Five Precepts Blues; #3.2 – Hokum Blues

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During the 1920’s, a humorous type of blues arose,  lasting into the late 1930’s. These songs made use of euphemisms to make sexual innuendos that even today, remain absolutely hilarious.

Here is a Yazoo compilation, Please Warm My Weiner, of some of the best know Hokum recordings, during their prime. They don’t use any explicit language, but you still might not want to play this to people who aren’t your friends!

1. WHISTLING BOB HOWE & FRANKIE GRIGGS,
The Coldest Stuff In Town (1935)
2. RUFUS & BEN QUILLIAN,
Satisfaction Blues (1930)
3. MEMPHIS MINNIE,
Banana Man Blues (1934)
4. BUTTERBEANS & SUSIE,
Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama (1930)
5. TOMMY BRADLEY & JAMES COLE,
Adam And Eve (1930)
6. ROBERT & CHARLIE HICKS,
Darktown Gambling – The Crap Game (1930)
7. HOKUM BOYS,
I Had To Give Up Gym (1929)
8. BO CARTER,
Please Warm My Weiner (1935)
9. PAPA CHARLIE JACKSON,
You Put It In, I’ll Take It Out (1934)
10. YAZOO ALL STARS,
Hometown Skiffle Part 1 (1929)
11. YAZOO ALL STARS,
Hometown Skiffle Part 2 (1929)
12. BUDDIE BURTON,
Ham Fatchet Blues Part 1 (1928)
13. LEOLA B. & KID WESLEY WILSON,
Uncle Joe (1929)
14. GEORGIA TOM & TAMPA RED,
The Alley Crap Game (1928)

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