Johnny Stage and Martin Hall makes a guest visit on the song “Hurt”.

The album was released on the 12th of January 2011 on what should have been Sandra Day’s 72nd birthday. However, in mid-December 2010 she suffered a massive brain haemorrhage and died a few days later.

1. A Taste Of ... (0:32)2. Rock Of Ages (5:02)3. Leatherman (4:34)4. Wrong Side Of Town (2:54)5. Hurt (4:39)6. Kiss You Tiger (5:02)7. Mama Is Crying (2:35)8. Swing Swing (3:35)9. Magic Lanterns (4:23)

Hans Nybo: Saxophone
Helianne Blais: Violin
Johnny Stage: Guitar, keyboards, instruments
Kenni Andy: Drums
Ketil Duckert: Trumpet
Martin Hall: Farfisa organ
Sisse Selina: Drums

Design: Filip Fischer
Photo: Peter Stalknecht

Transgender icon Sandra Day was born in 1939 and originally named Alexander Brask Sørensen. In 1969 she changed her male name to Sandra, underwent surgery for an artificial bosom and lived a life as a transsexual from then on. She was a frontrunner in the Danish gay movement and acted as both stripper and dominatrix as well as singer and actor in the company of famous actors such as Ove Sprogøe and Bodil Kjer. Her life and livelihood are described in Thomas Aagard Skovman’s book From Peasant Queen to Whip Queen (2007).

On the 12th of January 2011 Sandra Day released her debut album Sing – Don’t Cry. The release was set for the day that should have been her 72nd birthday, but in mid-December 2010 she suffered a massive brain haemorrhage and died on the 15th.

Sandra Day was a close friend of Marquis Marcel de Sade with whom she toured legendary nightclubs such as Madame Arthur throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. They appeared together as guests in Martin Hall’s 2010 television show Salon Midwelt from where the photo is taken.

Martin Hall plays Farfisa organ on the song “Hurt”. The album is recorded in close collaboration with guitarist, producer and songwriter Johnny Stage, who among other things has been a member of the Danish rock group Sort Sol.