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> Sexual Innuendos in Vintage Jazz & American Popular Music, Did that line mean what I think it does?
gregoryagogo
post Apr 23 2007, 03:38 AM
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I was listening to McKinney's Cotton Picker's song: Beedle Um Bum... I started wondering what a Beedle Um Bum was... and there is this one line about having the "best Beedle Um Bum down in Tennessee"...

The shape of a girl in a tight skirt looks like a beetle... and bum?... Gregory's translation: "best piece of ass down in Tennessee"!!!! Am I way far off on this on? Then this man gets quite nasty with his scatting!! Sounds like a guy gettin' all excited about talking about his hot chick.

Then I got to thinking about their other song, "Four Or Five Times"... this lyric goes, "There is delight, doin' things right, 4 or 5 times"... My mind goes to "doin' it"...

A bunch of Black male musicians? Come on!

What is your opinion on this? What are some other songs that have Risque or double meaning lyric?

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post Apr 23 2007, 04:34 AM
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QUOTE(gregoryagogo @ Apr 22 2007, 10:38 PM) *
What is your opinion on this? What are some other songs that have Risque or double meaning lyric?

Actually, I think Jimmy Noone's Apex Club Orchestra's My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) has only ONE meaning, but I may be wrong...

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post Apr 23 2007, 06:16 PM
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They say Rock-n-Roll was the devils music because of the innate sexuality... I say this has been going on for quite some time!!


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post Apr 24 2007, 11:28 PM
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I know, you can take it to be just a name of a dance but...

On the night we did the BOOM BOOM by the Sea...


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post Apr 24 2007, 11:49 PM
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QUOTE(laughland @ Apr 24 2007, 04:28 PM) *
I know, you can take it to be just a name of a dance but...

On the night we did the BOOM BOOM by the Sea...


A thought Boom Boom was you know... BOOM BOOM!!!


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post Apr 25 2007, 01:24 AM
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On June 3, 1923, "King Oliver's Jazz Band" asked the musical question,

"Where Did You Stay Last Night?"

Group features: Joe "King" Oliver - lead Cornet, Louis Armstrong - 2nd Cornet, Johnny Dodds - Clarinet.


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post Apr 25 2007, 05:05 AM
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I reckon nearly every other song was about how to make it with your girl, the list is endless..........., the 'collegiate' songs, songs about automobiles ; how to use a rumble seat effectively....or being busy in their Lizzie, even an electric horn could get you a girl.

Then there was the old verandah, "If you can't land her on the old verandah, you wont land her at all".

There was Cliff Edwards being "a bear in a ladies boudoir", or "giving it to Mary with love".

Sophie Tucker told us how her man "hadn't up until yesterday, but I guess he will tonight"

Mae West liked a "guy what takes his time"....and we haven't even got around to Bessie Smith... smile.gif
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post Apr 25 2007, 07:04 AM
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The mention of Mae West reminded me of a line from one of her films.
It may've been "Belle of the 90's" with Victor McLaglen, but anyway she's standing at the top of a flight of stairs,
and as McLaglen (?) comes to the bottom of them and looks up at her she says something similar to:

"Hello there big boy.... is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?"


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post Apr 25 2007, 07:58 PM
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Here's one:

My Handy Man -- Ethel Waters (1928)

I have drawers full of cassette tapes of 1920s and 30s recordings that I taped off of the radio over the years -- some of the cassettes go back 25 years! I have one recording that I think is by Butter Beans and Susan -- unfortunately I don't know the exact artist or title -- where they actually used the F-word.
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post May 4 2007, 12:56 AM
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Hello everyone,

Haven't posted here for a long time. But have been enjoying reading everyone's posts all the while. Hope you had a wonderfull birthday Gregory! I think the sexual innuendo subject is pretty interesting. Here is one that you might find interesting: :rolleyes:The song is "Make My Cot Where The Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows" by Red Nichol's Stompers. And another one that is not quite in line with sexual innuendos, but I think the song is a riot, is the Georgia melodians version of "Red Hot Henry Brown.


P.S. I do not yet know how to post a link. Both of the above mentioned songs are from the now ailing Red Hot Jazz site. I would be very greatful is some one could expain to me how this is done.

Thanks to all!! smile.gif rolleyes.gif
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post May 4 2007, 01:55 AM
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Yeah, give it to Mary, baby!!!! Yeah!!!

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post Jun 7 2007, 01:16 AM
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In the Leo Reismn song, "'S Been A Long Time In Between Time", the lyric:

"I haven't poured any honey on your sugar in a long long time"

Is it my dirty mind, or is that just blatent?


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post Jun 7 2007, 03:19 AM
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QUOTE(rostok @ May 3 2007, 07:56 PM) *
:rolleyes:The song is "Make My Cot Where The Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows" by Red Nichol's Stompers. And another one that is not quite in line with sexual innuendos, but I think the song is a riot, is the Georgia melodians version of "Red Hot Henry Brown.

I like both of them, so I'm happy to post them for you:

Make My Cot Where the Cot- Cot- Cotton Grows

Red Hot Henry Brown, always one of my favorites by any orchestra!

QUOTE(gregoryagogo @ Jun 6 2007, 08:16 PM) *
In the Leo Reismn song, "'S Been A Long Time In Between Time", the lyric:
"I haven't poured any honey on your sugar in a long long time"
Is it my dirty mind, or is that just blatent?

Yes...

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post Jun 7 2007, 06:01 AM
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The all-time great song along this vein is "My Girl's Pussy." I thought I had a copy or heard a very scratchy copy of his by Jack Hylton, of all people. Anyway, I thought it was a British band. It's actually has very clever lyrics (that become dirty only in one's mind) and an absolutely wonderful peppy beat. It was later recorded (the copy I have) by R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Seranaders. I first heard it on Dr. Demento many years ago. A great song! Does anyone (aha to stump Goodolddays!) have the early 20s to 30s version of this? Best, Gart
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post Jun 7 2007, 03:29 PM
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QUOTE(Gart @ Jun 7 2007, 01:01 AM) *
The all-time great song along this vein is "My Girl's Pssy." I thought I had a copy or heard a very scratchy copy of his by Jack Hylton, of all people. Anyway, I thought it was a British band. It's actually has very clever lyrics (that become dirty only in one's mind) and an absolutely wonderful peppy beat. It was later recorded (the copy I have) by R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Seranaders. I first heard it on Dr. Demento many years ago. A great song! Does anyone (aha to stump Goodolddays!) have the early 20s to 30s version of this? Best, Gart

This isn't the one you asked about but you reminded me of this rather unique song...
The Light Crust Doughboys - Pssy Pssy Pssy (1938)

I think I can find a version of the one you are looking for by Harry Roy his Bat Club Boys. Lemme check...

OK, here it is: Harry Roy his Bat Club Boys (1931) - vocals by Bill Currie and Harry Roy.

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