VA – Risque Blues Vol. 1 (2012)

Artist: Various Artists
Title: Risque Blues Vol. 1
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Red Devil Records
Genre: Dirty Blues
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 72:25
Total Size: 171 MB

01 Mae West – A Guy What Takes His Time (2:38)
02 Ray Noble & His Orchestra – Oh, You Nasty Man (3:06)
03 Helen Kane – Do Something (2:36)
04 Sippie Wallace – Bedroom Blues (3:12)
05 Hunter & Jenkins – Lollypop (2:57)
06 Clara Smith – For Sale (Hannah Johnson’s Big Jack Ass) (2:58)
07 Ruth Wallis – The Pistol Song (3:02)
08 Lucille Bogan – Coffee Grindin’ Blues (3:24)
09 Georgia Tom – Terrible Operation Blues (2:50)
10 Roosevelt Sykes – The Honey Dripper (2:41)
11 Blind Boy Fuller – What’s That Smell Like (2:41)
12 The Light Crust Doughboys – Give Me Some Of That (2:26)
13 Barrell House Annie – If You Don’t Force It (2:48)
14 Washboard Sam – I’m Gonna Keep My Hair Parted (2:36)
15 Bo Carter – Ram Rod Daddy (2:57)
16 Hannah May – Pussy Cat Pussy Cat (2:41)
17 Walter Davis – I Think You Need A Shot (3:22)
18 Napoleon Fletcher – She Showed It All (2:32)
19 Lonnie Johnson – Wipe It Off (3:17)
20 Lil Johnson – Meat Balls (2:52)
21 Kokomo Arnold – ‘Cause You’re Dirty (2:59)
22 Mississippi Sheiks – Driving That Thing (3:23)
23 Art McKay – She Squeezed My Lemon (2:38)
24 Big Bill Broonzy – Horny Frog (3:02)
25 Jimmie Gordon – She Smells Good Meat (2:34)

Dirty blues encompasses forms of blues music that deal with socially taboo subjects, including sexual acts and/or references to drug use of some kind. Due to the sometimes graphic subject matter, such music was often banned from radio and only available on a jukebox. The style was most popular in the years before World War II and had a revival in the 1960s.
Many songs used innuendo, slang terms, or double entendres, such as Lil Johnson’s "Press My Button (Ring My Bell)" ("Come on baby, let’s have some fun/Just put your hot dog in my bun"). However, some were very explicit. The most extreme examples were rarely recorded at all, Lucille Bogan’s obscene song Shave ’em Dry (1935) being a rare example ("by far the most explicit blues song preserved at a commercial pre-war recording session").
The more noteworthy musicians who utilised the style included Bo Carter, Bull Moose Jackson, Myra Johnson, The Lamplighters, Harlem Hamfats, Wynonie Harris, and Hank Ballard and The Midnighters.

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