Saturday, 5 December 2009

Risky Blues





Side 1
1. Bullmoose Jackson - Big 10 Inch Record
2. The Swallows - It Ain't The Meat
3. The Midnighters - Annie Had A Baby
4. Wynonie Harris - Wasn't That Good?
5. The Checkers - Don't Stop Dan
6. Wynonie Harris - Lovin' Machine
7. Lucky Millinder - Silent George

Side 2
1. The Dominoes - 60 Minute Man
2. Robert Henry - Somethin's Gone Wrong With My Lovin' Machine
3. Jesse Powell and Fluffy Hunter - The Walkin' Blues
4. Wynonie Harris - Keep On Churnin'
5. Bullmoose Jackson - I Want A Bowlegged Woman
6. Todd Rhodes - Rocket 69
7. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Mountain Oysters

Download from here:


Originally issued in 1971 as King KS 1133, this LP predated the similarly themed double album Gabe's Dirty Blues which is another collection of double entendre R&B from the King / Federal / DeLuxe group of labels.

One glance at the tracklist is all you need to get an idea of the salacious goings on contained in these tracks. But to the pure, all things are pure so you only have yourself to blame if you find anything risque or offensive in innocent 1940s /1950s titles such as "Big Ten Inch", "Keep On Churnin'", "It Ain't The Meat, It's The Motion" and "Rocket 69." It's all good clean fun I tells ya! My pussonal favourite is definitely "I Want A Bowlegged Woman." Something about bass fiddle playing, I think.

Joan has contributed a selection of salty scans and these are included in the download. A feast for the eyes.






10 comments:

hamfat said...

How great it is to see this album again. When these King reissues (you can see some of the others on the back cover) came out in the early 70s they were a revelation to a lot of us.
The music sounds just as good today as when I first heard it.
Thanks again.

boogiewoody said...

Thanks Hamfat. I started picking up on the King reissues towards the end of the 70s. Wynonie Harris, Roy Brown, Little Willie John, Eddie Vinson, Little Willie Littlefield, the Old King Gold series ... they were indeed a revelation!

the doc said...

nice!! I bought this record in the 70's and it long ago passed out of my hands. Glad to have it again!

Anonymous said...

And here I was trying so hard to be "nice" for Santa. I guess I'll just hafta put this on and be Naughty! Thanks - d.

Red Neckerson said...

When I was going to college about the time the Odyssey was written, Seattle's University District was teaming with used and bootleg vinyl emporiums. I came across this Lp in the cutout bin for $1.49 which I readily plunked down and immediately went back to my basement apartment turned on the philco end table record player and partied with my three six packs of generic beer until the landlord came down stairs and threaten to have thrown out. After two beers and a shot of Fighting Cock Whiskey he began to see things my way and told me tales of days in the juke joints and bars. Then his wife came down and threaten to throw us both out and the jig was up! Good Music can make the cheapest of beer and the worst of whiskey palatable. Thanks!

boogiewoody said...

Now that's what I call a comment! Thanks Red for sharing your memories of drunken dissipation and blasting the real rhythm 'n' blues. I'm listening to "It Ain't The Meat (It's The Motion)" right now. Superb stuff.

the family cat said...

The Risque Blues? Think of this as comedy and you're somewhere near.

Anonymous said...

When you can't get a lil' pussy (cat, I mean!), then a lil' pussy music soothes the soul - thanks for the memories!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note of thanks for not only this record but for the entire site. I literally stumbled upon it today and I've been grinning ear to ear just looking through the titles. best, ed

Schmalx said...

sounds like an interesting compilation, but both links are dead. Could you reup, please.
Thanx