Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Grown up songs - for the over 75's!

BloodyParadise's posting of Harry Roy's 'My Girl's Pussy', got me thinking how many other 'single entendre' songs were recorded in the 30's and 40's. Here's another one I found by Lucille Bogan and another by Bo Carter.


sourpus said...

For those with an (ahem) interest in such things, here's a list of other 'classics' of this kind to check out:

You Can't Tell The Difference After Dark - Alberta Hunter
New Rubbing On That Darn Old Thing - Oscar's Chicago Swingers
He Hadn't Up Till Yesterday - Sophie Tucker
I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woogie Now - Oscar's Chicago Swingers
Bring It On Home To Grandma - The Mississippi Mud Mashers
Wet It (Let The Good Work Go On) - Frankie 'Halfpint' Jaxon with the Harlem Hamfats
Nobody's Sweetheart - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Daddy, You Got Ev'rything - Mary Dixon
My Handy Man - Ethel Waters
Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama - Butterbeans & Suzi
Press My Button, Ring My Bell - Lil Johnson & Black Bob
Try And Get It - Bea Foote
Don't Tear My Clothes No.2 - State Street Swingers
Black Snake Blues - Victoria Spivey
Street Walkin' Blues - Washboard Rhythm Kings
My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) - Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band with Frankie 'Halfpint' Jaxon
Caught Us Doin' It - The Hokum Blues
Organ Grinder Blues - Clarence Williams
Electric Man - Buddy Burton & Irene Sanders
Shake It, Baby - Blind Boy Fuller
The Hottest Stuff In Town - Bob Howe & Frankie Griggs
Pussy, Pussy, Pussy - The Light Crust Doughboys
A Guy What Takes His Time - Mae West
No Wonder She's A Blushing Bride - Art Fowler & His Ukulele

Blimpy said...

And here's me thinking that modern pop stars should make more creative effort to disguise the filth they sing about - currently in the charts are lyrics about "take a ride on my disco stick", something about sucking a lollipop, and that "poke-her-face" song that's been around for ages.

Despite the lift based video, I don't think when the Sugababes sang "push my button" they meant elevators, or did they?

shanesane said...

Any where else but the UK and "push my button" is just a promo tool - "have a badge" they are saying.. obviously.

AliMunday said...

Gosh, you mean there were normal people in those days, too?

BloodyParadise said...

great research! dig the dirt!

ToffeeBoy said...

Well I'm sorry, but that's just rude ...

Blimpy said...

also tonight, random surfin the net has lead me to a claim about the content of a Girls Aloud song, that quite frankly is brilliantly filthy.

"Something Kinda Oooh" is a song that both my wife and 5 year old happily sing (esp in the car), and was a top 5 hit in the last year or so.

But what's it about?

"Something kinda ooooh
Jumpin on my toot toot
Something 'side of me
Wants some part of you, ooh

Something kinda oooh
Bumping in the back room
Something 'side of me
Wanting what you do, ooooh"

Draw your own conclusions..........