doctorow at March 1st, 2014 18:02 — #1
scott72 at March 1st, 2014 18:21 — #2
50's? Shave em Dry was recorded in 1935, as far as I know. Bogan was dead by '48.
tobinl at March 1st, 2014 18:30 — #3
Yeah thats definitely 30s from the sound and thats yeah... a bit more to the point than Bessie Smith.
glennf at March 1st, 2014 19:13 — #4
Hi! You're confusing Cory's headline with the body of the article — a chunk of the article is about the 1950s and the transition, but the quoted part is from tracing some of the history back decades before that.
taniwha at March 1st, 2014 20:22 — #5
Let's not forget the Asylum Stree Spanker's reprise of Lucille's Shave 'Em Dry
And their other work in the same oeuvre:
leicester at March 1st, 2014 21:06 — #6
I miss the Spankers, sigh.
funruly at March 1st, 2014 21:27 — #7
This is new to me, and glorious.
Is her second line, "I got something between my legs that will make a dead man cum"...was that echoed by the Rolling Stones at the end of Start Me Up? EDIT TO ADD: the internet has already noted this. Short hop from Bawdy Blues to Corproate Jingle.
((I bring this up as someone who for a long time didn't know that the Beatles had borrowed "Here come ol' flattop" from Chuck Berry.))
And, given this is a @doctorow thread, the repeated echos of remix culture across time seems on-topic. And a wonderful thing.
mikesum32 at March 2nd, 2014 12:16 — #8
I heard this in some random reddit thread a while back. I saw a comment that this song was for use in brothels, not for general consumption.
hdenneen at March 5th, 2014 19:05 — #9
Music hasn't changed... Major LAzer- What U Like
doctorow at March 6th, 2014 18:02 — #10
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