Coffee Grindin’ Blues: Lucille Bogan

Clever wording to hide the sexual references. It was recorded in 1927.

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5 Comments on “Coffee Grindin’ Blues: Lucille Bogan”

  1. Pete Says:

    I have a recording of Lucille called “Shave ’em Dry” where there no doubts about what she singing. Every word we were not suppose to know when we 6 year olds (lol)

    • Kat Says:

      I love the innuendo-it is so clever and she sings it so well. How she got ny the censors I’ll never know!

      • Pete Says:

        The one I have was a surviving acetate & no innuendo was needed. (lol)

        There are amazing examples what did get pass the censor. Even some things got a release that were subsquently withdrawn when somebody woke up to what exactly the singer was saying. A good example was “Everybody’s Truckin’ ” by Smokey Wood & & his Wood Chips.

  2. Kat Says:

    Now when I watch TV I am totally amazed at what is acceptable. A character on regular TV, not cable, called her two former husbands pricks and I heard asshole not long ago. It’s unbelievable how wide the parameters have become.

    Back in those days, maybe it was only the obvious they caught!

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