Thursday, November 04, 2010

Baaad Gurlz of the 30s

I'd heard there were some women blues singers from back in the 20s and 30s doing some pretty raunchy numbers, but I figured it would be more obvious innuendo with maybe a four-letter word thrown in for spice. I've never actually heard any recordings until today when I was doing some musical exploration on YouTube from Etta James to Muddy Waters and on to Lil Gizelle and Big Mama Thornton. Then I saw this from Lucille Bogan.

I wish the recording quality of this was better, and I'm not sure why the last minute of the clip has no audio at all, but it's a whopper.

And dear friends, trust the konagod when I say this is probably NOT SAFE FOR WORK.