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Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
07-Oct-03 - 08:25 AM
Thread Name: Discussion: Playing Filthy Lyrics
Subject: RE: Discussion: Playing Filthy Lyrics
I admit to singing my share of these when I was in the Sea Cadets, though the Scouts frowned on them - I remember being censured for pretending to be drunk in a campfire skit (well, the Scout leaders WERE "'ymn-singin' Methodies")!
    However when I became adult (?), I preferred more subtle innuendo-I'm a great fan of the Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Jack Dupree, George Melly line of "bawdieville" songs: Hot Dog Man, Put a Little Sugar in My Bowl, Kitchen Man, Garbage Man, Under Your Hood etc.
This genre is celebrated in a new George Melly series: "Filthy Jazz" starting on BBC Radio 2 tonight at 21.30 British Summer Time. I'll be out at the jazz club but will catch it later online.