Episode 19 – Now That’s What I Call A Bit Rude

In this episode, we look at songs that are about sex but from before the sexual revolution. WARNING – this podcast contains words and lyrics that could cause offense (to some).

  • Organ Grinder Blues – Clarence Williams
  • He Hadn’t Up Till Yesterday – Sophie Tucker
  • My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) – Tampa Red’s Hokum Band With Frankie Halfpint Jaxon
  • Fish House Blues – Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom
  • I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl – Bessie Smith
  • Bananas In Your Fruit Basket – Bo Carter
  • Wet It (Let The Good Work Go On) – Frankie Halfpint Jaxon & The Harlem Hamfats
  • You Put It In, I’ll Take It Out – Papa Charlie Jackson
  • You Can’t Tell The Difference After Dark – Alberta Hunter
  • Press My Button, Ring My Bell – Lil Johnson & Black Bob
  • Shave ‘Em Dry – Lucille Bogan
  • Sweet Honey Hole – Blind Boy Fuller
  • Don’t Tear My Clothes No.2 –State Street Swingers
  • Fishin’ Pole – Tom Archia & His All Stars 
  • I Want A Bowlegged Woman – Bull Moose Jackson
  • Long John Blues –Dinah Washington
  • I Want My Fanny Brown – Wynonie Harris
  • Ride Daddy Ride – Fats Noel
  • It Ain’t The Meat It’s The Motion – The Swallows
  • Poon-Tang! – The Treniers
  • The Walkin’ Blues (Walk Right In, Walk Right Out) – Jesse Powell & His Orchestra With Fluffy Hunter 
  • Laundromat Blues – The “5” Royals With Charlie ‘Little Jazz’ Ferguson & His Orchestra
  • (I Love To Play Your Piano) Let Me Bang Your Box – The Toppers
  • Little Girl Sing Ding-a-Ling – David Bartholomew 

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