Thursday, 20 May 2010

Vintage Filth

I enthused about the Tony Tost's America podcast in my A Cup of Coffee with Johnny Cash post the other week. I am obsessed. Every episode is an education.

Listening to episode four on my walk to work on Tuesday I heard this remarkable track. Apparently in 1953 Jay-Dee Records boss Joe Davis got The Blenders to make this sweary version of their single Don't Play Around With Love.

MP3: The Blenders - Don't Fuck Around With Love

Hearing that reminded me of the notorious (and far filthier) alternate take of the Lucille Bogan track Shave 'Em Dry. This was recorded with Josh White in 1935. Prepare yourselves.

MP3: Lucille Bogan - Shave 'Em Dry

Find it on Shave 'Em Dry: The Best of Lucille Bogan

Apologies if that pair of corkers offended anyone. Parental guidance service will resume shortly.

Related Links
Tony Tost's America - full podcast archive and tracklist
WFMU: Warm My Weiner - loads more filthy oldies


Unknown said...

I'm really glad I stumbled across this. Thank you!!!

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