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Various – Raunchy Women’s Blues – I Ain’t A Gamblin’ Woman, I Got Such-A Rowdy Ways – 1923-1929 – 4CD

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Raunchy, rowdy, raucous … blueswomen take the lead.

Raunchy African American women’s blues. And apart from raunchiness - itself capable of inspiring violent reactions - much of the material here would have been fraught with danger. Any expression of independence carried with it the threat of a racist response.
This is a celebration of lesser known singers, from the early blues era featuring an approximate CD’s-worth by Clara Smith, Lucille Bogan, and Lil Johnson. A fourth, Moanin’ Bernice Edwards has only 14 vocal sides to her name, so she’s supplemented by four Texas Blueswomen: Hociel Thomas, Sippie Wallace, Bessie Tucker and Victoria Spivey. We cover rural, urban and vaudeville blues styles.
What must be emphasised is that these women were transgressive in at least two ways. First, they dared to dominate at a time when women were expected to to be submissive. Second, in their celebration - albeit euphemistic - of sex they risked outraging the prudish majority.
So… here are kitchen utensils, fish, fowl and even cabbage deployed to conjure up the most carnal of images. But that’s as far as we go. Half the fun is working out these song’s true meaning for yourself.

Track Listing:

CD1: Clara Smith: 1. Every Woman’s Blues -   2. Awful Moanin’ Blues -   3. Waitin’ For The Evenin’ Mail -   4. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down -   5. Cold Weather Blues -   6. Mean Papa Turn In You Key -   7. Don’t Advertise Your Man -   8. Back Woods Blues -   9. Done Sold My Soul To The Devil -   10. Nobody Knows The Way I Feel Dis Morning -   11. My Good-for-nuthin’ Man -   12. Shipwrecked Blues -   13. Kitchen Mechanic Blues -   14. I’m Tired Of Being Good -   15. Alley Rat Blues -   16. Jelly Bean Blues -   17. Whip It To A Jelly -   18. How’m I Doin’ -   19. Ease It -   20. Black Woman’s Blues -   21. Black Cat Moan -   22. Jelly Look What You Done Done -   23. Steamboat Man Blues -   24. Daddy Don’t Put That Thing On Me -   25. It’s Tight Like That

CD2: Lucille Bogan: 1. Kind Stella Blues -  2. Jim Tampa Blues -   3. Women Won’t Need No Men -   4. New Way Blues -   5. Pay Roll Blues -   6. My Georgia Grind -   7. Whisky Selling Blues -   8. They Ain’t Walking No More -   9. Sloppy Drunk Blues -   10. Alley Boogie -   11. Crawlin’ Lizard Blues -   12. Struttin’ My Stuff -   13. Black Angel Blues -   14. Walking Blues -   15. Baking Powder Blues -   16. Groceries On The Shelf -   17. Hungry Man’s Scuffle -   18. Mean Twister -   19. Pig Iron Sally -   20. I Hate That Train Called The M & O -   21. Sweet Man Sweet Man -   22. Changed Way Blues -   23. Barbecue Bess -   24. BD Woman Blues -   25. Stew Meat Blues -   26. Shave ‘Em Dry (Sexually Explicit Version)

CD3: Lil Johnson: 1. Minor Blues -   2. Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand Do -   3. House Rent Scuffle 4. Anybody Want To Buy My Cabbage -   5. New Shave ‘Em Dry -   6. Shake Man Blues -   7. Buckt’s Got A Hole In It -   8. Keep On Knocking -   9. I Lost My Baby -   10. That Bonus Done Gone Thru - Take 1 -   11. Press My Button (Ring My Bell) -   12. If You Can Dish It (I Can Take It) -   13. You’re Just A Cream Puff (You Can’t Take It) -   14. I’ll Take You To The Cleaners - Take 1 -   15. Goofer Dust Swing -   16. My Stove’s In Good Condition -   17. Meat Balls -   18. Get ‘Em From The Peanut Man -   19. Sam - The Hot Dog Man -   20. Hottest Gal In Town -   21. You Stole My Cherry -   22. Take Your Hand Off It -  23. My Baby Squeeze Me Again - Take 1 -   24. Come And Get It -   25. You Lied Your Last Time -   26. Down At The Old Village Store

CD4: Moaning Bernice Edwards: 1. Sunshine Blues -   2. Lonesome Longing Blues -   3. Mean Man Blues -   4. Long Tall Mama 5. Moaning Blues -   6. Southbound Blues -   7. Hard Hustling Blues -   8. High Powered Mama -   9. Low Down Dirty Shame Blues -   10. Born To Die Blues -   11. Two-way Mind Blues -   12. Jack Of All Trades -   13. Bantam Rooster Blues -   14. Butcher Shop Blues -   Hociel Thomas: 15. Worried Down With The Blues -   16. Fish Tail Dance -   Sippie Wallace: 17. Murder’s Gonna Be My Crime -   18. A Man For Every Day Of The Week -   19. You Gonna Need My Help -   20.I’m A Mighty Tight Woman -   Bessie Tucker: 21. Fort Worth And Denver Blues -   22. Penitentiary -   23. Bessie’s Moan -   24. The Dummy -   25. Key To The Bushes -   Victoria Spivey: 26. Blood Hound Blues -  

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