Archive for September 21st, 2010

Mississippi Sheiks, Bo Carter, Bessie Jackson, Lil Johnson, others – Roots n' Blues: Raunchy Business (1928-39)

Mississippi Sheiks, Bo Carter, Bessie Jackson, Lil Johnson, others – Roots n' Blues: Raunchy Business (1928-39)

by Nick DeRiso I always chuckle when I pull out this Columbia-Legacy compilation, a CD of pre-war tracks that boasts one of those blocky black PARENTAL ADVISORY stickers for explicit lyrics. It’s an album of steadfastly dirty blues songs — though innuendo replaces the jarring language of today’s brazen new world. Still, their very content, even by suggestion, meant manyRead More